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Mr. Electric® Of Huntsville And Chattanooga Named Franchisee Of The Year »

September 18, 2014 at 4:49AM PDT | Source: Mr. Electric

WACO, Texas (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 - Keith Pinkerton, owner of Mr. Electric of Huntsville and Mr. Electric of Chattanooga, was named Franchisee of the Year by Mr. Electric Corporate during the 2014 International Convention held in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 7-10.
Each year, Mr. Electric awards a franchise owner with this honor as a way of commemorating a career of unprecedented growth and success, achieved through continuous training and a commitment to exceeding quality standards for both their customer and their company.
The recipient is one who has, over a number of years, consistently grown a model Mr. Electric franchise. This standard is accomplished through establishing dominant market penetration, maintaining exemplary customer service standards and actively participating in continual education and training for their company...

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. To Present At The Credit Suisse 2014 Global Credit Products Conference »

September 17, 2014 at 11:21AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - September 17, 2014  - (BUSINESS WIRE) - ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, today announced that Chief Financial Officer Alan Haughie will present at the Credit Suisse 2014 Global Credit Products Conference in Miami Beach, Florida at 1:30 p.m. eastern time tomorrow, September 18, 2014. To listen to the presentation via webcast and view the slide presentation, visit the company’s investor relations home page at www.servicemaster.com.
About ServiceMaster
ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV) is a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, operating through an extensive service network of more than 7,000 company-owned, franchised and licensed locations...

Jeffrey S. Wade Joins EXIT Realty In Jupiter »

September 17, 2014 at 10:48AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Jupiter, Florida (Grassroots Newswire) September 16, 2014 - Jeffrey S. Wade joined EXIT Realty Oceanside in Jupiter.
"We're excited to welcome Jeffrey to EXIT Realty," says Virginia Gallopo, Broker / Owner of EXIT Realty Oceanside. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people like Jeffrey each and every day."
With nearly 20 years of extensive business experience and cutting edge marketing strategies coupled with uncompromising integrity is paramount in Jeffrey's service. Jeffrey Wade is well respected throughout South Florida, not only for his professional track record and high ethical standards but for being an honest, hard-working family man who does absolutely everything in his power to ensure his clients' success...

Caring Transitions Of North Dallas Suburbs Works To Be More Involved In The Community »

September 17, 2014 at 10:38AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 - To Caring Transitions of North Dallas Suburbs owners Jeff and Donna Rea, owning a business is about more than just making a living – it's about making a positive difference in the lives of others. That's why, as they work to grow their business, the Rea's and their staff are also giving back to the community.
Caring Transitions is America's largest resource specializing in managing senior relocations, downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to organizing, packing, moving and resettling seniors in their new homes, Caring Transitions can handle on-site or online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market. Caring Transitions of North Dallas Suburbs serves Plano, Allen, McKinney, Fairview/Lucas and the surrounding areas, as well as state to state relocation...

Mosquito Shield Of South Shore Again Partners With Hanover Youth Athletic Association »

September 17, 2014 at 10:10AM PDT | Source: Mosquito Shield

Local mosquito control franchise will treat football fields for upcoming season.
Hanover, MA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 - In a continuing effort to protect local athletes from potential EEE and West Nile virus threats, Mosquito Shield of the South Shore has partnered for the second year in a row with the Hanover Youth Athletic Association to treat area fields in preparation for the upcoming season.
With daily practices going until dusk, prime mosquito feeding time, the exposure to mosquito-borne illnesses increases exponentially for young athletes, coaches, and parents involved in outdoor athletic activities.
Rob and Lisa Rowe of Hanover, who operate the South Shore and Cape Cod Mosquito Shield franchises, will participate with HYAA in a joint effort to reduce the risk of exposure through Mosquito Shield’s innovative mosquito controlsolution...

Sotheby's International Realty Brand To Enter Hainan And Strengthen Presence In China »

September 17, 2014 at 8:54AM PDT | Source: Sotheby's International Realty

September 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // Madison, N.J. - Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced Tianjin Zeng Yi Real Estate Brokerage Co. Ltd., which is owned by Plus Investment Holding Group (Beijing), will open Hainan Sotheby's International Realty in China, furthering the brand's expansion in Asia.
Kevin Corbett will serve as chief executive officer, and Jim Hao will serve as general manager. The firm is expected to open in mid-November of this year.
"Following the planned opening of Beijing Sotheby's International Realty in October, Kevin and Jim look to continue the momentum in Hainan," said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC. "Hainan, with its tropical climate, is a tourist hot spot...

Ten Year Veteran Joins EXIT Key Real Estate »

September 17, 2014 at 8:32AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Shapleigh, Maine (Grassroots Newswire) September 15, 2014 - Today, Elias and Jane Thomas, Broker-Owners of EXIT Key Real Estate, welcome Dana Trumann to the company. Born in Los Angeles, Dana moved to Maine in 1987. He is a graduate of Lesley College in Cambridge, MA and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management. Dana is a retired Chief Petty Officer of the United States Coast Guard Reserve and is a member of the American Legion Post 76 in Scarborough and proud to be a member of the Kora Shrine in Lewiston. He lives with his wife, Amber, in Bridgton.
Dana has been licensed in Maine since 2004 and focuses on working with sellers that didn't get their home sold the first time it was on the market. He has received the ABR designation from the National Association of REALTORS®, and has received other training such as Eco-Broker, Senior Housing Specialist, Buffini Certified Mentor, and is a published real estate author...

FirstLight HomeCare Owners Recognized For Contributions To Franchising »

September 17, 2014 at 6:11AM PDT | Source: FirstLight HomeCare

September 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. - FirstLight HomeCare owners Judy DeVincentis and Jason McGee were honored today by the International Franchise Association with its annual Franchisee of the Year Award.
Franchise owner-operators representing 53 franchise systems were recognized today during the IFA’s 15th Annual Public Affairs Conference for their outstanding performance and the contributions they have made to enhance the growth and development of franchising.
DeVincentis owns FirstlLight HomeCare of The Western Slope (Colorado), and McGee owns FirstLight HomeCare of Dothan (Alabama).
FirstLight HomeCare, provider of quality, affordable, non-medical in-home care for adults, offers complete companion and personal care services for seniors, new mothers, those recovering from surgery and others in need of assistance...

Miracle Method To Exhibit At IFMA World Workplace Conference And Expo In New Orleans, LA »

September 17, 2014 at 5:16AM PDT | Source: Miracle Method Surface Refinishing

(PRWEB) September 17, 2014 - Miracle Method, the nation's leading provider of surface refinishing solutions, will be exhibiting for the first time at the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) World Workplace Conference and Exposition. The event, held September 17-19 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, will host more than 4,000 attendees from 40 countries and every state in the U.S.
World Workplace exhibitors represent more than 2,000 of the most reputable and innovative product and service providers in their respective industries. "This conference and expo is an ideal opportunity for us to demonstrate our revolutionary refinishing process and build new relationships with facility management professionals," says Don Dominick, VP of National Accounts for Miracle Method...

Local Rainbow International® Business Receives International Award »

September 17, 2014 at 5:13AM PDT | Source: Rainbow International

Rainbow International of the Quad Cities named Franchisee of the Year of global residential and commercial restoration and cleaning franchise organization.
WACO, Texas (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 - Kevin and Joy Beirne, owners of Rainbow International of the Quad Cities, received the Top Gun Award and Franchisee of the Year Award from Rainbow International corporate during The Dwyer Group® International Conference held Sept. 7-10 in Orlando, Fla.
This award goes to franchise owners who achieve top sales and reach operation benchmarks. The Top Gun recipients represent the top 10 percent of Rainbow International franchise owners across North America.
"The idea of 'Top Gun' was established by the Navy in the 1960s as a way to give training and credit to elite fighter pilots," said Mark Welstead, president of Rainbow International...

Maid Right Residential Cleaners Make It Easy To Own Your Own Franchise »

September 17, 2014 at 4:56AM PDT | Source: Maid Right

Latino Entrepreneurs Visit MaidRightLatino.com to Learn About Opportunities
ALPHARETTA, GA - (Marketwired - Sep 16, 2014) - Maid Right residential cleaning franchises provide an attractive investment opportunity for Latino entrepreneurs for as little as $1,600. Maid Right Master Franchise Owners identify the customers, provide training and support for Unit Franchise Owners who deliver the Maid Right Signature Clean. This approach allows a local Unit Owner to control their earnings by the superior cleaning and quality of work they deliver for the customer.
With the Hispanic American population expected to grow to 128 million by 2060, Maid Right recognizes the potential its unique franchisee business model has for hard working Latinos who want to own a cleaning business without the risks associated with independent cleaning services...

USA Insulation Helps Build Home For Cleveland Soldier Wounded In Action »

September 17, 2014 at 4:52AM PDT | Source: USA Insulation

USA Insulation, along with a team of contractors brought together by the Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism (NEOPAT), insulates a home for a soldier that was severely wounded by a suicide bomber while on foot patrol in Afghanistan.
Eastlake, OH (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 - When Alex Haworth was called to serve in Afghanistan, he gladly answered the call. When USA Insulation was called to help Alex and his family upon his return, they gladly answered the call as well. The call came from NEOPAT, The Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism, a non-profit organization that provides aid and assistance to armed service personnel and their families in times of need. Alex needed help rebuilding his life and his home.
While on foot patrol, Alex was severely injured and underwent a long, painful recovery...

ReBath Northeast Bringing Mobile Showroom To Bloomsburg Fair »

September 17, 2014 at 4:36AM PDT | Source: Re-Bath Remodeling

Bloomsburg, PA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 - ReBath Northeast will be bringing its mobile showroom to the 159th annual Bloomsburg Fair, in Bloomsburg. The mobile showroom is a great place to get bathroom remodeling ideas and schedule a free estimate.
Since the Bloomsburg Fair is mostly outside, owner of ReBath Northeast, Rich Rome thought it would be a great opportunity to bring the mobile showroom for everyone to see.
The mobile showroom has many examples of the products and services that ReBath Northeast offers. Anyone who visits will be able to see a walk-in shower, a walk-in bathtub, a full bathroom remodel and a bathtub replacement.
A friendly and knowledgeable ReBath Northeast associate will be available every day to answer questions and schedule appointments for free estimates...

Major REO Real Estate Group And United Country Auction Services Raise Over $65,000 For St. Jude Children's Research Hospital »

September 17, 2014 at 4:24AM PDT | Source: United Country Real Estate

September 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // KANSAS CITY, MO - Over $65k was raised Sunday, September 14th for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in a joint fundraising effort by members of U.S. REO Partners - Default and Real Estate Professionals, United Country Auction Services and United Real Estate - Dallas.
"We are ecstatic with the results of this year's event" said Michael Weaster, representing U.S. REO Partners who helped organize the event. Weaster added "the auction produced twice the total amount raised in 2013 and we are already planning for next year's event now". Live Auction highlights included a signed Charlie Daniel's fiddle, Autographed guitars by country music legends George Jones and Tanya Tucker, Trip to Puerto Plata Dominican Republic, Rare gold coin, Outer Bank, NC beach house, Computers and REO software...

ShelfGenie Recognized As One Of America’s Fastest Growing Companies By Inc. Magazine »

September 16, 2014 at 9:45AM PDT | Source: ShelfGenie

Industry Leader in Glide-Out Shelving Named a Five-Time Honoree
September 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – Inc. magazine has ranked ShelfGenie, the industry leader in custom designed shelving solutions, No. 4954 on its 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.
Furthermore, the company made the Honor Roll and was recognized as hard to achieve Five-Time Inc. 5000 Honoree. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy - America's independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino's Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc...

Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning Franchise On Pace For 120 New Locations In 2014 »

September 16, 2014 at 7:18AM PDT | Source: Chem-Dry Carpet Drapery & Upholstery Cleaning

NASHVILLE, TN - (Marketwired - Sep 16, 2014) - The Chem-Dry carpet cleaning franchise is on its way to a record-setting year of growth. D'Wayne Tanner, senior vice president of franchise development for the world's largest carpet cleaning franchise, says the company is on track to open 120 new locations by the end of 2014.
"We're really excited about this growth. Not only does it prove that carpet cleaning is a strong industry, but it shows that there are a lot of entrepreneurs out there ready to make big things happen," Tanner said.
2014 has also brought big recognition for Chem-Dry. The experts at Entrepreneur magazine once again named the company the No. 1 carpet cleaning franchise, as well as a top home-based business opportunity and a top low-cost franchise...

Real Living Lifestyles Welcomes Bernie Truax To The Carlsbad Village Office »

September 16, 2014 at 4:43AM PDT | Source: Real Living Real Estate

Lisa Blanchard brings buyer for former San Diego Charger's Poway home that has been on the market since 2011.
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 - Bernie Truax was attracted to the global reach, local touch aspect of Real Living Lifestyles Real Estate. "I like that it is not too small, that we don't get any exposure, but not too big that no one can make a decision. I like the marketing of the company and the values also," Truax commented. Truax also credited the staff as one of the reasons he joined the brokerage. At Real Living Lifestyles, the office administrators are a very big part of the team, keeping the office running smoothly, helping clients, agents, and friends.
Truax embarked on his real estate career in 2002, after getting tired of the crazy hours working at his restaurant franchises...

Keller Williams Announces Record Growth, Expansion Into Mexico »

September 16, 2014 at 4:33AM PDT | Source: Keller Williams Realty

North America's Largest Real Estate Franchise Extends Productivity, Profitability Gains
AUSTIN, TEXAS (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 - During its annual gathering of top-producing real estate agents from around the world, Keller Williams reported record agent count, productivity and profitability gains. Over the past year, the company extended its lead as the largest real estate franchise by agent count in North America, growing at approximately four times the rate of membership in the National Association of REALTORS®. Since January 2014, Keller Williams has added 12,000 net associates, bringing its overall associate count above 107,000.
"Our associates' drive, passion and energy are what set Keller Williams apart," CEO Mark Willis said...

American Leak Detection Franchise Looks To Future, Expands Ownership Team »

September 15, 2014 at 11:55AM PDT | Source: American Leak Detection

Long-time Employee to Operate and Purchase Jupiter-based Leak Detection Franchise
JUPITER, Fla. - Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - After nearly 20 years as a technician with the American Leak Detection franchise based in Jupiter, Ken Kanter bought a portion of the company and is now the acting Director of Operations. Co-owners Bill and Karen Peterson retain majority ownership and will have seats on the board as Kanter transitions into his new role as a full owner through an installment sale over the course of the next several years.
Kanter studied criminology at Florida Atlantic University, but after a few months in the field with American Leak Detection's infrared camera and other tools of the trade, he decided tracking down leaks was his future...

Well-Known Manager Joins EXIT Realty Landmark »

September 15, 2014 at 7:39AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

New York, NY (Grassroots Newswire) September 11, 2014 - EXIT Realty Landmark is excited to share tremendous news: Alexis Bogen is now the Manager of Sales and Rentals. She brings a staggering array of experience to the cadre of real estate professionals at Landmark because she knows the timing is right for EXIT Realty agents in New York City.
Alexis has a thoroughly-NYC real estate pedigree, rising from the crushing pressures of new construction and development to emerge as a priceless agent for her clients. Bogen led sales and rental projects as an agent for a number of years, proving her worth to hundreds of people in the process and forming bonds of business with landlords and management companies around town.
She later became the manager of Metropolitan Property Group for 4 years, spearheading a management role through the powers of personal persuasion...



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