The Utility Company™ A New Member of the Canadian Franchise Association

Date: NOV 22nd, 2006

Topic: Franchise News

"We are excited about our quick acceptance into the CFA," stated Janice Siddons, VP and GM of The Utility Company. "Our goal in 2006 is to bring aboard entrepreneurial franchisees who are interested in our utility service model and in bringing consumption-based IT services and business-technology consulting to the small and medium-sized business (SMB) market. Becoming a Canadian Franchise Association member instantly lets potential franchise owners know that The Utility Company is a franchise model that they can trust -- one that meets the CFA approval and conforms to their high-level of ethical standards."

The Canadian Franchise Association represents over 400 franchise companies and the professionals who support this way of doing business. Its board of directors represents all regions of the country, and promotes a strong code of ethics as well as the mandatory use of the CFA disclosure document guide. In signing on as a CFA member, a company agrees to give potential franchisees all the information they require to make a viable business decision.

"We are very pleased that The Utility Company has joined the growing list of franchise systems from across Canada who are dedicated to franchise excellence. By joining the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA), The Utility Company is demonstrating a strong commitment to the principles of the CFA code of ethics including mandatory disclosure rules and exceptional franchiser/franchisee relations," said Jeffrey Hanlan, Senior Membership Coordinator for the CFA