On Friday, January 29, Childrens Lighthouse Franchise Company President Michael Brown had the opportunity to meet with newly sworn-in U.S. House Member Beth Van Duyne, along with several other franchisors in the Dallas area, during a franchise roundtable discussion.
The roundtable, held at Rep. Van Duyne’s local office, offered the opportunity for members of the local franchising community to share with Rep. Van Duyne more information about the franchise model and the many industries and sectors represented.
Participants in the roundtable also discussed several important issues related to small business and the franchise model. Brown specifically spoke to Childrens Lighthouse’s experience with PPP loans and reiterated the importance of getting businesses back open and running with less restrictions as a necessary means to jumpstart the economy. Varun Sharma, owner of Childrens Lighthouse Viridian at Arlington, was also able to share his experiences with receiving PPP funding and how that supported their school during the heat of the pandemic.
At Childrens Lighthouse, we value our local connections. We’re committed to continuing the conversation with changemakers – both on a local and national level – so we can build strong relationships and have a voice when it comes to policy changes.
Childrens Lighthouse franchisees are just one example of passionate small business owners pursuing their American Dream while making a positive impact on local youth and families. The franchise model in general is often misunderstood by those who are not familiar with it, so it’s critical that we educate others on the realities of what franchising truly is, and the positive impact it creates in communities far and wide.
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