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Obama Asks for Leaner Govt, Promotes SBA Head

In East Room, Obama asks Congress to give him authority to consolidate federal government agencies
photo: Lawrence Jackson, White House Photographer

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Obama announced yesterday an initiative to merge commerce-related departments of the federal government into one entity and to promote the Small Business Administration head to Cabinet member. Franchisor and franchisee advocates are generally positive about the move.

Coalition of Franchisee Associations Welcomes Asian American Hotel Owners Association as Newest Member

Washington, D.C. — The Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) is pleased to announce the addition of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) as its newest member association. This brings CFA membership to nine franchisee associations—which together employ more than one million individuals—working together to better the franchise community across multiple industries and brands.

Franchisee Advocacy Group Gets Big Boost

WASHINGTON – A trade group of franchisees from some of the country's major franchise chains announced today that the nation's largest group of hotel franchisees has joined the coalition.

Hoteliers Say Don’t Boycott Arizona

ATLANTA—In response to nationwide calls to boycott Arizona and its companies because the state recently enacted a controversial law that permits local police to demand residency proof for individuals who they suspect of being unlawfully here, the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) has come out in opposition to the new law, Arizona's SB1070 (pdf).