Sylvan Franchise Blog

Ali Dougherty

Ali is a Marketing Manager at Sylvan Learning, specializing in Franchise Development.

Recent Posts

Visionary Leaders Share How American Education Can Advance From B- To A+

Posted by Ali Dougherty on Dec 22, 2014

Sylvan's CEO, Jeff Cohen, was selected as one of four visionary leaders, who represent breakthrough education models, to talk to Forbes.com about technology, economics and the future of American education. Check out the full article below:

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Ali Dougherty on Nov 27, 2014

Sylvan wishes you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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Sylvan Annual Conference - What a Success!

Posted by Ali Dougherty on Oct 24, 2014

What a week! From the hot California sun, to the insightful pre-conference sessions to the exciting new products and marketing solutions, and of course the celebration party - I think we can call the 2014 Sylvan Annual Conference a great success!

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Sylvan Community Heads to Palm Springs, CA

Posted by Ali Dougherty on Sep 26, 2014

Sylvan Annual Conference
Palm Springs, CA
September 29 - October 2

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Sylvan's Blood Drive Recap

Posted by Ali Dougherty on Sep 16, 2014

As Sylvan continues its mission to raise $250,000 and increase awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, we held a blood drive at our corporate office last week. 

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Joint Meetings with Sylvan’s Franchise Owners Association Foster Alignment

Posted by Ali Dougherty on Jul 30, 2014

Earlier this month, the board members of Sylvan's Franchise Owners Association (FOA) came to corporate headquarters for our joint quarterly leadership meeting. During the most recent meeting, we focused on the collaboration of key business initiatives. The FOA Board also received updates from Sylvan leadership about the roadmap for 2015 and beyond. The FOA Board and the Sylvan corporate team meet in person each quarter to ensure ongoing collaboration and have countless other calls to ensure follow through on initiatives.

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U.S. House of Representatives Tackle Issues Affecting Franchisees

Posted by Ali Dougherty on Jul 22, 2014

Last month brought big news for franchised small businesses across the country when the U.S. House of Representatives gathered with industry experts for a hearing held before the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

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VetFran Program Continues Franchising’s Commitment to Veterans

Posted by Ali Dougherty on Jul 8, 2014

From Memorial Day through the Fourth of July and on to Veteran’s Day, the United States turns its attention to honoring our veterans.

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Sylvan Kicks-Off Mission to Raise $250,000 for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Posted by Ali Dougherty on Jul 7, 2014

The race is on for Sylvan Learning to raise more than $250,000 to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)'s mission to find cures for blood cancers and ensure access to treatments for the patients who need them.

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Sylvan Franchisee Explains How to Prevent Summer Learning Loss

Posted by Ali Dougherty on Jul 2, 2014

Kari Weigel, one of our all-star franchisees, received some local media coverage on how her Sylvan Learning Center in Fargo, North Dakota, works with families to prevent summer learning loss. 

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