Claire Lamarche and Jean-Francois Joyal, owners of UniGlassPlus/Ziebart Carleton Place in Carleton Place, ON, are Franchisees of the Year. The two were honored at the International Franchise Association (IFA) 62nd Annual Convention in San Diego, Calif., “for being an outstanding franchise establishment owner-operators,” a company statement says. The award “recognizes leading franchisees who exemplify at least one of IFA’s “Open for Opportunity” core pillars: Community, Workforce, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Veterans. Lamarche and Joyal were nominated by Driven Brands, the parent company of the Uniban Canada family of brands.
“Franchisee of the Year Awards are the highest honors presented to individual franchisees,” Matthew Haller, IFA president and CEO, says in the company statement. “These local business owners, like Claire and Jean-Francois, represent some of the best entrepreneurs in the country, and we are proud to recognize their contributions to their communities, their employees, and all those they serve.”