LAS VEGAS (PRWEB)
March 02, 2023
The International Franchise Association (IFA) today named LuAnn Martinson, owner of an Owl Be There franchise in Charlotte, NC, as a 2023 Franchisee of the Year. Martinson was honored at the 63rd IFA Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, for being an outstanding franchise establishment owner-operator.
“Franchisee of the Year recipients represent the best in franchising,” said Matthew Haller, president and CEO of the International Franchise Association. “This is the highest honor IFA awards to individual franchisees, and local business owners like LuAnn Martinson exemplify the power of franchising and its positive contributions to communities around the world.”
The Franchisee of the Year Award, sponsored by IFA’s partner Paychex, recognizes leading franchise owners from IFA member brands whose outstanding performance and contributions help protect, enhance, and promote the franchise business model. Nominated by their parent company, individuals are selected for their service to their communities, fostering a strong and vibrant workforce, opening the doors for career growth and entrepreneurship, and supporting their fellow franchisees.
Owl Be There is a franchise opportunity featuring a network of independent, home-based senior referral specialists who work with seniors and their families to determine the most suitable option for their care level and living arrangements. Since launching her home-based Owl Be There business in Sep. 2021, LuAnn Martinson has become a model of excellence for the brand, as well as her fellow franchisees. “LuAnn personifies the mission of Owl Be There, which is to improve the lives of seniors by providing wise guidance around senior living and care,” stated Laura Greenwood, president of Owl Be There franchising. “She’s become a senior-inspired diplomat for the senior care network and senior adult population in Charlotte, NC, and sits on the board of our Founders Circle Franchisee Advisory Council. On behalf of everyone at Owl Be There, we enthusiastically congratulate LuAnn for being selected as one of the IFA’s Franchisee of the Year recipients.”
There are approximately 800,000 franchised businesses across the U.S., providing over 8.4 million direct jobs and generating over $800 billion in economic output. According to Oxford Economics, franchising on average provides higher wages and better benefits than non-franchised businesses, as well as greater entrepreneurial opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, and other underrepresented communities.
About Owl Be There
Owl Be There is a franchise opportunity featuring a network of independent, home-based senior referral specialists who work with seniors and their families to determine the most suitable option for their care level and living arrangements. Owl Be There consultants offer white-glove, concierge-level service at no cost to seniors and their families and are compensated by the brand’s network of senior living facilities and care providers. Owl Be There is currently recruiting new franchise owners in 40 U.S. states, with a standard territory size based on a minimum population of 400,000 residents. The franchise opportunity requires no previous senior or healthcare experience and provides both comprehensive training and ongoing support for its network of referral specialists. For more information, please visit http://www.owlbetherefranchise.com.
About the International Franchise Association:
Celebrating over 60 years of excellence, education, and advocacy, the International Franchise Association (IFA) is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. IFA works through its government relations and public policy, media relations, and educational programs to protect, enhance and promote franchising and the approximately 790,492 franchise establishments that support nearly 8.4 million direct jobs, $825.4 billion of economic output for the U.S. economy, and almost 3 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). IFA members include franchise companies in over 300 different business format categories, individual franchisees, and companies that support the industry in marketing, law, technology, and business development.