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NCASEF 2018 Convention Photos

View all the photos taken at the NCASEF 43rd Anniversary Convention and Trade Show in Florida and download the ones you want to keep. Simply click on a thumbnail to view the larger image, then right-click on the larger image (or press the “Control” button and right click) and select “Save Image As” to copy […]

2018 NCASEF Convention Recap

Record attendance for 2018 NCASEF National Convention and Trade Show Surprise keynote address; time for family and friends in Orlando With a capacity crowd of 1800 franchise owners and vendors, the National Coalition marked the 2018 convention in Orlando as the most successful in its history. The convention featured a keynote address by National Coalition […]

A Strong Show Of Unity

BY JAY SINGH, CHAIRMAN, NCASEF We are very pleased to announce that this year’s NCASEF Convention and Trade Show in Orlando was our most successful event to date! Franchisee unity was clearly on display, with 1,310 franchisees and their families attending our four-day convention—the most ever. We also had 569 vendors occupying 174 booths during […]

Whatever Happened To Servant Leadership?

BY MICHAEL JORGENSEN, EXECUTIVE VICE CHAIRMAN, NCASEF I recently saw a social media post where, on a white board, someone had written, “A leader who fails to listen will eventually find himself surrounded by people with nothing to say.” I think it’s safe to say that most folks reading this article will already know that […]


ERIC H. KARP, ESQ., GENERAL COUNSEL TO NCASEF This one word encapsulates my view of not only the 2019 franchise agreement, but the deeply flawed and contrived process that led to its issuance. I have been practicing franchise law for more than 40 years. I represent many national franchisee associations. As part of my practice, […]

The 2019 Agreement: More Than What Meets the Eye

BY AJINDER HANDA, NCASEF VICE CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT, GREATER SEATTLE FOA and CHANDER SHEKHAR, VICE PRESIDENT, GREATER SEATTLE FOA Any franchise system should aim to provide benefits for both the franchisor and the franchisees. For franchisors, the primary benefit is the ability to expand the brand more rapidly than they could either on their own, or […]

Unity is Strength…And Essential To Our Success and Very Existence

BY JACK W. RUGEN Former President UFOLINY Have you heard the story of the old farmer who was on the verge of death and confronted his three sons? His sons used to quarrel a lot among themselves. One day, he called all his sons and gave a stick to each one of them to break, […]

What Are We, Chopped Liver?

By Nisar Siddiqui, Midwest FOA Vice President When I moved to Michigan in 2001 from California (not quite sure why, so please do not ask), Jeff Schenck was our Division Vice President. During this time, Michigan’s market was flourishing—it was designated as one of the top areas to test new products before they went national. […]

FOAs—The Backbone Of The Franchisee Community

By Jay Singh, Chairman, NCASEF 7-Eleven Franchise Owner’s Associations began forming in 1972, when 7-Eleven was in its infancy, and the world was ripe for franchising and for convenience stores in general. All was pretty right with the world, because everyone was making money, testing new ideas and essentially creating a new system as the […]

The Perfect Storm

By Michael Jorgensen, Executive Vice Chairman, NCASEF We are in the middle of a perfect storm. Or, as Thomas Paine wrote in The Crisis, “These are the times that try men’s souls.” This is certainly a very challenging time for our industry, and for our individual businesses. The environment is changing more than ever before, […]