Veterans: Register for VetFran’s Focus on Franchising at McDonald’s Hamburger University

VetFran at Hamburger U

On May 10th VetFran is staging a daylong program for 150 veterans at McDonald’s Hamburger University outside Chicago.  The free program is designed to enable veterans to assess franchising and its opportunities and will cover the fundamentals of franchising, legal issues, and franchise finance.  Speakers will include industry leaders and Board members of the International Franchise Association

Please click here to register.

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Featured speakers:

John Kujawa, (Coast Guard veteran) Vice President, Global Franchising, McDonald’s
Steve Caldeira, President and CEO, International Franchise Association
Marc Heuermann, (Illinois Air National Guard veteran), RadioShack franchisee
Richard J. Morey, General Counsel, International Franchise Association, Partner, DLA Piper
Michael Seid, (US Army veteran) CEO, MSA Worldwide and co-author of Franchising for Dummies (Wiley, 2006)
Mary Kennedy Thompson (USMC veteran), President, Mr. Rooter, former franchisee
Joe Lindenmayer (USMC veteran), President & COO, TSS Photography, IFA VetFran Chairman
Rich Bradshaw (USAF, USNR veteran), Senior Vice President of SBA Lending, TD Bank


10:00 Welcoming remarks and brief introduction to franchising (John Kujawa, Steve Caldeira)
10:15 – 10:30 A Veteran’s perspective (Marc Heuermann, RadioShack)
10:30 – 11:45 Franchise Finance 101 (Richard Bradshaw, SVP, SBA Lending, TD Bank)
11:45 to 12:15 Lunch
12:15- 2:30 Franchising 101 (Michael Seid, MSA Worldwide, Richard J. Morey, Partner DLA Piper)
2:30 – 3:30 VetFran and veterans in franchising (Joe Lindenmayer, President & CEO, TSS Photography, Mary Kennedy Thompson, President, Mr. Rooter)
3:30 Q&A
4:00 Adjourn

Veteran attendees will be able to join IFA as subscribers and get free admission to the International Franchise Expo.

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