The AAFD is a national non-profit trade association representing the rights and interests of franchisees and independent dealers throughout the United States. The AAFD’s mission is to achieve Total Quality Franchising. We do this by promoting fair and equitable franchising and dealer practices and empowering effective independent franchise associations. We also provide members with programs, services and products which enhance their individual businesses and careers.
Dear AAFD Chapter Delegates, Members and Supporters,
The AAFD has made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone our 30th Anniversary Franchisee Leadership Summit. We are working with our conference hotel to set new dates and we are focused on moving our long planned and delayed in person meeting to mid-September.
We have recognized these are difficult times for many of your businesses, including many reported staffing challenges and increased travel costs. We have found our host hotel is also experiencing significant staffing issues that we fear would negatively impact our 30th Anniversary celebration. Our concerns were recently reinforced by conversations between our lead sponsor, Zarco, Einhorn, Salkowski and Brito, and hotel management that have confirmed our fears that mounting staffing challenges would severely limit the venue’s ability to support our event properly and effectively.
Given the short timeline, we do not yet have a new date set, but will let you know as soon as the team is able to confirm new dates—with a mid-September goal in mind.
We realize this short notice is not ideal for many members who have looked forward to this special event, as has the AAFD, but feel it is the best decision in support of providing our delegates, attendees and sponsors the most valuable experience in support of your franchise success, and to deliver our goal of maximum attendance at our most empowering Franchisee Leadership Summit ever!
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