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Plan Ahead Events welcomes two new franchisees

editNational Franchise Group, Canadian master franchisor for Plan Ahead Events, has added Elizabeth Zelko as its newest Toronto franchisee and Nicole Pelletier as its first Quebec franchisee.

Zelko (pictured, left) has 20 years of experience in the financial sector as an employee at one of Canada’s largest banks. She began her search for a franchise numerous years ago, looking for the right fit for her lifestyle and personality. With three children at home, she wanted a business that allowed flexibility, was rewarding to both her and her family, satisfied her ambitious personality and would benefit from her past experience as an executive at the bank. She came across Plan Ahead Events online and decided it was a business she could relate to, since she had enjoyed and excelled at organizing events with the bank.

“I feel like I have found the perfect business for me and my family,” Zelko says, “and I cannot wait to start this exciting career.”

Pelletier (pictured, right) has more than 20 years of experience as a consultant. She began looking for her own business more than three years ago. Then, after organizing a fundraising event in her community a few months ago, she mentioned to her friends how much fun she had planning it. One of them suggested she search for a more specifically related career opportunity.

A few weeks later, Pelletier came across Plan Ahead Events online. After thorough research and speaking with Ghassan Barazi, National Franchise Group’s president, and Cheryl Higgins, who is in charge of the Canadian head office, she determined the franchise was the right fit for her.

“I am thrilled to welcome Nicole to our team,” says Barazi. “Her level of professionalism and enthusiasm for the event planning industry are exactly what we look for in prospective franchisees.”

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