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Express Clydesdales Return To Calgary Stampede »

July 02, 2015 at 6:05AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

Ronald McDonald House Family as Parade Guests
CALGARY, ALBERTA - (Marketwired - July 2, 2015) - The Express Clydesdales, goodwill ambassadors for Express Employment Professional franchisees will return to the 2015 Calgary Stampede. Together with Ronald McDonald House Charities® Southern Alberta, the Express Clydesdales team will include a family currently staying at the Calgary Ronald McDonald House family as special parade guests on the Express stagecoach. Bob Funk, CEO and Chairman of Express Employment Professionals, will also accompany the Clydesdales.
On their visit to the Calgary Stampede in 2011, the world-renowned Express Clydesdales and Bob Funk were honored to escort His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William and his wife, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine, in the Express stagecoach where they helped kick off the Calgary Stampede...

Dental Fix Awards 12th Franchise In The State Of Florida »

July 02, 2015 at 3:34AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

July 02, 2015 // Franchising.com // Davie, Fla. – Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair company, is proud to announce the signing of its most recent franchise to Angel Ginorio, of Daytona Beach, Florida. The recent franchise sale marks the company's 206th franchise sold overall, and the twelfth in the State of Florida, which is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 500 all-new vans to be launched over the next five years.
“2014 was a record breaking year for Dental Fix as we sold 75 all-new franchises throughout North America,” said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix RX. “With the recent signing, I am confident that 2015 will be another year to remember.”
Since 2009, Dental Fix has been the only on-site dental equipment repair franchise in North America...

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Appoints New Marketing And Communications Director Of International Headquarters »

July 01, 2015 at 8:03AM PDT | Source: TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // Lansing, Mich. – TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®/INTERNATIONAL, Inc. is proud to announce the recent promotion of Dawn Kroeger to marketing and communications director of its company headquarters in Lansing, Mich.
Kroeger, of Haslett, began her career with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® September 2004 as marketing manager for the Lansing, Mich., franchise along with two Grand Rapids, Mich., TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchise locations, which at the time, were owned by Jon Sorber, one of the original stickmen and current executive vice president. Kroeger oversaw all marketing-related activities for those franchise locations including creating, executing, and tracking the local marketing strategy. Eventually, she transitioned from the Lansing franchise location, to the corporate office...

1Heart Caregiver Services® Simi Valley Grand Opening »

July 01, 2015 at 5:00AM PDT | Source: 1Heart Caregiver Services

Simi Valley, California (PRWEB) June 30, 2015 - As 1Heart Caregiver Services® closes the 2nd quarter of the year, it has proven its continuing growth as a Master Franchisor. 1Heart Caregiver Services® welcomed its next Franchisee, 1Heart Caregiver Services® Simi Valley.
On June 17th, the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors headed by Keith Mashburn, Pam Campeau, field representative of the California State Assembly and notable guests hosted the Ribbon Cutting and enjoyed the grand opening celebration of 1Heart Caregiver Services® Simi Valley located at 1985 Yosemite Ave.
Guest of honor, Simi Valley Mayor Bob Huber, owner and hosts Jerome Viray, Arnold Bunye together with their partners, Ronald Bunye and Catherine Chin jump-started the event by cutting the ribbon to officially open the 1Heart office and 1Heart Caregiver University training facility...

John Gillespie Of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Naples Receives Top Industry Lighting Award »

July 01, 2015 at 4:54AM PDT | Source: Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Opportunities Available

The Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals (AOLP) honored John Gillespie of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Naples with Top Industry Lighting Award acknowledging outstanding outdoor lighting design for the Best Residential Lighting project.
RICHMOND, VA (PRWEB) June 30, 2015 - John Gillespie of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Naples was recently acknowledged for his outdoor lighting design excellence by the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals (AOLP) at the 2015 Annual Conference & Expo in San Antonio, Texas.
John Gillespie of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Naples, was awarded the 2015 AOLP Award of Merit for Best Residential (Small) Lighting project. Mr. Gillespie was the designer who led the project is a new member of the AOLP and was honored to hear the news of receiving the award...

Dental Fix Awards 1st & 2nd Franchises In The State Of Hawaii »

July 01, 2015 at 3:47AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // Davie, Fla. – Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair company, is proud to announce the signing of its most recent franchises to Eric Faurot, of Kapolei, Hawaii. The recent franchise sales mark the company's 204th and 205th franchises sold overall, and the first two in the State of Hawaii, which is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 500 all-new vans to be launched over the next five years.
“2014 was a record breaking year for Dental Fix as we sold 75 all-new franchises throughout North America,” said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix RX. “With the recent signing, I am confident that 2015 will be another year to remember.”
Since 2009, Dental Fix has been the only on-site dental equipment repair franchise in North America...

Marketing Pro Acquires Florida Gulf Coast Valpak Territory »

June 30, 2015 at 7:34AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

First-Time Franchisee Brings Savings to Businesses and Residents from Pensacola to Santa Rosa Beach
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today that Juli Campbell has acquired the existing Valpak of Florida Gulf Coast territory. With this territory, Valpak's signature blue envelope will now mail to nearly 130,000 households in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton counties.
"With my extensive background in advertising, I've always had the Valpak brand on my radar," said Juli Campbell, Valpak of Florida Gulf Coast franchisee. "I am thrilled to join such a dynamic company that is constantly evolving and providing franchisees with the tools and resources to serve as a valued marketing partner in communities across the country...

Three Southern California Veterans Open Express Employment Professionals Franchise Locations »

June 30, 2015 at 5:15AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

Veterans Transition to Employment in Civilian Life by Helping Others Find Jobs
(PRWEB) June 29, 2015 - Express Employment Professionals announces the opening of three southern California Express offices by U.S. military veterans.
Brian Gilden was a U.S. Marine for 20 years, who piloted a CH-53E “Super Stallion” helicopter, flew 138 missions in Iraq, and won the Navy-Marine Corps Medal for extraordinary heroism. He opened an Express office in the aptly named Mission Valley, CA, territory.
Eric Cross served 22 years in the U.S. Marines, and was deployed to more countries than many people ever dream of seeing, from Dubai to Somalia, including a total of 30 visits to Thailand. He opened an Express office in Murrieta, CA...

Chem-Dry Helps Homeowners Brace For 2015 Summer “Pollen Tsunami” »

June 30, 2015 at 5:10AM PDT | Source: Chem-Dry Carpet Drapery & Upholstery Cleaning

Leading Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Service Provides Research-backed Tips to Reduce Home Allergens
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - June 29, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - As regions across the country are experiencing the effects of a particularly brutal allergy season that experts are dubbing the “Pollen Tsunami” of 2015, Chem-Dry, the world’s leading carpet and upholstery cleaning service, is arming consumers with scientifically-backed advice to significantly reduce home allergens.
Typically, trees release their pollen in early spring and other plants and grasses follow suit weeks later. Due to the long, ruthless winter, however, trees’ pollen has been delayed and is now combining with all other pollen released this time of year...

Biggest Sale In Franchise History Points The Way To Fresh Healthy Vending's Continued Sales Growth »

June 29, 2015 at 6:34AM PDT | Source: Fresh Healthy Vending

The #1 Healthy Vending Franchisor in the Nation Announces the Sale of 58 Machines to Its Newest Franchisee in South Carolina
SAN DIEGO, CA - (Marketwired - Jun 29, 2015) - Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. (OTCQB: VEND) is pleased to announce the largest sale in the Company's history. Barry Taylor of Inman, South Carolina recently became a Franchisee by purchasing a total of 29 Micro Markets and 29 Healthy Vending machines.
"I believe people want to make better choices," says Barry. "I want to be able to provide healthier alternatives for people that will impact their lives in a positive way." Barry, who is excited about the opportunity to build a "sustainable and scalable" business with Fresh Healthy Vending, spent over a decade as a financial advisor and is now entering what he calls "the next phase of my professional career...

The Growth Coach Now Serving Northern Columbus »

June 29, 2015 at 4:07AM PDT | Source: The Growth Coach

June 09, 2015 // Franchising.com // COLUMBUS – OH – The Growth Coach Business and Sales Coaching is expanding to serve even more of the Greater Columbus area. Thanks to dedicated coach Brad Schneider, The Growth Coach of Central Ohio North opened its doors on May 18, 2015 and will serve the business professionals of northern Columbus, Delaware, Westerville, Lewis Center, and Sunbury.
“The Growth Coach is giving me a way to help local businesses maximize their resources to have a greater impact on their communities and to help the people within those businesses improve their own quality of life,” says Schneider. Schneider brings with him to The Growth Coach of Central Ohio North a long history of coaching, consulting, and organizational development...

CPR Cell Phone Repair Continues Expansion With A New Franchise Store Located In Rock Hill, SC »

June 29, 2015 at 4:04AM PDT | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

Michael Brannon is enthusiastically welcomed to CPR’s rapidly expanding network with the opening of his new franchise store in Rock Hill, SC.
Independence, OH, June 28, 2015 - (PR.com) - CPR Cell Phone Repair, the largest and fastest growing retail mobile device repair franchise network in North America, is pleased to announce the opening of a new store located in Rock Hill, SC. Michael Brannon is enthusiastically welcomed to CPR’s rapidly expanding network with the opening of his new franchise store.
Michael Brannon, said, “These days all of us rely heavily on our mobile devices, so it’s a big problem when it’s not working. CPR of Rock Hill has the ability to provide quick and cost effective mobile device service and solutions...

Enviro-Master Announces Memphis Franchise Opening »

June 26, 2015 at 6:44AM PDT | Source: Enviro-Master

Entrepreneur and National Sales Manager Thomas Whitley purchases Memphis Franchise from Pat Swisher, President and CEO of Enviro-Master.
June 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // Memphis, TN; Charlotte, NC – Enviro-Master, recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as a Top New Franchise for 2015, welcomes its newest Memphis franchise location to its fast-growing franchise that redefines clean. Enviro-Master of Memphis is the third franchise location to open in Tennessee. Mr. Whitley was referred to Enviro-Master from a franchise owner from a different service industry. Up to that point, he had been considering restaurant ownership. “Enviro-Master fit me perfectly,” stated Thom Whitley. At Discovery Day, he met Pat Swisher, President and CEO of Charlotte, NC-based Enviro-Master and members of his executive team, and Thom was impressed by their “core values, honesty, integrity and sense of system-wide teamwork...

Michael Williams Brings The Growth Coach To Northern Virginia »

June 26, 2015 at 4:59AM PDT | Source: The Growth Coach

The Growth Coach, the largest provider of affordable group coaching workshops in the nation, now serves Fairfax, Chantilly, Manassas and Fredericksburg in Virginia.
Fredericksburg, VA (PRWEB) June 25, 2015 - After a long career with two Fortune 500 companies, Michael Williams is looking forward to bringing his experience and passion for business management and sales to local businesses through his new company, The Growth Coach of Northern Virginia.
The Growth Coach is the largest provider of affordable group coaching workshops in the nation, but coaches also offer one-to-one coaching services, remote coaching delivered via phone and web, and coaching for special projects as well as alternative financing, business valuation services, sales mapping and more...

Low Unemployment And Increased Demand For Accounting & Finance Professionals Causing Talent Shortage »

June 26, 2015 at 4:42AM PDT | Source: PrideStaff

Fresno, CA (PRWEB) June 25, 2015 - PrideStaff Financial reports that continuing low unemployment rates within accounting and finance will make hiring top industry professionals even more challenging for the foreseeable future.
"Unemployment within accounting and finance has been below four percent for a prolonged period, creating a chronic, wide-spread shortage of talent," states Ryan Williams, Vice President of PrideStaff Financial. "Employment market conditions aren't likely to change anytime soon, which means that time-to-hire for qualified accounting professionals will continue to increase."
To find the talent they need, Williams recommends that employers take a more open-minded approach to recruiting and hiring. "If you're struggling to hire a candidate with specific skills or experience, broaden the scope of your search...

Realty ONE Group Ranked Within Nations’ Top Five Brokerages »

June 26, 2015 at 4:25AM PDT | Source: Realty ONE Group

RISMedia’s 500 Power Broker Report Releases 2015 List of Leading Real Estate Firms
IRVINE, Calif. - June 25, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Realty ONE Group, a full-service residential real estate brokerage, celebrates further recognition this year after being named within the top five brokerages in the nation by RISMedia. The 27th Annual Broker Report ranked Realty ONE Group fifth in sales transactions, and seventh in sales volume.
Kuba Jewgieniew, founder and CEO of Realty ONE Group said, “We’ve found success by developing an unrivalled, agent-centric offering. The recognition we’ve received over the last decade, including the recent industry ranking from RISMedia, further fuels our ambitions for growth...

Linda Hill Joining Brightway As HR Director »

June 26, 2015 at 4:00AM PDT | Source: Brightway Insurance

Linda Hill brings 27 years’ HR experience to Brightway as HR Director
June 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // JACKSONVILLE, FLA - Linda Hill, PHR, SHRM-CP, is bringing 27 years of experience to Brightway in the role of HR Director, the company announced.
Brightway is the nation’s seventh largest Personal Lines independent agency, selling property/casualty insurance through a network of franchised locations around the country.
Effective Monday, July 13, Hill will be responsible for Brightway’s HR strategies, continuing to develop and foster its culture, and ensuring Brightway continues to be an employer of choice in Jacksonville.
Hill most recently served as VP and Chief Human Resources Officer at Cypress Property & Casualty Insurance Company in Jacksonville where she was responsible for strategic leadership of the company’s HR initiatives including talent acquisition, policy and procedures administration, performance management, organizational development, compensation and benefits and employee relations and retention...

Dental Fix Awards 6th Franchise In The State Of Arizona »

June 26, 2015 at 3:54AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

June 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // Davie, Fla. – Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair company, is proud to announce the signing of its most recent franchise to Jorge Quinteros, of Phoenix, Arizona. It marks the company's 203rd franchise sold overall, and the sixth in the State of Arizona, which is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 500 all-new vans to be launched over the next five years.
“2014 was a record breaking year for Dental Fix as we sold 75 all-new franchises throughout North America,” said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix RX. “With the recent signing, I am confident that 2015 will be another year to remember.”
Since 2009, Dental Fix has been the only on-site dental equipment repair franchise in North America...

Dental Fix Awards 200th Franchise Location »

June 25, 2015 at 7:47AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

National mobile dental repair franchise reaches growth milestone in just over five years.
June 25, 2015 // Franchising.com // DAVIE, Fla. – Dental Fix RX, the only mobile dental repair franchise in North America, has awarded its 200th franchise just five years after selling its first. James Moretti, the milestone franchisee, will be serving the Englewood, New Jersey dental community.
Dental Fix provides regular service to more than 10,000 dental offices across the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and is committed to providing the best in repair, service and maintenance of dental equipment. Each Dental Fix owner receives extensive professional training before, during and after their business launches to ensure all customers receive a risk-free and cost-effective solution for their equipment maintenance and repair needs...

Terminix® Celebrates Mosquito Week With Release Of Trailer For "Mosquitonado" »

June 25, 2015 at 6:40AM PDT | Source: Terminix

Satirical Trailer Aims to Raise Awareness About the World's Deadliest Pest
MEMPHIS, TN - (Marketwired - June 25, 2015) - Think mosquitoes are bad in your city this summer? You haven't seen anything yet.
In honor of National Mosquito Control Awareness Week, June 21-27, 2015, Terminix has released "Mosquitonado," a satirical trailer.
"Why do sharks, zombies, aliens and dinosaurs get all the attention?" said Stan Cope Ph.D, director of entomology and regulatory services for Terminix. "With 'Mosquitonado,' we want to raise awareness about the world's deadliest creature - the mosquito. This trailer aims to do so in a fun and shareable way."
The trailer's premise is that monstrous hordes of bloodsucking mosquitoes are ruining America's favorite summer holiday - the Fourth of July...



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