Kristin-Korda-2013-Miss-Maine-DunkinWe want to thank the hundreds of franchise owners who attended the 2013 National Conference in Atlantic City this week – the event was a great success and we are very much appreciative of the support our first national conference outside of New England received from the franchise owners.  Similarly, our thanks go out to the 51 sponsoring companies that exhibited at this year’s show at Caesar’s Atlantic City.  We also want to thank the various panelists and other speakers who put in the time to prepare and present timely and valuable information to all the attendees.  The 2013 National Conference generated excellent press coverage, both print and electronic for the organization as well as for some of our New Jersey franchisees with news coverage of New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno’s keynote address carried on several New Jersey news programs.  You can see the coverage on the DDIFO Web site.  We also want to congratulate and thank our six inductees to the DDIFO Hall of Fame on their well-deserved honor.  We also thank Kristin Korda, 2013 Miss Maine, on her willingness to draw the winning names for many of our sponsor raffles and for taking the time to pose with so many of our attendees!  We look forward to surveying our attendees and receiving your feedback on the success of the 2013 DDIFO National Conference.