Strengthening the Franchisor/Franchisee Relationship Panel Discussion sponsored by New England Franchise Association

March 18, 2014 // // WOBURN, MA - The franchising industry is often viewed as a tenuous balance between the franchise organization and the local franchisee. "Strengthening the Franchisor/Franchisee Relationship" is the topic of the next New England Franchise Association (NEFA) event set for Tuesday, April 29, from 10 AM – 1:30 PM. In addition to the panel discussion, the event will include NEFA’s 2013 awards presentation, a buffet lunch and networking. The event is sponsored by NEFA member Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), franchisor of The Goddard School.

The panel discussion will be held at the Hilton Woburn, 2 Forbes Road, Woburn, Massachusetts, 01801. Pre-registration is required. Register on or before April 15 for a discounted rate - $39 for franchisors/franchisees and $ 59 for suppliers. After April 15, the cost is an additional $20 per person.

Eric Stites of Franchise Business Review and Evan Hackel of Ingage Consulting will moderate a panel of current franchisors and franchisees.

About NEFA

New England Franchise Association (NEFA) is the trade organization for franchisors and franchisees in the region. The mission of NEFA is to bring franchise executives, franchisees and suppliers together to share ideas for success.

Franchising more than ever before, has an unprecedented opportunity to make a major positive impact on the future New England economy. In a 2001-05 study conducted by PriceWaterhouseCoopers on behalf of the International Franchise Association (IFA) found that in New England over 875,000 jobs are a result of franchising, the total output is over 100 billion dollars a year, and there are over 35,000 franchise establishments in the six New England states.

About Goddard Systems, Inc.

Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), franchisor of The Goddard Schoolâ preschools, was recently named the No. 1 Childcare Franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur Magazine for the thirteenth consecutive year (January 2014) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales) by Franchise Times for the seventh consecutive year (October 2013). Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses over 400 franchised schools with more than 45,000 students in 35 states. The Goddard School’s AdvancED and Middle States-accredited F.L.EX.® Learning Program, a comprehensive play-based curriculum developed with early childhood education experts, provides the best childhood preparation for social and academic success. With a proven system in place and a strong network of dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier educational childcare provider. For more information, visit

Event Info

Space is limited. For more information and to reserve a seat for this event, please visit the New England Franchise Association via the organization's website or email to

SOURCE Goddard Systems, Inc.


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