The Worldwide Franchise Affiliation (IFA) has acknowledged Nothing Bundt Desserts franchisee Jim Sheahan with its annual Franchisee of the Yr Award at its 2023 conference, held February 26 to March 1 in Las Vegas.

The Franchisee of the Yr Award, sponsored by IFA’s companion, Paychex, acknowledges main franchise house owners from IFA member manufacturers whose excellent efficiency and contributions assist shield, improve and promote the franchise enterprise mannequin.

People are chosen for his or her service to their communities, fostering a powerful and vibrant workforce, opening the doorways for profession development and entrepreneurship and supporting their fellow franchisees.  

“As we prefer to say, we’re not simply within the cake enterprise, we’re within the joy-bringing enterprise, and Jim fully embodies that worth,” says Nothing Bundt Desserts chief working officer Julie Klinger. “We admire Jim’s dedication to our model and his ardour for his group members. For Jim to be acknowledged with such a prestigious award is an unbelievable testimony to the legacy he has constructed inside his group.”

Sheahan openedhis first bakery in 2011 in Flower Mound, Texas. Since then, he has opened two further North Texas places in Denton and Lewisville, in addition to 4 Oklahoma places Yukon, Norman, Damaged Arrow and Owasso with plans to open 11 further bakeries.

“I turned a bakery proprietor as a result of I admired the model and needed to make an impression on the individuals in my group,” says Sheahan. “Not solely am I in a position to have a direct impression on the lives of my groups, however I even have the chance to carry pleasure to the lives of many whether or not they’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary or a ‘simply because’ second.”

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By Samy