Motta Will Take Proactive Role as New CFA Chair

When Keith Miller, the outgoing Chairman of the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA), posted his farewell address on the franchisee website Blue Mau Mau, he welcomed his successor by stating that he looked forward to “working with new Chairman, John Motta, to elevate the CFA during his term.” Motta, who has been a Dunkin’ Donuts…

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CFA Day A Week+ Away

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations’ (CFA) annual CFA Day and Lobbying Forum in Washington, DC is just over a week away – and we’re delighted that over a dozen members of Congress plan to attend our evening reception after the May 9 event. CFA Day presents a golden opportunity for Dunkin’ franchisees to unite with…

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CFA Day Just One Month Away

In just over one month, the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) will host its annual CFA Day in Washington, DC on May 9. The 2018 CFA Day is a golden opportunity to unite with franchisees from 17 different brands in various industries from across the United States to learn about pressing legislative issues and advocate…

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CFA Day Scheduled for May 9

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) has confirmed its annual CFA Day in Washington, DC for May 9. The 2018 CFA Day is a golden opportunity to unite with franchisees from 17 different brands in various industries from across the United States to learn about pressing legislative issues and advocate for franchisee issues before members…

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House Passes ‘drive-by lawsuit’ Fix

The US House of Representatives yesterday passed HR 620, which requires that business owners be given details about alleged ADA violations and a time to cure the default before a lawsuit can be initiated. The ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017, which has long been a priority of the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA),…

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MUFC Conference

We’ve noted that the popular Multi-Unit Franchising Conference (MUFC) is set to take place in Las Vegas on April 3 – 6, 2018. Registration is now available with the “Early Rate” fee for franchisees of $795 expiring on March 16, 2018. After that date, the franchisee registration fee increases to $895. However, as DDIFO is…

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Drive-by Lawsuit Hearing

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA), of which DDIFO is a founding member, has been working hard over the past several years to get Congress to stop the proliferation of so-called drive-by lawsuits. Well, its hard work is finally starting to show some results as this week the Senate Committee on the Judiciary held a…

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Inside House Tax Reform

Speaking of the work of the CFA, they sent out a summary recently of the key provisions contained in the House Tax Reform proposal, The Tax Cut and Jobs Act. Currently being marked up in the House Ways & Means Committee, the legislation provides for a reduction in tax brackets from 7 to 4 with…

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Secretary Announces Apprenticeship Task Force

Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta has announced the members of the new Apprenticeship Task Force and franchisees should be proud of their participation in Coalition of Franchisee Associations among others. The CFA was instrumental in guiding task force appointments that would best represent the interests of small business man and woman.  With CFA input, we…

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CFA Commends NSAAA, Webinar Materials Available

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations, of which DDIFO is a founding member, commended the North American Securities Administrators Association (NSAAA) for the seven new sections it added to Item 19 of the Franchise Disclosure Document to further help guide regulators and protect investors from false or misleading Financial Performance Recommendations. The changes should help small…

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