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The AAFD Announces Five New Franchisee Chapters

Posted by on May 1, 2015 in Press Releases | 0 comments

ARCpoint Labs, Coastal Angler Magazine, SERVPRO®, Wireless Zone®, and Zippy Shell® Franchisees Forming New Franchisee Associations Through the AAFD SAN DIEGO, MAY 2015 – The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) announced today the formation of several new franchise associations as chapters of the AAFD. Each chapter will leverage the combined voices of all its members to establish an environment of collaboration between franchisees and franchisors. The five new chapters represent franchisees from: ARCpoint Labs, Coastal...

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The AAFD Welcomes Jerry Winkley as Executive Director to Support ServiceMaster Franchisee Chapter

Posted by on Feb 15, 2015 in Press Releases | 0 comments

Winkley Will Support the AAFD’s Largest and Most Active Chapter SAN DIEGO, FEB 2015 – The American Association of Franchisees & Dealers (AAFD) announced that its team will be expanding as it brings on Jerry Winkley as the executive director of the ServiceMaster Franchisee Owners’ Association (SMFOA), the AAFD’s largest and most active chapters. Jerry helped found the SMFOA and previously served as the chapter’s inaugural president. “Nobody is better suited to support the SMFOA than Jerry,” said Robert Purvin, founder and president of the...

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AAFD Announces New Chapters for Six Franchise Brands

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014 in Press Releases | 0 comments

BrightStar Care, AmeriSpec Home Inspection Services, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, Mr. Sparky, One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating, and Window World Among Brands Forming New Franchisee Associations Through the AAFD SAN DIEGO, Nov 2014 – The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) announced today the formation of several new franchise associations as chapters of the AAFD. Each chapter will leverage the combined voices of all its members to establish an environment of collaboration between franchisees and franchisors....

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California Bar Proposes Regulatory Amendments Regarding Negotiated Franchise Agreements.

Posted by on Apr 12, 2013 in Member Alerts, Press Releases, The Franchisee Voice | 0 comments

The AAFD Has Endorsed the State Bar’s Recommendations. April, 2013. The California State Bar, on the recommendation of the Franchise Law Subcommittee, has recommended that the California Department of Corporations amend its regulations to make it easier for franchisors to negotiate the terms of franchise agreements in California. Unlike the Federal Trade Commission Rule and all other states that regulate the sale of franchises, California has long required franchisors to disclose information about contract terms they may have negotiated with...

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AAFD Co-Sponsors Proposed California Fair Franchising Legislation.

Posted by on Apr 12, 2013 in Member Alerts, Press Releases, The Franchisee Voice | 0 comments

 AAFD’s Robert Purvin to Testify Before the California Senate Judiciary Committee on April 16. The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) has signed on as a co-sponsor of California Senate Bill SB610, fair franchising legislation pending in the California legislature.  AAFD Chairman, Robert Purvin, has been asked to testify in support of the bill at upcoming Senate Judiciary Committee hearings scheduled for Tuesday, April 16. SB610, introduced by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Dist 19), would create an affirmative duty of good...

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AAFD Endorses Fair Franchising Legislation Introduced In California

Posted by on Apr 3, 2013 in Press Releases, The Franchisee Voice | 0 comments

The AAFD Joins Coalition of Franchisee Associations in Support of California Senate Bill 610 and Assembly Bill 1141. SAN DIEGO, APRIL 2013 – The American Association of Franchisees & Dealers (AAFD), a non-profit trade association that represents the interests of franchisees and independent dealers, announced today its support for two pieces of franchising fairness legislation recently introduced in the California State Senate and State Assembly. Assembly Bill 1141, introduced by Assemblyman Brian Dahle (R-Dist. 1), defines several common...

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The AAFD Partners with ADP to Provide a New Discount Payroll Service for Members

Posted by on Feb 22, 2013 in Press Releases, Suppliers Corner | 0 comments

The American Association of Franchisees & Dealers Announces Platinum PayrollSM Powered By ADP. SAN DIEGO, FEB 2013 – The American Association of Franchisees & Dealers (AAFD), a non-profit trade association that represents the interests of franchisees and independent dealers, announced today a partnership with human resource powerhouse ADP® to provide AAFD members with significantly reduced costs for ADP payroll services. The AAFD Platinum PayrollSM service, provided by ADP, will offer all existing AAFD members three different payroll...

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AAFD Fair Franchising Standards Now Available Worldwide in Print and Digital Formats

Posted by on Dec 7, 2012 in Press Releases, The Franchisee Voice | 0 comments

SAN DIEGO, CA (December 5, 2012) – The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) is pleased to announce that the AAFD Fair Franchising Standards are now available in both print and digital formats worldwide.  This important work, developed over the past 15 years by a broad committee of leaders within the franchise community, offers a blueprint to fair and balanced franchise agreements and relationships. The standards provide franchise owners and prospective franchise buyers with objective criteria by which to judge a franchise...

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AAFD Fair Franchising Standards Published on Kindle Marketplace

Posted by on Jul 30, 2012 in Press Releases | 0 comments

SAN DIEGO, CA (July 30, 2012) – The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) is pleased to announce that the AAFD Fair Franchising Standards is now available for the Amazon Kindle. This important work is a blueprint to fair and balanced franchise agreements and relationships. Now, franchise buyers have objective criteria by which to judge a franchise opportunity. Consistent with the AAFD’s marketplace solutions to the problems facing the franchising community, the AAFD Fair Franchising Standards serves as the basis for...

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Duplication by the book. The AAFD Endorses The Franchise Buyers Manual

Posted by on Mar 21, 2012 in Press Releases, Suppliers Corner | 0 comments

Stony Brook, NY March 21, 2012 – FranchiseKnowHow has announced that The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) has endorsed The Franchise Buyers Manual. Written by Ed Teixeira, the book is for people considering purchasing a franchise. Individuals can use the manual to learn the pros and cons of franchising and how to find and evaluate the best franchise that matches their franchisee profile. Available on franchiseknowhow.com and Kindle it includes a disk with a sample Franchise Disclosure Document, guest articles and several...

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