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Conference to be Held May 3 to Discuss Franchise Business Opportunities

April 05, 2013

A conference for individuals and groups interested in becoming franchise business owner-operators or investors will be held Friday, May 3 in Auburn.

The Auburn Foothills Franchise Conference will take place from 7:30 a.m. to noon at the Holiday Inn Auburn, 120 Grass Valley Highway.  

The conference’s participants will include a cross section of franchise companies looking for individuals or groups interested in becoming owner-operators or investing in franchise businesses.

Businesses that are scheduled to participate include Araya Clean; CertaPro Painters; Floor Coverings International; HOODZ; Meineke/Econolube; Money Mailer; Team Logic, IT; Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt; and SportClips. 

The event’s planning committee includes representatives from the Placer County Office of Economic Development, Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce, City of Auburn Community Development Department, Gold Country Media, Holiday Inn and FranNet West.

“We held a successful conference last year that showed us how helpful this kind of event can be to anyone interested in operating a franchise business. It is a great opportunity to find out about business opportunities in the Auburn area, get questions answered and discuss critical topics such as the keys to success and financing options,” said Placer County Economic Development Director David C. Snyder.

“The timing is great this year, because business opportunities are becoming more plentiful as the local economy regains momentum. Participants will find the networking particularly helpful, because it is a chance to meet with franchise companies, sponsors and exhibitors.”

The schedule features a panel discussion titled “A Day in the Life of a Franchisee.” It will be moderated by FranNet West President Cari Lyn Vinci and will include representatives of franchise companies.

The conference also will include a presentation titled “How You Can Succeed in the Changing Workplace of the 21st Century” by Carleen MacKay, a national spokesperson on how the workplace has changed and why people are turning to self-employment.

Other presentations will be on such topics as “Find a Franchise to Replace-Create a Six-Figure Income” and “Show Me the Money - Financing Options.”

The cost is $25 for participants who register before April 26 and $35 for those who register after April 26 or at the door. A special $10 registration fee is available for students.

To register, click on this link: REGISTER, send an E-MAIL to the Auburn Chamber, or call 530-885-5616, Ext. 223.

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