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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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  • Helen Bond
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Joe Brumit's passion for people epitomizes a Noble Cause MVP Award winner.
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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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  • Helen Bond
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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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  • Helen Bond
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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.
  • Helen Bond
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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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  • Debbie Selinsky
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