Inviting Franchisees to May 8 Briefing and then Maine's Senate Hearing

At the behest of Maine franchisees, the Coalition of Franchisee Associations is inviting all franchisees in the state to attend a special briefing on the morning of Wednesday, May 8 to prepare them for a hearing before Maine's state senators on the need to pass the Small Business Investment Protection Act.

A hearing will be held after lunch before the state senators of Maine's Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development. Bill LD 1458 has been carefully designed to protect and secure the businesses of Maine's franchised owner-operators. A number of Maine's franchisees will testify. Maine's franchisees could use your show of support.

For the morning briefing for franchisees, please come to:

Place: Senator Inn & Spa, 284 Western Ave., Augusta, Maine (Google Map link of Senator Inn here)
Time: 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Senator Inn will have a sign in the lobby, Franchise Legislation Meeting, which tells what room the briefing is in. Please dress for the hearing in your franchisee shirt or business casual attire. After we meet for 30 to 40 minutes, we will have time to go upstairs for a quick bite to eat and then we will travel to the Capital for the hearing.

Afternoon State Senate Hearing: Maine's Small Business Investment Protection Act (LD 1458) will be heard before a state senate hearing next week. The hearing is set for Wednesday, May 8th at 1 p.m. in the State Senate Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research & Economic Development, 111 Sewall Street, Burton Cross Building, Room 208, Augusta, Maine 04330. (Here's a Google map of Burton Cross Building for the Committee Hearing).

If you have any questions about the Maine committee meeting or the pre-hearing briefing for franchise owner-operators, please contact:

Ms. Misty Chally
Executive Director, Coalition of Franchisee Associations
(202) 416-0270