June 14, 2012
Source: Market Pulse
The Filta Franchise Network recently held its first Franchise Advisory Council (FAC) meeting for the 2012 – 2014 session. The FAC is made up of seven Filta Franchise Owners elected by their peers for a two year term. The 2012 – 2014 Filta FAC members are: John Lopez from Atlanta, GA, JJ Paul from Birmingham, AL, Allen Whitehead from Philadelphia, PA, Terry Walkerly from Cleveland, OH, Quinn Holub from Austin, TX, Ethan Cohen from San Diego, CA and Bob Smith from Chicago, IL. The FAC members and Filta meet multiple times throughout the year to share best practices, develop new products, offer suggestions to improve the business model and ultimately enhance the communication between the franchisor and Franchise Owners. The elected members have a voice in the strategic plan of franchise and promote common interests among Franchise Owners. Tom Dunn, Filta’s COO and Certified Franchise Executive said, “The Filta FAC is comprised of individual business owners that volunteer their expertise to grow and develop the brand. This is critical to the success of any franchise company.”
A Franchise Advisory Council provides many benefits to the franchise system; the main benefit being candid and open communication. In addition, it ensures Franchise Owners are an integral part of the planning process as the franchise system develops. The FAC annual meeting will be held in Orlando, Fl right before the annual Filta Franchise Conference in July.