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Rockin' Jump® - Here We Grow Again! »

November 25, 2014 at 5:47AM PST | Source: Rockin' Jump – The Ultimate Trampoline Park®

BRENTWOOD, Calif. - Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Rockin' Jump® - the Ultimate Trampoline Park brand - headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif., - is celebrating a new franchise agreement and the signing of a new lease in the Brentwood, Calif., market. The new park will be in the Lone Tree Plaza at 5641 Lone Tree Way, Brentwood, Calif., 94513.
After achieving success with their first four corporate locations in the San Francisco Bay Area, Rockin' Jump began offering franchises in June of 2013. With their first franchise location opening in May of 2014 in Trumbull, CT., the new Brentwood agreement is an exciting addition and will bring the total number of franchise units sold to 30, plus the existing four corporate units.
Rockin' Jump is ecstatic to partner with our new Brentwood Franchise team "OMG Sports...

Helen Doron Educational Group Expands Programming With Release Of New Read And Write Program »

November 25, 2014 at 4:51AM PST | Source: Helen Doron Group, The

Technology continues to fuel creative new learning materials launched by the Helen Doron Educational Group with the release of the all-new Helen Doron Read and Write programme. This unique programme, for ages 4 to 9 years old, allows students to actually teach themselves to read while simply having fun in a new and dynamic interactive format.
(PRWEB) November 25, 2014 - Thirty-two interactive reading books with an original interactive app for smart phones and tablets allows students, from even preschool age, to learn to read- fueled by their own curiosity and joy, with minimal adult moderation. Kids are able to click on an image and hear the story in English, learning at their own, self-guided pace. Letter-by-letter, word-by-word or full-sentence narration teaches reading effortlessly...

Gap Inc. Gives Shoppers A Jump Start On Black Friday Deals »

November 25, 2014 at 4:40AM PST | Source: Gap Inc

Media Invited to Film Inside Gap Inc. Stores on Thanksgiving and Black Friday
SAN FRANCISCO - November 24, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Continuing its tradition of giving customers early access to Black Friday shopping deals, Gap Inc. today announced that over 1,700 U.S. stores will open on Thanksgiving Day. Across Gap Inc.’s portfolio of brands, customers can find great deals for everyone on their holiday shopping list.
In addition, media outlets are invited to film inside Gap Inc. stores on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Simply email or call your local store to coordinate filming or photographing in a store.
Following is a first look at store openings and amazing Thanksgiving and Black Friday promotions from across the entire Gap Inc...

Sky Zone Trampoline Park Opens In The Capital District »

November 24, 2014 at 8:12AM PST | Source: Sky Zone
Sky Zone Opportunities Available

Creator Of The World's First Trampoline Park Opens New Location For High-Flying, Active Fun
November 24, 2014 // // Menands, N.Y. - Sky Zone Trampoline Park will open its doors in Menands to offer Capital District residents a thrilling experience for the whole family atop a court of connecting trampolines. Specializing in Active Fun, the creator of the world's first indoor trampoline park has a variety of gravity defying activities that will get people of all ages jumping for joy. Beginning November 28th, residents are welcome to hop into Sky Zone to check out the wildly popular activity that has the whole country bouncing off the walls.
Sky Zone's all-walled trampoline courts are designed as a fun and fit outing for all ages, shapes and sizes...

Gap And Zalando Announce Pan-European Partnership »

November 24, 2014 at 4:43AM PST | Source: Gap Inc

New Ecommerce Channel will Help Reach New Audiences and Support Gap's Global Growth Strategy
NEW YORK & BERLIN - November 24, 2014  - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Gap brand and Zalando, Europe's largest online fashion web site, have today announced a partnership that will see Gap open its own dedicated online shop within Zalando. The American retailer will offer a broad assortment of clothing and accessories for Gap Women, Gap Men, GapKids and babyGap, bringing the brand to a broader European customer base beginning Summer 2015.
"This partnership represents Gap's first foray into multi-brand retailing in Europe. Also for the first time, Gap's collections will be styled alongside other brands available on Zalando, providing customers with new looks to combine American and European casual style," said Stefan Laban, SVP International for Gap...

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park Opens In Timonium »

November 21, 2014 at 8:36AM PST | Source: Sky Zone
Sky Zone Opportunities Available

Creator Of The World's First Indoor Trampoline Park Opens New Location For High-Flying, Active Fun
November 21, 2014 // // TIMONIUM, Md. - Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park will host their grand opening all day on November 22 in Timonium to offer a thrilling experience for the whole family atop a court of connecting trampolines. Specializing in Active Fun, the creator of the world's first indoor trampoline park has a variety of gravity defying activities that will get people of all ages jumping for joy. During the grand opening, residents are welcome to hop into Sky Zone Timonium for the special rate of $10/hour to check out the wildly popular activity that has the whole country bouncing off the walls.
Sky Zone's wall-to-wall trampoline courts are designed as a fun and fit outing for all ages, shapes and sizes...

Gap Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results »

November 21, 2014 at 5:39AM PST | Source: Gap Inc

Third Quarter Diluted Earnings Per Share Up 11 Percent to $0.80, Including $0.06 Tax Benefit
Net Sales were $3.97 Billion in the Third Quarter; Up 1 Percent on a Constant Currency Basis
Distributed More Than $1.3 Billion Year-To-Date through Share Repurchases and Dividends

SAN FRANCISCO - November 20, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today reported third quarter fiscal year 2014 net income was $351 million, or $0.80 per share on a diluted basis, representing an 11 percent increase over last year.
"As we move into the holiday season, our teams are focused on delivering unique customer experiences which will differentiate our portfolio of brands in the marketplace," said Glenn Murphy, chairman and chief executive officer, Gap Inc...

Gap Inc. Elevates Two Proven Executives To Guide Gap And Banana Republic Brands Into The Next Decade »

November 21, 2014 at 4:32AM PST | Source: Gap Inc

Global Brand Presidents Named: Andi Owen to Lead Banana Republic and Jeff Kirwan to Take Over Gap
SAN FRANCISCO - November 20, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - With an eye towards 2015, Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today announced the promotion of two successful current executives, with 35 years of combined company experience between them, to become global brand presidents for Gap and Banana Republic.
The moves were orchestrated by Art Peck as he prepares to take on the role of chief executive officer of Gap Inc. in February, with the full support of current chairman and chief executive officer Glenn Murphy.
"We'll start 2015 with a management team comprised of both established executives and the next generation of brand leaders ready for the next generation of customers," said Peck...

Toys"R"Us® Announces 2014 Thanksgiving Weekend Doorbusters  »

November 19, 2014 at 8:14AM PST | Source: Toys R Us

Provides Its Nearly 19 Million Loyal Customers With Early Access to Hot Black Friday Deals
Rewards"R"Us® Members Receive Exclusive Opportunity to Beat the Crowds and Shop 100-Plus Items at Black Friday Prices at Toys"R"Us Stores and Beginning Sunday, November 23
November 19, 2014 // // WAYNE, NJ – Toys"R"Us® today announced its Thanksgiving Weekend plans to serve up hundreds of hot deals and doorbusters on the season's most sought-after playthings, totaling more than $8,000 in potential toy savings for holiday shoppers. As Toys"R"Us stores nationwide open at 5pm on Thursday, November 27*, deal-seeking customers can snap up great gifts from top brands, including Disney Frozen, Barbie®, Skylanders, Crayola®, Minecraft and more...

Pump It Up "Rounds Up" Teddy Bears For Frederick City Police Department »

November 19, 2014 at 4:33AM PST | Source: Pump It Up
Pump It Up Opportunities Available

Children and Families of Frederick Jump into the holiday season with the 2nd Annual Teddy Bear Round Up at Pump It Up
Frederick, Maryland (PRWEB) November 19, 2014 - Pump It Up of Frederick, part of the nation's largest chain of kids' indoor, inflatable entertainment venues, will host its 2nd Annual Teddy Bear Round Up to benefit the Frederick City Police Department.
Pump It Up invites parents and children to jump, slide and bounce on the facility's huge, colorful inflatable structures on November 30th from 12pm - 5pm, encouraging families to jump for free with a Teddy Bear donation for each participating child. All Teddy Bears will be donated to the Frederick City Police Department.
The donated bears will be used by City Police Officers to comfort children exposed to traumatic situations, and to let the children know that the police are only there to help...

Gap Inc. Makes It Easy To Gift And Get Exactly What You Want This Holiday »

November 19, 2014 at 4:25AM PST | Source: Gap Inc

Share, Reserve and Easily Order your Must-Have Items for Stress-Free Holiday Shopping
SAN FRANCISCO - November 18, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Just in time for the busiest shopping season of the year, Gap Inc. is making it easy for you to gift and get all your favorite fashions – regardless of whether you prefer to shop online, in stores or on your mobile device. Here's a list that you should check twice before beginning your holiday shopping so you never have to go home empty handed:
Make a Wish List
Gifting and getting the perfect item for everyone on your list makes the holidays all the more magical. That's why the company is launching Wish List, an online tool that allows you and your loved ones to create a list of most-wanted items from across five of the company's brands: Gap, Banana Republic & Banana Republic Factory Store, Old Navy, Athleta and Piperlime...

Grand Opening For New Kid To Kid Store In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania »

November 18, 2014 at 10:08AM PST | Source: Kid to Kid

Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) November 18, 2014 - Local residents and mother and daughter team, Whitney and Mary Jo Hayes, are excited to announce the grand opening of their first Kid to Kid store, on Thursday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. Located at 7440 McKnight Rd. in Pittsburgh, the Kid to Kid franchise buys and sells new and gently used children’s apparel, toys, books, baby gear and maternity clothing.
For several weeks, the store has been open to the public to purchase customers’ gently used items. After the grand opening, customers will be able to shop for new and like-new children’s apparel and gear up to 70 percent less than retail prices. The Kid to Kid store will continue to pay for second hand items by offering customers cash on the spot or up to 25 percent more in store credit...

Michigan Based Franchise Making Nationwide Splash »

November 18, 2014 at 8:45AM PST | Source: Goldfish Swim School

Shifting Paradigm on Swim Schools
November 18, 2014 // // Goldfish Swim School opened its first franchise location in Birmingham, Mich. Now just 8 years later, with 15 locations in eight states, 450 employees and annual revenue nearly $14 million, Goldfish is arguably the country's fastest growing swim school franchises.
This metro-Detroit based franchise is not only in a strong growth pattern, but more importantly, the franchise has brought about a paradigm shift in how swim safety and lessons are presented to today's children, including:

Year-round swim instruction for children 4 months and up.
Small class sizes. (Max 4:1 student to teacher ratio)
Two heated indoor swimming pools kept at 90 degrees...

Creative Learning Corporation Announces 643rd Franchise Awarded »

November 18, 2014 at 6:57AM PST | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

The global reach of Creative Learning Corporation expands into Honduras with the 643rd franchise.
St. Augustine, FL (PRWEB) November 18, 2014 - Creative Learning Corporation (OTCBB:CLCN) owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz,® Challenge Island®, and Sew Fun Studios® the highly-popular children's education and enrichment programs, is pleased to announce it awarded its 643rd franchise, located in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on November 7th. Brian Pappas, CEO of Creative Learning Corporation stated, "We're delighted that we will achieve our goal of 650 franchises by the end of the calendar year as we are projecting a very strong December, which is typically our weakest month. Furthermore, we're very pleased to announce that as of today, there have been 29 subfranchises awarded internationally...

College Nannies And Tutors Of Loudoun Announces New Owner »

November 18, 2014 at 5:53AM PST | Source: College Nannies & Tutors

Building Stronger Families in Loudoun County: Parents Have New Resource in Local Entrepreneur
Loudoun, VA (PRWEB) November 18, 2014 - College Nannies and Tutors of Loudoun serving Loudoun County, Great Falls and surrounding communities announced Northern Virginia mother and entrepreneur Caitlin Gillett is the new franchise owner. Gillett brings a lifetime of childcare and teaching experience – and a newfound passion for parenthood – to the role.
"When I'm interviewing nannies in Northern Virginia I'm carefully assessing, would I leave my child with this person?" said GilIett. "I want to help other mothers solve questions like, 'Are the kids happy?' 'Who's going to make dinner?' 'Is the homework done and do-able?' Moms are so busy juggling family, career, and the house...

Build-A-Bear Workshop Celebrates The Holidays By Transforming Into Santa's Workshop »

November 17, 2014 at 10:11AM PST | Source: Build-A-Bear Workshop

With Eight Merry Reindeer and Holiday App
ST. LOUIS - Nov. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW) announced today that it has transformed its stores into Santa's Workshops to provide toys for all the children on the "nice list" with the help of Santa's reindeer team. The Company is introducing eight lovable reindeer and extending play beyond plush with the launch of an exclusive holiday app, Santa's Merry Mission. Guests are encouraged to visit to download the app and learn about each of Santa's merry reindeer.
On the Team Santa site, children can take a personality quiz to determine which of the eight reindeer is their favorite, and then follow the steps to create their very own plush toy...

Gap Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter Dividend »

November 12, 2014 at 7:15AM PST | Source: Gap Inc

SAN FRANCISCO - November 12, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS) today announced that its Board of Directors authorized a quarterly dividend of $0.22 per share payable on or after January 28, 2015 to shareholders of record at the close of business on January 7, 2015.
About Gap Inc.
Gap Inc. is a leading global retailer offering clothing, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, and children under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime, Athleta, and Intermix brands. Fiscal year 2013 net sales were $16.1 billion. Gap Inc. products are available for purchase in more than 90 countries worldwide through about 3,200 company-operated stores, almost 400 franchise stores, and e-commerce sites. For more information, please visit www...

Boise Entrepreneur Secures $4.66M Award To Provide Educational Support For Transitioning Veterans »

November 12, 2014 at 4:42AM PST | Source: Tutor Doctor

Local Tutor Doctor Franchise Selected by U.S. Veterans Administration to Combat Unemployment through Tutoring
VAN NUYS, Calif. - November 11, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Tutor Doctor, the fastest growing "in-home" private tutoring franchise worldwide, is honored to announce the recent accomplishment of Retired USAF Colonel Bob Rosedale, owner of Tutor Doctor Boise. As a result of Rosedale’s dedication to the veteran community and collaboration with Tutor Doctor’s Operations Team, his Boise-based business secured a $4.66 million five-year award through the U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) to provide tutoring services to military veterans as part of the Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation Program.
"We are in a fortunate position to be helping our transitioning veterans and are truly honored to receive such high-level support from the Veterans Administration," said Rosedale...

Build-A-Bear Workshop And Toys For Tots Join Team Santa To Help Children In Need Have A Happy Holiday »

November 10, 2014 at 5:28AM PST | Source: Build-A-Bear Workshop

ST. LOUIS - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Nov. 10, 2014 - Build-A-Bear Workshop® is inviting Guests to join Team Santa to help all children have a special holiday season. The Company announced today that it will launch a national Stuffed with Hugs® event Nov. 14 through Nov. 16, where Guests will be invited to make a special bear for free to donate to Toys For Tots. This is the seventh consecutive year Build-A-Bear Workshop has supported The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation during the holiday season.
Now through Dec. 14, Build-A-Bear Workshop Guests can visit any store nationwide to make or donate new, unwrapped toys for local children in need. The Company will match each Guest's donation, up to 20,000 with a Build-A-Bear Workshop furry friend...

Jumpbunch Now Being Offered At Over 20 Public Libraries Throughout Long Island »

November 10, 2014 at 5:07AM PST | Source: JumpBunch

Long Island Libraries are helping kids stay active and fit all year round by bringing in JumpBunch programs for toddlers to teens. Every time JumpBunch visits a library they introduce children to a new sport. Best of all, Library programs for children are free to community members, so you just can’t beat that price! JumpBunch programs are for children ages 18 months to 12 years of age. Classes are divided up by age and the youngest class, 18 months to 35 months, requires parent participation.
Holbrook, NY -  November 09, 2014 - ( - JumpBunch of Southeast Long Island is proud to announce that it has expanded its programming at over 20 Public Libraries throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Sports at the local library? That’s right, Long Island Libraries are helping kids stay active and fit all year round by bringing in JumpBunch programs for toddlers to teens...

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