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Maui Wowi Expands Operations On Camp Pendleton Marine Corp Base »

August 02, 2012 at 4:08AM PDT | Source: Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies
Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies Opportunities Available

Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies adds a fourth location on Camp Pendleton in Southern California, spreading Aloha spirit to the military and civilians on base.
Greenwood Village, Colo. (PRWEB) August 01, 2012 - Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies has blenders turning and brewers steaming in anticipation of the Grand Opening of their newest location, August 2, on the Camp Pendleton Marine Corp Base in Southern California. This marks the fourth franchise location on base, with two more in the works.
“This new store is really getting back to our original goal when we first joined the Maui Wowi franchise in 2006. I love the fact that it is just coffees and smoothies and we are able to offer healthy options to the Marines,” said Kathleen Yang, franchise owner of Maui Wowi Hawaiian...

Back-to-School Savings Include Tax Breaks »

August 01, 2012 at 12:11PM PDT | Source: H&R Block

H&R Block Advises on Smart Education Tax Breaks to Save Money
KANSAS CITY, MO - (Marketwire - Aug 1, 2012) - Considering the confusion surrounding diminishing tax breaks and tax-free ways to pay for school, H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) shares how parents and students can make smart tax and saving choices for education expenses. Some of the most commonly overlooked tax breaks are for education.
With 6 in 10 parents planning to spend an average of $218 on electronics this back-to-school season1, it looks like computer tablets are joining paper tablets on school supply shopping lists. With this increase in spending, many will need to find ways to save money, and one place to start is with tax breaks.
"Aside from catching a sale on school supplies and shopping on sales tax holidays, saving on education costs takes some knowledge and planning," said Kathy Pickering, executive director of The Tax Institute at H&R Block...

Craters & Freighters Opens New Pittsburgh Location »

August 01, 2012 at 12:04PM PDT | Source: Craters & Freighters

Customized Packaging, Crating and Shipping Now Available to Local Businesses and Consumers
Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 01, 2012 - Craters & Freighters, the national leader in specialty freight solutions, announced today the opening of a new location in Pittsburgh at 222 Commerce Park Drive, Cranberry Twp. The new location, marking Craters & Freighters’ 66th national operating center will be open for business on August 1st and service the entire metro area.
“We are pleased to expand our presence throughout the Pittsburgh and Western PA region,” said Diane Gibson, Craters & Freighters founder and president. “This franchise is an exciting new step in advancing our growth strategy and strengthening our presence as a leader in specialty freight solutions...

Local Houstonian Buys Window Genie Franchise To Take Control Of His Success »

August 01, 2012 at 12:00PM PDT | Source: Window Genie

Kris Johnson, Houston native, celebrates his first 5 months as an independednt business owner. He opened his own Window Genie franchise in March so he and his family could return to their hometown. 
Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) August 01, 2012 - During tough economic times, many Americans find themselves without jobs. Some have lost their jobs because of lay-offs, and cannot seem to get back on the horse. Those who are lucky enough to have jobs can be unhappy because it’s not what they really want to be doing, and settled due to the limited opportunity out there. Feeling helpless and trapped can be miserable, but some have found a solution to this problem. Opening a business means taking control of your own destiny. The owner of a small business manages his own schedule, employees and method of operation...

Real Estate Agent Lynn Burkholder Joins RE/MAX Classic »

August 01, 2012 at 11:47AM PDT | Source: RE/MAX

St. Davids, PA, August 01, 2012 - (PR.com) - RE/MAX Classic Real Estate Broker/Owners Scott and Brett Furman are pleased to announce that Lynn Burkholder has joined their office as sales partner.
Lynn's knowledge of the local marketplace is extraordinary. By focusing on building lifelong relationships with her customers and other members of the community, Lynn has built an outstanding network of resources to fulfill her clients’ needs and desires.
Ms. Burkholder has 33 years of real estate sales experience. Lynn sold new construction and managed new home sales associates for 7 years beginning in 1979. In addition to obtaining her Real Estate License in 1984, Lynn holds the prestigious designations of ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), CSP (Certified New Home Sales Professional), GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute) and SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist)...

Pancheros Mexican Grill Announces Five New Franchise Agreements Across The US »

August 01, 2012 at 11:41AM PDT | Source: Pancheros Mexican Grill
Pancheros Mexican Grill Opportunities Available

August 01, 2012 // Franchising.com // CORALVILLE, IA – Pancheros Mexican Grill is excited to announce five development agreements, adding 39 locations, which include its first commitments on the West Coast. The quick-serve, fresh Mexican restaurant has over 50 locations in 17 states. The new commitments will open restaurants in three new states including California, Nevada, Oregon, and additional units in Minnesota, adding to the fresh Mexican restaurant’s 54 locations in 17 states. Pancheros now has a total of over 85 commitments.
“With franchise sales in a high state of growth, we are anticipating only more developments over the next several years,” said Rodney L. Anderson, Founder and President of Pancheros...

Nurse Next Door Home Health Care Franchise Opens First U.S. Location »

August 01, 2012 at 11:24AM PDT | Source: Nurse Next Door

Franchise System Led Home Health Care Revolution in Canada; Plans 25 More U.S. Locations in Next Year
VANCOUVER, BC - (Marketwire - Aug 1, 2012) - Nurse Next Door's cheerful, holistic approach to home health care has revolutionized the industry in Canada. Today, the franchise system opens the first of a series of locations in the United States, seeking to transform a field too long focused on merely extending life instead of celebrating it.
"We're tremendously excited to open our first U.S. location, and we've reached agreements on seven others, which certainly will help us quickly build market share," said CEO John DeHart. "We anticipate many more locations as people discover how much Nurse Next Door can contribute to seniors' quality of life...

CUPS Frozen Yogurt – That’s Hot ™ Opening In South Plainfield On August 2 »

August 01, 2012 at 11:18AM PDT | Source: CUPS Frozen Yogurt

August 01, 2012 // Franchising.com // South Plainfield, NJ - CUPS Frozen Yogurt, the beach-themed self-serve fro-yo concept, will open its ninth New Jersey location at 7 pm on Thursday, August 2 at 7000 Hadley Road, South Plainfield.
During the grand opening weekend, August 2-5, each customer will be given a "scratch off" which contains prizes such as wristbands, beach balls, water bottles, beach towels and CUPS coupons. One lucky person will receive free fro-yo for a year.
Since opening the first CUPS in Clifton, New Jersey in 2010, CUPS has taken the Tri-State area by storm, becoming the local hot spot for teenagers and adults alike who make their own fro-yo concoctions choosing from 24 yogurt flavors and over 50 different toppings and three sauces...

Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. To Announce Second Quarter 2012 Results On August 8, 2012 »

August 01, 2012 at 11:14AM PDT | Source: Pollo Tropical

MIAMI - August 1, 2012 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (“Fiesta” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ: FRGI), the owner, operator, and franchisor of the Pollo Tropical® and Taco Cabana® fast-casual restaurant brands, today announced that it will host a conference call and webcast to review second quarter 2012 results on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 8:30 AM EDT. Hosting the call will be Tim Taft, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Lynn Schweinfurth, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. A press release containing the second quarter 2012 financial results will be issued at 7:00 AM EDT.
The conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing 888-461-2014 or for international callers by dialing 719-457-2694...

Build-A-Bear Workshop Supports Literacy In Public Schools Across America Through DonorsChoose.org »

August 01, 2012 at 11:06AM PDT | Source: Build-A-Bear Workshop

ST. LOUIS - August 1, 2012 -(BUSINESS WIRE) - Build-A-Bear Workshop®, the interactive entertainment retailer of customized stuffed animals, announced today that it will raise funds for literacy programs in public schools through DonorsChoose.org with the help of Guests this August. DonorsChoose.org is an online organization that makes it easy for anyone to help better the lives of children by providing funds to public school teachers for classroom projects. Guests are invited to donate $1 (or more) to DonorsChoose.org when they check out at Build-A-Bear Workshop stores or at buildabear.com® now through September 2.
“Teachers have always held a special place in my heart because of the many great teachers I had as a child that helped me become who I am today,” said Maxine Clark, Build-A-Bear Workshop founder and chief executive bear...

Baskin-Robbins Scores Big With Classic Gold Medal Ribbon As Its August Flavor Of The Month »

August 01, 2012 at 11:02AM PDT | Source: Baskin Robbins

August Flavor of the Month is Sure to Make the Crowds Go Wild in a Cup, Cone, Milkshake or Ice Cream Cake
CANTON, Mass., Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Baskin-Robbins , the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, invites ice cream lovers across America to go sprint to their nearest Baskin-Robbins store to taste its August Flavor of the Month, Gold Medal Ribbon®. A classic Baskin-Robbins ice cream flavor, Gold Medal Ribbon® receives top marks for its combination of vanilla flavored and chocolate ice creams swirled together with a caramel ribbon.
"We love honoring our classic flavors that have delighted ice cream lovers for years, and Gold Medal Ribbon® is no exception," said Stan Frankenthaler, Baskin-Robbins Executive Chef and Vice President of Innovation at Dunkin' Brands...

Dunkin' Donuts Announces 24 New Restaurants In Birmingham, Alabama »

August 01, 2012 at 10:55AM PDT | Source: Dunkin' Donuts
Dunkin' Donuts Opportunities Available

CANTON, Mass., Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 two franchise groups to develop 24 new restaurants in Alabama over the next several years.
The two franchise groups and their development plans include:

Barista Food LLC, led by the Ramon Arias family, plans to develop 16 restaurants in Birmingham. Arias and his two sons currently operate over 38 Little Caesars in Central Alabama, Central Louisiana and Atlanta, Georgia. With three locations under development in Trussville, Jasper and Warrior the Arias family is looking forward to serving the Central Alabama community. The first restaurant is planned to open later this year, and the remainder by 2018...

Housing Rebound Clear In Metro Chicago Real Estate Market Based On Activity In 1st Half Of 2012, RE/MAX Reports »

August 01, 2012 at 7:51AM PDT | Source: RE/MAX

Chicago, IL, August 01, 2012 - (PR.com) - The long-awaited rebound in home sales in the seven-county metropolitan Chicago real estate market apparently arrived during the first half of 2012, according to an analysis of area home sales by RE/MAX. The number of homes changing hands was 22 percent higher than in the first half of 2011. The median price of a home, while 3 percent lower for the full six-month period, increased in both May and June.
“First-half results certainly indicate that both home sales and values in the Chicago-area housing market are on the upswing,” said Laura Ortoleva, a spokesperson for the RE/MAX Northern Illinois real estate network.
Home sales activity rose solidly through the first six months of 2012...

Wyndham Rewards Hotel Loyalty Program Expands In Middle East And Asia Pacific »

August 01, 2012 at 7:45AM PDT | Source: Wyndham Worldwide

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - Aug 1, 2012) - Wyndham Rewards®, the world's largest lodging loyalty program with almost 7,000 participating hotels, today announced its expansion into countries throughout the Middle East and Asia Pacific, providing its members with broader access to the Wyndham Hotel Group portfolio of brands.
The expansion of the program is part of Wyndham Rewards' strategy to provide its members with earning and redemption options in all 66 countries where Wyndham Hotel Group properties are located. The program is currently available in 50 countries.
Wyndham Rewards most recently launched the program in the Philippines, India and Sri Lanka at 30 properties associated with the Wyndham® Hotels and Resorts, Dream®, Ramada®, Microtel Inn & Suites® by Wyndham and Days Inn® brands...

Minnesota European Wax Center Now Offers Discounted Wax Package For Students »

August 01, 2012 at 7:39AM PDT | Source: European Wax Center

Now students can save even more on their waxing services at European Wax Center Roseville - Crossings with the Student Wax Pass
Minneapolis,MN (PRWEB) August 01, 2012 - European Wax Center Roseville-Crossings recently introduced the Student Wax Pass, helping to save students 25% on hair removal in Roseville, Minneapolis, Minnesota, MN. Now, when students with a valid I.D. purchase three waxing services they will receive a fourth of the same service absolutely free.
European Wax Center has become the recognized leader in healthy body waxing in Roseville, Minneapolis, Minnesota, MN due to their high quality Comfort Wax, licensed estheticians and no double dipping policy. Their purple Comfort Wax was specially formulated in France for European Wax Center...

Uncle Maddio's: Kid’s Size Gluten-Free Pizza Gives Families More Dining Choices »

August 01, 2012 at 7:31AM PDT | Source: Uncle Maddio's

Uncle Maddio’s is the Only Restaurant Brand to Offer Gluten-Free Kids’ Size Pizza
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 01, 2012 - Pizza brings people together, and with this week’s launch of the gluten-free kid’s size pizza at Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint, more families have the option to dine together and enjoy one of America’s favorite meals. The fastest-growing fast-casual pizza restaurant is the only restaurant in the nation to offer gluten-free kid’s meal pizzas in addition to their standard nine inch pie. This is in addition to more than 25 gluten-free toppings.
For people with gluten allergies, including celiac disease, eating food containing gluten (a protein composite found in foods containing wheat and related grains) can cause varying degrees of illness and internal bodily damage, as well as significantly increase their susceptibility to gastrointestinal cancer...

Better Life Maids Seeks To Expand Through Franchise Locations In St. Charles MO »

August 01, 2012 at 7:20AM PDT | Source: Better Life Maids

Green house cleaning franchise Better Life Maids seeks to grow its presence in Missouri and the St. Louis region by opening franchise offices in St. Charles County MO.
Saint Louis, MO (PRWEB) August 01, 2012 - Green house cleaning franchise Better Life Maids is expanding in the St. Louis region and is seeking qualified franchisees to open offices in St. Charles county. These new Better Life Maids offices will be independently owned and operated units, but will greatly benefit from the close proximity of Better Life Maids headquarters. The Better Life Maids franchise system is also closely aligned with natural household product manufacture Better Life. Together Better Life and Better Life Maids are working to build the first national name brand in green house cleaning...

Easyhome Ltd. Announces Timing Of Second Quarter 2012 Conference Call And Webcast »

August 01, 2012 at 7:09AM PDT | Source: easyhome

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO - (Marketwire - Aug. 1, 2012) - easyhome Ltd. (TSX:EH), Canada's largest merchandise leasing company and a growing provider of financial services, will hold a conference call with shareholders, analysts and portfolio managers on Tuesday, August 14, 2012. A Press Release will be issued after the market closes on Monday, August 13, 2012.
Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Time: 11:00am EST
Dial-in: toll-free: 416-340-2217 or 1-866-696-5910
Passcode: 2785478- please dial in the passcode, followed by # to enter the call.
Media are invited to listen to the call by telephone. For questions, media may contact David Ingram, President and CEO or Steve Goertz, CFO at 905-272-2788.
After the conference call, a recording will be available until August 28, 2012 by calling 1-800-408-3053 or 905-694-9451 and entering passcode number 6851680...

Keller Williams Westlake Village Plans Move To State-of-the Art Office Space »

August 01, 2012 at 6:58AM PDT | Source: Keller Williams Realty

Keller Williams Westlake Village Plans Move to State-of-The Art Office Space off Lindero Canyon.
Westlake Village, CA, August 01, 2012 - (PR.com) - In response to the growing number of Realtors joining its agency and enormous changes in the business of real estate, Keller Williams Westlake Village is moving to a new state-of-the-art office off Lindero Canyon, near Costco in Westlake Village. The transition is expected to be completed by Labor Day.
The 14,000-square-foot office on Russell Ranch Road will include features rarely found in a real estate office, including an agent training room, a green room that will allow agents to produce professional videos to market their listings, as well as their businesses, and a lounge where agents can share ideas on how best to serve their clients...

360clean Introduces New Franchisee Training Portal »

August 01, 2012 at 6:55AM PDT | Source: 360clean

Growing specialized cleaning franchise has created a new training portal for franchisees to provide consistent training to their employees.
Charleston, SC (PRWEB) July 31, 2012 - 360clean, the innovative leader of the janitorial service industry that specializes in medical offices, announced it will be introducing a new training portal specifically designed for 360clean franchisees to train their employees.
“The main objective is to provide the 360clean franchisees a portal that contains video and tests for training their employees. This also provides franchisees the ability to present a consistent training of the JaniMed cleaning system of 360clean,” said Barry Bodiford, Founder & CEO of 360clean. "The new portal also provides the opportunity for 360clean franchisees to train their employees directly from their computer or Ipad...



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