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Listening to the Community Before You Develop that New Store

It seems many towns are slowly turning back the clocks to recapture the days when everyone knew their neighbors, when block parties and pot luck dinners were the norm and, most importantly, when local stores were locally owned. Perhaps it’s society’s backlash to the proliferation of social media, online shopping and big-box retailing. West Orange, NJ –…

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CFA Day Forum Registration Now Open

The annual CFA Forum and Lobby Day in Washington DC is an excellent opportunity for members to speak with their Senators and Representatives in Congress and advise them of the issues and concerns of the franchising community.  The event will be held on May 6 and 7 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington,…

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Franchisees In North Carolina and New Jersey

We advised a few weeks ago that there were franchisees with a number of different brands looking to meet with other franchisees in both North Carolina and New Jersey in order to network and possibly discuss issues of mutual interest.  We have heard from several of you interested in participating and wanted to make sure…

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CFA Day Forum Registration Now Open

Speaking of the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA), their annual CFA Forum and Lobby Day in Washington DC has been scheduled and registration is now open.  CFA Lobby Day presents an exceptional opportunity for members to speak with their Senators and Representatives in Congress and advise them of the issues and concerns of the franchising…

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NYC Council Adopts Polystyrene Foam Ban

Subject to the proverbial “study”, the New York City Council last week passed an ordinance setting up the likely ban of polystyrene foam throughout the nation’s largest city.  The bill allows lawmakers to ban styrofoam if the Sanitation Department finds after a year-long study that it can’t be recycled effectively.  The objectivity of the study…

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Richmond Meeting Cancelled

DDIFO’s previously announced member’s meeting in Richmond, VA and scheduled for January 15 has been cancelled in light of a conflicting DAC meeting just announced last week, but also being held on January 15.  If there is sufficient interest, we will look at other possible dates in the future when we may be able to…

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Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, requiring responsible franchise practices; conferring powers and duties upon the Department of Community and Economic Development; and establishing remedies and penalties.

Pennsylvania Hearing Held/Franchise Owner Points Well Received

The Consumer Affairs Committee of the Pennsylvania General Assembly held their hearing this week on HB 1620, a fair franchising proposal sponsored by state representative Peter Dailey, a former Quiznos franchisee.  About 2 dozen franchisees from a broad array of brands listened as DDIFO and CFA Chairman Keith Miller supported passage of the initiative.  As…

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Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, requiring responsible franchise practices; conferring powers and duties upon the Department of Community and Economic Development; and establishing remedies and penalties.

Pennsylvania Fair Franchising Hearing Tuesday

The House Consumer Affairs Committee of the Pennsylvania Legislature will hear public testimony next Tuesday, November 19 at 9:30 AM on HB 1620 in Room 140 of the Main Capital Building in Harrisburg.  Click here to write to the committee members and to ask their support of HB 1620.  If any franchise owners would be available…

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