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NIFA Welcomes IFA President and CEO Robert Cresanti to 2018 September Luncheon

The Northern Illinois Franchise Association (NIFA), co-founded by Jamie and Lauren Izaks and Andrew Bleiman, recently hosted its 2018 September Luncheon in Chicago, continuing its work educating the Chicagoland community about the most pressing franchise-related topics of the day.

With more than 60 guests in attendance, the September Luncheon included important insight and a Q&A exploring the topic “The State of Franchising: Midterm Elections and Beyond” by IFA President and CEO Robert Cresanti. The event was sponsored by Patriot Software, Bank of America and Plante Moran.

Cresanti’s dynamic presentation covered the state of franchising and the implications of multiple political factors on business, including the outcome of the 116th Congress, government relations, tax reform and joint employer. He wrapped up the presentation discussing where to go from here, offering actions that can be taken to have an impact on the future of franchising.

In addition to Cresanti’s presentation, attendees enjoyed free valet parking and a delicious lunch at Erie Cafe that included chicken, pasta, steak and other menu items. Guests were also able to network before and after the presentation.

Stay tuned for details on the upcoming November 2018 NIFA luncheon, and visit for more information about the organization.


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