Who’s Business-Friendly?

Speaking of interesting reports, New York based Development Counsellors International, surveyed 356 executives to determine which cities are most and least “business-friendly”.  Not surprisingly, California and New York retained their positions as the least business-friendly states in the nation from the last time the survey was conducted back in 2011.  On the positive side of…

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More Issues Surface on Obama Care

  Despite the fact it was passed into law over 4 years ago, different issues continue to surface with the Affordable Care Act – some foreseen, some not.  The Business Journal reported this week that over 300,000 individuals are in jeopardy of losing their coverage across the nation for lack of sufficient documentation.  The Centers for Medicare…

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National DCP Unveils New Initiatives

The United States Postal Service has always been known for making deliveries no matter the weather. In recent years, Fed-Ex and UPS made seven-day-a-week deliveries commonplace. Now, the National DCP wants to transform the delivery system that serves Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners into a 24/7 operation. The program, called route optimization, is one of two…

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New Jersey and Illinois Top Nation in Property Tax Burden

Investment Advisory firm Regent Atlantic this week released a white paper showing that New Jersey, with the highest property tax burden in the nation was losing wealthy residents because of that tax burden, to Pennsylvania and Florida.  That news may not come as a surprise to wealthy residents of the Garden State, but the state’s…

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Florida Voters Don’t Buy It

Notwithstanding this latest change in the mandates of the Affordable Care Act, and the effort to make it seem less onerous than it may be, voters in Florida’s 13th Congressional District elected David Jolly, a staunch opponent of the Affordable Care Act in a March 11 Special Election to fill the seat of the late Representative…

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Tampa 2014 Members Meeting Program Agenda

2:00 – 2:30 PM  Registration and Welcome – Ed Shanahan, Executive Director, DDIFO  “An Overview of Issues!” A presentation by the Executive Director of the DD Independent Franchise Owners, Inc. on the status of a number of issues that are relevant to the franchisee community today and in the coming months.  He will also address DDIFO and…

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Attorney Ramy P. Elmasri from Vernis & Bowling

Ramy P. Elmasri, Esq. Biography

Attorney Ramy P. Elmasri  is an expert in Florida employment litigation and professional liability.  With the national firm of Vernis & Bowling since 2012, he is an experienced insurance company claims attorney who oversaw and handled a multitude of cases from inception to their natural resolution as an insurance employee.  As a former insurance company…

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Tampa Meeting On February 6

DDIFO will host another meeting at the Tampa Airport Marriott on Thursday, February 6.  The announcement email will be sent this week, but members should mark their calendars now and plan to attend this important meeting.

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Tampa Franchise Owners Meeting Scheduled For February 6

DDIFO will be sponsoring its second meeting of the year at the Tampa Airport Marriott on Thursday, February 6.  Details are still being finalized, but we would encourage all Dunkin’ franchisees to mark the date on their calendars.  Details on the meeting will be finalized and sent to all franchise owners soon.

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