Georgia Governor Unilaterally “Bans the Box”

Although it does not specifically apply to private sector employment, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal this week issued a gubernatorial directive implementing “ban the box” regarding state employment in the state of Georgia. “Ban the Box”, being pushed on a national level, prohibits employers from using a criminal record as an automatic bar to employment.  Georgia…

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Wait Til You See How Expensive It Is When It’s Free!

The state of Georgia not only believes that free has a value, it thinks free should be taxed as well.  Believe it or not, we’re advised by a number of franchise owners in Georgia that the Peach State is demanding tax payments on promotion items even when those items are given away at no charge! …

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Who’s Business-Friendly?

Speaking of interesting reports, New York based Development Counsellors International, surveyed 356 executives to determine which cities are most and least “business-friendly”.  Not surprisingly, California and New York retained their positions as the least business-friendly states in the nation from the last time the survey was conducted back in 2011.  On the positive side of…

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Campus Locations Making the Grade

Three days a week, Virginia Tech freshman Alex Hauser leaves his first class of the day and heads straight to his personal recharge station—the Dunkin’ Donuts located within Owens Hall. “It’s easy to access between classes, the line is never too long, and the workers really put out the orders quickly and efficiently,” he says.…

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Last Chance to Register For Atlanta Meeting On January 23

We encourage all Dunkin’ franchise owners in the greater Atlanta market to register and plan to attend the DDIFO meeting scheduled for this coming Thursday, January 23 at the Sheraton Gateway Atlanta Airport Hotel.  The meeting will feature Dunkin’ franchisee and DDIFO leader Rob Branca as well as DDIFO Restaurant Analyst John Gordon of Pacific…

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Atlanta Franchise Owners Meeting Scheduled For January 23

We remind our Dunkin’ franchise owners in the greater Atlanta market that  DDIFO will be sponsoring its first meeting of 2014 in Atlanta on January 23 at the Sheraton Gateway Atlanta Airport Hotel.  The meeting will begin with registration at 11:00 AM and conclude at 3:00 PM.   There is no fee to attend the meeting…

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1st DDIFO Franchisee Meeting meeting for Georgia Members!

DDIFO will hold its first member meeting of 2014 at the Sheraton Atlanta Airport Gateway Hotel on Thursday, January 23, 2014.  It is also the first meeting we have ever scheduled for the broader Georgia market and we very much look forward to seeing you and introducing your independent franchisee association to you!  Register Now! This meeting…

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Atlanta Meeting Rescheduled For Late January, date to be confirmed

We reported to you last week we were scheduling a member’s meeting in January for the Greater Atlanta market and we’re expecting to confirm very soon that the meeting will be held at the Sheraton Gateway Atlanta Airport Hotel.  We regret that we haven’t been able to confirm all the details for you yet, but…

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Atlanta Hits The 100 Mark

And speaking of Dunkin’ expansion across the country, one of its bigger emerging markets, Atlanta, Georgia celebrates the opening of its 100th Dunkin Donuts store!  Congratulations to franchisees Stephen Attard and James Laskaris!

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Time to Change – And Re-engage!

I spent several days earlier this month at a convention for association professionals in Atlanta, Georgia (a city from which we recently signed up several new members).  Like most industry or professional conventions, this one featured a session on change. We are all accustomed to hearing that “Change is inevitable and we must accept it or…

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