Northeast Regional Meeting

You’ve only got a few days left to register for the Northeast Regional DDIFO meeting next Tuesday at the Framingham Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center.  The program will feature veteran Boston news anchor Maria Stephanos speaking on the media perspective and how it responds to small business issues.   We will also feature Kevin Scott, ServSafe®…

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New Jersey Moves Paid Sick Leave Bill

We are also informed that the New Jersey Assembly has advanced A 2354, a proposal that will mandate paid sick leave for private sector employees throughout the Garden State.  The initiative comes in the wake of New Jersey’s two largest cities passing their own paid sick leave laws – both Jersey City and Newark have…

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Giving Back With Scholarships

On the subject of giving back and helping others, we congratulate longtime DDIFO member Ed Wolak, founder of the Wolak Group which owns some 85 Dunkin’ shops, on the launch of his employee college scholarship program in conjunction with College for America at Southern New Hampshire University.  The new program will offer 25 employees the…

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New Hampshire Fair Franchising Bill Sent to Study Committee

On Wednesday of this week, the New Hampshire House of Representatives Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee voted by a one vote margin to send the proposed New Hampshire Fair Franchising bill (HB 1215) to a study committee, effectively killing the bill for further consideration in the current session.  The final vote was essentially a party…

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Getting To The Meat (House) Of The Issue

As the aforementioned NH Committee on Commerce and Consumer Affairs was voting against protecting the small business investments of franchise owners within the Granite State, The Meat House, a nationally-franchised meat company and butcher shop headquartered in Hampton, NH was shutting all of its company operated stores and leaving it’s franchise owners in New York…

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Sub-Committee Meets Today On New Hampshire Fair Franchising Bill

As we advised you last week, New Hampshire’s House Committee on Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee named a sub-committee to work through HB 1215, the Granite State’s fair franchising initiative.  The working group, chaired by Representative Kermit Williams (D-Wilton), and including Representative Chris Muns (D-Hampton), and Representative Emily Sandblade (R-Manchester) will be meeting today in…

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Sub-Committee Appointed To Refine New Hampshire Fair Franchising Bill

At the conclusion of its public hearing on HB1215, the fair franchising bill pending in the NH House of Representatives, the Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee appointed a sub-committee to work through the issue in greater detail.  The sub committee, chaired by Representative Kermit Williams (D-Wilton), will also include Representative Chris Muns (D-Hampton), and Representative…

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New Hampshire Fair Franchising Issue For February

We would encourage franchisees regardless of the brand concept who have real concerns about the inequity of the franchisor/franchisee relationship, or have suffered losses as a result of the lack of fair franchising protections in New Hampshire to advise us and plan to attend the NH Legislature’s hearing on fair franchising when it is held…

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