Franchise Business Network Day Program and Dinner

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Franchise Business Network Dinner Day Program and Dinner

Surviving the Storms Threatening the Franchise Landscape and Unwinding at a Night in the Tropics

7:30 a.m.  Registration & Continental Breakfast 

Part 1 - The Coming Storms in the Franchise World
8:00 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions  
Kevin Hein, Partner, FaegreBD Colorado

8:15 a.m.
It’s the Economy Stupid – A Preview of Economic Storm Clouds
Ron Feldman, CEO, FranData

9:00 a.m. Legislative Challenges Arising From the State and Local Level – All Sides Firing Against the Middle
Randy Pollack, IFA Lobbyist in California 
Dean Heyl, VP of Government Affairs, IFA 

9:45 a.m.

10:00 a.m. The Unions Get Their Day - Evolving NLRB, Independent Contractor, Employment and Minimum Wage Issues
Mary Will, Partner, FaegreBD Denver
Tom Posey, Partner, FaegreBD Chicago 

10:45 a.m. The Rise of State and Federal Investigations
Michael McPhail, Partner FaegreBD Denver
Cordell Stewart, Office of Enforcement, Washington

11:00 a.m. The Tax Man Cometh – An Overview of State Efforts to Get Into Your Pocket
Ken Levinson, Partner, FaegreBD Minneapolis
Francina Dlouhy, Partner, FaegreBD Indianapolis

11:45 a.m.

Noon Lunch and Keynote Presentation
Brad and Melissa McQueen

1:15 p.m. Break

Part 2 – Search and Rescue
1:30 p.m. Capital to the Rescue – A Review of Recent Colorado Franchise Deals
Moderator: Mary Ann O’Connell, CEO, Franchise Capital Exchange
John Goldasich, Principal, Arlington Capital Advisors
Michael Haith, CEO, Franchise Sherpas
Boris Katsnelson, CEO, Speedpro Franchising

2:15 p.m. The Rise of Captive Insurance Plans – A Solution to the Obama Care Dilemma?
Moderator: Ken Levinson, Partner, FaegreBD Minneapolis 
Jeff Brimer, COO, Alexius 
Kaya Bromley, Freedom Care Benefits 

3:00 p.m. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Strategies for Survival from our Panel of Pros
Moderator:  Bill Hoppe, Alexius
Tom Stone, Vice President, City Wide Franchising
Boyd Hoback, President & CEO, Good Times
Jonathan Barnett, President, Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning
Brian Schnell, Partner, FaegreBD Minneapolis

4:00 p.m. Wrap-Up and Final Comments
Brian Schnell, Partner,FaegreBD Minneapolis
A Night in the Tropics
6:00 p.m. A Night in the Topics
Dinner at the home of Patti and Kevin Hein
Fee: $75/person


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  • There is no charge to attend the day program; a fee of $75 per person will apply to the dinner.