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BuyCarSafety.com ADVISR Report Provides Consumers With Critically Important Car Safety Information »

April 17, 2015 at 5:41AM PDT | Source: SpeedEmissions Car Care, LLC

BuyCarSafety.com ADVISR Report Provides Consumers with Critically Important Car Safety Information
ATLANTA, GA. - April 8, 2015 - Speedemissions, Inc. (OTCPK: SPMI, the “Company”), a leader in the vehicle emissions and safety inspections industry, is pleased to announce the availability of the Automotive Data Vehicle Information Safety Report (“ADVISR”), a simple solution for automobile owners to obtain Technical Service Bulletins and Automobile Recall Notices produced by other U.S and foreign automobile manufacturers. The report is available for purchase by visiting the Company’s automobile safety web site, BuyCarSafety.com.
It just could save a life.
Technical Service Bulletins, or TSB’s, are how an automobile manufacturer communicates with its network of dealers when it comes to problems under the hood, in the passenger compartment or even the body of an automobile...

Battery Giant To Host Senator Bieda To Kick Off Recycling Drive »

April 16, 2015 at 10:56AM PDT | Source: Battery Giant

To kick off a week-long recycling drive, Battery Giant is partnering with State Senator Steve Bieda (D-Warren) promote effective and sustainable recycling habits.
Warren, MI (PRWEB) April 16, 2015 - Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22nd. To kick off a week-long recycling drive, Battery Giant is partnering with State Senator Steve Bieda (D-Warren) to promote effective and sustainable recycling habits. Senator Bieda and Battery Giant will host a community event to celebrate Earth Day, and help people learn what recycling resources are available to them at their Warren location on April 20th, 2015.
Battery Giant is a Michigan based company that offers free battery recycling to the community in an effort to keep toxic chemicals out of landfills...

Brightway Opens First Agency In Colorado »

April 16, 2015 at 10:20AM PDT | Source: Brightway Insurance

Colorado Office Marks Tenth State in Which the Company has Operations
April 16, 2015 // Franchising.com // JACKSONVILLE, FLA. - Centennial, located just outside of Denver, marks the spot for a new Brightway Insurance agency and its first office in Colorado, the company announced today.
Agency Owner Cody Casey will open his office there on April 27. As a Brightway independent agent, he will have access to about 20 insurance companies and sell Home, Flood, Auto, Umbrella, Motorcycle, Boat and RV insurance products and services.
Brightway is a national property/casualty insurance retailer selling through a network of franchised independent agencies throughout the country.
“Coming from the window installation industry, I was looking for a business opportunity where I could be my own boss, and leverage a turnkey infrastructure,” said Casey...

From The Frontline To Franchise Ownership: »

April 15, 2015 at 5:00AM PDT | Source: Batteries Plus Bulbs
Batteries Plus Bulbs Opportunities Available

Batteries Plus Bulbs Launches “Ownership with Honor” Program Offering Extensive Financial Incentives to Veteran Entrepreneurs
Initiative Offers Unparalleled Funding to Help U.S. Veterans Become Franchise Business Owners
April 15, 2015 // Franchising.com // HARTLAND, Wis. – In an effort to support veterans as they transition into civilian life or seek a career change, Batteries Plus Bulbs, the nation’s first, largest and fastest growing battery and light bulb franchise, today announced a landmark franchise incentive program for veterans. The “Ownership with Honor” program offers qualified U.S. military veterans an extraordinary franchise opportunity and more than $210,000 in financial support to cover the lion’s share of the initial investment to open a Batteries Plus Bulbs store...

Brightway’s Tim Lash To Speak At Adaptive Live Conference In California »

April 14, 2015 at 11:46AM PDT | Source: Brightway Insurance

April 14, 2015 // Franchising.com // JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Tim Lash, director of Business Analytics at Brightway Insurance, will speak at Adaptive Live 2015, the Global User Conference put on by Adaptive Insights, April 20-23 in San Jose, Calif., the company announced.
Brightway is a national property/casualty insurance retailer selling through a network of franchised independent agencies throughout the country.
Adaptive Insights produces budgeting, reporting and dashboard tools.
Brightway is about to roll out to its Agency Owners a new tool built using Adaptive Discovery, a cloud-based business reporting product.
“We provide our Agency Owners with business analytics to help them understand how they’re doing and where their opportunities are,” said Lash...

Carsmetics Alpharetta Celebrates 5 Years And A Father And Son Team Of Xavier's »

April 10, 2015 at 5:34AM PDT | Source: Carsmetics

Carsmetics Expert Accident Repair, The convenience of this auto body repair center gets Atlanta drivers back on the road Fast, Flawless for Less "We make sure your auto body repair experience is '”fast, flawless and for less,'" said Carsmetics of Alpharetta Manager Xavier Jr
Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) Re-released March 25, 2015 - Carsmetics of Alpharetta is celebrating its fifth year in operation and one of the first things you notice when you walk in the door is the friendliness and hospitality of the employees. Carsmetics owner, Craig Gonzales understands the dynamics of success and that building a positive rapport with customers is one of the main reasons they come back. Craig found out another benefit to make his business run well; when family members work well together it’s a recipe for success and a well run environment...

Snap-on Incorporated To Webcast 2015 First Quarter Results Conference Call »

April 08, 2015 at 6:15AM PDT | Source: Snap-on Tools

KENOSHA, Wis. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Apr. 8, 2015 - Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE: SNA) will release 2015 first quarter results prior to the market open on Thursday, April 23, 2015. A conference call to discuss the results will be held at 10:00am ET on that day. The conference call, with accompanying slides, will be webcast live via the Internet.
To access the call, visit http://www.snapon.com/sna and click on the link to the webcast. The quarterly release, and the slides which will accompany the call, can be accessed under the Downloads tab in the webcast viewer, as well as on the Snap-on website under the tabs Investor Information / Investor Events / Company Presentations. An archived replay will be available on the Snap-on website for at least one week following the call...

Sixt And Swisscom Launch Fleet Management Specialist Managed Mobility AG »

April 08, 2015 at 5:30AM PDT | Source: Sixt

Joint venture in Switzerland to provide comprehensive services in fleet management and fleet optimisation.
April 08, 2015 // Franchising.com // Urdorf/Pullach – Professional fleet management in Switzerland: Managed Mobility AG has been launched as a specialist in all aspects of fleet management and fleet optimisation. The new company is a joint venture of Sixt Leasing and Swisscom Managed Mobility, each of which holds 50% in the venture. Managed Mobility is based in Urdorf near Zurich and will work for small and medium sized companies as well as large multinationals.
Managing a vehicle fleet efficiently is not one of core fields of expertise for many companies and it ties up a lot of resources. Numerous contact-points with internal and external partners have to be coordinated...

Grease Monkey(TM) Senior Vice President Earns Franchise Executive Certification »

April 06, 2015 at 3:57AM PDT | Source: Grease Monkey

April 06, 2015 // Franchising.com // Greenwood Village, Colo. – Grease Monkey International, Inc. is pleased to announce that it’s Senior Vice President of Operations and Business Development, Ralph Yarusso, has been recognized as a Certified Franchise Executive by the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives.
Mr. Yarusso completed a comprehensive course of study in franchise management offered by the institute, which is the academic branch of the International Franchise Association’s Educational Foundation. IFA is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide and honored this year’s designees during its annual convention in Las Vegas, NV.
This recognition is one of many Mr...

Local Insurance Agent Donna Bavier Wins Laurel Award For Top Producer, Homeowners Insurance »

March 31, 2015 at 7:06AM PDT | Source: Brightway Insurance

March 31, 2015 // Franchising.com // JACKSONVILLE, FLA. - Donna Bavier, owner of Brightway, St. Johns received the Laurel Award for Top Producer, Homeowners Insurance from the Northeast Florida Builders Association Sales and Marketing Council at the 20th Annual Laurel Awards Ceremony held March 13 in Ponte Vedra, Fla.
This is the first year the Builders Association Sales and Marketing Council has named a Top Producer for Homeowners Insurance, making Bavier the first ever recipient of the award.
“I’ve worked with the NEFBA Sales and Marketing Council for almost six years,” said Bavier. “Every home builder needs a valued local insurance expert to ensure that new home owners get the coverages they need at a price they want...

Local, Eco-Friendly Automotive Franchise Hosts Information Sessions To Counter Underemployment Just In Time For Earth Day »

March 31, 2015 at 5:01AM PDT | Source: DetailXPerts

DETROIT, MI - (Marketwired - March 31, 2015) - Franchises have piqued national interest in the news lately. Nationwide protests by employees of traditional food and beverage franchises have taken place as a result of these employees seeking higher pay. However, one local, eco-friendly automotive franchise, DetailXPerts, wants to provide those who are underemployed and undervalued in all industries with a different alternative - starting their own green auto wash and detailing business.
Next month, DetailXPerts will host information sessions for people who are curious about the green automotive industry or may be interested in opening an eco-friendly automotive franchise but are currently underemployed. The sessions will cover topics such as the green industry, the profitability of an eco car wash, financing, the DetailXPerts Business model, and the support DetailXPerts provides...

Brightway’s Jenny Petersen Named Chapter MVP Of The Network Of Vertafore Users »

March 27, 2015 at 7:24AM PDT | Source: Brightway Insurance

March 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Jenny Petersen, systems administration manager at Brightway Insurance, has been voted the Most Valuable Player of the Large Agency Chapter of the Network of Vertafore Users (NetVU). She will be recognized at NetVU15 in Indianapolis today.
Brightway is a national property/casualty insurance retailer selling through a network of franchised independent agencies throughout the country.
Vertafore offers insurance software and services that drive efficiencies and increase profitability.
Petersen formed the Large Agency Chapter of NetVU in 2014 to help other large agencies share best practices on how they use Vertafore products to enhance their business. More than 120 members of the chapter use the forum to problem solve and share best practices...

Meineke Car Care Center Puts Its Foot On The Gas With Incentive Programs To Drive Expansion »

March 25, 2015 at 12:06PM PDT | Source: Meineke Car Care Centers
Meineke Car Care Centers Opportunities Available

Top-rated Auto Repair Franchise Continues Development in Thriving Automotive Aftermarket
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - March 25, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - The automotive aftermarket is projected to top more than $722 billion by the year 2020, according to Global Industry Analysts, Inc. Meineke Car Care Center, the nearly 1,000-unit, top-rated aftermarket auto franchise, is poised for paralleled growth as consumers place a greater focus on preventive maintenance and entrepreneurs seek franchising opportunities within the industry.
While opening new centers is critical to the company’s goal of significantly growing the brand, Meineke aims to continuously help its partners improve their top and bottom line performance to sustain a successful franchise system...

Meineke Shares The Top Five Reasons Oil Changes Save Vehicles »

March 18, 2015 at 11:44AM PDT | Source: Meineke Car Care Centers
Meineke Car Care Centers Opportunities Available

Total Car Care Experts Offer the Most Important Reasons to Routinely Change a Vehicle's Oil
CHARLOTTE, NC - (Marketwired - March 18, 2015) - Engines are made up of many moving parts, and those parts need to be properly lubricated to avoid damage. Oil in the engine provides this vital function. Over time, that oil breaks down and becomes contaminated with dust, dirt and debris from the engine as well as the environment. When that happens, oil can't properly do its job. A recent study by the Car Care Council of the Be Car Care Aware campaign stated that 22% of vehicles have low or dirty engine oil. Proactively changing a vehicles' oil and filter will help the engine continue to work at its best and prevent costly repairs to drivers down the road...

Sixt Records 2014 As Most Successful Business Year In Corporate History – Dividend Payout To Increase By Around 20% »

March 18, 2015 at 6:50AM PDT | Source: Sixt


Consolidated earnings before taxes (EBT) climb 14.1% to record figure of EUR 157.0 million
Consolidated operating revenue gains 9.3% with growth across the board
Foreign business grows once again very dynamically with an 18.0% increase in rental revenues
Managing Board to propose a dividend of EUR 1.20 per ordinary share and EUR 1.22 per preference share to the Annual General Meeting for fiscal year 2014

March 18, 2015 // Franchising.com // Pullach – The Sixt Group records 2014 as the most successful fiscal year in its corporate history. Revenues and earnings exceeded the original expectations of the Managing Board and reached best-ever figures. The international mobility service provider's consolidated earnings before taxes (EBT) rose 14...

Long-time Insurance Agent Assumes Ownership Of Brightway, Lake Worth Agency »

March 17, 2015 at 6:30AM PDT | Source: Brightway Insurance

Agency Owner Retires; a Lifelong Dream is Fulfilled
March 17, 2015 // Franchising.com // JACKSONVILLE, FLA. - Dreams do come true. They did for insurance agent Wendi Seelin, as Jeff Dombeck, the former owner of the Brightway, Lake Worth, Florida office retires and she purchases the agency from him.
Seelin first became an independent agent in 1983.In 2011, she joined Brightway, Lake Worth as a producer and has been a top performer in the agency. When Dombeck shared that he wanted to retire, Seelin saw her next move - agency owner.
Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance retailer selling through a network of franchised independent agencies throughout the country.
“I am thrilled to help Jeff find his dreams in retirement, and I’m delighted to realize one of my dreams as I become a Brightway agency owner,” Seelin said...

AAMCO Opens AAMCO University Training Center To Positive Reviews From Its Franchise Community »

March 17, 2015 at 4:16AM PDT | Source: AAMCO Transmissions

Inaugural class embarks on comprehensive training courses in first week since opening.
HORSHAM, Pa. - March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - On Saturday, February 21, 2015 AAMCO, the world's largest chain of transmission specialists and leader in total car care, celebrated the opening of AAMCO University, their state-of-the-art training facility in Newnan, Georgia with a ribbon cutting ceremony and an all-day open house.
The event, attended by several local dignitaries and over 150 AAMCO franchisees, marked a 6-month endeavor that began in August 2014 at a groundbreaking ceremony and culminated in an emotional moment when Lt.Col.(Ret) Robert Ledee, accompanied by U.S. Marine Veteran and AAMCO franchisee, Frank Filacchione raised the American Flag, the Georgia State flag, and the AAMCO flag to commemorate the official opening of the facility...

MAACO® And Meineke® Announce Exclusive Customer Savings »

March 16, 2015 at 11:07AM PDT | Source: MAACO Collision Repair and Auto Painting

Leading Automotive Powerhouses Offer Affordable Car Care Solutions and Special Financing Options by Synchrony Financial
CHARLOTTE, NC - (Marketwired - March 16, 2015) - MAACO Auto Painting and Collision Repair and Meineke Total Car Care Centers, both part of the Driven Brands family of automotive companies -- have teamed up with Synchrony Financial, a premier consumer financial services company with 80 years of retail heritage, to extend exclusive consumer savings this spring. The entrance of warm weather, pending spring vacations and weather weary vehicles all bring about the need for a little extra TLC. Committed to taking care of cars under and over the hood for more than 40 years, MAACO and Meineke are pleased to extend valuable customer savings this season as Americans prepare for spring and summer travel...

Pop-A-Lock - The Nation's Largest Locksmith Network - Recognized On The Franchise Grade® Top 500 List »

March 16, 2015 at 5:53AM PDT | Source: Pop A Lock

LAFAYETTE, La. - March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire - Pop-A-Lock, the nation's largest full service locksmith network, has garnered prestigious recognition in 2015 due to the company's commitment to providing their customers with quick and professional services at competitive rates. Proof of the company's impressive recognition came from The Franchise Grade®'s Top 500 List, an assessment which recognizes the best and most comprehensive ranking of franchises throughout the world.
Pop-A-Lock was awarded the #31 position out of 500 franchises listed. All 2,419 franchise systems were judged by the same criteria using the exclusive Franchise Performance Index™ (FPI) data analysis tool to determine the relative grade of each system and its ranking in our Franchise Grade® Top 500 index...

Newest Brightway Agency Owner’s Unique Background Sets Her Up For Success »

March 12, 2015 at 8:46AM PDT | Source: Brightway Insurance

Nikki Hawkins opening newest Jacksonville-area Brightway Agency March 16
March 12, 2015 // Franchising.com // JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Nikki Hawkins will combine her years of insurance company claims handling and her insurance legal expertise as she serves the insurance needs of her Jacksonville and Orange Park neighbors at her new Brightway agency. Located at 1560 Wells Road, Suite 2, the office will be open and ready to sell peace of mind on Monday, March 16.
Brightway, The Hawkins Agency brings the number of Brightway agencies serving consumers in Northeast Florida to 28.
Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance retailer selling through a network of franchised independent agencies throughout the country, serving the insurance needs of about 300,000 clients...



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