Milwaukee-, Madison-area Dunkin Donuts Support Wisconsin Special Olympics

Wisconsin police officers “did time” at 14 Dunkin’ Donuts locations in Milwaukee and Madison, staking out rooftops to raise awareness and $16,500 for Wisconsin Special Olympics. It was all part of a larger fundraising effort held each year called the Law Enforcement Torch Run: 1,000 Wisconsin officers march across the state, carrying the Flame of…

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Illinois Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Owners Host Local Law Enforcement; Raise $243,000 for Illinois Special Olympics

The Illinois Special Olympics Summer Games held this month in Normal, Illinois, received a big boost from Illinois Dunkin’ Donuts stores. Illinois Dunkin’ Donuts’ Cops on the Roof daylong campaign raised $243,000 to support the cause, crushing 2011’s total of $215,000. The Illinois Special Olympics serves more than 21,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and more…

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Chicago Dunkin’ Donuts Owners Support Law Enforcement’s Special Olympics Torch Run; Mrs. Illinois Lisa Sonnenberg and NBA Star Bill Wennington ‘Stake Out’ Chicago

As Chicago customers popped into the Dunkin’ Donuts at 1519 West Madison for their everyday morning fuel on June 1st, they might have looked up and wondered what on Earth Mrs. Illinois Lisa Sonnenberg and Bulls broadcaster and former NBA great Bill Wennington were doing hanging out together up on the roof with a bunch…

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Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee Deo Braga Earns Chamber Salute

Deo Braga, was honored as Gloucester’s Small Business Man of the Year. Deo left Portugal for the United States in 1981 and embarked upon the American Dream. Starting in the kitchen of a Dunkin’ Donuts in East Boston, the then-20-year-old immigrant quickly baked his way up to position of manager of the Dunkin’ Donuts in Essex, a move which introduced him to Cape Ann, and eventually to Gloucester, where, together with his wife Paula, he would build an entrepreneurial empire estimated today at approximately $20 million and growing.

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Level Playing Field for Small Business Act of 2012 California Fair Franchising Act

On Tuesday, April 17th, the California Judiciary Committee approved AB 2305, the California Franchising Level Playing Field for Small Business Act of 2012, via a 6 to 3 vote. It now passes to the California Assembly Business, Professions and Consumer Protections Committee for a hearing on April 24. After its approval, it will then later go to the full California Assembly and later, to the State Senate for approval, and on to Gov. Jerry Brown for his approval.

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Temporary 504 Loan Refinancing for Eligible Small Business Assets Under the Jobs Act Expires 9-27-2012

From time to time DDIFO is pleased to present Guest Commentary from valued contributors. Guest commentaries feature the views, and opinions of the contributor and are not necessarily the opinions of DDIFO and it’s Board of Directors. The following is information submitted by Barbara Arena, Vice President of Granite State Development Corporation (GSDC) 131 Whitman Street, Hanson, MA 781-294-2244, barbara@granitestatedev.com, www.granitestatedev.com, regarding refinancing opportunities thru the SBA’s Temporary 504 Loan Refinancing Progam.

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