Tariq Farid family and friends at Junior Achievement Hall of Fame ceremony
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An honor from Junior Achievement that I share with many

posted by Tariq Farid April 22, 2016 0 comments

On Thursday evening I was honored to be among a group of local businesspeople inducted into the Junior Achievement of Southwest New England’s Business Hall of Fame.

One thing that made the evening so special was that my children were there to see me accept the award.  I believe it is one of our greatest responsibilities to inspire and educate the next generation, which is why the mission of Junior Achievement is so close to my heart. Continue Reading

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Tariq Farid Foundation renews support for families of children with cancer

posted by Tariq Farid March 15, 2016 0 comments

Learning that a family member has cancer is heart-breaking, especially if that person is a child. I know this first-hand because it happened to my family shortly after we had moved to the United States.

At the age of four, my youngest brother was diagnosed with leukemia. The entire family was devastated and fearful. But my family knew we were blessed to be in the United States, and close to world-class medical treatment.

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One of the many teams that competed in the 2015 Scrabble Challenge benefiting the Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven.

Tariq Farid Foundation adds support for literacy volunteers of Greater New Haven

posted by Tariq Farid March 1, 2016 0 comments

One of the most intimidating challenges of moving to a new country is learning a new language and customs. I know this from first-hand experience.

Thanks to the help of caring teachers and new friends, however, I was able to make the transition when I moved to this country as a child. Not everyone is fortunate enough to have such support.

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An exciting opportunity to help shape the future of franchising

posted by Tariq Farid February 24, 2016 0 comments

The past weekend was a very special one for several reasons.

First, I was privileged to take my place as part of the International Franchise Association (IFA) board of directors at the organization’s annual convention in San Antonio.

As I have said many times, it is the franchise model that has allowed Edible Arrangements to become a global icon while, at the same time, creating opportunities for our many franchisees to become owners of their own businesses and pursue the American Dream. Continue Reading

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Tariq Farid Foundation lends its support to the fight against child hunger

posted by Tariq Farid February 10, 2016 0 comments

Through the Tariq Farid Foundation, we have been blessed to be able to support many worthwhile organizations that are helping those in need. It is a sad fact of life that there are those who, through no fault of their own, often find themselves suffering in tragic situations. Yet I never cease to be amazed at the generosity of those who are willing to give their time and energy to help ease the suffering.

One such organization is the Connecticut Food Bank, the state’s non-profit leader in the fight against hunger and the largest provider of charitably donated food. Last year the organization and its partners provided enough food to prepare more than 18 million meals. Continue Reading