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Always Best Care® CEO Provides Americans With Helpful Advice For Family Caregiver Month »

November 24, 2014 at 10:47AM PST | Source: Always Best Care, Inc.

Company Receives Industry Leader Recognitions; Honors Own Caregivers
November 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // Roseville, CA - In support of family caregivers nationwide and National Family Caregiver Month in November, Always Best Care® Senior Services Chief Executive Officer Michael Newman announced today his "Best Advice" for helping families identify the need for increased care for their loved ones at home.
Founded in 1996, Always Best Care began franchising in 2007 and is one of the fastest growing senior care franchise systems in the USA and Canada. It was recently recognized with several industry leader distinctions and also honored those among its own 5,000+ caregiver network with its annual awards series.
Best Advice for In-Home Caregivers
"With more than 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day, very few of us are free from the vital and very difficult role of caring for an aging parent or other loved one," said Michael Newman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Always Best Care...

TV Host Jason Cameron Toplines Backyard Transformation »

November 24, 2014 at 9:03AM PST | Source: TruGreen

MEMPHIS, Tenn., and BALTIMORE - November 24, 2014 / PR Newswire / - On location in beautiful Maryland, TruGreen and Jason Cameron, licensed contractor and TV host, helped make a crisp, fall day feel more like a spring renewal for one lucky homeowner. After a multi-week transformational process, reveal day arrived for Lisa Noble, grand prize winner of the TruGreen Backyard Makeover Sweepstakes. Go see before and after videos of Noble's impressive backyard makeover featuring Cameron, now available from TruGreen, America's #1 lawn care company*, inspiring America to live life outsideSM.
With charismatic Cameron on hand to guide Noble and friends through highlights of her $10,000 grand prize backyard makeover, she appeared wowed by the changes...

Turkeys Cause Massive Spikes In Plumbing Emergency Calls Every Year »

November 24, 2014 at 4:32AM PST | Source: Mr. Rooter

Mr. Rooter Plumbing Shares Top Five Tips for Avoiding a Plumbing Emergency this Holiday Season
WACO, Texas (PRWEB) November 22, 2014 - Preventing plumbing problems in the kitchen during the Thanksgiving holiday is easy as pie, if cooks know the do's and don'ts of their drains and garbage disposals.
Year in and year out, the Thanksgiving holiday brings a spike in emergency calls to plumbers for malfunctioning garbage disposals and clogged drains. In fact, the day after Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year for plumbers, seeing a nearly 50% spike in emergency visits.
"At Mr. Rooter® Plumbing, we want to make this holiday enjoyable for our customers, so we're available in case a plumbing disaster strikes," said Mary Kennedy Thompson, president of Mr...

Super 8 And Joey Fatone Break Guinness World Record For Largest Pillow Fight »

November 24, 2014 at 4:22AM PST | Source: Super 8

Super 8 Celebrates 40th Anniversary by Setting Record at South Dakota State University
November 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Super 8®, the world's largest economy hotel chain, today celebrated 40 years of hospitality by joining TV host and former N SYNC pop star Joey Fatone in South Dakota to break the Guinness World Record for the largest pillow fight.
Held at South Dakota State University's Coughlin-Alumni Stadium, in the state where the brand opened its first hotel in 1974, the effort saw exactly 4,201 students, alumni, parents and fans take part in a fun-filled pillow fight challenge during one of the most anticipated football games of the season: the South Dakota Corn Showdown Series, a head to head match-up between South Dakota State University and the University of South Dakota...

Beef Jerky Outlet Visits Fox & Friends Weekend »

November 24, 2014 at 4:11AM PST | Source: Beef Jerky Outlet Franchise

Co-founder Paul Lyons visited Fox & Friends Weekend to show off the meat snack products that have made the Beef Jerky Outlet Franchise an Entrepreneur Top 500 franchise for 2014.
November 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // Beef Jerky Outlet co-founder Paul Lyons visited Fox & Friends Weekend to show off the meat snack products that have made the new Beef Jerky Outlet Franchise an Entrepreneur Top 500 franchise for 2014. Paul had the opportunity to show off a selection of unique Beef Jerky Outlet snacks to Fox & Friends co-hosts Tucker Carlson and Rick Reichmuth. The show was broadcast live on Fox & Friends Weekend, November 8, 2014.
"Beef Jerky Outlet is famous for just that, a huge variety of beef jerky flavors. Beef Jerky makes up the vast majority of our retail sales, but everyone wants to sample our more exotic offerings like ostrich, kangaroo and alligator," said Paul...

Zippy Shell To Support Fallen Heroes With "Wreaths Across America" This Holiday Season »

November 21, 2014 at 7:38AM PST | Source: Zippy Shell

November 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C.- Zippy Shell USA, LLC is proud to announce that this holiday season the company will support the Wreaths Across America program. The Maine based charity works to lay wreaths at Veterans' cemeteries and monuments across the United States. Their most ambitious project is annually laying wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery for the holiday season.
Zippy Shell is pledging that for every customer that books with one of their participating locations, they will sponsor a wreath for a fallen hero. This effort began on November 15th and will continue through Christmas.
Wreaths Across America strives to teach communities about the importance of remembering fallen heroes, supporting troops currently serving, and teaching youth of the selfless sacrifices made by veterans and their families for freedom...

NPI/GPI Franchise Owners Win Big At 2014 Annual Conference »

November 20, 2014 at 9:21AM PST | Source: National Property Inspection
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Thirty-Nine Awards were given to Top Performers
November 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // Omaha, Neb. - National Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of National Property Inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada, gave awards to 39 franchise owners who are top performers in four categories: the Platinum Award, the President’s Club, the Pinnacle Award and the Rising Star Award.
The awards banquet was held during the 2014 NPI/GPI Annual Conference in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, Nov. 14 and 15. Franchisees from across the United States and Canada attended, as well as their spouses and employees.
The awards are based on three main criteria:

Reported earnings and percentage of growth from the previous year
Size and location of franchise market
Length of time the franchise has been in operation

"These awards are our way of recognizing our top performers in various markets," said Roland Bates, president of National Property Inspections, Inc...

Holiday Safety Tips From Paul Davis To Prevent House Fires »

November 20, 2014 at 9:10AM PST | Source: Paul Davis Restoration
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Nov. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Paul Davis Restoration, Inc., a national franchise company and leader in property damage for residential and commercial buildings, wants to help make your holiday safer. Winter is the most prevalent season for house fires, but knowing the facts and implementing safety tips will make your holiday more enjoyable and safer for your family.
In 2013, U.S. fire departments responded to a fire every 25 seconds with over 1.2 million fires, which accounted for approximately $11.5 billion in property damage. The holidays are peak time for home fires due to electrical failures, dry trees, space heaters, fireplaces, candles, holiday lights, and cooking equipment. Visit the website at www.nfpa...

Christian Brothers Automotive Celebrates "Apples For Teachers" Winner »

November 20, 2014 at 4:44AM PST | Source: Christian Brothers Automotive

Company Hosts School-Wide Pizza Party for Winning Educator
OWASSO, OK (PRWEB) November 20, 2014 - Christian Brothers Automotive, a national automotive repair franchise, recently celebrated the second annual "Apples for Teachers" grand prize winner by purchasing a lot of pizza.
The company’s nationwide contest allowed customers and fans to nominate a deserving teacher, and this year’s winner was U.S. History teacher Loyd Ingham of Owasso High School. The grand prize was a pizza party for the entire school, so on Friday November 14th, representatives from the Christian Brothers home office travelled to Owasso to serve pizza to the 1,500 students of OHS.
"We’re so excited to be able to honor excellent educators like Mr...

Pump It Up "Rounds Up" Teddy Bears For Frederick City Police Department »

November 19, 2014 at 4:33AM PST | Source: Pump It Up
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Children and Families of Frederick Jump into the holiday season with the 2nd Annual Teddy Bear Round Up at Pump It Up
Frederick, Maryland (PRWEB) November 19, 2014 - Pump It Up of Frederick, part of the nation's largest chain of kids' indoor, inflatable entertainment venues, will host its 2nd Annual Teddy Bear Round Up to benefit the Frederick City Police Department.
Pump It Up invites parents and children to jump, slide and bounce on the facility's huge, colorful inflatable structures on November 30th from 12pm - 5pm, encouraging families to jump for free with a Teddy Bear donation for each participating child. All Teddy Bears will be donated to the Frederick City Police Department.
The donated bears will be used by City Police Officers to comfort children exposed to traumatic situations, and to let the children know that the police are only there to help...

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. To Attend The Goldman Sachs U.S. Emerging/SMID Cap Growth Conference »

November 19, 2014 at 4:13AM PST | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
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November 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // MEMPHIS, TENN - ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, today announced that Mark Barry, group president of American Home Shield and Franchise Services Group and Brian Turcotte, vice president of investor relations, will attend the Goldman Sachs U.S. Emerging/SMID Cap Growth Conference in New York on Nov. 20, 2014. To view the slide presentation, visit the company’s investor relations home page at www.servicemaster.com.
About ServiceMaster
ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. is a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, operating through an extensive service network of more than 7,000 company-owned, franchised and licensed locations...

Michigan Based Franchise Making Nationwide Splash »

November 18, 2014 at 8:45AM PST | Source: Goldfish Swim School

Shifting Paradigm on Swim Schools
November 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // Goldfish Swim School opened its first franchise location in Birmingham, Mich. Now just 8 years later, with 15 locations in eight states, 450 employees and annual revenue nearly $14 million, Goldfish is arguably the country's fastest growing swim school franchises.
This metro-Detroit based franchise is not only in a strong growth pattern, but more importantly, the franchise has brought about a paradigm shift in how swim safety and lessons are presented to today's children, including:

Year-round swim instruction for children 4 months and up.
Small class sizes. (Max 4:1 student to teacher ratio)
Two heated indoor swimming pools kept at 90 degrees...

OpenWorks Sponsors 2014 Lincoln Guild Invitational Golf Tournament Hosted By Scottsdale's Camelback Golf Club »

November 18, 2014 at 4:56AM PST | Source: OpenWorks

Phoenix-based Commercial Cleaning Franchise Helped Raise Funds for Desert Mission Community Health Programs
Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) November 18, 2014 - OpenWorks, one of America’s leading commercial cleaning franchises, recently sponsored and participated in the 2014 Lincoln Guild Invitational. The John C. Lincoln Health Foundation holds the golf tournament each year to support the Phoenix-area Desert Mission community programs. Open Works was a Tee Sponsor at the tournament.
The tournament was held at Camelback Golf Club in Scottsdale. More than 250 golfers teed off to support the efforts of Desert Mission — including a food bank, children's dental clinic, child abuse prevention services, health clinic and neighborhood renewal...

Cousins Subs® In Appleton, Wis. Supports Fox Valley Warming Shelter  »

November 17, 2014 at 12:34PM PST | Source: Cousins Subs

Restaurant Hosts Fundraiser to Help Homeless Men and Women
November 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // APPLETON, WIS. – For the second consecutive year, Cousins Subs® located at 706 W. Northland Ave. in Appleton, Wis. will host a "Stuff the Stocking" fundraiser from Nov. 28 to Dec. 24 to support the Fox Valley Warming Shelter (FVWS).
Supporters can help men and women in need by purchasing a paper ornament for $1. One-hundred percent of proceeds will go to FVWS, which welcomes all homeless men and women into its facility. Once inside, they are provided with life’s basic needs—shelter, food, clothing and safety—along with referrals to local resources to help them achieve self-sufficiency.
"Everyone is entitled to life’s basic necessities— shelter, food, clothing and safety— especially during a time of impending cold weather," said Kim Siedler, owner of the Northland Avenue Cousins Subs...

Chipotle Cultivate Foundation Awards $500,000 Grant To The International Rescue Committee »

November 17, 2014 at 6:15AM PST | Source: Chipotle Mexican Grill

Contribution to expand New Roots MicroProducer Academy and support refugee farmer entrepreneurs.
DENVER - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Nov. 17, 2014 - The Chipotle Cultivate Foundation has renewed its support for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) New Roots Program with a two-year, $500,000 grant to help finance expansion of the program's MicroProducer Academy. The MicroProducer Academy launched in 2013 with a previous grant from the Cultivate Foundation and helps refugee farmers adapt existing agricultural skills to an urban American environment and marketplace, all while improving their access to healthy, locally grown foods.
In its inaugural year, the MicroProducer Academy had 75 participants in Salt Lake City, New York, and Oakland, Calif...

Jazzercise, Inc. Will Celebrate Thirty Years Of Dance Fitness In Japan  »

November 17, 2014 at 6:09AM PST | Source: Jazzercise

November 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // Jazzercise, Inc. will celebrate thirty years of dance fitness in Japan with an international fitness getaway in Hiroshima, Japan's City of Peace, November 22-24th, 2014. Thousands of Jazzercise customers and instructors will come together to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Jazzercise Japan with giant group fitness classes, shopping and the debut of new workout routines to be distributed worldwide.
The Jazzercise Live event, expected to be the largest in the company's history, will take place at Hiroshima Central Park, formerly Hiroshima Municipal Baseball Stadium, located at 5-25 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Japan. Jazzercise enthusiasts from all over Japan - Okinawa to Hokkaido - and countries including Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, and the United States will attend this historic celebration of Jazzercise Japan's 30th anniversary...

Three Million Reasons To Celebrate: The UPS Store And Toys For Tots Encourage Reading Through Annual Literacy Program »

November 17, 2014 at 5:49AM PST | Source: UPS Store, The

The UPS Store announces $3 million donated since launching the program in 2008 and continued efforts to provide gift of reading this holiday season,
November 5, 2014 // Franchising.com // SAN DIEGO - In an effort to help deliver the gift of reading to underprivileged children in the U.S., The UPS Store® has launched its annual holiday donation drive for the Toys for Tots Literacy Program.
Participating The UPS Store locations across the U.S. will sell donation cards to benefit Toys for Tots Literacy Program, a year-round initiative of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. One hundred percent of each dollar donated helps purchase books for less fortunate children in local communities throughout the U.S.
Since working with Toys for Tots to launch the Literacy Program in 2008, UPS and The UPS Store network have raised more than $3 million dollars to purchase books for children who need the resources most...

AlignLife Helps Several Families Stay Warm »

November 17, 2014 at 4:37AM PST | Source: AlignLife

AlignLife of Wauwatosa collected over 25 coats with their annual coat drive in October.
Wauwatosa, Wi (PRWEB) November 15, 2014 - AlignLife of Wauwatosa is a community-minded office and looks forward to their annual coat drive every October. "We are always excited to have the opportunity to help others," said Dr. Sara Mahalko, owner of AlignLife of Wauwatosa. "Our patients start asking at the beginning of summer about the coat drive."
AlignLife of Wauwatosa held their annual coat drive in October. They collected over 25 coats and several pairs of mittens as well. The coats and mittens were donated to a local organization called Tosa Cares. Tosa Cares is an all volunteer organization which collects non-perishable food items, personal care items, clothing and school supplies for distribution to families in need...

Breakfast Powerhouse Bojangles' Names Winners Of 2014 Master Biscuit Maker Challenge »

November 14, 2014 at 8:20AM PST | Source: Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits

Bojangles' Team Members Win Culinary Competition Celebrating Company's Commitment to Crafting Made-from-Scratch Buttermilk Biscuits.
November 14, 2014 // Franchising.com // Charlotte, N.C. - Bojangles', the home of the original made-from-scratch buttermilk biscuit, has named the winners of the 2014 Master Biscuit Maker Challenge, the annual tradition which brings together team members from across the Southeast to compete for the honor of being named one of the best master biscuit makers from more than 600 Bojangles' restaurants. Following the final round of competition held Nov. 11-13 at the Bojangles' test kitchen in Charlotte, N.C., Travis Squire of Winston-Salem, N.C., was named Master Biscuit Maker from Bojangles' company-owned restaurants and Edith Chavez of Yadkinville, N...

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. To Present At The Morgan Stanley Global Consumer & Retail Conference 2014 »

November 14, 2014 at 7:26AM PST | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

November 14, 2014 // Franchising.com // MEMPHIS, TENN - ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, today announced that Alan Haughie, chief financial officer, and Mark Barry, group president of American Home Shield and Franchise Services Group, will present at the Morgan Stanley Global Consumer & Retail Conference 2014 in New York at 9:45 a.m. Eastern time on Nov. 19, 2014. To listen to the presentation via webcast and view the slide presentation, visit the company’s investor relations home page at www.servicemaster.com.
About ServiceMaster
ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. is a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, operating through an extensive service network of more than 7,000 company-owned, franchised and licensed locations...



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