Sandy, Utah (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 - InXpress franchisee owners Tom Morris and Craig Hendricks of Provo, Utah were honored this month by theInternational Franchise Association (IFA) with its annual Franchisee of the Year award.
Franchise owner-operators representing 36 franchise systems were recognized on September 16, 2013 during the IFA’s 14th Annual Public Affairs Conference for outstanding performance and contributions made to enhance the growth and development of franchising.
"The franchising community is an important part of the U.S. economy due to the hard work of franchisees," said IFA Chairman Steve Romaniello, managing director, Roark Capital Group. "The IFA is proud to recognize the outstanding efforts of the Provo InXpress franchise owners with the Franchisee of the Year award. We thank them not only for their work to promote franchising, but for the contributions they make every day to demonstrate how local business owners propel the economy in communities across the country."
"Tom Morris and Craig Hendricks have done a great job with the Provo InXpress franchise," said Dustin Hansen, CEO of InXpress USA. "We celebrate their success and recognition by the International Franchise Association as a 2013 Franchisee of the Year."
Craig Hendricks and Tom Morris have owned their InXpress franchise since September 2009 and currently rank as the top producing InXpress franchise worldwide.
"We’ve been successful at increasing our client base and revenue each year," said Craig Hendricks, Provo InXpress franchise owner. "The InXpress business model, tools and systems have allowed us to operate with low overhead and benefit from accelerated growth."
The Franchisee of the Year award is a major component of the IFA’s Public Affairs Conference, which brings more than 400 franchise business leaders together annually in Washington, D.C. to carry the key messages of franchising to lawmakers on Capitol Hill. During the two-day event, franchise industry leaders met with more 200 congressional offices about issues important to the future of franchising such as tax certainty, health care reform, immigration and access to credit.
The Public Affairs Conference is a powerful way to help forward IFA’s advocacy efforts and further increase awareness about how franchising contributes to economic recovery and job growth. The event is supported by founding sponsor ADP Small Business Services.
According to a study conducted on the economic impact of franchising by PricewaterhouseCoopers for the IFA Educational Foundation, there are more than 825,000 franchised businesses in operation in the U.S., which is indirectly responsible for providing 18 million jobs and generating $2.1 trillion in economic output.
"As Washington works to strengthen and renew our economy, lawmakers should remember that franchising is important in local communities across the country," Romaniello said. "With sound regulatory policies, franchise businesses can create the jobs necessary for sustained U.S. economic recovery and growth."
The International Franchise Association (IFA) is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. Celebrating 50 years of excellence, education and advocacy, IFA protects, enhances and promotes franchising through government relations, public relations and educational programs. IFA members include franchise companies in more than 90 different business categories, individual franchisees and companies that support the industry in marketing, law and business development. For more information visit Franchise.org.
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