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Event in Godfrey to discuss franchise business model

The RiverBend Growth Association is partnering with the city of Alton, the village of Godfrey, and the Illinois Small Business Development Center for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville to present “How to Franchise: Learning More about the Franchise Business Model.”

If you have ever been interested in what it means to be a franchise owner, the process of becoming a franchise owner, or the ins-and-outs of franchising this is the presentation for you.

“How to Franchise: Learning More about the Franchise Business Model” will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Godfrey Village Hall, 6810 Godfrey Road Godfrey, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Franchise specialists Chris Coleman and Ben Terrill with FranNet of St. Louis and Kansas City will be presenting on typical franchise ownership requirements, franchise myths and realities, franchise industry overview, and more. They will also be answering questions.

Doyle Beck, president, DBJB Enterprises, owner of four Little Caesars Pizza locations, will also be a presenter. He will talk about his specific knowledge of owning a franchise, and what that means to him.

RSVP by sending an email to or by calling (618) 467-2280. The event is free

The RiverBend Growth Association is the chamber of commerce and the economic development organization for the communities of the Riverbend.

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