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Each year, Franchise Update Media presents its MVP Awards to multi-unit franchisees in several categories of excellence. The company’s annual STAR Awards recognize top franchise performers in the area of franchise development, recruitment, and responsiveness. See the lists of winners, who represent the best and brightest in the industry, and learn from their best practices.

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2018 STAR Award honorees interviewed on their winning recruitment practices.
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Second-generation McDonald's franchisee Paul Booth, Jr., is living up to his family legacy in more ways than one.
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When Hurricane Harvey devastated Greater Houston in 2017, staff and management at the local Primrose Schools leapt to the aid of area communities--without being prompted by franchise owners Lou Ann and Michael McLaughlin, who were dealing with flooding at their own home.
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Joe Brumit's passion for people epitomizes a Noble Cause MVP Award winner.
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Angelo Crowell, a Jersey Mike's multi-unit franchisee, credits a sit-down with his big brother for his fast start to franchising success.
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Retaining great employees is the key to success in franchising, or in any business for that matter. This is especially true in retail businesses, where your company is represented by the people who deal directly with your customers
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Selecting the winners for our annual Most Valuable Performer (MVP) Awards means analyzing applications submitted on behalf of some of the best multi-unit franchisees in the business.
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The previous How-To Franchising Guide story detailed the growing role of minorities in franchising and provided a list of online resources to help minorities enter and succeed in franchising.
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Mark H. Friedman has 25 years of management consultant experience crafting high-end, multi-million-dollar turnaround strategies for large companies.
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Kevin Kelly, a decorated fighter pilot, credits his 25 years of active duty for his strategic focus on the big picture in his multi-unit franchise business.
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Kix Mobile, an emerging cellphone exchange franchise, is less than a year old. But as a pre-registrant for the annual Franchise Leadership & Development Conference, Paul Wolbert, Kix's director and CEO, signed up to be mystery shopped by a team of sales and lead generation experts.
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For the first time in the 19-year history of the Franchise Leadership & Development Conference (FLDC), more than 500 top-level franchising executives gathered for franchising's premier sales and development event.
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Not only is Ben & Jerry's franchisee Karen Morse a veteran of serving up the brand's mantra of peace, love, and ice cream, she strives to scoop it forward.
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If there is a way to see or hear the Sport Clips name, Johnny Weber will make it happen. Weber, the brand's largest franchisee with 56 stores, and recipient of the 2017 MVP Single Brand Leadership Award, is all about spreading the word on the brand--all day, every day, in every way.
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John Ponczoch believes there is always a way to make someone's day.
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Wendy's Hall of Fame franchisee Eddie Rodriguez is all about mega growth--one restaurant at a time.
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When Bret Stewart was growing up, he dreamed of being a doctor so he could help people. Life may have led him down a different path, but his desire to positively influence the lives of those around him is realized every day.
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Todd and Audra Fetter, winners of the 2017 MVP Influencer Award for a Husband & Wife Team, have always had a team approach to marriage, but the decision to become hands-on franchisees has changed the playing field for communicating as a couple.
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When it comes to making his mark and doing good, Brendon Ayanbadejo, recipient of this year's Pro Athlete Influencer MVP Award, wants you to know he is just getting started.
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Anand D. (Andy) Patel is the recipient of the 2017 American Dream MVP Award for achieving remarkable success in the U.S. with multiple brands.
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Multi-unit and multi-brand operators continue to grow in both numbers and size--and so does attendance at the Multi-Unit Franchising Conference.
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Multi-Unit Franchisee magazine honored franchisee excellence at the annual Most Valuable Performer (MVP) Awards ceremony at this year's Multi-Unit Franchising Conference, April 23–26 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
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After 25 years in the restaurant business, Mike Richey knows that an offer of a dollar more per hour from a competitor can be too much for an employee to refuse.
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Veronica Jordan was determined to trade in her 9-to-5 desk job for something more creative and profitable. In 2012, after searching for 3 years, she came across a Facebook ad that inspired her to unleash her inner entrepreneur.
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