The International Franchise Association’s “FAN of the Year Award” is given to those who protect, promote and enhance the franchise industry through the IFA’s grassroots advocacy program “Franchise Action Network.”
Steiner is a 2016 LEAD Hampton Roads graduate who has worked closely with the Chamber’s Small Business Development Center to promote business entrepreneurship in the local area. The relentless desire to raise awareness for the franchise industry’s contribution to our local economy and communities led Steiner to create a local roundtable with nearly 50 attendees. While the main goal of the roundtable is to leverage the skills and acumen of transitioning military veterans to franchising entrepreneurship, the roundtable also serves to promote the success of franchises throughout the region. Steiner has also held career events with Opportunity Inc., Sun Trust, and the Hampton Roads Chamber to raise awareness of the franchise industry's contribution to the economy and the community.