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FASTSIGNS® Shares 7 Visual Tips To Help Companies Make The Most Of Events »

January 22, 2015 at 5:35AM PST | Source: FASTSIGNS

CARROLLTON, Texas - Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - As businesses and organizations move forward in the new year, planning for upcoming events is often a priority. Whether hosting a fundraising gala, a regional sales meeting, a national convention or a sporting event, a consistent visual experience before, during and after an event is critical to its success.
"The average adult attention span is shrinking, making well-planned and consistent event visual graphics even more crucial," explains Drue Townsend, Senior VP of Marketing for FASTSIGNS International, Inc. "Utilizing distinct and attention-getting signs and graphics to create a seamless brand experience as you inform, direct and/or sell helps the audience learn about the event, get where they are going, stay safe and be engaged...

FASTSIGNS® Co-Brand Program Helps Revitalize Independent Print Shops »

January 20, 2015 at 3:54AM PST | Source: FASTSIGNS

Leading Signage & Visual Graphics Franchisor Exhibits at 2015 AMSP/NAPL/NAQP Executive Leadership Summit to Share Success with Independent Owners through Company's Co-Brand Franchise Program
January 20, 2015 // // CARROLLTON, Texas – While the business services sector continues to see substantial growth, traditional print shop owners must be creative and proactive to further develop their business. Recognizing the challenges faced by independent owners, FASTSIGNS International Inc. - the worldwide franchisor of more than 570 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphics and visual communications centers in eight countries – offers a proven Co-Brand franchise program to provide the necessary resources that owners and entrepreneurs need to diversify and grow their businesses...

Pinot's Palette Signs 100th Studio »

January 15, 2015 at 7:47AM PST | Source: Pinot's Palette

Award-Winning Paint and Sip to Continue "Rapid, Sustainable Expansion" into 2015
January 15, 2015 // // HOUSTON - Pinot's Palette, a fast-growing paint and sip franchise known for providing guests with an entertaining evening of art and wine, is pleased to announce that it has awarded its 100th franchise agreement. The company reached this milestone when Kathleen Walters and Michael Siman signed an agreement to open a Pinot's Palette studio in Princeton, New Jersey.
The Princeton location will be the ninth Pinot's Palette studio in New Jersey.
"We are thrilled to welcome Kathleen and Michael to the Pinot's Palette family," said Craig Ceccanti, CEO and co-founder. "The Princeton studio represents a major milestone for our company and we look forward to continuing our rapid, sustainable growth well into 2015...

FASTSIGNS® On Pace To Continue Strong Domestic, International Growth »

January 13, 2015 at 9:53AM PST | Source: FASTSIGNS

Sign and Graphics Franchise Opens 30+ New Centers and Signs 45 New Agreements in North America; Signs on Master Franchisees in United Arab Emirates and North Africa
January 13, 2015 // // CARROLLTON, Texas – FASTSIGNS International Inc. - the worldwide franchisor of more than 570 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphics and visual communications centers in eight countries - ended 2014 with 45 new franchise agreements signed and 31 new centers opened in North America, as well as reporting record system-wide sales. Robust growth is expected to continue through 2015 on all fronts.
Company executives say several factors led to another record year in every metric, including continued traction and implementation of the company's "More Than" brand positioning and expanded products & services; significant growth in the number of outside salespeople due to the company's in-depth support and training; and high franchisee satisfaction...

Franchisee Growth, Rebranding Effort, Industry Accolades Highlight 2014 For Industry-Leading Signarama »

January 12, 2015 at 7:52AM PST | Source: Signarama

Signarama to Increase Digital Marketing Focus in 2015
January 12, 2015 // // West Palm Beach, Florida - 2014 proved to be an auspicious year for Signarama, the franchise known worldwide for its extensive array of sign and messaging solutions. 102 new Signarama franchisees were added in 2014, a year that also saw the launch of a complete rebranding of the Signarama brand, in addition to lofty placements on a number of entrepreneurship ratings. Buoyed by 2014's successes, Signarama welcomes 2015 poised to enter new markets with renewed focus.
2014 was a year in which Signarama received a litany of accolades in recognition for its reputation as a venerated franchise. Ranked 71st overall by Entrepreneur Magazine in its 36th Annual Franchise 500® rating, the recognition cemented Signarama's position as the number one sign franchise in North America and the sixth consecutive year it appeared on the acclaimed list of world-renowned franchises...

Painting With A Twist Ranked No. 1 In Category In Entrepreneur's Franchise 500® »

January 08, 2015 at 10:52AM PST | Source: Painting with a Twist

Paint-and-Sip Concept Tops Category for the Second Year in a Row
MANDEVILLE, La. - January 08, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Painting with a Twist®, the nation's largest paint-and-sip franchise, was recently ranked the No. 1 Paint & Sip Studio as part of the 2015 Entrepreneur magazine annual Franchise 500 edition. This marks the second year in a row Painting with a Twist has earned this honor.
Throughout its 36 years in existence, the Franchise 500 has acknowledged top companies for outstanding performance in areas including financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the franchise system. The list has acted as a dominant competitive measure for franchisors as well as a primary research tool for individuals seeking established franchise concepts with proven systems and results...

Minuteman Press International Celebrates 40 Years Of Franchising With Big Franchisee Growth And Promotional Products Specialty »

January 08, 2015 at 7:57AM PST | Source: Minuteman Press Int'l.
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Franchising Since 1975, Minuteman Press Marks 2015 with Sustained Expansion
January 08, 2015 // // Farmingdale, New York - Few companies can boast the same sustained success as Minuteman Press. Founded in 1973 and franchising since 1975, the stalwart concept that has not only endured, but thrived through decades of industry change enters its fourth decade of further growth. The business, known worldwide for its extensive printing and branding services, now additionally specializes in promotional products that have only brought more growth to the existing franchisees and the system itself.
In 2014, Minuteman Press added 31 new centers to its franchise system, in addition to many more that purchased Minuteman locations from retiring franchise owners...

Painting With A Twist Partners With Vitabath For A Bubble Bath Themed Weekend »

January 06, 2015 at 9:40AM PST | Source: Painting with a Twist

Nation's Leading Paint-and-Sip Franchise Announces Partnership with Luxury Bath and Body Brand
MANDEVILLE, La. - January 06, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Making a splash for National Bubble Bath Day, Painting with a Twist®, America's first and largest paint-and-sip franchise, is celebrating in style with luxury bath and body brand Vitabath® for a good clean weekend of bubble bath fun.
Beginning Jan. 9, Painting with a Twist studios across the country will offer bubble bath themed classes complete with special events and giveaways. Painting with a Twist will offer a special class where guests can come in and create a bubble bath-inspired painting titled, "The Reading Room" and will receive free samples of Vitabath body washes and a discount offer for a future Vitabath purchase...

Boy Scout Troop 245 Gets New Trailer Graphics Donated By Local FASTSIGNS® »

January 06, 2015 at 6:46AM PST | Source: FASTSIGNS

January 06, 2015 // // NORMAN, Okla. – After opening on Nov. 7, 2014, local signs and visual graphics provider FASTSIGNS® of Norman is already giving back to the community. The new business donated vehicle graphics to local Boy Scout Troop 245.
In September 2014, Troop 245's equipment trailer was stolen from the church parking lot where it was regularly stored. The stolen trailer was never recovered, but local residents helped out by donating a nearly identical trailer. FASTSIGNS of Norman donated the visual graphics for the new trailer.
"We were elated to have the opportunity to support the troop and replace some of what had been stolen from the organization," said Jeff Ahl, who owns FASTSIGNS of Norman with his wife Kaye...

Pinot's Palette To Host New Year – New YOU Brunch Time »

December 22, 2014 at 8:23AM PST | Source: Pinot's Palette

"Tomorrow is the first blank canvas of the new year. Paint it joyfully, wildly, kindly, wisely." – JBK
Little Rock, AR (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 - The New Year is fast approaching, so now is the perfect time to resolve to explore your inner more easy and accessible than ever. Pinot's Palette Little Rock has planned a unique and entertaining art session where painters can commit their New Year's resolutions to canvas. The studio's New YOU Brunch Time art session will be held Wednesday, December 31st, New Year's Eve, during the daytime from 11:00am to 1:00pm.
"The turkey will be all gone; the tree will or maybe should be down, and in this economy, the after Christmas sales aren't what they used to be," says Lisa, Pinot's Palette Little Rock Studio Manager of Fun...

Pinot's Palette Partners With Constellation Brands To Feature The Dreaming Tree Wine In Locations Nationwide »

December 10, 2014 at 9:11AM PST | Source: Pinot's Palette

December 10, 2014 // // HOUSTON - Pinot's Palette, an upscale entertainment art studio known nationally for providing guests with a fun night out with painting and wine, is partnering with international wine supplier Constellation Brands to feature The Dreaming Tree wines in all studios with bar and retail sections, making it the first paint and sip chain to implement a nationwide beverage program.
Initially, the featured wines will include The Dreaming Tree's 2012 Crush Red Blend, 2013 Chardonnay, 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2013 Everyday White Wine.
Based in Victor, N.Y., and with more than 40 facilities around the world, Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ) is a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits with more than 100 brands in its portfolio and operations in the U...

Michael Begley Brings Caring Transitions To Spokane Area »

December 04, 2014 at 4:48AM PST | Source: Caring Transitions
Caring Transitions Opportunities Available

This locally owned and operated franchise serves Greater Spokane, Spokane Valley, South Hill, Millwood, Veradale, Liberty Lake and the surrounding areas.
Spokane, WA (PRWEB) December 03, 2014 - Michael Begley knows a few things about managing the estates of loved ones when they downsize or pass away, including how overwhelmingly stressful it can be – he helped with the estates of both his parents and his grandmother. That's why, when he decided to open his own business, Caring Transitions was a natural fit.
Begley just opened Caring Transitions of Spokane. This local franchise serves Greater Spokane, Spokane Valley, South Hill, Millwood, Veradale, Liberty Lake and the surrounding areas.
Caring Transitions is America's largest resource specializing in managing senior relocations, downsizing and estate liquidations...

Pinot's Palette Of Brentwood Hosting Grand Opening Fundraiser To Benefit Ordinary Hero »

December 02, 2014 at 9:20AM PST | Source: Pinot's Palette

First location in the Nashville area will donate 100 percent of proceeds to locally based non-profit benefiting children in need.
December 02, 2014 // // BRENTWOOD, TENN. – Pinot's Palette of Brentwood, an upscale entertainment art studio known nationally for providing guests with a fun night out with painting and wine, will celebrate its grand opening with a fundraiser to benefit Ordinary Hero, a local non-profit organization dedicated to empowering people to help support children in need.
The event is scheduled for Dec. 13 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the new paint-and-sip studio at 690 Old Hickory Blvd., Ste. 102. The Brentwood studio's first public class is Dec. 12.
Franchisees Jake and Brooke Sanders said they will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from the charity night to the organization...

PostNet Franchises Offer Unique Opportunity For Digital Printing Collaboration »

November 26, 2014 at 8:06AM PST | Source: PostNet Postal & Business Services

Digital Printing Industry Expected to More Than Double
DENVER, CO - (Marketwired - Nov 26, 2014) - The digital printing industry is expected to more than double by 2024, providing growing opportunities for PostNet, the nation's first Neighborhood Business Center.
For PostNet franchise owners, who provide a wide range of services including digital printing and graphic design, the uptick is good news. Digital printing, Smithers PIRA says, will grow 250 percent in the next decade.
PostNet owners are well positioned to meet that demand. PostNet Neighborhood Business Centers offer local, professional, one-on-one service and support to the small and medium-sized businesses that are the primary consumers of digital printing, according to IBIS World...

Top Snap Announces New Educational Platform »

November 20, 2014 at 7:12AM PST | Source: Top Snap Marketing

Sydney, October 24th 2014 - Top Snap International Pty Ltd today announced the launch of a new interactive educational platform that will provide a broad range of professional educational resources for top snap® franchisees.
top snap® Campus provides a clear educational pathway for franchisees and facilitates all learning of ‘professional property photography education’, in a single online location. "The new education platform top snap® Campus covers all aspects of building a real estate photography business which includes, photography, sales, marketing and a mentoring program. It is designed to ensure top snap® franchisees can quickly and easily access information that meets their needs in real time", said Vivian Castelino, Marketing Manager and Head of top snap® Campus professional education...

New Caring Transitions Business Brings Senior Relocation Services To North Atlanta »

November 18, 2014 at 9:53AM PST | Source: Caring Transitions
Caring Transitions Opportunities Available

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 18, 2014 - Bret Rachlin knows what it's like to relocate a senior. When his mom and 90-year-old father moved from Fort Myers to Atlanta four years ago, the stress was overwhelming. That experience, combined with his desire to serve his community as a small business owner, is why Rachlin has launched Caring Transitions of North Metro Atlanta.
Caring Transitions is America's largest resource specializing in managing senior relocations, downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing and move oversight, Caring Transitions can handle on-site and online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market. Caring Transitions of North Metro Atlanta serves Roswell, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Brookhaven and Doraville...

Painting With A Twist Franchise Brings A Whole Lot Of Fun To The South Hills »

November 17, 2014 at 4:54AM PST | Source: Painting with a Twist

Pittsburgh, PA - November 15, 2014 - ( - Painting with a Twist is opening its second Pittsburgh location in the South Hills. A grand opening celebration set for November 20th will feature refreshments, music, and interactive painting class with step by step instructions on how to paint a piece of artwork.
Local owners Jamie and Nicole Orlando are thrilled with the expansion of the Painting with a Twist franchise, “We look forward to bringing fun and creativity to a new area of Pittsburgh. The idea of seeing people be creative, speaks to us and at Painting with a Twist you don’t have to be a professional artist to create a stunning piece of artwork.”
The BYOB classes, taught by licensed art instructors, last anywhere from two to three hours...

Painting With A Twist® To Support Special Operations Warrior Foundation On Veteran's Day »

November 04, 2014 at 9:12AM PST | Source: Painting with a Twist

First-ever PWAT national charitable event will fund college for children of fallen U.S. Special Operations Forces military personnel and cash stipends for families of hospitalized warriors.
Tampa, FL (PRWEB) November 04, 2014 - Next Tuesday, hundreds of people from coast to coast will sit in front of a blank canvas, pick up a brush, dip it into a palette of colors and create a work of art to support America's Special Operations Forces troops and their families.
On Nov. 11, Veteran's Day, participants at 102 Painting with a Twist studios will paint "Amber Waves of Grain" under the tutelage of an instructor, while sipping wine and enjoying snacks. At least 50% of each studio's proceeds will be donated to the SOWF; while some franchise owners will donate 100%...

FASTSIGNS® Named A Top Franchise Investment By Reputable Industry Leader »

November 04, 2014 at 3:46AM PST | Source: FASTSIGNS

International Franchise Speaker and Author Dr. John Hayes Features Leading Signage & Visual Graphics Franchisor in eBook Titled "12 Amazing Franchise Opportunities for 2015"
November 04, 2014 // // CARROLLTON, Texas – FASTSIGNS International Inc. - the worldwide franchisor of more than 560 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphics and visual communications centers in eight countries - has been named a leading franchise opportunity for prospective entrepreneurs by internationally recognized franchise speaker and author Dr. John Hayes in his new eBook: "12 Amazing Franchise Opportunities for 2015."
Slated for a November 14, 2014 release on, the eBook explores the secrets of creating a one-of-a-kind franchise success story and examines the 12 franchise brands that Dr...

L.A. Rocker Nate Beck Becomes Part Owner In Twin Cities School Of Rock Franchise »

October 29, 2014 at 6:18AM PDT | Source: School of Rock

St. Paul, MN, October 29, 2014 - ( - The School of Rock was founded in 1998 in Philadelphia PA on the premise that "taking music lessons and never playing a gig is like going to basketball practice and never playing a game. After a while, there's no point." So the School of Rock gets its students performing on stage – in a band - as early as 8 years old. "Not only does this teach them to play music," said Nate Beck. "But it teaches team work, it raises their self confidence….and it's a heck of a lot of fun!"
Beck should know. He is a graduate of the St. Paul School of Rock. Following High School graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to attend Musicians Institute, where he formed a band that was nominated for an award in the Rock Single of the Year category in the Los Angeles Music Awards...

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