Commissioner Cochran-Johnson Co-sponsors Great American Franchise Expo


DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb County Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson is partnering with The Great American Franchise Expo to support her efforts in increasing business ownership in DeKalb County.

On Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19, 2019, at the Cobb Galleria, DeKalb residents will have the opportunity to gain valuable information on franchise opportunities from over 100 top franchises, including national and emerging businesses and chains.

DeKalb County attendees are encouraged to visit the Super District 7 booth on Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to receive resources and literature from local lending and service partners.

“I could not have imagined a better partner in my efforts to provide economic wealth and franchise opportunities,” said Commissioner Cochran-Johnson. “The Great American Franchise Expo is a national leader and DeKalb residents will benefit greatly from the experience and ability to connect with opportunities to own their own businesses.”

During the two-day Franchise Expo, DeKalb County Super District 7 event participants will have the ability to meet with specialists to gain insight on franchise ownership. Additionally, various seminars will be available including Franchising 101; The Legal Aspects of Franchising and the FDD; SBA Small Business Resources; The Banks Behind Franchising; Real Estate Strategy for Successful Franchising; How To Fund Franchises Using Retirement Money; and Women Business Owners are Booming.

In addition to seminars, a variety of panel discussions will occur throughout the day featuring financial advisors, franchise owners, accountants, and industry insiders.

The Franchise Expo will have an investment opportunity for everyone and many companies are able to give discounts to active duty military, veterans and first responders.

Admission is free, but registration is encouraged as participants will be provided ongoing resources to aid in their business acquisition.

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Constituents and interested parties are encouraged to visit to register for community updates and notification of future events.