I am also pleased to report on some important features that haven’t changed:
1. AAFD trademark chapters continue to be the most cost efficient and effective way to form and support an independent trade association for franchise owners. Check out our new video for more information: www.aafd.org/aafdstory.
2. The Franchisee LegaLine continues to interact with members to encourage and recommend qualified counsel. The AAFD has adopted an RFP process for our chapters to select legal counsel in an open process competitive bidding from LegaLine affiliated law firms.
3. Perhaps most important, the cost of AAFD membership remains just $180 for franchisee membership, plus chapter dues as established by each chapter board of directors.
4. Not involved in an AAFD Chapter? AAFD Associate Membership is now as little as $69 a year.
Over the past two years, the AAFD has gone through many positive changes. The AAFD continues to focus on our core purpose of launching and supporting independent franchise associations as chapters of the AAFD. The AAFD has weathered the Great Recession, eradicated its debt, built its reserves and has resumed a path of growth and commitment to Total Quality Franchising practices.
As we prepare to celebrate the AAFD’s 20th Anniversary – by far the longest tenured generic franchisee association in history – we look forward to your active involvement and support.
Wishing all a happy and prosperous New Year!
Robert L. Purvin, Jr.
Chair and CEO
P.S. Visit www.AAFD.org and Join or renew your membership. Please forward this email to all franchise owners (and prospective franchisees) you know. Together we will change the face of franchising!