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Jersey Mike's Subs Teams Up With 120+ Charities For 5th Annual Month Of Giving In March »

February 25, 2015 at 5:17AM PST | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

100 Percent of Sales Go to Charities on March 25 "Day of Giving"
February 25, 2015 // Franchising.com // MANASQUAN, N.J. – This March, Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its authentic fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, is joining forces with more than 120 local charities for the company's 5th Annual March "Month of Giving" fundraising campaign. Last year's Month of Giving raised $2.1 million for more than 100 different charities nationwide and this year Jersey Mike's hopes to raise even more.
During the month of March, all are invited to come into their local Jersey Mike's restaurant and make a donation to that location's designated charity partner. Charities include hospitals, youth organizations, food banks and more. To date the annual program has raised more than $5 million for these organizations...

Woodcraft Is Now A Full-Line Dealer For Easy Wood Tools »

February 25, 2015 at 5:07AM PST | Source: Woodcraft

The complete line of Easy Wood Tools is now available at Woodcraft Supply through retail stores, in the catalog and at woodcraft.com.
PARKERSBURG, W. VA. (PRWEB) February 24, 2015 - Woodcraft customers can now find the complete line of Easy Wood Tools at Woodcraft.
"Woodcraft is pleased to be able to offer our customers a full selection of high quality Easy Wood Tools," product development manager Ben Bice said. "As the one-stop shopping location for Easy Wood Tools, customers will find turning, hollowing and parting tools, tools for beginners, replacement carbide cutters, chucks and accessories, faceplates, and chip deflectors – everything they need for woodturning."
Based in Lexington, Kentucky, Easy Wood Tools began manufacturing turning tools in 2008 – tools developed by president and founder Craig Jackson...

Liquid Nutrition Highlights 2014 Milestones And Sets Stage For 2015 »

February 25, 2015 at 5:01AM PST | Source: Liquid Nutrition

Canada's Organic, Plant-Based, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Soy-Free Smoothie and Juice Bar Chain Provides Market Update
MONTREAL, QC - (Marketwired - February 24, 2015) - Liquid Nutrition Group Inc. (TSX VENTURE: LQD) (the "Corporation") is pleased to provide the following market update.
All major corporate strategic initiatives and product enhancements targeted early in 2014 have now been successfully implemented. For 2015, the company will be focussing its efforts on maximizing the return from its efforts in 2014.
The key milestone objectives that were achieved in 2014 are as follows:

All stores in Canada were converted to a completely new menu offering to be 100% organic, plant-based, gluten-free and dairy-free...

GNC Holdings, Inc. To Present At The Bank Of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Consumer & Retail Conference »

February 25, 2015 at 4:56AM PST | Source: GNC

PITTSBURGH - Feb. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC) (the "Company"), a leading global specialty retailer of health and wellness products, today announced that GNC and dunnhumby will be co-presenting at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Consumer & Retail Conference on March 3, 2015 at the New York Palace hotel in New York, NY. The presentation, which is scheduled for 1:00 pm EST, will be available via webcast on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website.
The Company's CEO Michael Archbold will be co-presenting with Peter Miles-Prouten, Senior Vice President of dunnhumby USA.
About GNC Holdings, Inc.
GNC Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, is a leading global specialty retailer of health and wellness products - including vitamins, minerals, and herbal supplement products, sports nutrition products and diet products - and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "GNC...

Primp And Blow, A National Blow Dry Bar, Will Expand Across The US »

February 25, 2015 at 4:36AM PST | Source: Primp and Blow, a Blow Dry Bar

February 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // Paradise Valley, Arizona  - Announced today, Primp and Blow, a blow dry bar, announced today that they have retained Amante Franchise Consulting to lead the brand expansion across the country. "The blow dry bar segment is one that has a number of players but no real category king such as a Message Envy with over 1,000 franchises. I believe this concept is in the early stages of growth and aim to move Primp And Blow in the fast lane." Said Ben Amante, principal of the Amante Franchise Consulting.
Primp And Blow is offering franchise opportunities in many major cities across the country.
"Primp and Blow has already established itself as a premier blow dry bar in the Arizona market, our strategic partnership with Amante Franchise Consulting is meant to get us to the next level of growth, we are ready," said Melodi Harmon, founder of Primp and Blow...

Starwood Preferred Guest® And Uber Rev Up Rewards With One-of-a-Kind New Partnership »

February 25, 2015 at 4:27AM PST | Source: Starwood Hotels & Resorts

New Global Partnership Super-Charges Ability to Earn Starpoints Anytime, Anywhere for SPG Members and Uber Riders
Take a #SuiteRide with Uber and SPG on February 28 to Earn a Free Night
STAMFORD, Conn. - February 24, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) and Uber are putting travelers on the fast track to valuable rewards with today's announcement of an exciting new strategic partnership that will give Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®) members who ride with Uber the opportunity to earn coveted Starpoints during any Uber ride, anywhere worldwide.
"This new partnership with Uber accelerates our SPG members' drive to rewards and is just one more way that Starwood is combining high tech and high touch to transform their travel experiences," said Adam Aron, CEO, Starwood Hotels & Resorts...

Pizza Patrón Promotes Andrew Gamm To Executive Vice President »

February 25, 2015 at 4:20AM PST | Source: Pizza Patron

February 25, 2015 // Franchising.com // DALLAS - Pizza Patrón today announced that it has promoted Andrew Gamm to executive vice president. Gamm will continue to build on the strong momentum created following the brand's strongest year ever in 2014.
"This promotion could be regarded as somewhat overdue. Andrew Gamm has been a trusted colleague of mine for more than 20 years. He possesses intimate knowledge of the brand and is fully vested in its future," said Antonio Swad, CEO of Pizza Patrón. "For many years he has been my personal counsel on difficult decisions regarding Pizza Patrón, and I cannot think of anyone better suited for this position. I am excited to work more closely with him than ever before as we move ahead...

Window World Announces The Auction Of Its One-of-a-Kind IndyCar The Stinger »

February 25, 2015 at 4:11AM PST | Source: Window World

NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. - Window World®, America's largest replacement window and exterior remodeling company, announced the upcoming auction of The Stinger car. This priceless salute to a century of excellence is scheduled to be auctioned at Mecum Auctions' Indianapolis event in May.
The Stinger combines Window World's passion for auto racing with its spirit of philanthropy in a platform that provides inspiration and hope. In celebration of 100 years of racing legends, Window World's charitable foundation, Window World Cares®, presented The Stinger as a modern-day interpretation of the 1911 Marmon Wasp, with the goal of raising funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®.
Over the past four years, The Stinger has traveled across the U...

The Wendy's Company Announces Addition Of Mich Mathews-Spradlin To Board Of Directors »

February 25, 2015 at 4:02AM PST | Source: Wendy's

DUBLIN, Ohio - Feb. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) today announced that its Board of Directors has increased the size of the Board from 10 to 11 members and elected Michelle "Mich" Mathews-Spradlin to serve as a director of the Company effective immediately.
The Wendy's Company is the world's third largest quick-service hamburger company. The Wendy's system includes more than 6,500 franchise and Company restaurants in the United States and 27 countries and U.S. territories worldwide. For more information, visit aboutwendys.com or wendys.com.Prior to her retirement in 2011, Mathews-Spradlin worked at Microsoft Corporation for 18 years, where she served, among other roles, as Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President...

Hurricane Grill & Wings® Opens New Restaurant In Sunrise »

February 25, 2015 at 3:55AM PST | Source: Hurricane Grill & Wings
Hurricane Grill & Wings Opportunities Available

Tropical-Themed Casual Dining Franchise Set To Open 41st Florida Restaurant
February 25, 2015 // Franchising.com // WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Hurricane Grill & Wings®, an island-inspired full-service restaurant franchise continues its home state expansion in the state of Florida with a new location opening in Sunrise. This is the 41st location in the state of Florida for the concept, and the second location in the past two months to have opened in South Florida.
Hurricane Grill & Wings' Sunrise location features an indoor dining room that seats up to 130 as well as an outdoor patio that seats up to 80 people. The location also offers an outdoor Beach Bar where guests can enjoy a tropical cocktail like the signature Hurricane Bumby or one of the many refreshing local craft beers...

Brad Reeser Team Named Top 5 In Keller Williams »

February 24, 2015 at 12:00PM PST | Source: Keller Williams Realty

Edmond, Oklahoma real estate team recognized for stellar performance in 2014.
Edmond, OK - February 23, 2015 - (PR.com) - The Brad Reeser Real Estate Team of Keller Williams Central Oklahoma has been named the #4 Keller Williams Team in 2014, and #5 in Keller Williams for the number of units sold.
The Brad Reeser team was recognized for their outstanding achievements at the Keller Williams Annual National Convention in Orlando, Fla. Feb. 7-11, 2015, with more than 10,000 Keller Williams associates and guests in attendance.
The Brad Reeser team also received the distinguished honor of the Keller Williams Double Platinum Award for outstanding performance on gross closed sales income (GCI) and units sold in the past year.
"It was a great honor for our team to receive recognition from Keller Williams for our achievements, and to be able to bring national awards home to Edmond, Oklahoma," said Brad Reeser...

Cousins Subs® In West Bend, WI Hosts Guest Appreciation Day  »

February 24, 2015 at 11:31AM PST | Source: Cousins Subs

Locally Owned And Operated Restaurant Thanks Patrons With Special Offer
February 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // WEST BEND, Wis. – Join the Cousins Subs® located at 437 W. Paradise Drive in West Bend, Wis. on Wednesday, Feb. 25 for a guest appreciation day celebrating ten years of service.
As part of the celebration, the restaurant is offering guests a special price of $2.99 for its 7½-inch Ham and Provolone and Turkey Breast subs.*
"Growing up in Kewaskum and West Bend, I’ve always felt a deep connection with the people who make this community a great place to live and work," said Keith Novotny, owner of the West Bend Cousins Subs. "When the opportunity arose for me to own and operate my own restaurant, I instantly knew I wanted to invest in the community I call home...

Marketing Pro Acquires Central Alabama Valpak Territory »

February 24, 2015 at 11:20AM PST | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

Husband and Wife Team Bring Savings to Businesses and Residents in the Metro Area 
February 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Valpak a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today that Daniel and Ann Gallegly have acquired the existing Valpak of Central Alabama territory. With this territory, Valpak's signature blue envelope will now mail to nearly 130,000 households in Birmingham, Jefferson and Shelby counties starting Feb. 16.
"Ann and I are thrilled to join the Valpak team, using our sales and marketing experience to bring savings to the members of our community," said Daniel Gallegly, Valpak of Central Alabama franchisee. "The extensive support we receive from the Valpak network is truly amazing, and the brand's business model is one we believe in...

Mr. Dickey Joins Barbecue Bash In Clovis For Dickey's Barbecue Grand Opening »

February 24, 2015 at 10:45AM PST | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®
Dickey's Barbecue Pit® Opportunities Available

February 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // Clovis, CA - On Thursday, February 26 at 11 a.m. the new Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Clovis opens with a three day barbecue bash. Special guest and barbecue expert, Chairman Roland Dickey, Sr., will stop by the party on Friday to celebrate and share his family recipes with 100 copies of Mr. Dickey's Barbecue Cookbook.
"I wouldn't miss the grand opening in Clovis," said Chairman Roland Dickey, Sr. "Getting to see our locations across the country and meet with our owners is the most rewarding part of the job."
The three-day party starts on Thursday with the first 50 dine-in guests receiving gift cards ranging from $5 to $50. On Friday, Mr. Dickey joins the celebration to autograph cookbooks and radio station 102...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens First Wayne Location »

February 24, 2015 at 10:25AM PST | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owners Celebrate With Free Sub Fundraiser
February 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // Wayne, NJ - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Wayne on February 18. Franchise owners John Helm and Matt Catania held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, February 18 to Sunday, February 22 to support Wayne Valley High School and Wayne Hills High School.
The new restaurant, located at 1055 Hamburg Turnpike, circulated 15,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to Wayne Valley High School or Wayne Hills High School.
"Matt and I are excited to become a part of the Wayne community and begin our relationship with the local high schools during our grand opening fundraiser," said Helm...

Dunkin' Donuts Announces Plans For Three New Restaurants In Columbia And Jefferson City, Missouri »

February 24, 2015 at 10:20AM PST | Source: Dunkin' Donuts
Dunkin' Donuts Opportunities Available

February 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // CANTON, Mass. - Dunkin' Donuts, America's all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with a new franchise group, Donut World, LLC, to develop two Dunkin' Donuts restaurants and one combination restaurant with its sister brand, Baskin-Robbins, in Columbia and Jefferson City, Missouri. The group's first restaurant is planned to open at 3100 Providence Road in Columbia this Summer and the remainder will open in 2017.
Led by partners Anup Thakkar, Ramesh Patel and Prashant Patel, these new franchisees possess over 30 years of experience in the restaurant and retail industries. They have been a part of the Columbia community for over 15 years and are thrilled to bring this franchise to these cities...

Valpak® Launches "Valpak Saves" With KaBOOM! Partnership To Bring Play To Neighborhoods »

February 24, 2015 at 10:16AM PST | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

February 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Valpak significantly expands its local community service involvement with the official launch today of its "Valpak Saves" program, partnering with national non-profit KaBOOM! to bring more play to neighborhoods throughout the country.
This new initiative is part of Valpak's mission to not only be a trusted neighbor who connects people with great offers and deals, but to inspire giving back to the community and create environments that promote the importance of play to children of all ages. Through this partnership, Valpak will help support the KaBOOM! mission to ensure all kids get that balanced and active play they need to thrive.
"Valpak Saves is at the core of who we are as a company, as we want our community outreach efforts to truly impact neighborhoods," said Michael Vivio, president of Cox Target Media, provider of Valpak...

New Leadership Comes To Intero Willow Glen »

February 24, 2015 at 10:13AM PST | Source: Intero Real Estate Services

Cathy Jackson, Top Agent to become Top Management
February 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // Cupertino, California – Intero Real Estate Services, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., announced that Cathy Jackson, a founding Realtor of Intero has been appointed as Vice President and Managing Officer of Intero's Willow Glen Office on Meridian Avenue in San Jose, CA. Jackson replaces Robert Doucet, who has taken a position as the Regional Vice President for Intero Franchise Services' Sacramento region headed by David Bicknell. Jackson's new position was a natural progression due to the list of accolades and achievements she collected in her 12 year legacy with Intero. It begins with being a successful agent ranking within Intero's top 1% nationwide...

Hilton Worldwide Signs Agreement To Open Embassy Suites St. Augustine Beach - Oceanfront »

February 24, 2015 at 10:09AM PST | Source: Embassy Suites

New Full-Service Hotel Expected to Open in 2017
February 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fl. and MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton Worldwide has signed an agreement with Key International to build a new Embassy Suites, an upscale, all-suite offering, in St. Augustine Beach, Florida. Expected to open in Q4 2017, the 180-suite Embassy Suites St. Augustine Beach - Oceanfront marks the third Hilton Worldwide property in St. Augustine Beach. The hotel is Key International’s first Hilton Worldwide property.
"We are excited to announce the development of our eighth Hilton Worldwide hotel in the St. Augustine area, located in a prime oceanfront location just minutes from the 'Nation's Oldest City’, Anastasia State Park and restaurants on Beachfront Avenue" said John Rogers, global head, Embassy Suites Hotels...

HouseMaster's Mark Thompson Honored At Home Inspection Franchisor's Annual Conference »

February 24, 2015 at 10:01AM PST | Source: HouseMaster

ALPHARETTA, GA - (Marketwired - February 24, 2015) - HouseMaster, the first and most experienced home inspection franchise company in North America, recently honored Mark Thompson of the local Alpharetta, GA franchise with the Sales Achievement Award for Largest Percent and Dollar Fee Increase at the company's annual conference held October 16-18 at the Charleston Marriot in Charleston, South Carolina.
The Sales Achievement Award is presented to the HouseMaster franchise owner that experienced significant growth in their businesses during the twelve-month period from July 2013 through June 2014.
"I work very hard to provide the best inspection service possible to my customers. I'm grateful for their confidence in me and I'm also grateful for the opportunity to work with the excellent Real Estate Professionals in my area," said Mark Thompson...



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