2013 International Franchise Association’s Public Affairs Conference Coming Soon
The 2013 International Franchise Association’s (IFA) Public Affairs Conference will be held on September 16th and 17th. This Conference serves as a platform for franchisees and franchisors to meet with elected officials to discuss policy as it affects franchised businesses. This year the IFA will meet to discuss policy on taxes, healthcare, immigration reform, work force policy, small business lending, and veterans as franchise small business owners.
The IFA Public Affairs Conference will also feature the Leadership & Franchisee of the Year Awards Dinner. Coverall is proud to announce the IFA will honor Coverall Franchised Business Owner, Damion Jones, of the Coverall Master Support Center in Louisville, KY as a Franchisee of the Year.
On behalf of the Coverall System, Rick Ascolese, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and Les Wharton, Chief Legal Officer (CLO) and Vice Chair of the IFA’s Legal/Legislative Committee, will be on hand as the IFA honors Damion, who was also named a 2012 Coverall Franchise Owner of the Year.
Rick and Les are eager to join the IFA and other Franchise leaders in Washington D.C. to advocate for Coverall Franchised Business Owners and the franchise industry.
Les Wharton has served as the Chair of the Legal/Legislative Committee, and the IFA’s Annual Legal Symposium Task Group for the 2004, 2005, and 2006 Symposiums, testified on behalf of the IFA before a Congressional subcommittee conducting a hearing on the FTC Rule on Franchising, and participated in various panels and round tables.