Alabama House Delays Fair Franchising Vote

Notwithstanding the momentum that the Alabama Franchisee Association and local franchise owners across the state have generated in support of the Protect Alabama Small Business Act (SB 129/HB 352), the Alabama House has postponed a final vote on the bill that was expected to happen this week. There is still a strong possibility that the…

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Alabama Senate Approves Franchising Bill

The Alabama state senate this week approved the Protect Alabama Small Business Act by an overwhelming vote of 26 -2! The bill now moves to the Alabama house where it has an equally encouraging chance of passage and could be brought for a final vote as early as next week. The Protect Alabama Small Business…

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Fair Franchising Moving Again in Alabama

The Protect Alabama Small Business Act (H134) was approved earlier this week by the House Committee on Commerce and Small Business and will likely be brought to the floor as early as next week. The committee sent the bill, which provides added security for franchisees to reinvest and grow their business, to the floor by…

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Fair Franchising Moves in Alabama

Good news for franchising came out of the deep south earlier this week when the Alabama Committee on Government Affairs endorsed the Protect Alabama Small Businesses Act by a vote of 9 – 1 with 1 abstention. The bill, which addresses a number of abuses to which franchise owners are currently subjected, will next be…

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Save These 2019 Dates

It’s never too early to plan, and in that vein, we wanted to get these dates out to you as soon as we could. Mark your calendars now for the DDIFO National Conference, October 28-29 at the Foxwoods Casino and Hotel in Connecticut. The National Conference, last year held in New Orleans, is a program…

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Upcoming Events

Watch for the announcement this week of our next member meeting in Chicago on November 13 featuring a presentation by franchise attorney Michael Boxerman. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare and will focus on a number of important franchise issues as well as a host of employment law issues such as…

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CFA Inaugural Legal Symposium

There will be more illustrations of the tremendous benefits of independent franchisee associations in another 2 weeks at the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) inaugural legal symposium on Wednesday, October 24 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. Attendees will hear from top franchisee attorneys Robert Zarco with Zarco, Einhorn, Salkowski & Brito, P.A.; Ron Gardner…

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CFA Inaugural Legal Symposium

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) inaugural legal symposium will be held in a couple of weeks on Wednesday, October 24 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. Although the CFA room block is now closed, rooms may still be available. Attendees will hear from top franchisee attorneys Robert Zarco with Zarco, Einhorn, Salkowski & Brito,…

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CFA Inaugural Legal Symposium

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) inaugural legal symposium will be held in one month on Wednesday, October 24 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place (with rooms available in the CFA block at a discounted $179 per night) in Chicago . Franchisees already confirmed from more than a dozen other national brands will hear from…

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CFA Inaugural Legal Symposium

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) inaugural legal symposium will be held in one month on Wednesday, October 24 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place (with rooms available in the CFA block at a discounted $179 per night) in Chicago . Franchisees already confirmed from more than a dozen other national brands will hear from…

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