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Miracle Method To Exhibit At IFMA World Workplace Conference And Expo In New Orleans, LA »

September 17, 2014 at 5:16AM PDT | Source: Miracle Method Surface Refinishing

(PRWEB) September 17, 2014 - Miracle Method, the nation's leading provider of surface refinishing solutions, will be exhibiting for the first time at the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) World Workplace Conference and Exposition. The event, held September 17-19 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, will host more than 4,000 attendees from 40 countries and every state in the U.S.
World Workplace exhibitors represent more than 2,000 of the most reputable and innovative product and service providers in their respective industries. "This conference and expo is an ideal opportunity for us to demonstrate our revolutionary refinishing process and build new relationships with facility management professionals," says Don Dominick, VP of National Accounts for Miracle Method...

101 Mobility Of Long Island Appearing On NBC's George To The Rescue This Saturday! »

September 17, 2014 at 5:03AM PDT | Source: 101 Mobility

Be sure to catch 101 Mobility of Long Island on latest episode of NBC’s George to the Rescue.
Floral Park, NY (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 - This past June, John Michiellini, owner of 101 Mobility of Long Island, and a handful of Nassau County business leaders teamed up with George Oliphant of NBC’s George to the Rescue. Their mission: to help a local wheelchair-bound woman independently access her garden and driveway. On Saturday evening, all involved parties will finally get the chance to see their hard work come to life!
NBC’s George to the Rescue, 101 Mobility of Long Island, Old World Quality Corporation, Bruno Independent Living Aids, and Ireland-Gannon Associates will all be featured in Saturday’s episode which documents the renovation and big reveal of the Klein family project...

Maid Right Residential Cleaners Make It Easy To Own Your Own Franchise »

September 17, 2014 at 4:56AM PDT | Source: Maid Right

Latino Entrepreneurs Visit MaidRightLatino.com to Learn About Opportunities
ALPHARETTA, GA - (Marketwired - Sep 16, 2014) - Maid Right residential cleaning franchises provide an attractive investment opportunity for Latino entrepreneurs for as little as $1,600. Maid Right Master Franchise Owners identify the customers, provide training and support for Unit Franchise Owners who deliver the Maid Right Signature Clean. This approach allows a local Unit Owner to control their earnings by the superior cleaning and quality of work they deliver for the customer.
With the Hispanic American population expected to grow to 128 million by 2060, Maid Right recognizes the potential its unique franchisee business model has for hard working Latinos who want to own a cleaning business without the risks associated with independent cleaning services...

USA Insulation Helps Build Home For Cleveland Soldier Wounded In Action »

September 17, 2014 at 4:52AM PDT | Source: USA Insulation

USA Insulation, along with a team of contractors brought together by the Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism (NEOPAT), insulates a home for a soldier that was severely wounded by a suicide bomber while on foot patrol in Afghanistan.
Eastlake, OH (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 - When Alex Haworth was called to serve in Afghanistan, he gladly answered the call. When USA Insulation was called to help Alex and his family upon his return, they gladly answered the call as well. The call came from NEOPAT, The Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism, a non-profit organization that provides aid and assistance to armed service personnel and their families in times of need. Alex needed help rebuilding his life and his home.
While on foot patrol, Alex was severely injured and underwent a long, painful recovery...

ReBath Northeast Bringing Mobile Showroom To Bloomsburg Fair »

September 17, 2014 at 4:36AM PDT | Source: Re-Bath Remodeling

Bloomsburg, PA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 - ReBath Northeast will be bringing its mobile showroom to the 159th annual Bloomsburg Fair, in Bloomsburg. The mobile showroom is a great place to get bathroom remodeling ideas and schedule a free estimate.
Since the Bloomsburg Fair is mostly outside, owner of ReBath Northeast, Rich Rome thought it would be a great opportunity to bring the mobile showroom for everyone to see.
The mobile showroom has many examples of the products and services that ReBath Northeast offers. Anyone who visits will be able to see a walk-in shower, a walk-in bathtub, a full bathroom remodel and a bathtub replacement.
A friendly and knowledgeable ReBath Northeast associate will be available every day to answer questions and schedule appointments for free estimates...

Major REO Real Estate Group And United Country Auction Services Raise Over $65,000 For St. Jude Children's Research Hospital »

September 17, 2014 at 4:24AM PDT | Source: United Country Real Estate

September 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // KANSAS CITY, MO - Over $65k was raised Sunday, September 14th for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in a joint fundraising effort by members of U.S. REO Partners - Default and Real Estate Professionals, United Country Auction Services and United Real Estate - Dallas.
"We are ecstatic with the results of this year's event" said Michael Weaster, representing U.S. REO Partners who helped organize the event. Weaster added "the auction produced twice the total amount raised in 2013 and we are already planning for next year's event now". Live Auction highlights included a signed Charlie Daniel's fiddle, Autographed guitars by country music legends George Jones and Tanya Tucker, Trip to Puerto Plata Dominican Republic, Rare gold coin, Outer Bank, NC beach house, Computers and REO software...

Take The Leap: 3 Effective Strategies For Eliminating Fear In Entrepreneurship »

September 16, 2014 at 3:53AM PDT | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

The Entrepreneur's Source®, a National Alternative Career Coaching Franchise, Offers Advice to Minimize the Common Barriers Prospective Entrepreneurs Face
September 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // SOUTHBURY, Conn - Ten years ago when Mary Beth Gibson, founder and executive director of Beyond Boobs!, imagined where her life path would lead her, she never thought she would be a cancer survivor, business owner, or co-founder of a non-profit organization. Like many would-be entrepreneurs, Gibson was happy in her corporate position, hesitant to chase her entrepreneurial dream - until her circumstances inspired her to.
Before pursuing her career goal, Gibson needed to gain confidence in herself as an entrepreneur. She became a franchisee of The Entrepreneur's Source®, a national alternative career coaching franchise, and learned the ins-and-outs of business ownership...

George Family Foundation Honors Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Trudy Rautio And Wendy Nelson Among Others At First-Ever Women Leaders Event »

September 15, 2014 at 9:03AM PDT | Source: Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

September 15, 2014 // Franchising.com // MINNEAPOLIS - Carlson, a global hospitality and travel company, today announced that the George Family Foundation will recognize Carlson president & CEO, Trudy Rautio; Marilyn Carlson Nelson, former Carlson chairman and CEO; and Wendy Nelson, director, as three of 84 exceptional women leaders making remarkable contributions to building the Twin Cities at its first-ever "Celebrating Twin Cities Women Leaders" event on September 16.
The event celebrates women who have served as CEO, board chair or president of large corporations, colleges and universities, government and nonprofit organizations, health care, and major arts organizations in the Twin Cities. Nine groundbreaking women leaders will also be honored posthumously at the event for their contributions in creating the quality of life present in the Twin Cities today...

How Businesses Can Adapt To New Dimensional Weight Pricing For Ground Shipments »

September 12, 2014 at 7:32AM PDT | Source: Unishippers

Unishippers Provides B2B Shipping Tips to Help Small to Mid-Size Businesses Stay Competitive Despite New Pricing
September 12, 2014 // Franchising.com // Salt Lake City, UT – Companies large and small will soon be seeing a rate increase for ground shipments using major U.S. carriers. By 2015, both FedEx and UPS will be implementing dimensional weight pricing, or "dim pricing" for all ground shipments, meaning the cost of shipping will now be based on an item’s volume. Currently, an estimated 15% of ground shipments - those 3 cubic feet or greater - are subject to these charges. Early predictions say that once the new pricing goes into effect, more than 30 percent of all ground shipments will be affected.
Looking to more efficiently use the cargo space available in their ground fleet and reduce fuel and transportation costs, FedEx and UPS are hoping dimensional weight pricing will prompt companies to reduce excess packaging materials and overall package size...

Jamba To Present At The Wedbush 15th Annual California Dreamin' Consumer Conference »

September 12, 2014 at 5:43AM PDT | Source: Jamba Juice

EMERYVILLE, Calif. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Sep. 12, 2014 - Jamba, Inc. (NASDAQ:JMBA) announced today that the Company will be presenting at the Wedbush 15th Annual California Dreamin' Consumer Conference on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at the Le Parker Meridien Hotel in New York, N.Y.
Presenting from the Company will be James D. White, chairman, president and CEO. The presentation will begin 1:20 PM ET.
Investors and interested parties may listen to the live webcast of this presentation by visiting the Company’s website at www.jambajuice.com under the Investor Relations section at the appropriate time.
About Jamba, Inc.
Founded in 1990, Jamba, Inc. is a leading restaurant retailer of better-for-you, specialty beverage and food offerings, which include great tasting, whole fruit smoothies, fresh squeezed juices and juice blends, hot teas, and a variety of food items including hot oatmeal, breakfast wraps, sandwiches, Artisan Flatbreads™, baked goods, and snacks...

Helen Doron ESL Internet Radio Attracts Teens From Over 100 Countries »

September 12, 2014 at 4:32AM PDT | Source: Helen Doron Group, The

(PRWEB) September 12, 2014 - Built on Helen Doron English's successes over the past 30 years, Helen Doron Radio for teens was launched August 20, 2013. The 24/7 programming is targeted at helping young people all over the world improve their English through: music, stories, quizzes, contests, several types of news, special guest interviews on various topics, targeted country weeks where the teens interview each other about their likes and lives, and more. All content is specifically geared towards teenagers, and in just one year, the station has attracted listeners from over 100 countries, with hundreds listening daily on a regular basis and participating in the diverse, interactive broadcasting.
In celebration of the one-year milestone, a new, upgraded website was launched, featuring a wide variety of content options including: what's on today, archives of past shows divided into categories (interviews, recipes, dog training, ecology and more), special segments hosted by students throughout the world, a Pen Pal programme, photo galleries, live chat and other topics of interest to teens...

RE/MAX Agents Receive 14 Million Leads »

September 11, 2014 at 11:39AM PDT | Source: RE/MAX

Since 2006 Online Lead Generator Provides Referral-Fee Free Leads
DENVER - Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - RE/MAX online lead generator LeadStreet® has surpassed 14 million leads supplied to RE/MAX brokers and agents since its launch in 2006. RE/MAX, LLC, one of the world's leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services, does not collect fees for LeadStreet leads, which are equitably distributed to its U.S. agents.
"In today's marketplace, quality leads are extremely important to real estate professionals, so the RE/MAX LeadStreet platform is a tremendous resource," said Margaret Kelly, RE/MAX, LLC CEO. "Reaching the milestone of 14 million leads is certainly a momentous achievement. No-cost leads are just one of the many resources RE/MAX is pleased to provide to our agents...

NOVUS Asks: Is Your Vehicle Ready For Winter? »

September 11, 2014 at 8:01AM PDT | Source: NOVUS Glass

September 11, 2014 // Franchising.com // With winter right around the corner, we’re preparing our closets and homes for the upcoming winter weather, but have you prepared your vehicle? Now is the time to get your vehicle ready for the cold months ahead. As more Americans are expected to hit the roads over the holidays this year, you will want to make sure your car is in prime condition to handle all road conditions.
If you live where it snows, you know what snow, ice, loose gravel and salt can do to your car. To ensure that your vehicle is properly prepared for winter travel please review the following car maintenance check list.
Windshield Maintenance
Minor scratches and nicks turn to rust, your heater gets a workout it may not be prepared for, and your windshield must deal with the temperature stress of a warm interior and a freezing exterior...

AlignLife Lafayette Understands Hunger Happens Year Around »

September 11, 2014 at 6:00AM PDT | Source: AlignLife

An early Thanksgiving brings food to those in need thanks to a natural health care center.
Lafayette, In (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 - A local health care facility decided not to wait until the holidays to help stock the local food pantry. The patients and new patients of the AlignLife Natural Health Care Center donated more than 150 food items to the Lafayette Urban Ministry Food Pantry "Oftentimes we think of those in need around the holidays," Dr. Taylor Clifford said. "When, in reality, hunger is an issue all year long. This was a something we felt we could do to show we care about this community." Pictured: (L) Volunteers from the Food Pantry and Katelyn Kensinger, office coordinator and Dr. Taylor Clifford of AlignLife with some of the donated items...

ANY LAB TEST NOW® Celebrates Blood Cancer Awareness Month »

September 11, 2014 at 5:46AM PDT | Source: ANY LAB TEST NOW

Lab Testing Company Encourages Bone Marrow Donation Participation
Alpharetta, Ga. (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 - September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month, observed by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as a means to raise awareness of blood cancers and efforts implemented to provide research and treatment. ANY LAB TEST NOW®, who has partnered with Delete Blood Cancer, is celebrating at select locations by encouraging customers to become donors by hosting swab parties, collecting monetary donations to support Delete Blood Cancer’s efforts and offering lab testing promotions.
"Any Lab Test Now is proud and pleased to work with Delete Blood Cancer to provide donors with a convenient way to help save the lives of others," said Clarissa Bradstock, CEO of ANY LAB TEST NOW...

Buffalo Wild Wings Times Square Contributes To The Michael Lynch Memorial Foundation »

September 11, 2014 at 5:21AM PDT | Source: Buffalo Wild Wings

Enabling Children of Firefighters and Other Victims of 9/11 in Their Educational Pursuits
NEW YORK - September 11, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Today, Buffalo Wild Wings Times Square announced a $2,500 contribution to the Michael Lynch Foundation to honor those impacted by the tragic events of September 11, 2001.
"We are proud to support the Michael Lynch Memorial Foundation enabling children of firefighters as well as other victims of the September 11 attacks and other fires and disasters to afford higher education," stated James Bitzonis, president of Four M Franchising, LLC. "We recently opened our doors in the heart of New York City and are proud to give to this charity helping families that have been through a great deal of loss...

AlignLife Rochester Provides Early Thanksgiving To Local Food Pantry »

September 11, 2014 at 4:41AM PDT | Source: AlignLife

One Natural Health Care Facility Decided Not to Wait Until the Turkeys Gobbled to Help Stock the Local Food Pantry
Rochester, In (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 - Every year AlignLife clinics across the nation conduct a campaign called Thanksgiving in July. The patients and new patients of the AlignLife of Rochester, Ind., a Chiropractic and Natural Health Care Center, donated more than 150 food items in Rochester. "Oftentimes we think of those in need around the holidays," Dr. Mark Heal said. "And hunger is an issue all year round for many. This was a something we felt we could do and help out patients do to show we care about this community." 
To find out how you can become involved with the food pantry or for more information on AlignLife's offerings and community service activities please email rochester@alignlife...

CruiseOne® Announces National Conference Events Aboard Regal Princess® »

September 10, 2014 at 12:11PM PDT | Source: CruiseOne

Home-based agents will attend personal and professional development workshops and raise funds for Make-A-Wish®.
September 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – CruiseOne®, which is part of leading cruise retailer World Travel Holdings (WTH), announces its weeklong National Conference educational workshops onboard Regal Princess®. With the theme of GROWTH, Gain Relationships and Opportunities through WTH, attendees can join inspiring general sessions and interactive workshops dedicated to personal and professional development; meet with industry executives; and learn how being affiliated with travel powerhouse World Travel Holdings gives them access to additional resources and advantages.
"Having sharp business skills and staying current with industry events and supplier news is important to be successful in the travel industry and we designed the CruiseOne National Conference with this in mind," said Drew Daly, general manager of network engagement and performance...

What Skills Are Employers Looking For? »

September 10, 2014 at 10:35AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

OKLAHOMA CITY (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 - Express Employment Professionals, the nation's largest franchised staffing firm, today released survey findings that reveal the top three "hard skills" an applicant should have to be successful in securing a job.
In order, the top three are experience, technical ability and training.
The findings come from the 2014 edition of the "America Employed" survey of 115 Express franchises across the nation. This is the second year Express has released findings from its "America Employed" survey. Respondents were asked to name the "the three most important hard skills an applicant should have."
"There's no substitute for experience," said Bob Funk, CEO of Express, and a former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City...

Baskin-Robbins Franchise Opportunities Available Throughout Southern California »

September 10, 2014 at 6:47AM PDT | Source: Baskin Robbins

World's Largest Chain of Ice Cream Specialty Shops Hosts Special Franchising Event on Sept. 17
September 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // CANTON, Mass. - Baskin-Robbins, the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, is offering Southern California residents the exclusive scoop on how to own their very own Baskin-Robbins franchise. The company is announcing plans to expand its footprint with both existing and new franchisees from San Diego to Bakersfield, Calif. Existing Baskin-Robbins shops also are available throughout Southern California.
Baskin-Robbins franchising executives will host a Franchising Opportunities Event on Wednesday, September 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. PDT. This is a fantastic chance for anyone who has ever thought about owning his or her own ice cream shop to learn details about two ways to own a Baskin-Robbins restaurant including requirements, benefits and incentives for buying an existing Baskin-Robbins shop or growing the brand through new development opportunities...



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