Franchisee of the Year Recipient Nick Lambie

Nick Lambie: Veteran On the Move

This episode of Veteran On the Move features Joe Crane interviewing Air Force veteran and International Franchise Association (IFA) 2023 Franchisee of the Year, Nick Lambie. Nick, a weapons director with 9 years of active duty and ongoing service in the Air National Guard, was drawn to entrepreneurship for the freedom and challenge of being his own boss. Believing his leadership and mission-oriented skills translated well to franchising, Nick planned his transition from active duty to open a Ziebart store. Ziebart, a vehicle protection company offering interior and exterior car care products,appealed to Nick partly due to their waived franchise fee for veterans. In the interview, Nick discusses how his business has thrived with the support of the Ziebart franchise network.

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Nick Lambie of Ziebart Awarded Franchisee of the Year by International Franchise Association


About Our Guest   

U.S. Air Force Veteran Nick Lambie earned recognition from the International Franchise Association (IFA) as a 2023 Franchisee of the year. Following his career as a U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant, Nick Lambie sought a new challenge that would continue his management and mentorship of people, while paying attention to detail and accomplishing the job. Nick and his brother, Mark, opened their Ziebart store in Morgantown, WV in 2019 which has gone on to become one of the brands top-performing stores. They have a second store now in development in Washington, PA. The International Franchise Association (IFA) recently recognized Nick as a 2023 Franchisee of the Year.


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