Jamie Izaks – Co-Founder
Jamie Izaks co-founded NIFA to further propel and support the franchising community in his native Chicagoland area. He is also the CEO and co-founder of All Points Public Relations, a nationally renowned, full-service public relations agency focusing on the franchising industry. His experience as a seasoned publicist, writer, media coach, journalist and public speaker has allowed NIFA to grow considerably since its inception. Jamie is married to Lauren and together they founded All Points PR in 2011.

Lauren Izaks – Co-Founder
Lauren Izaks co-founded NIFA alongside her husband, Jamie, and Andrew Bleiman to better support the franchising community of Northern Illinois, where she was born and raised. Also the Executive Vice President of All Points PR, Lauren’s business savvy, organization and foresight is essential to her track record of success. 

Andrew Bleiman – Co-Founder
Andrew P. Bleiman is Partner with Marks & Klein, LLP, one of America’s leading law firms focused on the franchise industry. His passion to help create an organization that allows his home city of Chicago’s franchise community to easily network with each other, find support, educate and have a unified voice has come alive with NIFA. 



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The Northern Illinois Franchise Association (NIFA) dedicates itself to supporting the individuals and businesses in franchising at the franchisor, franchisee and supplier levels.

We are committed to promoting, enhancing and fostering the success of franchisors and franchisees in Illinois through communication, political advocacy, networking, support services and educational programs.

Additionally, through an ongoing partnership with the International Franchise Association, the organization aligns closely with the Chicago-area Franchise Business Network

The Northern Illinois Franchise Association is committed to supporting the growth of franchising through executive development, and encouraging best practices in franchising through regular programs and networking.