The awards ceremony will take place on the Palm Beach Atlantic University campus on November 16.
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, November 3, 2021 / PRNewswire / – We are delighted to announce Ray titus, CEO and Founder of United Franchise Group, is the 2021 American Free Enterprise Medalist of the Year. The American Free Enterprise Medal was created by Palm Beach Atlantic University to recognize individuals whose hard work and accomplishments exemplify the best of the American free enterprise system. Titus will be 35 years olde recipient of the award, a particularly dear honor since this year also marks the 35e anniversary of United Franchise Group.
Ray titus is the 35th recipient of the American Free Enterprise Medal on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of United Franchise Group.
Titus, recognized as a world leader for entrepreneurs, founded Signarama in 1986 and began franchising stores soon after. He applied his successful franchise model to other business-to-business businesses, ultimately forming a family of brands and laying the groundwork for what is today United Franchise Group (UFG), an international community of over 1,600 franchises in more than 80 countries. .
“It is such a pleasure to be involved with Palm Beach Atlantic University and I am especially honored to receive recognition from an organization to which I am connected in so many ways, through my community, my family and my passion for entrepreneurship, ”titus commented.
Titus was previously recognized for his determination and leadership by the University of Palm Beach Atlantic in 2008 when he was also awarded the Companion of American Free Enterprise Medal. Since the honor was first created, only five other recipients have been awarded both an accompaniment medal and a medalist of the year.
These notable icons of American business and philanthropy include:
John D. MacArthur – John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and MacArthur Fellowship Program (also known as “Engineering Grants”), Atlantic University of Florida John D. MacArthur Campus Jupiter Florida, Palm Beach Atlantic University West Palm Beach Florida, John D. MacArthur Florida State Park
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. – The Dreyfoos Group, Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Palm Beach County Council of the Arts and Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Karl H. Watson – Rinker Materials Corp., CEMEX
Richard S. Johnson – Johnson Investment Group, Palm Beach Atlantic University, SunTrust South Florida, Intracoastal Health Care Systems Renaissance Award
William G. Lassiter Jr. – WG Lassiter Co. Inc., PDQ Food Stores Inc., Palm Beach Atlantic University
The American Free Enterprise Medal Ceremony will be held on the Palm Beach Atlantic University campus (1100 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, Florida) in the Green Sports Complex in 11:00 to November 16, 2021. That same day at 3 p.m., Titus along with two former fellow American Free Enterprise medalists, will present “Everything I Needed to Learn About the Business I Learned in a Franchise at the University’s Warren Library, (300 Pembroke Place To West Palm Beach, Florida).
About United Franchise Group
Led by CEO Ray titus, United Franchise Group is home to an affiliated family of brands and consultants including Accurate Franchising, FranchiseMart, Fully Promoted, Network Lead Exchange, Preveer (formerly Resource Operations International), Signarama, Transworld Business Advisors, Venture X and a food division with Jon Smith Subs, The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill and Graze Craze. With more than three decades in the franchise industry and more than 1,600 franchisees around the world, United Franchise Group offers unprecedented leadership and solid business opportunities to entrepreneurs.
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