10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Quarterly Meeting, DDIFO Board of Directors (All are welcome!)
2:00 – 2:30 PM Welcome – Ed Shanahan, Executive Director, DDIFO
“A New Direction – A New Effectiveness!”
A presentation by the new Executive Director of DDIFO on the status of the organization, its current position, and it future direction. Mr. Shanahan will speak to the issues he sees on the horizon for the organization and how DDIFO can best position itself for continued growth and success and better serve the Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee community in future years.
2:30 – 3:30 PM Mr. John Gordon, Founder of Pacific Management Consulting Group
“Taking The Financial Temperature Of The Restaurant Sector!”
A presentation with detailed analysis and special business intelligence on the state of the entire restaurant sector of the economy. Mr. Gordon will also focus more specifically on Dunkin’ Brands stock, its financial position, recent developments and a thorough look at its outlook moving forward. You don’t want to miss this!
3:30 – 4:30 PM Mr. Gene Marks, Author, Columnist and Small Business Owner
“Profiting Under Obama: How Smart Business Owners Will Succeed!”
Gene Marks is an author and columnist who writes weekly columns and blogs for the New York Times, Forbes, The Huffington Post and others. He is read by thousands of small and mid-sized business owners around the country. Through his keynotes, workshops, seminars and executive retreats, Gene help business owners understand the latest trends that will affect their companies so they can make profitable decisions. In the face of “Obamacare”, these trends and decisions become even more important!
4:30 – 5:30 PM Franchisee Leaders, Brand Advisory Council Members & DDIFO Leadership
“DDIFO Town Hall Meeting – Airing Your Issues!”
An open forum for attendees to learn more about the activities and services provided by DDIFO and a free, open and lively exchange of ideas, initiatives, questions and suggestions for additional opportunities for the organization to enhance the opportunities for the success of the Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee community.
5:30 – 7:00 PM Cocktails, dinner and conclusion
A wrap up of the day’s events and an opportunity for the franchise owners to enjoy cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres with our program sponsors, discuss their valuable products and services and thank them for their support!