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FranPINIONS: Batteries Plus, Franchisor Actions Speak Louder Than Words.

Prospective franchisee warning. Learn how franchisors act, not just what they say. My warning today is on Batteries Plus, LLC and their actions towards their franchisees as this pandemic continues.

New Website Coming Soon!

We are excited to announce the roll out of Phase 1 of the AAFD’s new and improved website, scheduled to go live by the end of September 2020.   

AAFD Franchisee Leadership Council Moving Forward

The AAFD Franchisee Leadership Council (FLC), also known as the AAFD House of Delegates, is the AAFD’s legislative body charged with setting the political and action agenda of the Association. On July 31, 2020, the AAFD conducted its quarterly Franchisee Leadership Council meeting, led by our newly elected Co-Chairs, Stephen Rymal of Griswold Home Care and Richard Stroiney of BNI.   

Thirty8 Degrees Earns AAFD Purchasing Group Endorsement for Thermal Guard Temperature Screeners

The AAFD is pleased to announce thatThirty8 Degrees’ exclusive and proprietary Thermal Guard Temperature Screeners have received the unanimous endorsement of the AAFD Purchasing Group.

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!