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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.

Pet Supplies Plus Partners With Franchise America Finance To Allocate $15 Million Toward Brand Expansion »

March 26, 2015 at 9:48AM PDT | Source: Pet Supplies Plus
Pet Supplies Plus Opportunities Available

The Nation’s Largest Pet Retail Franchise Offers New Financing Options to Break Down Barriers for Franchisees
LIVONIA, Mich. - March 26, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Pet Supplies Plus, the nation’s largest pet retail franchise with more than 300 locations in 25 Eastern states, is announcing a partnership with Franchise America Finance that will make $15 million available to qualified franchise candidates.
“In addition to this recent partnership, our team has continued to build a strong business model for franchisees including increased support from our corporate headquarters, an optimized distribution process and a prototype designed for maximum unit-level economics”
Franchise America Finance, a full service commercial franchise finance firm specializing in debt and equity placement, will work with qualified Pet Supplies Plus franchise candidates, as well as current franchise owners who are pursuing expansion, to offer a comprehensive solution for financing through a franchise lending program created specifically for the pet supply retailer...

Valpak® Teams With IndyCar’s Rahal Letterman Lanigan (RLL) Racing For Second Year »

March 26, 2015 at 6:26AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

March 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Valpak announced today that it will once again partner with IndyCar Series team Rahal Letterman Lanigan (RLL) Racing. This will be the second year for the exciting partnership that combines America's love of racing with the Valpak loyal audience.
Featured driver Graham Rahal will make an appearance on the Valpak envelope later this year, as well as promote the Valpak smart phone app and spread the Valpak savings message nationwide on the Verizon IndyCar Series circuit. Graham will promote Valpak's mobile offerings and savings on the go around the country.
"We're excited that Graham and the team will share the Valpak message throughout the circuit," said Michael Vivio, president of Cox Target Media and Valpak...

The Little Gym Is Proud To Support SeriousFun Children’s Network »

March 26, 2015 at 4:33AM PDT | Source: Little Gym

The Little Gym has teamed up with SeriousFun Children’s Network as part of a new philanthropic campaign, The Little Gym Big Hearts, dedicated to helping children and families from all over the world.
Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) March 26, 2015 - The Little Gym has teamed up with SeriousFun Children’s Network as part of a new philanthropic campaign, The Little Gym Big Hearts, dedicated to helping children and families from all over the world.
SeriousFun Children’s Network is a global community of camps and programs that serve children coping with serious illnesses and their families. Founded by actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman, SeriousFun Children’s Network provides camp programs, entirely free of charge, to more than 75,000 kids and their families around the world each year...

Better Homes And Gardens Real Estate Announces National Philanthropic Partnership With Rebuilding Together »

March 24, 2015 at 7:34AM PDT | Source: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC

Partnership Based on Shared Mission to Help Homeowners Live Better Lives and Improve Local Communities
March 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // MADISON, N.J. - Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate announced this week at its international brand conference, Fusion, a national philanthropic partnership with Rebuilding Together. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate is the exclusive residential real estate brand partner for Rebuilding Together, a nonprofit organization that provides critical repairs, accessibility modifications and energy-efficient upgrades to those unable to maintain their homes, including elderly, disabled and low-income homeowners. As part of the partnership, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate will engage its network of nearly 10,000 affiliated real estate professionals to help raise awareness of the Rebuilding Together organization and help to improve the communities in which they serve...

Coldwell Banker Real Estate Extends Relationship With ESPN's Baseball Tonight »

March 24, 2015 at 6:14AM PDT | Source: Coldwell Banker

Will Air New Commercial "Catch" with the Start of Baseball Season
Latest Ad Spot Captures the Irreplaceable Memories that Happen at Home
March 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // Madison, N.J. - There is nothing quite like the memories of playing catch in the backyard. It’s warm out, the sun is going down, and in that moment only a few things matter; two people, their mitts, a baseball and a backyard. The latest ad from Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC titled "Catch" perfectly captures this experience in a commercial that will air during shows such as ESPN Baseball Tonight along with other ESPN programming. Coldwell Banker® is now in its fourth year as a of sponsor of ESPN’s Baseball Tonight and the show’s Coldwell Banker® Home Field segment, during which the show’s hosts demonstrate plays and strategy on an in-studio baseball diamond...

SweetFrog And March Of Dimes Announce National Partnership »

March 24, 2015 at 5:06AM PDT | Source: sweetFrog

The frozen yogurt chain goes Bananas for Babies in April
March 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // RICHMOND, VA - sweetFrog Enterprises is pleased to join with 3 million people and over 700 communities nationwide to help the March of Dimes help babies begin healthier lives. Since 1970, the March of Dimes has sponsored the March for Babies walk, raising money to fund research and programs to prevent the problems that threaten babies born too soon.
In April sweetFrog will go Bananas for Babies as stores nationawide will offer guests the opportunity to donate $1 to the March of Dimes in exchange for a BOGO coupon good on a return visit before 5/31. In addition, a limited edition Bananas for Babies frog plush toy has been created featuring sweetFrog’s lovable mascot Scoop...

Rocklin’s Blast 825° Pizza Donates $3,366 To The Placer SPCA »

March 23, 2015 at 10:36AM PDT | Source: Blast 825° Pizza

Quick-Fired Pizza Restaurant Launches Pet-Centric Charitable Initiative, ‘Blast Buddies’ 
March 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // FRESNO, Calif. - Blast 825°, a quick-fired pizza restaurant, announced today it raised more than $1,600 from the brand’s recent Rocklin grand opening celebration which it matched for a total donation of $3,366 to the Placer SPCA. As part of the restaurant’s opening event on Jan. 28, Blast offered guests $4 pizzas and salads all day long with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Placer SPCA via Blast 825°’s new pet-centric charitable initiative, Blast Buddies.
“We are so grateful to have been chosen once again as the beneficiary of Blast 825°'s efforts through the Blast Buddies program...

Century 21 Real Estate Selects Hootsuite Enterprise To Deliver A Custom Social Media Solution For Its Sales Professionals »

March 23, 2015 at 6:03AM PDT | Source: Century 21

‘C21 Social for Business’ Platform Drives Paradigm Shift to Social Selling
March 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // MADISON, NJ – Century 21® Real Estate, the iconic brand and franchisor with the largest global network in the residential real estate industry including approximately 6,900 independent offices worldwide, has chosen Hootsuite, the world's most widely used social relationship platform, to enhance its social media strategy and provide a center of excellence for social selling. The solution, launched as C21® “Social for Business”, is comprised of Hootsuite Enterprise combined with custom integrations and services.
The C21® “Social for Business” platform empowers C21 affiliated brokers and sales professionals to manage multiple social media networks from a single online dashboard...

Valpak® Partners With The 'Bridesmaid For Hire' To Provide Bridal Budget Tips »

March 20, 2015 at 4:41AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

March 20, 2015 // Franchising.com // ST. PETERSBURG, FL - According to The Knot and a study that polled 16,000 brides, wedding costs are at an all-time high, with the average bride spending more than $31,000 on her big day. This bridal season, Valpak is excited to announce it has partnered with professional bridesmaid and well-known blogger, Jen Glantz, to help spread the word about savings tips for brides who are on a budget or looking for unique ways to cut costs for the big day.
Best known for her business, BridesmaidForHire.com, which started after an ad she posted on Craiglist went viral, Jen Glantz is a bridal expert offering professional bridesmaid services to brides across the country. Valpak has teamed up with Glantz to provide five top savings tips for brides looking for a budget break...

The Lerner Realty Group And Colorado/California Dream House Team, Keller Williams Realty Co-Lists Home In Coronado, CA »

March 19, 2015 at 6:52AM PDT | Source: Keller Williams Realty

Lerner Realty Group and the Colorado/California Dream House Team co-listed this nine Bedroom, 13 Bathroom home for sale in Coronado, CA
San Diego, CA, March 19, 2015 - (PR.com) - The Lerner Realty Group and the Colorado/California Dream House Team co-listed this nine bedroom, 13 bathroom, 14,000 square foot estate in Coronado, California. Located at 711 A Avenue Coronado, CA. Some of the enchanting features of this 30-room mansion include a ballroom, a study, an anteroom, sitting rooms, the library, the butler's pantry and a walnut-paneled living room with a hidden doorway and private stairwell to the wine cellar.
Originally drafted by architects William Hebbard and Irving Gill in 1898, this estate has been the site for countless historical tours, social functions, and picturesque garden weddings...

BookKeeping Express Partners With Bottle And Bottega To Boost Paint-and-Sip Franchise's Bottom Line »

March 18, 2015 at 9:38AM PDT | Source: Bookkeeping Express Centre

March 18, 2015 // Franchising.com // TYSONS CORNER, Va. – BookKeeping Express (BKE) has partnered with Bottle and Bottega, a leading paint-and-sip franchise, to improve the organization's financial well-being through its specialized franchisor accounting platform. Leveraging its expertise in personalized business bookkeeping services, BKE will help Bottle and Bottega streamline processes and improve financial reporting.
Integrating secure, cloud-based technology with oversight from a team of accounting experts, BKE offers a much-needed service to small- and medium-sized businesses by offering a full range of bookkeeping and financial reporting services traditionally only available to big corporations. Leveraging the consistency and scale of its franchisor accounting platform, BKE offers a suite of integrated Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services, such as setting up charts of accounts and general ledgers, monthly data entry, and processing and managing accounts payable and accounts receivable, for the same price that its competitors would charge for only journal entry...

The Little Gym® And SeriousFun Children's Network Founded By Paul Newman Team Up On Philanthropic Initiative »

March 18, 2015 at 8:41AM PDT | Source: Little Gym

Partnership Launches The Little Gym Big Hearts Program Supporting Charities That Benefit Children
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - (Marketwired - Mar 18, 2015) - The Little Gym International and SeriousFun Children's Network are teaming up for a new initiative that will help send children facing serious illnesses to camp and provide opportunities for The Little Gym franchisees and employees to share their passion for helping others.
"The Little Gym Big Hearts" is the company's new signature, corporate campaign dedicated to helping children and families around the world. Its first partnership will be a global collaboration with SeriousFun Children's Network, founded by Paul Newman, which will support SeriousFun's growing community of camps and programs serving children with serious illnesses and their families...

Seth Rogen's Hilarity For Charity And Home Instead Senior Care Donate 6,000 Hours Of Free In-Home Care To Families Living With Alzheimer's Disease »

March 17, 2015 at 9:50AM PDT | Source: Home Instead Senior Care

Inaugural Alzheimer's Care Grant Recipients Announced, Additional Applications Still Being Accepted
OMAHA, Neb. - March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - More than 130 families coping with Alzheimer's disease will now receive much-needed support thanks to the Hilarity for Charity and Home Instead Senior Care Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Relief Grant Program. 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, announced the partnership with Home Instead Senior Care® to offer grants for in-home care services to eligible U.S. and Canadian families in October of 2014. Today, the first grants were awarded to Alzheimer's families in need, totaling more than 6,000 hours of care...

MAACO® And Meineke® Announce Exclusive Customer Savings »

March 16, 2015 at 11:07AM PDT | Source: MAACO Collision Repair and Auto Painting

Leading Automotive Powerhouses Offer Affordable Car Care Solutions and Special Financing Options by Synchrony Financial
CHARLOTTE, NC - (Marketwired - March 16, 2015) - MAACO Auto Painting and Collision Repair and Meineke Total Car Care Centers, both part of the Driven Brands family of automotive companies -- have teamed up with Synchrony Financial, a premier consumer financial services company with 80 years of retail heritage, to extend exclusive consumer savings this spring. The entrance of warm weather, pending spring vacations and weather weary vehicles all bring about the need for a little extra TLC. Committed to taking care of cars under and over the hood for more than 40 years, MAACO and Meineke are pleased to extend valuable customer savings this season as Americans prepare for spring and summer travel...

Window Genie Enters Partnership With Industry Giant  »

March 16, 2015 at 10:34AM PDT | Source: Window Genie

To Penetrate Residential Market, 3M will Supply Window Genie with Envision™ Line of Residential Window Film
March 16, 2015 // Franchising.com // Cincinnati - Window Genie has reached an agreement with 3M Company to provide a residential window film solution as part of the company’s lauded Envision™ line of films. The partnership will provide Window Genie, a franchise chain with over 200 units that provides window cleaning and window tinting to homes in more than 24 states, an opportunity to service over 125,000 residential customers with window film that reduces fading, heat and glare and can help lower utility bills.
Beginning April 1, Window Genie franchisees will offer the residential Envision™ film options that include clear view, glare control, sun block and shade offerings...

Texas Fuzzy's Taco Shops Donates $.25 From Sale Of Each Souvenir Drink Cup To Childrens Charity »

March 16, 2015 at 3:59AM PDT | Source: Fuzzy's Taco Shop

Fuzzy's Taco Shop's Annual Fund Raiser has Donated $65k to date to A Wish With Wings, which "Grants Magical Wishes to Children with Life-Threatening Conditions"
March 16, 2015 // Franchising.com // Fort Worth -Texas-based Fuzzy's Taco Shop®, the award-winning, fast-casual Baja-style Mexican restaurant group, launched its annual "Cups for Kids" fundraising campaign last week. Through the end of March, with every souvenir drink cup sold at participating locations, 25 cents per cup will go to the charity A Wish With Wings, which "grants magical wishes to children with life-threatening conditions."
Over the last five years, Fuzzy's Taco Shop's annual souvenir cup campaign has donated a total of $65,000 to A Wish With Wings, and expects this year's campaign to be its largest, with 34 corporate- and franchisee-owned locations in Texas participating...

Yum! Brands Recognizes ‘Volunteers For Hope’ Across The Globe »

March 13, 2015 at 6:40AM PDT | Source: Yum! Brands
Yum! Brands  Opportunities Available

Volunteer For Hope Program Awards Nearly $500,000 USD In Grants To Qualifying Charitable Organizations Worldwide Since 2012
March 13, 2015 // Franchising.com // Louisville, KY – Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), one of the world’s largest restaurant companies with more than 41,000 KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants in over 125 countries, announced its Volunteer for Hope program has awarded more than 160 grants resulting in nearly $500,000 to charitable organizations around the globe since its inception in 2012.
Yum! Brands’ Volunteer for Hope program, now in its third year, encourages the Company’s 1.5 million associates and franchisees to give back to the communities where they live and work through volunteerism...

Boardwalk Launches Successful Marketing Campaign In Oregon »

March 13, 2015 at 4:00AM PDT | Source: Boardwalk Fresh Burgers and Fries

March 12, 2015 // Franchising.com // Boardwalk Franchisees in Oregon teamed with Channel 12 Fox News to promote their five Boardwalk Fries, Burgers, Shakes locations. “Joe V” of Fox News visits communities every Wednesday, filming 90 second segments on local businesses, particularly new business.
Boardwalk was pleased to have “Joe V” focus his attention on their restaurants, and was featured in five 90 second commercials, creating awareness of the brand in an area not as familiar with Boardwalk as on the East Coast. The commercials provided the history of Boardwalk, their menu, cooking procedures, and showed the public what great food is offered. This was an excellent opportunity for bringing excitement and new customers to their doors...

H&R Block And GoHealth Help Nation's Uninsured Get 'Second Chance' To Enroll In Health Insurance And Avoid Tax Penalties »

March 12, 2015 at 4:21AM PDT | Source: H&R Block

CHICAGO, IL-(Marketwired - Mar 12, 2015) - Ahead of the nation's health insurance Special Enrollment Period for select taxpayers, GoHealth and H&R Block are positioned to help consumers enroll in affordable health coverage.
Although the 2015 health insurance marketplace Open Enrollment Period ended February 15, some consumers will have a second chance to enroll in health coverage from March 15 to April 30. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and most state-based marketplaces created this Special Enrollment Period specifically for those people who learn they will face a shared responsibility payment - or penalty - for not having qualified health insurance coverage in 2014 when they file their taxes. In fact, data released by H&R Block showed that the average penalty is more than $170...

MOOYAH Migrates Southwest: Introducing The New Jalapeño Jack Turkey Burger »

March 11, 2015 at 9:31AM PDT | Source: MOOYAH Burgers & Fries

Better Burger Brand Teams with Jennie-O® Turkey to Unveil New Option Featuring Flavorful Spices
DALLAS (PRWEB) March 11, 2015 - MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes takes flavor seriously, and now Guests seeking something new can treat their taste buds to a trip to the southwest with the better burger chain’s Jalapeño Jack Turkey Burger, a limited time offer created in partnership with Jennie-O. Guests can enhance the flavor of their Jalapeño Jack Turkey Burger, like they can with all burgers at MOOYAH, by customizing the experience with a combination of MOOYAH’s three buns, five cheeses, 11 toppings and 11 sauces.
“Taste is our No. 1 priority, and Guests who are on the hunt for delicious menu items will find just that with our new Jalapeño Jack Turkey Burger,” said Michael Mabry, chief operating officer at MOOYAH...



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