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AAFD names VoxOx In Business “Branded Partner”— association’s highest level of endorsement

Posted by on Jan 31, 2012 in Press Releases, Suppliers Corner | 0 comments

SAN DIEGO – January 31, 2012 – American Association of Franchisees & Dealers (AAFD) and Telcentris® Inc., a leader in cloud communications and the creator of VoxOx® and VoxOx In Business™, today announced that the AAFD has named VoxOx In Business a “Branded Partner” – the association’s highest level of endorsement. VoxOx In Business, the company’s business VoIP division, is also offering AAFD members an exclusive discount on its small office phone services package, Startup Bundle. The company has been a loyal sponsor of AAFD during the past three years, supporting the organization’s mission to educate the public regarding fair franchise practices and quality franchise opportunities. “Every business needs reliable and affordable phone service, and VoxOx In Business is offering our members the convenience and exclusive savings they have come to expect from an AAFD Branded Partner,” said Robert L. Purvin, Jr., CEO of AAFD. “We are proud to endorse the service quality and top-notch customer support offered by VoxOx In Business, and we are looking forward to extending the benefits of this partnership to our members.” Currently, the AAFD membership discount applies to the Startup Bundle package. The Startup Bundle is a hosted Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) solution designed to provide comprehensive business phone services for one or multiple offices with four to 10 employees at each location. The bundle comes with four to 10 PBX lines, phone numbers, Polycom® 335 IP phones, voicemail boxes, fax-to-email accounts, as well as a managed VoIP router, data switch, conference bridge and other features. Typically, the bundle starts at $199 per month plus a one-time provisioning charge. As part of the partnership agreement, VoxOx In Business will waive provisioning fees for AAFD members – a $299 value. Details about the special deal are available at www.aafd.org/telcentris. “The Startup Bundle is perfect for franchisees because it was created specifically for entrepreneurial ventures with just a few on-site employees, such as retail outlets, restaurants, hotels, law firms and medical offices,” said Tad Nikolich, VP of business sales at Telcentris. “We are excited to offer this special deal to AAFD members, and, down the road, we may also add discounts on services such as our SIP trunking, bandwidth and hosted contact center solutions.” The AAFD is the preeminent gateway for information, products, services and support for anyone interested in franchising and dealership businesses. AAFD members get access to a broad range of member services designed to improve business, provide legal and financial support, and boost the bottom line. The AAFD offers several membership types to address specific franchising needs. More information is available at www.aafd.org. Learn more about Telcentris and the VoxOx In Business solution suite -- Hosted PBX, SIP Trunks, Hosted Contact Center and related services -- at www.telcentris.com, or call +1 (866) 612-VOIP. For questions pertaining to the Channel Partner Program, please email channel@telcentris.com. About American Association of Franchisees & Dealers The AAFD is a national non-profit trade association representing the rights and interests of franchisees and independent dealers throughout the United States. Formed in 1992, the AAFD is focused on market driven reform to achieve its mission to define and promote collaborative franchise cultures that the AAFD describes as “Total Quality Franchising.” Since its formation the AAFD has grown to represent more than 50,000 franchised locations throughout the United States....

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American Association of Franchisees and Dealers Launches New Website and Video

Posted by on Jan 5, 2012 in Press Releases | 0 comments

Everything a franchisee or dealer will need at their finger tips. SAN DIEGO, CA, January 4, 2012 – To mark the start of its 20th Anniversary Year, The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) is pleased to announce the launch of their new member website, AAFD.org,  and the publication of a powerful new 3.5 minute viral video promoting the Association’s mission.  The website redesign and video both reflect the organization’s continuing commitment to protecting franchisee interests, promoting Total Quality Franchising practices and supporting effective franchisee associations. The redesigned website provides a new layout, intuitive navigation, advanced features, interactive opportunities and has been designed with franchisees and dealers in mind. The new site has been built from the ground up to take advantage of enhanced web technology. “In celebration of our 20th Anniversary, the AAFD has refreshed our image and our message and is looking forward to dramatically expanding our reach over the next year,” announced AAFD CEO, Robert Purvin. “We are especially excited that our new website and video will provide strong vehicles for our message and appeal for ever greater franchisee support.” “The site has an updated feel which will appeal to a wide range of audiences,” states Claudia Bolognesi, the AAFD’s Webmaster and site designer. “We are gearing towards a more user-friendly website that can be helpful especially to individuals who are unfamiliar the franchising community.” Members have full access to a number of features and upgrades. From support for franchise owners to the Franchisee LegaLine to exclusive deals with Branded Program Partners, the new AAFD.org site emphasizes the AAFD’s path of growth for franchisees and dealers and a continuing commitment to Total Quality Franchising practices. The AAFD will be announcing a series of new initiatives and membership benefits and enhancements over the next several weeks. Everyone is invited to visit the AAFD.org website and take a look at the AAFD story video (http://youtu.be/UWwqQ7hoqs0) today! About AAFD May 1, 2012 marks the 20th Anniversary of the AAFD, a national non-profit trade association representing the rights and interests of franchisees and independent dealers throughout the United States. The AAFD is focused on market driven reform to achieve its mission to define and promote collaborative franchise cultures that the AAFD describes as Total Quality Franchising. Since its formation the AAFD has grown to represent more than 50,000 franchised locations throughout the United States. The AAFD has members in all 50 states and represents more than 100 different franchise systems. The AAFD's Fair Franchising Standards, Fair Franchising Seal, Trademark Chapters, and emphasis on Marketplace Solutions led to the Association's recognition as a growing force in franchising. The AAFD’s Branded Partner programs add a new dimension to the value of AAFD membership. The AAFD provides a broad range of member services designed to help franchisees build market power, create legislative support of interest to franchisees, provide legal and financial support, and provide a wide range of general member benefits. For more information about the AAFD, please call toll free - 800-733-9858 or visit www.AAFD.org. For media information: Joel Ellazar joel@aafd.org Robert Purvin rpurvin@aafd.org...

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