Connecticut Leader Joins National Conference Panel

We are thrilled to bring the “home-court advantage” to Connecticut for the DDIFO National Conference with the addition of Connecticut House minority leader Themis Klarides (R-Derby). Klarides, who has represented the 114th Connecticut district in the legislature since 1999, was selected just last week as one of the top 25 Women in Government Leadership by…

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Soda Tax Updates

We’ll start with the disappointing revenue numbers in Philadelphia generated by the City’s new soda tax for the month of August. The tax, which was projected to generate enough money to fund pre-K educational programs, community schools as well as rebuilding a number of the public facilities in the city missed its target again as…

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Coffee Connections

There usually isn’t enough coffee news to warrant its own discussion in Small Regular, but it seems this week might be the exception. You can stay up on the latest of the drama within the Tim Horton’s brand by checking out this article on Blue Mau Mau last week. It seems the Tim Horton brand…

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Star-Studded Line-up

With just one month to go, we thought it a good time to lay out the full agenda for the 2017 DDIFO National Conference on October 30 & 31 at the Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut – it is one we’re very proud of: Don Fox, CEO of Firehouse Subs; Rob Branca will…

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Congress, SBA Headline CFA Forum

The Coalition of Franchisee Association (CFA) Lobby Day Forum is always a great opportunity for franchisees to make their voice heard in Washington DC, but this year, that seems especially true. The annual event, being held on October 25 & 26, will open with a Congressional Reception for which dozens of Congressmen and women have…

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Dunkin’ Doings

We want to welcome Katy Latimer, Dunkin’s new Vice President – Culinary Innovation and congratulate her on joining the Dunkin’ Donuts family. According to the release, Latimer comes from PepsiCo where for the past two decades she served in a number of positions including a long tenure as Vice President of Research & Development, Global…

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Emanuel Closer to NLRB Post, Robb Nominated

NLRB nominee William Emanuel moved another step closer to Senate confirmation this week when the US Senate approved a closure motion on a party-line vote of 49-44 with several Senators already absent for the Rosh Hashanah holiday. Emanuel was nominated back in June for the fifth and final open NLRB slot. His formal confirmation vote…

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Has NAFTA Gone Union?

One has to wonder how Canada can presume to dictate individual labor policies for states in other countries, but that is precisely what our neighbor to the north is looking to do! At meetings earlier this month to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canadian negotiators demanded the United States enact federal legislation…

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Court OKs Right to Work

Speaking of right to work, the Badger State became the 25th state in the Union to adopt right-to-work back in 2015, but implementing the law has been a non-stop battle in Wisconsin ever since. The law has been challenged in both the federal and state courts and at this point, has prevailed in both. In…

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