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View the Convention Snapshot - Denny`s Franchisee Association
Sun. Oct.25
Mon. Oct 26
Tues. Oct 27
Wed. Oct 28
Thurs. Oct 29
Golfers’ Arrive
Golf Check In
Golf Tournament
Governor’s Club
General Session
General Session
Trade Show
Schedule is
subject to change
Verify with
Hospitality Desk
General Session
Closing Session
$ 2000 Grand
MBM White Party
Music City
Rockin’ Nashville
Coke Party
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White Attire
Sunday, Oct 25 ~ Thursday, Oct 29
Omni Nashville
See you in Nashville
Susan Solovic—THE Small Business Expert
Tuesday General Session
A woman of many talents, Susan Wilson Solovic is an award-winning
serial entrepreneur; New York Times, Wall
Street Journal, top 100 and USA
Today bestselling author, media personality,
sought-after keynote speaker and attorney. An
Internet pioneer, Solovic was the CEO and cofounder of one of the first video-based Internet
sites, a company she grew from its infancy to a
million dollar plus entity. In 2006, she accepted
the Stevie Award, (the Oscars of business), on
behalf of the company for the Most Innovative
Company under 100 employees; that same
year the company was voted the Best Investment Opportunity at a Venture Forum in the Silicon Valley.
A media personality, Solovic is a former small business contributor for
ABC News and hosted a syndicated radio program, It’s Your Biz. She
appears regularly as a small business expert on Fox Business, Fox
News, The Wall Street Journal’s “Lunch Break,” MSNBC, CNN, CNBC
and many other stations across the country. She hosted her own PBS
special called, “Reinvent Yourself Now: Become Self-Reliant in an
Unpredictable World.” In addition to television and radio appearances,
Solovic is a featured blogger on numerous sites, including Constant
Contact,, AT&T Business Circle and recently recognized THE Small Business Expert, Susan Solovic, with a 2015 Business Excellence Award
and Dunn & Bradstreet Credibility Corporation named her one of
its 2015 Top Small Business Influencers. Solovic was also
named in the Top 10 of both SAP’s “Top 51 Potential Human
Influencers” and she consistently ranks in the top 5 of the “Top
100 Small Business Experts to Follow on Twitter.” In addition to
running her business, Solovic serves as the media director for
the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council. The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) is an advocacy, research, education and networking organization dedicated to protecting small business and promoting entrepreneurship. Solovic received the Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship Leader of Distinction Award, and she was the first recipient
of AT&T’s Innovator of the Year Award for being a pioneer in a
new industry. Additionally, she won numerous awards for small
business journalism including recognition from the SBA. Solovic
started her career as a news anchor and reporter. Her corporate
career took her to the C-Suite level of a Fortune 100 company
becoming the first female executive in the company’s financial
services division. She obtained a law degree from Saint Louis
University and is Of Counsel with the firm Junge & Mele, LLP in
New York City.
See Susan in person.
Come to the
General Session 10:45 AM
Legends Ballroom Omni
Nashville, Tuesday, Oct.27
Exhibiting Companies,
of as 9.11.15
The following suppliers are joining us. Red listings are sponsors.
A.C. Furniture Company
A-1 Restaurant Equipment
Duskin & Duskin
National Franchise Sales
Nestle Professional
AARP Services Inc.
Ecolab Institutional & Pest
Old Seville Expense Reduction
ACP, Inc.
Ed Miniat LLC
On Site Management
Encotech General Contracting
Oneida/Anchor Hocking
Advantage Equipment Sales
Fair Oaks Farms, LLC
Pacific Premier Franchise Capital
Albertville Quality Foods
First Franchise Capital Corporation
Alliance Payroll Services
Five Star Custom Foods
Alpha Baking Co
Flowers Bakeries
Payless Shoe Source
Atlantic Micro Systems
FMP - Franklin Machine Products
Pelican Group, The
Barry Callebaut USA
Pinnacle Solutions
Basic American
Food Service Concepts Inc
Red Mountain Lighting
Boulder Brands USA
Franchise Signs International
Regions Insurance
GardaWorld Cash Services
Rich Products
Burry Foods
GE Capital Finance
Rolland Safe & Lock
C.F. Sauer
Genesis Baking company
RTI, Restaurant Technologies, Inc.
Schreiber Foods, Inc.
C.H. Guenther & Son, Inc.
GOJO Industries, Inc
C3 - Creative Consumer Concepts
Golden State Foods
Haliburton International Foods, Inc.
HAVI Global Solutions
Scot Young Research (SYR)
Seating Concepts
Chipico (Chicago Pickle Co)
Health+, NAMG
Service Ideas, Inc.
Cholula Food Company
Christopher's, Inc.
Heinz North America
ServSafe/Natl Restaurant Association
High Liner Foods
Shoes For Crews
Citizens Bank Restaurant Finance
Hobart-Traulsen-Vulcan/ ITW Food Equip
Small Box Energy
Clipper Corporation
Impulse Industries, Inc.
Coca-Cola Company (The)
IOA Insurance Services
Southeastern Mills, Inc
Cooper-Atkins Corporation
IQ BackOffice
CrewSafe / Spellbound
Stampede Meat, Inc.
CTI Foods
Daily's Premium Meats
Dakota Provisions, Inc.
Kelloggs Food Away From Home
Steritech Group, Inc., The
Stewart Sutherland
Kraft Foods Group
Sugardale / Freshmark
DayMark / CMC Group Safety Systems
Lawler Foods
Superior Uniform Group
Denny's Inc Sampling
TCF Equipment Finance
Design Team Sign Company
Lamb Weston / ConAgra
Leavitt Group
Destiny Packaging
Legend Seating Company
Tech-24 Commercial Food Repair
DINE, Denny's, Inc
Libbey Inc.
Tiger Natural Gas, Inc.
Direct Capital Corporation
Little Insurance Group
Trident Seafoods
DISH for Business
TTI Floor Care North America
Diversified Foods & Seasonings
McCain Foods USA, INC
Tyson Foods (Sara Lee,Hillshire Brands)
Unilever Food Solutions
Domino Foods Inc./ ASR
McIlhenny Company
United Capital Business Lending
Dr Pepper
Middleby: Wells, Pitco, Toastmaster, Blodgett
Ventura Foods LLC
Modern Business Associates
Wells Fargo
MUFG Union Bank N.A.
Wiedenbach-Brown Co.
National Entertainment Network
Window Interiors
TD Bank, N.A.
Convention Networking
Welcome Reception—Monday
Monday night is the official opening of our annual Convention. Come and join us at the DFA Registration / Hospitality
area on the second floor foyer. Dress is casual, event kicks
off at 6:30 PM
MBM White Party—Tuesday
Tuesday night we are taking advantage of the amazing talent in Music City. Our featured entertainer is James T. Slater. James is a world renowned songwriter with songs recorded by Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, Lorrie Morgan,
Mark Wills, Jessica Andrews, Billy Gilman, Marcel and many
others. His song ‘In My Daughters Eyes’ has become a
crossover classic and even resulted in a Grammy nomination. The MBM sponsored dinner is a banquet style evening
with dancing in the Broadway Ballroom. Dress is ‘White Attire’ and the evening begins at 6:30 PM. Be sure that you
RSVP for this ticketed event. Contact [email protected] if
you have a 10 person group and want to reserve a table.
Downtown Stompin’
Wednesday night is your night for some Downtown
Stompin’! Explore Broadway Street’s food fare and entertainment. Watch for details of the evening’s prize drawing,
Coca Cola is hosting our final night
discounts and special gift! Kick off at 5:30 PM in the DFA
and we will be Rockin’ Nashville in
Registration/Hospitality area (2nd floor foyer) with a parting
the Legends Ballroom at 6:30. Our
cocktail, cannot wait to see you there!
featured band is ‘Guilty Pleasures’
and they truly rock! This evening is
casual, wear your boots and bring
your Nashville attitude for this night
to be remembered! Be sure to RSVP
for this ticketed event.
Some of the best networking is during the meals and breaks. Bring your
business cards; come early, stay
late and meet NEW people in the
Denny’s family!
Don’t miss 2015 DFA
Convention Finale
Immediately following the Trade Show
Legends Ballroom 2:45 PM
Closing session & Drawings
Franchise Winner
Franchisee trade show stamp card
must completed & submitted
for Exhibitor Winner
All exhibitors are qualified
Must be present to win
2016 Save the Date!
October 26th—October 27th
Exhibitors: Reserve your booth for
‘Early Bird’ Pricing—December 1-31