Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital gets endowment Mike Reagan of WMTW Channel 8 reports that the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital is getting some perks from Dunkin’ Donuts. Maine franchise owners are giving the hospital a $250,000 endowment over five years for its hospital-based teacher program. The program inside the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical […]
Making small-business owners’ concerns heard in the political process
Franchise owners are small business owners and they can have a big political impact, which is our experience in Maine. Franchise owners in Maine will continue to have the opportunity to educate their lawmakers, which we have learned do not know much about franchising, but we have shown them the importance of franchisees in Maine, to invest and create […]
Maine Franchise Owners Lobster Bake for Camp Ketcha Raises over $3000.00
The Maine Franchise Owners Association held a “Lobster Bake” fundraiser for Camp Ketcha on Friday October 17th. The event raised over $3,000 net dollars for Camp Ketcha. Camp Ketcha is a year-round non-profit organization serving the southern Maine community with programs in child development, family enrichment and summer day camping. Camp Ketcha has 107 acres […]
RadioShack Loses CFO as It Grapples with Solvency – What about the Franchisees?
Don Sneigowski at BlueMauMau reorts that troubled RadioShack Corporation announced on Monday that its new chief financial officer John Feray had left the firm on Friday for “personal reasons” and that Holly F. Etlin would replace him. Feray had only been with the 4,485 store chain since February. He leaves amidst a frenzy of activity […]
MFOA Lobster Bake in Support of Camp Ketcha, Scarborough, ME
Join Us For a Maine Lobster Bake Maine Franchise Owners Association Lobster Bake in Support of Camp Ketcha, Scarborough, ME Come enjoy the party in support of one of our non-profit members. Friday, October 17th 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm Maine Franchise Owners Association Lobster Bake in Support of Camp Ketcha, Scarborough, ME. Camp Ketcha […]
Thank you for your support! Without it we wouldn’t have gotten as far as we did.
Dear Members and Friends of MFOA, Thank you for your support, participation, and advocacy for Maine franchise owners. Your support helped advance the Maine Franchise Owners Association (MFOA) and its mission to protect, defend and enhance the equity for all franchise owners. Even though we lost LD 1458 in the senate, we did get our […]
Re/Max Raises Dues for Agents, and Franchisees
Move bolsters the franchisor’s 2 largest revenue streams On Jan. 1, Re/Max increased the annual dues its agents in the U.S. and Canada pay to affiliate with the brand and the monthly per-agent fees affiliated brokerages in U.S. company-owned master franchise regions pay the franchisor. After holding steady at $390 for 2011 through 2013, Re/Max […]
Maine Senate Kills Franchise Protection Bill
Don Sniegowski Reports at Blue MauMau AUGUSTA, Maine – On Wednesday Maine’s state senate voted against Legislative Document 1458, the Small Business I nvestment Protection Act. In a vote of 24 against and only 10 supporting, the senators essentially killed the current form of the bill. Franchise owners in Maine have complained that their businesses […]
Three Stories of Maine Franchise Owners or Franchisors Doing Business in Maine
Three Stories about Quiznos, Coffee News and Dunkin’ Donuts. Quiznos: Maine franchisees of the franchising firm that earlier this month filed for bankruptcy, failed miserably under a broken business model. Some are questioning what detriment there was to their state’s economy. Analyzing the sub sandwich chain’s past franchise disclosure documents shows there was approximately $5.4 […]
Maine’s House Approves Franchisee Protections!
Don Sneigowski of Blue MauMau reports: Maine’s House of Representatives on Monday passed the Small Business Protection Investment Act LD 1458 by a vote of 75 in support and 60 against. Franchise owners in Maine are pushing a law that they say will allow them to better hold onto their business equity. Under the act, […]