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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.  

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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.

Know Any Great Franchisees, Franchise Associations, or Franchise Suppliers?

The AAFD is still looking for nominations for our Total Quality Franchising Awards (TQFA), and we want to hear from you! Do know any franchisees who are fighting the good fight to achieve Total Quality Franchising? Has your franchisee association made amazing strides this year? Have you received the deal of a lifetime from a franchisee supplier? Tell us about it, so we can celebrate their achievements!

Join Us for a Night at the Ballpark During the AAFD Leadership Summit

One of the biggest benefits of attending an event like the AAFD Leadership Summit and Annual Conferenceis the opportunity to network with your fellow franchisee association members and leaders. To help grease the networking wheels and add a fun and entertaining experience to our conference, we’re inviting all our attendees to join us for the AAFD’s Night at the Ballpark, generously sponsored by: Zarco Einhorn Salkowski & Brito, P.A.

Congratulations to Jeff Brodsly of Chosen Payments for Landing on 2019 “Forty Under 40” List

Here at the AAFD, we only seek out the best suppliers for our Branded Partner program so we can offer our members truly excellent services and unbeatable deals. One of our most recent Branded Partners is Chosen Payments, which has teamed up with the AAFD as our Electronic Payment and Processing Program partner. We already knew this company was the real deal, and now The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) has discovered the same thing. In the spring issue of its Transaction Trends magazine, ETA will recognize Chosen Payments’ President and CEO, Jeff Brodsly as one of its “Forty Under 40.” Jeff will also be honored at the ETA’s premier TRANSACT event.

7-Eleven Franchisees Win Big as Ninth Circuit Vacates Two Court Decisions Against Them

Two big cases on issues relating to Fair Franchising were given new life when the Ninth Circuit Court vacated the decisions against franchisees and sent them back to district court. These decisions could eventually affect your franchise! Read to learn more.

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