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Mr. Rooter Plumbing Explains The Messages A Home's Plumbing Is Sending To Owners »

August 21, 2014 at 7:37AM PDT | Source: Mr. Rooter

We Need to Talk: Five Things Your Plumbing is Trying to Tell You
WACO, Texas (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 - When it comes to home plumbing, nonverbal clues and cues are the best resources for identifying hidden and yet undiscovered issues. However, it's not always easy to pick up on the messages a home's plumbing is sending out.
To help decipher what the toilet is touting and the sink is saying, Mr. Rooter Plumbing has offered insight into five things a home's plumbing is trying to tell its owner.
Plumbing Issue: When the dishwasher runs, it causes water to back up into the kitchen sink.
What your plumbing is telling you: A large volume of water is attempting to drain from the dishwasher all at once, but if there is an obstruction, it won't drain at full capacity...

United Country – Trophy Properties And Auction Conducting Multi-Tract, Online-Only Auction Through October 1 »

August 21, 2014 at 6:52AM PDT | Source: United Country Real Estate

1,300± Acres of Missouri Land, 1,220 Build Lots to Be Sold to Highest Bidder
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 - Qualified buyers will have the opportunity to purchase 1,220 lots; 1,300± acres of development, farm, recreational/hunting and timber land; and commercial property an hour south of St. Louis, Mo. United Country – Trophy Properties and Auction of St. Louis is working in conjunction with United Country – Coffey Realty & Auction of Bloomington, Ind., to sell this acreage via an Internet-only auction. The land is currently being offered to the public in 11 separate parcels.
The auction includes 1,220 lots, a commercial office and roughly 1,300 acres in the Terre du Lac community. This community includes 16 lakes (including four waterskiing lakes) and its own self-contained police and fire departments...

Christmas Decor Says It's Never Too Early To Spread Holiday Cheer »

August 21, 2014 at 5:28AM PDT | Source: Christmas Decor

Decor Experts Advise Getting a Jump on Scheduling Holiday Decorations
LUBBOCK, TX-(Marketwired - Aug 20, 2014) - According to the National Retail Foundation, Americans spend billions of dollars on Christmas and holiday decorations each year. Even through the recent recession, Americans continue to enjoy the atmosphere provided by holiday decorating. But before you try to make room in the garage for both the Christmas decorations and the new lawn mower, Christmas Décor decorating experts say you may want to consider your holiday plans.
"It may not seem like the holidays are around the corner, but now is the perfect time to make your decor plans and perhaps find an alternative to storing your own holiday decorations," says Brandon Stephens, President of Christmas Décor, Inc...

Link Staffing Services To Speak At Georgetown USO Franchise & Small Business Program »

August 21, 2014 at 5:23AM PDT | Source: Link Staffing Services

August 21, 2014 // // HOUSTON, TX - (Marketwired - August 20, 2014) - On August 22, 2014, Michelle Bearden, Vice President of Franchise Development for Link Staffing Services will be speaking about franchising at the Georgetown USO Franchise & Small Business Certificate Program. USO collaborated with Georgetown University to offer a Certificate in Franchise Venture Planning to wounded warriors, their caregivers and surviving spouses. Led by Dr. Ben Litalien at Georgetown's downtown Washington, D.C. campus, the condensed six-day course will give students a comprehensive look at the franchise sector in an engaging and dynamic environment. Participants will gain both practical knowledge and analytical skills required to succeed in franchising during a series of lectures and case studies...

Dr. Kelch Of AlignLife North Peoria Supports Peoria Annual Walk MS »

August 21, 2014 at 5:15AM PDT | Source: AlignLife

Peoria, Illinois (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 - On September 7th, 2014 Peoria will be hosting its annual MS Walk. The Walk MS organization connects people living with MS with people who care. This year Walk MS has raised over two million dollars and are 85% of the way to their goal. This years Peoria event will be held at Junction City, registration begins at 11:30 and the walk starts at 1:00 pm. AlignLife of North Peoria's Dr. Kelch will be available to answer question about chiropractic care and how it helps symptoms of MS and providing screenings while helping Walk MS collect donations to help fund research and aid those living with MS.
For more information on Walk MS or to pre-register for the event visit them at their website at http://walkild...

On Eve Of Big Telethon, Froyo Businesses Participate But Also Go Their Own - Local Way »

August 21, 2014 at 4:54AM PDT | Source: Zinga Frozen Yogurt

Zinga! Frozen Yogurt franchisees in New England, Virginia and Florida stand out with local cause related marketing. Hiring special needs employees, tying in with schools, teams, making national charities local works.
Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 - In less than a week the airwaves will be filled with celebrities making pleas for donations to fight muscle related disease. Helping the huge telethon effort raise funds will be well-known national companies and brands through their cause-related marketing heft. With their help – and the public's, the 2013 MDA Telethon raised nearly $60 million.
But for small self-serve business entrepreneurs such as Zinga Frozen Yogurt franchisees, cause-related marketing remains decidedly local and, although the money they raise for their communities is small in individual cases, their efforts stand out as shining examples of how neighborhood businesses can make a real difference in the lives of their communities – and their customers...

ServiceMaster Employees Preparing For Ambitious Volunteer Effort »

August 21, 2014 at 4:48AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

"We Serve Day" celebrates legacy of service in communities all over the U.S.
August 21, 2014 // // MEMPHIS, TENN. – ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, announced that more than a thousand of its employees will undertake simultaneous volunteer efforts across the country in celebration of the company’s second annual We Serve Day on Friday, August 22.
Employees from all ServiceMaster business units will engage in community projects in cities and town across the United States, including Memphis, Tenn.; Dallas, Texas; Phoenix, Ariz.; Tampa, Fla.; Carroll, Iowa; Cross Plains, Wis.; LaGrange, Ga.; and Norcross, Ga.
"At ServiceMaster, service is more than just a responsibility and a commitment to our customers – it's the heart of our business," said Rob Gillette, ServiceMaster’s chief executive officer...

La Madeleine Demonstrates Steadfast Commitment To Fight Childhood Hunger »

August 20, 2014 at 9:27AM PDT | Source: la Madeleine

Dallas-based French-Inspired Bakery Café Brand Teams Up with Children's Hunger Fund to Provide Meals to Millions of Youth in Need; Funding Programs will Continue Balance of Year
August 20, 2014 // // DALLAS – La Madeleine Country French Café is making a major impact on the fight to end childhood hunger.
Today, the company announced its updated 2014 fundraising results that directly support Children's Hunger Fund (CHF). Thus far in 2014, through a combination of new café events and ongoing promotional programs, la Madeleine and guests together have raised $89,339, which translates to almost 715,000 meals. La Madeleine will continue to work closely with Children's Hunger Fund throughout the balance of the year to increase donations and feed children who need a helping hand...

CENTURY 21 Survey Reveals Majority Of Single Homebuyers Feel Strongly About The Importance Of Becoming A Homeowner »

August 20, 2014 at 8:55AM PDT | Source: Century 21

75% Of Single Homeowners Say Homeownership was Important to Them; Nearly Half (45%) Say it was 'Very Important' for them to Become a Homeowner
MADISON, N.J. - Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - CENTURY 21 Real Estate, the iconic brand and franchisor of the world's largest residential real estate sales organization, today announced the results of the CENTURY 21® commissioned "Singles Homebuyer Survey." Among the key findings was that for three-quarters (75%) of single homeowners aged 25-50, becoming a homeowner was at least fairly important with almost half (45%) of single homeowners saying it was "very important" for them to become a homeowner. Single homeowners said the top three factors that best described their motivation for purchasing a home were: they viewed it as an investment in their financial future; got tired of paying rent; and it felt like the right time...

Mr. Dickey Stops By For Guest Appreciation Event At Dickey's Barbecue Pit In Aurora »

August 20, 2014 at 8:53AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit
Dickey's Barbecue Pit Opportunities Available

August 20, 2014 // // Aurora, CO - On Friday, August 22 Dickey's Barbecue's lead chef and chairman, Roland Dickey, Sr. is celebrating barbecue lovers in Aurora with a Guest Appreciation Event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Aurora location. Guests will get a chance to beef up their barbecue skills just in time for Labor Day when Mr. Dickey gives out 100 free autographed copies of his cookbook, Mr. Dickey's Barbecue Cookbook.
"I love an opportunity to meet our guests across the country," said chairman, Roland Dickey, Sr. "Sharing our recipes with guests and their families is something I look forward to at all of our customer events."
Guests can stop by for country music when radio station 98.5 KYGO is on-site from 11 a...

Alamo Drafthouse Franchise Partner Reaches 10 Year Milestone »

August 20, 2014 at 7:51AM PDT | Source: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

August 20, 2014 // // AUSTIN, TX - Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is pleased to recognize the ten-year anniversary of franchise partners, Brandon Arceneaux and Chris Hoegemeyer. Brandon and Chris are the co-owners of BACH Holdings, LLC which is the parent company for venues in the San Antonio and S. Texas area.
On August 20th, 2004 the first Alamo Drafthouse Cinema opened in San Antonio, TX at the Westlakes location on the southwest side of the city. Through the next 10 years they have opened 2 more San Antonio locations, a location in New Braunfels, TX and are under construction in Laredo, TX.
Brandon and Chris first met as college roommates and eventually went into business together to become the first franchise partner of the Alamo Drafthouse...

Jamba Juice Hosts Raleigh Franchise Recruiting Events, August 21st-23rd »

August 20, 2014 at 7:13AM PDT | Source: Jamba Juice

Offering Attractive Incentives for New Franchisees
August 20, 2014 - BUSINESS WIRE)--Jamba, Inc.:
Jamba Juice, a leading healthy active lifestyle brand will be hosting a 3-day franchise recruiting "roadshow" aimed at attracting and engaging new partners as the brand seeks to expand its presence in the Raleigh market. Jamba is offering highly attractive incentives to new franchisees, including a 50% reduction of Initial Franchise Fees and a 3-year graduated royalty plan.
Jamba associates will provide information on the brand’s leadership in meeting the needs of today’s health-conscious consumer. Besides offering great tasting, better-for-you products, Jamba also provides a host of programs aimed at improving and simplifying health for individuals, families and for the community...

Cousins Subs® Awards $3,000 To Hope House Of Milwaukee »

August 19, 2014 at 10:18AM PDT | Source: Cousins Subs

Make It Better Foundation Grant will Help Support Shining Stars Youth Education Program
August 19, 2014 // // MILWAUKEE – The Cousins Subs® Make It Better Foundation has awarded Hope House of Milwaukee, Inc. a $3,000 grant to support the Shining Stars Youth Education Program in Milwaukee's Walker's Point neighborhood. The donation will be used to fund field trips and purchase books, calculators, healthy snacks and educational activity supplies for students. The grant could positively affect up to 100 low-income young people.
The Hope House of Milwaukee strives to end homelessness and create healthy communities with its housing, education and community outreach programs. For 22 years, its Shining Stars Youth Education Program has provided children with a safe and structured environment, staffed by caring adults who offer opportunities that strengthen academics, model positive social skills and offer an atmosphere in which to practice new skills...

Build-A-Bear Workshop Honors Young Huggable Heroes »

August 19, 2014 at 6:13AM PDT | Source: Build-A-Bear Workshop

Company Selects 10 Charitable Youths - Awards Prizes Totaling $75,000
ST. LOUIS - August 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Millions of extraordinary children have come through the doors of Build-A-Bear Workshop® stores over the years, and today, the Company honors 10 incredible children as its 2014 Huggable Heroes – a long-running Build-A-Bear Workshop initiative that recognizes and rewards charitable-minded youths who are making the world a better place.
"When you take a moment and absorb the selflessness, generosity, energy and compassion of our Huggable Heroes, one can't help but feel optimistic about the younger generation and what they will build well into the future," said Sharon John, Build-A-Bear Workshop chief executive officer...

3 New Ways PostNet Printing Franchise Is Helping Franchisees Thrive »

August 19, 2014 at 5:31AM PDT | Source: PostNet Postal & Business Services
PostNet Postal & Business Services Opportunities Available

DENVER, CO - (Marketwired - Aug 19, 2014) - PostNet printing franchise owners who gathered in Las Vegas to celebrate their success over the past year have a lot to look forward to in the coming months. The franchise system is rolling out new partnerships and technologies to power growth for new and existing franchisees.
Here are three examples of the powerful new tools the PostNet printing franchise unveiled at its annual Thrive convention:

Improved systems for outbound salesSince the PostNet business model is focused mainly on B2B sales, effective outbound marketing of PostNet services is the quickest way for owners to grow their businesses. To help franchisees take their outbound sales to the next level, PostNet has partnered with Sandler and Salesforce...

Sub Zero Ice Cream To Attend The Latin American Franchise Expo »

August 19, 2014 at 5:07AM PDT | Source: Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt

Santa Ana, Costa Rica (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 - Bernard Trade Group announces its upcoming participation at the largest franchise show in Central America, Expo Franquicia, to be held this year in Panama City, Panama on September 11th and 12th. Bernard Trade Group of Costa Rica is the International Franchisor for Latin America of U.S.-based company Sub Zero Ice Cream and Yogurt. Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt is excited to bring franchising opportunities to Latin America.
"Sub Zero Ice Cream and Yogurt franchises have grown more than 120% since the company was featured on the TV show "Shark Tank" on CNBC in 2013, and now these unique franchises are available throughout Latin America", said Tim Morales, CEO of Bernard Trade Group. "Sub Zero is more than an ice cream store; each order is an entertainment experience as the ice cream is frozen before the customer’s eyes...

Super 8 Celebrates Forty Years Of Super Hotel Stays »

August 18, 2014 at 8:00AM PDT | Source: Super 8

August 18, 2014 // // PARSIPPANY – Celebrating 40 years of providing guests with super accommodations, the Super 8® hotel brand today launched its "40 Years and Still Looking Super Instant Win Game and Sweepstakes," offering travelers across the U.S. and Canada the chance to win their share of travel-themed prizes ranging from free hotel nights and restaurant gift cards to retro t-shirts, Super 8 travel mugs and more.
Available exclusively at, travelers can enter for their chance to win by liking the Super 8 Facebook page and registering via the 40 Years and Still Looking Super tab. Once registered, travelers can then play the instant win game: a timed virtual puzzle challenge featuring historic and modern-day images of the Super 8 brand and its hotels...

Red Robin Takes A Stand Against Childhood Cancer In Honor Of National Lemonade Day »

August 18, 2014 at 6:20AM PDT | Source: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

Restaurants Nationwide Host Lemonade Stands to Support Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. - Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - What's better than an ice cold glass of lemonade on a hot summer day? A refreshing glass of Freckled Lemonade® from Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. that helps support the fight against childhood cancer! On Wednesday, Aug. 20, participating Red Robin® restaurants nationwide will host lemonade stands* to raise funds for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding better treatments and ultimately cures for all children with cancer.
On Wednesday, Aug. 20, participating Red Robin(R) restaurants nationwide will host lemonade stands to raise funds for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding better treatments and ultimately cures for all children with cancer...

Take Shape For Life Announces Winners Of National Stop.Challenge.Choose. 12-Week Health Transformation »

August 15, 2014 at 5:25AM PDT | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers
Medifast Weight Control Centers Opportunities Available

Leading Weight Management Brand Launches Second 12-Week Health Transformation with Free E-book
August 15, 2014 // // OWINGS MILLS, MD - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven weight-loss products and programs announced the winners of Take Shape For Life's inaugural Stop.Challenge.Choose. 12-Week Health Transformation. The challenge kicked off January 1, 2014, with the goal of encouraging participants to lead healthier lifestyles. Ten winners were selected out of more than 20,000 participants.
Each of the participants worked with a Take Shape For Life Health Coach to learn and implement healthy habits for 12 weeks. The 10 winners won an all-expenses paid trip to California, where they attended the Take Shape for Life National Convention, visited Disneyland, and enjoyed a stay at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village, CA...

Menchie's To Serve One Millionth Cup Of Frozen Yogurt In Louisiana »

August 14, 2014 at 9:02AM PDT | Source: Menchie's

Frozen Yogurt Chain To Give Away Free Frozen Yogurt For A Year
August 14, 2014 // // ENCINO, Calif. - Menchie's, North America's fastest growing self-serve frozen yogurt franchise, will be selling its one millionth cup of frozen yogurt at one of its six Louisiana locations. The lucky guest will receive free frozen yogurt for one year, a $400 value.
Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, known for serving up smiles and yogurt worldwide, is dedicated to providing the ultimate store experience with world-class service that guests feel when they enter any Menchie's store. One of the youngest franchisees in the system at just 25 years old, Travis Hood will surprise the millionth cup customer by bursting out from the back of the store with balloons and confetti alongside company mascot, Menchie...

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