Maine Franchise Owners Host Meet & Greet

The Maine Franchise Owners, a new franchisee organization spearheaded by a couple of Dunkin’ franchisees, will host a Franchise Business Day and Legislator Meet & Greet for franchisees of all brands operating in the state of Maine on January 29, 2014.  The event will be held at the Senator Inn in Augusta beginning at 1…

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Maine Fair Franchising Bill Back On For Another Hearing

The Small Business Investment Protection Act, pending in the Maine Legislature since early in 2013, is back on the schedule for another important hearing before the Labor, Commerce, Research & Economic Development Committee on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at the State Capital in Augusta.  The bill, filed by Rep. Erin Herbig (D-Belfast), is identified as…

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Swipe Fee Settlement Finalized

Speaking of the CFA, we received a notice from them this week advising that the $5.7 Billion settlement between VISA and MasterCard and a number of merchant and trade organizations has been finalized by the US District Court.  The settlement stems from a 2005 class action lawsuit against the credit card giants on behalf of…

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Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, requiring responsible franchise practices; conferring powers and duties upon the Department of Community and Economic Development; and establishing remedies and penalties.

Pennsylvania Hearing Held/Franchise Owner Points Well Received

The Consumer Affairs Committee of the Pennsylvania General Assembly held their hearing this week on HB 1620, a fair franchising proposal sponsored by state representative Peter Dailey, a former Quiznos franchisee.  About 2 dozen franchisees from a broad array of brands listened as DDIFO and CFA Chairman Keith Miller supported passage of the initiative.  As…

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Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, requiring responsible franchise practices; conferring powers and duties upon the Department of Community and Economic Development; and establishing remedies and penalties.

Pennsylvania Fair Franchising Hearing Tuesday

The House Consumer Affairs Committee of the Pennsylvania Legislature will hear public testimony next Tuesday, November 19 at 9:30 AM on HB 1620 in Room 140 of the Main Capital Building in Harrisburg.  Click here to write to the committee members and to ask their support of HB 1620.  If any franchise owners would be available…

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Fair Franchising Filed In New Hampshire

As we advised in last week’s issue, a fair franchising bill has also been filed in the New Hampshire legislature for consideration during the 2014 session.  Although it is not yet available in print or online, we have discussed the bill with its primary sponsor, Representative Patrick Abrami and will be working with him over…

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Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, requiring responsible franchise practices; conferring powers and duties upon the Department of Community and Economic Development; and establishing remedies and penalties.

Important Pennsylvania Fair Franchising Hearing Coming

The House Consumer Affairs Committee of the Pennsylvania Legislature will be holding an important public hearing on HB 1620 , filed by Representative Peter Daley on Tuesday, November 19.  We will be testifying on behalf of DDIFO members along with Coalition of Franchisee Association (CFA) Chairman Keith Miller, but we would encourage many other franchisees…

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Fair Franchising Initiatives Still in Play!

Proposed legislation that would provide some degree of balance and equity in the franchisor-franchisee relationship has been considered in several states thus far this year and is still very much alive in Pennsylvania.  The House Consumer Affairs Committee will be holding a public hearing on HB 1620 on Tuesday, November 19 and DDIFO will be…

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CFA Launches Political Web Site

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA), the leading national organization for legislative efforts on behalf of the franchisee community recently launched a great web site to help members lobby effectively at the state and federal level across the country.  CFAvotes.com will provide you with all the contact information you will need to contact your local,…

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