The Dish

We did it! RFMA 2018 was a success!
Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to see all the happenings from our conference! We had a great time building relationships, learning from speakers, networking, and gathering new resources. A big thank you to everyone who attended! 



As you ride off into the sunset, please take a moment to let us know what you thought of RFMA 2018 in Phoenix in the following ways:

1. Session Evals found in the RFMA Annual Conference App, let us know what you thought of certain sessions that you attended.
2. Overall Conference Evaluation emailed to your inbox.

Thank you to all of our attendees, exhibitors and sponsors for a great annual conference!




Save the date for RFMA 2019 on February 10-12 in Austin, TX!

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Federal Heath Sign Company
Federal Heath provides reliable and cost-effective maintenance for exterior signs and lighting. Our service programs are designed specific to each customer, creating the perfect fit for any requirements. We offer unparalleled, five-star customer service and fast response nationwide. For over 117 years companies have trusted us with their brand identity needs. All signs point to Federal Heath.
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On January 1, 20 states implemented minimum wage increases. The state with the highest increase is Maine, going from $9 to $10. Alaska has the lowest wage increase, going from $9.80 to $9.84. Whether this number is too high or to low will always be debatable. What is more important to consider is whether or not a franchise can absorb a wage increase of almost 21 percent in its cost structure. 

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McDonald's Corp announced it had begun serving fresh beef Quarter Pounders and other premium burgers at about 3,500 restaurants in the United States, and most of its other U.S. locations will follow suit by May.

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Simon Roofing
We’re dedicated to fixing leaks right the first time – and we did so 99.49% of the time last year. That’s why we only use our self-manufactured high-quality products and our own well-trained technicians. And that’s how we can offer a unique two-year warranty on repairs following our specifications.
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The end of Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for Salvadorans, Nicaraguans and Haitians has left many individuals — a substantial number of whom work in the foodservice and hospitality industries — scrambling for ways to lawfully remain in the United States.

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