New England Franchise Association hosts panel discussion set for November 7


Looking to get your franchisees more profitable more quickly? Join the New England Franchise Association (NEFA) and the region’s top franchisors as they review their best practices of onboarding new franchisees.

The panel is scheduled for Thursday, November 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. followed by lunch and networking from 1 – 2 p.m. and will be held at the Hilton Woburn, 2 Forbes Road, Woburn, Massachusetts, 01801.

The discussion will be led by Evan Hackel, President of Ingage Consulting and a 30 year veteran of the franchise industry.   Panelists from the franchise community will include Ryan Rabideau, Franchise Consultant,  MaidPro; Steven Rafky, CEO, Padgett Business Services; and Diane Danielson, Chief Platform Offer, Sperry Van Ness International.  Paul Rocchio of the International Franchise Association will also participate. This is a highly interactive program.

Cost is $40 for member franchisors and franchisees; $60 for non-member franchisors and franchisees; $50 for member suppliers; and $70 for non-member suppliers.  The general business community and public are also welcome and cost is $70.

About the Sponsor – Cummings Franchise Law

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The event is sponsored by Cummings Franchise Law, a Stoneham, MA-based firm. Led by Attorney Suzanne Cummings, the practice is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and new or experienced franchisors learn the language and navigate in the complex world of franchising.  Cummings Franchise Law provides legal advice and services to both franchisors and franchisees.

About Ingage Consulting

ingage consultingIngage Consulting is a management consulting firm that works with franchisors and franchisees to increase sales and satisfaction; improve growth and retention and boost loyalty and profits with their unique engagement methodology.

Evan Hackel, Ingage founder and management expert has more than two decades of experience in best practices, turnaround strategies and team dynamics.  He is often engaged to analyze franchise businesses, provide recommendations and facilitate strategic planning.  He is a member of the International Franchise Association and on the board of the New England Franchise Association.

Space for this panel discussion is limited to 50.