LAS VEGAS, March 1, 2023 – The International Franchise Association (IFA) today named Zane Glove, owner of Payroll Vault in Fort Collins, Colorado as a 2023 Franchisee of the Year. Glover was honored at the 63rd IFA Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, for being an outstanding franchise establishment owner-operator. 


Franchisee of the Year recipients represent the best in franchising,” said Matthew Haller, president and CEO of the International Franchise Association. “This is the highest honor IFA awards to individual franchisees, and local business owners like Zane exemplify the power of franchising and its positive contributions to communities around the world.”  


The Franchisee of the Year Award, sponsored by IFA’s partner Paychex, recognizes leading franchise owners from IFA member brands whose outstanding performance and contributions help protect, enhance, and promote the franchise business model. Nominated by their parent company, individuals are selected for their service to their communities, fostering a strong and vibrant workforce, opening the doors for career growth and entrepreneurship, and supporting their fellow franchisees.  


Payroll Vault is a local full-service, boutique-style payroll service that focuses on the workforce compliance needs of small businesses. The company’s mission is focused on re-defining payroll and workforce management solutions, complemented with industry leading client service.  


“I’m honored to receive this recognition, and it’s a testament to the benefits of a proven business model backed with a strong network of fellow franchisees and leadership. Being a part of the Payroll Vault franchise provides endless opportunity to succeed,” explained Glover.  


“Supporting business owners through franchising continues to be equally exciting for us as it is for the entrepreneurs that make up the Payroll Vault system. Every decision we make is made to create a positive impact in our franchisee’s future, as well as the continued growth and strength of our brand,” says Sean Manning, CEO/Founder of Payroll Vault. “Congratulations to Zane for receiving this recognition and leading with his kindness, technical expertise, and peer leadership!” 


There are approximately 800,000 franchised businesses across the U.S., providing over 8.4 million direct jobs and generating over $800 billion in economic output. According to Oxford Economics, franchising on average provides higher wages and better benefits than non-franchised businesses, as well as greater entrepreneurial opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, and other underrepresented communities.   

About the International Franchise Association:  

Celebrating over 60 years of excellence, education, and advocacy, the International Franchise Association (IFA) is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. IFA works through its government relations and public policy, media relations, and educational programs to protect, enhance and promote franchising and the approximately 790,492 franchise establishments that support nearly 8.4 million direct jobs, $825.4 billion of economic output for the U.S. economy, and almost 3 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). IFA members include franchise companies in over 300 different business format categories, individual franchisees, and companies that support the industry in marketing, law, technology, and business development. 

About the Payroll Vault Brand

Payroll Vault’s company mission began in 2008, focused on re-defining payroll services and solutions, complemented with unparalleled customer service. Payroll Vault offers boutique-style payroll service for small businesses and provides a real-time solution for clients. In 2012, Payroll Vault launched its first franchise. Through providing entrepreneurs the opportunity to start-up their own full-service payroll business with the support of our team of experts with decades of experience, Payroll Vault Franchising is recognized as a national leader in the industry with numerous offices across the United States and expanding.  

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