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Franchise of the Year 2018
Jennifer and Matt Hundley of North Bay, CA

For Immediate Release:

North Bay Small Business Receives Two Top National Awards
Just Between Friends of North Bay Named "Franchise of the Year"
Consignment Event also receives "Community Impact Award" for Helping Fire Victims

Santa Rosa, Calif. - A small business from the North Bay is receiving national recognition as Franchise of the Year for Just Between Friends Franchise System, Inc. (JBF). Local couple, Jennifer and Matt Hundley, received the honor at the company's national conference in January in San Diego, CA.

For more than eight years, the Hundleys have helped thousands of families throughout the North Bay area save money and earn money on items for their children. This year they have been recognized at the National level for their outstanding efforts and service.

The independent judges who chose the North Bay franchisee said key deciding factors were their leadership skills and the ability to build strong business partnerships.  They also cited their ability to respond to changes in the marketplace and work with their team members, consignors and shoppers to improve their events.  "This franchisee understands the value of teamwork and leadership," said the judges. These changes resulted in strong numbers for their event in just one year, including 13% growth in consignors and 7% growth in sales.

In addition, the judges were impressed with their commitment to their community. They give back through charitable donations to Active 20-30, a charity that inspires millions of diverse 20-39-year-olds to "Make a Difference," through fundraising and volunteering.

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