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Congratulations to Our Total Quality Franchising Award Winners and Honorees

Last night, we were proud to host the AAFD’s Total Quality Franchising Awards at the Sheraton Mesa at Wriggly Ville West in Mesa, Arizona. The event featured dapper suits, beautiful dresses, lovely music, and even a live song or two! More importantly, the TQF Awards allowed us to honor deserving leaders in the franchising industry.

Griswold Home Care Named AAFD’s 2019 “Franchisor of the Year”

Griswold Home Care, a national provider of nonmedical home care services, has been recognized as the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers’ (AAFD) 2019 Franchisor of the Year. The home care organization received this award for its continued dedication to building strong and supportive relationships with its franchisees.  

AAFD Honors Craig Tregillus with Lifetime Achievement Award and NASAA Special Project Group with Chairman’s Award

AUG, 2019: SAN DIEGO, CA—The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) has announced its Total Quality Franchising (TQF) Awards for 2019. Notable honorees include Craig Tregillus who will receive the AAFD Lifetime Achievement Award. The NASAA Franchise Project Group will be honored with the Chairman’s Award for Distinguished Achievement for the Franchising Community. The AAFD also announced nominees for its community awards. 

New Franchise Loan Transparency Bill Introduced in the US Senate

As our friend, Keith Miller, principle of Franchise Advocacy Consulting, likes to say, there are far more franchisees in this country than franchisors. When we join our voices together, we can be a powerful and persuasive political force. It’s time to raise your voice to support an exciting new bill that was just introduced on July 31, 2019 in the United States Senate by Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV). While the bill’s overall aims are modest, the changes—if enacted—will require franchisors to provide more transparency to prospective franchisees or face financial consequences. 

Independent Franchisee Associations—Special Limited Time Offer: FREE One-Year AAFD Association Membership Just for Checking Us Out!

For over 25 years, the AAFD has pursued a market driven approach to reforming the franchise community. Unfortunately, we live in a political climate dominated by franchisor influence and a dearth of franchisee associations rallying together in common cause. The laws and legal precedents continue to strongly favor franchisor interests. The importance of franchisee associations to aggregate their combined resources under a common banner has never been more essential.  

The AAFD Welcomes New Supporting Member, Franchise Background Checks!

The AAFD is excited to welcome our newest supplier, Franchise Background Checks.  

Franchise Background Checks has been in business for over 20 years, providing franchisees with thorough background checks on their employees so that franchisees can hire the best and most qualified candidates for their open positions. Their parent company, Datasource, is a wholesaler of criminal information. Their network of researchers are able to perform county-level searches in each of the 3,400+ counties across the United States.  

Caroline Fichter

Caroline Fichter is an associate attorney with the Bundy Law Firm in Kirkland, Washington and focuses on contract, franchise, real estate, and tort law. Learn more at...

AAFD Lifestyle Health Plans – Our Promise Delivered!

For the past quarter century our members have begged for help controlling health insurance costs. Indeed, the NUMBER ONE MEMBER REQUEST after protecting franchisee rights has been to find an affordable health insurance solution. Promise Delivered!

If You Only Go to One Conference This Year…

Your time is valuable and so is your money. You can’t afford to give away either by going to every industry conference. If you only go to one conference this year, make it the AAFD Franchisee Leadership Summit and Conference taking place in the greater Phoenix area of Arizona, Sept. 15 – 18, 2019

Introducing SecrtSOS – We didn’t mean to keep it Secret!

The AAFD is proud to welcome our recent Silver Sponsor supplier member, SecrtSOS, (pronounced: “Secret Sauce”), a company that specializes in business development and education for fellow franchise owners.

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