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Maid Brigade Says Healthy Living Starts In The Kitchen »

October 24, 2014 at 7:03AM PDT | Source: Maid Brigade

October 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - Viruses, infectious disease, bacteria and mold oh my. Healthy living requires daily pursuit of these threats to family health. And in places you might not even think about.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), five to 20 percent of U.S. residents contract the flu each year and one out of every five outbreaks of food-borne illness is caused by food that people eat in their homes.
"The kitchen is where children do their homework, family and friends gather together, and food is prepared," says Marie Stegner, consumer health advocate for Maid Brigade, the leading maid service company. "A healthy kitchen is critical to avoid the spread of germs yet there are places in this space that rarely get cleaned...

U.S. Lawns Expansion Into Idaho »

October 24, 2014 at 6:00AM PDT | Source: US Lawns

(PRWEB) October 24, 2014 - KMVT Channel 11 and Fox 14 in Idaho featured U.S. Lawns on their segment about new businesses in the area.
U.S. Lawns now spans the state of Idaho, with recent new locations opening in Twin Falls, Boise and Idaho Falls. TV station KMVT caught up with franchise owner Scott deJong and U.S. Lawns Regional Franchise Advisor Eliazar Arebalo in the Magic Valley for insight into the decision to expand into Idaho.
"With the current growth rate of the Twin Falls area, now seemed the perfect time to enter the market," said Scott deJong. He grew up in the area, so the choice of location was as much emotional as it was a good business decision. The opportunities for growing his business are even better than he expected...

New Business Serves Seniors, Families In Colorado Springs »

October 24, 2014 at 5:53AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 - Patrick McCombie is looking forward to bringing senior relocation and estate liquidation services to the area through his new small business, Caring Transitions of Colorado Springs.
Caring Transitions is America's largest resource specializing in managing senior relocations, downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing and move oversight, Caring Transitions can handle on-site and online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market. This local franchise, Caring Transitions of Colorado Springs, serves the Colorado Springs and Monument areas as well as the surrounding communities.
"I saw two aunts go through relocations and it was a struggle...

Kathy Thompson Joins EXIT Realty In Montgomery »

October 24, 2014 at 5:24AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Montgomery, AL (Grassroots Newswire) - October 22, 2014 - EXIT Hodges Real Estate in Montgomery announced the addition of Kathy Thompson to its team of real estate professionals.
"We're excited to welcome Kathy to EXIT Realty," says Paul Hodges, Broker of EXIT Hodges Real Estate. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people like Kathy each and every day."
My name is Kathy Thompson. I am from Dothan, Alabama. I have lived in Prattville, Alabama for the last ten years. I am married with two beautiful daughters. We also have two dogs who keep us on our toes. I have a passion for selling Real Estate! Seeing the joy in new home owners' faces is so rewarding. I specialize in assisting buyers and sellers in the River Region area of Montgomery, Alabama...

Coldwell Banker Real Estate Announces Award Winners »

October 24, 2014 at 4:32AM PDT | Source: Coldwell Banker

October 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // MADISON, N.J. - Coldwell Banker Real Estate announced the winners of the brand's most prestigious awards during the company's annual conference, the 2014 Generation Blue Experience. The Chandler Barton Spirit, Preserving the Trust, and Coldwell Banker Hero of the Year awards recognize the sales associate, manager, and broker/owner affiliated with the Coldwell Banker® brand who best exemplify generosity, leadership and excellence. The winners were nominated by their peers and selected from approximately 85,000 Coldwell Banker professionals worldwide.
"These passionate and inspiring brokers and agents affiliated with the Coldwell Banker system had monumental success in 2014, and we're thrilled to honor their achievements," said Budge Huskey, president and chief executive officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC...

The Dwyer Group Announces The Fall 2014 Women In The Trades Scholarship Winners »

October 24, 2014 at 4:03AM PDT | Source: Dwyer Group, The

Women in the Trades program continues to advance education and career opportunities for women in the service trades across the country.
October 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // WACO, Texas – The Dwyer Group®, a holding company of seven service-based franchise brands, has announced the recipients of the fall 2014 Women in the Trades Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to women working towards a career in the trades, to students studying for a career in the trades, or to front-line female employees at franchise locations for any of The Dwyer Group service brands.
"We are very proud of this semester’s recipients, and we look forward to watching them achieve their career goals in the service industry," said Dina Dwyer-Owens, Co-Chair of The Dwyer Group...

Aire Serv® Adds New Franchise Locations »

October 23, 2014 at 11:51AM PDT | Source: Aire Serv Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.

8 New Franchises Set to Open in the U.S.
October 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // WACO, Texas - Aire Serv, a leading HVAC Repair and Maintenance Franchise, announced the purchase of eight new franchise locations in the 3rd quarter of 2014. Year to date, Aire Serv has welcomed the addition of 19 new franchise locations.
"Many people get into their own HVAC business because they are good at heating and air conditioning work. We help them take that business to the next level by helping them with the business side of their company. Ultimately, it's about helping people achieve their personal and professional goals," said Doyle James, President of Aire Serv. "We are very pleased that we have the opportunity to do that for eight more franchisees...

RE/MAX China Open For Business »

October 23, 2014 at 11:48AM PDT | Source: RE/MAX

Beijing Office First to Open, Opportunities Exist for More Franchises
DENVER - Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The first RE/MAX office in China is open for business and agents are already busy working with local clients. Agents with RE/MAX Eternity are also taking advantage of the extensive worldwide RE/MAX Network (www.global.remax.com), assisting clients interested in overseas investment opportunities – in the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America and other parts of the world.
RE/MAX Eternity opened in August in Beijing's Chaoyang Business District and its entrepreneurial owners are eager to make their mark and change how real estate is practiced in their country.
"We love the RE/MAX culture and our vision is to raise the level of customer service in the local real estate industry...

Caring Transitions Recognized As A Top 50 Franchise For Veterans »

October 23, 2014 at 10:34AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 - As Caring Transitions surpasses 150 franchisees nationwide, the company is also celebrating being recognized as one of the Top 50 Franchises for Veterans by USA Today.
Caring Transitionsis America's largest resource specializing in managing senior relocations, downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing and move management, Caring Transitions can handle on-site or online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market. The USA Today honor recognizes businesses with a strong veteran representation and individual programs to attract veterans and is based on data from the Word Franchising Network.
"At Caring Transitions, we believe that veterans not only deserve the best opportunities, but that they have earned those opportunities...

EXIT Real Estate Gallery New Agents »

October 23, 2014 at 9:00AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Jacksonville, FL (Grassroots Newswire)- October 22, 2014 - "We are excited to welcome the following New Agents, Vincent Miller, Tina Rizea, Aaron Baety, Outran "Tom" Goes, Demitry Glover, Susan Drain, Brian Cason, Kevin Reiter, Misty Byrd, Robert "Rob" Additon, Gabriella Marichal, Kim Landry, Patricia Meyer, Paul Sugden and Ana Kessler to EXIT Real Estate Gallery," says Stanley Bishop, Owner / Broker of EXIT Real Estate Gallery. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people each and every day."
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...

TruBlue Total House Care To Serve Residents Of Racine County »

October 23, 2014 at 4:41AM PDT | Source: TruBlue Total House Care

TruBlue of Racine, a new local franchise, specializes in providing complete house care, including maid services, lawn care, home improvements and emergency repairs.
Racine, WI (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 - Kelly Tanner spent her health care career helping people and now she's bringing that passion to her new business, TruBlue Total House Care of Racine.
TruBlue of Racine specializes in providing complete house care, including maid services, lawn care, home improvements and emergency repairs. Kelly and her team are starting by focusing on complete house cleaning as well as snow removal services. TruBlue works with home owners, real estate professionals, general contractors and property managers to maintain homes and rental properties, improve curb appeal, make final preparations to sell homes and more...

Leading Hinsdale Brokerage Leaves ERA To Join RE/MAX Network »

October 23, 2014 at 4:27AM PDT | Source: RE/MAX

October 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO – A prominent real estate brokerage in affluent Hinsdale, Ill., has joined the RE/MAX Northern Illinois real estate network and parted ways with ERA. Now known as RE/MAX Signature Homes and located at 22 N. Lincoln St., the brokerage, formerly ERA Team Feinstein, was the most successful ERA office, not only in the Hinsdale market, but in the metro Chicago area. It has a staff of approximately 40 affiliated brokers, a support staff of five and 2013 closed sales volume of more than $250 million.
Broker/owner Linda Feinstein said that her decision to join RE/MAX was based on the organization's progressive approach to all facets of the real estate business.
"I was especially impressed with the technology that RE/MAX provides," said Feinstein...

Trusted Partner Of The Home Depot For Hardwood Floor Renewal Fuels Expansion In California »

October 23, 2014 at 4:02AM PDT | Source: NHance Wood Renewal

N-Hance Wood Renewal to Set Up Shop at the West Coast Franchise Expo
October 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // Anaheim, Calif. – N-Hance Wood Renewal, the national partner of The Home Depot for the renewal of hardwood floors and kitchen cabinets, will be exhibiting at the West Coast Franchise Expo (WCFE) from October 23-25 at booth no. 241 in the Anaheim Convention Center. As home improvement sales are expected to experience a seven percent growth from 2014-2015, N-Hance Wood Renewal has experienced remarkable growth in the past year.
N-Hance Wood Renewal has had a growing presence in California since 2003. With 16 franchisees owning 44 territories through the state, including four franchise owners servicing Orange County alone, the company plans to add at least two additional franchise owners in the California market in the next six months...

Nation's Leading Holiday Lighting And Decorating Franchise Shines Brighter This Season By Partnering With Barcana Inc. »

October 22, 2014 at 11:41AM PDT | Source: Christmas Decor

Christmas Decor Decks the Halls with Diverse Line of High-End Trees, Ornaments and More
October 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Lubbock, TX – Christmas Decor, the nation's leading professional holiday & event decorating franchise - is proud to announce its newly formed partnership with Barcana Inc. (Barcana), one of the nation's leading artificial tree manufacturers. In addition to providing spectacular, unique lighting displays that create dazzling results, Christmas Decor will now offer consumers an extensive line of high-end artificial trees, wreaths, garlands, ornaments and more.
For over 50 years, the Barcana name has been recognized as the leader of high quality manufacturing of artificial Christmas trees. However, being headquartered in Southern California created a set of challenges for the third generation family business when it came to freight and logistics...

Two Women Entrepreneurs Bring Medical Background To New Caring Transitions Business »

October 22, 2014 at 10:39AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Billings, MT (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 - Friends Teresa Otto and Erin BeQuette have a true passion for caring for people. Teresa, an anesthesiologist, and Erin, a nurse, are looking forward to bringing that passion and experience to their new business – Caring Transitions of Yellowstone Valley.
Caring Transitions is America's largest resource specializing in managing senior relocations, downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing and move oversight, Caring Transitions can handle on-site and online estate sales, preparing homes for market and more. Caring Transitions of Yellowstone Valley serves the Billings area, Yellowstone County and Southeastern Stillwater County as well as Carbon, Treasure, Rosebud and Custer counties...

Dr. Iris Hunter To Host Grand Opening Of FirstLight HomeCare Tomorrow »

October 22, 2014 at 8:16AM PDT | Source: FirstLight HomeCare

Entrepreneur Still Has a Heart for Service After 20-Year Nonprofit Career
Springfield, Va. (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 - For Dr. Iris Hunter, a job is more than just a way to make money; it's an extension of her life's mission. Her extensive experience in the nonprofit sector, coupled with her latest venture as the owner of FirstLight HomeCare, make it clear that Hunter's mission is to serve others.
"It's important to me that my work makes a difference in the lives of others," Hunter said. "Additionally, I've always harbored an entrepreneurial spirit, so after much research, I felt ready to start on this journey as a FirstLight owner."
FirstLight HomeCare provides affordable, non-medical home care services to people of all ages who need assistance with daily activities...

Tom Lindberg Advises Western Connecticut State University MBA Students And Faculty To Win With Winners »

October 22, 2014 at 7:43AM PDT | Source: Sir Grout

With nearly 10 years of experience in the hard surface restoration industry, Sir Grout President and Co-Founder shares his company's amazing success story.
Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 -Tom Lindberg gave a lecture at Western Connecticut State University on Sept. 5 and 6 titled "Win with Winners." This enlightening lecture addressed to the school's MBA students and faculty, stressed the importance of surrounding themselves with winning people, winning processes and winning products. Mr. Lindberg explained that in order to be truly successful, people need winning recipes. Once again, Sir Grout, leading innovator in the hard surface industry, sets aside time to give back to the community and share life's lessons.
Sir Grout boasts nearly a decade of success in hard surface restoration, and over five years of international franchising with repeated recognition in Entrepreneur's Top 500 Franchises and Top 100 Home-based Franchises...

ReBath Northeast Offering Toilet With Purchase Of Tub To Shower Conversion »

October 22, 2014 at 7:25AM PDT | Source: Re-Bath Remodeling

Forty Fort, PA (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 - Right now at ReBath Northeast, anyone who is interested in a tub to shower conversion can receive $700 off plus a comfort height toilet with install, absolutely free.
Tub to shower conversions are quite popular with homeowners 65 and older. Many people struggle to safely step over the bathtub and are worried about falling. Having ReBath Northeast convert this tub to an easy to use walk-in shower allows homeowners the freedom to bathe safely and ultimately, care for themselves in their own home.
Included in a tub to shower conversion are two grab bars and the option for a seated base. Both of these items can help someone who is worried about falling in the shower.
While many people realize that a shower is easier to use than a bathtub, not many people realize that there are more convenient options for toilets too...

New Business Brings Needed Services To Seniors, Families In Austin »

October 22, 2014 at 7:15AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 - Brandon and Elizabeth Mirabal are looking forward to bringing needed relief to seniors and their families through their new business, Caring Transitions of Greater Austin.
Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource specializing in managing senior relocations, downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing and move oversight, Caring Transitionscan handle on-site and online estate sales, preparing homes for market and more. Caring Transitions of Greater Austin serves several areas of Travis County: Circle C, South Austin, Shady Hollow, Manchaca, Barton Hills, Travis Heights, Downtown Austin, Tarrytown, West Campus and North Austin.
The Mirabals decided to open an Austin franchise location after experiencing what many of their clients are facing...

ServiceMaster Restore By Angler Of Dayton, OH Adds Two New Locations »

October 22, 2014 at 6:50AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

To Increase Their Internet Marketing Campaign on RestorationMasterFinder.com
Dayton, OH (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 - ServiceMaster Restore by Angler is a ServiceMaster franchise based out of Dayton, OH that provides disaster restoration and construction services to Preble, Darke, Montgomery, and Miami counties. They have a micro-site on RestorationMasterFinder.com as part of their internet marketing campaign and they have recently added two new locations within their service area, Kettering and Centerville, to expand the reach of their micro-site. With these new locations, customers who are searching for disaster restoration and construction services in Kettering and Centerville, Ohio can easily find their service pages and contact information through major search engines and local searches...



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