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Sam Thomasson Honored As Innovator Of The Year At The ACE Awards »

September 30, 2014 at 4:38AM PDT | Source: Zounds

PHOENIX - September 29, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Sam Thomasson, founder of Zounds Hearing Inc., was awarded the Innovator of the Year Award at the Arizona Corporate Excellence ceremony last Thursday evening. The Phoenix Business Journal honors the top 50 private businesses, as well as the top 25 fastest growing companies in the Valley every year. Zounds was also recognized in both of these categories, ranking at #14 on the list of fastest growing companies. Businesses from a variety of industries such as transportation and construction to technology and health care were represented.
"It is an honor to be recognized for our achievements in the hearing aid industry," said Thomasson. "This started out as a goal to help my own daughter...

Pop Weight Loss Launches First Responders Support Promotion »

September 26, 2014 at 9:02AM PDT | Source: Pop Weight Loss

Nationwide centers will offer police, firefighters and EMT professionals a free month of weight loss support and nutrional guidance
September 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // FREEHOLD, N.J. – Pop Weight Loss, the life-changing personal weight management solution noted by many to be "the last one you will ever need," announced today a first responders support program that offers one month of free weight loss and nutritional guidance to police officers, firefighters and EMT professionals.
"First responders work tirelessly to keep people safe and help those in need and we are grateful for their service. We want to help them enjoy healthier lifestyles by ensuring they are fit and feeling great as they continue to serve our communities," said Dr...

USA Mobile Drug Testing® Appoints David Bell As New CEO »

September 25, 2014 at 4:29AM PDT | Source: USA Mobile Drug Testing

Tampa, FL - September 25, 2014 - (PR.com) - After a period of record-breaking growth­, USA Mobile Drug Testing's board of directors has appointed David Bell, former Vice President of Sales and Marketing, to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Bell replaced Joseph Strom, founding principle of USA Mobile Drug Testing. The announcement was made at the annual USA Mobile Drug Testing franchisee meeting held last month on August 2, 2013 in St Petersburg, Florida.
On behalf of the USAMDT board, Joe Reilly stated, "We recognize Joseph Strom’s strong contributions over the last six years, including organizational realignment, cost reduction, and process effectiveness. These changes have helped establish a solid foundation for USAMDT’s future, and we remain committed to helping our franchisees grow their businesses...

Dental Fix Awards 3rd Franchise In The State Of North Carolina »

September 24, 2014 at 6:11AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

September 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 63rd franchise of 2014, in Charlotte, North Carolina to Sidney Hill, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the Gastonia, North Carolina market will be the 2nd van to launch in the Charlotte area, and the 3rd van in the State of North Carolina, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 700 new vans over the next five years. With 109 territories currently operating throughout the US and Canada, Dental Fix is well on its way.
"It's been 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 Awards 4th Franchise In The State Of Tennessee »

September 24, 2014 at 4:00AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

September 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 62nd franchise of 2014, in Nashville, Tennessee to Joseph Fix, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the Clarksville, Tennessee will be the 4th van to launch in the State of Tennessee, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 700 new vans over the next five years. With 109 territories currently operating throughout the US and Canada, Dental Fix is well on its way.
"It's been 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...

Dental Fix RX Exceeds 8,000 Dental Customers In 3rd Quarter »

September 19, 2014 at 1:00PM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

National Mobile Dental Repair Company, Dental Fix RX, Doubles Customers in less than a Year
September 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // DAVIE, Fla. - Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair franchisor, announced today that the company is now actively serving over 8,000 dentists in North America. Focusing on a unique business model and providing exceptional customer service and a faster fix, Dental Fix has exceeded its sales and growth goals for 2014, doubling the number of customers in less than a year.
"Dental Fix focuses on providing outstanding customer service to every dentist we serve," said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix. "Throughout 2014, we've experienced a 100 percent growth over last year, our franchise owners now service over 8,000 customers and we are on pace to have over 9,000 customers by year end...

Dental Fix Awards 13th Franchise In The State Of Ohio »

September 17, 2014 at 8:02AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

September 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 61st franchise of 2014, in Sandusky, Ohio to William Mullen, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the Sandusky market, will be the 13th van to launch in the State of Ohio, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 700 new vans over the next five years. With 107 territories currently operating throughout the US and Canada, Dental Fix is well on its way.
"It's been 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...

FirstLight HomeCare Owners Recognized For Contributions To Franchising »

September 17, 2014 at 6:11AM PDT | Source: FirstLight HomeCare

September 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. - FirstLight HomeCare owners Judy DeVincentis and Jason McGee were honored today by the International Franchise Association with its annual Franchisee of the Year Award.
Franchise owner-operators representing 53 franchise systems were recognized today during the IFA’s 15th Annual Public Affairs Conference for their outstanding performance and the contributions they have made to enhance the growth and development of franchising.
DeVincentis owns FirstlLight HomeCare of The Western Slope (Colorado), and McGee owns FirstLight HomeCare of Dothan (Alabama).
FirstLight HomeCare, provider of quality, affordable, non-medical in-home care for adults, offers complete companion and personal care services for seniors, new mothers, those recovering from surgery and others in need of assistance...

BrightStar Care Named To Prestigious 2014 Inc. 5000 List »

September 17, 2014 at 4:48AM PDT | Source: BrightStar Care

National In-Home Care Franchise Makes Rank for Seventh Year in a Row; Shows Continued Strong Growth Potential
CHICAGO - September 17, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - So far, 2014 has been a stellar year for BrightStar Care, as the national home care franchise that provides medical and non-medical care to patients, recently announced its ranking on Inc. Magazine's 5000 list. For the seventh year in a row, Inc. has named BrightStar Care to its list as one of the fastest growing privately owned companies in the United States. The in-home care and medical staffing franchise was listed at 2506 for the 2014 rankings.
"With the continual training and support from the franchise support center team, our accomplished franchisees execute a business model that features unique differentiators like the full continuum of care, 24/7 availability, RN Director of Nurse oversight, and accreditation by the Joint Commission...

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

September 15, 2014 at 3:59AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

September 12, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 60th franchise of 2014, in Toledo, Ohio to Michael Ehle, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the Toledo market, will be the 12th van to launch in the State of Ohio, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 700 new vans over the next five years. With 107 territories currently operating throughout the US and Canada, Dental Fix is well on its way.
"It's been 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...

Dental Fix Awards 10th Franchise In The State Of Texas »

September 12, 2014 at 10:29AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

September 12, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 59th franchise of 2014, in Frisco, Texas to Scott Welch, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the Frisco market, will be the 4th van to launch in the Dallas/Forth Worth area, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 700 new vans over the next five years. With 107 territories currently operating throughout the US and Canada, Dental Fix is well on its way.
"It's been 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...

AlignLife Lafayette Understands Hunger Happens Year Around »

September 11, 2014 at 6:00AM PDT | Source: AlignLife

An early Thanksgiving brings food to those in need thanks to a natural health care center.
Lafayette, In (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 - A local health care facility decided not to wait until the holidays to help stock the local food pantry. The patients and new patients of the AlignLife Natural Health Care Center donated more than 150 food items to the Lafayette Urban Ministry Food Pantry "Oftentimes we think of those in need around the holidays," Dr. Taylor Clifford said. "When, in reality, hunger is an issue all year long. This was a something we felt we could do to show we care about this community." Pictured: (L) Volunteers from the Food Pantry and Katelyn Kensinger, office coordinator and Dr. Taylor Clifford of AlignLife with some of the donated items...

ANY LAB TEST NOW® Celebrates Blood Cancer Awareness Month »

September 11, 2014 at 5:46AM PDT | Source: ANY LAB TEST NOW

Lab Testing Company Encourages Bone Marrow Donation Participation
Alpharetta, Ga. (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 - September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month, observed by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as a means to raise awareness of blood cancers and efforts implemented to provide research and treatment. ANY LAB TEST NOW®, who has partnered with Delete Blood Cancer, is celebrating at select locations by encouraging customers to become donors by hosting swab parties, collecting monetary donations to support Delete Blood Cancer’s efforts and offering lab testing promotions.
"Any Lab Test Now is proud and pleased to work with Delete Blood Cancer to provide donors with a convenient way to help save the lives of others," said Clarissa Bradstock, CEO of ANY LAB TEST NOW...

AlignLife Rochester Provides Early Thanksgiving To Local Food Pantry »

September 11, 2014 at 4:41AM PDT | Source: AlignLife

One Natural Health Care Facility Decided Not to Wait Until the Turkeys Gobbled to Help Stock the Local Food Pantry
Rochester, In (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 - Every year AlignLife clinics across the nation conduct a campaign called Thanksgiving in July. The patients and new patients of the AlignLife of Rochester, Ind., a Chiropractic and Natural Health Care Center, donated more than 150 food items in Rochester. "Oftentimes we think of those in need around the holidays," Dr. Mark Heal said. "And hunger is an issue all year round for many. This was a something we felt we could do and help out patients do to show we care about this community." 
To find out how you can become involved with the food pantry or for more information on AlignLife's offerings and community service activities please email rochester@alignlife...

Dental Fix Awards 5th Franchise In The State Of Arizona »

September 09, 2014 at 4:20AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

September 09, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 58th franchise of 2014, in Tempe, Arizona to Alex Fernandez, and Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the Tempe, Arizona market, will be the fifth van to launch in the Phoenix area, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 700 new vans over the next five years. With 107 territories currently operating throughout the US and Canada, Dental Fix is well on its way.
"It's been 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...

Landon Cassill Teams With Snap Fitness To Help Fans Train Like A Nascar Driver »

September 08, 2014 at 8:23AM PDT | Source: Snap Fitness

September 08, 2014 // Franchising.com // MINNEAPOLIS - Controlling a 3,300-pound stock car at speeds close to 200 mph requires drivers to be at the top of their fitness game. Landon Cassill, driver of the No. 40 Chevrolet SS in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, has teamed up with Snap Fitness to show fans how to start their internal engines and get fit like a NASCAR driver.
A three-minute video highlights the strength-training program created to keep Cassill in driving shape. Cassill and a Charlotte, North Carolina Snap Fitness club owner lead viewers in a step-by-step tutorial of several exercises while educating fans on the importance each move has behind the wheel.
Did you know? NASCAR drivers…

Can lose 5-10 pounds in sweat each race
Experience 3 Gs of force against their bodies going through turns
Maintain the same heart rate of a serious marathon runner, 120-150 beats per minute for three-plus hours

“Physical fitness and stamina play important roles in my success on and off the track,” Cassill notes...

Dental Fix Awards 9th Franchise In The State Of Ohio »

September 08, 2014 at 7:21AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

September 08, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 56th franchise of 2014, in Rocky River, Ohio to Pete Strifler, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the Rocky River market, will be the second van to launch in Cleveland area, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 700 new vans over the next five years. With 107 territories currently operating throughout the US and Canada, Dental Fix is well on its way.
"It's been 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...

Medifast, Inc. To Present At Upcoming Investor Conferences »

September 08, 2014 at 5:03AM PDT | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers
Medifast Weight Control Centers Opportunities Available

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, weight-loss products and programs, announced that Michael C. MacDonald, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Timothy Robinson, Chief Financial Officer, will be presenting at the following upcoming investor conferences:

On Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 9:00 am ET, the Company will present at the Imperial Capital Global Opportunities Conference in New York, NY.
On Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 1:55 pm ET, the Company will present at the Wedbush Securities California Dreamin' Consumer Conference: The New York Edition in New York, NY.

The presentations will be broadcast live over the Internet hosted at the Investor Relations section of Medifast's website at www...

Medifast's Take Shape For Life Division Hosts 2nd Annual National "Discover Your Optimal Health" Day »

September 05, 2014 at 5:09AM PDT | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers
Medifast Weight Control Centers Opportunities Available

Health Coaches 'Walk Across America' to Spread the Importance of a Healthy Lifestyle
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, weight-loss products and programs, is pleased to announce its second annual National "Discover Your Optimal Health" Day presented by its Take Shape For Life division. The purpose of this day is to encourage a lifestyle of healthy eating habits and regular physical activity - for everyone, at any age.
After the success of last year's event, Medifast's Take Shape For Life division has asked health coaches across the country to encourage their communities to "Walk Across America" in a single day to spread the importance of optimal health...

David Sapio Launches Zounds Hearing Franchise »

September 03, 2014 at 6:47AM PDT | Source: Zounds

Industry Transformation Expert Sees Need for Change in Hearing Market
Warwick, R.I. (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 - As an industry transformation expert, it was David Sapio's job to analyze shifts in an industry and predict change. Fortunately for him, that valuable skill has stuck with him over the years, enabling him to identify markets that are eager for change - such as the hearing aid industry.
"My knowledge of the hearing aid market indicated it was ripe for better customer service, better technology and lower costs to the consumer," Sapio explained. As a result, he took matters into his own hands and launched a new Zounds Hearing franchise to meet the need, leaving a 35-year career in the aerospace and defense technology industry...



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