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The AAFD Announces Four New Franchisee Chapters 

Posted on Date: Feb 20, 2020

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iTrip Vacations, Amada Senior Care, Code Ninjas, and F45 Training 

SAN DIEGO, FEBRUARY 2020 – The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) announced today the formation of several new franchise associations as chapters of the AAFD. Each chapter will leverage the combined voices of all its members to establish an environment of collaboration between franchisees and franchisors. The four new chapters represent franchisees from: iTrip Vacations, Amada Senior Care, Code Ninjas, and F45 Training®. 

“We are incredibly excited to welcome all four of these chapters under the AAFD’s tent of Total Quality Franchising,” said Robert Purvin, Chairman of the AAFD. “Many of these organizations are household names and represent hundreds of franchises across the country and the world. As these chapters grow, their voices will reverberate. With the help of the AAFD, I believe these chapters will be able to create real and meaningful change within their franchise system to establish a more collaborative and fair culture.” 

iTrip Vacations is a leading short-term vacation rental management company, serving over 100+ vacation destinations.   iTrip franchisee association’s interim leader, Steven Goodwin, is the recipient of the 2019 “Joni Trample Trailblazer Award” for his hard work and dedication to recruitment.    

Amada Senior Care provides in-home senior care, long-term care insurance claims management, and guidance through the senior housing.   Amada Senior Care was founded in 2007 and currently has over 100 locations throughout the United States.  

Code Ninjas teaches children ages 7-14 to code by building their own video games in a fun, safe, and inspiring environment.  Headquartered in Pearland, TX, supporting over 445 centers in 50 States and has centers in Canada & the UK.   

F45 Training was born in Australia, and is a team-based, functional training facility that places a huge emphasis on the ‘three key factors’ of motivation, innovation and results.  In 2018, there were about 1,300 F45 studios in 33 countries around the world, including 570 in Australia and around 400 in the US.   

The AAFD acts as a catalyst in the franchisee chapter formation process by providing coaching, offering a vehicle for organization, helping franchisees build a leadership structure, and providing tools to support an effective franchisee association. The AAFD further helps chapters build effective leadership, define goals and objectives, build a compelling membership purpose, and open a constructive dialogue with their franchisor management team.        

The AAFD is the oldest, largest, and most respected direct member franchisee trade association in the United States.  The nonprofit organization has formed exclusive chapters for over 80 franchise systems and seeks to foster its vision of Total Quality Franchising—a collaborative franchise culture that respects the legitimate business interests of franchisors and franchisees.  

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