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Home Care Assistance Fairfield County Launches Campaign To Celebrate Older Adults »

October 20, 2014 at 10:48AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

"Honor Your Living Legend" is designed to showcase seniors and their impressive contributions to their loved ones and communities.
Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 - Home Care Assistance of Fairfield County, Connecticut’s premier provider of in-home care for seniors, is proud to launch a new campaign that recognizes the lifetime accomplishments of seniors. Family members or friends submit stories and photographs, which are shared publicly on HonorYourLivingLegend.com and through Home Care Assistance’s social media pages. The goal of the campaign is to give people a platform to express their admiration for their aging loved ones and in doing so, remind the community that older adults should be respected for their contributions...

EXIT Realty North Star ITown Arrives In Indianola »

October 20, 2014 at 5:26AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Indianola, Iowa (Grassroots Newswire - October 17, 2014 - Jon Niemeyer, EXIT Realty North Star, is pleased to announce the opening of his second real estate brokerage, EXIT Realty North Star iTown, now located in Indianola.
"Based on our continued success with EXIT Realty, we were ready to expand into the Indianola community. We know we can count on the EXIT Formula, EXIT's state-of-the-art technology, in-depth training and more to help to grow our new brokerage," said Niemeyer, "We are very excited to assist the residents of Indianola with their real estate needs. At EXIT Realty we are committed to our customers' satisfaction."
About EXIT Realty
EXIT Realty is a proven real estate business model that supplies single-level residual income - for agents, security, stability and direction; for agents' families, security in the form of beneficiary and retirement residuals...

Former Executive Recruiter Launches Senior Home Care Franchise In VA »

October 20, 2014 at 4:46AM PDT | Source: Griswold Home Care

Worked with Your Franchise Success, a franchise consulting firm to find Griswold Senior Home Care Franchise.
(PRWEB) October 19, 2014 - Dick Bass, senior franchise consultant for Your Franchise Success® (YFS) announced the match-up of Griswold Home Care and Virginia resident Karen Vassar. A talent acquisition professional turned franchisee, Vassar will service the Leesburg, Manassas and Woodbridge areas.
Griswold Home Care provides non-medical care to the elderly, disabled and at-risk individuals in the comfort of their own home, while offering peace of mind to their loved ones. For over 30 years Griswold Home Care has continued to refer caregivers that provide high quality, non-medical home care at affordable rates.
Vassar came across the Griswold Home Care franchise opportunity through working with Your Franchise Success...

Miracle Method Exhibit Impresses At APPA Regional Conferences »

October 20, 2014 at 4:41AM PDT | Source: Miracle Method Surface Refinishing

Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 - Miracle Method, the nation's premier provider of surface refinishing solutions for educational facilities, received an impressive reception at five Regional APPA Conferences. APPA (The Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers) is made up of facilities officers, directors, and managers responsible for overseeing and improving educational facilities and learning environments.
Regional APPA Conference attendees are directly involved in the maintenance of college residence halls, academic buildings, and athletic facilities, giving Miracle Method access to the people responsible for day-to-day maintenance. Visitors to their booth saw how Miracle Method's refinishing process saves both time and money while solving the most common problems in educational facilities: leaking shower pans, outdated tile walls and floors, and damaged laminate countertops...

New Real Canadian Property Management Office Opens In Fort McMurray »

October 20, 2014 at 4:24AM PDT | Source: Real Property Management
Real Property Management Opportunities Available

VANCOUVER, BC - (Marketwired - October 17, 2014) - The "fly in, fly out" workforce in Fort McMurray has created a massive opportunity for investment in the rental housing market. In response, Real Canadian Property Management Elite, a franchisee of Real Canadian Property Management (RPM), has opened to serve Fort McMurray rental property owners, so they can watch their investment grow and avoid costly mistakes.
"Our services provide benefits to both tenants and owners, through tested and proven systems that add the consistency and efficiency the property management industry has needed," said Kap Hiroti, vice president, operations, Real Canadian Property Management. "Broker Lorna MacNeil has worked on all facets of real estate in Fort McMurray for over 10 years, from sales agent to property manager to designated broker...

Congratulations Jen Terrance! »

October 20, 2014 at 4:03AM PDT | Source: Lush Lawn Franchising

Brighton, MI – Monday, the 13th of October – Lush Lawn is proud to announce the appointment of our first woman Branch Manager Jennifer Terrance. Jennifer has distinguished herself throughout her seven year career here at Lush Lawn through excellent individual performance and excellent management ability. She began in our Grand Blanc office as a Lawn Consultant. She then worked her way up through the company becoming Sales Manager, Senior Sales Manager, and now the Branch Manager of our Brighton branch. Her contributions to our company’s sales department through corporate training materials and developed procedures are a lasting testament to her dedication to her work and position. We look forward to supporting Jen in her new role and wish her great success...

Right At Home Sustains International Growth Momentum »

October 17, 2014 at 7:49AM PDT | Source: Right at Home

In-Home Care Franchise Gains Foothold Across Europe, Asia and The Americas
Omaha, NE (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 - The world is rapidly aging and, more and more, members of this population want to spend their senior years independently in the comfort of their own homes. These demographic and social shifts continue to drive the demand for in-home care and assistance, such as that provided by Right at Home. The demand is so great, in fact, that Right at Home has swiftly grown to provide care to elderly and disabled adults across five continents through more than 400 locally owned locations worldwide.
The majority of that growth has come in 2014, as Right at Home almost doubled its presence outside of the United States, opening pilot offices in Australia in April, Japan in July, and signing its master franchisee for The Netherlands in September...

Realty ONE Group Ranked Top Emerging Franchise Of 2014 »

October 17, 2014 at 7:27AM PDT | Source: Realty ONE Group

The Rapidly Expanding Brokerage Firm Is Named Best Emerging Franchise Brand
IRVINE, CA - (Marketwired - Oct 16, 2014) - Realty ONE Group, the nation's fastest growing real estate brand, has earned a spot on Franchise Business Review's Best of the Best list of up-and-coming brands in franchising.
The companies featured on the Top Emerging Franchises list were chosen based on franchisee satisfaction scores. To measure satisfaction, surveys were administered to franchisees. From this data, Franchise Business Report developed individual satisfaction scores, and honored franchises that exceeded a benchmark, or average score.
With over 50 offices and 5,500 associates, residential real estate brokerage firm Realty ONE Group has provided ethical, professional and results-driven services to homebuyers and sellers since its inception in 2005...

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. To Announce Preliminary Third-Quarter 2014 Results »

October 17, 2014 at 7:21AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

October 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // MEMPHIS, Tenn. - ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, today announced a plan to release its preliminary unaudited third-quarter 2014 financial results after 7 a.m. central time on Thursday, October 30, 2014. The company will hold a conference call to discuss its financial and operating results at 8 a.m. central time on Thursday, October 30, 2014.
The company invites all interested parties to join Chief Executive Officer Rob Gillette and Chief Financial Officer Alan Haughie as they provide an update on the company’s operating results and full-year 2014 financial outlook. Participants may join this conference call by dialing 800...

Sotheby's International Realty Brand Celebrates Official Opening Of Beijing Sotheby's International Realty »

October 17, 2014 at 7:14AM PDT | Source: Sotheby's International Realty

October 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // Madison, N.J. - Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced the official opening of Beijing Sotheby's International Realty.
The firm has two locations at 8/F 808-809 Beijing Silver Tower, No.2 East 3rd Ring Road, North Chao Yang District and 10/F 1002 Beijing Hanwei Plaza, No.7 Guanghua Road Chao Yang District, Beijing. The opening was marked with a ceremony on Oct. 10 at Kerry Hotel Beijing, which was attended by 300 guests including Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates, and representatives from approximately 20 Sotheby's International Realty® offices from locations around the world including New York, California, Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan, Hawaii, Dubai, Taiwan, Miami, London, Washington D...

Mosquito Shield Joins Green Industry Professionals At GIE+Expo »

October 17, 2014 at 6:54AM PDT | Source: Mosquito Shield

Franchise Corporation brings innovative mosquito and tick control solution to Kentucky green industry trade show.
North Attleboro, MA (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 - Mosquito Shield Franchise Corporation will introduce its innovative mosquito and tick control franchise opportunity to industry professionals at the GIE+Expo in Louisville, KY.
The event takes place from Oct. 22 through Oct. 24 at the Kentucky Exposition Center.
The Green Industry & Equipment Expo is one of the largest in the green industry and features products, systems, and opportunities for lawn care, landscape, and grounds manager professionals. It is also the largest show in America for the outdoor power equipment industry.
A leader in residential mosquito and tick control since 2001, Mosquito Shield Franchise Corporation has perfected a revenue-generating franchise opportunity in the growing pest-control industry...

Mr. Appliance® Announces New Franchise Locations »

October 17, 2014 at 6:47AM PDT | Source: Mr. Appliance

October 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // WACO, Texas - Mr. Appliance announced the opening of nine new franchise locations in North America during the 3rd quarter of 2014. Year to date, Mr. Appliance has welcomed the addition of 24 new franchise locations.
"The mission of The Dwyer Group® and Mr. Appliance has always been to teach our systems of personal and business success so that all who we reach may have happier lives, and our continued growth speaks to that mission," said Doug Rogers, President of Mr. Appliance. "We are thrilled to be able to provide this opportunity to another group of dedicated entrepreneurs."
Mr. Appliance welcomes the following new franchisees:

Anthony Pabustan, Toronto, ON, Canada
Frederick Davis Jr...

Palo Alto Senior Care Company Receives 2014 Best Of Home Care® Provider Of Choice Award »

October 16, 2014 at 9:13AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Home Care Assistance of Palo Alto was recognized as one of the top home care agencies in Palo Alto based on client satisfaction.
Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 - Home Care Assistance of Palo Alto, a leading in-home care agency for seniors, is honored to be recognized as a 2014 Best of Home Care Provider of Choice. This prestigious award is given to home care providers who rank in the top 50th percentile in one or more client satisfaction categories, based on monthly satisfaction interviews conducted by Home Care Pulse.
"We are very pleased to be recognized as a quality leader in home care," said Dr. Kathy Johnson, Founder and CEO of Home Care Assistance. "Our goal is to provide each client with the ultimate home care experience...

Canadian Housing Market Moderates As Prices Move Toward Long-Term Average »

October 16, 2014 at 6:01AM PDT | Source: Royal LePage Real Estate Services

Royal LePage reports a not too hot, not too cold "Goldilocks market" in most regions of Canada
October 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // TORONTO - Housing prices across the country are showing signs of moderating, according to the Royal LePage House Price Survey, released today. According to the survey, the average price of a home in Canada rose between 4.4 per cent and 6.1 per cent year-over-year in the third quarter of 2014. During this period, the average price of a standard two-storey home rose 5.5 per cent to $441,714, while detached bungalows increased 6.1 per cent to $405,101. Condominiums on average showed slightly lower year-over-year gains, posting a 4.4 per cent increase to $257,377.
"In the seven years since the Canadian housing market began its recovery from the worldwide recession, home price growth has been robust, often greater than the long-term average of approximately five per cent," said Phil Soper, president and chief executive of Royal LePage...

Glass Doctor® Announces Addition Of Vice President »

October 16, 2014 at 4:36AM PDT | Source: Glass Doctor

Additional VP increases capacity for company to serve franchisees.
Waco, Texas (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 - Glass Doctor® is pleased to announce the addition of Mike Gai to the corporate staff as Vice President. The company's growth over the last couple of years demanded the creation of a second Vice President position, and Gai will rejoin Glass Doctor to fill that role.
Glass Doctor President Mark Liston explained, "Mike is coming home! He was our VP of Operations before being selected to head up The Dwyer Group's National Sales effort a couple of years ago. As we are growing, it became evident that we needed two VPs - one that would focus on our franchisees current operational needs, which I call "blocking and tackling" and one to guide us to a variety of future opportunities...

Mosquito Shield Earns Emerging Franchise Honor From Industry Trade »

October 16, 2014 at 4:22AM PDT | Source: Mosquito Shield

Franchise Business Review heralds mosquito and tick control franchise opportunity.
North Attleboro, MA (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 - Mosquito Shield Franchise Corporation of North Attleboro, MA has been feted in the latest Franchise Business Review publication as an Emerging Franchise honoree.
Mosquito Shield appears on the publication's list “Best of the Best,” based on the results of surveys done with franchise owners. The full review is accessible through the Franchise Business Reviewweb site.
Franchise Business Review surveyed more than 1,500 franchisees at franchise brands that have been actively franchising for five years or less. The publication contacted all open and operating franchisees within a franchise system and asked them to complete a satisfaction survey...

Home Care Assistance Launches Kosher Care »

October 15, 2014 at 9:27AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 - Home Care Assistance, North America's premier provider of in-home care for seniors, is proud to launch a new program to better serve members of the Jewish community. In line with the company's reputation for high quality, personalized care, Kosher Care is designed to meet the needs of clients in conformance with the laws and customs of Judaism. Home Care Assistance caregivers are specially trained through the company's unique online training platform, Home Care Assistance University, in Jewish traditions, including holidays and keeping a kosher kitchen. To complement this program, Home Care Assistance has published a 42-page cookbook, which contains healthy and traditional recipes for the kosher home...

Anna Sokolova Joins EXIT Realty In Brooklyn, NY »

October 15, 2014 at 7:30AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Brooklyn, N.Y. (Grassroots Newswire) October 10, 2014 - EXIT Realty Today in Brooklyn, NY today announced the addition of Anna Sokolova to its team of real estate professionals.
"We're excited to welcome Anna to EXIT Realty," says Michael Afanasyev, Broker/Owner of EXIT Realty Today. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people like Anna each and every day."
Anna has worked in the real estate industry for almost 10 years and brings an abundance of knowledge and know how with her to this new chapter of her real estate career. Prior to joining EXIT Realty Today, Anna worked for Century 21 and Keller Williams.
Anna is happy to be working with EXIT Realty Today! She looks forward with enthusiasm to working with this group of talented professionals...

Successful Leather Medic Franchise Opportunity Available For Sarasota Area »

October 15, 2014 at 7:08AM PDT | Source: Leather Medic®

Lehigh Acres, Florida (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 - Sarasota, Florida is growing so rapidly that Leather Medic is finding it difficult to keep up with the demand. The leather restoration company just announced a franchise opportunity available for this thriving area. Owning a franchise such as Leather Medic is an ideal solution for career changers igniting their entrepreneurial spirit.
According to Mike Welch, president of FranNet Minnesota, statistics show that franchises are five times more likely than non-franchise businesses to be in operations after 10 years. Purchasing a franchise like Leather Medic helps career-changers move successfully into a new occupation that allows them to be more productive, energetic and motivated in life...

Coldwell Banker Commercial Brand Expands Into Italy »

October 15, 2014 at 5:16AM PDT | Source: Coldwell Banker

MADISON, N.J. - Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates today announced its expansion into top Italian markets with the franchise affiliation of Coldwell Banker Commercial Realty Advisory in Milan and Rome. Coldwell Banker Commercial Realty Advisory, founded and managed by Giuseppe Rojo and Andrea Quintavalle, currently has 12 brokers and 6 advisors.
"Expanding the Coldwell Banker Commercial network presence in Italy is key for the growth of our franchise network," said Fred Schmidt, president and chief operating officer, Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates. "Under the leadership of Mr. Rojo and Mr. Quintavalle, we expect the Coldwell Banker Commercial organization will have a strong foothold in Milan, Rome and beyond...



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