The fifth annual CFA Day Forum, held at the Fairmont in Washington, D.C. from July 9-10, was a huge success. Members of 14 associations gathered with vendors, franchise attorneys and government officials to talk about issues that affect franchisees and topics of pertinence to small business owners.
During their visit to Capitol Hill, CFA attendees visited 56 Congressional offices. Here, Whayne Hougland, Executive Director of the Long John Silver’s Franchisee Association, stands by a 7-foot high stack of regulations governing the Affordable Care Act.
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A contingent of CFA franchisees meet with Senator Kay Hagan (D-North Carolina) during the CFA Day Forum in Washington, DC. Hagan, wearing the red dress, is a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
DDIFO members with Rep. Darrell Issa (R-California), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. L to R: Executive Director Ed Shanahan, Ed Wolak, Congressman Issa, John Motta and Rob Branca.
CFA Executive Director Misty Chally (2nd from left) led a group of franchisees and CFA members to a meeting with Rep. Andy Barr (R-Kentucky), center in beige suit. Barr serves on the House Financial Services Committee.
L to R: DDIFO Executive Director Ed Shanahan, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-California) and Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee John Motta at the CFA Day Forum Luncheon.
L to R: Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees Dave Walck, Ed Wolak, John Motta and Rob Branca with Rep. Hank Johnson, in the red tie. Johnson is a member of the House Armed Services and House Judiciary Committees. DDIFO, at the Congressman’s request, is scheduling meetings so he can get to know franchise owners from around his district.
Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) at lunch with Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owner and CFA Director John Motta. Senator Lee, the ranking minority member of the Senate Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights Subcommittee, also serves on the Joint Economic Committee.