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Dentons Welcomes New Real Estate Partner In London »

September 17, 2014 at 10:19AM PDT | Source: Dentons

September 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // London - Dentons is pleased to announce that Andrew Henderson has joined its London office as a partner in the Real Estate department. Andrew joins from Herbert Smith Freehills where he was a senior associate in the firm's Real Estate division in London.
Andrew has extensive experience in real estate and real estate finance in the core real estate, energy and infrastructure, corporate real estate and restructuring and insolvency sectors. He is adept at handling acquisitions and disposals, having been involved in a number of complex real estate transactions in the UK over the past five years.
''We are delighted to have Andrew join our real estate team. His strong experience on major projects coupled with his drive and well-established reputation in the marketplace will ensure we continue to meet the demands of both new and existing clients,'' said Richard Budge, partner and sector head of Dentons' UK Real Estate practice...

Mosquito Shield Of South Shore Again Partners With Hanover Youth Athletic Association »

September 17, 2014 at 10:10AM PDT | Source: Mosquito Shield

Local mosquito control franchise will treat football fields for upcoming season.
Hanover, MA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 - In a continuing effort to protect local athletes from potential EEE and West Nile virus threats, Mosquito Shield of the South Shore has partnered for the second year in a row with the Hanover Youth Athletic Association to treat area fields in preparation for the upcoming season.
With daily practices going until dusk, prime mosquito feeding time, the exposure to mosquito-borne illnesses increases exponentially for young athletes, coaches, and parents involved in outdoor athletic activities.
Rob and Lisa Rowe of Hanover, who operate the South Shore and Cape Cod Mosquito Shield franchises, will participate with HYAA in a joint effort to reduce the risk of exposure through Mosquito Shield’s innovative mosquito controlsolution...

Robeks Fresh Juices And Smoothies Franchise Lands On Nation's Restaurant News 'Next 20' List »

September 17, 2014 at 10:00AM PDT | Source: Robeks

Annual Ranking Cites National Restaurant Chains for Growth, Sales, Store Development
LOS ANGELES, CA - (Marketwired - Sep 17, 2014) - Robeks fresh juices and smoothies franchise has been named to the Nation's Restaurant News Next 20 list, a ranking of national restaurant chains that are best positioned to crack the magazine's prestigious annual Top 200 list. NRN, a restaurant-industry trade magazine that serves the $600 billion food-service industry, conducts in-depth research to create the rankings and scrutinizes hundreds of companies for system-wide food-service sales, chain growth, and new store development.
Restaurants on the list were cited for the common themes of explosive growth and new-store development. Researchers also noted trends such as the return of "aspirational" spending, or the willingness to spend more money on higher-quality products, and a growing interest in healthful eating...

Pizza Hut Opens First Restaurant In Africa »

September 17, 2014 at 9:44AM PDT | Source: Pizza Hut
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Milestone in South Africa Spotlights Company's Expansion in Emerging Markets
DALLAS & JOHANNESBURG - September 17, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Pizza Hut, a division of Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM), today announced the opening of its first restaurant in Africa. The introduction of Pizza Hut on the Continent reflects the Company's expansion in emerging markets. Pizza Hut is the world's largest pizza chain with $12 billion in global sales and more than 15,000 restaurants in 93 countries worldwide.
"We consider South Africa a stepping-stone into the rest of the Continent. Based on our Company's experience successfully developing KFC in South Africa and other countries, we plan to use the same model to introduce Pizza Hut to Namibia, Angola and Zambia over the next year...

Hungry Howie's Pizza Opens Seventh South Carolina Restaurant »

September 17, 2014 at 9:30AM PDT | Source: Hungry Howie's Pizza
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National Pizza Franchise Opens Location in Greenville
September 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. – Hungry Howie's Pizza, the originator of the flavored crust pizza, coninues its growth in South Carolina with the opening of its first Greenville restaurant. The pizza concept bakes its dough in-store each day, and is known for offering eight delicious crust flavors including; cajun, sesame, butter, butter cheese, garlic herb, ranch, onion and asiago cheese.
The Greenville location will be the first Hungry Howie's Pizza restaurant for franchisee Paul Newland. After spending many years in pharmaceutical industry, he made the decision to fulfill his dream of owning his own business. Newland researched a number of franchise concepts, and ultimately decided upon Hungry Howie's Pizza for its flavorful, fresh crust and unparalleled support from the corporate team...

FaegreBD Adds Four Former Judicial Clerks As Associates In Minneapolis »

September 17, 2014 at 9:29AM PDT | Source: Faegre Baker & Daniels

September 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // Minneapolis - Adam Hoskins, Cicely Miltich, Staci Perdue and Emily Pulchaski have joined the Minneapolis office of Faegre Baker Daniels as associates following judicial clerkships in federal court or the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Adam Hoskins joins FaegreBD's business litigation team. From 2012-14, he clerked for Judge David S. Doty in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. Hoskins earned his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2012 and a bachelor's degree in English from Truman State University in 2008.
Cicely Miltich will practice with the business litigation group. From 2012-14, she clerked for Judge John R. Tunheim in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location In Citrus Heights, CA »

September 17, 2014 at 9:29AM PDT | Source: Crunch

NEW YORK - Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Crunch, the health club chain best known for making serious fitness fun through unique programming and cutting-edge training, announces the opening of its newest franchise location at 6124 San Juan Ave in Citrus Heights, California. Crunch Citrus Heights will bring its 'No Judgments' philosophy and fusion of fitness meets entertainment to the fairly young, but uniquely established city in Sacramento County.
Set to open for workouts in January 2015, Crunch Citrus Heights will swing open its doors just in time to help people kick-off their New Year's fitness goals. Members can start their New Year's Resolutions with the help of expert personal trainers who will be on hand to provide them with personalized fitness plans...

Dentons Names Jorge Alers CEO For Latin America And The Caribbean »

September 17, 2014 at 9:22AM PDT | Source: Dentons

Expansion through whole firm combinations central to law firm's growth plans in the region.
September 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, DC - Dentons announced today the appointment of Jorge Alers to the new position of Chief Executive Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean, marking the global law firm's focused positioning for presence, client service and growth in the region. In this role, Alers will help Dentons meet its goal for whole firm combinations in Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean, building on the Firm's current client service reach throughout the region.
The strong upward momentum of Latin American economies presents public and private companies with tremendous opportunities. Dentons’ global platform and deep industry capabilities are ideally suited for Latin American law firms hoping to serve effectively their clients, both in the region and around the globe...

Valpak Print And Digital Expands In Atlantic County »

September 17, 2014 at 9:02AM PDT | Source: Valpak
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Local Entrepreneur Adds New Territory in South New Jersey 
September 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // LARGO, FL – Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today that Bill Reichert has expanded his existing Valpak business to include brand new territories in Atlantic County, N.J. Reichert has owned Valpak of South Jersey successfully since 1986 and currently mails Valpak’s signature blue envelope to residents in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties, as well as part of Atlantic County. With this new expanded territory, he will now mail to 40,000 additional homes in Atlantic County.
"I am thrilled to be able to expand with Valpak, offering a suite of print and digital products to businesses and residents in Atlantic County," said Reichert, Valpak of South Jersey franchisee...

Sotheby's International Realty Brand To Enter Hainan And Strengthen Presence In China »

September 17, 2014 at 8:54AM PDT | Source: Sotheby's International Realty

September 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // Madison, N.J. - Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced Tianjin Zeng Yi Real Estate Brokerage Co. Ltd., which is owned by Plus Investment Holding Group (Beijing), will open Hainan Sotheby's International Realty in China, furthering the brand's expansion in Asia.
Kevin Corbett will serve as chief executive officer, and Jim Hao will serve as general manager. The firm is expected to open in mid-November of this year.
"Following the planned opening of Beijing Sotheby's International Realty in October, Kevin and Jim look to continue the momentum in Hainan," said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC. "Hainan, with its tropical climate, is a tourist hot spot...

Hungry Howie's Pizza Reopens Second Restaurant In Greensboro »

September 17, 2014 at 8:44AM PDT | Source: Hungry Howie's Pizza
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National Pizza Concept Opens 15th North Carolina Location
September 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. – Hungry Howie's Pizza, the originator of the flavored crust pizza, continues its growth in North Carolina with the reopening of its second restaurant in Greensboro. Known for baking its dough fresh daily Hungry Howie's Pizza also offers an array of eight delicious crust flavors including: cajun, butter, butter cheese, sesame, onion, garlic herb, ranch and asiago cheese.
This will be the 15th Hungry Howie's Pizza location for brothers Mike, James and Steven Peterson as well as business partner Alison Nelson. The partners recently reopened Hungry Howie's Pizza's first Greensboro location in July. The three brothers began their careers with Hungry Howie's Pizza as teenagers working at the store level...

Ten Year Veteran Joins EXIT Key Real Estate »

September 17, 2014 at 8:32AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Shapleigh, Maine (Grassroots Newswire) September 15, 2014 - Today, Elias and Jane Thomas, Broker-Owners of EXIT Key Real Estate, welcome Dana Trumann to the company. Born in Los Angeles, Dana moved to Maine in 1987. He is a graduate of Lesley College in Cambridge, MA and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management. Dana is a retired Chief Petty Officer of the United States Coast Guard Reserve and is a member of the American Legion Post 76 in Scarborough and proud to be a member of the Kora Shrine in Lewiston. He lives with his wife, Amber, in Bridgton.
Dana has been licensed in Maine since 2004 and focuses on working with sellers that didn't get their home sold the first time it was on the market. He has received the ABR designation from the National Association of REALTORS®, and has received other training such as Eco-Broker, Senior Housing Specialist, Buffini Certified Mentor, and is a published real estate author...

Dental Fix Awards 13th Franchise In The State Of Ohio »

September 17, 2014 at 8:02AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

September 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 61st franchise of 2014, in Sandusky, Ohio to William Mullen, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the Sandusky market, will be the 13th van to launch in the State of Ohio, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 700 new vans over the next five years. With 107 territories currently operating throughout the US and Canada, Dental Fix is well on its way.
"It's been another tremendous year for us as we build on our brand's success and continue to grow throughout the United States and Canada," said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix.
Dental Fix combines centralized technological and account management services with a unique national network of locally owned and operated industry professionals...

Le Meridien Continues Growth In India With The Signing Of Le Meridien Ahmedabad »

September 17, 2014 at 7:51AM PDT | Source: Le Meridien

Slated to open in 2018, Le Méridien Ahmedabad will mark the re-entry of Le Méridien into this vibrant and historic Indian city
GURGAON, India & NEW DELHI, India - September 17, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced the signing of Le Méridien Ahmedabad, a 200-room new build hotel slated to open in 2018. Owned by established real estate developer, Seven Leisure Private Limited, the hotel will be located within close proximity to the central business district and the Sanand Industrial Estate and will offer easy access to the main Gandhinagar Highway. Renowned institutes of higher learning and convention facilities such as the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and the Gujarat University Convention and Exhibition Centre are only a short drive from the hotel...

Hilton Worldwide Anticipates 60 Percent Growth Of Latin America Portfolio »

September 17, 2014 at 7:13AM PDT | Source: Hilton Worldwide

Bringing Expected Hotel Count to more than 100 Properties in Two Years
Company's Commitment to Region Underscored by Recent Openings, Consistent Pipeline Growth and Recognition of Hampton and Hilton Garden Inn Brands
September 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // MCLEAN, Va, USA - Hilton Worldwide announces plans to open nearly 40 hotels and resorts in Latin America by the end of 2016, increasing its portfolio in the region by approximately 60 percent within the next two years. With recent openings joining the portfolio and new projects growing the development pipeline, Hilton Worldwide is slated to maintain its development momentum and continue bringing its industry-leading brands to new destinations throughout the region.
As of Q2 2014, Hilton Worldwide has nearly 12,000 rooms at 62 hotels and resorts open and welcoming guests throughout Latin America, including recent openings such as the 347-room Hilton Panama and the 105-room Hampton by Hilton Cali in Colombia...

FirstLight HomeCare Owners Recognized For Contributions To Franchising »

September 17, 2014 at 6:11AM PDT | Source: FirstLight HomeCare

September 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. - FirstLight HomeCare owners Judy DeVincentis and Jason McGee were honored today by the International Franchise Association with its annual Franchisee of the Year Award.
Franchise owner-operators representing 53 franchise systems were recognized today during the IFA’s 15th Annual Public Affairs Conference for their outstanding performance and the contributions they have made to enhance the growth and development of franchising.
DeVincentis owns FirstlLight HomeCare of The Western Slope (Colorado), and McGee owns FirstLight HomeCare of Dothan (Alabama).
FirstLight HomeCare, provider of quality, affordable, non-medical in-home care for adults, offers complete companion and personal care services for seniors, new mothers, those recovering from surgery and others in need of assistance...

Newly Opened Cherry Blow Dry Bar Tennessee Branch Recently Featured On Local TV »

September 17, 2014 at 5:20AM PDT | Source: Cherry Blow Dry Bar

The new Cherry Blow Dry Bar in Nashville offers luxurious hair blowouts and hair extensions with a champagne bar for socializing with others.
Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 - After beginning franchise operations in the US in 2013, Cherry Blow Dry Bar has grown into 6 stores with one of the latest blow dry bar Nashville branches opening on July 16th and was recently featured on Channel 2 on August 14th. The express salon concept has a standard $35 service charge for all blow-dries regardless of hair length and thickness. The Nashville location, just like all branches, also comes with a built-in champagne bar for socializing and provides Nashville with a new destination for weekly hair blowouts. The franchise is targeting to open more stores across United States before the year-end...

Miracle Method To Exhibit At IFMA World Workplace Conference And Expo In New Orleans, LA »

September 17, 2014 at 5:16AM PDT | Source: Miracle Method Surface Refinishing

(PRWEB) September 17, 2014 - Miracle Method, the nation's leading provider of surface refinishing solutions, will be exhibiting for the first time at the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) World Workplace Conference and Exposition. The event, held September 17-19 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, will host more than 4,000 attendees from 40 countries and every state in the U.S.
World Workplace exhibitors represent more than 2,000 of the most reputable and innovative product and service providers in their respective industries. "This conference and expo is an ideal opportunity for us to demonstrate our revolutionary refinishing process and build new relationships with facility management professionals," says Don Dominick, VP of National Accounts for Miracle Method...

Local Rainbow International® Business Receives International Award »

September 17, 2014 at 5:13AM PDT | Source: Rainbow International

Rainbow International of the Quad Cities named Franchisee of the Year of global residential and commercial restoration and cleaning franchise organization.
WACO, Texas (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 - Kevin and Joy Beirne, owners of Rainbow International of the Quad Cities, received the Top Gun Award and Franchisee of the Year Award from Rainbow International corporate during The Dwyer Group® International Conference held Sept. 7-10 in Orlando, Fla.
This award goes to franchise owners who achieve top sales and reach operation benchmarks. The Top Gun recipients represent the top 10 percent of Rainbow International franchise owners across North America.
"The idea of 'Top Gun' was established by the Navy in the 1960s as a way to give training and credit to elite fighter pilots," said Mark Welstead, president of Rainbow International...

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Coming Soon To South Florida »

September 17, 2014 at 5:08AM PDT | Source: Blaze Pizza

Build-Your-Own Artisanal Pizza Chain Set to Open First Three of Ten Restaurants in South Florida
LOS ANGELES, CA - (Marketwired - Sep 17, 2014) - Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, the nation's leading build-your-own pizza chain, today announced that it will soon be coming to South Florida. The fast-casual concept, known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants, will have three area locations by early 2015. The first restaurant will open in Ft. Lauderdale's Uptown Centre (6334 North Andrews Avenue), located across the street from the Cypress Creek Tri-Rail Station, in October 2014. A second location in Boca Raton's Fifth Avenue Shops (2146 North Federal Highway) is planned for December, and a third, in Davie, near Nova Southeastern University (2101 South University Drive) will open in early 2015...



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