IFA members lend their services to support our nation’s veterans at the Republican Convention



The Republican National Convention may have been delayed one day, but the show is going on at Liberty Plaza, raising money for local charities and supporting our nation’s veterans.  Located next to the Times Bay Forum, and hosted by Citizens Helping Heroes, a non-profit group out of Washington D.C, the venue will be the center for events and concerts during the week of Convention.

The cleaning franchise Jani-King is volunteering their services to Liberty Plaza and doing their part in helping veterans find jobs.  “It’s part of our VetFran program that we do with the International Franchise Association to support our troops as they return from overseas, helping them integrate back into the economy and society,” Jani-King’s Regional Director David Shahan told ABC Tampa. Jani-King also has its own program to help veterans, offering discounts off the initial franchise fee.

Military members will be invited to all events taking place at Liberty Plaza this week, which is why the owner of the local Hurricane Grill got involved with the cause. “We’ve been a part of the IFA’s veterans’ program for a long time, and whenever we get a chance we like to help our veterans get back into business,” said owner Bob Rodi.

IFA’s VetFran program includes nearly 500 IFA franchisor member companies offering financial incentives, training and mentoring to veterans interested in small business ownership and/or a career path in franchising.

To view the full interview on ABC, please click here.