Offering Local Service on a National Scale

February 26, 2020

CCI attends franchising convention to fuel local partnerships

Turn to a trusted, local business owner to make repairs to all of your leather, vinyl and fabric.

Creative Colors International Inc. is the local leader in mobile leather and vinyl repair. The company fulfills the franchising model’s unique promise of a stellar, nationwide reputation paired with a local business owner who supports your community. Choosing to shop local enables you to make a personal investment in your neighborhood, grow your region’s tax base and receive the customer service you would expect from a fellow community member. Small businesses employ 58.9 million people, or 47.5 percent of the country’s total employee workforce, according to the U.S. Small Business Association. In fact, $68 of every $100 spent at a local business stays in the community, according to Local First, an organization dedicated to promoting local business.

“Our company fixes damaged material. The beauty of our business is once it’s replaced, we can continue to make minor repairs to save you on the cost of replacement,” said Terri Sniegolski, CCI’s chief executive.

To keep its promise of providing superior customer service to the local community, leaders from CCI recently attended the International Franchise Association’s annual conference in Orlando, Florida. IFA projects the number of franchised businesses in the United States to increase by 1.5 percent in 2020, to a total of 785,316 local businesses. IFA's Annual Convention is franchising's biggest event for business development and personal growth. The Convention allows business owners to network and chart the future of the industry.

“The International Franchise Association’s Annual Convention is important for us to attend each year,” said Mark J. Bollman, CCI’s president and co-owner. “It helps us stay in touch with trends and legal issues impacting franchise sales so we can service our customers on a local level. It’s also a great way to network and tell people about our business.”

IFA is a great resource for growing local business. Attending the conference provides CCI with the chance to evaluate resources they need for future expansion, including marketing, public relations, uniform suppliers and more. CCI makes sure to bring several of its local business owners to the convention to help man the booth and tell people about their company. This year the CCI brought owners from South Bend, Indiana; Indianapolis; Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Castle Rock, Colorado.

CCI services a wide variety of industries. Attending the IFA convention gives the company’s executive team the chance to network and partner with large franchisors who may need repairs. This year CCI’s goal is to add partners in the fast-food industry and moving business. CCI’s technicians offer on-site repair and restoration of leather, vinyl and fabric for your furniture. The company can repair or restore tears, burns, cuts and scratches that may occur during a move.

“Our intention is to develop and foster long-lasting relationships with other franchisors and current IFA members, as we feel it’s best to look to and support each other as much as possible since we are all in the same space,” Bollman said.


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