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Creative Learning Awards Franchise In Malta And Saudi Arabia »

June 29, 2015 at 8:45AM PDT | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - June 29, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Creative Learning Corporation (OTCQX:CLCN), owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz,® Challenge Island®, and Sew Fun Studios®, the highly-popular children’s education and enrichment programs, is pleased to announce that Bricks 4 Kidz has awarded franchises in Malta and Saudi Arabia. “Creative Learning Corporation has awarded franchises in 40 countries,” stated CEO, Brian Pappas, “again demonstrating the international appeal of our franchise concepts.”
Patricia Micallef enthusiastically brings Bricks 4 Kidz to Malta, “I know the Maltese children will be very excited when we start our Bricks 4 Kidz program at the onset of the school year this October...

Launch Trampoline Park Is Coming To Springfield, MA »

June 25, 2015 at 10:16AM PDT | Source: Launch Trampoline Park
Launch Trampoline Park Opportunities Available

Get Ready to Jump!
(PRWEB) June 25, 2015 - Launch Trampoline Park provides kids of all ages with endless fun of bouncing on trampolines, playing dodgeball in mid-air or falling into a massive foam pit. Launch Trampoline Park, Springfield will be located at 165 Avocado Street Springfield, MA. The building will feature over 25,000 square feet of space and have about 16,000 square feet dedicated to trampolines.
“Springfield is going through a huge transformation right now and we are so excited to be able to part of the revitalization of the area,” said franchisees Myron and Linda Ferguson “Launch encourages family wellness through entertaining fitness, and we are happy to get the community jumping!”
“The Launch Springfield franchisees have a great passion for their community and to provide health, wellness and fun to the residents of Springfield...

Milford, CT, Get Ready To Jump!  »

June 25, 2015 at 8:12AM PDT | Source: Launch Trampoline Park
Launch Trampoline Park Opportunities Available

Launch Trampoline Park is Coming to Milford, CT
The new park will be owned and operated by Robert and Chereyl Gebler, Brandon and Stacey Maxwell, and Mike and Kristi Carriero, and scheduled to open this fall.
Warwick, RI (PRWEB) June 25, 2015 - Launch Trampoline Park provides kids of all ages with endless fun of bouncing on trampolines, playing dodgeball in mid-air or falling into a massive foam pit. Launch Trampoline Park, Milford will be located at 125 Old Gate Lane in Milford, CT. The building will feature over 29,000 square feet of space and have about 16,000 square feet dedicated to trampolines.
“We are very excited to provide the community of New Haven County with a fun activity for families,” said franchisee Stacey Maxwell...

Creative Learning Corporation Announces 771st Franchise Awarded »

June 25, 2015 at 6:14AM PDT | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - June 25, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Creative Learning Corporation (OTCQX:CLCN), owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz,® Challenge Island®, and Sew Fun Studios® the highly-popular children’s education and enrichment programs, is pleased to announce it awarded 21 franchises in June – 17 for Bricks 4 Kidz (including 2 new countries), 1 for Challenge Island and 3 for Sew Fun Studios. This brings the total number of franchises awarded since the Company began franchising in 2009 to 771. The 771st franchise is located in Malta. This benchmark includes the international subfranchises that have been awarded by the Company’s master franchisees. Of the now 771 franchises awarded, 745 are active and operating...

Get Ready To Jump! Launch Trampoline Park Is Coming To Bergen County, NJ »

June 25, 2015 at 4:36AM PDT | Source: Launch Trampoline Park
Launch Trampoline Park Opportunities Available

Launch Franchising, LLC. is pleased to announce the opening of Launch Trampoline Park in Bergen County, NJ this fall. The new park will be located at 535 South River Street Hackensack, NJ.
Warick, RI (PRWEB) June 25, 2015 - Launch Trampoline Park provides kids of all ages with endless fun of bouncing on trampolines, playing dodgeball in mid-air or falling into a massive foam pit. Launch Trampoline Park, Bergen County will be located at 535 South River Street Hackensack, NJ 07601. The building will feature over 44,000 square feet of space and have about 22,000 square feet dedicated to trampolines, making it one of the largest parks in the country.
“We are very excited to open our third corporate location of Launch Trampoline Park,” stated Robert Arnold, president and co-owner of Launch Franchising, LLC...

New ILoveKickboxing Fitness Franchise Opening In Cambridge, MA »

June 22, 2015 at 4:19AM PDT | Source: iLoveKickboxing.com

Cambridge, MA - June 22, 2015 - (PR.com) - Purchased by local entrepreneur Lenny Anderson, the franchise is expected to open in the coming months. There is no firm opening date at this time.
iLoveKickboxing is pleased to announce the opening of another franchise in Cambridge, MA. Like the hundreds of other locations, this one too will incorporate the workouts of professional fighters, while making them accessible and fun to the average man or woman looking to lose weight and get in shape.
In the workouts, members strap on authentic boxing gloves and perform authentic conditioning drills and kickboxing techniques on real heavy bags. Passionate instructors motivate them and encourage them to “go the extra mile” to get the results that members seek...

Creative Learning Corporation To Present At The Impact Investor Conference »

June 18, 2015 at 5:49AM PDT | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - June 18, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Creative Learning Corporation (OTCQX: CLCN), owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz®, Challenge Island® and Sew Fun Studios®, the highly-popular children’s education and enrichment programs, announced today that management will be presenting on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. Central Time at the 2015 Impact Investor Conference, hosted by The Brewer Group Companies, GWG Holdings, Inc., and Greentree Financial Group. The conference will be held at the Minneapolis Club in Minneapolis, MN.
The Impact Investor Conference will unite small-cap and middle market companies spanning multiple industries whose products, services and technologies are having a positive impact around the globe...

Azul Hotels By Karisma And My Gym Introduce Parents Night Out »

June 15, 2015 at 6:42AM PDT | Source: My Gym Children's Fitness Center

Gourmet Inclusive® Resorts and World’s Leader in Children’s Fitness Partner to Give Parents the Night Off in Paradise as one of Many New Resort Activities
MIAMI - June 15, 2015  - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Karisma Hotels & Resorts and My Gym, the world’s premier children’s fitness franchise, are pleased to introduce Parents Night Out by My Gym and a variety of additional activities and programs at Azul Hotels by Karisma, a premier collection of family-friendly Gourmet Inclusive® properties in the Riviera Maya, Mexico. Enhancing an advantageous partnership that started in 2008, Azul Hotels and My Gym create fun, lively and engaging activities for children and memorable quality time for parents.
“The Gourmet Inclusive® Experience at Azul Hotels by Karisma is designed with the entire family in mind, complete with memorable experiences and special moments...

Kinderdance® Multnomah County Oregon Expands To An Area Developer »

June 11, 2015 at 6:56AM PDT | Source: Kinderdance
Kinderdance Opportunities Available

US Franchise Organization Brings Movement Education To Young Children Worldwide
June 11, 2015 // Franchising.com // Melbourne, FL - Kinderdance International Inc, a leader in developmental dance, gymnastics and fitness programs for young children announces Oregon expansion. Debbie Sackett business owner of Kinderdance of Multnomah County upgrades to a Kinderdance Area Developer. As a Kinderdance Area Developer, Kinderdance of Multnomah County is serving children in the counties of Benton, Clackamas, Lane, Linn, Marion, Polk, Washington and Yamhill in the state of Oregon.
Ms. Sackett’s professional background is in elementary education. As an educator Debbie enjoys teaching children and was looking for a business that combines educating children with her love for dance...

CKO Kickboxing Opens Gym In Richmond, Va. This Saturday, June 13, 2015 »

June 11, 2015 at 6:29AM PDT | Source: CKO Kickboxing

RICHMOND, Va., June 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CKO Kickboxing, one of the fastest growing health fitness franchises, will celebrate the Grand Opening of its newest fitness kickboxing gym at 9051-1 West Broad Street, Henrico, on Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The high quality, cross training gym provides a family friendly setting to Richmond residents who are looking for an alternative to Pilates, yoga, martial arts and spinning classes.
"It's a very welcoming and a non-intimidating atmosphere. It's a happy place to be," said Hamid Mahmood, who is co-owner of the CKO Kickboxing gym along with his wife, Maritza Mahmood.
The 6,500 square-foot gym features 81 heavy bags and is open seven days a week. CKO Kickboxing Richmond posts its kickboxing classes online...

The Gymboree Corporation Reports First Quarter Of Fiscal 2015 Results »

June 10, 2015 at 5:04AM PDT | Source: Gymboree
Gymboree Opportunities Available


Net Sales of $276.1 million, increased 1.5% compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2014
Comparable sales (including online sales) were flat during the first quarter of fiscal 2015
Adjusted EBITDA was $15.6 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 compared to $22 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2014

SAN FRANCISCO - June 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - The Gymboree Corporation (the "Company") today reported consolidated financial results for the first fiscal quarter ended May 2, 2015.
First Quarter Results (13-weeks ended May 2, 2015 versus 13-weeks ended May 3, 2014)

Net sales were $276.1 million, compared to $272.0 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2014;
Comparable sales (including online stores) were flat;
Gross profit was $105...

Bach To Rock Signs First Franchise Agreement In Houston »

June 09, 2015 at 8:25AM PDT | Source: Bach to Rock

America's Music School to Open First Location in the Southwest 
June 09, 2015 // Franchising.com // BETHESDA, Md - Bach to Rock (B2R), America's music school for students of all ages, announced today it signed a multi-unit franchise agreement with new franchise group, Ruby Capital, LLC, to develop two schools in Texas. The group is targeting locations in Houston and has long-term goals at expanding their presence into the Dallas and Austin areas. Their first school is planned to open in Spring 2016.
"We are thrilled to expand Bach to Rock's presence to the Southwest and we're confident the Houston area, known as one of the largest expanding cities in the region, will love and benefit from our variety of music programs," said Brian Gross, president of Bach to Rock...

Launch Franchising, LLC Announces Openings Of Four New Indoor Trampoline Parks »

June 09, 2015 at 7:00AM PDT | Source: Launch Trampoline Park
Launch Trampoline Park Opportunities Available

June 09, 2015 // Franchising.com // WARWICK, R.I. - Launch Franchising, LLC. is pleased to announce the opening of four new indoor trampoline parks set to open this fall. The new parks will be located in Bergen County, NJ; Milford, CT; North Andover, Mass.; and Springfield, Mass. – bringing the total to 11 parks in the Northeast region.
Launch Trampoline Park (Launch) was founded in 2012 by Rhode Island entrepreneur Robert Arnold and retired New England Patriot cornerback and three-time Super Bowl Champion Ty Law. By this fall, Arnold and Law will have three corporate-owned locations in Bergen County, NJ, Hartford, CT, Warwick, RI, plus eight owned and operated by franchisees. Arnold embarked on the vision for Launch in 2011 after he visited his first trampoline park with his wife and kids...

Creative Learning Awards Master Franchise In Ireland »

June 09, 2015 at 5:49AM PDT | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - June 09, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Creative Learning Corporation (OTCQX:CLCN), owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz,® Challenge Island® and Sew Fun Studios®, the highly-popular children’s education and enrichment programs, is pleased to announce that Bricks 4 Kidz will be opening a creativity center in Ireland as part of a master franchise rollout. Karl Fitzpatrick, the master franchisee for Ireland stated, “Ireland's status as a smart economy has positioned it amongst the world’s leading technological centres. Our education system continues to play an instrumental role in the development of such skills and our government is committed to making STEM based education a priority. I believe that the Bricks 4 Kidz model provides our children with an ideal opportunity to develop STEM based skills, through a broad range of creative play based programmes...

School Of Rock Names Elliot Baldini Senior VP Of Marketing »

June 04, 2015 at 8:43AM PDT | Source: School of Rock

New Addition Brings Extensive Marketing Expertise to Growing School of Rock Franchise
June 04, 2015 // Franchising.com // Chicago, IL - School of Rock, the leader in performance-based music education, has announced the hiring of Elliot Baldini as Senior Vice President of Marketing. Baldini will be responsible for leading School of Rock’s various marketing programs including digital, local, events, and franchise development.
Before joining School of Rock, Baldini served various roles at Guitar Center including Director of Strategy and CRM, Director of Strategic Marketing Initiatives, and Director of Merchandising. Baldini was responsible for the development and execution of top priority, high impact marketing strategy and CRM initiatives for Guitar Center's online brands...

Crunch Franchise Announces Its Newest Location In San Lorenzo, CA »

June 03, 2015 at 7:22AM PDT | Source: Crunch

NEW YORK - June 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Crunch Franchise announces its newest location in San Lorenzo, California. The renowned gym chain best known for making serious fitness fun through innovative group fitness programming and cutting-edge training offerings will continue to spread its 'No Judgments' philosophy through the San Francisco Bay Area.
Set to open for workouts in late summer 2015, Crunch San Lorenzo will replace what was formerly Orchard Supply Hardware Store at 177 Lewelling Blvd. San Lorenzo, CA 94580. The brand new fitness facility will be conveniently located in a stand-alone shopping center with ample parking for members. This will be the first Crunch Franchise in the area, offering a low membership rate starting at $9...

Creative Learning Corporation Announces Challenge Island Book Series »

June 03, 2015 at 5:43AM PDT | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - June 02, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Creative Learning Corporation (OTCQX:CLCN), owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz,® Challenge Island®, and Sew Fun Studios®, the highly-popular children’s education and enrichment programs, is pleased to announce a new series of children’s books. Sharon Duke Estroff, M.A.T., award-winning educator, author and founder of Challenge Island®, has written a new book series for young readers. Challenge Island® appeals to children with its fantastical components and engineering challenges woven together in a story-like way, whisking kids off to whimsical, thematic destinations, such as Shark Tooth Island, Volcano Island and Rainforest Island. “A book series was a natural next step, giving the beloved challenges a chance to come to life on the pages of each book...

School Of Rock Strums Its Way To Lomas Verdes, Mexico »

June 02, 2015 at 5:56AM PDT | Source: School of Rock

School of Rock Opens Its Newest International Location
June 02, 2015 // Franchising.com // LOMAS VERDES, Mexico - School of Rock, the leader in performance-based music education, announced today the opening of its newest international location in Mexico, located at Av. Lomas Verdes 414, Locales J2-3 in Naucalpan de Juárez. The opening of School of Rock Lomas Verdes will offer local children an opportunity to pursue music education in an entirely new way.
The School of Rock music program differentiates itself by encouraging students to learn how to play with their fellow students. Taking the focus off the individual and creating a team dynamic allows students to enjoy a supportive and motivating environment in which to learn...

Kinderdance Announces Kinder Dance With Me® Session 2 »

May 29, 2015 at 4:18AM PDT | Source: Kinderdance
Kinderdance Opportunities Available

May 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // Melbourne, FL - Kinderdance® International is excited to announce Kinder Dance With Me® Session 2 of a brand new program developed to support our focus on a child’s gross motor and language development while providing the foundational skills for which higher learning is built upon.
Kinder Dance With Me® offers dance and sensory-motor activities that enhance timely acquisition of developmental milestones. Established in 2014 Kinder Dance With Me® has released its 2nd of 4 sessions for young children ages 15-24months. The program focuses on the developmental motor milestones children greatly need to move towards their full potential. Children are able to learn and move under the instruction of a certified instructor from Kinderdance® in a safe atmosphere with cute age appropriate songs and dances...

Kinderdance Announces Kamp Kinderdance. »

May 28, 2015 at 11:11AM PDT | Source: Kinderdance
Kinderdance Opportunities Available

May 28, 2015 // Franchising.com // Melbourne, FL, - May 29th 2015 Kinderdance® International is excited to announce a summer program Kamp Kinderdance® designed for children ages 2-12. Developed from our five unique programs; Kindertots, Kinderdance, Kindergym, Kindercombo and Kindermotion; Kamp Kinderdance® has themed lesson plans for summer fun. Our summer program includes a wide variety of music, movement and exciting activities for children.
Kamp Kinderdance® programs are an expansion of the developmental focus of the Kinderdance® foundation. Kamp Kinderdance® programs are age appropriate with skills taught to child’s ability level. Parents can expect to bring their child to a safe environment where learning is done in a fun but active setting, using themed props and age appropriate music from artists such as “Mr...



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