John W Francis Shares How Father's Eve Started

John W. Francis, aka “Johnny Franchise” joins Social Geek Radio hosts Deb Evans, Deb Evans Consulting, LLC and Jack Monson, Digital Director, Qiigo.

John’s career in franchising began in the mid-1980’s when he became involved with his family’s franchise system, The Barbers, which was the franchisor for Cost Cutters, City Looks, and We Care Hair. There, he played a large role in the $59 million acquisition and integration of our 1,000+ salon franchise organization before moving on to roles as a Franchisee, Multi-Unit Owner, Area Developer, Franchisor, and Board Member for organizations such as The International Franchise Association, PostNet, Sport Clips, Big Frog, Office Pride, and Seva Beauty.

Father’s Eve, a celebration the night before Father’s Day that started in St. Paul, MN is now present in 40+ cities. The event is a new ay to help dads connect with other to make an impact. Started in a three car garage in 2012, a group of friends who, like many, struggled to stay connected with each other decided to use the night before Father’s Day as a way to spend time together.


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