Launched in 2007, the Coalition of Franchisee Associations ( CFA) works, “to leverage the collective strengths of franchisee associations for the benefit of the franchisee community.” At the CFA, we have been promoting our Second Annual CFA Day Forum. The Forum is a three-day event in Washington, DC that brings franchisees across many different brands and their vendor business partners together to network; discuss business tactics and best practices; and to actively participate in government relations through meetings with members of Congress.
DDIFO is a founding member of the CFA!
In 2009, franchisees and franchisee association leaders gathered in our nation’s capital along with their vendor business partners for the Inaugural CFA Day Forum. Many well-known and respected brands were represented at the Forum, and this was the first time in history representatives from different brands stood together as one to advocate on behalf of the entire franchisee community. Speakers included industry experts on business practices, market trends, and government affairs. One of the most prominent speakers was nationally renowned political insider and columnist William Kristol. Mr. Kristol gave an insiders perspective on the state of American politics and insights that only a person with his years of experience could provide.
A Members Perspective on the CFA: “Given the current economic realities of negative sales trends and smaller margins, the CFA helps franchisees understand how legislation affects our business, both now and in the future.” Dave Glodowski, Independent Hardee’s Franchisee Association
The 2010 line-up of presenters and speakers is sure to rival, if not surpass, last years event. Franchisees can look forward to a bigger and better CFA Day Forum. Perhaps the most noteworthy event planned during the 2010 CFA Day Forum will be franchisees and their business partners going to Capitol Hill to meet with their congressional representatives to advocate their issues, present a united front in the fight against harmful anti-business legislation and promote the issues that positively affect business owners across the country.
“You have to remember the truth in the saying, ‘the squeaky wheel gets the grease,’ and there is a proven way to make your voice heard as a business owner: be engaged in the process and support the officials that support us. If you care about the future of your business and preserving something for your children, you need to be actively engaged in the political process. If you do not speak out about an issue, your legislators assume that you don’t care or support what is being done, and you can and will safely be ignored.” Rob Branca, DD Independent Franchise Owners, Inc.
Network with fellow franchisees and take charge of your future by investing in attendance. Please review the attached registration form for more information on the CFA Day Forum. Contact Misty Chally at (202)416-0272 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional questions regarding the event.
Attendee registration is $1,000 and includes:
• Two room nights at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center for Thursday, July 15 and Friday, July 16, 2010
• Event meals and receptions
• Educational sessions
• Scheduled visits with your members of Congress on Capitol Hill
• Networking opportunities
Register today by Downloading the form: CFA Day Registration Form