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Dental Fix Recognizes One Of Its Own For Heroic Act »

April 23, 2014 at 12:02PM PDT | Source: Dental Fix
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Canadian Franchise Owner Rescues Child from Leaking Car
April 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // DAVIE, Fla. - Dental Fix Rx, LLC, a mobile dental equipment and handpiece repair company, has recognized franchisee Chris Moore for his heroic efforts to help save a young boy trapped in an overturned vehicle after a woman lost control of her car near Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, Canada. Moore was the recipient of Dental Fix's Above and Beyond Award.
Moore, alongside a fellow good Samaritan, pulled the screaming child out of his car seat and safely into his mother's arms. The accident took place in the northbound lane of the Trans-Canada Highway near Morden Road, after the car clipped a logging truck and was flipped into a ditch with the woman and her two children inside...

Medifast Sells 11 Weight Control Centers In Florida And Texas To Strategic Partner, Medix »

April 23, 2014 at 5:36AM PDT | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers
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Medifast Updates First Quarter Guidance & Reiterates Full Year Outlook
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, portion-controlled weight-loss products and programs, announced today that its strategic partner, Medix, has acquired 11 Medifast Weight Control Centers in Texas and Florida.
This deal advances Medifast's previously announced plan to transition their corporate weight control centers to the franchise model. The 11 centers will provide both Medifast and Medix products and programs. Medix, a leader in pharmaceutical obesity products, has a 30-year heritage in the weight loss industry. The acquisition marks the first Medix-owned weight loss centers in the United States...

Zounds Hearing Opens 100th Store »

April 22, 2014 at 5:04AM PDT | Source: Zounds

PHOENIX - April 21, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Zounds Hearing, Inc., the fastest-growing hearing aid company in the country with franchise locations from coast to coast, announces the opening of its 100th store.
"We are pleased to be able to reach a larger segment of the US through the continued growth of our franchise network," said Sam Thomasson, Founder, President and CEO of Zounds Hearing, Inc. "Our mission has always been to offer state of the art technology at an affordable price to anyone with mild to profound hearing loss. With the opening of each new store, we get closer to achieving that goal."
Thomasson has firsthand experience with the frustrations of using hearing aids that don't work properly, as his daughter, Kate, has been hearing impaired since early childhood...

Medifast, Inc. To Announce Financial Results For The First Quarter Ended March 31, 2014 »

April 22, 2014 at 4:50AM PDT | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers
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OWINGS MILLS, Md. - April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, portion-controlled weight-loss products and programs, will announce financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014 on Monday, May 5, 2014, after market close. The Company will host a conference call to discuss these results with additional comments and details. Participants from the Company will be Michael C. MacDonald, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Timothy Robinson, Chief Financial Officer; and Margaret Sheetz, President and Chief Operating Officer.
The conference call is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. ET on May 5, 2014. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet hosted at the Investor Relations section of Medifast's website at www...

Dental Fix Awards First Franchise In Kansas »

April 21, 2014 at 8:32AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix
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April 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida – Dental Fix continues its record setting year. Fresh off of awarding its 18th & 19th franchises of 2014 last week, Dental Fix has now awarded its 20th franchise of the year, and its first franchise in the State of Kansas to Albert & Cathy Becerra, of Shawnee, Kansas, Dental Fix announced on today.
The signed agreement, the second in the Kansas City market is part of an aggressive national expansion plan calling for 700 new vans in the next five years. With 86 vans currently on the road, Dental Fix is well on its way.
"It has been a tremendous year for us as we build on our brand's success and continue to grow throughout the United States and the rest of the world," said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix...

ANY LAB TEST NOW® Awards Student With Catie Heil Scholarship »

April 21, 2014 at 4:28AM PDT | Source: ANY LAB TEST NOW

Lab Testing Company Presents Carrington College Student with Scholarship
Alpharetta, Ga. (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 - ANY LAB TEST NOW® is proud to award the Catie Heil Scholarship to Waddell, Arizona woman, Lisa Rubrecht. The Catie Heil Scholarship was created in honor of Catie Heil, an ANY LAB TEST NOW medical assistant who goes above and beyond to provide exceptional service and care to customers. The $500 scholarship is awarded to students enrolled at Carrington College with a GPA of a 3.0 or higher.
Alongside working through school, Rubrecht works at an animal clinic and volunteers her time working with the needy. She will graduate in May with an impressive 4.0 GPA in order to begin building her career. Rubrecht has showed impeccable determination to complete school, as her parents did not attend college and she is responsible for caring for 5 children...

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...



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