Carrollton, Tex. – FASTSIGNS International, Inc. was recently recognized in the annual International Franchise Association (IFA) Franchising Gives Back Initiative during the Franchising Gives Back Celebration and Award Dinner. Through Franchising Gives Back, the IFA recognizes members who have given back to their communities in both large and small ways, seeking out the most innovative community support and charitable programs, and then sharing those practices with the entire franchise community through an annual awards program.
Every day in communities around the world, franchise businesses are finding ways to give back, and Franchising Gives Back provides a platform to share these stories.
“FASTSIGNS franchisees contribute to their local communities by providing sign and visual graphics that help brands communicate their message, being an employer of choice, serving on committees and actively supporting charitable organizations,” said Catherine Monson, CEO at FASTSIGNS International, Inc. “Our franchisees know that giving back is a key component of their success, and we are proud to support them in their endeavors.”
FASTSIGNS submitted entries into several categories including the Spirit of Franchising and the Support our Veterans categories. Throughout 2018, FASTSIGNS franchisees have supported a wide variety of organizations including food banks, veteran’s initiatives, children’s advocacy groups, educational scholarships, health events and more.
FASTSIGNS International, Inc. believes that making a difference begins in the local community, and the FASTSIGNS® Cares philanthropic initiative was launched in 2016 to encourage franchisees’ efforts to give back.
“We love sharing the stories of FASTSIGNS franchisees giving back in their local communities,” said Deryl Cason, Senior Marketing Project Manager. “As active business leaders, they continue to generate goodwill in a myriad of ways.”