Flawed Thinking Behind the Fight for $15

I was glad to see that most of our Dunkin’ franchise owners made it through another round of “Fight for 15” protests a few weeks ago. We have seen quite the orchestration over the past year by SEIU and their activist friends. Of course, protests are nothing new in our democracy, nor is the willingness…

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Richmond Meeting

We strongly encourage our members in the mid-Atlantic region to consider attending the DDIFO Member Meeting next Tuesday, April 21 at the Four Point Sheraton Hotel Richmond Airport.  We are thrilled to have Franklin Coley, Campaign Director for the Center for A New Economy and Attorney Douglas Duerr, a partner with the Atlanta-based law firm…

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Virginia Governor “Bans the Box” and . . .

Virginia may be for lovers as the bumper stickers say, but it also got a lot better for those with criminal records last week as the Governor issued a so-called ban the box Executive Order governing all state employment applications.  Governor Terry McAuliffe signed Executive Order 41 on April 3 and it became effective immediately…

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Andy Rod’s Dunkin’ Family

Running several Dunkin’ Donuts stores in Virginia isn’t just a job for Andy Rod. It’s about spreading the feeling of home and supporting family. Rod, who is 52, grew up in Wyckoff, New Jersey, where the Dunkin’ shops were a familiar sight. “We went to Dunkin’ all the time as a kid and I really…

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CFA Day Forum Registration Now Open

The annual CFA Forum and Lobby Day in Washington DC is an excellent opportunity for members to speak with their Senators and Representatives in Congress and advise them of the issues and concerns of the franchising community.  The event will be held on May 6 and 7 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington,…

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CFA Day Forum Registration Now Open

Speaking of the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA), their annual CFA Forum and Lobby Day in Washington DC has been scheduled and registration is now open.  CFA Lobby Day presents an exceptional opportunity for members to speak with their Senators and Representatives in Congress and advise them of the issues and concerns of the franchising…

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Richmond Meeting Cancelled

DDIFO’s previously announced member’s meeting in Richmond, VA and scheduled for January 15 has been cancelled in light of a conflicting DAC meeting just announced last week, but also being held on January 15.  If there is sufficient interest, we will look at other possible dates in the future when we may be able to…

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Maine at Bottom of Business Friendly States

Last week, we reported on Forbes’ annual ranking of Best States for Business with Virginia taking the #1 spot.  Well, for the 4th year in a row, the state of Maine has the dubious distinction of being considered the worst state for business in the nation!

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Forbes Calls Viginia #1

In its annual ranking of Best States for Business 2013, Forbes Magazine has anointed Virgina as the best state in the country within which to do business.  North Dakota, Utah, North Carolina and Colorado rounded out the top five.  The full list in pictures is available here.

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Richmond DDIFO Meeting Update

Regrettably, the Member Meeting in Richmond that we announced in last week’s Small Regular has been postponed in light of the conflict the meeting poses with Dunkin’s Fall Managers Huddle for the Virginia market on October 9.  We are looking at our facility options and will advise you of new plans as soon as we…

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