Wednesday May 15, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM CDT
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Hyatt Regency O'Hare
9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue
Rosemont, IL 60018

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Ed Shanahan, Executive Director 
DD Independent Franchise Owners, Inc. 

DDIFO Midwest District Member Meeting
+ Board Meeting

9:00AM-1:00 PM –  Quarterly Meeting, DDIFO Board of Directors (All are welcome!)

2:00PM-2:15 PM – Welcome Ed Shanahan, Executive Director, DDIFO
“A New Direction – A New Effectiveness!”
A presentation on the status of the organization, its current position, and its future direction.  Speakers will discuss the issues seen on the horizon for the organization and how DDIFO/IAFO can best position itself for continued growth and success and better serve the Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee community in future years.

2:15 – 3:15PM  –  Mr. John Gordon, Founder of Pacific Management Consulting Group
“Tale of the Tape – An In-depth Look at the Financial Health of The Restaurant Sector!”
A presentation with detailed analysis and special business intelligence on the state of the entire restaurant sector of the economy.  Mr. Gordon will also focus more specifically on Dunkin’ Brands stock, its financial position, recent developments and a thorough look at its outlook moving forward.  You don’t want to miss this!

3:15-3:45 PM – Refreshment Break

3:45 – 5:00 PM – Matt S. Kelley, Business Incentives Manager, Ernst & Young. “Meeting the Mandates – Complying with your Obamacare Requirements!”
An informative presentation on the new mandates of the Affordable Care for Americans Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare and their impact on your business. Matt Kelley is an attorney with Ernst & Young who has developed Affordable Care Act services focused specifically on franchise organizations and their needs. These services may provide a viable option to ensure your compliance with the health care mandates.

5:00 – 5:30PM  –  Franchisee Leaders & DDIFO Leadership
The Town Hall Meeting is a forum designed specifically to facilitate a free, open and lively exchange of ideas, initiatives, issues, questions and suggestions for additional opportunities for the continued success of the Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee community.

5:30 – 7:00 PM – Cocktails hors d’oeuvres and conclusion
A wrap up of the day’s events and an opportunity for the franchise owners to enjoy cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres with our program sponsors, discuss their valuable products and services and thank them for their support!