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Interstate Batteries' Ron Kneifl Stars In Company's National Television Commercial »

December 18, 2014 at 9:29AM PST | Source: Interstate All Battery Center

Whistling While He Works Brings Fame To Sioux City Route Truck Driver
December 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // DALLAS -- A typical day for Interstate Batteries route sales manager Ron Kneifl involves delivering batteries to mechanic shops and retail stores along his Sioux City, Iowa, route. Lately, however, his stops have been taking a little longer as his clients want to talk about more than just batteries - they want to talk about Ron Kneifl, the emerging television commercial star.
Kneifl, who earned an Interstate Batteries Route Sales Manager of the Year award in May, appears in one of the company's national television commercials that began airing in November. The advertisement promotes Interstate's commitment to keeping America beautiful through the company's recycling program and features Kneifl whistling the tune of "America The Beautiful" while steering his route truck along a spectacularly scenic road...

21st Annual Wendy's High School Heisman Award Winners Announced »

December 15, 2014 at 9:09AM PST | Source: Wendy's

High School Seniors Recognized for Excellence in Athletics, Academics and Community Involvement
NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lauren Van Vlierbergen of Algonquin, IL and Nolan Henry of Camas, WA, were honored this evening as National Winners of the 21st annual Wendy's® High School Heisman® program, which recognizes high school seniors who excel in sports, academics and community involvement.
Wendy's named Lauren Van Vlierbergen of Algonquin, IL, and Nolan Henry of Camas, WA, as the National Winners of the 21stannual Wendy's High School Heisman Award, which recognizes high school seniors who excel in sports, academics and community involvement. Nolan and Lauren will each receive a $10,000 donation to their high school, a crystal Wendy's High School Heisman trophy and will appear on the ESPN national telecast of the collegiate Heisman Memorial Trophy presentation...

Villa Enterprises Annual Holiday Donation To St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Brings Smiles To Those In Need »

December 15, 2014 at 9:04AM PST | Source: Villa Enterprises

December 15, 2014 // Franchising.com // MORRISTOWN NJ,: Villa Enterprises, multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor celebrating 50 years in business, announced their annual contribution to St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center was delivered to St. Joseph's Children's Hospital for the holidays at 703 Main Street, Paterson, NJ, today.
Villa Enterprises has a long track record of giving back to the community, and began working with St. Joseph's Children's Hospital (SJCH) Pediatric family center to contribute to children and families in need in 2008. SJCH treats children from birth to teenagers with cancer that stay in the hospital as well as outpatient. Each year, Villa's donations are used for SJCH big holiday party as well as "celebrations" throughout the year for a child's birthday, treatment(s) ending, etc...

Transport Topics "Top 50" Issue Recognizes Unishippers Global Logistics In Annual Ranking »

December 12, 2014 at 1:13PM PST | Source: Unishippers

Company Ranks 12th Among Top 25 Freight Brokerage Firms
December 12, 2014 // Franchising.com // Salt Lake City, UT - Unishippers Global Logistics, LLC, the nation's first and one of the largest small package and freight shipping resellers, is recognized in Transport Topics' "2014 Top 25 Freight Brokerage Firms" for the fifth year in a row. Unishippers was ranked No. 12 on this year's list.
Transport Topics' "Top 50" is a unique ranking of the third-party logistics companies in North America and includes listings of the largest freight brokerage firms, freight forwarders, warehouse operators and dedicated contract carriage service providers. The "Top 25 Freight Brokerage Firms" rankings for 2014 were based off of net revenue over the last year, along with data on air and ocean freight forwarding, dedicated contract carriage and warehousing...

Window World® Celebrates Fifth Annual 'Window World Day' With Patients Of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® »

December 10, 2014 at 7:18AM PST | Source: Window World
Window World Opportunities Available

December 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Window World®, America's largest replacement window and exterior remodeling company, celebrated the fifth annual "Window World Day" Thursday, Dec. 4, along with patients of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®.
The "Jingle Bell Jamboree" themed party was a celebration to honor the patients of St. Jude and their families. The Window World team, comprised of representatives from locations nationwide, hosted various activities, including arts and crafts, a toy giveaway, lunch, a photo booth and live country music.
Window World's philanthropic efforts are spearheaded by its charitable foundation, Window World Cares®, which provides year-round support for St. Jude...

CUPS Frozen Yogurt – That's Hot™ Raises $12,500 For Bright Pink® As Part Of Breast Cancer Awareness Month »

December 10, 2014 at 4:03AM PST | Source: CUPS Frozen Yogurt

December 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // Livingston, NJ - CUPS Frozen Yogurt – That's Hot™, the beach-themed self-serve fro-yo concept, raised $12,500 for national non-profit organization Bright Pink to raise money during October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Guests who donated $1 or more at any of the 23 CUPS locations received a pink wristband and CUPS coupons valued at $9.
"Bright Pink is the only national organization that focuses on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women," said Rick Barbrick, CUPS co-founder. "So the money donated is particularly satisfying as young women ages 18-24 is CUPS largest customer group."
About CUPS 
Since opening the first CUPS in Clifton, New Jersey in 2010, CUPS has taken the fro-yo industry by storm, becoming the local hot spot for teenagers and adults alike who make their own fro-yo concoctions choosing from 24 yogurt flavors and over 50 different toppings and three sauces...

HomeVestors Continues Aggressive Trademark Enforcement In 2014 »

December 09, 2014 at 11:42AM PST | Source: HomeVestors of America, Inc.

HomeVestors Franchise Continues Diligence in Protecting its Trademarks 
December 09, 2014 // Franchising.com // DALLAS - HomeVestors of America, Inc. ("HomeVestors"), known for its registered trademark We Buy Ugly Houses®, has been diligent in protecting its trademarks. Since its incorporation in 1996, HomeVestors has aggressively defended its federally registered trademarks and enforced its right to prevent third parties from infringing these marks in third-party websites, domain names, social media ads and in keyword advertising.
Since 2013, HomeVestors has initiated enforcement actions against over one hundred and sixty infringers. In 2014 alone, HomeVestors has initiated new enforcement actions against eighty-one new third-party infringers and successfully resolved actions against eighty-four infringers by various methods, including the direct transfer of ten domains from infringers to HomeVestors, with a total of twenty-two domain take downs...

Three Arizona Fit Body Boot Camps Raise Funds For Disabled Military Veterans »

December 09, 2014 at 5:19AM PST | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

Mesa, AZ (PRWEB) December 09, 2014 - Benjamin Jones, Iraq war veteran, Army Nation Guard serviceman, and owner of Mesa Fit Body Boot Camp, is organizing an event at three Fit Body Boot Camp locations to raise money for Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors. The charity event will raise funds to help support and find housing for Army Sgt 1st Class Cory Remsburg and Army Sgt. John Ricketts.
Fit Body Boot Camp is the nation's fastest growing indoor fitness boot camp franchise. With hundreds of locations worldwide, and new locations opening each month, it is quickly establishing itself as a powerful force in the fitness industry. CEO and founder of the boot camp brand, Bedros Keuilian, is well known for his outspoken support of United States Veterans and Benjamin Jones, owner of the Mea Fit Body Boot Camp, is using this event to continue contributing to and benefitting the nation's veteran community...

Capital Area Soccer League Welcomes Sky Zone Trampoline Park As Newest Official Sponsor »

December 09, 2014 at 5:16AM PST | Source: Sky Zone
Sky Zone Opportunities Available

Creator Of The World's First Trampoline Park Will Sponsor the Fitness Center at WRAL Soccer Park in Raleigh
December 09, 2014 // Franchising.com // Raleigh, NC – Capital Area Soccer League (CASL) is delighted to welcome Sky Zone Raleigh as its newest official sponsor. Sky Zone, creator of the world's first trampoline park, aims to inspire awesome, healthy fun in kids and adults alike. The indoor park offers a court of connecting trampolines for guests to enjoy, as well as an array of family-friendly activities including Ultimate Dodgeball, a SkySlam court, SkyRobics fitness classes, a Foam Pit, and space for birthday parties and corporate team building.
"We [CASL] are excited and fortunate to have the generous support of an organization that shares our values of community, safety, and healthy living," said Gary Buete, CASL's Executive Director...

United Country Joins Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation At Cowboy Christmas, Hunter Expo In Las Vegas December 4-7 »

December 08, 2014 at 6:25AM PST | Source: United Country Real Estate

December 08, 2014 // Franchising.com // KANSAS CITY, Mo. – As a continuation of the strategic partnership with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, United Country has sent a team of representatives to promote land ownership to conservation-minded people around the United States. This year's annual Elk Camp held by the RMEF, is being conducted in conjunction with the National Finals Rodeo, the Cowboy Christmas and the Hunter Christmas Show in Las Vegas this weekend.
"This is a fantastic opportunity for us to talk directly with the people that love to hunt and recreate on the lands that we know are critical for big game to flourish for generations to come," said Mike Duffy, president of United Country Real Estate. "We enjoy working with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation on a grassroots level through their local chapter events, as well as, big national events such as these...

Red Robin To Host The "World's Largest Ugly Sweater Party" »

December 08, 2014 at 6:07AM PST | Source: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

The Gourmet Burger Authority™ Gives the "Gift" of a FREE* Appetizer on Dec. 10
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. - Dec. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Calling all ugly holiday sweater wearers: you are cordially invited to the ultimate holiday get-together! Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (Red Robin) will warm up for the holidays on Wednesday, December 10, and host the "World's Largest Ugly Sweater Party" at participating restaurants nationwide. Guests who visit Red Robin decked out in their best, most fabulously festive "ugly holiday sweater" will receive a FREE* appetizer with qualifying purchase in exchange for being part of the nationwide celebration.
Calling all ugly holiday sweater wearers: you are cordially invited to the ultimate holiday get-together! Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc...

Cosmetology Students Awarded ACE Scholarships Totaling $15,000 By Sport Clips Haircuts And American Crew »

December 08, 2014 at 5:14AM PST | Source: Sport Clips, Inc.

December 05, 2014 // Franchising.com // GEORGETOWN, Texas - To help cosmetology students reach their career goals, Sport Clips Haircuts, the nation's leading men's and boys' hair care provider, partnered with American Crew to award 15 Access to Cosmetology Education (ACE) scholarships this year. To be considered for an ACE scholarship, candidates met both academic and video requirements established by Sport Clips and American Crew. Each recipient was presented a $1,000 scholarship to help with educational expenses.
This is the sixth year the Georgetown, Texas-based company, which has more than 1,200 stores across the country, has awarded scholarships to eligible students enrolled at an American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) member school...

JDog Hauling Toys For Tots Donations This Holiday Season »

December 08, 2014 at 5:00AM PST | Source: JDog Junk Removal

Veteran Owned Junk Removal Franchise Utilizes Hauling Services for Charitable Cause
BERWYN, Pa. - December 08, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - JDog Junk Removal, a veteran owned and operated junk removal franchise, is getting into the holiday spirit this year by helping transport donations to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. The professional junk removal company will now utilize its newly added hauling feature, normally reserved for large appliances and furniture, to pick up toy donations within the community and deliver them to select drop off sites.
"Supporting the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation makes great sense for us. Both organizations are founded in military roots and values," said Army veteran Jerry Flanagan, Founder of JDog Junk Removal & Hauling...

VOM FASS Celebrates 20th Anniversary At 2014 Annual Conference In Germany »

December 08, 2014 at 4:00AM PST | Source: VOM FASS

Franchise Partners, Product Suppliers and Corporate Leadership Teams From Around the Globe Collaborate to Continue Company's Success
December 08, 2014 // Franchising.com // MADISON, Wis. – VOM FASS, the international retail franchise that offers a unique 'from the cask' customer experience, turns 20. The renowned company is known for serving hand-selected oils, vinegars, spices, spirits and gourmet foods. In celebration of their anniversary, franchise partners and producers from around the globe attended the annual conference at the VOM FASS home base in Waldburg, Germany. Franchise partners came together to hear the latest marketing success stories and share some of the best practices discovered during the year. In addition to a strong educational component, the gathering also served as an opportunity to showcase new and exclusive VOM FASS products as well as present a new show kitchen at VOM FASS corporate Headquarters...

Canada Starts The Holiday Season With A Stable Jobs Report »

December 05, 2014 at 9:01AM PST | Source: Express Employment Professionals

TORONTO, ONTARIO - (Marketwired - Dec. 5, 2014) - Bob Funk, the CEO of the North America's largest franchised staffing company, today issued the following statement in response to the latest Statistic Canada Labour Force Survey which showed the Canadian economy held steady in November with an unemployment rate at 6.6 per cent (up slightly from 6.5 per cent in October). The labour force participation rate remained unchanged at 66 per cent:
"As we start the holidays, Canadians got a treat, a solid, stable jobs number. The jobs scene at the end of 2014 remains positive and something we should all be thankful for," Funk said. "That said, we need to remember many Canadians remain out of the workforce, with a labour force participation rate of 66 per cent, we need to focus on new measures to get people back into the workforce...

Bojangles' And Its Customers Raise More Than $14,000 For Christ Central Medical Care In Columbia »

December 05, 2014 at 5:23AM PST | Source: Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits

24 Local Bojangles' Restaurants Donated 50 cents for Every Sweet Potato Pie Sold Throughout September and October
December 05, 2014 // Franchising.com // Columbia, S.C. - Bojangles' announced that it raised over $14,000 for Christ Central Medical Care (CCMC) with the help of its generous customers in the Midlands. Throughout September and October, 24 local Bojangles' restaurants donated 50 cents for every sweet potato pie sold to help support CCMC, a leading free medical clinic in Columbia.
During the two-month fundraising period, a remarkable 29,443 sweet potato pies were purchased by Bojangles' customers. Restaurants that participated in this fundraiser included locations in Newberry, Lexington, Richland and Sumter counties...

Screenmobile Services One Millionth Customer »

December 04, 2014 at 12:10PM PST | Source: Screenmobile

December 04, 2014 // Franchising.com // THOUSAND PALMS, CA – Screenmobile, one of the nation's largest screen repair companies, continues to capitalize on the growing demand for residential screen repairs, having recently serviced its one millionth customer.
"We've been so busy, we didn't even see this milestone coming. After realizing it, I sat back and was so proud of the company and our franchisees," said CEO and co-founder Scott Walker. "Screenmobile exists in the acquisition and retention of very satisfied and loyal customers, who return frequently to our products and services and recommend us to their family and friends. We are excited for the next million."
One of the main reasons for reaching such a milestone so quickly is Screenmobile's unique process...

Denny's Corporation To Participate In Upcoming Investor Conference »

December 04, 2014 at 6:56AM PST | Source: Denny's
Denny's Opportunities Available

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Dec. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Denny's Corporation (Nasdaq:DENN), franchisor and operator of one of America's largest franchised full-service restaurant chains, today announced that the Company will be participating at the Bernstein Consumer Summit on Wednesday, December 10, 2014. The event will be held at the Bernstein Conference Center in New York City and Denny's fireside chat discussion will begin at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Investors and interested parties may access a copy of the presentation in the Events and Presentations section of Denny's website at investor.dennys.com.
About Denny's Corporation
Denny's is the franchisor and operator of one of America's largest franchised full-service restaurant chains, based on the number of restaurants...

Fanatical At Liberty - How Liberty Tax Service Is Providing Jobs, Feeding The Hungry, And Transforming Communities »

December 04, 2014 at 6:29AM PST | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Dec. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) is going more than the extra mile to provide jobs, feed the hungry, and empower those who are struggling. As the year winds down, Liberty Tax is gearing up to transform your community.
This year, Liberty Publishing, LLC will launch its first book, Fanatical at Liberty, highlighting the unique culture of Liberty Tax. It reached #1 in Small Business Franchises on Amazon.com! The commitment to give back begins with the "Granddaddy of Taxes," John Hewitt. As the CEO and Founder, Hewitt has a dream to change lives and end world hunger.
In Fanatical at Liberty, hundreds of franchisees, employees and customers tell their stories about Liberty Tax Service's commitment to excellence...

Steamatic, Inc. Announces The Lindy Berry Memorial Scholarship Recipients »

December 04, 2014 at 6:20AM PST | Source: Steamatic

December 04, 2014 // Franchising.com // Steamatic, Inc., an international leader in cleaning and restoration services, is excited to announce the 2014 recipients of the Steamatic Lindy Berry Memorial Scholarship Program. The Scholarship Program was introduced earlier this year to honor the memory of Lindy Berry, who passed away in April 2014. Berry spent the majority of his professional career as vice president and general manager of Steamatic, Inc.. His peers and colleagues see his accomplishments as an inspiring example of leadership, character and integrity.
The Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial assistance to Steamatic franchisees, their children and grandchildren who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs...



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