CFA Legal Symposium Topics Announced

The topics that will be presented at the its 2019 Legal Symposium by the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) are those that franchise owners cannot afford to miss, primary areas of concern for many franchise owners! The CFA program at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas on November 13 will feature many of the premier…

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RFDC and CFA Registrations

Take a look at the full agenda for the Restaurant Finance and Development Conference and you will notice that Dunkin’ CFO Kate Jaspon will be one of the presenters on the The CFO Forum panel; Nicole Miller Regan, of Piper Jaffrey and a panelist at the DDIFO National Conference in New Orleans last year, will…

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Senate Hears Need for Franchising Transparency

The U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Policy, chaired by Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton, held a public hearing this week on the matter: “Economic Mobility: Is the American Dream in Crisis?” One of the five individuals invited to testify was Subway franchisee and former Coalition of Franchisee Associations Chairman Keith Miller.…

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CFA Lobby Day Leads To Wage Increase Fairness Bill

At the recent CFA Lobby Day Forum (held in May) in Washington DC, Representative Scott Peters (D-CA) joined the CFA Board as its guest speaker for the CFA Directors dinner. Having the Congressman join us gave the Board the opportunity to speak candidly with him and in greater detail about an array of issues that…

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Dunkin’ Doings

Veteran Dunkin’ Franchisee and DDIFO member John Motta (who also serves as the current Chairman of the Coalition of Franchisee Associations [CFA]) also participated in the Piper Jaffray 2019 Consumer Conference. John served on the franchisee panel highlighting a day in the life of a franchisee. In the wake of an exciting 2019 Stanley Cup…

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Clock Runs Out on Alabama Fair Franchising

As the Alabama legislative session expires this week, so too do any chances of passing SB 129, the Protect Alabama Small Businesses Act. Despite outstanding efforts by the Alabama Franchisee Association to get the bill to the brink of going to the Governor’s desk, last minute scare tactics and misinformation from the IFA and its…

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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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Franchising 101 for Federal Lawmakers

Not long after assuming the role of chairman of the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) in January of 2018, long-time Dunkin’ franchisee John Motta said that one of his goals was to make sure the voices of franchisees were heard more clearly on Capitol Hill. “We meet twice a year, we go to Washington, we…

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