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American Leak Detection Earns Esteemed Angie's List Super Service Award »

April 24, 2015 at 4:59AM PDT | Source: American Leak Detection

Fourth straight award reflects company's consistently high level of customer service.
MEDFORD, Ore. - April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - For the fourth year in a row, American Leak Detection of Oregon has earned the service industry's coveted Angie's List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2014.
"We're proud to have been recognized again for our service by a site centered around customer reviews," said Shari Botermans, CEO of Oregon's American Leak Detection franchise. "Every day our team of professional leak specialists is out in the field providing valuable services and saving water."
The Oregon franchise, headquartered in Medford, serves all of Oregon and southwest Washington providing a variety of leak detection services for homes, businesses and municipalities...

United® Real Estate Opens New Office In Asheville, NC »

April 24, 2015 at 4:46AM PDT | Source: United Real Estate

Independent Real Estate Agency Affiliates with United to Amplify Their Offering
April 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // KANSAS CITY, MO. - United® Real Estate, a fast-growing real estate and franchise operation company, announces the addition of a new office serving Asheville, NC to its’ network of franchise offices, increasing the company’s presence within key real estate markets nationwide. After owning and operating French Broad River Realty, Debbie Leon recently announced her conversion to a United Real Estate franchise.
“The United model offers my agents so much more than I could offer them as an independent brokerage,” said Debbie Leon, Owner and Managing Broker. “I am always looking for ways to improve my agent offering – with 100-percent commission, an agent technology package and ongoing trainings, we can help more agents be successful and more clients to find their dream homes...

Interim HealthCare Promotes The Importance Of Advanced Healthcare Decisions »

April 23, 2015 at 6:44AM PDT | Source: Interim HealthCare

April 2, 2015 // Franchising.com // SUNRISE, FL - In an effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making, Interim HealthCare is promoting National Healthcare Decisions Day.
“Studies show that less than one-third of all adults have a living will or any kind of advance directive to make their healthcare wishes known in the event of catastrophe,” comments Kathleen Gilmartin, President and CEO of Interim HealthCare, Inc. “Having an advance directive enables families and healthcare providers to be better equipped to address advanced healthcare planning issues and be better able to honor patient wishes when the time comes to do so.”
National Healthcare Decisions Day was started seven years ago to teach Americans the benefits of creating an advance directive, and to encourage healthcare providers to recommend them more often...

Victory Realty & Auction Inc. Affiliates With United Country Real Estate To Offer Unique Services »

April 23, 2015 at 6:26AM PDT | Source: United Country Real Estate

April 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Susan Hansen, principal broker, and Dennis Peters, auctioneer, have recently opened a United Country Real Estate franchise in Lake View, Iowa. Located at 315 High Street, this new office will be called United Country – Victory Realty & Auction Inc.
"I'm excited to combine my real estate and marketing experience with the proven benefits of the United Country program," said Hansen. "I look forward to providing an outstanding, differentiated level of service to my clients through my partnership with United Country."
United Country – Victory Realty & Auction Inc., will offer United's unique marketing services that cover the country with a reach unmatched by any other real estate organization, including the No...

Realogy Recognized For Sustainability Efforts »

April 23, 2015 at 6:14AM PDT | Source: Realogy Corporation

New Business Roundtable Report Shows How Leading Companies Are Focused on Sustainability
April 22, 2015 // Franchising.com // Madison, N.J. - Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, is featured in a new Business Roundtable report released that highlights the commitment of America’s CEOs to incorporate sustainability into their business practices — all in an effort to lead the way toward a more sustainable future.
“Create, Grow, Sustain: Leading by Example,” details the sustainability efforts of 148 companies through a series of testimonials from top CEOs and provides insight into how companies like Realogy are leading the way on effective environmental stewardship and sustainable business practices...

Marty Haines Earns Awards For Performance And Customer Satisfaction »

April 23, 2015 at 5:24AM PDT | Source: RE/MAX

Broker Associate Marty Haines Receives RE/MAX Alliance Group Gold Club, RE/MAX 100% Club and Five Star Awards.
Venice, FL - April 23, 2015 - (PR.com) - It has been a very good year for Marty Haines, a Broker Associate in the Venice office of RE/MAX Alliance Group. Ranked among the top 5 percent of active members in the Venice Area Board of Realtors (VABR) in 2014 (based on My Florida Regional MLS dollar volume), she recently received several awards for performance and customer satisfaction.
Haines was recognized for sales performance both locally with the RE/MAX Alliance Group Gold Club award and internationally with the RE/MAX 100% Club award. In addition, she was named a 2015 Five Star Real Estate Agent for overall client satisfaction, based on an independent survey of recent homebuyers...

Home Care Assistance Vancouver Nominated As A Finalist For “Big Business Of The Year Award” »

April 23, 2015 at 4:10AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

The West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce has nominated Home Care Assistance Vancouver as one of the top three finalists for their “Big Business of the Year Award” which recognizes local companies providing a superior level of customer service and community support.
West Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) April 22, 2015 - Home Care Assistance Vancouver, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is proud to announce that it has been chosen by the West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce as one of the top three finalists for the “Big Business of the Year Award”. To be selected as a finalist, the business must be a West Vancouver Chamber Member and/or located in West Vancouver or Bowen Island and have 13 or more employees. The business must also have made a positive impact in their respective industry, have a reputation for providing a superior level of customer service, support the community in some capacity as well as show an increase in sales and client growth...

Plumbing Company, Mr. Rooter Plumbing, Celebrates National Hug A Plumber Day »

April 22, 2015 at 12:12PM PDT | Source: Mr. Rooter

Mr. Rooter Plumbing Celebrates, Recognizes the Important Role Plumbers Play in Nation Health
Waco, Texas (PRWEB) April 22, 2015 - Every year, millions of homeowners require the expertise and hard work of an experienced plumber to fix disastrous situations in the home. For centuries, plumbers have protected the health of the nation through improved sanitation and quality of life.
“The importance of the job a plumber does and of those who do the work is often overlooked or goes unnoticed,” Mr. Rooter Plumbing President, Mary Kennedy Thompson, stated. “National Hug a Plumber Day reminds us to thank those who work hard every day protecting our health and well being.”
National Hug a Plumber Day, celebrated on April 25 each year, is fun way of alerting people to the importance of clean water, in-home plumbing and overall community sanitation...

Spring-Green Lawn Care Works With Arbor Day Foundation By Donating To Community Tree Recovery Program »

April 22, 2015 at 6:03AM PDT | Source: Spring-Green Lawn Care

Spring-Green Lawn Care donates $10,000 to Arbor Day Foundation to plant trees for the Community Tree Recovery Program, targeting areas affected by natural disasters.
Plainfield, IL (PRWEB) April 22, 2015 - Spring-Green Lawn Care has been donating $10,000 to Arbor Day Foundation each year for the planting of trees since 2010, totaling over 50,000 trees planted. Since 2010, the donations were allocated by Arbor Day Foundation towards the planting of trees in forests across the country, such as Florence County State Forest, Pere Marquette State Forest, Shawnee National Forest, Michigan State Forest, and Douglas County Forest. This year, however, the donation to plant trees will be allotted to Arbor Day Foundation’s Community Tree Recovery Program...

Jean Moore Joins EXIT Realty In Baton Rouge »

April 22, 2015 at 5:29AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Baton Rouge, Louisiana (Grassroots Newswire) April 20th, 2015 - EXIT Realty Group in Baton Rouge today announced the addition of Jean Moore to its team of real estate professionals.
"We’re excited to welcome Jean Moore to EXIT Realty," says Blake Fowler, Broker/Owner of EXIT Realty Group. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people like Jean Moore each and every day."
Jean has been in the real estate business for 13 years and brings great experience and energy to our team.
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...

Mosquito Joe Inks A Record 16 Deals For 30 New Territories In Q1 »

April 21, 2015 at 9:25AM PDT | Source: Mosquito Joe

Mosquito Prevention Franchise Attracts New Entrepreneurs, Doubles Signed Deals in 2015
April 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // Virginia Beach, Va. – Mosquito Joe, a leading mosquito control treatment company serving residential and commercial customers nationwide, wrapped up quarter one with impressive results. The brand celebrated 11 newly-opened units and signed 16 additional agreements to expand in 30 territories – a 100 percent increase from 2014.
“Mosquito Joe has continued to outperform previous growth numbers, which demonstrates that our franchisees and infrastructure can drive record results,” said Mosquito Joe CEO (aka Head Joe) Kevin Wilson. “In the past three months, we’ve been able to grow into new markets, and we’re well positioned to reach our growth goals for this year...

Mosquito Squad Chooses Amplifinity To Grow And Automate Customer Referral Program »

April 21, 2015 at 9:13AM PDT | Source: Mosquito Squad
Mosquito Squad Opportunities Available

Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) April 21, 2015 - Mosquito Squad, North America’s largest and most trusted mosquito elimination and tick control company, has selected Amplifinity to build, automate, and manage their customer referral program, Share the Squad in order to increase customer and prospect engagement while also increasing demand generation quality and quantity.
Mosquito Squad, an Outdoor Living Brands company, recognizes the importance of fully automating referrals in a way that allows full participation at the franchise level while maintaining corporate-level support and sponsorship. Their customer-driven advocacy program allows Mosquito Squad customers to refer friends, neighbors, and family members. For every referred friend who becomes a client, the customer earns $25 as a thank you, and the friend saves $25 off their first Mosquito Squad treatment...

Merry Maids Advises: When The Dust Settles… Allergies Are Relieved »

April 21, 2015 at 8:24AM PDT | Source: Merry Maids

Top 5 Cleaning Tips to Reduce Allergy Symptoms
MEMPHIS, TN - (Marketwired - April 21, 2015) - Pollen is plentiful this time of year and it is the cause of suffering for an estimated 50 million Americans who have allergies. Unfortunately, you can't simply stay indoors to avoid sneezing and itchy eyes -- because indoor dust is also a serious allergen. But you can reduce your exposure to it with some expert home cleaning advice.
Merry Maids, one of the nation's leading home cleaning services, and a business unit of ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), has five important tips for allergy sufferers to help reduce dust, which in many people causes inflammation of the nasal membranes characterized by itchy nose and eyes, congestion and sneezing...

Window Genie Celebrates National Window Film Day With $1,000 3M Window Film Giveaway »

April 21, 2015 at 5:12AM PDT | Source: Window Genie

Participants given a chance to win a $1,000 3M Envision Window Genie installed window film job at their home.
Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) April 20, 2015 - To celebrate National Window Film Day on April 30th, Cincinnati-based Window Genie will give away a $1,000 window film installation to a customer in one of the 200 communities they service nationwide. Announced by The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit trade group representing the many benefits of window film from leading manufacturers, distributors and dealers, National Window Film Day is a day of public education focusing on a cost-effective solution to reducing energy costs in homes, protecting skin and home decor from the sun’s damaging UV rays and to promote window safety...

MosquitoNix® Shares Ten Things To Know About The Chikungunya Virus »

April 21, 2015 at 5:03AM PDT | Source: MosquitoNix

Virus Gaining Traction in the United States
CARROLLTON, TX - (Marketwired - Apr 21, 2015) - MosquitoNix®, the nation's leader in mosquito control and mosquito misting systems, is alerting the U.S. population about Chikungunya, a viral disease transmitted to humans by mosquitos. Historically, Chikungunya threatened areas in Africa and Asia. But in 2014, the virus arrived in the Americas for the first time. It swept the Caribbean and surrounding nations and infected hundreds of thousands of locals and more than a thousand of American tourists. In December 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed that 11 cases of Chikungunya in Florida were locally transmitted. The CDC also reported that 1,110 Americans were infected with the virus when they traveled to areas where Chikungunya is more common...

Mike Matt Joins EXIT Realty In Germantown »

April 21, 2015 at 4:51AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Germantown, WI (Grassroots Newswire) April 16, 2015 - EXIT Realty XL in Germantown today announced the addition of Mike Matt to its team of real estate professionals.
"We’re excited to welcome Mike to EXIT Realty," says Jerry Grosenick, Broker/Owner of EXIT Realty XL. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people like Mike each and every day."
Mike has 30 years of customer service experience. He has managed up to 30 employees and 1200 customers everyday. Because of his experience he is exceptionally good at multi tasking and getting desired results. Mike takes pride in his work and building relationships with people.
Mike believes hard work and communication is the key to success. "Do a job big or small, do it RIGHT or not at all" says Mike Matt...

Leading Brokerage Realty ONE Group Announces Growth In Arizona »

April 20, 2015 at 7:39AM PDT | Source: Realty ONE Group

The Company Joins Forces with Arizona’s Gentry Real Estate Group and Reveals Plans for National Growth
IRVINE, Calif. - April 20, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Realty ONE Group – a leading, national real estate brokerage – today announces its most recent development, joining forces with esteemed, Arizona-based brokerage Gentry Real Estate Group. Alongside this alliance, Realty ONE Group is now the fastest growing brokerage in the state.
The recent alliance with Gentry Real Estate Group is one of many examples of the rapid growth Realty ONE Group is experiencing this year. Joining forces with Gentry Real Estate Group enables an additional 200 agents to be a part of the Realty ONE Group brand. Currently Realty ONE Group has seven offices and 2,200 agents across Arizona, and plans for further development locally and nationwide...

Home Care Assistance Of Santa Clarita Receives Home Care Pulse Certified - Trusted Provider Distinction »

April 20, 2015 at 5:47AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

With its mission to Change the Way the World Ages, Home Care Assistance of Santa Clarita helps seniors live well at home through innovative approaches to senior care. One such approach is their proprietary Balanced Care Method™ that focuses on a holistic approach to senior care – prioritizing health of mind, body and spirit and emphasizing scientifically studied lifestyle behaviors of the longest living people on Earth.
Santa Clarita, CA (PRWEB) April 17, 2015 - Home Care Assistance of Santa Clarita, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is excited to announce it has been awarded with the Certified - Trusted Provider distinction from Home Care Pulse, a quality management company that empowers excellence in the home care industry...

Grace Bergeron Joins RE/MAX Alliance Group »

April 20, 2015 at 5:19AM PDT | Source: RE/MAX

Top-Producing Agent Grace Bergeron Joins RE/MAX Alliance Group in Sarasota, Florida
Siesta Key, FL, April 20, 2015 - (PR.com) - Top-producing agent Grace Bergeron has joined the Siesta Key office of RE/MAX Alliance Group. She has more than 14 years of real estate experience, most recently with Coldwell Banker on Siesta Key.
Focusing on high-end homes, Bergeron was recognized as one of the top 7 percent of Coldwell Banker agents worldwide in 2004. She is a Short Sales and Real Estate Owned Specialist and Certified Negotiation Specialist. She has been named a Five Star Real Estate Agent, awarded for overall customer satisfaction based on an independent survey of recent homebuyers.
A native of the Philippines, Bergeron grew up in the San Francisco area...

Aire Serv Selected As Top Franchise Opportunity »

April 20, 2015 at 4:57AM PDT | Source: Aire Serv Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.

World Franchising Network selects HVAC repair franchise in Top 100 Franchises
WACO,Texas (PRWEB) April 17, 2015 - Aire Serv finished the first quarter of 2014 with new franchises ranking among the greatest franchise opportunities in the country in Bond’s Top 100 Franchises for 2015.
The World Franchising Network developed their listing based on an analysis of multiple factors such as historical performance, brand identification, franchisee satisfaction, training and ongoing support. “We are extremely pleased with the industry-leading franchisors that we have chosen for the 2015 edition of Bond’s Top 100 Franchises,” said Rob Bond, president of the World Franchising Network.
Aire Serv is an internationally franchised HVAC maintanence company, servicing both residential and commercial clients throughout the United States and United Kingdom...



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