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

Posted by on Apr 24, 2018 in Member Alerts | 0 comments

We are officially accepting nominations for the AAFD’s 2018 Total Quality Franchising Awards. If you know a franchise association, franchisor, chapter member, or supporting member who has contributed to the fight for fair franchising, nominate them! Check out the full list of the award categories and nomination instructions.

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Coming Soon! AAFD Member Management to MemberLeap Forward

Posted by on Apr 10, 2018 in Featured, Member Alerts, The Franchisee Voice | 0 comments

AAFD is excited to announce the first major upgrade to the AAFD Member Management association management system since 2008!  Coming very soon, the AAFD is upgrading the AAFD’s Member Management system by partnering with the best in class MemberLeap member relationships platform.

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Lock In 2017 AAFD Rates Now! AAFD Announces Dues Increases Phase In

Posted by on Apr 10, 2018 in Featured, Member Alerts, The Franchisee Voice | Comments Off on Lock In 2017 AAFD Rates Now! AAFD Announces Dues Increases Phase In

If you have considered joining the AAFD or are already member, now is the time to act in order to lock in 2017 dues rates. After holding the line on dues rates since 2014, mounting expenses have compelled the AAFD Trustees to announce a dues increase to phase in over the next twelve months starting June 1, 2018. Higher membership dues will be used primarily to cover the AAFD’s increased labor costs and the just announced upgrade of the AAFD Member Management support platform.

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Join an AAFD Action Task Force to Make a Real Difference in Franchising!

Posted by on Mar 7, 2018 in Featured, Member Alerts, The Franchisee Voice | 0 comments

At the AAFD’s 25th Anniversary Franchisee Leadership Summit last May, the AAFD Leadership Council created Six Task Forces focused on what AAFD Members consider to be the primary challenges/opportunities facing franchise owners.

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Join The AAFD For A Franchisee Leadership Council Conference Call

Posted by on Mar 1, 2018 in Featured, Member Alerts, The Franchisee Voice | 0 comments

The AAFD recently announced its 2018 Franchisee Leadership Summit and Conference, which will take place Oct. 21 – 24 at the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis, Missouri. In order to prepare for that event, we invite all Chapter Leaders to attend a Franchisee Leadership Council conference call. (All AAFD Members are also welcome to join the Conference Call) ​​​​​​​

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We Need Your Help to Write an Important Article Advocating on Behalf of Franchisees

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in Member Alerts | Comments Off on We Need Your Help to Write an Important Article Advocating on Behalf of Franchisees

Andrew Malzahn, Caroline Fichter, and Adam Matheson, three ‘franchisee’ lawyers, are writing an article advocating on behalf of franchisees in response to a ‘pro-franchisor’ article recently published in the Franchise Law Journal (which is published by the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising). Malzahn, Fichter, and Matheson are asking franchisees like you to take a short, five-minute survey so that the authors can gain a clearer picture of the franchise sales process and franchise relationships. 

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

Posted by on Apr 18, 2017 in Member Alerts | 0 comments

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.

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

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in Member Alerts | 0 comments

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.

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

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in Member Alerts | Comments Off on 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.

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AAFD Health Benefits Upgrades Offer Franchise Owners New Health Care Options

Posted by on Mar 18, 2017 in Member Alerts, Press Releases, The Franchisee Voice | 0 comments

In the Face of Great Health Care Uncertainty, AAFD Health Benefits Gives Business Owners Alternative Options. The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers has announced major upgrades to its AAFD Health Benefits programs. The past few years have seen great upheaval in the health care insurance market, with mixed messages coming from Washington and insurers raising rates and dropping out of insurance markets altogether.

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