A virtual cup of coffee with DDIFO Executive Director Ed Shanahan

July 14th – Enviormental Reform, Energy Saving Grants, Hall of Fame Nominations

North Carolina’s Changing Environment – North Carolina takes a different view of environmental considerations when it comes to rezoning proposals and the jobs it can represent.  Currently, in Charlotte, residents may protest rezoning issues and force a supermajority requirement on the Charlotte City Council.  The legislature however is within one final vote of passing the Create…

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A virtual cup of coffee with DDIFO Executive Director Ed Shanahan

July 5, 2013 – NYC’s 500th Store, Tip Pooling, CFA Lobby Day

Obama Administration Delays Employer Mandate – Not only big news, but Good News!  The big story of the week was the Obama Administration’s decision to delay the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate until 2015 – coincidentally after the 2014 mid-term congressional elections, but whatever their reasons . . .  The delay in…

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John Gordon Biography

John A. Gordon, CFFA is Principal and founder of Pacific Management Consulting Group, an association of service sector senior management professionals providing management consulting expertise to diverse service sector companies. Gordon has over thirty years of experience in business, spanning roles from hourly associate to operations management, to corporate positions as Cost Analyst, Manager of…

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Independent Joe Magazine – June 2013

As we enter into the summer months, we look forward with anticipation to barbeques, sun-filled days, beaches, vacations – and plans to attend the DDIFO National Conference.

For the last few years, the conference was held at the Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort in Uncasville, Connecticut and the speaking outline for the conference was kept under wraps until Labor Day. That all changes this year.

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A virtual cup of coffee with DDIFO Executive Director Ed Shanahan

June 23, 2013 – Fair Franchising, Tip Pooling, Competitor News, Hiring Issues

More West Coast Movement on Fair Franchising – Although it is not yet over, good news continues to stream out of California on the Fair Franchising initiative.  This week, the California Assembly’s Committee on the Judiciary approved the bill on a 7-2 vote with one member absent and not voting.  The bill has now been sent to the Assembly’s Committee…

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DDIFO Selects Atlantic City to Host National Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Franchisees Offer Support for Jersey Shore Recovery April 24, 2013 Bellingham, MA— Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners from across the system will gather at Caesar’s Atlantic City this fall for the National Meeting of DDIFO, the Dunkin’ Donuts Independent Franchisee Association. It’s the first time the meeting will be held outside of New…

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When it Comes to Success, Sean Tuohy Saw it Coming

This is an excerpt from Independent Joe Magazine Issue #15 that will be in your mailbox in the next few days. Franchisee made famous in the story “The Blind Side” will share his Inspirational Story with DDIFO Sean Tuohy always wanted to be his own boss. Today, as the owner of 89 Taco Bell and…

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