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Sixt: Premium Mobility Solutions In Paraguay »

December 24, 2014 at 4:35AM PST | Source: Sixt

Corporation Continues Expansion in South America
Fort Lauderdale / Asunción - December  15, 2014 – Sixt continues its expansion: The international mobility provider has started in Paraguay and opened its first rental location in the nation's capital Asunción. With this, Sixt expands its network in South America: The company has been successfully operating in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Peru for many years. In Paraguay, Sixt works together with an experienced franchisee.
Ruediger Proske, Senior Vice President Franchise at Sixt: “We are thrilled to have Asu Rent Sociedad Anonima as a quality-focused and growth-oriented partner in Paraguay. Asu Rent follows a premium approach in fleet and customer orientation which perfectly fits our brand...

MAACO® To Be Featured On CBS's "Undercover Boss," Friday, Jan. 2 »

December 23, 2014 at 5:30AM PST | Source: MAACO Collision Repair and Auto Painting

North America's Bodyshop Is Inspected by Undercover MAACO® President
CHARLOTTE, NC - (Marketwired - Dec 22, 2014) - Jose Costa, President of MAACO®, will be featured on CBS's hit series "Undercover Boss," Friday, Jan. 2, 2015 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. This episode marks the series' return to its Friday timeslot.
Venezuelan-born, Costa joined MAACO® in 2013 and is responsible for implementing a culture for positive change among a deeply rooted franchise system. In the episode, Costa experiences a day in the life of four MAACO® employees, during which, among other tasks, he sands, preps and paints consumer vehicles. As an "Undercover Boss", he developed lasting friendships and respect for MAACO® employees and owners...

Windshield Repair Franchise Opens In Contra Costa County »

December 22, 2014 at 7:28AM PST | Source: SuperGlass Windshield Repair

SuperGlass franchise #310 opens in Concord, CA. Mobile windshield repair, headlight restoration, and glass scratch removal now available at reasonable prices to fleets, dealerships, insurance customers and general public.
Concord, CA - December 19, 2014 - ( - SuperGlass Windshield Repair opens another new location, this time in Concord, Ca to serve the contra Costa County community with professional mobile windshield repair. In addition to windshield repair, SuperGlass also performs headlight restoration, a hydrophobic windshield treatment, and glass scratch removal to restore windshield wiper arcs, shower doors, aquarium glass, along with boat and aircraft glass. SuperGlass has over 300 locations across the country in communities where most people live...

U-Save Truck & Car Rental Recognized By NIADA As National Member Benefit Partner »

December 22, 2014 at 5:20AM PST | Source: U-Save Auto Rental

RIDGELAND, MS - Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - U-Save Car & Truck Rental has been approved by the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association as an endorsed NIADA National Member Benefit partner. U-Save is one the nation's largest neighborhood car rental providers, making it a great choice for NIADA members to add a U-Save franchise to their existing automotive business.
U-Save has been in the rental car business for more than 35 years, with over 200 car and truck rental locations around the world. U-Save provides car rental discounts to businesses, individuals, and families with fast, friendly, economical service – all with a personal touch. From your neighborhood or local airport to the nation's major markets and most popular vacation spots, U-Save provides discount car rental prices with top-of-the-line auto rental customer service...

Interstate Batteries' Ron Kneifl Stars In Company's National Television Commercial »

December 18, 2014 at 9:29AM PST | Source: Interstate All Battery Center

Whistling While He Works Brings Fame To Sioux City Route Truck Driver
December 18, 2014 // // DALLAS -- A typical day for Interstate Batteries route sales manager Ron Kneifl involves delivering batteries to mechanic shops and retail stores along his Sioux City, Iowa, route. Lately, however, his stops have been taking a little longer as his clients want to talk about more than just batteries - they want to talk about Ron Kneifl, the emerging television commercial star.
Kneifl, who earned an Interstate Batteries Route Sales Manager of the Year award in May, appears in one of the company's national television commercials that began airing in November. The advertisement promotes Interstate's commitment to keeping America beautiful through the company's recycling program and features Kneifl whistling the tune of "America The Beautiful" while steering his route truck along a spectacularly scenic road...

Car Care Company With The Midas Touch Reaches Out To Assist The Community »

December 09, 2014 at 12:14PM PST | Source: Midas
Midas Opportunities Available

December 09, 2014 // // Palm Beach Gardens, FL -  If someone said the name "Midas," you'd likely think brakes, mufflers, tires, oil changes, and engine work. Starting this winter, the famous 58-year-old car-care company - known for its Midas Touch and complete car care - is reaching out and also gaining a reputation for community care.
Visit Midas' Facebook page between now and Dec. 31, click on "like," and the company will donate funds for meals to local food banks as part of a North America-wide "Drive Out Hunger" campaign.
The campaign gives franchisees and employees in more than 1,300 Midas shops in all 50 states and nine Canadian provinces the tools, promotional support, guidance, and financial backing they need to partner with local food banks and run sustained fund- and food-collection drives supported by local advertising...

J.D. Byrider Adds Franchise-industry Veteran Greg Tanner To Its Team »

December 09, 2014 at 9:09AM PST | Source: J.D. Byrider

December 09, 2014 // // Carmel, Ind. - J.D. Byrider Systems, Inc., is pleased to announce Greg Tanner, co-founder of the Tanner Franchise Group, Inc., has joined the company as an advisor. Tanner, who recently retired after nearly 13 years as the national director-franchising for Aaron's, Inc., will work closely with J.D. Byrider's executive leadership to strengthen its brand and to elevate the company to the next level in the franchise industry.
"Greg's experience serving in multiple roles in the franchise industry over the past four decades will help us enhance various initiatives, including identifying new franchisees for the company," said Jack Humbert, vice president franchise sales - finance. "We have implemented several new marketing strategies and initiatives to help not only our brand grow, but also our franchisees...

Christian Brothers Auto Repair Franchise Rapidly Expanding In Denver Area »

December 09, 2014 at 8:10AM PST | Source: Christian Brothers Automotive

Auto Repair Franchise Opened First Location One Year Ago; Four Open Today, Six More on the Way
DENVER, CO - (Marketwired - Dec 9, 2014) - Texas-based auto repair franchise Christian Brothers Automotive has opened four locations in the Denver area this year. It plans to open five more by the end of 2016 and a 10th store in 2017.
It's part of an energetic national expansion for Christian Brothers Automotive, which has been named the top automotive franchise for three years in a row by Franchise Business Review, which tracks franchisee satisfaction. The 18-year-old franchise system has more than 130 locations nationwide. It has never closed a location.
Meet a Christian Brothers franchisee
Steve and Andrea Peterson were Christian Brothers customers for a decade before opening their own location in February...

Christian Brothers Auto Repair Franchise Expanding In Charlotte Area »

December 03, 2014 at 11:02AM PST | Source: Christian Brothers Automotive

CHARLOTTE, NC - (Marketwired - Dec 3, 2014) - Texas-based auto repair franchise Christian Brothers Automotive is about to open its fourth store in the Charlotte area, and the fifth is scheduled to open in the summer - a remarkable feat for a brand that made its North Carolina debut in 2013.
The newest location belongs to Colleen Manno, a single mom who became a Christian Brothers Automotive customer while living in Texas. Her store is scheduled to open Dec. 15 at 16618 Old Statesville Road in Huntersville.
The fifth store will be in Indian Trail. Christian Brothers is constructing the building while searching for a franchise partner for the business. It's part of an energetic national expansion for Christian Brothers Automotive, which has been named the top automotive franchise for three years in a row by Franchise Business Review, which tracks franchisee satisfaction...

Sixt And Kulp Car Rentals Enter Into Franchise Agreement For Philadelphia »

December 03, 2014 at 10:48AM PST | Source: Sixt

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Dec. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Sixt SE and its U.S. Franchise Unit (Sixt Franchise USA LLC) announce the signing of a franchise agreement with Kulp Car Rentals. Kulp Car Rentals will open a new Sixt franchise to service Philadelphia International Airport and also plans to open additional franchise locations in Philadelphia. Sixt continues to seek growth-oriented entrepreneurs in an initiative to expand its franchise network into the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America as part of its effort to further internationalize the group's business.
"We are thrilled to have Kulp Car Rentals join the Sixt franchise system. Kulp's plan to expand into the Philadelphia market will accelerate Sixt's growth in the region as we continue to build momentum throughout the U...

MAACO® Makes A Difference To An American Hero »

December 03, 2014 at 7:43AM PST | Source: MAACO Collision Repair and Auto Painting

Marine Veteran and Mother-to-Be Receives a Vehicle Through National Auto Body Council's Recycled Rides™
CHARLOTTE, NC - (Marketwired - Dec 2, 2014) - MAACO®, part of Driven Brands family of automotive companies, teamed up with the National Auto Body Council's Recycled Rides™ program to make a difference in the life of an American hero. In partnership with Enterprise Rent-A-Car, LKQ and Axalta, the MAACO® Fleet Solutions team donated a restored vehicle to expecting mother and Marine veteran, Sherika Fayson.
"The thought of having a reliable car brings tears to my eyes," said Sherika. "It's overwhelming to think what a difference it will make in my life."
"This would not have been possible without the help of Robert Fish, MAACO® Fleet Solutions National Account Manager, and our incredible partners," said Frank Petrane, MAACO® Vice President of Fleet Sales...

J.D. Byrider Names Award Winners At Annual Convention »

December 02, 2014 at 4:55AM PST | Source: J.D. Byrider

Franchise of the Year and President’s Awards Among Honors Bestowed
December 02, 2014 // // CARMEL, Ind. – Leading franchised used car and finance company J.D. Byrider recognized winners of the company’s annual awards at its November convention in Palm Beach, Florida.
The Franchise of the Year winners were chosen in three categories – Single (one location), Mid (two-three locations) and Multiple (more than three locations). The winners were:

Single: Dennis Ange for his location in Euclid, Ohio.
Mid: Mike Burgstone for his locations in Joliet, Glendale Heights, and East Dundee, Illinois.
Multiple: Russ Larson, Jeff Lee and Doug Stewart for their locations in Burlington, Cedar Rapids, Davenport and Des Moines, Iowa...

Christian Brothers Automotive Franchise Named A Top Opportunity For Veterans »

November 26, 2014 at 7:09AM PST | Source: Christian Brothers Automotive

Auto Repair Franchise Makes Franchise Business Review's Top 100 List
HOUSTON, TX - (Marketwired - Nov 26, 2014) - Franchise Business Review has named Christian Brothers Automotive one of the top franchises for veterans. FBR surveys thousands of franchisees every year to gauge their satisfaction and the quality of the training and support they receive from their franchisors. The magazine recognized Christian Brothers Automotive in its November issue.
"Investing in a franchise can be a great opportunity for military veterans," Editorial Director Molly Rowe wrote in the introduction to the special report. "Many franchise companies offer special incentives and discounts to veterans to help get them started in business. But keep in mind, great incentives don't always equate to happy franchisees...

Battery Giant Graduates New Franchisees »

November 25, 2014 at 6:47AM PST | Source: Battery Giant

November 25, 2014 // // Battery Giant is proud to announce the graduation of four new store owners from their Battery Giant University Franchisee Training program. The commencement ceremony, held on November 14, 2014, included Freddy Fernandez from Orlando, FL, Jim Treitman from Denver, CO and TJ Pomierski and Todd Kainrath from Naperville, IL.
"We have found that finding the right partners to represent our growing brand is the key to long term success," states Battery Giant President Greg Danziger. "Jim Treitman and Freddy Fernandez bring their strong entrepreneurial experience to Battery Giant, and will be the first franchisees to break ground in their respective Colorado and Florida areas."
Battery Giant's fifth location in the Western Chicagoland region will be unveiled with a store location in the key Midwestern hub of Naperville, IL...

RNR Custom Wheels And Tire Express Kicks Up Their Paws To Support The Peninsula SPCA »

November 25, 2014 at 4:13AM PST | Source: RNR Custom Wheels and Tires

RNR of Hampton, Virginia, was the Exclusive Sponsor of a Live Event to Support the Peninsula SPCA
Hampton, VA (PRWEB) November 24, 2014 - RNR Custom Wheels and Tire Express of Hampton, Virginia, sponsored a live event on Saturday, November 15th, 2014, to support the Peninsula SPCA, a no-kill facility that houses animals waiting to be adopted. Located at PBR on Power Plant Parkway in Hampton, a popular country-western bar where people go to dance and ride the mechanical bull, the event attracted 800 people and raised $7,000.
RNR was the exclusive sponsor of the event, which was promoted by US 106.1, a popular local country-music station, and featured DJ Bobby Bones of Nashville, Tennessee. In addition to his very popular morning radio show, Bobby Bones is a member of the band "The Raging Idiots," which played to a sold-out crowd...

Snap-on Holiday Gift Guide Offers Something For Everyone »

November 24, 2014 at 9:57AM PST | Source: Snap-on Tools

KENOSHA, Wis. - Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The 2014 Snap-on Holiday Gift Guide, the toy catalog for techs, is now available. Chockfull of innovative Snap-on® tools and equipment, including the latest power tools, hand tools, tool storage and diagnostic equipment, the 16-page Holiday Gift Guide also features stocking stuffer ideas, like Snap-on clothing accessories.
"Our annual holiday guide offers a wide selection of gift ideas, from screwdrivers and wrenches to cordless impacts and ratchets to diagnostic equipment and tool storage solutions," said Rick Secor, director, PR and communications for Snap-on. "Or, a Snap-on gift card might be the answer."
The Snap-on Holiday Gift Guide also includes special holiday pricing on a multitude of items in the guide such as hand tool sets and unique items like Snap-on Micro Top Chests, calendars, lunch cooler bags, carbide knife sharpener and work lights...

RNR Custom Wheels Teams With US106.1 To Support Peninsula SPCA Of Hampton VA »

November 24, 2014 at 4:08AM PST | Source: RNR Custom Wheels and Tires

November 24, 2014 // // RNR Custom Wheels and Tire Express of Hampton, Virginia, sponsored a live event on Saturday, November 15th, 2014, to support the Peninsula SPCA, a no-kill facility that houses animals waiting to be adopted. Located at PBR on Power Plant Parkway in Hampton, a popular country-western bar where people go to dance and ride the mechanical bull, the event attracted 800 people and raised $7,000.
RNR was the exclusive sponsor of the event, which was promoted by US 106.1, a popular local country-music station, and featured DJ Bobby Bones of Nashville, Tennessee. In addition to his very popular morning radio show, Bobby Bones is a member of the band "The Raging Idiots," which played to a sold-out crowd. RNR ran a VIP ticket giveaway through US 106...

Automotive Powerhouses MAACO® And Meineke® Partner With Uber »

November 21, 2014 at 5:02AM PST | Source: Driven Brands

MAACO®, Meineke® and Uber Team Up, Ensuring Passenger Peace of Mind, Comfort and Continued Convenience
CHARLOTTE, NC - (Marketwired - Nov 20, 2014) - MAACO® and Meineke®, both part of the Driven Brands family of automotive companies, are pleased to announce their partnership with Uber Technologies. The partnership is strategically designed to offer all Uber Driver Partners exclusive benefits on preventive maintenance, auto painting, and repair services from MAACO® and Meineke® locations throughout North America. Together MAACO® and Meineke®, through their wide array of services, offer drivers a complete car care solution.
"Uber has revolutionized the experience for drivers and riders. A vision we share here at Maaco," said Artemio Garza, CMO of MAACO®...

Christian Brothers Automotive Celebrates "Apples For Teachers" Winner »

November 20, 2014 at 4:44AM PST | Source: Christian Brothers Automotive

Company Hosts School-Wide Pizza Party for Winning Educator
OWASSO, OK (PRWEB) November 20, 2014 - Christian Brothers Automotive, a national automotive repair franchise, recently celebrated the second annual "Apples for Teachers" grand prize winner by purchasing a lot of pizza.
The company’s nationwide contest allowed customers and fans to nominate a deserving teacher, and this year’s winner was U.S. History teacher Loyd Ingham of Owasso High School. The grand prize was a pizza party for the entire school, so on Friday November 14th, representatives from the Christian Brothers home office travelled to Owasso to serve pizza to the 1,500 students of OHS.
"We’re so excited to be able to honor excellent educators like Mr...

Charlotte Welcomes New Brightway Store »

November 19, 2014 at 4:19AM PST | Source: Brightway Insurance

National Franchise Expansion Continues for Insurance Retailer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (PRWEB) November 19, 2014 - Leading independent insurance agency Brightway Insurance recently opened a Charlotte location at 6316-C Old Sugar Creek Road.
Roy Schoolfield, a North Carolina native, is the associate agency owner for the third North Carolina Brightway Insurance location.
"Bringing value to the community is something that is very important to me and I'm excited to bring a new Brightway location to Charlotte," said Schoolfield. "The opportunity to own and operate an independent insurance agency allows me to enjoy a life-long relationship with the community and my customers."
Prior to opening a Brightway Insurance store, Schoolfield worked in the insurance industry for many years...

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