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Whittington Brings Passion For Mentoring To New Growth Coach Franchise »

October 24, 2014 at 5:18AM PDT | Source: The Growth Coach

Amy Whittington Opens The Growth Coach of Western Maryland
Clear Spring, MD (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 - For the last 20 years Amy Whittington worked in corporate America, she's been that person people go to for help and advice. Now she's using that passion for helping people succeed to launch her own business – The Growth Coach of Western Maryland.
The Growth Coach is the world's leader in group coaching workshops and the only franchise dedicated to helping business leaders find both success in business and balance in life. Growth Coaches around the world serve small business owners, management professionals, sales teams and the self-employed.
"People have always come to me for career advice and guidance. Helping people is something I've always been passionate about, but I never got to do enough of it...

BAB Systems, Inc. Announces New Big Apple Bagels® Now Open »

October 24, 2014 at 5:04AM PDT | Source: Big Apple Bagels, Inc. (BAB)

DEERFIELD, Ill. - October 23, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - BAB Systems, Inc., the franchising subsidiary of BAB, Inc. (OTCBB: BABB), announced the opening of its newest Big Apple Bagels, located at 2049 Veterans Memorial Parkway in Lafayette, Indiana. Big Apple Bagels has had a loyal customer following in Lafayette dating back to 1997. The current franchisee, "Shi Guys LLC," took over the Lafayette operation in 2012 at its original location about two miles away. Shortly thereafter they decided to relocate the business, aiming for an updated atmosphere and fresh new experience for their customers. Early results indicate the new location is being well received by the local Big Apple Bagels fans who are happy to have their store back after a longer than expected construction period...

Arby's Promotes Melissa Strait To Chief People Officer »

October 24, 2014 at 4:59AM PDT | Source: Arby's

Newly Created Position Will Lead Global Talent Management
ATLANTA - Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc. announced today that it was promoting Melissa Strait, SVP, Human Resources and Leadership Development, to Chief People Officer, a newly created position reporting to Paul Brown, Chief Executive Officer. In the new role Strait will be responsible for leading the strategy, development and execution of key organizational effectiveness and talent management programs across the company. Strait has been with Arby's since 1984, when she started as a team member working in an Arby's restaurant in her home state of Michigan.
"Melissa has been an instrumental advisor during my first year and a half as CEO," said Paul Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Arby's Restaurant Group...

Coldwell Banker Real Estate Announces Award Winners »

October 24, 2014 at 4:32AM PDT | Source: Coldwell Banker

October 24, 2014 // // MADISON, N.J. - Coldwell Banker Real Estate announced the winners of the brand's most prestigious awards during the company's annual conference, the 2014 Generation Blue Experience. The Chandler Barton Spirit, Preserving the Trust, and Coldwell Banker Hero of the Year awards recognize the sales associate, manager, and broker/owner affiliated with the Coldwell Banker® brand who best exemplify generosity, leadership and excellence. The winners were nominated by their peers and selected from approximately 85,000 Coldwell Banker professionals worldwide.
"These passionate and inspiring brokers and agents affiliated with the Coldwell Banker system had monumental success in 2014, and we're thrilled to honor their achievements," said Budge Huskey, president and chief executive officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC...

New Patrice & Associates Office In Omaha To Give Local Restaurant Scene A Boost »

October 24, 2014 at 4:19AM PDT | Source: Patrice & Associates

Demand from Local Eateries Gives Rise to Management Support Business in Eastern Nebraska
October 24, 2014 // // Omaha, Neb. - Patrice & Associates, the nation's preeminent strategic partner in the restaurant industry, announced the opening of its second franchise in Nebraska to meet the growing management needs at local restaurants and other related hospitality businesses.
Local resident Steve Oppliger, a corporate training and multi-unit manager for an international fast casual brand, is turning his sights toward hospitality, as he runs day-to-day operations for Patrice & Associates in eastern Nebraska. Oppliger will serve businesses around Omaha, Blair, Fremont, Gretna and Plattsmouth.
"Over the years I have worked in many of the roles that local restaurant and hospitality brands seek to fill, and job candidates seek to find...

Pizza Ranch Plans New Kentwood Restaurant »

October 24, 2014 at 4:16AM PDT | Source: Pizza Ranch

The Beloved Family Hangout to Bring its Signature Pizzas, Fried Chicken and Community Outreach Programs to Kentwood
October 24, 2014 // // KENTWOOD, Mich. – Pizza Ranch, the legendary pizza, fried chicken and salad buffet beloved across the Midwest and Central Plains, announced plans to open in Kentwood, Michigan. It will be the brand's third location in the state. The restaurant will be located at 3858 28th St. SE in Kentwood, and a team of local entrepreneurs is at the helm of this development.
Pizza Ranch restaurants have earned a much-adored reputation in their communities for hot and delicious pizzas, golden crispy fried chicken and fresh healthy salads, all in a fun, authentic, ranch-themed environment...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens In Ocala »

October 24, 2014 at 4:15AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owners Celebrate With Free Sub Fundraiser
October 24, 2014 // // Ocala, FL - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Ocala on October 8. Franchise owners Barry and Marlene Kovelesky, along with manager Megan Stankiewicz, held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, October 8 to Sunday, October 19 to support Michelle-O-Gram in partnership with Ocala Health.
The new restaurant, located at 2602 SW 19th Ave., circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to Michelle-O-Gram.
"After trying Jersey Mike's for the first time we loved the product and wanted to get involved with the brand," said Marlene Kovelesky...

Murphy Business & Financial Corporation Inks Regional Developer Agreement With Father-Son Team In Atlantic Canada »

October 24, 2014 at 4:10AM PDT | Source: Murphy Business & Financial Corporation

Dan and Sean Murphy Will Lead Growth of the World's Largest; Business Brokerage Firm Throughout the Atlantic Canada Region
October 24, 2014 // // HALIFAX, Nova Scotia – Murphy Business & Financial Corporation LLC., North America's leading, full-service business brokerage firm with more than 150 offices across Canada and the United States, announces the opening of its new office in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dan Murphy, a leader in Atlantic Canada's print and publishing industry, led numerous mergers and acquisitions before joining his son, Sean Murphy, to launch the Murphy Business brand in Nova Scotia. Together, the father-son team will develop a Murphy Business presence throughout Atlantic Canada.
Sean and Dan are leading the growth of Murphy Business throughout the region, guiding local entrepreneurs into ownership through the business brokerage franchise...

The Dwyer Group Announces The Fall 2014 Women In The Trades Scholarship Winners »

October 24, 2014 at 4:03AM PDT | Source: Dwyer Group, The

Women in the Trades program continues to advance education and career opportunities for women in the service trades across the country.
October 24, 2014 // // WACO, Texas – The Dwyer Group®, a holding company of seven service-based franchise brands, has announced the recipients of the fall 2014 Women in the Trades Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to women working towards a career in the trades, to students studying for a career in the trades, or to front-line female employees at franchise locations for any of The Dwyer Group service brands.
"We are very proud of this semester’s recipients, and we look forward to watching them achieve their career goals in the service industry," said Dina Dwyer-Owens, Co-Chair of The Dwyer Group...

Aire Serv® Adds New Franchise Locations »

October 23, 2014 at 11:51AM PDT | Source: Aire Serv Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.

8 New Franchises Set to Open in the U.S.
October 23, 2014 // // WACO, Texas - Aire Serv, a leading HVAC Repair and Maintenance Franchise, announced the purchase of eight new franchise locations in the 3rd quarter of 2014. Year to date, Aire Serv has welcomed the addition of 19 new franchise locations.
"Many people get into their own HVAC business because they are good at heating and air conditioning work. We help them take that business to the next level by helping them with the business side of their company. Ultimately, it's about helping people achieve their personal and professional goals," said Doyle James, President of Aire Serv. "We are very pleased that we have the opportunity to do that for eight more franchisees...

RE/MAX China Open For Business »

October 23, 2014 at 11:48AM PDT | Source: RE/MAX

Beijing Office First to Open, Opportunities Exist for More Franchises
DENVER - Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The first RE/MAX office in China is open for business and agents are already busy working with local clients. Agents with RE/MAX Eternity are also taking advantage of the extensive worldwide RE/MAX Network (, assisting clients interested in overseas investment opportunities – in the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America and other parts of the world.
RE/MAX Eternity opened in August in Beijing's Chaoyang Business District and its entrepreneurial owners are eager to make their mark and change how real estate is practiced in their country.
"We love the RE/MAX culture and our vision is to raise the level of customer service in the local real estate industry...

Forever Fest 2014 Unveils Programming »

October 23, 2014 at 10:54AM PDT | Source: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Tenth anniversary screening of MEAN GIRLS with Jonathan Bennett, Daniel Franzese and Daniel DeSanto in attendance and Premiere of AMIRA & SAM with Martin Starr, Paul Wesley, Dina Shihabi, and director Sean Mullin in attendance among additional signature programming.
Badges on sale NOW!
October 23, 2014 // // Austin, TX - Alamo Drafthouse's girlie, pop-culture fest, FOREVER FEST is thrilled to announce the programming and ticketing for the sophomore year of their weekend-long celebration of girlie pop culture. Fans of female- centric films, books and TV are invited to come together and revel in their obsessions with screenings, themed parties and so much more. Forever Fest will take place November 14th - 16th at the beloved and newly renovated Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar with parties at The Highball, whose karaoke rooms were recently named "the greatest karaoke bar in the world...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens First Minneapolis Location »

October 23, 2014 at 10:48AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owners Celebrate With Free Sub Fundraiser
October 23, 2014 // // Minneapolis, MN - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Minneapolis on October 1. Franchise owners Joe Nachtrab, Luke Nachtrab and Michael McGuire, along with manager Nick Ryskamp, held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, October 1 to Sunday, October 5 to support Lake Harriet Community School and Kenwood School.
The new restaurant, located at 1504 West Lake Street, circulated 8,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to Lake Harriet Community School or Kenwood School.
"At Jersey Mike's we're grateful for the opportunity to connect with our local community, said Ryskamp...

PrideStaff Expands With New Staffing And Employment Agency In Clearwater, FL »

October 23, 2014 at 10:39AM PDT | Source: PrideStaff

October 23, 2014 // // PrideStaff, a national staffing organization, is pleased to announce the opening of a new staffing and employment agency in Clearwater, FL. The new office will offer a full range of staffing and employment services in a variety of professional and light industrial disciplines serving the Clearwater and St. Petersburg area.
"As the Deputy Chief of Staff and White House Liaison at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), I was able to meet with many small business owners and was envious of their courage and passion to follow the American dream," said Matt Becker, Co-Owner and Strategic-Partner of the St. Pete Clearwater PrideStaff office. "As the person responsible for recruiting and hiring political appointees at the SBA, I felt that a role in staffing was a natural fit to my background, interests, and goals, and PrideStaff provided the best platform to utilize to provide a valuable service to our community...

Caring Transitions Recognized As A Top 50 Franchise For Veterans »

October 23, 2014 at 10:34AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 - As Caring Transitions surpasses 150 franchisees nationwide, the company is also celebrating being recognized as one of the Top 50 Franchises for Veterans by USA Today.
Caring Transitionsis America's largest resource specializing in managing senior relocations, downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing and move management, Caring Transitions can handle on-site or online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market. The USA Today honor recognizes businesses with a strong veteran representation and individual programs to attract veterans and is based on data from the Word Franchising Network.
"At Caring Transitions, we believe that veterans not only deserve the best opportunities, but that they have earned those opportunities...

TGA Launches Two New Youth Sports Franchises In Seattle, WA. »

October 23, 2014 at 10:22AM PDT | Source: TGA Premier Golf and Tennis

Recent college graduate and aspiring law student finds new career coaching youth and bringing programs to schools, community centers, golf and tennis facilities
October 23, 2014 // // Seattle, WA – TGA Premier Golf and Tennis, a leading youth sports franchise company specializing school-based golf and tennis programs, continues its national growth with the establishment of two new franchises in Seattle.
Chandler Lewis, a recent graduate of the University of Washington and former head varsity golf and tennis coach, has partnered with Brad Kirkpatrick in acquiring the TGA Premier Junior Golf and TGA Premier Youth Tennis franchises on the east side of the Greater Seattle area. Kirkpatrick brought the first two TGA franchises to Seattle in 2013...

LED Source Selected To Host Florida Governor Rick Scott »

October 23, 2014 at 10:11AM PDT | Source: LED Source

Over 30 elected officials, including New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and 200 VIP's to attend Gov. Scott's final speech on Green Tech, Job Creation and Getting Florida Back To Work.
October 23, 2014 // // WELLINGTON, FL – LED Source, the leading North American LED lighting solutions provider specializing in commercial LED lighting applications, is pleased to announce it has been selected to host incumbent Republican Governor Rick Scott's final stop on the campaign trail prior to the 2014 gubernatorial election on November 4, 2014. (
More than 200 VIP's and 30 elected officials, including New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, will attend the last and largest scheduled 'Get out the Early Vote Bus Tour' with Governor Rick Scott on Monday, October 27th at 7:30am...

Red Mango® Yogurt Cafe Juice Program Honored At Inaugural HALO Awards »

October 23, 2014 at 9:57AM PDT | Source: Red Mango

Food News Media Recognizes Red Mango for Commitment to Healthy Lifestyle Choices
October 23, 2014 // // DALLAS – Red Mango, one of the fastest growing retailers of healthy dining options and authentic frozen yogurt, has been honored for its national raw, cold-squeezed juice program at the inaugural HALO Awards ceremony, held recently in New Orleans.
Food News Media, publisher of QSR and FSR magazines, established the HALO Awards (Healthy Active Lifestyle Objective) to celebrate the menu innovation and messaging of restaurant chains across the nation that are making positive contributions towards consumers looking to live healthy and active lifestyles.
"We are honored to be recognized as a leader in the country for our passion to serve customers delicious and healthy eating options," said Dan Kim, founder of Red Mango...

Fatburger Joins Newly Co-Branded Buffalo's Cafe In Palmdale »

October 23, 2014 at 9:49AM PDT | Source: Fatburger

Sister Brands Team Up To Bring Burger Options to Popular Los Angeles Restaurant
October 23, 2014 // // LOS ANGELES – Fatburger, famous for its juicy, made-to-order burgers has joined its sister brand Buffalo's Cafe in their newly co-branded Palmdale location. Fans of the all-American franchise, known for its selection of delicious chicken wings, are sure to love the new variety of burger options available at the community favorite restaurant.
The location offers popular menu items from Buffalo's Cafe, including its fresh, never frozen chicken wings with bold and spicy sauces like Asian Sesame, Lemon Pepper, Honey Garlic and spice levels ranging from Mild to Death Valley. With the new Fatburger addition, it also offers classic mouthwatering burgers, ranging in size from small to XXXL...

Hyatt Ranked As One Of The World’s Best Multinational Workplaces By Great Place To Work »

October 23, 2014 at 9:31AM PDT | Source: Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

Recognition as a top multinational workplace coincides with relaunch of Hyatt career website
October 23, 2014 // // CHICAGO – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that Hyatt has been named one of the World's Best Multinational Workplaces by Great Place to Work®. The annual list honors 25 companies that have been recognized by their employees as an organization that fosters creativity, trust and camaraderie.
This year marks Hyatt's inaugural appearance on the list, following Great Place to Work® recognitions in the United States, France, Germany, United Arab Emirates, India, and the United Kingdom.
"This incredible recognition reflects how our people-focused culture, and the care we show to everyone in the Hyatt family, extends to our colleagues around the world," said Robb Webb, chief human resources officer, Hyatt Hotels Corporation...

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