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Who's who at the IFA



During "Fun and Games" at the convention, Franchise Times handed out T-shirts to the winners of its Lucky Duck Scoop It Up game. The shirts were a limited edition, numbered from one to 100, and donated and printed by Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More, a new franchise based in Florida.

1. James Bugg Sr., CEO of Interiors by Decoration Den, received the prestigious Hall of Fame Award.

2. Dina Dwyer-Owens, CEO of The Dwyer Group, was installed as the 2009 Chair of the IFA. She is only the second woman in the association's history to lead the group.

3. Steve Greenbaum, CEO of PostNet, hosted the majority of the sessions before turning over the stage to Dwyer Owens.

4. Catherine Monson, CEO of Fastsigns, was awarded the Bonnie LeVine Award.

(Pictures 1-4, courtesy of the IFA)

5. Brad Fishman of Fishman PR, Nancy Bigley of Dunkin' Brands and James Franks of Red Mango.



7. SpotRunner's Jon Rosen with Jeff Kolton, principal with Franchise Market Ventures at a cocktail reception SpotRunner hosted.

8. Phil Davis and Denesa Woods in their Consumer Base booth during the trade show portion of the convention.

9. Baltimore Ravens' Lorenzo Neal and his wife, Denisha, with Dick Rennick and Natalie Gomez in the E.H. Anderson PR booth. Neal started Fun & Games night in the Franchise Times' booth, signing autographs on the cover of the Franchise Times issue on which he appeared. Afterwards, he donated more time in the Anderson PR booth, where he signed autographs and talked about his role with Athletic Nation. The PR firm's Bage Anderson arranged for Neal and San Diego Chargers' star running back LaDainian Thomlinson to a sign a football for the FranPAC auction. Neal blocked for Thomlinson before going to the Ravens.

10. Franchise Solutions put together an elaborate prize giveaway for it booth, which included a lobster dinner. Surrounding the man-size lobster, Josh Chandler, were Kimberly Woods, Sharon Dietrich.

11. Heidi Crum of Ten til Two, a staffing firm, tried to beat the hula hoop record of 3 minutes, 21 seconds, set at the Miller Canfield law firm booth. Before our photographer got bored and moved on, Crum wasn't even breaking a sweat.

12. Madison Jobe of Pizza Inn sees if he can generate enough hot air to blow out candles, as Rich Askew of Remote Data Backups, shows him the way.


IFA's new chairwoman Dina Dwyer-Owens with a former chairman, Steve Siegel, and his wife, Judy.


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