The Law Offices of Suzanne C. Cummings & Associates, P.C., hosted the first networking event for the newly-formed Boston Area Women’s Franchise Network (WFN), which is part of the International Franchise Association. The event was held in the Griffin Gallery of the Stoneham Theatre, located Stoneham, MA, on Tuesday evening, October 19th.
The event drew a crowd of over 30 franchising professionals including franchisors, franchisees and a wide variety of suppliers to the industry. Many of the attendees brought information on their business to share with others at the event’s “exchange table.” Everyone was encouraged to provide feedback on the future of the group by filling out a one-page Questionnaire and many new business relationships were formed as a result of the meeting. Plans are already underway for the second meeting, based on the success of the evening.
The Law Offices of Suzanne C. Cummings & Associates in Stoneham, MA, specializes in franchise and business law. Suzanne Cummings is one of the members of the Boston Area WFN committee and also holds a position on the Board of Directors of the New England Franchise Association. Kim Woods, of Franchise Solutions in Portsmouth, NH, and Kathy Troknya, of Learning Express, Inc. in Devens, MA, are also on the newly formed committee; the WFN is designed to facilitate relationships among franchising professionals (both women and men) in the Boston area. For further information, please contact Patricia Stiles, (781) 481-9090.