2020 DDIFO National Conference Cancelled

In light of dramatic travel restrictions, a stubborn resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic in a number of states and regions around the country and out of an abundance of caution for our speakers and attendees, we have decided to cancel the 2020 DDIFO National Conference and Hall of Fame Induction. Due to the continuing coronavirus…

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Independent Joe #58 October/November

Each of us makes commitments that help define the direction of our lives. These include personal commitments to our spouse, family members and friends, and professional commitments to our employer, co-workers and partners. Webster’s defines commitment as, “The state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc.,” and Matt Light, our featured speaker…

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DDIFO National Conference This Weekend

You may have missed the early bird discount and the discounted rates for accommodations in the DDIFO room block, but you can still attend the 2019 DDIFO National Conference beginning Monday morning at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket, CT. The program will begin with an opening keynote address by Job Creators Network CEO Alfredo…

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Extended Until This Afternoon!

We were able to prevail upon Foxwoods Resort and Casino to extend the deadline for our DDIFO Room Block until 3:00 PM today, October 18. So, if you’ve yet to reserve your room accommodations for next week’s 2019 DDIFO National Conference, you can still get a room in the Grand Pequot Tower for the duration…

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Down to The Wire

The DDIFO Room Block ($135/night) at Foxwoods Resort and Casino expires on Monday, October 14, so unless you plan to pitch a tent somewhere or pay significantly more than necessary during the 2019 DDIFO National Conference and Hall of Fame luncheon, reserve your accommodations today. As Foxwoods accommodations during the Conference but outside the DDIFO…

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DDIFO National Conference

Earlier in this issue, we remind our readers that our Room Block for Foxwoods accommodations at the DDIFO National Conference on October 27 through October 29 expires on Monday, October 14, so Conference attendees must reserve their hotel accommodations by that date. Not to be overlooked, the 2019 DDIFO National Conference itself will be here…

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DDIFO Room Block Expires in 2 Weeks

For those who’ve procrastinated in registering for the 2019 DDIFO National Conference (October 28-29) at Foxwoods Resort, you’ve only got 2 weeks left to reserve your hotel room within the DDIFO room block at the significantly reduced rate of only $135 per night single/double occupancy. Our room block expires on October 14! Currently, rooms outside…

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And to That Point  . . .

On the very subject of job creation and economic news, don’t forget that the President and CEO of the Job Creators Network, Alfredo Ortiz, will be headlining the DDIFO National Conference at the end of this month. Alfredo Ortiz will give the opening keynote address, entitled Making a Difference in Washington – How Small Business…

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Heading Into The Final Month

The final month before the 2019 DDIFO National Conference, at Foxwoods Resort and Casino on October 28 and 29, that is, so why is it you are still not registered? Are you certain you know all there is to know about the Guest Satisfaction Survey – and how best to handle customer complaints? Do your…

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Guest Satisfaction Survey Details at DDIFO Conference

Every franchise owner in the Dunkin’ system needs to keep an eye on their Guest Satisfaction Survey (GSS) results and address those areas not up to par. Franchisees who want to maximize their GSS score will attend the 2019 DDIFO National Conference, at Foxwoods Resort and Casino on October 28 and 29 to hear Account…

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