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Zippy Shell Acquires New Franchise Location In Minneapolis »

July 29, 2015 at 7:45AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

July 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. - Zippy Shell is excited to announce the opening of a new franchise location in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Minneapolis is the 14th largest city in the U.S. and is an integral link to the global economy, often referred to as the Global City.
The franchise will be owned by Jon Skyberg, an IT veteran, who has dedicated nearly 30 years of his career to IT operations for companies such as Hewlett-Packard (HP). In his role, Jon managed over 300 individuals in his department along with the oversight of customer contracts. His extensive customer service experience will serve as a valuable asset in his strategic efforts towards building a local brand presence in the Minneapolis area.
"Minneapolis is a thriving city in the Midwest and is an ideal location for Zippy Shell to open its doors," says Rick Del Sontro, CEO of Zippy Shell...

PODS Of Houston Gives Back To Youth With Donation Of PODS Containers To Camp Hope »

July 29, 2015 at 5:45AM PDT | Source: PODS

Through the donations of PODS containers, the AIDS Foundation Houston is able to conveniently store camp supplies, while saving thousands of dollars in logistics and storage costs. 
HOUSTON, TX - July 29, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ - For the past four years, PODS of Houston has continued to be a dedicated supporter with its donation of PODS Containers to Camp Hope, a week-long program for children living with HIV. Through the donations of PODS containers, the AIDS Foundation Houston is able to conveniently store camp supplies, while saving thousands of dollars in logistics and storage costs.
Founded in 1996, Camp Hope provides HIV-positive children, ages 7 to 16 from low income households, the opportunity to develop important life skills needed to manage their lives with HIV/AIDS...

Arthur Banks Launches Caring Transitions Of Middle Georgia »

July 24, 2015 at 5:36AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource for managing senior relocations as well as downsizing and estate liquidations. Caring Transitions of Middle Georgia serves Bibb, Monroe, Houston, Peach, Crawford, Jones, Spaulding, Lamar, Butts and Henry counties as well as the surrounding areas.
Macon, GA (PRWEB) July 24, 2015 - After a life in education, Art Banks is looking forward to starting his next career as a small business owner. Banks just launched Caring Transitions of Middle Georgia.
Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource for managing senior relocations as well as downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to organizing, packing, decluttering, moving and resettling, Caring Transitions can handle estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market...

Blue Moon Estate Sales Eases The Burden Of Selling A Personal Estate, Launches National Expansion Initiative »

July 02, 2015 at 8:16AM PDT | Source: Blue Moon Estate Sales

July 02, 2015 // Franchising.com // RALEIGH, NC – The estate sales industry, traditionally dominated by mom-and-pop operations that cater to regional clientele, is seeing an emergence of successful franchise businesses with wider-than-local ambitions. One such business, Blue Moon Estate Sales, the leading estate sales franchise in the country and pioneer of the new niche, has launched an aggressive initiative to further expand its national footprint.
With 11 locations currently open and operating in four states – including North Carolina, South Carolina, New Jersey and Texas – company plans call for having a total of 20-25 locations by the end of this year and 50-75 by the end of 2016. Five locations have already opened since the beginning of the year...

Zippy Shell Acquires Two Chicago Franchise Locations »

July 02, 2015 at 7:31AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

July 02, 2015 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. - Zippy Shell Storage Operations (ZSSO), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Zippy Shell Incorporated, is thrilled to announce the acquisition of two Zippy Shell locations in the Chicago market; which include Zippy Shell of West Chicago and Zippy Shell of Kane County. This acquisition is the first major corporate acquisition following the $25 Million investment from Virgo Investment Group earlier this month.
Zippy Shell of West Chicago was previously under the ownership of Josh Robbins, and Zippy Shell of Kane County was owned by Todd Temaat. This transition is the first of numerous ZSSO acquisitions expected throughout the year. With the strategic funding from Virgo, Zippy Shell projects the addition of five corporately-owned franchise locations before the end of 2015...

Susan Craig Opens Caring Transitions Of The Tri-Valley »

June 23, 2015 at 5:05AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource specializing in managing relocations for seniors and busy families as well as downsizing and estate liquidations. Caring Transitions of the Tri-Valley serves Pleasanton, Livermore, Sunol, Castro Valley, San Ramon and the surrounding communities.
Pleasanton, CA (PRWEB) June 22, 2015 - Susan Craig is excited to bring quality relocation and estate sale services to her community through her new business, Caring Transitions of the Tri-Valley.
Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource specializing in managing relocations for seniors and busy families as well as downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to organizing, packing, decluttering, moving and resettling, Caring Transitions can handle on-site and online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market...

Bill Meirink Brings Caring Transitions To Chesterfield Area »

June 19, 2015 at 10:00AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource specializing in managing relocations for seniors and busy families as well as downsizing and estate liquidations. Caring Transitions of Chesterfield serves Chesterfield, Wildwood, Ballwin, Eureka, High Ridge and the surrounding communities.
Chesterfield, MO (PRWEB) June 19, 2015 - After a career dedicated to caring for seniors, Bill Meirink is looking forward to continuing that commitment through his new business, Caring Transitions of Chesterfield.
Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource specializing in managing relocations for seniors and busy families as well as downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to organizing, packing, decluttering, moving and resettling, Caring Transitions can handle on-site and online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market...

Caring Transitions Of West Kansas City Recognized With National Award »

June 17, 2015 at 4:41AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Caring Transitions of West Kansas City, owned by Angie Machetta and open since May of last year, specializes in organizing and managing senior moves, downsizing, and liquidating belongings through estate sales and online auctions.
Kansas City, KS (PRWEB) June 16, 2015 - The locally owned and operated business Caring Transitions of West Kansas City has been recognized by the Caring Transitions’ national headquarters as a Rookie All Star franchise.
Caring Transitions of West Kansas City, owned by Angie Machetta and open since May of last year, specializes in organizing and managing senior moves, downsizing, and liquidating belongings through estate sales and online auctions. Caring Transitions of West Kansas City serves Bonner Springs, Olathe, Gardner, West Shawnee and the surrounding areas...

Caroline Dell Brings Caring Transitions To Atlanta’s Northeast Communities »

June 16, 2015 at 12:12PM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource for managing senior relocations as well as downsizing and estate liquidations.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 16, 2015 - Caroline Dell is excited to be opening a new local business committed to helping people who are facing difficult transitions – Caring Transitions of Atlanta Northeast.
Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource for managing senior relocations as well as downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to organizing, packing, decluttering, moving and resettling, Caring Transitions can handle on-site and online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market. Caring Transitions of Atlanta Northeast serves Suwanee, Johns Creeks, Alpharetta, Milton, Cumming, Duluth, Roswell and the surrounding communities...

Zippy Shell Announces New Board Member »

June 12, 2015 at 5:10AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

June 12, 2015 // Franchising.com // Zippy Shell Incorporated, the Washington, D.C.-based, self-storage and moving company, is proud to announce that James S. Simpson has officially joined the corporate Board of Directors. The announcement follows the recent $25 million strategic growth capital investment from private investment firm Virgo Investment Group LLC ("Virgo").
Simpson is recognized as a prolific leader in the transportation industry having served President George W. Bush, as the national spokesperson for public transportation policy and safety, as the Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration. He also served the Governor and State of New Jersey for four and a half years, as the Commissioner of Transportation at the Department of Transportation and Chairman of New Jersey Transit...

New Caring Transitions Brings Relocation, Estate Sale Services To Charleston »

June 11, 2015 at 12:28PM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource specializing in managing relocations for seniors and busy families as well as downsizing and estate liquidations.
(PRWEB) June 11, 2015 - Brian Murray is excited to be pursuing the American Dream of owning his own business while serving others with his new company, Caring Transitions of Charleston.
Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource specializing in managing relocations for seniors and busy families as well as downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to organizing, packing, decluttering, moving and resettling, Caring Transitions can handle on-site and online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market. Caring Transitions of Charleston serves Charleston, Mt...

Laura Osorio Embraces American Dream, Launches Caring Transitions Of Boca Raton »

June 10, 2015 at 10:17AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource specializing in managing relocations for seniors and busy families as well as downsizing and estate liquidations.
Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) June 10, 2015 - When Laura Osorio found herself laid off from the only job she ever had in the United States, she turned the shock into an entrepreneurial opportunity and opened Caring Transitions of Boca Raton.
Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource specializing in managing relocations for seniors and busy families as well as downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to organizing, packing, decluttering, moving and resettling, Caring Transitions can handle on-site and online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market...

Zippy Shell Announces $25 Million Strategic Investment »

June 10, 2015 at 4:32AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

June 10, 2015 // Franchising.com // Washington D.C. - Zippy Shell Incorporated, the Washington, DC-based, self-storage and moving company led by CEO, Rick Del Sontro and Founder/President Gareth Taylor, is proud to announce a $25 million growth capital investment from private investment firm Virgo Investment Group LLC ("Virgo").
The investment capital will help to accelerate the overall growth of the business in support of strategic acquisitions, the addition of new markets, and national brand development. It will also allow Zippy Shell to strengthen its moving platform and enhance operating systems for its franchisees.
“We are very excited to have Virgo as a partner in the business," says Rick Del Sontro, CEO of Zippy Shell Incorporated...

Zippy Shell Announces $25 Million Strategic Investment From Virgo Investment Group »

June 04, 2015 at 7:23AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

June 04, 2015 // Franchising.com // Zippy Shell Incorporated, the Washington, DC-based, self-storage and moving company led by CEO, Rick Del Sontro and Founder/President Gareth Taylor, is proud to announce a $25 million growth capital investment from private investment firm Virgo Investment Group LLC ("Virgo").
The investment capital will help to accelerate the overall growth of the business in support of strategic acquisitions, the addition of new markets, and national brand development. It will also allow Zippy Shell to strengthen its moving platform and enhance operating systems for its franchisees.
"We are very excited to have Virgo as a partner in the business," says Rick Del Sontro, CEO of Zippy Shell Incorporated. "We couldn't think of a better fit for us and the future of the company...

Couple Combines Talents To Open Caring Transitions Of Jordan Lake »

June 03, 2015 at 11:59AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource specializing in managing relocations for seniors and busy families as well as downsizing and estate liquidations. Caring Transitions of Jordan Lake serves Apex, Cary, Pittsboro, Holly Springs, Moncure and the surrounding areas.
Jordan Lake, NC (PRWEB) June 03, 2015 - Wade Yarbrough and Michelle Yarbrough are looking forward to serving local seniors, families and individuals making challenging life transitions through their new business, Caring Transitions of Jordan Lake.
Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource specializing in managing relocations for seniors and busy families as well as downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to organizing, packing, decluttering, moving and resettling, Caring Transitions can handle on-site and online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market...

Mother-Daughter Team Opens Caring Transitions Of Mechanicsburg »

May 27, 2015 at 11:47AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource specializing in managing relocations for seniors and busy families as well as downsizing and estate liquidations.
Mechanicsburg, PA (PRWEB) May 27, 2015 - Carolyn Doerr and her daughter Corinne Skidmore are looking forward to helping seniors and their families relocate and downsize through Doerr’s new business, Caring Transitions of Mechanicsburg.
Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource specializing in managing relocations for seniors and busy families as well as 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...

Rob Lichty And Michelle Bachman Launch Caring Transitions In The Vineyards »

May 27, 2015 at 8:04AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource specializing in managing relocations for seniors and busy families as well as downsizing and estate liquidations.
Sonoma, CA (PRWEB) May 27, 2015 - Rob Lichty and Michelle Bachman are looking forward to bringing a new kind of relocation and estate sale service to the community with their new business, Caring Transitions in the Vineyards.
Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource specializing in managing relocations for seniors and busy families as well as 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. Caring Transitions in the Vineyards serves Sonoma County and the surrounding communities...

Military Family Opens San Antonio’s Only Caring Transitions Business »

May 18, 2015 at 11:00AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource specializing in managing relocations for seniors and busy families as well as downsizing and estate liquidations.
San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) May 18, 2015 - The Bleichwehl family has always been committed to service, so when Scott retired from the Army after more than 30 years, he knew he wanted to find a career that would allow him to continue to serve others. That’s why he decided to put down roots in San Antonio with his wife Mary Lou and open the area’s only Caring Transitions business with his son Benjamin and daughter-in-law Leilani.
Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource specializing in managing relocations for seniors and busy families as well as downsizing and estate liquidations...

Fort Collins Native Kimberly Mary Opens Local Caring Transitions Business »

May 05, 2015 at 7:41AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Ft. Collins, CO (PRWEB) May 04, 2015 - Kimberly Mary knows the stress relocating a senior can put on a family – she’s been through it herself. That’s why she’s looking forward to providing relocation and estate clearing services to her hometown through her new business, Caring Transitions of Fort Collins/Loveland.
Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource specializing in managing relocations for seniors and busy families as well as downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to organizing, packing, decluttering, moving and resettling, Caring Transitions can handle on-site and online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market. Kim’s local franchise serves Fort Collins, Loveland and the surrounding communities...

Caring Transitions Of Rochester Recognized With National Award »

May 05, 2015 at 6:13AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Rochester, NY (PRWEB) May 04, 2015 - The locally owned and operated business Caring Transitions of Rochester has been recognized as the company’s national Rookie of the Year franchise.
Caring Transitions of Rochester, owned by Karen and Dan Menachof, specializes in helping individuals relocate, downsize and then take care of all that’s left behind, including the sale of items through online estate sale auctions. Caring Transitions of Rochester serves families in the Monroe, Ontario and Wayne County areas. On the national level, the Caring Transitions franchise is the largest resource specializing in this type of senior relocation services.
Caring Transitions National Company President Chris Seman said Karen, who runs the local franchise Caring Transitions of Rochester, was recognized because of the passion and leadership she’s brought to the company...



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