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Wireless Zone® To Exhibit At Franchise Expo South February 5-7 »

January 30, 2015 at 11:15AM PST | Source: Wireless Zone® Franchise

January 30, 2015 // Franchising.com // Nation's largest Verizon Wireless franchise retailer to offer exclusive business opportunities for Texas market and beyond at booth 109.
Who:
Wireless Zone®, the nation's largest Verizon Wireless franchise retailer.
What: Franchise Expo South
Wireless Zone will exhibit and highlight franchise opportunities available throughout the U.S. for entrepreneurs, business individuals and groups, as well as potential franchisees. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the company's upcoming expansions in Texas, New York, Wisconsin, Illinois, Florida and more, as well as, the benefits of owning a Wireless Zone store.
When:
Thursday, February 5, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p...

The Dairy Queen® System Honors U.S. Foods Alabama With Distributor Of The Year Award »

January 30, 2015 at 7:31AM PST | Source: DQ Grill & Chill

Jan. 9, 2015 - MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Unified Supply Chain, Inc. (USCI), a wholly owned subsidiary of International Dairy Queen, Inc. (IDQ), has named Montgomery-based U.S. Foods Alabama as Distributor of the Year.
According to USCI Chief Supply Chain Officer Roger Hubbard, U.S. Foods Alabama is a true partner of the Dairy Queen® system that consistently delivers the highest level of service. “U.S. Foods Alabama is a leader in the industry. The team’s attention to detail ensures that our Dairy Queen and Orange Julius® franchisees throughout Alabama operate seamlessly, efficiently and successfully. We appreciate their dedication to outstanding service.”
Distributor of the Year is one of several awards presented annually by USCI to partners who provide superior service and outstanding support to the Dairy Queen system...

Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt Host Disney Frozen Party »

January 30, 2015 at 7:19AM PST | Source: Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt

The Frozen event is sponsored by Sub Zero and Play and Learn with Me
LAFAYETTE - January 30, 2014 - Popular ice cream and yogurt franchise Sub Zero announced today a co-sponsored Disney Frozen event with Play and Learn with Me at the Lafayette, Louisiana, Sub Zero store on January 30, 2014 from 4:30P.M.-8:30P.M., located at 2916 Johnston St. Lafayette, LA 70503.
"We look forward to sharing our superior ice cream products and unique experience with those in our community," said Ken Bobbs, Co-Owner of Sub Zero Lafayette. "We will provide a special Olaf Sensation ice cream for this one night only and will pass out temporary tattoos," says Bobbs.
Sub Zero Lafayette opened in July of this year and began serving up gourmet ice cream and yogurt that is flash frozen with liquid nitrogen to create custom made experience...

Sip, Sup, Shop And Shimmy At Art Van Furniture's 'Ladies' Night Out' Sunday, February 8 In Shelby Township »

January 30, 2015 at 6:42AM PST | Source: Art Van Furniture

99.5 WYCD personality Rachael Hunter to host fun, free, females-only event.
WARREN, Mich., Jan. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Girl power! Gal pals from across metro Detroit will gather for a free evening of fun, food, frivolity and female bonding at Art Van Furniture's 'Ladies' Night Out' event on Sunday, February 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. at its Shelby Township store, located at 14055 Hall Road. The event, hosted by 99.5 WYCD's Rachael Hunter of the Dr. Don Morning Show with Rachael & Grunwald, will also benefit Hope Center of Macomb.
Guests will enjoy shopping the retailer's eclectic Etsy Avenue, featuring items from locally-based artisans. Activities will also include complimentary hair styling, makeovers and massages as well as a photo booth, live DJ and Latin-inspired Zumba dancing...

Galliker Dairy Receives The Dairy Queen® System's Distinguished Dairy Of The Year Award »

January 30, 2015 at 6:26AM PST | Source: DQ Grill & Chill

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – For the second consecutive year, Galliker Dairy in Johnstown, Pa. has been named Dairy of the Year by Unified Supply Chain, Inc. (USCI), a wholly owned subsidiary of International Dairy Queen, Inc. (IDQ).
"We have partnered with Galliker Dairy for more than 15 years, and they continue to receive superior ratings in product quality and customer service," said Roger Hubbard, Chief Supply Chain Officer for USCI. "Partners like Galliker Dairy are extremely important to our treat business. Galliker Dairy continues to exceed our stringent guidelines."
Every year, the Dairy Queen® system recognizes partners that provide excellent service to Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill® locations in the United States...

ServiceMaster NCR Helped The Salvation Army Raise Money Over The Holidays With Red Kettles »

January 30, 2015 at 6:22AM PST | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
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ServiceMaster NCR, a ServiceMaster franchise that provides services to Alexandria, VA and the Washington, DC metro area, helped the Salvation Army raise over $1500 this past holiday season.
Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) January 30, 2015 - Over this past holiday season, ServiceMaster NCR, a provider of disaster restoration and cleaning services to Alexandria, VA and the Washington, DC metro area, gave back to their community by raising money for the local Salvation Army. Staff members of ServiceMaster NCR donated their time and effort into volunteering to collect donations for the Salvation Army with red kettles. The red kettles are a holiday tradition of the Salvation Army dating back to the turn of the 20th century and ServiceMaster NCR was able to raise $1,820...

The Dairy Queen® System Recognizes Birchwood Foods As Supplier Of The Year »

January 30, 2015 at 4:45AM PST | Source: DQ Grill & Chill

January 09, 2015 // Franchising.com // KENOSHA, Wisc. – For the second consecutive year, Birchwood Foods in Kenosha, Wis. has been named Supplier of the Year by Unified Supply Chain, Inc. (USCI), a wholly owned subsidiary of International Dairy Queen, Inc. (IDQ).
"The Dairy Queen® system has partnered with Birchwood Farms for almost 40 years," said USCI Chief Supply Chain Officer Roger Hubbard. "Throughout that time, Birchwood has always demonstrated exemplary performance and attention to detail. They provide us with cost saving strategies which are important to our franchisees as we continue to grow our food business."
Birchwood Foods provides ground beef patties to many Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill® locations in the U...

Wayback Burgers Eyes The Lone Star State For Growth »

January 30, 2015 at 4:27AM PST | Source: Wayback Burgers
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America's Hometown Burger Restaurant Returns to the Franchise Expo South to Fuel Expansion
January 30, 2015 // Franchising.com // Cheshire, Conn. – Wayback Burgers, recognized as one of the most aggressive and ambitious better-burger brands in the United States, will be exhibiting at the Franchise Expo South (FES) from February 5-7 at booth No. 222 in the NRG Center, formerly Reliant Park, in Houston, Texas. Representing the brand at the expo will be Bill Chemero, Executive Vice President, and Scott Milas, Director of Franchise Development.
As the better-burger segment continues its rapid rise, Wayback Burgers has thrived by growing its brand domestically, internationally and with nontraditional locations. Wayback has differentiated itself with a high-quality and high-variety menu, serving delicious and fresh, hand-made burgers and hand-dipped milkshakes amidst an atmosphere that hearkens back to a simpler place and time...

Leader In Cruise Vacations Targets Lone Star State For Expansion »

January 30, 2015 at 4:19AM PST | Source: Expedia CruiseShipCenters International Inc

Expedia CruiseShipCenters Returns to the Franchise Expo South to Fuel Expansion
January 30, 2015 // Franchising.com // Houston – Expedia® CruisShipCenters® – part of Expedia® Inc, the largest online travel company in the world – is exhibiting at the Franchise Expo South (FES) from February 5-7 at booth No. 711 in the NRG Center (formerly Reliant Park) in Houston, Texas. On hand at the expo to represent Expedia CruiseShipCenters will be Sales Managers, Jeff Warkentin and Daniel Meyer. The travel company looks forward to presenting its retail franchise opportunity to passionate entrepreneurs seeking business ownership.
The cruise industry continues to grow every year, with the average number of cruise passengers growing at a rate of 7...

Pancheros Donates Over 5,000 Burritos For Iowa-Based University Charity Initiatives »

January 29, 2015 at 8:54AM PST | Source: Pancheros Mexican Grill
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Fresh-Mexican Restaurant Sponsors Four Iowa Universities' Dance Marathon To Benefit Local Children's Hospital
January 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // CORALVILLE, Iowa – Pancheros Mexican Grill (www.pancheros.com), a fast casual Mexican restaurant known for creating mouthwatering burritos, is proud to once again lend a helping hand to local universities by donating food for the annual Dance Marathons supporting the Children's Miracle Network. Pancheros will donate over 5,000 burritos to Grand View University, Iowa State University, the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa, to fuel hungry dancers through the night. All collective funds from the event will benefit the University of Iowa Children's Hospital.
Pancheros provides a distinctive fresh-Mexican dining experience with highlights such as their signature fresh-pressed tortillas and flavorful burritos...

Capriotti's Sandwich Shop Partners With Las Vegas Rescue Mission To Feed Local Families In Need »

January 29, 2015 at 8:33AM PST | Source: Capriotti's Sandwich Shop
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Award-Winning Franchise Launches Love Your Community Fundraiser
January 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // LAS VEGAS - Capriotti's Sandwich Shop is partnering with the Las Vegas Rescue Mission throughout the month of February to feed families in the area through its Love Your Community fundraiser. From February 1 through February 28, guests are encouraged to show their love all-month long by making a $1 donation during their visit to Capriotti's and to help provide meals within the greater Las Vegas valley.
Last year, Capriotti's has donated over 9,000 pounds of food to the mission and continues to give back to those in need in the Las Vegas area. Over 300,000 people in Clark County are food insecure and often face difficulty when feeding their families, but with the help of the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, are given access to essential meals...

Fort Lauderdale-based Anago Cleaning Systems Endows Nova Southeastern University With Scholarship »

January 29, 2015 at 8:08AM PST | Source: Anago Cleaning Systems
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David Povlitz & Terry Mollica Aspiring Entrepreneur Scholarship Helps Talented Students Overcome Financial Barriers to their Education
January 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Anago Cleaning Systems (Anago) announced the recent endowment of a yearly scholarship for deserving students enrolled in the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
"Scholoarship gifts from our local business partners help the university attract exceptional students and offer them assistance to better enjoy their educational experience," said J. Preston Jones, Dean of the School of Business and Entrepreneurship. "Anago Cleaning Systems’ generosity will not only touch our students’ lives every day, but inspire them to give back to others in need and make a difference in the world...

GRILLiT To Be An Exhibitor At Franchise Expo South Show »

January 29, 2015 at 6:46AM PST | Source: GRILLiT, Inc.

MIAMI, Fla. - Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - GRILLiT, Inc. (the "Company" or "GRILLiT") (OTC Pink Markets: GRLT) announced that it will be exhibiting at the Franchise Expo South Show, one of the largest franchise expos in the southern U.S. The show is February 5-7, 2015 at the NRG Center in Houston, Texas. GRILLiT will be exhibiting at booth number 213. The show exhibit hours are from Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m./Friday, February 6, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday February 7, 2015 from to 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
GRILLiT's Texas Master Franchisors, Bill Roberts and Jaime Torres, along with CEO and President Ghazi Hajj, will be present to meet with prospective franchise owners to discuss business opportunities to establish new GRILLiT franchise locations...

Decor&You Shares 4 Ways To Keep Clutter From Overtaking Your Life »

January 29, 2015 at 4:16AM PST | Source: Decor&You

National Interior Decorator Offers Effective Strategies for the Silent Majority Who Experience Clutter
SOUTHBURY, CT - (Marketwired - Jan 28, 2015) - Have you ever heard the expression "too much of a good thing?" While the expression often refers to overwhelming feelings from eating too much of a delectable dessert or having close family stay at your home one day too long, it's also appropriate in a variety of other contexts - especially aspects of the décor process. For example, homeowners may find themselves idealizing the idea of storage space and seizing any opportunity for more without considering whether more storage space is really necessary.
Decor&You, one of America's leading, full-service interior decorating franchises, challenges homeowners to take a step back and evaluate the items overcrowding their storage...

Taking The Leap Toward Self-Sufficiency: Letting Go Of Fear »

January 28, 2015 at 9:34AM PST | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

The Entrepreneur's Source®, a national alternative career coaching franchise, offers New Year advice for aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners.
January 28, 2015 // Franchising.com // Southbury, CT – Along with every New Year come new expectations for self-improvement regarding both personal life and work. While the economy and job market continue to improve and 2015 is finally here, why spend another year trying to survive the corporate grind and feeling like you are working on someone else's dream instead of your own? Terry Powell, founder of The Entrepreneur's Source®, an alternative career coaching franchise dedicated to individuals wanting to explore their options to become self-sufficient, suggests that it might be time to leave behind the fears of the unknown and finally take steps toward self-sufficiency and true work-life balance by pursuing entrepreneurship...

Edo Japan Gives Back To Food Banks Across Canada »

January 28, 2015 at 7:27AM PST | Source: Edo Japan

Quick Service Restaurant's Holiday Campaign Contributes More Than $75,000 to Local Food Banks
EDMONTON, ALBERTA - (Marketwired - Jan. 28, 2015) - Edo Japan, an Alberta-based restaurant known for its hot, fast and delicious Teppan-style food, is donating $14,900 to Edmonton's Food Bank today following their community-centric 'Simply Better' holiday giving campaign which took place during the final months of 2014 and raised at total of $76, 094.75 for food banks across Canada.
With a strong commitment to making a difference in the community, Edo Japan was proud to partner with Canada's food banks to help those in need enjoy a 'Simply Better' holiday season. Donations raised by individual franchise locations directly benefited their local food banks and communities...

Pinot's Palette-Alamo Heights Holds 2nd Year Anniversary Ribbon Cutting And Reception »

January 27, 2015 at 9:28AM PST | Source: Pinot's Palette

Senator Leticia Van de Putte officiates the unveiling of the commemorative painting "Starry Night Over San Antone"
San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) January 27, 2015 - Pinot's Palette-Alamo Heights is pleased to announce their momentous celebration, the 2nd Anniversary Ribbon Cutting hosted by the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, February 4th from 4:00 to 5:00 PM at their studio located in The Collection Shopping Center, 7959 Broadway Ste. 402, San Antonio, 78209. Honored guest, Senator, Leticia Van de Putte, will inaugurate the reception with an official unveiling of the commemorative painting, "Starry Night Over San Antone" created by local Artist, Bianca Alvarez.
Proprietors Cristina Canales and Terry Narazaki are very pleased about cutting the ribbon to mark their second year in business...

VFW And Sport Clips Haircuts Award Scholarships Totaling More Than $288,000 »

January 27, 2015 at 7:12AM PST | Source: Sport Clips, Inc.

Service members and veterans receive needed financial aid for Spring 2015
January 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Veterans of Foreign Wars is proud to announce 70 veterans and service members have been awarded VFW's "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarships" this spring, totaling more than $288,000.
Help A Hero Scholarships are awarded exclusively to service members and veterans to help cover the cost of tuition and fees. Scholarships are available for both spring and fall semesters. Recipients are encouraged to reapply as they continue their education.
Here is the complete list of spring recipients.
Launched in 2013, the Help A Hero Scholarship program has awarded over 200 scholarships totaling nearly three-quarters of a million dollars to service members and veterans...

ServiceMaster Professional Services In Minneapolis To Host Hoarding Seminar Presented By Matt Paxton »

January 27, 2015 at 5:19AM PST | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) January 27, 2015 - ServiceMaster Professional Services is a major ServiceMaster franchise that provides cleaning and restoration services which include biohazard and hoarding cleaning to the Minneapolis area and parts of North Dakota. In addition to their restoration services, they also offer CE classes for industry professionals and insurance agents and in February, they will host a hoarding seminar presented by Matt Paxton. Paxton, the host of the hit reality TV show Hoarders and author of The Secret Lives of Hoarders will host a morning session for insurance professionals and an afternoon session for industry professionals.
These hoarding seminars presented by Matt Paxton will take place at the Sheraton Minneapolis West hotel in Minnetonka, MN...

Mugshots Grill & Bar Donates To The Child Advocacy Center Of Mobile, Alabama By Participating In Cuisine For Kids »

January 27, 2015 at 4:41AM PST | Source: Mugshots Grill & Bar

Mugshots Grill & Bar participates in local event, Cuisine For Kids, to benefit the Child Advocacy Center
Mobile, AL (PRWEB) January 26, 2015 - The Child Advocacy Center is hosting its annual "Cuisine for Kids" event on Tuesday, January 27 and it's the perfect opportunity to go out to eat for a good cause. CAC is a non-profit organization that aids victims of child abuse and works with local law enforcement including the Mobile County Sheriff's Office, Prichard Police Department, and the Mobile Police Department to investigate child abuse. Legal assistance is also provided in addition to counseling for individuals, groups and families.
"We're very excited about participating in this event," said Mugshots franchise owner, George Herring...



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