Press ReleaseFebruary 4, 2015

Job Creators Network Places Full Page Print Ad in Politico to Coincide with Senate HELP Committee Hearing on NLRB “Joint Employer” Franchise Recommendation

JCN Experts with Specific Perspectives on the Proposed Franchise Change are Available for Interview

ATLANTA, GA – Today, the Job Creators Network (JCN) announced that it is placing a full-page ad in tomorrow’s Politico to coincide with the full committee hearing by the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) “joint employer” franchise recommendation. The ad is part of JCN’s ongoing national advertising campaign defending the franchise system that is under threat by the NLRB’s General Counsel’s recommendation that franchisors be considered “joint employers” with their franchisees, a major shift in labor law that will drive up the costs of purchasing a franchise and choke off opportunity for tens of thousands of new small business owners.

JCN is also putting forward a number of experts available for interviews on this topic. They include:

  • Alfredo Ortiz, CEO of Job Creators Network, is available for comment on the JCN advertising campaign, media, and grassroots efforts.
  • Heidi Ganahl, CEO and Founder of Camp Bow Wow, is available for comment on the negative impact of the NLRB recommendation from her position as a franchisor.
  • Stephen Bienko, Founder and President, 42 Holdings; a franchisee of College Hunks Hauling Junk, is available for comment from the position of a franchisee.
  • Michael Lotito, Co-Chair Littler’s Workplace Policy Institute, labor Lawyer and NLRB expert, is available to comment on the legal specifics of the NLRB recommendation.

The ad in tomorrow’s Politico features Heidi Ganahl, CEO and Founder of Camp Bow Wow, a leading pet care franchise, and is headlined: “Shouldn’t Government Support Small Business?”

View the ad here.

The ad is part of JCN’s overall campaign that includes national advertising, grassroots, and media outreach. The campaign includes a petition on its website — — calling on small business owners and citizens to “Pledge to Defend Main Street” and “Let the NLRB Know: This is Unacceptable.”

View the petition and a short video that explains the NLRB decision here.

“We are confident that the Senate HELP Committee’s hearing on the ‘joint employer’ standard will demonstrate that the NLRB General Counsel’s suggestion is wrong for American small businesses,” said Alfredo Ortiz, CEO of the Job Creators Network. “Our members provide real jobs and real opportunities for the middle class in America, and the government should support such small business growth instead of increasing the barriers for entry for those seeking to invest in the franchise model.”

Job Creators Network (JCN) is the voice of real job creators that has been missing from the debate on jobs and our economic crisis. JCN members talk about paychecks, not politics, helping the public and policymakers understand how to create jobs. For more information please visit and