Testimonials

Here's what a few CAFA members have to say about us:

"CAFA provides informative programs offering new ideas for improving and expanding our franchise system." Tim Evankovich, Chief Operating Officer, The Cleaning Authority

 "We first joined CAFA while exploring the possibility of using the franchise model to develop our business concept. CAFA provided us with opportunities to talk informally and candidly with experienced franchise executives. Lessons learned in these discussions assisted us in creating a successful franchise system that is the only one of its kind in the US today." John Stedman, President, Commission Express National

"As a founding member of CAFA, we were looking to create a forum for franchisors in which ideas could be exchanged and common concerns explored. CAFA has provided this and more. The networking opportunities have provided valuable resources which have helped us in developing our franchise system in the US and overseas." Karen Marshall, former President, Computertots/Computer Explorers

"CAFA has provided us, as vendors servicing the franchise community, with invaluable insight and knowledge into the 'World of Franchising' which we could not have learned without being active members. It has helped us to be able to formulate new and creative ways to help franchisors and ultimately their franchisees in how they go about finding and securing their business locations. Our membership also has provided us with excellent insights into the 'home-based' franchise sector." Bob Canter & Jake Adler, CA Commercial Realty Partners

"CAFA is always a source of inspiration! The speakers and interactions with members are invaluable. And who among us can't use a break in our busy days to enjoy a wonderful lunch among friends and colleagues? CAFA represents what is the very best about franchising - the sharing of ideas, motivation, horror stories, successes and laughs!"  Mary Rogers, Chairman, Abrakadoodle

"CAFA serves as an excellent network of franchise professionals. The informal exchange of ideas and networking at each event has assisted us in identifying new opportunities that support the expansion of our franchise system." Randy Loeb, formerly with NaturaLawn of America, Inc.

"The greatest part of being involved with CAFA is interacting with professionals who share similar goals and interests. CAFA facilitates a wonderful 'quid pro quo' between franchisors and vendors and such. No matter the size or the maturity of the industry, each company/person seems to give and get an equal share of information, motivation and optimism."  Iric Wexler, The Cleaning Authority

"CAFA has opened doors for its members - through sharing of best practices, industry trends, and by helping all of us to better understand our industry. The franchisors and friends I have connected with through CAFA have made me a better businessperson."  Valerie Maione, Mid-Atlantic Franchise Associates

"Over the past 20 years, CAFA has offered a valuable forum by providing on-going opportunities to network and share ideas with other franchise professionals. Through its consistent hosting of quality and knowledgeable speakers, it continues to promote the exchange of the latest in franchise-related information and trends. It has helped promote a standard of excellence in franchising through learning."  Rosemarie Hartnett, President, Abrakadoodle

"CAFA brings together a great mix of franchisors and subfranchisors. The group has a welcome and professional culture. Logistically, the group has great attendance because of the alternating locations, between Maryland and Northern Virginia. Brilliant! We  made long-lasting relationships, and each meeting was an opportunity to learn a golden nugget from each of the participants. We now live in Colorado, and have not found a networking group that matches that of CAFA."  Judi & Howard Purdy, Maid Brigade

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