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The Image Group

Elevate your brand with promotional products and print offerings!  The Image Group offers unique promotional and marketing products to fit any theme or budget.  We have in-house apparel decorating to create a one-of-a-kind branding message. We also offer full service print management to serve your print, packaging and direct mail needs.  Need writers or graphic designers?  We have both on staff to help you craft a campaign that is sure to elevate your brand and get you noticed!

R Post

RPost is the technology provider of RMail, an all-in-one solution for powerful email, with simple-to-use open tracking, delivery proof, email encryption, electronic signatures, large file transfer functionality and more. Powered by Registered Email™ technology, RMail provides a Registered Receipt™ record for every message sent, providing and proving important details of the correspondence. RMail works seamlessly with users’ existing email platforms, including Microsoft Outlook, Gmail, and others. Franchisees use RMail when communicating with attorneys, franchisors and vendors, to send invoices and to e-sign contracts.

The AAFD Celebrates Great Franchising at Its Total Quality Franchise Awards

The AAFD Celebrates Great Franchising at Its Total Quality Franchise Awards

On Tuesday, May 2nd, we put on our tuxes and dresses, and the AAFD rolled out the red carpet to celebrate significant achievement in the quest for great franchising at its Total Quality Franchising Awards Gala. The celebration recognized Griswold Home Care as the AAFD’s Franchisor of the Year, attorney Michael Garner for Lifetime Achievement among many other industry and association leaders. Attendees were surprised and entertained by an AAFD team cast (that included AAFD Chairman, Bob Purvin’s ‘Beatles’ impersonation) in presenting some endearing song and dance numbers. Then it was time to celebrate the AAFD’s Total Quality Franchising Awards in a beautifully set ballroom at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort and Spa.

Keith Miller and Ronald Gardner to Receive the AAFD Chairman’s Award at 2017 Total Quality Franchising Awards Banquet

The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) will honor Keith Miller, Chairman of the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA), and nationally recognized attorney Ronald K. Gardner Jr. with the Total Quality Franchising Chairman’s Award for Distinguished Service to the Franchising Community. These awards will be presented at the Total Quality Franchising Awards banquet and gala on Tuesday, May 2 in Indian Wells, California. This award is given to individuals who have performed extraordinary advocacy for franchisees.

W. Michael Garner to Be Honored with the AAFD’s 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award

The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) has announced W. Michael Garner of Garner & Ginsburg, P.A. as this year’s recipient of the AAFD’s Total Quality Franchising Award for Lifetime Achievement. Garner will receive the AAFD’s highest individual recognition in acknowledgement for a lifetime of embracing collaborative relationships in franchising.

Griswold Home Care Recognized as the AAFD’s 2017 Franchisor of the Year

The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) announced Griswold Home Care (GHC) as AAFD’s Franchisor of the Year for 2017. Griswold Home Care, a company that provides non-medical at-home care services, made headlines in 2016 for successfully negotiating new franchise agreements that affirm a commitment to a common mission and shared guiding principles with its franchisees. These agreements scored above 97% in their compliance with the AAFD’s Fair Franchising Standards, one of the highest ratings in the AAFD’s history.

NEW DISCOUNTS Just made available for the AAFD Franchisee Leadership Summit!

The AAFD’s 25th Anniversary Franchisee Leadership Summit & Conference is 45 days away and we are really excited about this event and its potential to advance and aggregate the untapped potential of franchisee associations to join together in common cause! We wanted to tell you about some NEW OFFERS AND DISCOUNTS designed to attract every franchisee association in America to be represented!

Show Us Your Talent! The AAFD Announces Casting Call for Total Quality Franchising Awards

The AAFD is looking for talent from within the association to be part of our musical cast during the AAFD’s Total Quality Franchising Awards banquet. The banquet is taking place Tuesday, May 2nd in Indian Wells, CA as part of the AAFD’s 25th Anniversary Leadership Summit and Conference. If you are planning to attend the conference, please reply in confidence if you love to sing and would like to help entertain the troops.

Was the Magna Carta the Very First Franchise Agreement?

Was the Magna Carta the Very First Franchise Agreement?

In 1215, King John of England signed the Magna Carta, granting, for the first time, legal protections and rights to his barons and noblemen. In effect, the Magna Carta was the result of the first franchisee revolt in recorded history. That’s exactly what I suggest in a great new feature article on the AAFD published by Blue MauMau, the premiere franchise industry publication.

AAFD Announces Total Quality Franchising Award Nominations for 2017

AAFD Announces Total Quality Franchising Award Nominations for 2017

FEB, 2017: SAN DIEGO, CA — The American Association of Franchisee and Dealers (AAFD) has announced nominations for the AAFD Total Quality Franchising awards for 2017. Notable honorees include Griswold Home Care as AAFD’s Franchisor of the Year and nationally recognized attorney, W. Michael Garner, who will receive the AAFD Award for Lifetime Achievement.

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