Franchise Business Network - The State of Franchising

Date: July 28, 2022

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. ET

Contact: Ellen Geron, 937.443.6835,

A complimentary event presented by the International Franchise Association, Althans Insurance Agency, Inc. and Thompson Hine LLP

Please join us for our timely discussion with IFA President & CEO Matt Haller as he provides a brief update on the association’s advocacy efforts and key initiatives, including the Open for Opportunity campaign. Matt has been a key member of the IFA team for 10 years, building extensive relationships with all three segments of the IFA membership: franchisors, franchisees and suppliers. Throughout his tenure, he has served as Communications Director, Vice President of Public Affairs, Chief of Staff to the CEO and Senior Vice President, Public Affairs and Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs.

Joining Matt Haller will be Emma Dickison, CFE, CSA, and the CEO & President of Home Helpers® Home Care, a leading brand in the independent living industry. Under her leadership, Home Helpers has had 25 years of record-breaking growth with more than 300 franchises serving over 1,000 communities in 41 states and Canada. Emma was recognized in 2019 by the International Franchise Association Women’s Franchise Committee with the Crystal Compass Leadership award. She serves as the President of the Board of Directors for the Home Care Association of America, the industry’s largest trade association. She is a member of the IFA Women's Franchise Committee and a member of the global Women Presidents Organization.

This informative discussion will be followed by a Q&A session. Participants are encouraged to submit questions for our guests prior to the event via the registration page.


8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Registration & Breakfast 

9:00 – 9:05 a.m.
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Stacie A. Waller, CIC, CFE President Franchise and National Accounts, Althans Insurance Agency, Inc. 

9:05 – 9:30 a.m.
Discussion: The State of Franchising
Matt Haller, IFA President & CEO
Emma Dickison, CEO & President of Home Helpers® Home Care

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Q&A with Matt Haller and Emma Dickison
Moderated by Jennifer L. Maffett-Nickelman, Partner, Thompson Hine

Continuing education credit: IFA’s Franchise Business Networks are approved for 50 Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) participation credits per meeting. 

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