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Express Employment Professionals: It's The Summer Job Season! »

April 22, 2015 at 7:05AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

Student summer jobs are more important than you think.
TORONTO, ONTARIO - (Marketwired - April 22, 2015) - As students prepare for the last few weeks of the school semester and start making plans for the summer, Express Employment Professionals released today tips for landing that hot summer job.
"If you haven't done so already, it's time to start thinking about summer jobs," said Bob Funk, CEO of Express. "A summer job is a good way to test the waters and figure out if an industry is right for you and a good way to prove to employers that you're interested and ready to work in their field. A summer job could also be a stepping stone to your full-time career."
Express Employment Professionals locations across Canada are working extra hard prior to the summer season to get the right employees into the right jobs...

Merry Maids Advises: When The Dust Settles… Allergies Are Relieved »

April 21, 2015 at 8:24AM PDT | Source: Merry Maids

Top 5 Cleaning Tips to Reduce Allergy Symptoms
MEMPHIS, TN - (Marketwired - April 21, 2015) - Pollen is plentiful this time of year and it is the cause of suffering for an estimated 50 million Americans who have allergies. Unfortunately, you can't simply stay indoors to avoid sneezing and itchy eyes -- because indoor dust is also a serious allergen. But you can reduce your exposure to it with some expert home cleaning advice.
Merry Maids, one of the nation's leading home cleaning services, and a business unit of ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), has five important tips for allergy sufferers to help reduce dust, which in many people causes inflammation of the nasal membranes characterized by itchy nose and eyes, congestion and sneezing...

The Growth Coach Of Metro Atlanta Celebrates One Year »

April 20, 2015 at 11:38AM PDT | Source: The Growth Coach

The Growth Coach of Metro Atlanta is thrilled to be celebrating its one year anniversary of service to the Atlanta area.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 20, 2015 - The Growth Coach of Metro Atlanta is thrilled to be celebrating its one year anniversary of service to the Atlanta area. The Growth Coach of Metro Atlanta has been working tirelessly to help small business owners, community leaders, managers, and other Atlanta-area professionals improve their business practices to encourage growth, economic stability, and a more manageable work-life balance.
“I partner with clients who are ready to make significant changes – shake up the status quo – and I am dedicated to helping those who are ready to achieve their goals and dreams,” says Kim Ellet, owner of The Growth Coach of Metro Atlanta...

Academic Game Plan - What Keeps Students On Track During The School Year »

April 20, 2015 at 11:26AM PDT | Source: Tutor Doctor

Dallas, TX - April 20, 2015 - (PR.com) - What are Academic Game Plans ? - Studies have shown that the single greatest factor which influences student success is not academic knowledge, but academic discipline. This includes learning skills such as planning and organization; follow through and action; and sustained effort. All of these skills fall into a category known as Executive Functions, or “X-Skills” which can be thought as the skills human beings develop to execute tasks independently.
Using the “X-Skills” process, students can be coached to improve the skills which contribute to strong academic discipline. Beginning with middle school, parents are offered an opportunity to integrate X-Skills development into their student’s tutoring sessions...

Guarantee Fat Loss Results With 5 Easy Tips »

April 20, 2015 at 10:16AM PDT | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

Fit Body Boot Camp releases Spring fat loss tips to help get bodies ready for Summer.
Chino Hills, CA (PRWEB) April 20, 2015 - Genuine fat loss results can seem virtually impossible for many who have tried diets and gym memberships in the past. But what failed dieters and gym-goers don’t realize is that weight loss results can be guaranteed by adhering to five simple principles.
1. Nutrition
No one can out-train a bad diet. No matter how many hours one spends working at the gym, a poor diet can undermine nearly all efforts to lose weight.But a nutritional mean plan does not mean starvation, calorie counting or tasteless foods. There are plenty of delicious and healthy diet plans that make weight loss possible.
Fit Body Boot Camp offers just such plans to its clients...

Lucky Number 7: Your Pie Celebrates 7 Years Since Sparking Fast-Casual Pizza Boom »

April 20, 2015 at 5:04AM PDT | Source: Your Pie

Down-the-Line Pizza Segment Pioneer Plans to Expand Nationally
ATHENS, Ga. (PRWEB) April 17, 2015 - Your Pie, the originator of the fast-casual, down-the-line pizza category, is celebrating seven years since its first restaurant opened in Athens, Ga. The brainchild of founder Drew French, Your Pie has been innovating and leading the way in the booming fast-casual pizza industry since the very first pizza was put into the famous Your Pie brick oven back in April 2008.
“We could not have made it seven years without such a great Your Pie family,” French said. “Our guests, team members, vendors, families and communities continue to drive us to craft the best pizza in the world. Over the past seven years, many competitors have latched on to what we knew from the beginning would be a hot idea, but we haven’t lost our focus on creating an unparalleled experience and product...

Wendy's Treats ACM "Party For A Cause" Festival Attendees To A Fresh Experience »

April 20, 2015 at 3:45AM PDT | Source: Wendy's

ARLINGTON, Texas - April 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Wendy's® hosted the freshest experience in town at the ACM® Party for a Cause® Festival, a two-day outdoor music event. Festival attendees saw Wendy's every day, fresh approach to salads, sampled Wendy's premium BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad, and received $5 gift cards. Singer-songwriter Dylan Scott also stopped by the booth to sign autographs and interact with fans. Attendees showed off their savory salads at a photo booth and shared with their friends on social media using #beyondthebowl as well.
Challenging the perception that fresh-made salads can't be found in fast food restaurants, festival attendees looked "beyond the bowl" with Wendy's BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad. Inspired by a backyard barbeque, the BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad is made with lettuce and tomatoes that are chopped every day in Wendy's restaurants along with freshly cooked Applewood Smoked Bacon and grilled chicken...

Gap Inc. Supports Robust Trade Agenda And Introduction Of Bipartisan TPA Legislation »

April 17, 2015 at 4:24AM PDT | Source: Gap Inc

SAN FRANCISCO - April 16, 2015  - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today applauded the introduction of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015, bipartisan legislation to modernize and renew Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), and enable a robust trade agenda to bolster U.S. economic growth and competitiveness. The legislation would help open the door to new markets for U.S. goods and services, help level the playing field for American retailers, and support well–paying U.S. Jobs.
"Trade is vital to the global competitiveness of Gap Inc., and supports more than 110,000 Gap Inc. employees across the United States," said Sonia Syngal, executive vice president of global supply chain and product operations, Gap Inc...

Don’t Be “Fool”ish This April – Save A Life With Swim Lessons »

April 16, 2015 at 8:24AM PDT | Source: British Swim School

British Swim School reminds all families to take a hard look at the swimming abilities of each adult and child. If anyone isn’t able to back float (the ultimate survival skill), he or she is in jeopardy and needs to learn how to swim.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) April 16, 2015 - It’s the time of year when teachers, students and families have begun the countdown to summer. The weather is warming up, Spring Break is over, and the clock is ticking until outdoor pools and beaches become a hot spot. British Swim School (BSS) uses this season to remind all families to take a hard look at the swimming abilities of each adult and child. If anyone isn’t able to back float (the ultimate survival skill), he or she is in jeopardy and needs to learn how to swim...

Top Five Benefits Of Investing A Tax Refund In A Cruise Franchise »

April 15, 2015 at 4:48AM PDT | Source: CruiseOne

Low-cost, home-based cruise franchise CruiseOne® shares advice for entrepreneurs.
April 15, 2015 // Franchising.com // Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - People with a passion for travel and an entrepreneurial spirit can experience exponential growth on their tax refunds by investing in CruiseOne, a low-cost and low-overhead home-based cruise franchise that is part of World Travel Holdings, the world’s largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company.
“Many Americans will seek creative ways to reinvest their tax refunds this year; however, one of the more lucrative ways is to reinvest in a business such as a home-based CruiseOne franchise,” said Debbie Fiorino, senior vice president of CruiseOne. “Not only is it financially beneficial in the long-run, but it also has emotional advantages that can improve a person’s way of life...

Refund Season Nears End: Two Days Left Before Filing Deadline »

April 14, 2015 at 8:34AM PDT | Source: H&R Block

Taxpayers Filing an Extension Do Not Have an Extension to Pay, but Can Avoid Penalties
KANSAS CITY, MO - (Marketwired) - April 14, 2015 - Millions of taxpayers, who have days before the tax filing deadline, have yet to file. H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), the world's largest consumer tax services provider, reminds them all the importance of filing something -- a completed return or at least an extension. So far this season, the average refund is a little more than $2,800 according to the IRS, up slightly from the same time last season. However, total tax returns filed are down. While taxpayers who have yet to file may choose to apply for an extension, they should still pay any outstanding tax liability by April 15, 2015.
"The extension to file is not an extension to pay for those taxpayers who owe the IRS money...

Athletic Republic Celebrates Training One Million Athletes »

April 14, 2015 at 4:11AM PDT | Source: Athletic Republic

Performance sports training leader helps athletes of all ages achieve their goals.
Park City, Utah (PRWEB) April 14, 2015 - For the past 25 years, Athletic Republic has propelled athletes from the bench to the field, from freshman to varsity squads, from high school to college, from college to the pros, and from the back of the pack to the podium. This month, the Athletic Republic network of advanced sports training centers is celebrating its one-millionth athlete trained.
It all began in the 1980s when exercise physiologist, John Frappier, was chosen to accompany the U.S. Gymnastics delegation to the Soviet Union for the 1986 Goodwill Games. The experience provided Frappier the opportunity to study the Soviet system of developing world-class athletes, a system with which it had achieved remarkable success...

H&R Block: Millions Risk Losing Tax Credit To Help Purchase Health Insurance »

April 13, 2015 at 7:29AM PDT | Source: H&R Block

Taxpayers Who Received Advance Premium Tax Credit Must File Tax Return to Reconcile, Continue Getting Help Paying for Health Coverage
KANSAS CITY, MO - (Marketwired) - April 13, 2015 - H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), the world's largest consumer tax preparation company, estimates that millions of taxpayers who received health insurance through the marketplace may lose help paying for that coverage in the future unless they file a tax return or extension. The April 15 deadline to file a return is just days away, and approximately 7.5 million taxpayers annually do not file tax returns but should based on data received by the IRS such as W-2s and 1099s.
For the estimated 6.5 million taxpayers who received insurance via the federal or state marketplaces, one requirement for those who also received an Advance Premium Tax Credit (APTC) is to file a tax return to reconcile the amount received and ensure the credit was accurate...

Realogy To Release First Quarter 2015 Financial Results And Host Webcast On May 4, 2015 »

April 13, 2015 at 6:38AM PDT | Source: Realogy Corporation

MADISON, N.J. - April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) will release its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015 on Monday, May 4, 2015 prior to the company's webcast scheduled for 8:30 a.m. (EDT) on the same day.
The webcast will be hosted by Richard A. Smith, chairman, chief executive officer and president, and Anthony E. Hull, executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer.
Investors may access the conference call live via webcast at www.realogy.com under "Investors" or by dialing (888) 895-3527 (toll free); international participants should dial (706) 679-2250. Please dial in at least 5 to 10 minutes prior to start time. A webcast replay also will be available from May 4, 2015 through May 18, 2015...

Bojangles' Raises More Than $584,000 In 14th Annual Shamrocks Against Dystrophy Fundraiser »

April 10, 2015 at 8:53AM PDT | Source: Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits

Funds Will Send Over 700 Children Affected By Neuromuscular Diseases to MDA Summer Camp This Year
April 10, 2015 // Franchising.com // Charlotte, N.C. -  Bojangles’ announced that with the help of its loyal customers, the company raised a record-breaking $584,689 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association® (MDA) during its 14th annual Shamrocks Against Dystrophy in-store fundraiser. With this record-breaking amount of funds raised, Bojangles’ will send 730 children affected by neuromuscular diseases to MDA summer camp this year.
From March 6 through March 22, Bojangles’ customers at all company-owned restaurants and participating franchise locations were given the opportunity to support MDA by purchasing a green shamrock for $1 or a gold shamrock for $5...

Carsmetics Alpharetta Celebrates 5 Years And A Father And Son Team Of Xavier's »

April 10, 2015 at 5:34AM PDT | Source: Carsmetics

Carsmetics Expert Accident Repair, The convenience of this auto body repair center gets Atlanta drivers back on the road Fast, Flawless for Less "We make sure your auto body repair experience is '”fast, flawless and for less,'" said Carsmetics of Alpharetta Manager Xavier Jr
Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) Re-released March 25, 2015 - Carsmetics of Alpharetta is celebrating its fifth year in operation and one of the first things you notice when you walk in the door is the friendliness and hospitality of the employees. Carsmetics owner, Craig Gonzales understands the dynamics of success and that building a positive rapport with customers is one of the main reasons they come back. Craig found out another benefit to make his business run well; when family members work well together it’s a recipe for success and a well run environment...

How People Are Spending Their Tax Refunds »

April 09, 2015 at 11:51AM PDT | Source: H&R Block

H&R Block Survey Reveals More Tax Refunds Go Into Savings, While Consumers Confess They Would Rather Cash In on Vacations
KANSAS CITY, MO - (Marketwired) - April 09, 2015 - Tax Day is less than a week away, and as some Americans scramble to file returns before the April 15 deadline, early filers are turning their attention toward the best part of taxes -- celebrating Refund Season. The IRS reports the approximate average refund is $2,800 so the big question for many is save or splurge?
According to a nationwide H&R Block (NYSE: HRB)/Nielsen poll, the majority of Americans are in fact more practical than indulgent. Nearly half of consumers who receive tax refunds said they typically put a portion of their refund in savings...

Century 21 Canada Appoints First Ever Easter Seals National Ambassador »

April 09, 2015 at 4:34AM PDT | Source: Century 21

Brandon Liston to Represent Kids Living With Disabilities Across Canada
VANCOUVER, BC - (Marketwired - April 08, 2015) - How do you share the real life impact donations have for families living with disabilities? March was Easter Seals' month and Century 21® Canada has enlisted the voice of 14-year-old Brandon Liston to launch the charity's first National Ambassador Program in the country.
Born with Cerebral Palsy, Liston joined Easter Seals as their New Brunswick ambassador when he was just six years old. As national ambassador, he will travel to key events across the country speaking on behalf of Easter Seals kids to build awareness for families living with disabilities.
"The ambassador program has given me so much courage and so much of a start for the future," said Liston...

New Study Recognizes Jenny Craig As Highly Effective, Sustainable Weight Loss Program »

April 07, 2015 at 6:51AM PDT | Source: Jenny Craig

Independent study concludes clinicians should consider referring patients to Jenny Craig.
April 07, 2015 // Franchising.com // Carlsbad, Calif. – Annals of Internal Medicine, the esteemed journal published by the American College of Physicians (ACP), released today the findings from a new independent study1 comparing the effectiveness of 11 popular commercial weight-loss programs, including Jenny Craig. The study reviewed data comparing the rate of weight loss for each of the programs versus control (education or behavioral counseling) among overweight and obese adults. Jenny Craig was one of the most effective weight loss programs and resulted in greater sustained weight loss at 12 months than those assigned to control groups.
“We applaud the authors of this independent study for reinforcing the importance of scientific scrutiny in the weight loss industry and for recognizing Jenny Craig for having high efficacy and sustained weight loss results at 12 months,” said Monty Sharma, CEO and president of Jenny Craig...

Palm Beach Tan Celebrates 25th Anniversary »

April 06, 2015 at 4:22AM PDT | Source: Palm Beach Tan

Industry Leader Places Focus on Innovation, Education and Tanning in Moderation
DALLAS - April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Palm Beach Tan, the nation's largest indoor tanning company, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The Dallas-based brand has revolutionized the industry through innovative technology, a continued focus on the education of its team members and a strict focus on tanning in moderation. Palm Beach Tan operates both company-owned and franchise locations in 31 states, representing more than 440 individual stores, nearly doubling its footprint in the past five years through acquisitions, new construction and franchise growth. The brand offers customers state-of-the-art sunbeds, the latest spray tanning systems, as well as the industry's most extensive selection of tanning and skincare products...



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