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Persona Co-Founder Glenn Cybulski Takes Over As CEO »

April 15, 2015 at 11:06AM PDT | Source: Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria

April 15, 2015 // Franchising.com // SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria has named Glenn Cybulski as chief executive, giving the World Pizza Campion and company co-founder a bigger role in leading the brand in its next stage of development.
Cybulski will lead the execution of the brand’s long-term growth strategy while overseeing day-to-day operations for the emerging brand, which currently has one restaurant open and operating in Santa Barbara, California, and nearly 30 more in various stages of development across the country.
“Over the past couple of years, Glenn has consistently shown why he is widely regarded as one of the most talented, innovative and entrepreneurial pizzaiolos in the business today and will be a key player in the future growth of our brand,” said Joseph Baumel, who co-founded Persona with Cybulski in 2013...

The Growth Coach Ecuador Honored With Breakthrough Award »

April 15, 2015 at 10:19AM PDT | Source: The Growth Coach

Quito, EC (PRWEB) April 15, 2015 - The Growth Coach Ecuador’s owner and master franchiser for the Ecuadorian market, Santiago Garcia, has been given the honor of being the 2015 recipient of The Growth Coach’s Breakthrough Award. Awarded at the annual international conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, from February 25-28, the Breakthrough Award is given to only one recipient and this year Garcia was the clear choice for the honor. Garcia’s hard work, passion, and adventurous vision has made Ecuador the pioneer territory for The Growth Coach’s international expansion since 2010, and it is thanks to Garcia that The Growth Coach has continued to see success in Ecuador and is helping countless Ecuadorian business leaders improve their businesses and their lives...

Lindsay M. Bouffard Joins Roetzel's Columbus Office »

April 15, 2015 at 9:39AM PDT | Source: Roetzel

April 15, 2015 // Franchising.com // The Columbus office of Roetzel & Andress, LPA, welcomes attorney Lindsay M. Bouffard to the firm as an associate in the Employment Services Group. Ms. Bouffard joins a growing practice that recently welcomed labor attorneys Matt Austin and Todd Sarver to the Columbus employment services team.
“Lindsay brings a wealth of talent to our team,” said Douglas Spiker, Practice Group Manager of Roetzel’s Employment Services Group. “We are very pleased to have her aboard and look forward to the many contributions she is sure to make.”
Ms. Bouffard focuses her practice on the representation of management in all aspects of labor and employment law. She provides advice and counsel to employers regarding preparation and implementation of personnel policies, employee hiring and discipline, disability accommodation issues, discrimination claims, and litigation matters...

Four Points Launches In Las Vegas, Just Minutes From “The Strip” »

April 15, 2015 at 9:29AM PDT | Source: Four Points by Sheraton

STAMFORD, Conn. - April 15, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT):

POINT 1: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced the opening of its first Four Points hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Located just minutes from Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) and the legendary “Las Vegas Strip,” Four Points by Sheraton Las Vegas East offers approachable design and stylish comfort for the smart, independent traveler.
POINT 2: Owned and managed by JP Sethi Enterprises, Inc., the five-story hotel offers 129 spacious guest rooms, 1,625 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space, full-service dining, an outdoor pool and fitness center. Guests will enjoy all of the brand’s popular amenities including fast and free WiFi, complimentary bottled water, and a wide selection of craft and imported beer as part of the signature Best Brews™ program...

CD One Price Cleaners Now Cleans Comforters & Blankets, Introduces New Stain App! »

April 15, 2015 at 8:37AM PDT | Source: CD One Price Cleaners

Westchester, IL (PRWEB) April 15, 2015 - The leading dry cleaning and laundry service provider in the Chicagoland area, CD One Price Cleaners, is expanding their services throughout their stores and into your phones. Two exciting new services have been announced: participating stores will now be accepting blankets and comforters to clean, and a free new app, the Stain Slayer has been released.
The following CD One Price Cleaners will now be cleaning blankets and comforters:

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Go More. Go Better.TM - Red Roof Inn® Celebrates The Lifestyle Journey Of American Travelers »

April 15, 2015 at 8:19AM PDT | Source: Red Roof Inn

April 15, 2015 // Franchising.com // Columbus, OH – It’s not about the destination, but the journey. As more Americans indulge in, and enjoy activities that range from running marathons, to bike tours to music festivals and yoga retreats, they’re also finding ways to afford those lifestyles without breaking the bank. Red Roof Inn’s® guests are among those millions of Americans who are traveling around the country to attend and participate in enjoyable and entertaining activities while saving money by staying at an upscale economy hotel. A stop along their travels rather than a destination, guests are traveling for lifestyle reasons, blending their interests with activities. This month Red Roof celebrates those journeys with its Go More...

United Country, Texas Auction Academy Providing Evening Entertainment For NAA Conference Welcome Party »

April 15, 2015 at 8:04AM PDT | Source: United Country Real Estate

9-Time Grammy Winners Ray Benson, Asleep at the Wheel to Appear at Big Texas Party
April 15, 2015 // Franchising.com // KANSAS CITY, Mo. - There’ll be some hootin’ and hollerin’ going on in downtown Dallas when NAA hosts a Texas-style shindig at Eddie Deen’s Ranch. United Country and Texas Auction Academy are providing the evening’s entertainment – nine-time Grammy winners Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel.
The musicianship of Asleep at the Wheel has become the stuff of legends. Reuters pegged The Wheel as one of the best live acts in the business. Their awards include Touring Band of the Year (CMAs, 1976) and Lifetime Achievement in Performance (Americana Music Awards 2009), not to mention near dominance of the GRAMMY Country Instrumental category over the years...

IHOP® Restaurants' Tenth National Pancake Day® Inspires Record Giving »

April 15, 2015 at 7:51AM PDT | Source: IHOP

Celebration of a "Decade of Giving" Raises over $3.5 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and Other Local Charities; Brings Total Raised to Nearly $20 Million
GLENDALE, Calif. - April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - The results are in and they're record-breaking! IHOP® Restaurants announced today that it raised more than $3.5 million with its annual National Pancake Day® fundraiser in March. Celebrating a "Decade of Giving", the family-friendly restaurant chain gave away short stacks of pancakes and invited guests to show their appreciation by making a donation to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and other local charities. IHOP's National Pancake Day has raised nearly $20 million for charity since it began in 2006...

Hilton Worldwide Furthers Expansion Plans In Argentina With Signing Of Hilton Garden Inn Hotel In Neuquén »

April 15, 2015 at 7:36AM PDT | Source: Hilton Garden Inn

New Hotel to Open in Patagonia’s Largest City and Leading Agricultural and Industrial Center
April 15, 2015 // Franchising.com // MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a management agreement with ASPA LLC, a prominent real estate developer in the Patagonia region, to operate a new build 130-room Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Neuquén, Argentina – capital of Neuquén province and Patagonia’s largest city. Scheduled to open in 2018, this new Hilton Garden Inn hotel in one of Argentina’s primary agricultural and industrial centers furthers the company’s plans to introduce its leading brands throughout the country.
“As we continue our growth throughout Latin America, Argentina plays a key role in our expansion as it serves as one of the top three most visited countries of the region,” said Tom Potter, senior vice president, Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America, Hilton Worldwide...

Soft Landing Underway In Most Canadian Real Estate Markets »

April 15, 2015 at 6:34AM PDT | Source: Royal LePage Real Estate Services

Royal LePage reports slowed price appreciation across the country, with notable exceptions.
April 15, 2015 // Franchising.com // TORONTO - As the 2015 spring market gets underway, Canada’s real estate market is experiencing a soft landing, characterized by slower than normal home price increases. Much higher price increases were observed in the country’s two largest urban markets, which combined to send the national average values upwards, partially obscuring the broader national trend.
According to the Royal LePage House Price Survey released today, the average price of a home in Canada rose between 3.8 per cent and 6.6 per cent year-over-year in the first quarter. When broken out by housing type, the survey showed a year-over-year average price increase of 5...

EXIT Realty Lowcountry Group Arrives In North Charleston »

April 15, 2015 at 5:25AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

North Charleston, SC (Grassroots Newswire) April 13, 2015 - Michael Washburn, Regional Owner of EXIT Realty of the Carolinas, is pleased to announce the addition of EXIT Realty Lowcountry Group, under the direction of Corwyn Melette, as an EXIT Realty franchisee.
"Corwyn quickly recognized the value of everything EXIT Realty has to offer; the EXIT Formula, state-of-the-art technology, in-depth training and more, and we are thrilled to have him join EXIT Realty of the Carolinas," said Washburn.
"We are very excited to join the local business community and assist residents with their real estate needs," said Melette. "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...

Winmark Corporation Announces First Quarter Results »

April 15, 2015 at 5:18AM PDT | Source: Winmark Corporation

MINNEAPOLIS - April 15, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Winmark Corporation (Nasdaq:WINA) announced today net income for the quarter ended March 28, 2015 of $6,054,300 (or $1.17 per share diluted) compared to net income of $4,551,900 (or $.86 per share diluted) in the first quarter of 2014.
John L. Morgan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Both our franchising and leasing businesses exhibited solid top-line growth in the first quarter which led to a 34% increase in operating income. We are pleased with our start to the year.”
Winmark Corporation creates, supports and finances business. At March 28, 2015, there were 1,099 franchises in operation under the brands Plato's Closet®, Once Upon A Child®, Play It Again Sports®, Music Go Round® and Style Encore®...

From The Frontline To Franchise Ownership: »

April 15, 2015 at 5:00AM PDT | Source: Batteries Plus Bulbs
Batteries Plus Bulbs Opportunities Available

Batteries Plus Bulbs Launches “Ownership with Honor” Program Offering Extensive Financial Incentives to Veteran Entrepreneurs
Initiative Offers Unparalleled Funding to Help U.S. Veterans Become Franchise Business Owners
April 15, 2015 // Franchising.com // HARTLAND, Wis. – In an effort to support veterans as they transition into civilian life or seek a career change, Batteries Plus Bulbs, the nation’s first, largest and fastest growing battery and light bulb franchise, today announced a landmark franchise incentive program for veterans. The “Ownership with Honor” program offers qualified U.S. military veterans an extraordinary franchise opportunity and more than $210,000 in financial support to cover the lion’s share of the initial investment to open a Batteries Plus Bulbs store...

Kid To Kid And Uptown Cheapskate Resale Stores Raising $100,000 To Build Schools In Africa »

April 15, 2015 at 4:52AM PDT | Source: Kid to Kid

Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate have teamed up with buildOn, a non-profit organization dedicated to working with under-served communities around the world, to raise enough funds through a charity Fill-A-Bag sale to build three new schools in Africa.
Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) April 15, 2015 - Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate, both resale brands of BaseCamp Franchising, have teamed up with buildOn, a non-profit organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate stores across the nation will hold a charity Fill-A-Bag sale on April 25, with 100 percent of the proceeds being used to build three schools with buildOn in Mali, Senegal and Burkina Faso...

Top Five Benefits Of Investing A Tax Refund In A Cruise Franchise »

April 15, 2015 at 4:48AM PDT | Source: CruiseOne

Low-cost, home-based cruise franchise CruiseOne® shares advice for entrepreneurs.
April 15, 2015 // Franchising.com // Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - People with a passion for travel and an entrepreneurial spirit can experience exponential growth on their tax refunds by investing in CruiseOne, a low-cost and low-overhead home-based cruise franchise that is part of World Travel Holdings, the world’s largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company.
“Many Americans will seek creative ways to reinvest their tax refunds this year; however, one of the more lucrative ways is to reinvest in a business such as a home-based CruiseOne franchise,” said Debbie Fiorino, senior vice president of CruiseOne. “Not only is it financially beneficial in the long-run, but it also has emotional advantages that can improve a person’s way of life...

John Hall Brings 35 Years Of Services Experience To New Venture »

April 15, 2015 at 4:27AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions
Caring Transitions Opportunities Available

To Help Seniors Downsize and Relocate, Caring Transitions of Chester County
Caring Transitions is America's largest resource specializing in managing relocations for seniors, downsizing and estate liquidations.
Chester Springs, PA (PRWEB) April 14, 2015 - With 35 years of business management experience and extensive experience servicing the healthcare sector, John Hall is looking forward to helping local seniors with the launch of his new business, Caring Transitions of Chester County. Caring Transitions provides concierge-type services to help families through often difficult life transitions.
“What makes Caring Transitions appealing is that our services eliminate much of the anxiety associated with relocation – stress that’s amplified when being coordinated by a remote family member...

Which Wich Continues Nationwide Expansion, Celebrates With 22 New Restaurants In Q1 »

April 15, 2015 at 4:25AM PDT | Source: Which Wich® Superior Sandwiches

Dallas-based Chain Reports Strongest Opening Sales in Company’s History in 2015
DALLAS, TX (PRWEB) April 14, 2015 - Which Wich, an award-winning, national, fast-casual sandwich concept, is looking forward to another strong year of growth after wrapping up quarter one with impressive results. The innovative sandwich leader signed an additional 16 new franchise agreements and opened 22 new stores – the highest number of openings in Q1 since franchising in 2005. Additionally, Which Wich stores that have opened this year have seen the strongest opening sales, on average, in the company’s history.
“We have repeatedly outperformed our overall growth numbers the past three years, and through the work of our dedicated franchisees and loyal fans, we’ve been able to kick off 2015 with record results,” said Jeff Sinelli, founder, CEO, and “Chief Vibe Officer” behind the booming sandwich brand...

The Growth Coach Of Cincinnati Receives Coach Of The Year Award At National Conference »

April 15, 2015 at 4:20AM PDT | Source: The Growth Coach

Tim Shepelak has been awarded the 2014 Coach of the Year Award. The Coach of the Year Award is given to a coach who shows leadership and excellence in all areas of The Growth Coach business model.
Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) April 14, 2015 - The Growth Coach of Cincinnati is proud to announce that owner and executive coach Tim Shepelak has been awarded the 2014 Coach of the Year Award. The award was presented at The Growth Coach’s annual national franchisee convention in Las Vegas, NV February 25-28. The Coach of the Year Award is given to a coach who shows leadership and excellence in all areas of The Growth Coach business model, including client services, sales growth, a strong passion and commitment to helping small and medium-sized businesses grow, and a desire to help the entire Growth Coach system succeed...

Keller Williams Excels On List Of Top Real Estate Offices »

April 15, 2015 at 4:16AM PDT | Source: Keller Williams Realty

Franchise leads REAL Trends 500 in offices ranked by transactions and sales volume.
Austin, Texas (PRWEB) April 14, 2015 - Keller Williams is once again home to more offices on the REAL Trends 500 than any other real estate franchise. The world’s largest real estate franchise by agent count is represented by 143 offices ranked by the number of transactions and 140 ranked by sales volume – increases of 13 percent and 11 percent, respectively, compared with 2014. The REAL Trends 500 is an annual ranking published by REAL Trends, Inc., a leading source of analysis and information on the residential brokerage and housing industry.
The Keller Williams brokerages on the list increased the number of transactions they handled by 17 percent year over year...

Long John Silver's Announces Brian L. Unger As New Chief Operating Officer »

April 15, 2015 at 4:11AM PDT | Source: Long John Silver's

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Long John Silver's®, the nation's largest quick-service seafood chain, has named Brian Unger as chief operating officer. He joins the organization with more than 30 years of experience in the food service industry.
Unger's restaurant operations experience began hands on as a manager trainee at McDonald's where his talent was recognized and rewarded with promotions and international leadership positions in the Caribbean and Latin America. He achieved the positions of senior vice president of McDonald's USA and Vice President of McDonald's Restaurants of Canada.
After more than 25 years with McDonald's, Unger joined the Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. as chief operating officer, where he worked alongside James O'Reilly, who was recently appointed as Long John Silver's chief executive officer...



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