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Franchise Direct Visits New Orleans & Connects with Franchise Pros at 2014 IFA Convention

As the last day of the 54th annual IFA Convention buzzes along, the flurry of activity throughout the New Orleans Convention Center is still in motion. Franchise Direct arrived in New Orleans early Saturday afternoon after a jump across two states from Atlanta with nearly 320 pounds of convention cargo in tow. 


The Beautiful Lake Ponchartrain

The beautiful Lake Ponchartrain


After the Franchise Direct crew set up interview and lounge areas from Sunday morning, discussions with several franchise industry leaders commenced later that afternoon. During six recorded interviews, some of the major industry trends influencing relevant franchise sectors were discussed, as well as how the featured brands continue to grow and expand into new territory. Interview videos will be available shortly.


Setting up for film interview

Setting up for film interview


Setting up stand

Setting up the stand


Franchise Direct's lounge area

Franchise Direct's lounge area


Sunday's interviewees included:

Interview with Rich Kissane of the JAN-PRO Cleaning franchise

Interview with Rich Kissane of the JAN-PRO Cleaning Systems franchise


Interview with Justin Livingston of Maui Wowi Hawaiian coffee and smoothie franchise

Interview with Justin Livingston of the coffee and smoothie franchise Maui Wowi Hawaiian


A lady on stilts gets attention

A lady on stilts gets attention from visitors


During the following Monday of the convention, Franchise Direct interviews continued, covering the recent news and growth experienced by nine franchise businesses, including the following industry leaders:

These noteworthy interviews and discussions will be available on shortly.

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