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Politics, events and news that affect franchisee rights

Franchisees Name Griswold Homecare Franchisor of 2017

Griswold Home Care (GHC) has been named as the Franchisor of the Year for 2017 by the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD).  It is well deserved.

SEC Rules McDonald's Must Let Investors Vote on Franchisee Board Seat Proposal

The SEC has rejected the request by McDonald’s management to omit a proposal to add a franchisee seat on its board from the firm’s proxy materials this year. Segal Marco Advisors, the sponsor of a trust that owns approximately 5,100 McDonald's shares, made the proposal.

Large McDonald's Shareholder Proposes Franchisee Seat on Board, Gets Corporate Cold Shoulder

Segal Marcos Advisors, the sponsor of a trust that owns approximately 5,100 shares of McDonald's, has proposed that there be a permanent franchisee seat on the company's board. The franchisor is against the change.

AAFD Chairman Purvin: Power of Franchisees in Bargaining and Cooperatives in Reducing Costs

    AAFD chairman Bob Purvin working on the words of a fairer franchise contract
Purvin leads franchisees & their franchisor to craft a fairer contract

In this interview, part 3 of a series, Bob Purvin,* founder and chairman of the 25-year-old American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD), speaks about the early years when his organization began to form franchisee chapters by brand. He also speaks about the importance of franchisee-owned cooperatives taking on national brand functions.

AAFD Chairman on Key Protections that Should Be in a Franchise Contract

    AAFD chairman Bob Purvin working on the words of a fairer franchise contract
Purvin leads franchisees & their franchisor to craft a fairer contract

Robert Purvin, founder and chairman of the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD), spoke at length with this journal. Purvin is busy nowadays preparing the AAFD, a non-profit trade association that represents the rights and interests of franchisees, for a franchisee leadership summit from April 30 to May 3 in Palm Springs, California. The association will celebrate its 25th anniversary.

CFA Supports Florida Protection Bill for Franchisees, IFA Opposes

Two Florida state Republican legislators, Senator Jack Latvala (District 16) and Representative Jason Brodeur (District 28), unveiled a bill today that is aimed at protecting franchise owners.

AAFD Chairman: Why Independent Franchisee Associations Are Critical to Franchise Owners

AAFD chairman Bob Purvin working on the words of a fairer franchise contract
Purvin leads franchisees & their franchisor to craft a fairer contract

Robert Purvin, founder and chairman of the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers, spoke at length with this journal. Purvin is busy nowadays preparing the AAFD, a non-profit trade association that represents the rights and interests of franchisees, for a franchisee leadership summit in Palm Springs. The conference will run from April 30 to May 3 and commemorates AAFD's 25th anniversary.

Planet Fitness Franchisee Association Retains Former IFA CEO Steve Caldeira

The PF Independent Franchisee Association (PFIFA) announced today that it has retained former International Franchise Association CEO Steve Caldeira to advise the organization on strategic communications with its franchisee-based membership.

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