Due to circumstances regarding COVID-19 and social distancing, the Northern Illinois Franchise Association (NIFA) hosted its second virtual event over Zoom on Wednesday, June 24: “Pandemic-Inspired Innovation and Learning.”
If you didn’t get a chance to attend the virtual event, or you would like to review the discussion, click here to download the video recording. You can also download the presentation slide deck that was shared by clicking here.
The virtual event, sponsored by All Points Public Relations and Marks & Klein, featured several presentations led by a panel of distinguished entrepreneurs and franchise executives. The panel shared their learnings following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and ways to evolve, inspire, and to build and nurture relationships during a global crisis. An audience Q&A followed the presentations.
We’d like to extend a huge thank you to all of our panelists who made this event possible. Whether within the food, technology, service or caregiving industry, each panelist emphasized the importance of being nimble, remaining optimistic, communicating often and always navigating with a set plan. Their insights fueled a valuable discussion, and we appreciate their time and input.
You can review the list of presenters below:
- Mandy Shaw, President and CEO of Blaze Pizza
- Ron Holt, Founder and CEO of Two Maids & A Mop
- Heidi Morrissey, President of Kitchen Tune-Up
- Abid Abedi, Founder and CEO of iCode
- Jennifer Ramona, VP of Strategy & Healthcare Innovation for Homewatch CareGivers
- Shannon Swenson, VP of Franchise Development for Dave’s Hot Chicken
We encourage you to stay connected through the NIFA LinkedIn group, and be on the lookout for future events. We hope to meet in person for our next gathering!
Visit www.northernilfranchise.org for more information about the organization.