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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.

Early Bird Registration for the 2019 AAFD Leadership Summit Is Now Open!

Early bird registration is now open, so register today to save $100 per registration through June 30th. The AAFD is dedicated to “Protecting Your Franchise Equity” and invites our members and franchise association leaders to join us at the 2019 AAFD Franchisee Leadership Summit and Annual Conference.

W. Michael Garner

W. Michael Garner is the Founding Partner of Garner and Ginsburg and a nationally recognized franchise attorney whose focus is on the representation of franchisees and independent dealers, with offices in Minneapolis and New York...

The Best Postcards: Welcomed as the AAFD’s Newest Branded Partner

The AAFD is exited to announce our newest Branded Partner, The Best Postcards, which will be powering our new and improved AAFD Printing & Direct Mail program.

The AAFD Announces Co-Chairs of Its 2019 Franchisee Leadership Summit

SAN DIEGO, APRIL 2019 – The American Association of Franchisee and Dealers (AAFD) announced that franchise owner, Stephen Rymal and franchise attorney Bryan Dillion will serve as co-chairs of the AAFD’s 2019 Franchisee Leadership Summit and Annual Conference, taking place from September 15 – 18 at the Sheraton Mesa Hotel in Mesa, Arizona.

We Are Accepting Nominations for the AAFD’s Total Quality Franchising Awards

We are officially accepting nominations for the AAFD’s 2019 Total Quality Franchising Awards. If you know a franchise association, franchisor, chapter member, or supporting member who has contributed to the cause of fair and collaborative franchising, nominate them! Check out the full list of the award categories and nomination instructions.

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