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Night Owls Invited To Art Van Furniture's Fun, Fact-Filled 'Ladies Night Out' Slumber Party  »

April 17, 2015 at 4:29AM PDT | Source: Art Van Furniture

Sunday, May 3 In Shelby Township To Kick Off National Better Sleep Month
National sleep expert Dr. Robert Oexman to wake up guests about health benefits of a great night's sleep
WARREN, Mich. - April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - If you snooze, you'll lose! Metro Detroiters will wake up rested, refreshed and reenergized after attending Art Van Furniture's free 'Ladies Night Out' Slumber Party on Sunday, May 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. at its Shelby Township store (14055 Hall Road). The free, information-packed event will kick off National Better Sleep Month, and will feature everything women and men need to know about getting a great night's sleep under one roof including invaluable advice from Dr. Robert Oexman, director of the Sleep to Live Institute in Missouri, and Dr...

Battery Giant To Host Senator Bieda To Kick Off Recycling Drive »

April 16, 2015 at 10:56AM PDT | Source: Battery Giant

To kick off a week-long recycling drive, Battery Giant is partnering with State Senator Steve Bieda (D-Warren) promote effective and sustainable recycling habits.
Warren, MI (PRWEB) April 16, 2015 - Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22nd. To kick off a week-long recycling drive, Battery Giant is partnering with State Senator Steve Bieda (D-Warren) to promote effective and sustainable recycling habits. Senator Bieda and Battery Giant will host a community event to celebrate Earth Day, and help people learn what recycling resources are available to them at their Warren location on April 20th, 2015.
Battery Giant is a Michigan based company that offers free battery recycling to the community in an effort to keep toxic chemicals out of landfills...

Sustainability In Action: New York City's The Eco Laundry Company To Plant A Tree For Every Item Dry Cleaned On Earth Day »

April 16, 2015 at 10:53AM PDT | Source: The Eco Laundry Company

Dry Cleaner and Laundry Service Franchise in Chelsea Sets Sights on Planting Hundreds of Trees With Earth Day Donations
NEW YORK, NY - (Marketwired - April 16, 2015) - In support of Earth Day and the clean energy movement, The Eco Laundry Company has joined more than one billion people across the globe to pledge an act of green with the Earth Day Network. The energy-conscious laundry service franchise is set to plant a tree for every item dry cleaned on Earth Day, April 22, 2015.
This year marks the 45th anniversary of a day when people worldwide unite to focus on the environment.
"Our 'Plant a Tree' initiative could allow us to plant hundreds of new trees," said Phillipe Christodoulou, founder and CEO of The Eco Laundry Company...

Domino's Pizza® Announces Earnings Webcast »

April 16, 2015 at 5:19AM PDT | Source: Domino's Pizza

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Domino's Pizza (NYSE: DPZ) announces the following webcast event:
What: First Quarter 2015 Earnings Conference Call
When: Thursday, April 23, at 10 a.m. Eastern Time
How: Live over the Internet (Web address above)
Contact: Lynn Liddle: 734-930-3008
This event will be archived on Domino's website for replay.
About Domino's Pizza®
Founded in 1960, Domino's Pizza is the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, with a significant business in carryout pizza. It ranks among the world's top public restaurant brands with its global enterprise of more than 11,600 stores in over 75 international markets. Domino's had global retail sales of over $8...

Mellow Mushroom Acworth To Host Fundraising Event For FedEx Shooting Victim Christopher Sparkman On Sunday, April 19 »

April 16, 2015 at 4:14AM PDT | Source: Mellow Mushroom

Mellow Mushroom will donate 10% of sales, server’s tips and proceeds from a silent auction to assist Christopher in his road to recovery.
Acworth, Georgia (PRWEB) April 15, 2015 - Mellow Mushroom Acworth will be hosting a dine out fundraising event Sunday, April 19, benefitting the FedEx Facility security guard shooting victim, Christopher Sparkman.
During the daylong event, 10% of sales, along with the server’s tips and 100% of profits from a select group of beers will be donated to Christopher Sparkman in order to assist him on his road to recovery. A silent auction will also be held in his honor as well with the proceeds to be added to his benefit.
Owners Todd and Felicia Rakestraw are hopeful that they can raise a large amount of funds for this local here...

Century 21 Offices Host Thousands Of Open Houses On May 2-3 Weekend »

April 16, 2015 at 4:06AM PDT | Source: Century 21

Open House Attendees Could Win a Complete Patio Upgrade or 5,000 AIR MILES® Reward Miles
VANCOUVER, BC - (Marketwired - April 15, 2015) - Home buyers are coming out of hibernation. To celebrate, Century 21® offices are inviting them to open houses across Canada on May 2 and 3 for a chance to win exciting prizes and gain insights on increasing a home's value.
"Home sellers are seeing the opportunity to boost their sale price and sell fast as buyers capitalize on historically low interest rates," said Brian Rushton, executive vice president, Century 21 Canada. "This is also a great chance for buyers to research the market and find homes with potential to grow in value."Guests who sign in at a participating Century 21 open house on May 2 or 3 will have a chance to win:

The grand prize "Grill n' Chill Backyard Bundle" including: a Cuisinart BBQ, the complete Canadian Tire Canvas patio furniture collection, and a Black&Decker tool set...

National SuperHero Day: Celebrate Your Super Powers At Krispy Kreme »

April 16, 2015 at 3:48AM PDT | Source: Krispy Kreme

Buy a Dozen and Get a Dozen Free on April 28th at Participating Krispy Kreme® US Locations
WINSTON-SALEM, NC - (BUSINESS WIRE) - April 16, 2015 - Do your senses start to tingle when your little ones are in need of a helping hand? Has your mother’s seemingly supersonic hearing ever saved the day? Or, does your BFF always seem to arrive in the nick of time? Krispy Kreme thinks these superpowers deserve a dozen doughnuts. On April 28, 2015, in honor of National Superhero Day, purchase a dozen doughnuts and get a dozen Original Glazed® doughnuts FREE at any participating Krispy Kreme US location. Excludes Connecticut and Puerto Rico. Find out more at
Offer is good for one FREE dozen Original Glazed doughnuts with the purchase of one dozen doughnuts of any variety on April 28, 2015 only, at participating Krispy Kreme US shops only and is subject product availability (which may vary by market)...

Choice Hotels To Report First Quarter 2015 Earnings On May 6, 2015 »

April 15, 2015 at 11:27AM PDT | Source: Choice Hotels

ROCKVILLE, Md. - April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) today announced that it will report its first quarter 2015 results on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, after the market opens. The company will hold a conference call to discuss its first quarter 2015 earnings on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at 10 a.m. EDT. Mr. Stephen P. Joyce, Choice Hotels' president and chief executive officer, and Mr. David White, chief financial officer, will discuss the company's performance.
The dial-in number for the teleconference is (855) 766-6521 and the access code is 22622046. International callers should dial (920) 663-6286 and enter access code 22622046. A live webcast will be available on the company's website, www.choicehotels...

United Country, Texas Auction Academy Providing Evening Entertainment For NAA Conference Welcome Party »

April 15, 2015 at 8:04AM PDT | Source: United Country Real Estate

9-Time Grammy Winners Ray Benson, Asleep at the Wheel to Appear at Big Texas Party
April 15, 2015 // // KANSAS CITY, Mo. - There’ll be some hootin’ and hollerin’ going on in downtown Dallas when NAA hosts a Texas-style shindig at Eddie Deen’s Ranch. United Country and Texas Auction Academy are providing the evening’s entertainment – nine-time Grammy winners Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel.
The musicianship of Asleep at the Wheel has become the stuff of legends. Reuters pegged The Wheel as one of the best live acts in the business. Their awards include Touring Band of the Year (CMAs, 1976) and Lifetime Achievement in Performance (Americana Music Awards 2009), not to mention near dominance of the GRAMMY Country Instrumental category over the years...

Brightway’s Tim Lash To Speak At Adaptive Live Conference In California »

April 14, 2015 at 11:46AM PDT | Source: Brightway Insurance

April 14, 2015 // // JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Tim Lash, director of Business Analytics at Brightway Insurance, will speak at Adaptive Live 2015, the Global User Conference put on by Adaptive Insights, April 20-23 in San Jose, Calif., the company announced.
Brightway is a national property/casualty insurance retailer selling through a network of franchised independent agencies throughout the country.
Adaptive Insights produces budgeting, reporting and dashboard tools.
Brightway is about to roll out to its Agency Owners a new tool built using Adaptive Discovery, a cloud-based business reporting product.
“We provide our Agency Owners with business analytics to help them understand how they’re doing and where their opportunities are,” said Lash...

Wetzel's Pretzels Announces National Wetzel Day Celebration »

April 14, 2015 at 10:53AM PDT | Source: Wetzel's Pretzels

Company Celebrates on April 26 by Offering Free Pretzels to Wetzels or Those Ready to Proclaim Their Wetzel's Loyalty
PASADENA, CA - (Marketwired - Apr 14, 2015) - In honor of National Pretzel Day on April 26, Wetzel's Pretzels, the innovator in super-premium, hot and fresh pretzels, will host its first ever "National Wetzel Day," with FREE pretzels offered to those with the last name Wetzel. Not a Wetzel? Not a problem. Customers can become one -- temporarily! Guests can simply visit their local Wetzel's Pretzels and say "My name is (guests' first name) Wetzel, and I'd like my free pretzel!"
Akin to knighthood, the opportunity to become a Wetzel for a day is an ultra-exclusive opportunity, and guests are encouraged to invite family and friends to a local store to enjoy a hot and fresh twisted treat, while connecting on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with their newly-acquired Wetzel's family by using the hashtag, #NationalWetzelDay...

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. To Announce Preliminary First-Quarter 2015 Results »

April 14, 2015 at 7:04AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
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MEMPHIS, TN - (Marketwired - April 14, 2015) - ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, today announced a plan to release its preliminary unaudited first-quarter 2015 financial results after 6 a.m. Central Time on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. The company will hold a conference call to discuss its financial and operating results at 8 a.m. Central Time on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.
The company invites all interested parties to join Chief Executive Officer Rob Gillette and Chief Financial Officer Alan Haughie as they provide an update to discuss the company's operational performance and financial results for the first quarter ended March 31st, 2015. Participants may join this conference call by dialing 800...

Brinker International, Inc. To Host Third Quarter Fiscal 2015 Earnings Call »

April 14, 2015 at 5:06AM PDT | Source: Brinker International

DALLAS - April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT), has scheduled its earnings conference call at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, Apr. 21, 2015 to review third quarter fiscal 2015 earnings, which will be announced before the market opens on Apr. 21, 2015.
The live audio webcast can be accessed through the Investor Relations section of Brinker International, Inc.'s Web site at A replay of the conference call will also be available on the Company's Web site for 30 days after the event and via Thomson StreetEvents for their service subscribers.
Brinker International either owns, operates, franchises, or is involved in the ownership of restaurants under the names Chili's Grill & Bar and Maggiano's Little Italy...

Auntie Anne’s Famous Hand-Rolled Pretzels Coming To A Home Near You! »

April 13, 2015 at 8:29AM PDT | Source: Auntie Anne's

World’s Largest Pretzel Franchise “Ups the Auntie” with Expanded Line of Retail Products Just in Time for National Pretzel Day
LANCASTER, Pa. - April 13, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Twist and shout! Pretzel lovers everywhere have reason to rejoice this month! Auntie Anne’s – the world’s largest hand-rolled soft pretzel franchise – today announced the introduction of a newly expanded collection of yummy retail pretzel products just in time for National Pretzel Day on Sunday, April 26.
“Our awesome fans appreciate convenience and wholesome, quality ingredients, so they will ‘eat up’ these new prepare-at-home products. The new retail line brings the fresh-baked taste and aroma we’re known for right into their kitchens...

DineEquity, Inc. To Host First Quarter Fiscal 2015 Earnings Conference Call On April 30, 2015 »

April 13, 2015 at 5:57AM PDT | Source: DineEquity, Inc.

GLENDALE, Calif. - April 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar® and IHOP® restaurants, will announce its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 on April 30, 2015 before the market opens. The Company will host a conference call to discuss its results on the same day at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time / 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time.
To participate on the call, please dial (800) 708-4539 and reference pass code 39398238. International callers, please dial (847) 619-6396 and reference pass code 39398238.
A live webcast of the call will be available on DineEquity's Web site at, and may be accessed by visiting Calls & Presentations under the site's Investors section...

Woof Gang Bakery Hosts Second Annual Company-wide Pet Adoption Event To Support Animal Rescue »

April 13, 2015 at 4:03AM PDT | Source: Woof Gang Bakery

Adopt-A-Thon Event Celebrates National Pet Week And Helps Animals In Need
April 13, 2015 // // ORLANDO, Fla. – The Woof Gang Bakery annual adopt-a-thon event will take place on Saturday, May 9, 2015, during National Pet Week. On May 9, Woof Gang Bakery stores nationwide will host in-store adoption events to support animal rescue organizations in their local communities.
As part of the adopt-a-thon, local animal welfare groups will have adorable pets available for adoption at 50 Woof Gang Bakery locations across the United States. Woof Gang Bakery stores will offer giveaways throughout the day and will send all adopted pets home with a “welcome home” bag.
The event is an excellent opportunity for prospective pet owners to find their perfect match, whether they are looking for a dog, cat, puppy, kitten, mixed-breed or purebred to become a part of their family...

Aaron's, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2015 Earnings Call And Webcast »

April 10, 2015 at 2:24PM PDT | Source: Aaron Rents, Inc.

ATLANTA, April 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, today announced it will host a conference call on Friday, April 24, 2015, at 10:00 am Eastern Time to discuss its first quarter 2015 financial results scheduled for release prior to the market opening on April 24, 2015.
The public is invited to listen to the conference call by webcast accessible through the Company's website, in the "Investor Relations" section. The webcast will be archived for playback at that same site.
About Aaron's, Inc.
Aaron's, Inc. currently has more than 2,100 Company-operated and franchised stores in 48 states and Canada...

Texas Roadhouse, Inc. To Announce First Quarter Earnings »

April 10, 2015 at 6:17AM PDT | Source: Texas Roadhouse

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - April 10, 2015 - Texas Roadhouse, Inc. (NasdaqGS: TXRH) announced today that it will release first quarter 2015 financial results on Monday, May 4, 2015 after the market close. A conference call will follow at 5:00 PM ET and will be webcast live from the investor relations portion of the Company's website at
Listeners may also access the call by dialing (877) 795-3604 or (719) 325-4804 for international calls. A replay of the call will be available until Monday, May 11, 2015 by dialing (877) 870-5176 or (858) 384-5517 for international calls. The passcode is 3067251.
About Texas Roadhouse 
Texas Roadhouse is a casual dining concept that first opened in 1993 and today operates over 450 restaurants system-wide in 49 states and four foreign countries...

Cousins Subs® Invites Local Community To Honor Teachers - Teachers Make It Better Contest Kicks Off April 13 »

April 09, 2015 at 8:32AM PDT | Source: Cousins Subs

April 09, 2015 // // PHOENIX – Cousins Subs® throughout the Phoenix area are recognizing teachers who Make It Better in their school and community through the Teachers Make It Better Contest held from April 13 – May 2.
Guests can nominate a teacher by filling out a Teachers Make It Better Contest form in-store* stating how the nominee has made a positive impact. Participating Cousins Subs locations include:

2100 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler
1823 S. Greenfield Rd., Mesa
4801 E. Washington St., Phoenix
10240 N. 90th St., Scottsdale
3118 S. Mill Ave., Tempe

Winners will be selected during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4 – 8, and will receive free Cousins Subs for a year...

Beef Jerky Outlet Franchise Will Hold Its First Annual Conference In Atlanta, GA, April 14-16 »

April 09, 2015 at 5:18AM PDT | Source: Beef Jerky Outlet Franchise

Seymour, Tennessee (PRWEB) April 09, 2015 - Beef Jerky Outlet Franchise will hold its First Annual Franchise Conference at the Atlanta Airport Marriot, April 14-16. Beef Jerky Outlet is a unique national franchise specializing in all kinds jerky and snacks in over 200 varieties and sizes from original beef jerky to exotics like kangaroo, alligator and ostrich. The conference will be the first opportunity for franchisees to meet their colleagues, management and suppliers in a common venue. Beef Jerky Outlet Franchise management is expecting close to 100% franchisee attendance.
Beef Jerky Outlet Franchise has experienced remarkable growth over the last two years. The franchise has grown to 35 operating store with an additional 55 scheduled for opening...

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