Congratulations

We want to congratulate Bob Cresanti, President & CEO of the International Franchise Association and Cicely Simpson, Executive Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs at the National Restaurant Association for both being named among the Top Lobbyists in Washington, DC. The fact that both Bob and Cicely were speakers at the 2017 DDIFO National…

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CFA Day Forum

Those of you who would like to attend the 2016 CFA Day Forum March 17&18 at the Hyatt Regency in Washington DC must register for the event by the close of business today in order to ensure a scheduled visit with your own representatives in Congress.  The Hill visits take weeks to schedule and confirm…

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CFA Day Forum

We again remind you to consider the 2016 CFA Day Forum on March 17-18 at the Hyatt Regency in Washington DC.  If you’ve yet to decide to attend, here are 3 simple reasons you should do so: The stakes are high. Never before have there been so many anti-business regulations threatening your livelihood. As the saying…

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CFA Day Forum

We again want to remind you to register for the March 17-18 CFA (Coalition of Franchisee Associations) Lobby Day Forum in Washington DC.  The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Capitol Hill and include visits with members of Congress.  Registration is open and available here on the CFA Event Registration page. …

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Upcoming Events

CFA’s annual CFA Day Forum will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC, next week on March 24 – 25, 2015.  Although there’s not much time left for planning, we encourage you to make the effort and help the CFA defend your business in the nation’s capital.  The program includes a number…

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CFA Lobby Day Forum

Don’t forget to register for the CFA Day Forum at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC on March 24 – 25, 2015.  CFA this week confirmed another top speaker for the closing luncheon on Capital Hill.  Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) will join Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) in addressing the franchisees in attendance.  Senator Fischer…

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CFA Lobby Day Forum –

Don’t forget to register for the CFA Day Forum at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC on March 24 – 25, 2015.  CFA has so far confirmed two great speakers for the event, Congressman Mike Kelly (R – PA -03) along with Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV).  Rep Kelly, a primary sponsor of the 15-year…

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Permanent 15 Year Depreciation Schedule Sought

As we’ve advised in the past, the 15 year depreciation schedule expired with the New Year, notwithstanding an extensive lobbying effort to extend it.  That effort may now be paying some dividends as a new bill has formally been introduced in Congress by a bipartisan group of four Congressmen.  HR 4212, known as the “Restaurant…

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IFA In DC For 40 Hour Work Week Bill

We reported months ago how at its 2013 DC Summit in July,  the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) had encouraged the passage of the Forty Hours Is Full Time Act proposed by Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) and others.  Well, the International Franchise Association (IFA) has now joined the fray and at their annual DC Fly-in…

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Join Fellow Franchisees in our Nation’s Capital

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.

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