Formed in 1996, the Women’s Franchise Network (WFN) is dedicated to inspiring and encouraging women in franchising by creating a network of business professionals dedicated to strengthening the success of women in franchising. The WFN has created a number of programs and resources in order to achieve this goal, ranging from “how to” guides and conferences to local networking chapters.

MISSION: The mission of the Women’s Franchise Network is to promote women’s participation in franchising by providing international networking opportunities for the exchange of ideas, resources, and experiences.

VISION: The Women’s Franchise Network is committed to providing resources for women seeking career growth opportunities in franchising.

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Events

2018 WFN SCHEDULE

Come join our group of successful, like-minded women!
Our events are a great way to make lasting connections with other women involved in franchising. Our events promote collaboration, relevant education, shared knowledge and best practices, and networking in a master mind setting. Plus, since all WFN chapters are affiliated with the International Franchise Association, you will receive 50 CFE credits for your attendance at all of our events.

Our monthly luncheons will always have two educational presentations with networking in between. Our quarterly events will feature a different panel of experts based on the educational topic of discussion and networking before and after.

WELCOME TO 2018!

Please take some time to fill out our survey to help us plan relevant events for our members this year.

FEBRUARY LUNCHEON

Updating Your Franchise Disclosure Document
Join the conversation and get some tips on updating your FDD for 2018.
When: Wednesday, February 20th from 11:30am-1:00pm
Where: Highland Tap and Burger, 2219 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211

APRIL EVENING EVENT

When: Wednesday, April 18th from 5:30pm-7:30pm

Where: TBD

 

JUNE BREAKFAST

When: Wednesday, June 20th from 7:30am-9:00am

Where: TBD

 

AUGUST CO-ED EVENING EVENT

When: Wednesday, August 22nd from 5:30pm-7:30pm

Where: Moye White, 1400 16th St, 6th Floor, Denver, CO 80202

 

OCTOBER LUNCHEON

When: Wednesday, October 17th from 11:30am-1:00pm

Where: Highland Tap and Burger, 2219 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211

 

DECEMBER BREAKFAST

When: Wednesday, December 12th from 7:30am-9:00am

Where: TBD

 

*This page will be updated with the specific times and locations of each event. Separate email correspondence will also be sent on a monthly basis.

 

Meet Our Board

2017 WFN Denver Board:

2017 WFN Board Group
Thank you Nicole Chatham for all of your hard work and dedication to the WFN Denver Chapter the past couple of years! You have inspired us all to be the best board we can be and you have set us up to be a truly sustainable organization! You are an incredible woman and we are so happy for you and your new venture outside of the franchising industry! Cheers!

CHAIRS

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Cloud_Touch_logo_BannerMalvina Messler, Co-Chair

P: 435.602.0892      E: Malvina@cloudtouch.com

As a Vice President of Cloud Touch and one of the Founders of Payroll Vault Franchising, Malvina has a very good understanding of franchising, its dynamics, challenges, and unique needs. At Cloud Touch, an innovative technology company, Malvina helps franchising organizations create guest experience of the future with large format touchscreen kiosks. Whether it’s improving guest experience in the lobby or retail location or elevating attendee engagement at the Annual Franchise Convention. As a WFN Denver Chair this year, she is setting our organization’s tone through effective leadership and collaboration, inviting successful partnerships for all of our current and future members.

Ginger Jones

P: 720.933.6786 .    E: Ginger@webpunch12.com

Ginger is the reason that the WFN Denver Chapter is the largest local networking group in the nation! She was an integral part of getting our chapter up and running again several years ago after the original group petered out, serving as Chair for a few years, stepping back to allow others to lead. Now,  we are excited to have her back as Co-Chair! As the co-founder of WebPunch, a full-service online reputation company, Ginger specializes in making companies in franchising shine and knocking out their competition. Ginger brings her years of expertise to the table and is an integral part of our brand and our group past, present, and future.

MONTHLY EVENT DIRECTORS

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Cheryl Chiasson, Monthly Event Director

P: 303.346.5363     E: cchiasson@bizlendingsource.com

As the President and Founder of Commercial Lending Source, Cheryl is able to connect businesses of all types with funding structured to the particular qualities and needs of the business. Cheryl is also a Certified Franchise Broker with Franchise Connexion and is also heavily involved with the world’s first ever franchise incubator, My Franchise Hub right here in Greenwood Village, CO. Cheryl is also a franchise owner of Instant Imprints-South Denver. With her well-rounded experience within the world of franchising, Cheryl brings a wealth of knowledge to our 2017 WFN Denver Board as a Monthly Event Coordinator – making sure all of our monthly events are a success!

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Anne Schuller, Monthly Event Director

P: 303.910.4698      E: Anne@tworlddenver.com

Anne is a licensed Business Broker and Certified Franchise Consultant with Transworld Business Advisors. As a business broker and franchise consultant, she works with entrepreneurs to help them realize their dream of business ownership-matching them up with the right opportunity for their needs. Anne is also a relatively new franchise owner of the LODO location of PostNet. With her years of experience working within franchising, Anne will be an integral member of this year’s board.

QUARTERLY EVENT DIRECTORS

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Emily Larson, Quarterly Event Director

P: 303.376.6113         E: ELarson@OfficeEvolution.com

As the Vice President of Development for Office Evolution, Emily oversees the expansion of the brand through franchise growth and company-owned opportunities. Her primary focus is location acquisition through strategic real estate evaluation, site selection, market penetration planning, and location design and development. As a Quarterly Event Coordinator, she will ensure that all of our quarterly evening event’s go off without a hitch.

 

             INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISE ASSOCIATION (IFA) LIAISON

dsc_1985Ragan Neblett, IFA Liaison

P: 720.880.5872     E: rneblett@trydelta.com

As the Manager of Training and Development at Delta Development Group, Inc.,  Ragan oversees the job management software for the corporate office, corporate store, and franchise locations and is responsible for new franchisee training program as well as on-going support and training. Ragan is also a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) and has participated in their mentor-ship program. She has also attended numerous IFA events and understands the benefits of membership for franchisors, franchisees, and vendors.

MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR

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Janine Low, Marketing & Public Relations Director

P: 866.800.1262     E: Janine@madhattermep.com

Janine has nine years experience in the franchisor realm and was the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for AvenueWest Global Franchise through June 2017 and now owns her own marketing and event planning company, Mad Hatter Marketing & Event Planning LLC. At AWGF, she was responsible for the development and retention of the brand and managed the national marketing including social media, email marketing, blogs, website content, SEO, etc. By utilizing her brand and marketing expertise, and in collaboration with the rest of the board, Janine will drive more engagement for all current and future members and will create a new brand for the WFN – Denver Chapter.

 

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