MEET THE FRANCHISOR

Meet the Franchisor: Carmelo Marsala of Spray-Net

By Peter Saunders Carmelo Marsala struggled with authority since his adolescence, knowing he wanted to start his own business one day. An early experience as a franchisee motivated him to become a franchisor, as he founded Spray-Net to fill an unmet need in the residential exterior painting industry.
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A gold standard for window cleaning at Aurum

Michael Morozov is founder and CEO of Aurum, headquartered in Vaughan, Ont., with 250 employees and more than 25,000 clients across North America, which it serves through more than 18 corporate locations.
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FEATURES

An appetite for business at Mr. Greek

By Jamal Malik I entered food-service franchising last fall, looking for an opportunity that would let me offer healthy choices and stay ahead in a changing economy. When I got the chance to open a Mr. Greek franchise in a prime location in Richmond Hill, Ont., it seemed like the perfect way to start my restaurant career.
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LEGAL CORNER

Ask the Experts: Changes to trademark laws

By Chad Finkelstein Q: What changes have been made to trademark laws in Canada? A: As part of the federal government’s omnibus budget legislation in 2014, amendments were introduced to Canada’s Trademarks Act, in part with a view toward harmonizing our intellectual property laws with those of the international community.
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MEET THE FRANCHISOR

Meet the Franchisor: Jacques Kavafian of Fresh Burger

By Peter Saunders In 2013, after a long career in finance, Jacques Kavafian decided to start his own business. He opened Fresh Burger in Richmond Hill, Ont., to focus only on serving classic hamburgers and French fries, without any gimmicks.
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NEWS

A&W Canada raises $1.9 million for MS research

A&W Canada achieved record-breaking donations with its 10th annual Burgers to Beat MS campaign. The QSR, in partnership with the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society of Canada, raised more than $1.9 million to support MS research.
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