Central Ohio Franchise Business Network Meeting

Date: May 11, 2017

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. EDT

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


1157 Claycraft
Columbus, OH 43230

Please join us for an interactive program exploring strategies for stimulating sales growth in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Our panelists will provide insights and offer best practices designed to help you increase your market share.

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.


10:00 – 10:15 a.m.
Registration & networking

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.
Stacie Waller, CIC, CFE, President Franchise and National Accounts, Althans Insurance Agency, Inc.

Host remarks
Michele Lyons, Vice President, People Services, Donatos

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Increasing Sales in a Challenging Market
Moderated by Jennifer Maffett-Nickelman, Partner, Thompson Hine LLP


  • Carolyn Butler – Executive Director, Marketing, Donatos
  • Yvonne Rayburn – Director of Brand Networks Relationships, RevLocal
  • Tim Rini, AIA, CFE, Vice President Franchising, Epcon Communities Franchising
  • Larsen Sharp – President, Sears Home and Business Franchises

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Courtesy of Donatos

Attendance is complimentary, but please register online by May 8 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.