Northwood University to Host Melanie Bergeron on Franchise Management

Melanie Bergeron

On Thursday, December 5, at 3 p.m., Northwood University will host Melanie Bergeron who will discuss the topic “The Company Story and Franchise Management.” The presentation will take place in the Sloan Family Building for Aftermarket Studies on Northwood University’s Midland campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. Students, faculty, staff and members of the community are invited to attend this free event.

Melanie Bergeron, CFE (Certified Franchise Executive), is the chair of Two Men and a Truck ®/International, Inc., the largest franchised moving company in North America. Bergeron began as the company’s first franchisee—the founder of the company is her mother, Mary Ellen Sheets.

Bergeron became president in 1994 and together with her team grew the company from $6 million to $198 million. The company has been featured on the “Today” show and CNBC’s “How I Made My Millions.” She has spoken at several universities and for many business groups to share best practices she has learned along the way. Bergeron also spends time mentoring other young entrepreneurs.

Questions about the event may be directed to Professor James Hop at 989.837.4321 or hopj@northwood.edu.


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