Franchise Services, Inc. (FSI) is built upon a single principle—every
individual has the right to pursue his or her dream. Achieving it,
however, is often met with obstacles and challenges that place that
dream out of reach. To help bridge this gap, FSI is actively involved
with associations that strive to make a difference for those ready to
roll up their shirt sleeves and shoot for the stars.
International Franchise Association (IFA)
“The International Franchise Association protects, enhances, and promotes franchising.”
This has been the organization’s mission statement since 1960 when the International
Franchise Association (IFA) was founded. Today, it is the largest franchise membership
organization in the world and supports franchisors, franchisees and suppliers,
providing a veritable “one-stop shop” for everything having to do with franchising.
IFA promotes best practices in the industry through a membership that adheres to a
set of core values upon which healthy and productive relationships are born and maintained.
The organization provides a wealth of resources, “How to” information, publications,
events and forums to enhance the efforts of those who are building their
futures in franchising.
For more information, visit:
In honor of the men and women who have contributed their lives to the U.S.
military services, the International Franchise Association (IFA) established
the Veterans Transition Franchise Initiative, more widely known as VetFran.
This voluntary effort by members of the IFA offers financial incentives
and discounts to encourage franchise ownership by veterans returning to civilian life.
More than 400 franchise companies currently participate in the program including
Franchise Services, Inc.’s family of brands: Sir Speedy, PIP, Signal Graphics,
MultiCopy and TeamLogic IT.
For more information, visit:
Electronic Document System Foundation (EDSF)
The Electronic Document Systems Foundation (EDSF) was founded in 1996 with the
primary goal of increasing awareness and relevance of the printing and graphic
communications industries. By fostering and supporting education and research
initiatives relating to trends and challenges within these fields,
this non-profit organization attracts the industries’ brightest talent and innovators.
Since its inception, EDSF has awarded more than 277 scholarships to help students
pursue their learning of printing and graphic communications by offsetting the
financial burdens of education. Research grants and mentor programs are
available to students in conjunction with their professors at collegiate
and secondary levels, academic institutions and vocational training organizations.
EDSF also honors those who lead the way in educational programs and industry
contributions with The Excellence in Education Award.
EDSF’s Chairman of the Board is Richard Lowe, President of Sir Speedy.
He continues to steward this venerable organization toward its goal of garnering
and publishing knowledge that will build and grow the future of digital content
as well as those who create and deliver it.
For more information,