Oklahoma Couple Named Franchisees of the Year by International Franchise Association
ATLANTA, GA / ACCESSWIRE / March 2, 2023 / ANY LAB TEST NOW®, the nation's premier direct access lab testing company, is thrilled to announce that the International Franchise Association (IFA) has named Carrie and Tom Powers, owners of three ANY LAB TEST NOW® stores in Oklahoma, as Franchisees of the Year. The honor was announced at the IFA's 63rd Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Franchisee of the Year Award recognizes leading franchisees that exemplify excellence in franchising and service to others. This is the second year in a row for an independent owner and operator of ANY LAB TEST NOW®, the largest lab testing franchise in the nation, to receive a Franchise of the Year trophy.
Carrie and Tom Powers opened their first ANY LAB TEST NOW® franchise in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 2018. Two years later, they opened a second location in Oklahoma City and a third franchise in Norman, Oklahoma in 2022. Tom, who spent decades in medical sales, handles the sales and marketing side of the house for each location, while Carrie handles operations and focuses on customer service.
"We are so proud of the accomplishments of Carrie and Tom over the last five years. Within the first few years of operations, not only did they become one of the top franchises in our system, they set the standard for ANY LAB TEST NOW® franchisees by serving as a training site to help their peers also achieve success," said Clarissa Bradstock, CEO at ANY LAB TEST NOW®. "The Powers provide essential and stable jobs, competitive wages, benefits, and upward mobility in both communities they serve. We are so happy to see the Powers honored for their commitment to their customers and employees."
From L to R: Clarissa Bradstock, Carrie & Tom Powers, Matthew Haller
There are approximately 800,000 franchised businesses across the United States, providing over 8.4 million direct jobs and generating over $800 billion in economic output. According to Oxford Economics, franchising, on average, provides higher wages and better benefits than non-franchised businesses, as well as greater entrepreneurial opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, and other underrepresented communities.
"Franchisee of the Year recipients represent the best in franchising," said Matthew Haller, president and CEO of the International Franchise Association. "This is the highest honor IFA awards to individual franchisees, and local business owners like Carrie and Tom exemplify the power of franchising and its positive contributions to communities around the world."
About ANY LAB TEST NOW®
Founded in 1992, ANY LAB TEST NOW® is a franchise direct access lab testing company that provides thousands of standard lab tests to consumers and businesses in a professional, convenient, and cost-effective, transparent manner. With more than 200 franchises around the U.S., ANY LAB TEST NOW® offers a variety of affordable and confidential lab tests to consumers and businesses, including general health and wellness panels, pregnancy, HIV/STD, drug, paternity, and many more tests. To learn more about ANY LAB TEST NOW, visit www.anylabtestnow.com or like us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/anylabtestnowcorp.
About the International Franchise Association:
Celebrating over 60 years of excellence, education, and advocacy, the International Franchise Association (IFA) is the world's oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. IFA works through its government relations and public policy, media relations, and educational programs to protect, enhance and promote franchising and the approximately 790,492 franchise establishments that support nearly 8.4 million direct jobs, $825.4 billion of economic output for the U.S. economy, and almost 3% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). IFA members include franchise companies in over 300 different business format categories, individual franchisees, and companies that support the industry in marketing, law, technology, and business development.
SOURCE: Any Lab Test Now
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