Central Ohio Franchise Business Network Meeting – Columbus

Date: April 25, 2018

Time: 10:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. EDT

Contact: Ellen Geron, 937.443.6835 - Ellen.Geron@ThompsonHine.com

Sponsored by Althans Insurance Agency, Inc., Donatos & Thompson Hine

Please join us for “Change is Good! Who Goes First?” presented by Rocco Fiorentino, CFE, vice chairman of the board for Benetrends Financial and senior managing partner of Primo Hoagies Franchising. He will examine the rapidly changing landscape in the franchising industry and how business models are evolving.

We hope you will be able to attend, and we encourage you to invite other franchisees, franchisors or those interested in learning more about franchising to attend.

About the Speaker:

Rocco Fiorentino has more than 25 years of franchise industry experience. Before serving as senior managing partner of Primo Hoagies Franchising, a specialty sandwich concept with more than 100 locations, he was president and CEO of Freedom Rings, LLC, a developer and multi-unit franchisee of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts for Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Fiorentino has served two consecutive terms on the International Franchise Association (IFA) board of directors and served as chair of IFA’s Membership Committee for 11 years. He is a past chairman of the Multi-Unit Franchise Conference and a member of the board of advisors. Fiorentino is a frequent speaker and moderator on franchise matters at the IFA Conference and the Multi-Unit Franchise Conference, and he has authored numerous articles on franchise financing. He also co-authored a book that is on Amazon’s best sellers list. Fiorentino, who has a master’s degree in management from the Richard D. Irwin Graduate School of the American College, has earned the distinction of Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) from the IFA board of governors.


10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
Registration & networking

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.
Welcome & introduction

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Change Is Good! Who Goes First?
Rocco Fiorentino, CFE

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Lunch & optional tour of Donatos
Lunch courtesy of Donatos


1157 Claycraft
Columbus, OH 43230

Attendance is complimentary, but please register online by April 20 to guarantee your seat.

About the Central Ohio Franchise Business Network. The Central Ohio Franchise Business Network program helps create networking opportunities and foster business relationships for the local and regional franchise community. Developed by the International Franchise Association and sponsored locally by the law firm Thompson Hine LLP, this program provides a forum for franchisors, franchisees and suppliers to exchange ideas and share business strategies and best practices.