I would be remiss if I didn’t lead off this week with the admonition that you don’t know what you’re missing if you haven’t registered or don’t plan to attend the DDIFO National Conference this week! Why not join your peers for an outstanding schedule of speakers including Don Fox, CEO of Firehouse Subs; Rob Branca moderating a discussion with Connecticut Representative & Republican Leader Themis Klarides, NRA EVP for Public Affairs Cicely Simpson and lobbyist Joseph Giannino; International Franchise Association CEO Robert Cresanti; Wall Street analyst John Gordon with Bloomberg Intelligence reporter Michael Halen and First Manhattan Investor Michael Kelter’; franchise attorneys Carl Lisa and Chris Menihan of Lisa Sousa, along with David Paris of Paris Ackerman, LLP; as well as former Patriots quarterback Steve Grogan and concluding with our Hall of Fame luncheon with Eric Trump, EVP of The Trump Organization speaking as we honor inductees Carl Andrade, Jim Cain and Joe White. I can assure you you’ll be glad you came, and we’ll have you home in time for the ghouls and goblins, to boooooot!