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October 28th & 29th, 2019

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DDIFO National Conference This Weekend

You may have missed the early bird discount and the discounted rates for accommodations in the DDIFO room block, but you can still attend the 2019 DDIFO National Conference beginning Monday morning at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket, CT. The program will begin with an opening keynote address by Job Creators Network CEO Alfredo…

Extended Until This Afternoon!

We were able to prevail upon Foxwoods Resort and Casino to extend the deadline for our DDIFO Room Block until 3:00 PM today, October 18. So, if you’ve yet to reserve your room accommodations for next week’s 2019 DDIFO National Conference, you can still get a room in the Grand Pequot Tower for the duration…

Down to The Wire

The DDIFO Room Block ($135/night) at Foxwoods Resort and Casino expires on Monday, October 14, so unless you plan to pitch a tent somewhere or pay significantly more than necessary during the 2019 DDIFO National Conference and Hall of Fame luncheon, reserve your accommodations today. As Foxwoods accommodations during the Conference but outside the DDIFO…

DDIFO National Conference

Earlier in this issue, we remind our readers that our Room Block for Foxwoods accommodations at the DDIFO National Conference on October 27 through October 29 expires on Monday, October 14, so Conference attendees must reserve their hotel accommodations by that date. Not to be overlooked, the 2019 DDIFO National Conference itself will be here…

DDIFO Room Block Expires in 2 Weeks

For those who’ve procrastinated in registering for the 2019 DDIFO National Conference (October 28-29) at Foxwoods Resort, you’ve only got 2 weeks left to reserve your hotel room within the DDIFO room block at the significantly reduced rate of only $135 per night single/double occupancy. Our room block expires on October 14! Currently, rooms outside…

And to That Point  . . .

On the very subject of job creation and economic news, don’t forget that the President and CEO of the Job Creators Network, Alfredo Ortiz, will be headlining the DDIFO National Conference at the end of this month. Alfredo Ortiz will give the opening keynote address, entitled Making a Difference in Washington – How Small Business…

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Monday, October 28

8:30 AM DDIFO Board of Directors Meeting – Open to franchisee members of DDIFO*

11:00 AM
Making a Difference in WashingtonHow small business owners can make a difference in today’s policy battles.
Alfredo Ortiz, President and CEO of the Job Creators Network

12:00 Noon  Lunch with Exhibitors – Franchise Solutions Marketplace

1:00 PM           
Cashing in on CannabisObstacles and Opportunities in the New Cannabis Industry
Jason Sidman, Founder & CEO, Sanctuary ATC
James Alex, Partner & Director of Real Estate, Sanctuary Medicinal
Attorney Brandon Kurtzman, Senior Associate, Vicente Sederberg, LLP
Joseph Giannino, Principal, Government Relations Group

2:15 PM Refreshment Break - Franchise Solutions Marketplace

2:30 PM  
Dunkin’, Its Restaurant Competitors and Wall StreetA look at Today and Tomorrow
Stephen Anderson, Maxim Restaurant Stock Analyst
Michael Kelter, Managing Director, First Manhattan
John Gordon, DDIFO Restaurant Analyst, Pacific Management Consulting Group

3:45 PM
The Guest Satisfaction Surveys Diving Deeper and Improving Your Scores
Nicole Wright, Director of Client Services, Service Management Group
Madyson Smith, Account Manager, Service Management Group

5:00 PM  Welcome Reception in the High Roller Lounge

7:00 PM   Dinner on your own

Tuesday, October 29

8:00 AM  Breakfast - Franchise Solutions Marketplace

9:00 AM
Mastering Customer ComplaintsTurning A Loss Into a Win
William “Bill” Greider, Founder, P4 Executive Strategy Consulting

10:00 AM   Refreshment Break – Franchise Solutions Marketplace

10:15 AM  Bridging the Generation Gap  - Preparing for Today’s Employees & Tomorrow’s Customers
Meagan Johnson

12:30 PM  Hall of Fame Luncheon
Honoring 2019 Inductees, featuring Matt Light, New England Patriots Hall of Fame

2:30 PM  Conference Concludes

* Tentative