WACO, Texas – (Sept. 23, 2010) – Neighborly, formerly Dwyer Group, was honored with the All-Star Award from the International Franchise Association on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. as part of the Public Affairs Conference held Sept. 13 – 14th. This is the second consecutive year Neighborly has been recognized with the All-Star Award, which honors the company with the largest attendance at the Public Affairs Conference.
“It is a great honor for Neighborly to receive this award,” said Dina Dwyer-Owens, chairwoman and CEO of The Neighborly. “We will continue striving to be a voice for our industry with members of Congress.”
The IFA Public Affairs Conference included meetings between franchisees and franchise systems and congressional lawmakers to discuss key issues facing the franchise industry. This conference is one of the franchise industry’s most important advocacy events, with nearly 500 franchisors, franchisees and suppliers in attendance.
Founded 50 years ago, the IFA promotes and strives to protect franchising worldwide.
Neighborly, based in Waco, Texas, is a holding company of seven franchise businesses, each selling and supporting a different franchise under the following service marks: Aire Serv®, Glass Doctor®, The Grounds Guys™, Mr. Appliance®, Mr. Electric®, Mr. Rooter® (Drain Doctor in the UK and Portugal), and Rainbow International®. Collectively, these independent franchise concepts offer customers world-wide a broad base of residential and commercial services. Neighborly is a portfolio company of The Riverside Company, a private equity firm with offices in New York, Cleveland, Dallas and San Francisco. For more information on The Neighborly, or its franchise concepts, visit the company’s web site at www.dwyergroup.com.