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New Wireless Zone® Franchise Owners Find Success In Wisconsin »

October 20, 2014 at 8:09AM PDT | Source: Wireless Zone® Franchise

Two friends, and first time business owners, open successful Wireless Zone® franchise in Portage
October 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // PORTAGE, Wis. – Wireless Zone®, the nation's largest Verizon Wireless retail franchisor, is celebrating the success of new franchise owners Matthew Williams and Eric Reynolds and their new store in Portage, Wisconsin. Already making a name for themselves in the industry and Portage community, Williams and Reynolds are achieving record-breaking numbers in their first five months of business.
"Being able to open a Wireless Zone store in Portage and have incredible success in the first few months has been a very rewarding experience," said Williams. "We have worked extremely hard to build a strong foundation, and the local community has been very supportive of the new store...

Community Invited To Art Van Furniture Ribbon Cutting At Mishawaka, Indiana Store October 28 »

October 20, 2014 at 7:51AM PDT | Source: Art Van Furniture

Former family-owned Sofa Select is first Art Van Furniture franchise location outside of Michigan
WARREN, Mich., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Don't "mish" it! Art Van Furniture, the Midwest's No. 1 furniture and mattress retailer, is hosting an official ribbon cutting ceremony at its new Mishawaka, Indiana store on Tuesday, October 28 at 4:30 p.m. The former Sofa Select store, located at 5946 North Grape Road near the University Park Mall, is owned by Tom and Rose Eslinger. Members of Art Van Furniture's leadership team will be in attendance as well as local dignitaries. The event is open to the public.
This is Art Van Furniture's first franchise location outside of its home state of Michigan. It currently has seven Michigan franchise locations in Alpena, Mount Pleasant, Midland, Marquette, Sault Sainte Marie, Owosso and Gaylord, with two additional franchises set to open in the state in 2014...

Wyndham Hotel Group’s Rui Barros To Oversee North America Franchise Operations »

October 20, 2014 at 7:05AM PDT | Source: Wyndham Worldwide

October 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // Parsippany, N.J. – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the appointment of Rui Barros as president and managing director of North America franchise operations.
Rui BarrosIn this role, Barros will be responsible for Wyndham Hotel Group’s field and brand operations functions, overseeing operational performance, ongoing franchisee support efforts and preferred client services for Wyndham Hotel Group properties in North America. He will be based in the company’s Parsippany, New Jersey offices.
A seasoned hospitality industry veteran, Barros has held a number of high-level operations positions with Wyndham Hotel Group...

Value Place Announces Appointment Of Stuart Becker As Executive Vice President And Chief Financial Officer »

October 20, 2014 at 6:36AM PDT | Source: Value Place

October 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // WICHITA, Kan. - Value Place, the nation's largest economy, extended-stay hotel brand, today announced the appointment of Stuart Becker to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective Monday, October 13, 2014.
In this role, Becker will oversee the company's finance and accounting functions and will be responsible for the financial management, planning, and operations for each of the brand's core departments, including property management, real estate and franchise development, construction, and franchise and legal services. Becker will leverage his past experience with lenders and private equity sources to identify additional financing to support the continued development of new Value Place properties across the country...

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza Franchise To Open In Marlton, New Jersey »

October 20, 2014 at 5:47AM PDT | Source: 1000 Degrees Pizzeria Neapolitan Pizza

Marlton, New Jersey (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 - 1000 Degrees Pizza, a unique "create your own" neapolitan pizza franchise, announces new location, coming to Marlton, New Jersey. Though like most of New Jersey, the town of Marlton has plenty of pizza options, 1000 Degrees Pizza is the first of it's kind in the entire county, said a company spokesman. With over 50 toppings, 8 types of cheeses, and over a dozen sauce options, 1000 Degrees can satisfy even the most complex pizza lover's pallet. Expected to open before Christmas 2014, 1000 Degrees hopes to be serving it's unique Neapolitan Pizza by December 15th, 2014. With exponential growth expected for 2015, 1000 Degrees neapolitan pizza franchise is now accepting qualified franchisees in all 50 states...

EXIT Realty North Star ITown Arrives In Indianola »

October 20, 2014 at 5:26AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Indianola, Iowa (Grassroots Newswire - October 17, 2014 - Jon Niemeyer, EXIT Realty North Star, is pleased to announce the opening of his second real estate brokerage, EXIT Realty North Star iTown, now located in Indianola.
"Based on our continued success with EXIT Realty, we were ready to expand into the Indianola community. We know we can count on the EXIT Formula, EXIT's state-of-the-art technology, in-depth training and more to help to grow our new brokerage," said Niemeyer, "We are very excited to assist the residents of Indianola with their real estate needs. At EXIT Realty we are committed to our customers' satisfaction."
About EXIT Realty
EXIT Realty is a proven real estate business model that supplies single-level residual income - for agents, security, stability and direction; for agents' families, security in the form of beneficiary and retirement residuals...

Computer Troubleshooters Welcomes New Technology Franchisee To The Australian Team »

October 20, 2014 at 4:58AM PDT | Source: Computer Troubleshooters

Abhijeet Kulkarni of Canberra joins Computer Troubleshooters' Australian team of franchise owners who provide onsite computer services and IT solutions to small and medium-sized businesses and residential users.
Independence, OH - October 18, 2014 - (PR.com) - Computer Troubleshooters is pleased to welcome Abhijeet Kulkarni to the network in Australia. Kulkarni's new venture is located in Tuggeranong in the south of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. He joins Computer Troubleshooters' team of international franchise owners who provide onsite computer services and IT solutions to small and medium-sized businesses and residential users.
Abhijeet Kulkarni, known as AK, has a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Advanced Computing...

FASTSIGNS® Helps Independent Owners Thrive, Maximize New Channels For Growth »

October 20, 2014 at 4:53AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS
FASTSIGNS Opportunities Available

Leading Signage & Visual Graphics Franchisor Exhibits at 2014 SGIA Expo to Share Success with Independent Owners through Company's Co-Brand and Conversion Franchise Programs
October 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas - Though more businesses are investing in effective signage and visual graphics, many of today's independent sign and print shop owners are not maximizing their businesses' true potential due to lack of support in key areas, such as marketing and technology advancements. FASTSIGNS International Inc. - the worldwide franchisor of more than 560 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphics and visual communications centers in eight countries - recognizes these challenges and provides the necessary resources through its Co-Brand or Conversion franchise programs for independent owners to thrive...

Former Executive Recruiter Launches Senior Home Care Franchise In VA »

October 20, 2014 at 4:46AM PDT | Source: Griswold Home Care

Worked with Your Franchise Success, a franchise consulting firm to find Griswold Senior Home Care Franchise.
(PRWEB) October 19, 2014 - Dick Bass, senior franchise consultant for Your Franchise Success® (YFS) announced the match-up of Griswold Home Care and Virginia resident Karen Vassar. A talent acquisition professional turned franchisee, Vassar will service the Leesburg, Manassas and Woodbridge areas.
Griswold Home Care provides non-medical care to the elderly, disabled and at-risk individuals in the comfort of their own home, while offering peace of mind to their loved ones. For over 30 years Griswold Home Care has continued to refer caregivers that provide high quality, non-medical home care at affordable rates.
Vassar came across the Griswold Home Care franchise opportunity through working with Your Franchise Success...

Miracle Method Exhibit Impresses At APPA Regional Conferences »

October 20, 2014 at 4:41AM PDT | Source: Miracle Method Surface Refinishing

Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 - Miracle Method, the nation's premier provider of surface refinishing solutions for educational facilities, received an impressive reception at five Regional APPA Conferences. APPA (The Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers) is made up of facilities officers, directors, and managers responsible for overseeing and improving educational facilities and learning environments.
Regional APPA Conference attendees are directly involved in the maintenance of college residence halls, academic buildings, and athletic facilities, giving Miracle Method access to the people responsible for day-to-day maintenance. Visitors to their booth saw how Miracle Method's refinishing process saves both time and money while solving the most common problems in educational facilities: leaking shower pans, outdated tile walls and floors, and damaged laminate countertops...

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Announces Grand Opening Of The Third Chicago Restaurant »

October 20, 2014 at 4:36AM PDT | Source: Blaze Pizza

Free Pizzas for Blaze Pizza Fans in the West Loop on Friday, October 24
LOS ANGELES, CA - (Marketwired - Oct 20, 2014) - Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza, the nation's leading build-your-own pizza chain, today announced that it will open its third Chicago area location on Thursday, October 23rd. To celebrate the grand opening, the West Loop location will offer FREE build-your-own artisanal pizzas on Friday, October 24 between 11:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. to anyone who follows Blaze Pizza on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. The fast-casual concept, known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants, is located in Chicago's Presidential Towers at 24 South Clinton Street.
Blaze Pizza is a modern day "pizza joint" known for its custom-built artisanal pizzas, freshly made salads, blood orange lemonade and s'more pies...

Giant Tiger Is A Proud Supporter Of The Leukemia And Lymphoma Society Of Canada's Light The Night Walk 2014 »

October 20, 2014 at 4:32AM PDT | Source: Giant Tiger Stores Limited

OTTAWA, ONTARIO - (Marketwired - Oct. 17, 2014) - Giant Tiger Stores Limited is pleased to announce the success of Giant Tiger's recent across the East Coast campaign to raise funds and awareness for the Light the Night Walk. This donation of $10,000 represents proceeds from September 2nd until October 6th.
During the Round Up Campaign, Giant Tiger cashiers asked customers if they would be interested in rounding up to the nearest dollar. The amount donated goes directly to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada. Giant Tiger Stores in Halifax and Dartmouth were both key supporters.
"Giant Tiger is proud to give back to the communities we call home," said Scott Gouthro of Giant Tiger's Halifax and Dartmouth. "I am so proud of all of the Giant Tiger stores and customers throughout the East Coast who came together to make this monumental donation a reality...

New Real Canadian Property Management Office Opens In Fort McMurray »

October 20, 2014 at 4:24AM PDT | Source: Real Property Management
Real Property Management Opportunities Available

VANCOUVER, BC - (Marketwired - October 17, 2014) - The "fly in, fly out" workforce in Fort McMurray has created a massive opportunity for investment in the rental housing market. In response, Real Canadian Property Management Elite, a franchisee of Real Canadian Property Management (RPM), has opened to serve Fort McMurray rental property owners, so they can watch their investment grow and avoid costly mistakes.
"Our services provide benefits to both tenants and owners, through tested and proven systems that add the consistency and efficiency the property management industry has needed," said Kap Hiroti, vice president, operations, Real Canadian Property Management. "Broker Lorna MacNeil has worked on all facets of real estate in Fort McMurray for over 10 years, from sales agent to property manager to designated broker...

H&R Block Receives Quintet Of Awards For Communications Initiatives »

October 20, 2014 at 4:09AM PDT | Source: H&R Block

Recognition Comes for Blog, Public Relations and Enterprise Portal Achievements
KANSAS CITY, MO - (Marketwired) - October 20, 2014 - H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), the world's largest consumer tax services provider, recently won several awards for its communications initiatives, including for its Block Talk blog, public relations campaigns -- including "Get Your Billion Back, America!" and its teen financial literacy project -- and for its new enterprise-wide associate portal.
Block Talk Receives Best Corporate Blog Award
Block Talk, H&R Block's blog of tax and lifestyle news, tips and advice, won the Plutus award for best corporate blog. In its fifth year, Plutus honors the best in personal finance. The Plutus Awards team selected Block Talk as a finalist before opening up voting for the winner...

Congratulations Jen Terrance! »

October 20, 2014 at 4:03AM PDT | Source: Lush Lawn Franchising

Brighton, MI – Monday, the 13th of October – Lush Lawn is proud to announce the appointment of our first woman Branch Manager Jennifer Terrance. Jennifer has distinguished herself throughout her seven year career here at Lush Lawn through excellent individual performance and excellent management ability. She began in our Grand Blanc office as a Lawn Consultant. She then worked her way up through the company becoming Sales Manager, Senior Sales Manager, and now the Branch Manager of our Brighton branch. Her contributions to our company’s sales department through corporate training materials and developed procedures are a lasting testament to her dedication to her work and position. We look forward to supporting Jen in her new role and wish her great success...

Wyndham Worldwide Named Outstanding Employer By New Jersey Business & Industry Association »

October 17, 2014 at 12:14PM PDT | Source: Wyndham Worldwide

October 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // Parsippany, N.J. - Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), one of the world's largest hospitality companies, received the 2014 Award of Excellence for Outstanding Employer from New Jersey Business & Industry Association. This prestigious award is presented annually to a company that demonstrates a creative and forward-looking approach to managing its human resources. Wyndham Worldwide was recognized for its Be Well program, a holistic approach to associate health and wellness.
"Our culture at Wyndham Worldwide is based on our 'Count On Me!' service philosophy, and we take pride in our associates knowing that they can count on Wyndham Worldwide and our Be Well program to provide the support and resources they need to live healthier lives," said Mary Falvey, executive vice president and chief human resources officer, Wyndham Worldwide...

Local St. Louis Family Assumes Ownership Of Valpak Territory »

October 17, 2014 at 10:22AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

Former Valpak General Manager Brings Savings to Businesses and Residents in the Community 
October 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // LARGO, FL – Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today Keith and Vickie Carpenter and their son, Brian and his wife, Jessica have acquired the Valpak of Greater St. Louis, Mo., territory.
As a former Valpak general manager, Keith brings 35 years of advertising sales experience to the business. Brian is no stranger to the Valpak brand either, having over 10 years of sales experience with the brand. With this territory, the Carpenters will mail Valpak’s signature blue envelope to 300,000 homes, and growing in the greater St. Louis area including St. Louis, St...

DoubleTree By Hilton Opens In Heart Of Historic St. Augustine »

October 17, 2014 at 9:10AM PDT | Source: Doubletree Hotels, Suites, Resorts

DoubleTree by Hilton St. Augustine Historic District Offers Upscale, Modern Accommodations within Walking Distance of Spanish Quarter Attractions
October 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. and MCLEAN, Va. – DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton St. Augustine Historic District, located in the heart of the "Ancient City," the first permanent European settlement in the continental U.S. Formerly a Ramada Inn, the five-story hotel has been completely redesigned and renovated in the city’s traditional Old Spanish style while featuring modern updates and amenities throughout. Within easy walking distance of St. Augustine’s many cultural and historical attractions, and just 50 miles from the Jacksonville International Airport, the 97-room hotel offers leisure, group and business travelers the comforts of home blended with features that convey the city’s proud Spanish heritage...

Pincho Factory To Disrupt Traditional Franchise Model With A Transparent Approach »

October 17, 2014 at 8:39AM PDT | Source: Pincho Factory

October 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // Miami, Fla. - Pincho Factory, the popular fast casual eatery in Miami, known for its award-winning, creative burgers and tasty pinchos (Spanish for grilled skewers), is ready for franchising. After much demand, the founders have decided that it was time to accept the right franchisees as a way to continue growing. The team has defined what they're looking for, and qualified candidates would be interested to know that Pincho Factory is shaking up the industry by rejecting the old way of doing business and infusing a fresh approach to the franchise model, as it pertains to marketing, training and growth.
"We took a very hard look at the industry, and found that the biggest pain points that franchisees encounter are issues with marketing fees and product markups...

Red Hot & Blue Restaurants Go Hog-Wild For "Hogtoberfest" »

October 17, 2014 at 8:11AM PDT | Source: Red Hot & Blue

October 8, 2014 // Franchising.com // Red Hot & Blue Restaurants is going hog-wild as they celebrate their very own "Hogtoberfest" starting on Wednesday, October 8th and continuing through Saturday, November 8th.
Hogtoberfest at Red Hot & Blue includes a wide variety of traditional menu item selections offering two entrées for $20 – with one appetizer selection to share. When you pair delicious traditional Memphis-style, slow, hickory-smoked barbecue with local craft beers – a restaurant ‘funfair" of hog-iantic proportions will ensue.
The Red Hot & Blue Hogtoberfest menu selections vary by location, but as an example, the Hogtoberfest menu in Leesburg, Virginia includes your choice of two entrées such as: Smoked Chicken Platter; Smoked Sausage Platter; Pulled Chicken Platter; Pulled Pork Platter or Fried Chicken Salad – and your choice of one appetizer to share: Onion Ring Loaf; Catfish Fingers or Sweet Potato Fries...



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