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

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

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.

Join The AAFD For A Franchisee Leadership Council Conference Call

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) ​​​​​​​

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. 

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.