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“Arizona Franchise Excellence Awards Finalists Announced”

Franchise Law Insider By Jeffrey H. Wolf, Nicole Stanton, and James A. Ullman

Quarles & Brady is a proud sponsor of the Phoenix Business Journal’s Arizona Franchise Excellence Awards. For anyone in the franchise industry in Arizona, this is an event you do not want to miss. This event is the first of its kind to spotlight and honor Arizona’s top franchisors, franchisees, and franchise-related businesses. Nearly 80 nominations were submitted for consideration. The finalists, listed below, were announced by the Phoenix Business Journal on Friday, April 3, 2015. The winners in each category will be announced at the awards ceremony on May 7, 2015, at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Scottsdale from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

To register for the event and for more information click here.

Joe Bourdow will be the keynote speaker at the event. Mr. Bourdow is a successful entrepreneur and corporate executive with nearly forty years of experience in franchising, advertising sales and broadcasting. He has spent thirty-five years in franchise ownership and franchisor leadership and sales management positions with Valpak Direct Marketing Systems, Inc.

Community Impact Award
Tom Murray – Villa La Paws Pet Resort and Spa
Mark Roden – Subway Kids & Sports of Arizona
Ron Lynch – Tilted Kilt Franchise Operating LLC

Franchise Supplier/Professional
Rosemary James – Barnett Management Company
Jack Eberenz – Franchise Integration
Harriet Moser – FranNet of Arizona

Franchisee of the Year
Linda and Chris Stanfield – Benjamin Franklin Plumbing
Becky Renner – Orangetheory Fitness
Ed Holmes – Papa Murphy’s Pizza

Franchisor of the Year
Michael Reagan – Kahala Brands
Dave Crisalli – Massage Envy Spa
Peter Tourian – Synergy HomeCare Franchising, LLC

Lifetime Achievement
Tom Barnett – Barnett Management Company
Mark Peterson and Krystal Burge – Desert de Oro Foods Inc.
Nathan Perrins – Zerorez

New Franchise Concept
amantha Theaumont – spa810 LLC
Steven Morris – Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill

Ken Fearer – TruHIT Fitness