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AAFD Comments on Additional Covid-19 Relief

The AAFD has issued the following statement to Congressional leaders in support of a second round of economic stimulus to protect franchised businesses in the United States.

AAFD Announces FLC Co-Chairs

It is with pleasure that we announce the new co-chairs of the Franchisee Leadership Council, Stephen Rymal and Richard Stroiney. Stephen Rymal has been a Franchisee of Griswold Home Care (GHC) since 1997.

Maximize Loan Forgiveness

Paychex, the AAFD’s endorsed Supporting Member for HR support and payroll processing, has just announced a great new PPP Loan Forgiveness Estimator for its clients. 


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AAFD Welcomes Thirty8 Degrees for Safe Business Re-openings!

The AAFD is pleased to welcome Thirty8 Degrees as the newest member of the AAFD’s Suppliers Network. Thirty8 Degrees helps businesses like yours reopen in a safe and timely manner during this unprecedented Covid-19 environment. We know how important your staff and customers are to you, so taking the right measures to protect them is the key to increasing confidence. Temperature screening is one of those important measures.

E-Voting Comes to the AAFD: FINALLY!

The entire AAFD team, and especially our chapter coordinators, are excited and thrilled to announce that we have finally found, tested and adopted an electronic voting platform that can support the AAFD’s dedication to effective democracy! 

Keith Miller

Keith Miller founded Franchisee Advocacy Consulting to fill a void.  Franchise owners, as a class, are the largest investors in the franchise industry.  However, franchisees also have the weakest voice with legislators, regulators, and leaders in the franchise industry.  This gap, of investor size versus voice, means franchisees have little leverage over how policies directly impact the businesses they have invested in, especially policies that are unique to the franchise industry.  Like it or not, special interest groups rule the political landscape.  Franchisee Advocacy Consulting will assist franchisees, franchisee groups, and franchisee associations to better engage franchisees in gaining a stronger voice and become a special interest group to be reckoned with.  Franchisee Advocacy Consulting only represents franchise owners, working towards their goals.  We will not be conflicted by representing other interest groups or claiming we can equally represent all stakeholders in the franchise industry, because we know that is not possible. Contact us to see how we can help you, or your organization.  We are available to speak to your organizations and work with them toward their goals.  As our slogan states, we are all about “advancing franchisee causes through engagement and advocacy”. Website: Twitter: @FranchiseeAdvoc LinkedIN:...

PAYCHEX Joins the AAFD’s Suppliers Network!

The AAFD is pleased to welcome Paychex as the newest member of the AAFD’s Suppliers Network. Widely regarded as the leading provider of Payroll and HR Solutions, Inc. Magazine recently rated Paychex as the “Number one provider of Payroll and HR Solutions for small businesses.”


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AAFD Postponement of AAFD Leadership Summit 2021

We are pleased to advise all AAFD members and friends that we are postponing our 2020 Franchisee Leadership Summit to early May of 2021. Our tentative dates are May 5-8, 2021 at the Sheraton Mesa at Wrigleyville, in Mesa Arizona.