Upcoming Mid-Atlantic DDIFO Meeting

Time is of the essence for those Mid-Atlantic franchise owners who have yet to register for this coming week’s Mid-Atlantic region meeting coming at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Newark Airport.  The meeting will feature Attorneys Pat McGovern and John Vreerland, both partners in the noted New Jersey firm of Genova, Burns, Giantomasi, Webster speaking…

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Mid-Atlantic Meeting in Newark on April 9

Again, we remind franchise owners in the Mid-Atlantic region of the important meeting coming up on April 9 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Newark Airport.  The meeting will feature Attorneys Pat McGovern and John Vreerland, both partners in the noted New Jersey firm of Genova, Burns, Giantomasi, Webster speaking on Affordable Care Act implementation…

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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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Upcoming DDIFO Meetings

In light of the growing issues surrounding employment law issues in various states around the footprint, it is timely that DDIFO’s next two meetings will be held in New Jersey and Illinois.  Presentations at both will involve employment issues in the two respective states.  The New Jersey meeting, at the Doubletree Hotel Newark Airport, will…

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Listening to the Community Before You Develop that New Store

It seems many towns are slowly turning back the clocks to recapture the days when everyone knew their neighbors, when block parties and pot luck dinners were the norm and, most importantly, when local stores were locally owned. Perhaps it’s society’s backlash to the proliferation of social media, online shopping and big-box retailing. West Orange, NJ –…

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Franchisees In North Carolina and New Jersey

We advised a few weeks ago that there were franchisees with a number of different brands looking to meet with other franchisees in both North Carolina and New Jersey in order to network and possibly discuss issues of mutual interest.  We have heard from several of you interested in participating and wanted to make sure…

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New Jersey Voters Approve Minimum Wage Increase

Election day this past Tuesday, New Jersey voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot initiative increasing the state minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.25 effective January, 2014, but more importantly amending the state constitution to index the minimum wage to inflation.  A similar bill was vetoed earlier this year by Governor Chris Christie, who interestingly was overwhelmingly…

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National Conference: Focuses on Issues Impacting Franchisees

When New Jersey Lieutenant  Governor Kim Guadagno walked to the podium at Caesar’s Atlantic City last month, she knew she was facing a friendly room. The men and women – many of whom scurried to find seats as Guadagno’s keynote address began – were all connected to the Dunkin’ system, and they soon learned that Dunkin’…

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