Tell it to the Members: CFA Day Forum puts Franchisees on Capitol Hill

From minimum wage to paid sick leave to health care reform, issues debated in legislative arenas this year stand to have a greater impact on small business owners than ever before. More and more small business owners are recognizing the importance of communicating their concerns directly with elected officials—at all levels. Since 2009, franchise owners…

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DDIFO Selects Atlantic City to Host National Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Franchisees Offer Support for Jersey Shore Recovery April 24, 2013 Bellingham, MA— Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners from across the system will gather at Caesar’s Atlantic City this fall for the National Meeting of DDIFO, the Dunkin’ Donuts Independent Franchisee Association. It’s the first time the meeting will be held outside of New…

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2013 Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting Program Agenda

DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton, Newark, NJ Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Register Today 1:00-1:15 PM – Welcome Ed Shanahan – Executive Director – DDIFO Dan Connelly – Chairman – DDIFO Shub Hegde – President – IAFO “A New Direction – A New Effectiveness!” A presentation on the status of the organization, its current position, and its future direction.  Speakers…

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New York City large-soda ban blocked by judge

(Reuters) – New York City’s ban on large sugary drinks from restaurants, movie theaters and other establishments was invalidated on Monday by a state judge as “arbitrary and capricious,” a day before it was to take effect. The 11-hour decision was a blow to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, whose top lawyer quickly vowed…

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Pennsylvania Shop Has A Legacy of Connecting Its Community

On the wall in Ann Caruso’s family room hangs a pastel of a conservation area in the town where she lives. She loves it not because the colors match the ones in her rug, though that’s nice, too, but because it’s a walk she has taken with her husband and kids many times. It’s the…

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Tax Changes for 2013: What it Means for You

Among the many challenges of owning a small business are the year-to-year tax changes that can affect your bottom line and complicate your accounting. And this year was especially anxiety inducing as Congress and the President wrangled over a plethora of expiring tax breaks until the last moments of 2012, leaving individuals and business owners…

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Surviving Sandy

Storm Victims Themselves, Dunkin’ Franchisees Provide Power, Comfort, Food and Drinks to Disaster Area  Laura Donavan of New York City was disappointed when the Starbucks stores in her neighborhood closed due to Hurricane Sandy, which hit the New York area late Oct. 29. Needing her morning cup of coffee, she called her local Dunkin’ Donuts and…

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Dunkin Donuts Philadelphia Regional Scholarship Program

Dunkin’ Donuts Philadelphia Regional Scholarship Program: 25 high schools seniors awarded $1,000 scholarships The DDIFO honors the individual Dunkin’ Donuts owners in the Greater Philadelphia region who made these scholarships possible. Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners in the Philadelphia area awarded 25 scholarships of $1,000 each to promising local college-bound students. High school seniors living in…

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