A Tennessee Titan: Nashville’s Rise to Big League Prominence

This October, DDIFO will host the annual National Conference at the famed Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. It is our first visit to this super-popular southern city and we are excited to get there. Over the next few issues of Independent Joe, we will feature stories about Nashville, its people and its business community. We…

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Inside Opryland: A Hotel unlike Any Other

The Gaylord Opryland Hotel has a long and storied history. Initially designed to emulate a southern estate, the Opryland Hotel opened to much fanfare on Thanksgiving Day, 1977. During the 1980s, the property expanded in size by two acres and added more than 1,200 guest rooms, a garden conservatory and waterfalls. And in the 1990s,…

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2019 DDIFO National Conference Will Feature Insights and Opportunities

October 28th & 29th, 2019 DDIFO Conference Home At 6.7 million square feet, Foxwoods Resort and Casino is larger than the Pentagon. Since it opened – first as a high-stakes bingo hall in 1986 and then as a full-fledged casino in 1992 – Foxwoods has raked in billions of dollars in revenue. This year, Foxwoods…

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DDIFO Announces 2019 Hall of Fame Honorees

October 28th & 29th, 2019 DDIFO Conference Home For the ninth straight year, DDIFO will recognize those franchisees that have made significant contributions to the brand by inducting them into the DDIFO Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees are Tony Salema, Peter Marcovich and Barkat Gillani. Tony Salema Dunkin’ is a family affair for Tony…

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Last week to SAVE!

As we officially wind down the summer months, now is a great time to focus on our professional needs and move our business interests forward with the 2019 DDIFO National Conference. We have extended our special summer pricing by 1 week! Save money and register by Tuesday, September 10th.  Visit the National Conference website today for more information or…

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DDIFO Hall of Fame Nominations Open

The annual process for nominating individuals for induction into the DDIFO Hall of Fame is now open. Nomination forms are available on the DDIFO website and it is not too early to start considering who you would like to see honored for their service in helping to grow Dunkin’ into the iconic brand it is…

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NE Regional Meeting: Local TV Host Chronicles the Importance of Information

Dunkin’ franchisees from across New England gathered in late April for the annual NE regional meeting. DDIFO invited new business members to join the event at the Sheraton Needham Hotel. Labor attorney Dan Field, a former Chief of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Fair Labor Division, was a featured speaker and touched on critical issues like…

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Don’t Risk Your Network!

There’s only days left to register for our regional meeting in New Jersey on Tuesday, December 4 at the Doubletree Hotel Newark Airport. The program will feature experts on three major subject areas – each of which can play a significant role in reducing your business risk. The program will include employment law expert Attorney…

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Don’t Risk Your Network! Learn more at the Illinois Franchise Meeting

Learn how to protect your network from employment nightmares. Illinois elected officials are passing more laws mandating that employers provide more benefits to their employees. In fact this week, Northbrook opted in to the Cook County paid sick leave law! And, just over the past month or so, Illinois expanded the reach of the Illinois Wage…

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Complying with the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act

At the beginning of the 2018 session in January, the Maryland legislature overrode the veto of Governor Larry Hogan and as a result, the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act became effective on February 11, 2018. The law can have a major impact on what private businesses must provide their employees by way of paid and…

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