For 25 years, the AAFD has supported collaborative franchising cultures and promoted the concept of Total Quality Franchising. Celebrate with us as we review the reasons we founded the AAFD, look at our biggest achievements, and consider the challenges that remain.
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AAFD welcomes new insurance and risk management provider David Silverman from Fullerton Insurance Service, Inc. David was invited to become a trusted AAFD supplier partner after securing important Directors and Officers (D&O) coverage for the AAFD.
Griswold Home Care (GHC), a company that provides non-medical at-home care services, and its independent franchisee association, the GHCFA, a chapter of the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD), have announced the successful negotiation of new franchise agreements that affirm a commitment to a common mission and shared guiding principles. These groundbreaking agreements, negotiated over 18 months, are now among the highest rated in franchising history, scoring above 97% conformity with the criteria set forth in the AAFD’s Fair Franchising Standards.
On November 22, Judge Mazzant of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas granted an injunction to block the implementation of new regulations from the Department of Labor that would have dramatically increased the number of employees eligible for overtime pay. Franchise owners are heaving a big sigh of relief, but is the fight over? Learn what happened, what it means for your business, and how the AAFD is negotiating with the Department of Labor on behalf of franchisees!
The AAFD Total Quality Franchising Awards Committee is pleased to invite you to nominate exemplary members of the AAFD and franchising community for the 2017 AAFD Total Quality Franchising Awards. All members of the AAFD community have a voice in the TQF awards’ process. Members, friends, staff, and the public are all encouraged to participate.