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Charlotte Smith Joins EXIT Realty In New Smyrna Beach »

August 26, 2015 at 5:30AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

New Smyrna Beach, Florida (Grassroots Newswire) August 19, 2015 - EXIT Real Estate Property Solutions in New Smyrna Beach today announced the addition of Charlotte Smith to its team of real estate professionals.
"We’re excited to welcome Charlotte to EXIT Realty," says Gina Steger, Broker of EXIT Real Estate Property Solutions. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people like Charlotte each and every day."
Charlotte comes to us from Collado Real Estate and has been a licensed real estate agent for 17+ years. She has provided consultation to many home buyers and sellers as well as to commercial developers in all stages of development from purchase, permitting, building construction, road construction and sales/leasing...

Cottman Transmission And Total Auto Care Partners With BoeFly To Help Franchisees Secure Financing »

August 26, 2015 at 5:29AM PDT | Source: Cottman Transmission Systems

HORSHAM, PA (PRWEB) August 26, 2015 - When surveyed, nearly half (49.2%) of members of the International Franchise Association (IFA) recognized “financing/access to credit” as the primary obstacle for potential small business owners. BoeFly provides these owners with a platform to post a single loan request to its network of over 5,000 lenders and then efficiently matches them using its proprietary matching technology.
Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care represents a high-quality auto service and repair company with locations in the U.S. and Canada. Cottman’s need for quality franchisees stems from the company’s dedication to delivering quality service, parts, and warranties to customers. By providing franchisees with BoeFly’s Full Service Plan, Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care accelerates and simplifies the financing process...

Cruise Planners’ 2015 Convention Already Sold Out »

August 26, 2015 at 5:25AM PDT | Source: Cruise Planners

Cruise Planners, the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise network, will be hosting its annual convention in Boca Raton, Fla. this fall with hundreds of eager travel agents.
CORAL SPRINGS, FLA. (PRWEB) August 26, 2015 - Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise network in the industry, today announced the theme and highlights for the sold-out Cruise Planners 2015 Annual Convention.
During Convention, the ReGENerate theme will be peppered throughout and will help Cruise Planners travel advisors better understand how to attract, service and retain clients within each generational group. The goal will be to encourage agents to re-fuel and realign business strategies and tools for greater success across multiple generations through group business, specialty travel and niche markets...

Zippy Shell Ranked No. 470 In The 2015 Inc. 5000 List Ranked #2 In DC Metro Area »

August 26, 2015 at 5:21AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

August 19, 2015 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. - Zippy Shell Incorporated is thrilled to announce that the company was ranked number 470 in the 2015 Inc. 5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy - America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, and many other well-known companies gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 5000.
This ranking is the first time Zippy Shell been included in the top 500 businesses, following an initial appearance in 2014 on the top 5000. The Inc. 5000 list also ranked Zippy Shell number two for all businesses in Washington DC Metro Area...

Pet Supplies Plus Determined To Answer Demand, Adds 15 New Franchise Partners To System  »

August 26, 2015 at 5:09AM PDT | Source: Pet Supplies Plus

National Dog Day ‘Begs’ for a Spotlight on Pet Parent Spending
August 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // LIVONIA, Mich. – Approximately 60 percent of every dollar in the $58 billion pet industry is spent on man’s best friend. With 54.4 million households claiming a dog as part of their family, annual spending is continuing to rise to colossal heights and pet retailers are expanding at an unprecedented rate to cater to the constantly growing needs of pet parents.
As the nation’s largest pet retail franchise, Pet Supplies Plus continues to expand its presence by partnering with qualified franchisees eager to enter the pet industry. So far this year, the retailer has welcomed 15 new franchisees to the system for a total of 19 new locations in the pipeline...

Murphy Business & Financial Corporation LLC Recognized By Inc. 5000 »

August 26, 2015 at 5:04AM PDT | Source: Murphy Business & Financial Corporation

Nation’s Leading Business Brokerage Firm is Ranked Among the Nation’s Fastest-Growing Companies
August 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // CLEARWATER, Fla. – Murphy Business & Financial Corporation LLC, the world’s largest full-service business brokerage firm with more than 175 franchise units in the United States and Canada, has been named one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies on the Inc. 5000.
Murphy Business & Financial Corporation LLC has achieved 90 percent of overall revenue growth over the last three years, resulting in its 3541 ranking. This marks the company's first appearance on the exclusive list.
"Our team is humbled to receive such a distinct honor," said Roger Murphy, president of Murphy Business & Financial Corporation LLC, "Anyone who has worked with one of our dedicated business brokers would know that they are responsible for our ranking...

Tropical Smoothie Café Welcomes Fall With Wholesome Grains And Sweet Smoothies To Satisfy The Season »

August 26, 2015 at 4:59AM PDT | Source: Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Popular Café Chain Revamps Menu with Fresh Fall Lineup
August 26, 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, has introduced new limited-time only items to the menu. The Super Grain Bowls and Fall Favorite Smoothies are the perfect items to excite the seasonal menu, providing guests with a delicious and nourishing way to supercharge for the start of fall. Additionally, for breakfast enthusiasts, Tropical Smoothie Café has blended up a brand new treat- the Chia Banana Boost Smoothie- which is sure to brighten any morning.
Packed with nutrient rich ingredients, Tropical Smoothie Café’s new Super Grain Bowls are sure to satisfy those looking for the fresh and filling meals that the brand is known for...

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Adds Extensive Video Library To OutdoorLights.com »

August 25, 2015 at 11:32AM PDT | Source: Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives recently announced the addition of an extensive video library on OutdoorLights.com, the company’s national website as part of their ongoing commitment to educating consumers and differentiating the brand.
RICHMOND, VA (PRWEB) August 25, 2015 - Jody Wetherill, Brand Marketing Manager for Outdoor Lighting Perspectives recently announced the addition of an extensive video library on OutdoorLights.com as part of their ongoing commitment to educating consumers and differentiating the brand.
“Video plays a huge role in a client’s selection process when choosing a professional outdoor lighting company. By producing a collection of high quality professional video assets, we’re not only able to position our company and franchisees as the leaders in the industry, but provide helpful tips and resources to consumers interested in or considering working with a professional outdoor lighting company,” explained Jody Wetherill, Brand Marketing Manager for Outdoor Lighting Perspectives...

@Work Group Expands In Northern Virginia »

August 25, 2015 at 11:23AM PDT | Source: @Work Group

Leading staffing franchise grows national reach with all-new Ashburn territory owner, Sonja Robinson
KNOXVILLE, TENN. (PRWEB) August 25, 2015 - @Work Group, an award-winning national staffing agency franchise, has expanded its national reach with an all-new franchise territory for the Northern Virginia area. Headquartered in Ashburn and owned by IT and staffing software professional, Sonja Robinson, the new location will celebrate its ability to help place a variety of job seekers in fulfilling positions with a grand opening event, August 27.
“Having years of experience with IT and project management, I discovered a real fondness for staffing and helping customers see their ideas become a reality,” said Robinson. “With that background in mind, my transition to @Work is an amazing opportunity for me to be my own boss while leveraging my professional experiences to help others find their perfect career fit...

Taco John's Franchise Expanding Into Indianapolis, Plans 15 Locations »

August 25, 2015 at 11:18AM PDT | Source: Taco John's
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Michael House, a Longtime Successful Real Estate Developer, Joins Taco John's With a Commitment for Major Indianapolis Expansion
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - (Marketwired - Aug 25, 2015) - Taco John's, one of the largest Mexican quick-service restaurant chains in the United States, has announced plans to build 15 Mexican food franchises in Indianapolis.
Realtor Michael House, a longtime successful real estate developer and operator of two BoomBozz Craft Pizza and Taphouse locations, has signed a five-store agreement with an option for an additional 10 units. His Taco John's franchises will be the first in the Indianapolis area, and House is excited to introduce the brand.
"Taco John's brings diversity to our company," House said. "There is an opening in the market for this type of industry...

WIN Home Inspection Franchise Welcomes New Director Of Franchise Development »

August 25, 2015 at 11:15AM PDT | Source: WIN Home Inspection

Terry McGee, the New Director of Franchise Development for the WIN Home Inspection Franchise, Brings Years of Experience in the Franchising World
MADISON, AL - (Marketwired - Aug 25, 2015) - WIN Home Inspection has named Terry McGee as Director of Franchise Development. McGee has spent 20 years developing franchises, and he knows how to franchise aggressively.
He managed national and international development for several service-related franchisors. He managed discovery days and training sessions, oversaw marketing and sales teams, developed follow-up procedures for lead and sales generation, managed lead generation programs, conducted webinars on lead generation, and ensured legal compliance with franchise agreements.
"I'd known about WIN for several years before joining their team...

Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst Celebrates Official Opening »

August 25, 2015 at 11:08AM PDT | Source: Hyatt Place

137-room Hyatt Place hotel opens in Amherst, central to Buffalo’s main attractions.
August 25, 2015 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO – Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst, the first Hyatt Place in Western New York, is officially open in Amherst, N.Y. The hotel brings the Hyatt Place brand’s intuitive design, casual atmosphere, and practical amenities, such as free Wi-Fi and 24-hour food offerings, to the Buffalo area.
Located on Main Street, directly off of Interstate 290, Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst is central to all of Buffalo’s main attractions. The attractive, beautifully landscaped hotel is less than five miles from Buffalo Niagara International airport, the University at Buffalo, and two of Buffalo’s largest malls...

Seniors Helping Seniors® In-Home Services Selects Clearcare Online, Extends Technology Into The Home »

August 25, 2015 at 10:58AM PDT | Source: Seniors Helping Seniors

Technology for at-home aging now available to national home care network.
SAN FRANCISCO - August 25, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - ClearCare Online, the leading technology platform for aging in the home, today announced its partnership with Seniors Helping Seniors, a national in-home care franchise network with more than 250 locations throughout the U.S.
Earlier this year, Seniors Helping Seniors was recognized by Forbes Magazine as a top franchise – ranking sixth on the list of top U.S. franchises. “It’s never been a better time to be in the home care business – more families need support with aging issues than ever,” said Daniel Jan, VP of operations at Seniors Helping Seniors. “Our steady network success is a result of our strong commitment from franchise partners and collaboration during periods of change...

Villa Enterprises Opening Two New Restaurant Concepts At Woodbury Common Premium Outlets »

August 25, 2015 at 10:45AM PDT | Source: Villa Enterprises

New Restaurant Concept: Tony + Benny’s Brooklyn Style Pizza along with new South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries prototype - Opening in New York, August 27th
August 25, 2015 // Franchising.com // MORRISTOWN, NJ - Villa Enterprises, global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor, announced they will open two restaurants at SIMON Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, at 498 Red Apple Court Central Valley, New York, Thursday, August 27th, 2015. The restaurants include a new prototype designed South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries, and a new Villa restaurant concept, Tony + Benny’s Authentic Brooklyn Pizzeria, conveniently located at the food court.
Tony + Benny’s new restaurant is named after brothers, Anthony and Biagio Scotto, who came from Italy to the United States with their father, Villa Italian Kitchen founder, Michele Scotto...

Sears Hometown And Outlet Stores Raises More Than $217,000 For Make-A-Wish® »

August 25, 2015 at 10:30AM PDT | Source: Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores

National Retailer Continues Support of Make-A-Wish to Help Grant Wishes for Children With Life-Threatening Medical Conditions
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. - Aug. 25, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - With its 1,200-plus locations nationwide, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHOS) raised more than $217,000 this past spring during a two-week charitable program in support of Make-A-Wish®.
As a part of its continuing relationship with Make-A-Wish, customers at Sears Appliance & Hardware Stores, Sears Outlet Stores, Sears Hometown Stores and Sears Home Appliance Showrooms received a discount off a future purchase when they donated $5 or more to Make-A-Wish.
"Giving back is a key component of our corporate culture to keep us engrained in the communities we serve...

Wienerschnitzel Goes Mobile With New Rewards Program »

August 25, 2015 at 10:21AM PDT | Source: Wienerschnitzel
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App Allows Wiener Lovers to Pay Using Mobile Device and Redeem Points for Free Food
August 25, 2015 // Franchising.com // IRVINE, California – Wienerschnitzel, home of America’s favorite Chili Dogs, launched a loyalty-based mobile app to reward guests for dining with Wienerschnitzel. The Wiener Rewards mobile app is now available for download with both iPhone and Android operating systems, and rewards members on a point system towards earning free food.
The easy-to-use Wiener Rewards app is designed to reward loyal fans and, with mobile payment functionality, provides convenience and accessibility for the on-the-go guest. App users automatically earn ten free points just for signing up, and will continue to earn one point for every dollar spent with each purchase...

The Holiday Inn Resort® Brand Awards Five Lucky Fans A Once In A Lifetime Weekend To Run Away With Country Music Stars Big & Rich »

August 25, 2015 at 10:11AM PDT | Source: Holiday Inn

Hotel brand offers free downloads of Big & Rich’s new single “Run Away with You”
August 25, 2015 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) today announces the Holiday Inn Resort® brand’s new collaboration with country music sensation Big & Rich. The hotel brand teamed up with Big & Rich and awarded five of the band’s most die-hard fans the chance to “run away” with them to the Holiday Inn Resort® Pensacola Beach Gulf Front for a once in a lifetime trip, which took place this past weekend.
The American country music duo Big Kenny and John Rich, who make up Big & Rich, are songwriters, vocalists, and guitarists, known for explosive live performances and a devoted fan base across America...

MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes Joins Forces With Guests To Raise $50,000 To Combat Childhood Hunger »

August 25, 2015 at 9:55AM PDT | Source: MOOYAH Burgers & Fries

“Better-Burger” Franchise System to Donate 1 Percent of Sales in September to No Kid Hungry®
DALLAS (PRWEB) August 25, 2015 - MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes, a leading made-to-order “better-burger“ concept, is teaming up with No Kid Hungry® in hopes of raising $50,000 to battle childhood hunger. The chain will give 1 percent of system-wide sales at participating locations across the country to the national campaign during the month of September.
According to No Kid Hungry, one in five American children does not know when or where his or her next meal will come from and, a $1 donation to the organization can help connect a child facing hunger with up to 10 meals*. Since 1984, Share Our Strength, which runs the No Kid Hungry campaign, has raised more than $528 million through corporate sponsorships, events and donations...

The Maids: Simplify Your Back-to-School Routine »

August 25, 2015 at 9:41AM PDT | Source: The Maids

Cleaning experts from The Maids offer these tips to simplify your back-to-school routine.
(PRWEB) August 25, 2015 - The dog days of summer are coming to an end and soon school bells will ring. If the summer days derailed your housecleaning efforts, now is a great time to get back into a routine and get your family to be part of it. Before you find yourself dashing to and from fall events, simplify your routine with these tips from the cleaning experts at The Maids.

Keep it, or toss it. Back-to-school is a great time to purge old clothing that no longer fits, or has seen a little too much love. Have kids put on a fashion show to determine which duds to keep, and which to toss. Use this as an opportunity to determine what new items you need to purchase for the fall season...

Smashburger® Launches Updated Kids Meal Offering With Better-for-You Options »

August 25, 2015 at 9:34AM PDT | Source: Smashburger

Grilled Chicken Strips and Musselman’s® Unsweetened Squeezable Applesauce Now Available Nationwide
DENVER - August 25, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Smashburger, the fastest growing better burger restaurant known for smashed-to-order burgers is introducing new, better-for-you options to its Kids Meal Menu. Seared and seasoned to perfection in Smashburger’s own kitchens, new Grilled Chicken Strips are 100% premium all-white meat with no artificial flavors or fillers, making them a delicious option for kids. Smashburger’s newest side option, Musselman’s Unsweetened Squeezables, is a single-serve applesauce in a re-closable pouch with no added sugar or sodium.
“These additions are a result of our core consumers asking for more Kids Meal options...



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