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By Tony Cameron When you think of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, you might think of The Little League World Series or great craft beer. But when members of the Northeast Region think of Williamsport, we think of our favorite son, AKFCF President Keith Cole. We wanted to take this opportunity to give Keith a shout out and thank him for all he has done for the Northeast Family and...

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By Jennifer Thomas The full swing of the holiday season is always accompanied by hustle and bustle. It may seem like a quiet time for the associations, but the association elves are actively engaged in the background preparing for 2023. We are learning a new registration platform, securing venues, planning meetings, and working together for the benefit of our members.  The SEKFCFA is looking forward to coming...

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By Amber Peoples On Thursday, December 15, Congress passed a one-week stopgap spending bill to avoid a partial government shutdown. This follows the announcement by Senate and House Appropriations Committee leaders that a bipartisan framework agreement has been reached for an omnibus package. The spending bill, which will fund federal agencies through the end of the fiscal year in September 2023, is estimated to total around...

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By Kelly Rodenberg As you begin to wind down for the holidays and New Year, I hope this notice finds you content and well. The holiday season can mean different things to different people, as it can represent wonderful and joyful memories, or it may be overwhelming and lonely. My heart recognizes and empathizes with those experiencing hardships and mixed emotions this holiday season. Somewhere in...

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By Amber Peoples With the 2022 midterm voting over a week past and the final results trickling in, Republicans will officially take control of the House of Representatives in the new Congress. Democrats will again maintain control in the Senate by a narrow majority, guaranteeing a divided Congress and a complication to the Biden administration’s agenda for at least the next two years. As of the writing...

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By Kelly Rodenberg With Thanksgiving in our midst, we are reminded that this is the time of year for giving thanks. There are many important people in our lives we are grateful and thankful for. While the first ones to come to mind are usually our family and friends, as managers and leaders, there is no better time than the holidays to show your gratitude and...

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By Deborah Ossanlo Our regional Spring Managers Meeting 2022 in May was a great success since it was our first in-person meeting since the pandemic began! Vendors were excited to meet franchisees and talk about enhancing the brand with their products and services. Our Fall Meeting 2022 is coming up in a few days with our region and the Northwest combining efforts again for a spectacular...

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By Amber Peoples This year’s midterm elections are just a few weeks away and, with uncertainty over which party will control the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate in January, the congressional agenda for December is shaping up to be a hefty one. The December session following the election, often referred to as a “lame-duck session,” is threatening to extend past the holidays, with Hurricane Ian adding...

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By Kelly Rodenberg In the AKFCF family, there is no shortage of individuals, organizations, and groups doing remarkable things to grow the KFC brand and change lives through the continued efforts made over the last year and a half. It is likely your life has been touched by those special individuals and organizations going above and beyond. Now is your chance to give them the recognition...

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By Amber Peoples Following the August recess, both chambers of Congress are back in session. With several partisan goals for legislation before elections, they are up against one item with a looming deadline: a continuing resolution to fund the government through December. The current continuing resolution (CR), a short-term funding bill that Congress can use to fund the government for a limited amount of time, is set...

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