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Westin Hotels & Resorts Continues To Expand Spa Footprint Globally »

June 26, 2012 at 7:12AM PDT | Source: Westin Hotels & Resorts

STAMFORD, Conn. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Westin Hotels & Resorts announced today plans to continue the global expansion of its signature spa brand as it continues to enhance its footprint in the world’s fastest growing markets. Propelled by a growing demand for luxury services, Westin will increase its robust portfolio of Heavenly Spas with 13 openings by 2014, with all but two located outside the United States. The brand’s signature spa concept is currently in 28 Westin Hotels & Resorts around the world.
By 2014, Heavenly Spa will make its debut at The Westin Lagunamar, The Westin Chennai Velachery, The Westin Xiamen, The Westin Changbaishan, The Westin Wenzhou and eight other properties across North America and Asia...

Keller Williams Birmingham Gives Back To Community »

June 26, 2012 at 6:54AM PDT | Source: Keller Williams Realty

The members of Keller Williams Birmingham closed their office for an entire day to volunteer at Pathways, a local Birmingham shelter that provides emergency services for homeless women and children.
Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) June 26, 2012 - Every year, on the second Thursday in May, Keller Williams offices across the country spend the day volunteering and improving their community on a day known as Red Day. Each individual market center chooses how they will spend Red Day, and this year, Keller Williams Birmingham spent the entire day painting, cleaning, and improving Pathways. Pathways is a safe haven that not only provides immediate shelter for homeless women and children, but it also provides for their future by teaching life and employment skills...

Jan-Pro Announces JP MedMetrixâ„  Program »

June 26, 2012 at 6:45AM PDT | Source: Jan-Pro Franchise System

Certified Cleaning Meets and Exceeds Rigorous Demands of Medical Industry
Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) June 26, 2012 - Jan-Pro Franchising International, Inc. (Jan-Pro), an established global leader in advanced commercial cleaning, today announced its JP MedMetrix program, the company’s first branded medical cleaning program offering compliance with federal, state and private agencies. JP MedMetrix trained personnel are certified in medical cleaning of hospitals, medical and dental offices, laboratories and facilities where cleaning practices deal with bloodborne pathogens and bio-hazardous materials on a regular basis.
Jan-Pro franchisees enrolled in the MedMetrix program are trained in six key areas: universal precautions, knowledge of standards, exposure control, bloodbourne pathogens, documentation and incident reporting, and finally certification...

European Wax Center In Sacramento, California Makes Saving Money Easy With New Specials »

June 26, 2012 at 6:41AM PDT | Source: European Wax Center

European Wax Center Sacramento - Loehmann's Plaza announces new Wax Pass and Payment Plan offers, helping guests save even more on their waxing needs.
Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) June 26, 2012 - European Wax Center Sacramento - Loehmann's Plaza is introducing new deals to make their already low prices for their upscale waxing services even more affordable. Now, the European Wax Center location is offering various Wax Passes, first time guest offers and a new payment plan.
First time guests to European Wax Center Sacramento - Loehmann's Plaza are eligible to take advantage of the Free Wax Offer. Men may receive a free nose, ear or eyebrow wax, while women may receive a complimentary underarm, eyebrow or bikini line waxing in Sacramento, CA...

Fitness Franchise Chain Fitness Revolution Wins Second Place For Best New Company Of The Year At American Business Awards In New York City »

June 26, 2012 at 6:36AM PDT | Source: Fitness Revolution

Fitness Revolution, a fitness franchising organization, has won the Silver Stevie Award at the American Business Awards in New York City.
Elizabethtown, KY (PRWEB) June 25, 2012 - Fitness Revolution, a fitness franchising organization, has just won the Silver Stevie – second place honors - in the category of Best New Company of the Year at the American Business Awards. The award ceremony, now in its 10th year of existence, was held on Monday, June 18th in New York City.
This year the ceremony was held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Manhattan. Attending on behalf of Fitness Revolution was VP of Operations Timothy J. Ward, who remarked, “It has been an amazing first year for Fitness Revolution. It is a great honor that the business world is taking notice...

Coverall Named To "50 Top Franchises For Veterans" List For Third Consecutive Year »

June 26, 2012 at 6:19AM PDT | Source: Coverall Health Based Cleaning System

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third straight year, Coverall Health-Based Cleaning System®, a leading franchisor of commercial cleaning businesses, has been named to the World Franchising Network's "50 Top Franchises for Veterans" list.
Coverall's continued commitment to the recruitment and advancement of veterans has earned the company a place on the top-50 list every year since the survey began. Coverall was selected for the honor from more than 400 participants who submitted questionnaires; judging criteria included the number of operating units owned by veterans and the number of veterans in senior management who earned more than $60,000 per year.
The "50 Top Franchises for Veterans" list was published in the June 15 edition of "USA Today" in the Franchising Today section...

Pizza Pizza Royalty Income Fund Announces June Dividend »

June 26, 2012 at 5:51AM PDT | Source: Pizza Pizza

Toronto, Ontario, June 18, 2012 – Pizza Pizza Royalty Income Fund (the “Fund”) (TSX: PZA.UN) today announced a cash dividend of $0.06 per unit for the month of June 2012. The deemed dividend, a portion of which is return of capital, will be eligible for the enhanced dividend tax credit if paid or allocated to a resident of Canada. The dividend will be payable to unitholders of record at the close of business on June 29, 2012, and will be paid on July 13, 2012.
The Fund´s trust units are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol PZA.UN.
Contacts:
Curt FeltnerChief Financial OfficerPizza Pizza Limited(416) 967-1010cfeltner@pizzapizza.ca
Christine D´SylvaDirector of Finance and Investor RelationsPizza Pizza Limited(416) 967-1010cdsylva@pizzapizza...

Right At Home Is No. 1 Workplace In Minnesota »

June 26, 2012 at 5:42AM PDT | Source: Right at Home

June 21, 2012 - Right at Home Twin Cities and South Suburbs, serving the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., metro area, ranked No. 1 in the StarTribune’s Top 100 Workplaces, among midsized employers. Last year, Right at Home finished second. In addition, Paul Blom, co-owner of the Right at Home office, won the top leadership award for midsized companies for the third consecutive year. Rankings were based solely on employee opinions.
Earlier this year, the StarTribune enlisted the help of the Pennsylvania-based research firm WorkplaceDynamics to conduct a comprehensive survey of thousands of Minnesota employees to find out which organizations provide a great place to work. WorkplaceDynamics started by contacting 1,366 employers in Minnesota and asked whether they would like to participate in the survey process...

Goal Driven Vision Equals Success For Your Business, According To AdviCoach® »

June 26, 2012 at 5:30AM PDT | Source: AdviCoach

SOUTHBURY, CT - (Marketwire - Jun 25, 2012) - The relationship between goal-setting and success is a strong one. The process of setting goals allows people to specify and then work towards their own objectives. Brian Miller, COO of AdviCoach®, says for business owners to succeed, they need to create a vision of what the business can do for them. AdviCoach® coaches work with business owners to increase the performance of their businesses and help them establish an ILWE or Income, Lifestyle, Wealth and Equity goals.
"When AdviCoach® coaches begin to work with clients, they ask them to put some serious thought into what they want their ILWE to look like in one year, five years and at retirement," says Miller. "Establishing an ILWE is defining the big picture, the vista that entrepreneurs keep in front of them at all times to motivate them to do the necessary activity to get the desired results...

Vampires Beware, Garlic Fans Rejoice »

June 26, 2012 at 5:25AM PDT | Source: CiCi's Pizza

CiCi's New Italiano Garlic pizza offers classic pizzeria flavor and aroma. 
COPPELL, TX, June 26, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- CiCi's Pizza introduces the Italiano Garlic pizza to its custom buffet. Made on a crisp Italiano crust, the pizza is topped with a flavorful new garlic sauce, pizza cheese, fresh red onions, black olives, diced tomatoes and a sprinkling of CiCi's special Italiano herb seasoning.
The Italiano Garlic joins other popular pizzas in CiCi's Italiano line, including The Meltdown (introduced in April), the Pepperoni & Sausage Italiano and the Veggie Italiano.
"Our guests seeking classic Italian flavors are sure to enjoy the Italiano Garlic," said CiCi's Pizza Senior Director of Food and Beverage Rebecca Stone...

Decor&You® Suggests Moving Life Outdoors With Seasonal Furniture »

June 26, 2012 at 5:19AM PDT | Source: Decor&You

SOUTHBURY, CT - (Marketwire - Jun 25, 2012) - Whether you enjoy the soft, pleasurable breeze a screened-in porch allows or like to bask in the daylight sun, creating an outdoor living space is a must. Seasonal patio furniture has changed from the webbing and plastic and matured into what the industry now calls "casual furniture" that extends the space you're living in beautifully for entertaining or just sitting back and relaxing as a family, says Decor&You Founder and President Karen Powell.
"Outdoor living spaces have been gaining enormous popularity over the past few years and I see this trend continuing," says Powell. "People want the convenience of outdoor kitchens, patios and spas, therefore, creating a demand for fun, vibrant outdoor friendly furniture and glorious accessories...

Fazoli's Voted Best HR Department In American Business Awards »

June 26, 2012 at 5:15AM PDT | Source: Fazoli's Restaurants

LEXINGTON, Ky. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Fazoli's, America's largest quick-service Italian restaurant, took home the 2012 Gold Stevie Award for Best Human Resources Department during the 10th Annual American Business Awards on June 18. Fazoli's bested nine other finalists for the honor, during a ceremony hosted by Fox Business Network anchor Cheryl Casone and broadcast live on the Business TalkRadio Network from the Marriott Marquis at New York's Times Square.
"Fazoli's pursuit of excellence is more than a slogan, it's a mandate. This award recognizes the critical role human resources management plays in our success," said Carl Howard, president and CEO. "Recruiting and retaining the right people for both restaurants and support departments enables Fazoli’s to deliver our guests an outstanding experience...

Krispy Kreme Brings New Cafe To Downtown Toronto Doughnut Fans »

June 26, 2012 at 5:08AM PDT | Source: Krispy Kreme

Fans are Invited to Thursday June 28 Grand Opening Celebrations
TORONTO, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Krispy Kreme is giving Toronto and surrounding area doughnut fans another sweet reason to smile with the grand opening of the new Krispy Kreme Doughnut Cafe at 162 McCaul Street, Toronto ON, M5T 1W3 (just north of Dundas Street W). Fans of Krispy Kreme's signature sweet treats and beverages are invited to a grand opening celebration on Thursday, June 28 at 7:00 a.m. Grand opening festivities will include product sampling and tasty prizes for the first four dozen guests in line.
"Having recently celebrated our 10 year anniversary in Canada, Krispy Kreme is deeply committed to sharing delicious tastes and creating joyful memories with our guests," said Chris Lindsay of Krispy K...

Dickey's Invites Community To Barbecue Event »

June 26, 2012 at 4:57AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit
Dickey's Barbecue Pit Opportunities Available

World's Largest Barbecue Franchise Grand Opening in North Carolina
HICKORY, N.C., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- If you're a barbecue fanatic then you need to come to Dickey's Barbecue in Hickory on June 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for its grand opening celebration.
"Dickey's has great food and a family-friendly atmosphere," said local franchise owner Barbara Dobson. "The Hickory community has really enjoyed us being here and we look forward to becoming a bigger part of the community."
From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dickey's will be serving $1 pulled pork sandwiches. Customers are encouraged to stop on by between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in order to enter a drawing for a chance to win free barbecue for a year. This new smokin' hot store is located at 1036 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd...

Medina Area Business Coach Changes Businesses And Lives »

June 26, 2012 at 4:41AM PDT | Source: The Growth Coach

Mike Rao Offers New Opportunities for Local Businesses
Medina, OH (PRWEB) June 26, 2012 - Today’s volatile economic landscape can act as a catalyst for business owners to seek solutions not only for basic survival but for advantages that keep their business a step ahead of the competition. Business coaching isn’t new, but recently has grown rapidly as a resource that is not only affordable but delivers a ROI that’s almost instantaneous in many cases.
The 2012 International Coach Federation Global Coaching Study reports that 80 percent of individuals have experienced a positive change in self-esteem and self-confidence as a result of partnering with a professional coach. In recent years, business coaching has reached revenues of nearly $2 billion worldwide, evidence of the growing demand...

Beef Jerky Outlet Franchise Opens New Store In Pigeon Forge, TN »

June 26, 2012 at 4:30AM PDT | Source: Beef Jerky Outlet Franchise

June 26, 2012 // Franchising.com // The Beef Jerky Outlet Franchise has announced the opening of a new store in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee scheduled for July 1, 2012. The Beef Jerky Outlet is a unique national franchise specializing in all kinds of beef jerky from original to blazing hot and over 200 other varieties.
The Beef Jerky Outlet Franchise has announced the opening of a new store in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee scheduled for July 1, 2012. The Beef Jerky Outlet is a unique national franchise specializing in all kinds of beef jerky from original to blazing hot and over 200 other varieties. The new Pigeon Forge store is located at 2726 Parkway, Unit 4A, adjacent to the famous Dillsboro Chocolate Factory. The Pigeon Forge store is the fourth Beef Jerky Outlet to be located in the Smoky Mountain park area...

New Express Oil Change In Orlando, FL »

June 26, 2012 at 4:23AM PDT | Source: Express Oil Change
Express Oil Change Opportunities Available

June 26, 2012 // Franchising.com // ORLANDO, Fla. – Retired pilots David Smith, 68, and John Grassia, 65, met 25 years ago while working for the same company. And even though both remain passionate about flying, the pair has recognized a steady and growing marketplace for automotive services in the Sunshine State. As a result, they opened the first Express Oil Change & Service Centerin the Orlando market this past May.
“I’m thrilled to sign on as the first franchisee in this market and introduce Express Oil Change to the Orlando area,” said Smith. “When I discovered the franchise, I knew I had found the perfect match especially after visiting the company’s corporate location in Birmingham, Ala. Though the company is known for its 10-minute drive-through oil changes, each location also features a full-service mechanical department — making it a true one-stop shop for clients seeking reliable and professional vehicle care...

Holiday Inn Express Maceio Ponta Verde Opens In Brazil »

June 26, 2012 at 4:04AM PDT | Source: Holiday Inn Express

IHG Continues Growth in the Country’s Northeast Region, Famed for its Beautiful Beaches and Balmy Weather
June 26, 2012 // Franchising.com // MIAMI – IHG [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)], one of the most experienced hotel companies in Latin America, today announced the opening of the Holiday Inn Express Maceio Ponta Verde in Brazil. The new-build, 160-room hotel is located one block from beautiful Ponta Verde beach in Maceió, the capital of the coastal state Alagoas, in Northeast Brazil and one of the top tourist destinations in the country.
Boasting a modern architectural design, the Holiday Inn Express Maceio Ponta Verde’s interior is decorated with a collection of local artworks and folk-art inspired crafts from the area, blending the richness of Maceió’s cultural heritage with the hotel’s contemporary and fresh style...

Maid Brigade Opens In South Calgary, Expands In Northern Connecticut And South Florida »

June 25, 2012 at 11:45AM PDT | Source: Maid Brigade

June 25, 2012 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - Maid Brigade, the leading green maid franchise, opens its doors in South Calgary (Alberta, Canada) and expands the company’s complete cleaning services throughout Northern Connecticut and South Florida.
Shane Franks of South Calgary, Ann Bobbitt and Dan Kehoe of Northern Connecticut, and Marcel Lumaban of South Florida are the new owners of the local Maid Brigade franchise locations.
“We’re thrilled to welcome our new franchisees to the Maid Brigade family,” says Cathy Hay, vice president of franchise recruitment for Maid Brigade. “For more than 30 years Maid Brigade has helped aspiring entrepreneurs become thriving cleaning franchise owners and our goal is to support their growth and success for the next three decades and beyond...

The Greene Turtle Names Robert J. Barry Jr. President/CEO »

June 25, 2012 at 11:28AM PDT | Source: The Greene Turtle Sports Bar and Grille

Restaurant Industry Veteran and Former COO of the Growing Casual Dining/Sports Bar Chain Will Continue Course of Aggressive Expansion Toward Goal of 150 Units Throughout the East
June 25, 2012 // Franchising.com // EDGEWATER, Md. – The board of directors of The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille announced today that Robert J. Barry has been named President/CEO of the 33-unit chain, based here.
The announcement reflects a restructuring of the roles of the company’s two most senior executives that was set in motion earlier this year. J. Michael “Mike” Sanford, who has been with the organization for more than 20 years, most recently as President/CEO, has been named vice chairman of the board, responsible for strategic development...



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