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Franchise Industry Strategic Alliances

Partnerships build strong alliances, and you can uncover the latest dealmakers right here. No need to look any further if you're in search of the latest news and opportunities revolving around today's emerging partnerships and strategic alliances. Whether the ink has dried or the deal's still in the talking stages, find all the details right here--including who's providing the financing.

Mosquito Shield Joins Green Industry Professionals At GIE+Expo »

October 17, 2014 at 6:54AM PDT | Source: Mosquito Shield

Franchise Corporation brings innovative mosquito and tick control solution to Kentucky green industry trade show.
North Attleboro, MA (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 - Mosquito Shield Franchise Corporation will introduce its innovative mosquito and tick control franchise opportunity to industry professionals at the GIE+Expo in Louisville, KY.
The event takes place from Oct. 22 through Oct. 24 at the Kentucky Exposition Center.
The Green Industry & Equipment Expo is one of the largest in the green industry and features products, systems, and opportunities for lawn care, landscape, and grounds manager professionals. It is also the largest show in America for the outdoor power equipment industry.
A leader in residential mosquito and tick control since 2001, Mosquito Shield Franchise Corporation has perfected a revenue-generating franchise opportunity in the growing pest-control industry...

Painting With A Twist Raises $70,000 For Vera Bradley Foundation »

October 16, 2014 at 8:20AM PDT | Source: Painting with a Twist

Nation's Leading Paint and Sip Franchise Donates through Nationwide 'Painting with a Purpose' Events
MANDEVILLE, La. - October 16, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Painting with a Twist®, the nation's largest paint-and-sip franchise, raised $70,000 throughout the month of July to benefit the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer through the company's charitable arm, Painting with a Purpose.
As part of the program, 78 local Painting with a Twist studios held charity events through Painting with a Purpose, part of the businesses' commitment to giving back through painting parties. Each location chose paintings that were specially selected for the event and 50 percent of the proceeds went towards breast cancer research. At certain locations, owners held auctions, raffles and sold paintings to raise even more money for the cause...

Pure Barre Launches First Exclusive Clothing Collection In Partnership With Splits59 »

October 16, 2014 at 8:13AM PDT | Source: Pure Barre

Pure Barre® By Splits59 Makes Debut with Clothing Line Designed Exclusively with the Pure Barre Consumer in Mind
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Pure Barre, the largest, most established barre franchise in the nation with more than 250 studios across the country, has launched their first ever clothing line, Pure Barre® by Splits59. The collection, in partnership with the innovative women's activewear label Splits59, will be sold exclusively in Pure Barre studios and online at www.purebarre.com.
The Pure Barre® by Splits59 Fall Collection is composed of seven activewear styles that were designed with the Pure Barre consumer in mind. The line was created with unique details to ensure comfort and technical femininity taking clients from the barre to the street in a fashionable yet practical way...

Medifast Selects GKV As Agency Of Record »

October 15, 2014 at 5:09AM PDT | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers
Medifast Weight Control Centers Opportunities Available

Multi-Faceted Partnership includes Marketing Strategy and Creative Campaign Development
BALTIMORE - Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven weight-loss products and programs has named GKV, a full-service marketing agency, as Agency of Record.
GKV will work with the Medifast team on the development of the 2015 multi-media campaign. Medifast will tap into a comprehensive set of GKV's in-house capabilities, including market research; strategic planning; branding; creative development, including TV, radio, print and digital; and direct response.
"GKV is beyond thrilled to be selected by Medifast as its new Agency of Record," stated Roger L...

The Coffee Club Appoints Y&R Group And Carat »

October 13, 2014 at 4:15AM PDT | Source: Coffee Club Franchising, The

October 01, 2014 // Franchising.com // Minor DKL Food Group (Minor DKL), one of Australia's largest retail food brand franchisors and owner of The Coffee Club, has appointed Y&R Group Brisbane as its new creative strategy partner and Carat for media strategy, planning, buying and public relations for The Coffee Club brand, after a review of agency arrangements.
Minor DKL Group Marketing Manager, Greg Bowell, said the Y&R Group would handle all above the line creative strategy and execution for the brand, while Carat would be responsible for media and communications, with Dentsu Aegis Network sister agency Haystac managing PR.
"We are delighted to partner with the Y&R Group and Carat to help accelerate The Coffee Club's brand and identity across Australia and maximise how we communicate with our customers," Mr Bowell said...

Valvoline Instant Oil Change(SM) Service Centers In 12 States Offer AutoTex PINK Wipers For Breast Cancer Awareness »

October 13, 2014 at 4:01AM PDT | Source: Valvoline Instant Oil Change

October sales of AutoTex PINK wipers help promote awareness and provide funds for National Breast Cancer Foundation
Newton, MA (PRWEB) October 13, 2014 - Henley Enterprises, Inc., the largest franchisee of Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM, has partnered with AutoTex PINK, to raise funds and increase awareness for the National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc. During October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, AutoTex PINK wipers are available at nearly 200 participating Valvoline Instant Oil Change locations in 12 states.
Now in its third year, the campaign has raised more than $30,000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
AutoTex PINK wiper blades are premium, OEM quality blades that fit over 99% of current vehicles on the road...

Seth Rogen's Hilarity For Charity Teams Up With Home Instead Senior Care »

October 10, 2014 at 11:00AM PDT | Source: Home Instead Senior Care

To Provide In-Home Care Grants to Families Living with Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's Care Grant Program for 15 Million Eligible Family Caregivers in North America
LOS ANGELES - Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Hilarity for Charity®, a movement established with the Alzheimer's Association®, led by actors and writers Lauren Miller Rogen and Seth Rogen to inspire change and raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease among the millennial generation, will partner with Home Instead Senior Care®, to offer grants for in-home care services to eligible U.S. and Canadian families through the Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Relief Grant Program. Care will be provided by professionals trained in how to most effectively and compassionately assist individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias...

Learning Express Toys Of Lake Zurich Brings Smiles To The Hospital »

October 10, 2014 at 6:23AM PDT | Source: Learning Express

October 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // Learning Express Toys of Lake Zurich is continuing its commitment to the local community by partnering with Lurie Children's Hospital.
Rick and Joanne Derr, owners of Learning Express Toys of Lake Zurich, donated 48 Rainbow Loom kits and 180 packages of bands to the hospital. Mia, a local girl who is fighting cancer, gladly made the delivery of items to the children in the hospital on September 30 - to close out Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.Derr also donated a gift basket to raffle off at the fundraiser in support of Mia's medical care. "Connecting with children who are in need is one of the aspects of owning a toy store that is most meaningful to my wife and me," says Rick.
Learning Express Toys of Lake Zurich was a leader in helping to raise awareness of the MaxLove Project during the retailer's nationwide partnership with the nonprofit...

Hand & Stone Partners With Susan G. Komen For 4th Annual Ride For The Cure »

October 09, 2014 at 5:28AM PDT | Source: Hand and Stone

Health and Wellness Franchise Hosts Fundraiser for Central and South Jersey Chapter
Hamilton, N.J. (PRWEB) October 08, 2014 - Hand & Stone, the fastest-growing massage and facial spa in the country, is partnering with Susan G. Komen of Central and South Jersey for the 4th Annual Ride for the Cure. The event will be held Oct. 19 at The Horse Park of New Jersey in Allentown and aims to raise $65,000 to provide education and screening for underserved and uninsured women in 13 counties in New Jersey.
"At Hand & Stone we welcome the opportunity to make an impact in the fight against breast cancer and are honored to be partnering with Susan G. Komen for the Cure," said Todd Leff, CEO of Hand & Stone. "As a brand that promotes health and wellness, we’re proud to join together and help make a valuable contribution to a cause that affects women and families in our communities...

Peyton Manning To Headline RE/MAX R4 »

October 08, 2014 at 12:10PM PDT | Source: RE/MAX

NFL's Top Player Will Inspire, Motivate at Annual Event
October 08, 2014 // Franchising.com // DENVER – Thousands of RE/MAX agents will have the rare opportunity to hear from one of the NFL's top players at the annual RE/MAX R4 Convention in Las Vegas March 2 - 5, 2015. Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, the league's only five-time MVP and a 13-time Pro Bowler, will be the event's keynote speaker. Manning's story of hard work and success will inspire and motivate his audience.
"Peyton is in high demand as a speaker and we're thrilled that he accepted our invitation to speak at R4," said RE/MAX, LLC CEO Margaret Kelly. "His story of success on the football field, and his determination to overcome what could have been a career-ending injury, is something that will no doubt be one of the highlights of the convention...

Canada's Favourite Coffee Celebrates Canada's Favourite Game »

October 08, 2014 at 7:12AM PDT | Source: Tim Hortons

Hockey season is back and Tim Hortons is ready with a full lineup of activities and sponsorships anchored by the launch of TSN's Tim Hortons That's Hockey.
October 08, 2014 // Franchising.com // Oakville, ON - Forget four seasons, in Canada the only one that matters is hockey season. It's back and Tim Hortons is ready to celebrate Canada's favourite game with partnerships that touch the game at every level. In addition to its ongoing support of classic Canadian hockey initiatives and fan favourites that span all the way from sponsorship of the NHL and each of the seven Canadian NHL teams, to bringing the Timbits Minor Hockey program to communities from coast to coast, Tim Hortons has bolstered its roster by signing on as the title sponsor of TSN's That's Hockey, Canada's most watched daily hockey program...

Chipotle And Slow Food USA Launch New Partnership Supporting School Gardens »

October 08, 2014 at 6:09AM PDT | Source: Chipotle Mexican Grill

Program Offers Nearly $500,000 to Create or Support 100 School Gardens Nationwide
DENVER - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Oct. 8, 2014 - Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) today announced a partnership with Slow Food USA to create or support approximately 100 schools gardens in 10 metropolitan areas across the country. Through hands-on discovery and an innovative school curriculum, the organizations hope to cultivate a generation of kids who care more about where food comes from and how it is prepared.
"With this new partnership, we want to give children access to a hands-on learning experience at their schools, to teach them how food is grown, and the importance of cooking and healthy eating," said Mark Crumpacker, chief marketing and development officer at Chipotle...

Century 21 China Real Estate Signs Strategic Cooperation Agreements With Leading Online Real Estate Platform SouFun »

October 07, 2014 at 6:10AM PDT | Source: Century 21

BEIJING - Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - IFM Investments Limited (NYSE: CTC) ("Century 21 China Real Estate" or the "Company"), a leading comprehensive real estate services provider and the exclusive franchisor for the CENTURY 21® brand in China, today announced that it has entered into strategic cooperation agreements with SouFun Holdings Limited (NYSE: SFUN) "SouFun"), the leading real estate Internet platform in China.
Pursuant to the strategic cooperation agreements: 1) Century 21 China and SouFun will form a mutually preferred strategic partnership across their business lines, including advertising, e-commerce, listings services, internet and real estate financing, and secondary and primary brokerage services; 2) Century 21 China Real Estate will issue new shares to SouFun in a private placement for 20% of the Company's outstanding share capital immediately after the completion of the private placement; 3) Century 21 China will issue a convertible bond to SouFun to support the Company's operational needs and SouFun will also grant a loan to the Company's founders via IFM Overseas Partners L...

Hertz Portugal Partners With MyCaddyMaster To Offer An Innovative New Service To Golfing Fans »

October 07, 2014 at 6:02AM PDT | Source: Hertz

LONDON - Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ), the world's leading general use car rental brand, has announced that Hertz Portugal in partnership with the golf clubs rental company MyCaddyMaster is offering a combined car and golf equipment rental package, which is an industry first.
This ground-breaking service will enable Hertz customers to make the most of their golfing break, without the worry of any additional baggage fees or lost luggage.
Teeing off a golf holiday has never been simpler. The service allows golfers to order top quality clubs online and find them waiting in the boot of their hire car the moment they arrive at Portugal's Lisbon and Faro airports. At the end of their golf break, customers can conveniently drop off their golf bag and car at the same place before flying home, without any of the hassle of carrying heavy bags during their journey...

Jani-King Expands PGA Tour Staff Program In Support Of PGA Of America Partnership »

October 06, 2014 at 9:48AM PDT | Source: Jani-King

Six Tour Players to Wear JK Logo During 2014-2015 Season
DALLAS, TX - (Marketwired - Oct 6, 2014) - Jani-King International, Inc., a long-time sponsor and supporter of the game of golf, is growing its PGA Tour staff from three to six players starting with the 2014-2015 season beginning this week in Napa, CA at the Frys.Com Open. In addition to renewing agreements with Chad Campbell, Martin Flores and Ryan Palmer, Jani-King is adding Luke Guthrie, Kevin Kisner and Hudson Swafford to its roster.
"Since 2009, Jani-King has been represented on the PGA Tour by Chad Campbell and in 2012 we began an official partnership with the PGA of America," said Mike Biggs, Executive Director of Sports Partnerships and Business Development. "In 2012, we also added additional players to promote the brand and expand our association with the Tour...

Manhattan Bagel® Kicks Off 2nd Annual American Cancer Society Fundraiser Benefitting Breast Cancer Awareness »

October 06, 2014 at 6:13AM PDT | Source: Manhattan Bagel

10 Cents from Every Cup of Hot Coffee Sold will be Donated to the American Cancer Society
LAKEWOOD, Colo. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Oct. 6, 2014 - In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Manhattan Bagel is pleased to partner with the American Cancer Society and invite customers to drink coffee for a good cause during its 2nd annual fundraiser. Starting Sunday, October 5, participating Manhattan Bagel locations will donate $0.10 from the proceeds of every cup of hot coffee sold to the American Cancer Society to help support promote breast cancer awareness. In support of the month long promotion, all participating Manhattan Bagel locations will offer pink coffee cup sleeves to commemorate the fundraiser taking place through November 2.
"We are proud to once again partner the American Cancer Society, to support its efforts and help raise awareness for breast cancer among our local restaurant communities," said Glenn Lunde, chief concept officer of Einstein Noah Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:BAGL)...

Home Instead Senior Care Foundation Joins The National #GivingTuesday Movement »

October 03, 2014 at 10:03AM PDT | Source: Home Instead Senior Care

To Encourage Charitable Giving for the Benefit of Our Seniors
Omaha, Nebraska (PRWEB) October 03, 2014 - The Home Instead Senior Care Foundation® has joined the #GivingTuesday movement for a national day of giving to be celebrated on December 2, 2014. The Foundation hopes its participation in #GivingTuesday will encourage charitable giving in support of seniors. A 2011 study by the Foundation Center revealed that in the United States only 2% of private philanthropic dollars are specifically focused on the needs of seniors. The lack of charitable support for seniors coupled with a growing senior population will put added strain on community-based social service programs that aim to enhance the quality of life for seniors most in need of support...

Louisville Segway Tours By Wheel Fun Rentals Offers Unique Perspective From Big Four Bridge »

October 03, 2014 at 5:21AM PDT | Source: Wheel Fun Rentals

Louisville, KY - October 03, 2014 - (PR.com) - Now that the Big Four Bridge is completely open to the public, from both the Kentucky and Indiana sides of the Ohio River, Louisville Segway Tours by Wheel Fun Rentals invites you to see the Louisville skyline like you've never seen it before. From now until November 2nd, book your Louisville Segway Tour to experience the Big Four Bridge and the incredible views that it has to offer.
Louisville Segway Tours by Wheel Fun Rentals provides the only guided tour that crosses the iconic Big Four Bridge, giving tourists and local explorers exclusive views of Waterfront Park and the mighty Ohio River. Friendly and knowledgeable tour guides share historical facts and fun stories about points of interest along the route...

Aaron's Surprises "Homes For The Holidays" Single-Parent In D.C. With House Full Of Furniture »

October 03, 2014 at 4:19AM PDT | Source: Aaron Rents, Inc.

WASHINGTON - Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a lease-to-own retailer specializing in the sales and lease ownership of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, in a surprise unveiling this week, filled the home presented to single mom Rodneyca Gray and her children with furniture including three bedrooms, a living room, a dining room, a TV and computer, as part of Warrick Dunn Charities (WDC) Homes for the Holidays program and in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. The Gray home marks the 102nd home that Aaron's has filled with furniture in partnership with Warrick Dunn Charities "Homes for the Holidays" program.
(L to R): Habitat for Humanity of Washington D.C. President and CEO Susanne Slater, Aaron's Divisional Vice President Brock Roberts, Homeowner Rodneyca Gray, Habitat for Humanity of Washington D...

Painting With A Twist Teams Up With Innovative Advertising »

October 02, 2014 at 11:18AM PDT | Source: Painting with a Twist

Leading Paint and Sip Franchise Announces National Ad Agency of Record
MANDEVILLE, La. - October 02, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Painting with a Twist®, the largest paint-and-sip franchise in the U.S., has chosen Innovative Advertising as the company's national ad agency of record. The strategic partnership will leverage the system's national advertising dollars into widespread targeted communications and impressions of the premiere paint-and-sip brand that has fun, gives back and creates memories in every single art studio across the country.
"We're pleased to have been selected by Painting with a Twist. It's a great opportunity for two fast-growing and creative Louisiana companies to team up for success. Innovative Advertising is excited to help Painting with a Twist continue to refine and grow their successful brand"
Innovative Advertising is a full-service advertising and marketing firm located in Mandeville, Louisiana...



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