More Minimum Wage Updates

Just a few weeks ago, Illinois’ Cook County adopted a paid sick leave law almost identical to that which is in place in the City of Chicago – one hour leave for every 40 hours worked.  This week, the Cook County Board again followed the lead of the Windy City when they mandated a $13…

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July 1 Brings New Laws

There are two dates every year when we have to be especially conscious of changes in government laws and/or regulations – one is January 1 and the other is today, July 1, the start of many government fiscal years.  With so much new regulation being piled on to the business community, we thought it might…

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Minimum Wage Issues Still Percolating

Minimum wage initiatives, another issue that was initially surfaced by President Obama, continue to make headlines in states and cities across the country.  Just this past week, the Urban County Council for Lexington, Kentucky voted to raise the minimum wage in the city from the current federal floor of $7.25/hour to a minimum of $10.10,…

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Other Ballot Initiatives

As though minimum wage battles at the local, county and state levels were not challenging enough, there were a number of other issues decided on various state and municipal ballots that members should be aware of.  Staying on the west coast for a moment, making headlines on another issue this week, Berkeley, CA voters approved…

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Newest Tax Climate Index – Trick or Treat!

As our children prepare to celebrate Halloween this evening, businesses across the country are being subjected to the governmental version of tricks & treats, as well, depending upon the state within which they operate their businesses.  The Tax Foundation released their annual Tax Climate Index this week identifying states by their business-friendliness rating.  For the…

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Destination Las Vegas

Thinking of attending the Dunkin’ Donuts Independent Franchise Owners’ 25th Anniversary Conference in Las Vegas on October 20-22? You won’t be alone. In addition to the other DDIFO conference attendees, you’ll be joined by countless other organizations, Vegas hospitality employees, entertainers, gaming personnel and others who have all come together to make Las Vegas the…

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Independent Joe: August/ September 2014

Those attending the Conference – where we’ll celebrate our 25th Anniversary as an independent organization representing Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners – will also experience some cutting edge information with an outstanding program of presentations, the DDIFO Hall of Fame Induction, and an exceptional Exposition Hall with our sponsor/exhibitors providing the goods, services and products that…

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Ready to Roll in Reno

Nicole Hansen is Eager to Establish Dunkin’ Donuts in Western Nevada Nicole Hansen loves coffee. As a teenager, she would drink iced mocha with whipped cream, but as she matured so did her taste. “As I became older and trained my pallet, I began to discover some good blends of Arabica beans. Now I prefer…

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2014 National Conference In Las Vegas

Mark your calendars now for DDIFO’s 25th Anniversary National Conference this year to be held at the beautiful Rio Hotel in Las Vegas.  The Conference will begin on Monday, October 20 and conclude on Wednesday, October 22.  We plan to capture the strength of DDIFO in this our 25th anniversary year and sponsor what will…

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Franchisee Recognition: Unsung heroes of the Las Vegas Valley

Vegas Inc. has named one of our own as one of their Unsung Heroes!  Franchisee Charlie Mootz was recognized by Las Vegas media as one of the unsung heroes of the Las Vegas Valley.  The Henderson, NV franchise owner volunteers a great deal of time and expends much effort on behalf of the Boy Scouts…

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