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United® Real Estate Opens New Office In Asheville, NC »

April 24, 2015 at 4:46AM PDT | Source: United Real Estate

Independent Real Estate Agency Affiliates with United to Amplify Their Offering
April 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // KANSAS CITY, MO. - United® Real Estate, a fast-growing real estate and franchise operation company, announces the addition of a new office serving Asheville, NC to its’ network of franchise offices, increasing the company’s presence within key real estate markets nationwide. After owning and operating French Broad River Realty, Debbie Leon recently announced her conversion to a United Real Estate franchise.
“The United model offers my agents so much more than I could offer them as an independent brokerage,” said Debbie Leon, Owner and Managing Broker. “I am always looking for ways to improve my agent offering – with 100-percent commission, an agent technology package and ongoing trainings, we can help more agents be successful and more clients to find their dream homes...

NY Bagel Cafe Brings Back The Old European Feel »

April 24, 2015 at 4:31AM PDT | Source: NY Bagel Cafe' & Deli

NY Bagel Cafe is proud to bring the old European feel to bagels, the way they once were. New locations of NY Bagel Cafe are now open in Doral and West Palm Beach Florida.
Rutherford, New Jersey (PRWEB) April 23, 2015 - It is incredibly difficult to imagine that the simple golden bagel we often times see today on the breakfast tables of many upper-class families in fact has its origins on the rather poor pre-war streets of Eastern Europe. As the Jewish immigrants were arriving to the U.S. on now famous trans-Atlantic boats, thus serving as perfect picture material to countless iconic Ellis Island photos, America was introduced to the new variety of the golden bagel (occasionally even the bagel & lox combo), which they would most aptly describe as the "taste of the old country...

GNC Holdings, Inc. Schedules Conference Call And Webcast To Report First Quarter 2015 Financial Results »

April 24, 2015 at 4:27AM PDT | Source: GNC

PITTSBURGH, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC), a leading global specialty health, wellness and performance retailer, has scheduled a webcast and conference call to report its first quarter 2015 financial results on Thursday, April 30 at 9:00 am Eastern Time. During the call, discussions may include material developments that occur subsequent to the distribution of this press release but before the scheduled earnings call.
A live webcast of the call will be available on www.gnc.com via the Investor Relations section under "About GNC". A replay of this webcast will be available through May 29, 2015. You may also listen to the live call by dialing 1-877-232-1784 inside the U.S. and 706-679-4448 outside the U.S...

Starwood Preferred Guest® App For Apple Watch Unlocks New Level Of Access For Members »

April 24, 2015 at 4:10AM PDT | Source: Starwood Hotels & Resorts

With SPG’s Keyless Room Entry and Apple Watch, Opening Your Hotel Room Door is as Easy as a Flick of the Wrist
STAMFORD, Conn. - April 24, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Apple Watch lets you order an Uber, check into your flight, make a dinner reservation and now for the first time ever you can open your hotel room door all with the flick of the wrist. Starting today, members of Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®), the award-winning loyalty program from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT), have instant access to the #spglife thanks to the SPG App for Apple Watch.
Marrying high-tech and high-touch, the SPG app for Apple Watch is designed to anticipate and respond to the in-the-moment needs of guests from mobile check in, to opening their guest room door, to providing information like the hotel address, room number, confirmation number, and directions and SPG account information with just a glance of the wrist...

AdviCoach Announces Launch Of Virtual Business Coaching Sessions »

April 24, 2015 at 4:02AM PDT | Source: AdviCoach

National business coaching and advisory firm aims to help business owners become empowered, drive innovation and accelerate change through new “Power Hour” series
April 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // Southbury, CT – Recognizing the business community’s need for guidance in a convenient manner that business owners can fit into their schedules, AdviCoach - a national business coaching and advisory firm for small to mid-sized businesses - has introduced a bi-monthly, virtual business advice seminar series called Power Hour. The first four Power Hour educational sessions will be held on April 29, 2015 from noon to 4 p.m. EST with a new speaker each hour.
As any business owner knows, independent business ownership can be tricky, and the road to success is often riddled with what seems like a never-ending list of questions on a variety of topics...

H&R Block Reports U.S. Tax Results Through April 16; To Announce Fiscal 2015 Results On June 8 »

April 24, 2015 at 3:52AM PDT | Source: H&R Block

KANSAS CITY, MO - (Marketwired) - April 23, 2015 -

Assisted returns prepared declined due to the carryover impact of eliminating a promotion in the prior year and continued behavioral shifts in tax filers who claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
H&R Block tax software returns prepared through online, desktop and mobile applications grew 8.2% over the prior year; monetization improved significantly

H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB), the world's largest consumer tax services provider, today released its U.S. tax results through April 16, 2015. Total U.S. revenues increased compared to the prior year despite a 0.9% decrease1 in returns prepared to 20.5 million. The company continues to expect EBITDA margins of approximately 30%...

Tropical Smoothie Café Announces Highest Average Unit Volume In 18-Year History »

April 23, 2015 at 11:47AM PDT | Source: Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Leading Fast Casual Café Now Boasts AUV of More Than $578,000 with Top 50 Percent Exceeding $734,000
April 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – Tropical Smoothie Café, the leading fast casual café concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced today an all-time high average unit volume (AUV) of more than $578,000, while the top 50 percent of its cafes nationwide reported exceeding $734,000.
“We are thrilled that in the last year our system’s AUV has grown by nearly 10 percent - an outstanding result of Tropical Smoothie Cafe introducing more fresh food featuring bold flavors and quality ingredients, and our franchisees’ hard work and passion for the brand,” said Mike Rotondo, CEO of Tropical Smoothie Café...

Sears Hometown Store In Silver City Refreshes Appliance Retail Strategy »

April 23, 2015 at 11:00AM PDT | Source: Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores

Grand Reopening Celebration to Unveil New Product Assortment, Redesigned Merchandising, Comprehensive Employee Training and More
SILVER CITY, N.M., April 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Evolving to meet changing consumer needs and to embrace its nationwide branding "America's Appliance Experts", the refresh of the Sears Hometown and Outlet Store in Silver City culminates with a grand reopening celebration April 23-25, 2015 at 1310 Silver Heights Blvd. The store refresh includes a new product assortment, redesigned merchandising, new fixtures & signage, and comprehensive employee training, among other changes.
"The refresh has allowed us to give a much better representation of our brands and appliances by putting the focus on training our associates to be experts in all manufacturers," said John Andrews, district manager of Sears Hometown Stores in New Mexico...

Pure Barre Celebrates 300th Studio Opening »

April 23, 2015 at 10:35AM PDT | Source: Pure Barre

North America's Leading Barre Concept Positioned for Further Expansion
April 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Pure Barre, the largest and most established barre concept in North America, is pleased to announce the opening of its 300th location. The franchise has experienced consistent and unprecedented expansion throughout its history, showing a growth of more than 50 percent from 2013 to 2014 alone. Now with locations in 42 states, along with the District of Columbia, Pure Barre is forecasting steady growth and has plans to expand to Canada by year-end.
With three times the presence of any other barre concept, Pure Barre is the clear market leader in the barre sector and a dominant force in the growing boutique fitness industry...

First Holiday Inn Resort Set To Open In Fiji »

April 23, 2015 at 9:32AM PDT | Source: Holiday Inn

April 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world's leading hotel companies, has signed a management agreement with Fiji-based property development company Avoser Ltd to open the first Holiday Inn Resort in Fiji. The 173-room resort will open its doors to guests in 2018.
Located adjacent to the entrance to Denarau Island, Holiday Resort Denarau is well positioned for access to Port Denarau marina – gateway to the renowned Mamanuca and Yasawa Island groups – and Nadi Town, just five minutes away. The resort will also be a short ten-minute drive from the international Airport via a new expressway which is due to open next year. Holiday Inn Resort Denarau Island will be the company's third property in Fiji, joining Holiday Inn Suva and InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa...

Carvel Celebrates Free Cone Day April 30 »

April 23, 2015 at 9:07AM PDT | Source: Carvel

Guests Invited to Try Carvel…America’s Freshest Ice Cream for Free and Help Raise Money for the American Red Cross
April 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - Carvel … America’s Freshest Ice Cream®, is celebrating Free Cone Day Thursday, April 30 from 3-8 p.m. Participating Carvel® shoppes will treat guests to a free junior cone filled with their choice of freshly made vanilla, chocolate or the limited-time soft ice cream made with Ferrero’s Nutella® hazelnut spread.
In addition to enjoying free soft ice cream, guests are encouraged to help raise money for the American Red Cross on Free Cone Day. Throughout the day, Carvel will offer a $2 coupon book worth more than $20 in savings...

Sears Hometown Store In Mesquite Refreshes Appliance Retail Strategy »

April 23, 2015 at 9:00AM PDT | Source: Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores

Grand Reopening Celebration to Unveil New Product Assortment, Redesigned Merchandising, Comprehensive Employee Training and More
MESQUITE, Nev. - April 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Evolving to meet changing consumer needs and to embrace its nationwide branding "America's Appliance Experts", the refresh of the Sears Hometown and Outlet Store in Mesquite, Nevada culminates with a grand reopening celebration April 23-25, 2015 at 1085 Pioneer Blvd. The store refresh includes a new product assortment, redesigned merchandising, new fixtures & signage, and comprehensive employee training, among other changes.
"The refresh has allowed us to give a much better representation of our brands and appliances by putting the focus on training our associates to be experts in all manufacturers," said John Andrews, district manager of Sears Hometown Stores in Nevada...

OpenWorks Expands Services To Provide Additional Maintenance And Repair Work »

April 23, 2015 at 8:10AM PDT | Source: OpenWorks

Nation’s Leading Integrated Facility Services Franchise to Provide Full Scale Cleaning and Maintenance Operations
Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) April 23, 2015 OpenWorks, one of America’s leading integrated facility services franchises, has announced major additions to the line of services offered by the company to include work such as landscaping, electrical and plumbing. With these additional services, OpenWorks will now be able to greatly increase the amount of facility cleaning and maintenance solutions for their customers.
For more than 30 years, OpenWorks has provided customized cleaning solutions for a wide range of facilities and offices. As a leading integrated facility service franchise with 330 franchises in five states, the company has used an environmentally “clean green” program to provide businesses with a clean, safe work environment...

BookKeeping Express Partners With Mr. Rooter To Clean The Drains Of The Plumbing Franchise’s Financials »

April 23, 2015 at 7:18AM PDT | Source: Bookkeeping Express Centre

April 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // TYSONS CORNER, Va – BookKeeping Express (BKE) today announces a partnership with Mr. Rooter, the largest all-franchised, full-service plumbing and drain cleaning company in the world. BKE will help simplify operations for Mr. Rooter franchise owners by combining its secure cloud-based technology with skilled teams of people, enabling franchisees to reclaim their time – working on their business instead of in their business.
BKE’s specialized franchisor accounting platform and expertise in personalized business bookkeeping services is designed to improve the financial well-being of the Mr. Rooter organization. Following the partnership between BKE and Aire Serv, this is the second Dwyer Group brand that has brought on BKE as the preferred vendor...

Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc. To Announce First Quarter 2015 Results On May 4, 2015 »

April 23, 2015 at 7:04AM PDT | Source: Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc.

Company to Present at the Baird 2015 Growth Stock Conference
HOUSTON - April 22, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:IRG) today announced that it will host a conference call to discuss first quarter 2015 financial results on Monday, May 4, 2015 at 4:30 PM Eastern Time.
The conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing 888-663-2254 or for international callers by dialing 913-312-1463. A replay will be available one hour after the call and can be accessed by dialing 877-870-5176 or 858-384-5517 for international callers; the password is 7592396. The replay will be available until May 11, 2015. The call will also be webcast live from the Company's website at www.igniterestaurants.com under the "Investors" section...

Interim HealthCare Promotes The Importance Of Advanced Healthcare Decisions »

April 23, 2015 at 6:44AM PDT | Source: Interim HealthCare

April 2, 2015 // Franchising.com // SUNRISE, FL - In an effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making, Interim HealthCare is promoting National Healthcare Decisions Day.
“Studies show that less than one-third of all adults have a living will or any kind of advance directive to make their healthcare wishes known in the event of catastrophe,” comments Kathleen Gilmartin, President and CEO of Interim HealthCare, Inc. “Having an advance directive enables families and healthcare providers to be better equipped to address advanced healthcare planning issues and be better able to honor patient wishes when the time comes to do so.”
National Healthcare Decisions Day was started seven years ago to teach Americans the benefits of creating an advance directive, and to encourage healthcare providers to recommend them more often...

Rita's Italian Ice Partners With Sandella's Flatbread Cafe To Bring Guests Extended Menu Offerings »

April 23, 2015 at 6:35AM PDT | Source: Rita's Ice-Custard-Happiness

Nation's Largest Italian Ice Concept Celebrates the Opening of its First Store with New Partnership
TREVOSE, Pa. and NEW CITY, N.Y. - April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Today, Rita's Italian Ice, the world's largest Italian Ice concept with more than 600 stores, announced its partnership with Sandella's Flatbread Cafe, a leader in the fast-casual market with more than 130 locations. The company will formally announce its partnership and the first-ever Rita's Italian Ice featuring Sandella's Flatbread Cafe at its grand opening celebration, bringing Rita's guests a dining option in addition to its signature "cool treats."
"We were looking for a delicious and fun, yet contemporary, food concept to add to our Italian Ice portfolio and help franchisees grow," said Jeff Moody, CEO of Rita's Franchise Company...

Victory Realty & Auction Inc. Affiliates With United Country Real Estate To Offer Unique Services »

April 23, 2015 at 6:26AM PDT | Source: United Country Real Estate

April 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Susan Hansen, principal broker, and Dennis Peters, auctioneer, have recently opened a United Country Real Estate franchise in Lake View, Iowa. Located at 315 High Street, this new office will be called United Country – Victory Realty & Auction Inc.
"I'm excited to combine my real estate and marketing experience with the proven benefits of the United Country program," said Hansen. "I look forward to providing an outstanding, differentiated level of service to my clients through my partnership with United Country."
United Country – Victory Realty & Auction Inc., will offer United's unique marketing services that cover the country with a reach unmatched by any other real estate organization, including the No...

Realogy Recognized For Sustainability Efforts »

April 23, 2015 at 6:14AM PDT | Source: Realogy Corporation

New Business Roundtable Report Shows How Leading Companies Are Focused on Sustainability
April 22, 2015 // Franchising.com // Madison, N.J. - Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, is featured in a new Business Roundtable report released that highlights the commitment of America’s CEOs to incorporate sustainability into their business practices — all in an effort to lead the way toward a more sustainable future.
“Create, Grow, Sustain: Leading by Example,” details the sustainability efforts of 148 companies through a series of testimonials from top CEOs and provides insight into how companies like Realogy are leading the way on effective environmental stewardship and sustainable business practices...

Pagosa Springs Sears Hometown Store Refreshes Appliance Retail Strategy »

April 23, 2015 at 5:55AM PDT | Source: Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores

Grand Reopening Celebration to Unveil New Product Assortment, Redesigned Merchandising, Comprehensive Employee Training and More
PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo. - April 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Evolving to meet changing consumer needs and to embrace its nationwide branding "America's Appliance Experts", the refresh of the Sears Hometown and Outlet Store in Pagosa Springs, Colorado culminates with a grand reopening celebration April 23-25, 2015 at 2800 Cornerstone Drive. The store refresh includes a new product assortment, redesigned merchandising, new fixtures & signage, and comprehensive employee training, among other changes.
"The refresh has allowed us to give a much better representation of our brands and appliances by putting the focus on training our associates to be experts in all manufacturers," said John Andrews, district manager of Sears Hometown Stores in Colorado...



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