Dress For Success – Next CAFA Meeting, Tuesday November 17th

Rosemary 2.pngThe Women’s Franchise Network of Washington DC and CAFA are collecting donations for Dress For Success.

Please bring your monetary donations or clothing donations to the November 17 CAFA meeting.

What would you wear to a job interview? That is exactly the type of clothing Dress For Success is looking for to distribute to its clients.

Your fabulous suits and other professional apparel could furnish another woman with the confidence to enter or return to the workplace, make a great first impression and land a job that could change her life.

Many of DFS’ clients go directly to an interview, so please ensure that all items donated are freshly dry-cleaned / laundered and ironed, not more than 5 years old, and suitable for wearing to job interviews.

DFS will accept fall/winter in season clothing only. (They don’t have room to store spring/summer clothing). The greatest needs are clothing sizes 0-2 and the plus sizes. Please scour your closets for the following:

· Interview appropriate suits
· Interview appropriate blouses
· Professional separates including blouses, slacks, skirts, dresses, blazers and jackets
· Work appropriate shoes (especially in sizes larger than 9)
· Jewelry and scarves
· Handbags (briefcases, portfolios or work appropriate handbags)
· Winter coats, hats, scarves and gloves.

Dress For Success - Next CAFA Meeting, Tuesday November 17th

IFA-2014 Franchise Industry Economic & Public Policy Forecast (Rescheduled)

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds”

As a result of the snow storm, we are delighted to have a twin bill!

Both Steve Caldeira, President & Scott Lehr, Senior Vice President, U.S. & International Development of the International Franchise Association to speak with us on Tuesday, March 18th 2014, Columbia Country Club, Chevy Chase MD.

Steve & Scott will explain & take quesstions on the IFA’s views on the following important topics.

How will the franchise industry grow in 2014?

Will there be additional changes to the ACA, like the definition of a full time worker?

What is IFA doing to combat the rise of state legislation targeting franchise relationships?

How is IFA going to play in the 2014 midterm elections?

Steve new photo.JPG Stephen J. Caldeira, President & CEO  IFA

Scott lehr.jpg Scott Lehr,  Senior VP U.S. & International Development, IFA 




Warren_Lewis.jpg   Warren Lee Lewis, Moderator 


Time: Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 from 11:45 – 2pm

Columbia Country Club, Chevy Chase MD

Registration 11:45 – 12:15 – Lunch 12:15 – 12:45 – RoundTable 12:45-2:00

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Saving Franchise Systems From Themselves

I want to personally invite you to attend our next CAFA Lunch and Learn meeting, November 19th.

We have a very interesting and challenging topic:

How Franchisors Can Avoid Large Dollar Damage Awards Created by Franchisee’s Actions?

(It might subtitled: “The Dumb Things that Franchise Systems Do To Themselves”)

The Franchisor and Franchise Owner relationship is a difficult one, when it comes to making sure that the Franchise Owners have enough information, correct incentives to be in compliance with the law.

Failure results in million dollar claims against the franchise system.

These million dollar cases should worry all franchisors and franchise owners. I know it keeps in-house franchisor counsel awake!

The franchisor wants the franchise owners to have the best compliance advice possible.  For everyone’s sake.

How can a franchisor do more than inform franchisees about the law and urge them to confer with their lawyers to confirm that they are compliant?

Listen to our expert panel & bring you own questions and solutions.

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For those of you who don’t live in the Washington area, if you know any Franchisors, Franchisees or Industry Suppliers,  forward this invitation along to someone you know.

Looking forward to seeing you all, again.

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