Quarterly E- News Tag

By Kelly Rodenberg After two years of going without a live Convention, more than 1,800 attendees arrived in Orlando, Florida, on March 7 for the 2022 AKFCF Annual Convention and Trade Show, which kicked off at the Gaylord Palms Resort. The Convention ballrooms were again filled with smiling faces, warm embraces, belly laughs, and just the plain joy of being in person for a meeting. After months...

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The Northwest KFC Franchisee Association is excited to announce our first in-person event in two years. We’re set to return to exciting Las Vegas for our annual Spring Meeting. We’ll be at the Bally’s Hotel during our April 12-14 event — “Life in the Fast Lane”. We have a fantastic program planned for our teams. We’re offering several workshops to include topics such as “Winning the...

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Dr. Marian Vasser

We are looking forward to seeing you all at our Women’s Leadership Breakfast on March 10 in Orlando, Florida! This is your opportunity to connect, grow, and celebrate together! KFC’s HERSTORY Network will also provide some fun raffles to start the morning!On behalf of the AKFCF and KFCC, we will announce four scholarship winners that will be attending the 2022 Women’s Food Service Forum Convention...

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By Amber Peoples President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate has officially met its end for large businesses at the hands of the United States Supreme Court. On Friday, January 7, the Supreme Court heard arguments related to the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), which required employers with 100 employees or more to ensure that any employee not vaccinated against COVID-19 be...

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By Kelly Rodenberg We are so excited for this year’s Convention, especially to see you all in person! Production is in full force, menus are being selected, hotel block is booked, entertainment is ready, and the fun is waiting for you in Orlando. Below are just a few new announcements for your information: To receive the group rate at the Gaylord Palms Resort, you must reserve your room...

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By Michael Houston Who would have thought so much damage could be done to the small business community in one short year? Now, more than ever, we must realize the importance of participating and supporting the government affairs committee and PAC. Other than voting, the PAC is our only avenue for real change in government. We have lost an entire generation of workers to the false sense...

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By Kelly Rodenberg Like many organizations, the AKFCF is taking an opportunity to look back over the last 12 months. Despite the continued challenges that COVID-19 still caused, it was a busy year for our leadership, franchisees, vendors, and teams with many successes and accomplishments. We continued to implement our primary initiatives despite travel and health restrictions. This year’s Annual Convention — The Power of the People...

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By Jennifer Thomas If you come from the Southeast Region or have spent any time with the people of its Association, you have heard the phrase “the Angel of the Southeast” before. But if you haven’t, you may not know to whom it refers. And even if you have, you may not know how it started.  If you joined us for just one meeting, it would not...

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By Blake Lincoln In early November, the House passed the bipartisan infrastructure package on a vote of 228 to 206. Republicans had been stating for weeks that some may vote for the bill if Democrats found a majority of the House from their own caucus and could not rely on Republican votes to guarantee passage. This proved untrue, however, when 13 Republicans voted to pass the...

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