I don't think so but how close is that franchise to you?
Maybe you can get some pointers on how to start up one and your two franchises can work together.
Here in MA there are a few on the NE all fairly close to one another. Sometimes they work together other times they'll take in events individually or pass an event onto another group.
One thing to check on is if you have a preference on what kind of franchise you want to join/start.
So groups look for accurate uniforms and gear while others are more casual.
We are relatively the same area, i tried to meet up with them to talk a week or 2 ago but they didnt show to the event they were supposed to.
I want to do some charity work, the place i work is a charity to begin with so it would be easy.
Yea we want to let anyone in thats is interested in helping (ie. making props and putting cash in for events and so on) but besides that we dont want to tell anyone NO. We want to work with people to make the accurate props but as a starting point we are open!