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Follow Along As Le Méridien Unlocks Global Destinations Through New Video Series With Photographer Gray Malin »

February 27, 2015 at 6:14AM PST | Source: Le Meridien

Le Méridien Introduces 'Follow Me' – a 24-Hour Immersive Video Journey Inspired by the Essence of Travel
NEW YORK - February 27, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT), today introduced Follow Me, a multi-faceted global art collaboration with photographer Gray Malin. As part of the brand's Video Art Programme, the captivating Follow Me video will debut in Le Méridien hotels around the world, and represents Malin's 24-hour visual journey to inspiring destinations from Palm Springs to Bhutan. Artfully synced with the day-to-night transition of the signature Le Me´ridien Hub™, this collaboration celebrates Le Méridien as the first global hotel brand to bring its guests an immersive experience of this scale, capturing the excitement of world travel through photography...

Popular Fitness Franchise Agrees To Reveal Industry Secrets »

February 27, 2015 at 4:30AM PST | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

Fit Body Boot Camp, America's fastest growing and most popular indoor fitness boot camp franchise, has agreed to reveal the systems and processes that allow for their remarkable success. The company's newest event, Discovery Day, will provide prospective owners with an inside look at how the growing company operates.
Chino Hills, Calif. (PRWEB) February 27, 2015 - The Fit Body Boot Camp Discovery Day will be held on Saturday, March 7 in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada. Attendance is free yet requires the submission of an application and a refundable reservation fee.
The purpose of this event is to expose interested fitness professionals and investors alike to the business strategies that allow for the company's success. This 'open door policy' is intended to present prospective owners with an opportunity to discover if the Fit Body Boot Camp franchise model is right for their needs...

Don't Be Left Out In The Cold: Christmas Decor Highlights The Benefits Of Scheduling Outdoor Holiday Light Displays Now »

February 26, 2015 at 11:51AM PST | Source: Christmas Decor

LUBBOCK, TX - (Marketwired - Feb 26, 2015) - While home and business owners may be thinking about spring sales and summer vacations, the memories of the recent holiday season are still fresh -- and for some, those memories include hours of preparing, putting up, maintaining, taking down, checking, repairing and storing their outdoor holiday decorations. For those who climbed, moved and climbed a ladder over and over again as they struggled with tangled lights and broken fasteners and told themselves, "Never again," holiday decorating specialist Christmas Décor has a suggestion: Contact a professional holiday decorating firm now to plan and schedule a 2015 holiday display where all you need to do is flip a switch.
It may seem extreme to be thinking about the year-end holidays before spring has even started, but, according to Brandon Stephens, president of Christmas Décor, Inc...

Firehouse Subs® Welcomes New Technology With Apple Pay™ »

February 26, 2015 at 11:21AM PST | Source: Firehouse Subs
Firehouse Subs Opportunities Available

February 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Firehouse Subs, fast casual restaurant chain with more than 860 locations, announces a nationwide rollout of Apple Pay, a new category of service that transforms mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay. Firehouse Subs offers guests the option to make mobile payments from their iPhone® 6, iPhone 6 Plus and soon Apple Watch™, bringing a faster and more convenient experience.
Mobile payments are changing the way guests pay, and Apple Pay provides a simple and seamless experience. It's easy to set up and users will continue to receive all of the rewards and benefits offered by their credit and debit cards.
“Innovation and exceptional customer service are two core values Firehouse Subs shares and as the No...

Coldwell Banker Real Estate Brings Big Data To The Kitchen Table With CBx Application »

February 26, 2015 at 10:50AM PST | Source: Coldwell Banker

New Home Listing Experience Uses Big Data to Identify Who and Where Potential Buyers of a Specific Home Are, Helping Sellers More Accurately Market Their Properties
February 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // Madison, N.J. - Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, the original San Francisco Bay area real estate start-up founded in 1906, continues its push to create exceptional experiences for home sellers. On the heels of its new digital platform allowing sellers to actively participate in the marketing of their home, the real estate brand is now launching an exclusive iPad application for its sales associates visualizing who a home’s potential buyers are, from where they are moving and other market dynamics based on data from multiple public and private sources...

Starwood Hotels Launches New "ProMeetings" App – A Mobile Solution For Planners On The Go »

February 26, 2015 at 5:39AM PST | Source: Starwood Hotels & Resorts

The Latest in a Series of Innovative New B2B Technologies, ProMeetings Makes It Easy to Manage Events in Real-Time from the Palm of Your Hand
STAMFORD, Conn. - February 26, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Meeting planners can now manage events on-site, right from the palm of their hand, thanks to a powerful new app launched today by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT). Through ProMeetings planners who are SPG or SPG Pro members, can submit on-property requests – from an extension cord, to coffee service, to a change in lighting and everything in between – directly to associates who can fulfill requests in real time.
"Like our guests, our meeting planners and SPG Pro members are inherently mobile and want solutions that match the way they live their lives today," said Chris Holdren, Senior Vice President, Starwood Preferred Guest & Digital...

CruiseOne® Launches Elite Customer Recognition Program For Top Customers »

February 26, 2015 at 5:06AM PST | Source: CruiseOne

February 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Leading home-based travel franchise CruiseOne®, which is part of World Travel Holdings - the world's largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company, has launched its Elite Customer Recognition Program to thank its top customers for their patronage. In 2015, approximately 10 CruiseOne customers will be inducted into its Elite Customer Recognition Program and receive an exclusive gift of appreciation for their longstanding business and loyalty.
CruiseOne executives will be traveling around the country hosting private receptions for these elite customers and their agents. The first event took place in Houston with three customers being honored. Upcoming receptions will take place in South Florida, Los Angeles, Cleveland and Washington, D...

The Entrepreneur's Source Releases Your Career 2.0: A Survival Guide For The Battered Career And Investor Syndrome »

February 26, 2015 at 3:59AM PST | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

National Alternative Career Coaching Franchise Offers In-Depth Advice with Recent Book Launch
February 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // SOUTHBURY, Conn. - Recently released by the leading alternative career coaching franchise, Your Career 2.0: A Survival Guide for The Battered Career and Investor Syndrome is a thoughtful examination of making your dream of self-sufficiency a reality through exploring and learning about the best options for you to accomplish your goals, needs and expectations.
Authored by The Entrepreneur's Source®, the book is a must-read for any individual who is at a cross road in their career and has ever considered taking the path less traveled.
"We decided to take everything that our coaches do on a daily basis and put it into a form that can benefit the masses...

Cousins Subs® Presents Third Annual Wisconsin Sports Awards Scholarship Contest »

February 26, 2015 at 3:52AM PST | Source: Cousins Subs

High School Athletes Across Wisconsin Eligible for $14,000 in Scholarships
February 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // MILWAUKEE – Cousins Subs® and its Make It Better Foundation are proud to present the third annual Wisconsin Sports Awards Scholarship Contest, offering $14,000 in scholarships to high school senior athletes throughout the state who exemplify academic acumen, participate in community service and have plans to pursue higher education.
From March 2 to April 12, 2015, any high school senior who is graduating in 2015 and has participated in a Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) sanctioned sport can apply for the scholarship. The Make It Better Foundation Board of Directors will award four scholarships – two $5,000 scholarships for one male and one female and two $2,000 scholarships for one male and one female...

Dunkin' Donuts Debuts Three New In-Home Coffee Creamer Flavors »

February 25, 2015 at 11:52AM PST | Source: Dunkin' Donuts
Dunkin' Donuts Opportunities Available

Whitewave Foods Partnership Expands With Addition of Flavored Coffee Creamer Line
February 25, 2015 // Franchising.com // CANTON, Mass. – Dunkin' Donuts, America's all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, and WhiteWave Foods (NYSE:WWAV) ("WhiteWave"), a leading consumer packaged food and beverage company in North America, today announced three new flavored at-home Dunkin' Donuts Coffee Creamers. The new flavors include Vanilla, Hazelnut and Caramel, and all are now available in the refrigerated section at select grocery outlets and club stores nationwide.
Dunkin' Donuts entered into a partnership with WhiteWave to manufacture and distribute Dunkin' Donuts Coffee Creamer in January 2014. Dunkin' Donuts Coffee Creamers are sold in 32-ounce resealable bottles...

Home Care Assistance’s Book, The Handbook Of Live-In Care, Proves To Be A Valuable Resource For Caregivers »

February 25, 2015 at 10:11AM PST | Source: Home Care Assistance

Written specifically for the growing number of family caregivers, The Handbook of Live-In Care provides practical, how-to guidance on caring for a senior loved one.
Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) February 25, 2015 - Home Care Assistance, North America's premier provider of in-home senior care, is proud to offer expertise on live-in care to family caregivers through The Handbook of Live-in Care. The second of eight books in the Home Care Assistance senior wellness series, The Handbook covers topics ranging from the psychology of homebound seniors to caregiver tips on nutrition, exercise and oral healthcare for seniors. The book draws on the combined 28 years of experience in senior care from authors Dr. Kathy N. Johnson, Dr. James H. Johnson and Lily Sarafan of Home Care Assistance – the result is a first-of-its-kind definitive resource for family caregivers...

Maui Wowi's Pacific Passion Coffee Returns »

February 25, 2015 at 5:58AM PST | Source: Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies
Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies Opportunities Available

Maui Wowi Hawaiian, retailer of premium Hawaiian coffees and fresh fruit smoothies, prepares to bring back its popular Pacific Passion coffee blend as a limited time offer.
Denver, Colo. (PRWEB) February 25, 2015 - Back again to brighten your senses and remind us that the cold of winter is nearing an end, Maui Wowi Hawaiian announces the return of its spring coffee, Pacific Passion, as a limited time offer (LTO). This freshly roasted blend uses coffee beans from Hawaii and Papua New Guinea that combine into a delightful offering and make it the perfect way to emerge from hibernation.
Available beginning March 2 through May 31, 2015, customers can grab a cup of Pacific Passion coffee at participating retail locations, mall kiosks, and event units...

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...

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...

Tropical Smoothie Café Adds Zest To The Menu With The Introduction Of Artisan Tacos And The New Avocolada Smoothie »

February 24, 2015 at 9:12AM PST | Source: Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Popular Café Chain Offers Bold Flavors, Fresh Ingredients and New Options for March and April
February 24, 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, is pleased to introduce its new LTO line of hand-crafted artisan tacos, as well as a smoothie packed with wholesome ingredients. The new products can be enjoyed starting today, February 24th, and will continue through April 26th to offer fans unique food and smoothie options for the beginning of spring.
Making its debut on the Tropical Smoothie Café menu this month is a new line of expertly crafted artisan tacos inspired by the tropics from around the world...

Pop-A-Lock Canada Offers New Online Key Duplication Service »

February 24, 2015 at 8:49AM PST | Source: Pop A Lock

TORONTO - February 24, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Pop-A-Lock Canada, part of North America's largest system of locksmiths, has just announced its new online store for making duplicate car keys and auto remotes. Whether vehicle owners want an extra key for "key insurance," or if they have lost their only copy and need a replacement one right away, the new store will make it easier for vehicle owners to obtain the keys they need.
With the recent trend towards online commerce, it is becoming more essential for businesses to provide a platform for customers to take care of their purchasing needs online. Pop-A-Lock recognizes this demand, and its expansion into the world of online key duplication is one way that it can help meet customer needs more efficiently...

What Would Your Sport Clips Haircuts' "MVP Moment" Be? »

February 24, 2015 at 7:02AM PST | Source: Sport Clips, Inc.

Promotion offers winners opportunity to create dream MVP Moment and other great prizes now through March 30
February 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // GEORGETOWN, Texas – Ever dreamed of having a butler…in your office? Sport Clips Haircuts, the nation's leading men's and boys' hair care franchise, is offering the opportunity to win one of four cash grand prizes, up to $10,000 to put toward a dream "MVP Moment," and one of more than 2,500 instant-win prizes, such as Xbox Ones and free haircuts, through its "MVP Moment Maker" promotion. The campaign launched today and will run through March 22.
"We kicked-off this fun promotion with a commercial that depicts a guy celebrating his winning ticket and dreaming of an office butler to make him feel like an MVP," says Martha England, vice president of marketing for Sport Clips...

ServiceMaster Restore Enhances Business Solutions »

February 24, 2015 at 4:49AM PST | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

New Disaster Restoration Operating System Provides Real-Time Tracking and Enhanced Mobility
February 17, 2015 // Franchising.com // Memphis, Tenn – ServiceMaster Restore, a leading provider in emergency water, fire and mold damage cleanup and part of the ServiceMaster (NYSE: SERV) family of brands, announced plans to introduce a new, industry-leading platform for its national claims administration and job management. This new platform, called Respond 365, will begin rolling out with its franchisees on March 2.
"As the leader in disaster recovery services, ServiceMaster Restore is excited about this major innovation in how we manage our business," said Gary Bauer, chief operating officer, ServiceMaster Restore. "When a disaster occurs in a home or business, response times, process and visibility are critical for us, insurance industry partners, and home and business owners...

Wienerschnitzel Announces "Peel & Win" Sweepstakes »

February 23, 2015 at 12:13PM PST | Source: Wienerschnitzel

Sip Your Way to Vegas for the Motocross Finals!
February 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // IRVINE, California – Wienerschnitzel, the world's largest hot dog chain, is celebrating its title as the official hot dog of Joe Gibbs Racing Motocross (JGRMX), with an exciting motocross-themed, on-the-cup sweepstakes. Beginning today, chili dog and race fans alike are encouraged to visit Wienerschnitzel to purchase a medium drink featuring a game piece to win one of many prizes. From instant free food, to GoPro cameras and Yamaha Dirt Bikes, every medium drink is a winner! One lucky cup will reveal four tickets to the 2015 Motocross Finals in Las Vegas, complete with round-trip airfare, two nights' hotel accommodations, and $500 spending cash (valued at approximately $5,000)...



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