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Wellness Screenings Move Employees Out Of The ER And Onto The Road Of Wellness »

April 17, 2014 at 1:19PM PDT | Source: Star Wellness

April 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // DALLAS – As our nation's healthcare habits shift from costly trips to the emergency room to preventive care, Star Wellness® is at the forefront of educating both employees and employers on the importance of early detection.
With onsite wellness clinics providing a convenient way for a company to offer health screenings to employees, Star Wellness can help avert potentially devastating healthcare crises.
Since 2006, Star Wellness has conducted over 104,000 blood draws and tests, over 21,000 vascular ultrasounds and over 106,000 inoculations (78,000 of those for the flu). While the result can vary from industry to industry, here are the most common health issues Star Wellness has found facing today's workforce:

Obesity / high BMI
High blood pressure
High cholesterol
Vitamin D deficiency

Left untreated, these issues can lead to more serious problems ranging from diabetes and thyroid disease to heart disease and various cancers...

Dental Fix Awards 2 More Franchises In Illinois  »

April 17, 2014 at 5:17AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix
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April 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 18th & 19th franchises of 2014, in Chicago, Illinois, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreements, targeting the Evanston/Wilmette, and Northbrook/Highland Park markets, will the be 2nd, and 3rd vans to launch in the State of Illinois for Dental Fix, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 500 new vans over the next five years. With 84 territories currently operating throughout the US and Canada, Dental Fix is well on its way.
"It's gonna be another tremendous year for us as we build on our brand's success and continue to grow throughout the United States and Canada," said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix.
Dental Fix combines centralized technological and account management services with a unique national network of locally owned and operated industry professionals...

Elevate Mom’s Day With The Gift Of Relaxation »

April 15, 2014 at 10:00AM PDT | Source: Massage Heights
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April 15, 2014 // Franchising.com // San Antonio, Texas – Embarrassing temper tantrums, sleepless nights, juggling work and school activities, moms give their all every day but work-life balance is something every parent struggles with, yet it's important to achieve. This Mother's Day forget the traditional flowers; show appreciation with a therapeutic massage and facial from Massage Heights, a leader of professional, affordable and convenient therapeutic massage and facial services.
Finding moments of balance can help increase health and happiness; according to the Mayo clinic, stress that's left unchecked can contribute to health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes, to name a few. The great news is therapeutic massage has the ability to alleviate the symptoms of stress, by decreasing the heart rate, systolic blood pressure, and diastolic blood pressure along with significant changes in emotional states and stress levels (source: AMTA 2014)...

Dental Fix Awards 12th Franchise In The State Of California »

April 11, 2014 at 8:56AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix
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April 11, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida – Dental Fix has awarded its 17th franchise of 2014, to Walter Courtney of Calabasas, California, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement, the 12th in the State of California, is part of an aggressive national expansion plan calling for 500 new vans in the next five years. With 86 territories currently operating throughout the US and Canada, Dental Fix is well on its way.
"It's gonna be another tremendous year for us as we build on our brand's success and continue to grow throughout the United States and Canada," said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix. "We are excited about Walter joining our franchise family and look forward to helping him grow."
Dental Fix combines centralized technological and account management services with a unique national network of locally owned and operated industry professionals...

Pearle Vision Seeks Florida Entrepreneurs To Own Neighborhood Eye Care Centers »

April 10, 2014 at 9:14AM PDT | Source: Pearle Vision

MASON, Ohio - April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Pearle Vision, one of North America's largest and most trusted licensed optical brands, announced today plans to convert 9 of its neighborhood eye care centers in Florida from company-owned to licensee-owned. Locations are immediately available in South Florida, Orlando, Gainesville and Naples, as well as other markets located throughout the state.
The company is currently seeking qualified candidates interested in owning and operating their very own Pearle Vision to purchase an existing location with a thriving customer base. This is part of Pearle Vision's 2014 expansion plans to re-license 40 to 45 additional company-owned centers.
"Pearle Vision is poised for growth this year and has aggressive plans to convert corporate-owned neighborhood eye care centers to licensees," said Tammy Reaves, vice president of licensing and development at Pearle Vision...

Dental Fix Awards 1st Franchise In The State Of Tennessee »

April 10, 2014 at 8:24AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix
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April 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 16th franchise of 2014, to Roger Roberson, and Joanne McCaa of Chattanooga, TN., Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement, targeting the Chattanooga, Tennessee market, will the be 1st van to launch in the State of Tennesse for Dental Fix, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 500 new vans over the next five years. With 84 territories currently operating throughout the US and Canada, Dental Fix is well on its way.
"It's gonna be another tremendous year for us as we build on our brand's success and continue to grow throughout the United States and Canada," said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix. "We are excited about Roger and Joanne joining our franchise family and look forward to helping them grow...

Medifast, Inc. Announces Analyst Day Presentation »

April 09, 2014 at 7:56AM PDT | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers
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OWINGS MILLS, Md. - April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, portion-controlled weight-loss products and programs, today announced it will host an analyst day with Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael C. MacDonald and other members of Medifast's senior management team on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. ET in New York, NY.
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The presentation will be broadcast live over the Internet hosted at the Investor Relations section of Medifast's website at www.medifastnow.com, and will be archived online for 30 days.
About Medifast
Medifast (NYSE: MED) is the leading easy-to-use, clinically proven, portion-controlled weight-loss program...

Newest AlignLife Clinic Scheduled To Open In April »

April 09, 2014 at 6:17AM PDT | Source: AlignLife

Muskegon, Mi (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 - Although the chiropractic industry is a slow growing sector of the American healthcare system, AlignLife Chiropractic Franchise is showing double digit growth. "Our growing chiropractic franchise is a great indicator that Americans are looking for a new approach to healthcare," explains Dr. Joe Esposito, CEO of AlignLife. "People are moving away from a sickness care model and embracing a true healthcare model where people go to the doctor with the goal of reaching a level of optimal health and vitality by becoming an active member in their healthcare experience."
AlignLife is proud to introduce our newest location in Michigan which is located in Muskegon at 935 W Norton Dr Suite D. Dr. Mike Rykse will be the clinic director and practicing chiropractor at the Muskegon location and is excited about serving the local community...

Medifast Announces Winner Of March Fly Away Contest »

April 07, 2014 at 7:47AM PDT | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers
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In Partnership with The V Foundation for Cancer Research, Medifast Congratulates Marlene Williams as Grand Prize Recipient
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, portion-controlled weight-loss products and programs is pleased to announce Marlene Williams of Austin, TX as the winner of the March fly away contest in partnership with The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation's leading cancer research funding organizations. Williams has won the grand-prize package, which includes two (2) round-trip air transportation tickets, five (5) nights lodging, two (2) tickets to the final games in Dallas, and two (2) tickets to the charity concert at Gilley's in Dallas...

Snap Fitness/Lift Brands Named One Of Franchise Times 2014 Dealmakers Of The Year »

April 07, 2014 at 6:44AM PDT | Source: Snap Fitness

March 28, 2014 - MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Franchise Times named Snap Fitness/Lift Brands and their Founder/CEO Peter Taunton a Dealmaker of the Year this week in Las Vegas. The annual award recognizes the 12 boldest businesses that attained excellence in buying and selling companies to drive sustainable growth.
Since Taunton founded the company in 2003, Snap Fitness has flourished into one of the world's leading fitness franchises. Snap Fitness currently has 2,000 clubs open or in development in 15 countries. In the past year, the company made key acquisitions in 9Round and STEELE Fitness. 9Round has expanded both domestically and internationally; the kickboxing franchise has doubled in locations in the past year.
"It's an honor to be recognized by Franchise Times," Taunton said...

Dental Fix Awards 11th Franchise In Canada »

April 03, 2014 at 4:22AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix
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April 03, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 15th franchise of 2014, to Troy Patterson of Kitchener, Ontario, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement, targeting the Kitchener, Ontario market, will the be 11th van to launch in Canada for Dental Fix, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 500 new vans over the next five years. With 84 territories currently operating throughout the US and Canada, Dental Fix is well on its way.
"It's gonna be another tremendous year for us as we build on our brand's success and continue to grow throughout the United States and Canada," said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix. "We are excited about Troy joining our franchise family and look forward to helping them grow...

Massage Heights Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary »

April 02, 2014 at 7:46AM PDT | Source: Massage Heights
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A simple dream evolves into a larger wellness movement focused on helping people achieve balance and healthy lifestyles.
April 02, 2014 // Franchising.com // San Antonio, Texas – It started as a simple dream, a South Texas husband and wife team determined to change the way people looked at living a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Ten years later, Shane and Wayne Evans' dream is touching more than five million lives and it continues to grow strong. Massage Heights, an international membership based massage and facial franchise company, is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this April. This milestone comes on the heels of Shane's recent appearance, as the company's COO, on CBS' reality series, Undercover Boss. The company opened its 100th Retreat in December 2013 and has 30 franchises in development and plans for 75 licenses in 2014...

USA Mobile Drug Testing Franchisees Doubled Sales Growth In 2013 »

April 02, 2014 at 5:55AM PDT | Source: USA Mobile Drug Testing

Tampa, FL - April 02, 2014 - (PR.com) - USA Mobile Drug Testing invested heavily through 2012 and 1013 to improve the support structure for their franchisees, and it has paid off - franchisee sales have doubled compared to the previous year.
"We've achieved tremendous growth since we started the company," said Joe Strom Jr., USAMDT's Chief Executive Officer, "and like any company that grows quickly, that lead to some growing pains. But we took a step back, set our egos aside, and really listened to what our franchisees needed."
This produced impressive results far more quickly than expected, and both headquarters staff and individual franchisees are excited about the future.
Strom said "I'm grateful to our franchisees that helped make this possible, because no matter what we put in place, it's still up to each franchisee to run their own business...

Armada Health Care Partners With BrightStar Care »

April 01, 2014 at 9:54AM PDT | Source: BrightStar Care

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - (Marketwired - Apr 1, 2014) - Armada Health Care (Armada), the nation's largest specialty pharmacy group purchasing organization (GPO), is pleased to announce a new partnership with BrightStar Care, a home care and medical staffing solutions provider. The relationship will further enhance Armada's ability to offer practical solutions to its specialty pharmacy members and manufacturer clients.
The partnership will benefit Armada's member specialty pharmacies by providing them with a national solution for infusion and other in-home nursing services related to the administration of specialty medications. Through Armada's specialty pharmacy GPO program, member pharmacies will have access to preferred rates for a full range of in-home nursing services around the clock...

FirstLight HomeCare Is Entrepreneur Top New Franchise »

April 01, 2014 at 4:08AM PDT | Source: FirstLight HomeCare

April 01, 2014 // Franchising.com // CINCINNATI, Ohio – FirstLight HomeCare, a leading provider of non-medical, in-home care, has risen to #17 on Entrepreneur Magazine's listing of Top New Franchises for 2014.
Appearing in the magazine's March issue, Entrepreneur's Top New Franchises are selected from companies submitted for Entrepreneur's 2014 Franchise 500 ranking that began franchising in the last five years.
In 2013, FirstLight HomeCare was #25 in the Top New Franchises list, marking a significant jump in ranking.
"We founded FirstLight HomeCare to set a new standard within the home care industry. We're proud of our positive growth, as evidenced by our movement within Entrepreneur Magazine's exclusive listings," said Jeff Bevis, CEO, FirstLight...

Medifast Announces Medix Expansion In Latin America »

March 31, 2014 at 9:42AM PDT | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers
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Latin American Strategic Partner, Medix, Grows with the Acquisition of 13 Prominent Weight Management Clinics in Mexico City
March 25, 2014 // Franchising.com // OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, portion-controlled weight-loss products and programs, announced today that Medix, a Medifast strategic partner and leading pharmaceutical manufacturer and distributor in Latin America, acquired 13 Slim Centers in Mexico City.
Slim Centers, a prominent weight management chain in Mexico City, has a 30-year heritage in the weight loss industry. This acquisition by Medix expands the distribution of Medifast weight management products in Mexico City...

AlignLife Is Well Received In Indiana And Expansion Plans Continue As Planned »

March 27, 2014 at 7:30AM PDT | Source: AlignLife

Warsaw, Indiana (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 - AlignLife is a chiropractic and natural health franchise focusing on their signature Five Star Services which includes Chiropractic, Toxin Elimination, Nutrition Enhancement, Hormone Balance and Weight Loss. Patient who embrace an integrated approach to health care are realizing not only results in their current symptoms but an entirely new outlook on life. "I no longer look at trying to get up a flight of stairs but focus on my goal to climb a bigger mountain," says a long term patient of AlignLife.
AlignLife is proud to introduce our newest location in Indiana which is located in Warsaw at 118 W Market St. Dr. Kevin Day is the clinic director and practicing chiropractor at the Warsaw location and is excited about serving the local community...

Medifast Launches Flavors Of Home™ Meals »

March 27, 2014 at 4:59AM PDT | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers
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Weight Management and Healthy Living Company Introduces New Line of Products to Complement the Medifast Program
March 27, 2014 // Franchising.com // Owings Mills, MD - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, portion-controlled weight-loss products and programs, is proud to announce a new line of meals to complement Medifast's many weight-loss and weight management programs. The new Flavors of Home™ line will feature three meal choices: Turkey Meatball Marinara, Chicken with Rice & Vegetables and Chicken Cacciatore.
The new Flavors of Home™ meals are designed to be consumed as the "1" on the Medifast 5 & 1 Plan®. With the right portions of lean protein, vegetables, and fat, each meal ranges between 290 and 300 calories, can be conveniently stored at room temperature, and is microwaveable...

HCAOA Appoints BrightStar Care CEO And Co-Founder Shelly Sun To Board Of Directors »

March 26, 2014 at 11:48AM PDT | Source: BrightStar Care

March 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // WASHINGTON DC - Today, The Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) announced that BrightStar Care CEO Shelly Sun has been appointed to the organization's Board of Directors.
Peter Ross, President of HCAOA said, "We are extremely excited to have Shelly join us. She brings extensive expertise and leadership experience in home care and strong relationships across the industry with key service providers to our organization. Shelly is a welcome addition to the board, and we look forward to her contribution to the board as we continue to support our providers and expand our engagement."
Sun is CEO and Co-Founder of BrightStar Care, one of the fastest growing medical and non-medical home healthcare and medical staffing franchises...

Dental Fix Helps Franchise Owners Achieve Success Through Smart Training »

March 26, 2014 at 11:20AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix
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March 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Success usually comes at a price: It's called hard work. With the right tools, motivation and strong dedication to the job, a business can grow to the next level. However, when it comes to franchising, this formula requires an additional element - training.
More than providing knowledge and skills, smart training - which allows the franchisee to achieve greatness- consists of teaching franchisees how to run a business in the real world. As in life, there are no magic formulas that can be learned to deal with every potential scenario entrepreneurs might face. Most of time, they will have to figure it out along the way.
"At Dental Fix, we teach concepts," says Matt Lau, Director of Training for Dental Fix...



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