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Creative Learning Corporation Announces Management Change »

October 24, 2014 at 10:56AM PDT | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

St. Augustine, FL (PRWEB) October 24, 2014 - Creative Learning Corporation (OTC: CLCN), owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz®, Challenge Island®, and Sew Fun Studios®, the highly-popular children's education and enrichment programs, today announced that effective October 22, Richard Nickelson is no longer the Company's Chief Financial and Accounting Officer.
Brian Pappas, CEO of Creative Learning commented, "We appreciate the contributions of Mr. Nickelson in his role as Chief Financial and Accounting Officer. We are in active discussions with a number of very strong candidates and look forward to announcing an appointment in the near future."
About Creative Learning Corporation
Creative Learning Corporation, operating under the trade names of Bricks 4 Kidz® and Challenge Island®, offers educational and enrichment programs to children ages 3-12+...

Flip Flop Shops® Adds Authentic Birkenstock Brand »

October 24, 2014 at 5:41AM PDT | Source: Flip Flop Shops

Rapidly rising retail chain devoted exclusively to flip flops and casual footwear steps up product selection with Birkenstock styles.
October 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - Flip Flop Shops®, one of the fastest growing global retail chains, continues to make strides as a casual footwear industry leader with the introduction of Birkenstock to its retail brand selection. As an approved retailer for Birkenstock USA, LP, shoppers will soon be able to pick up Birkenstock's iconic slides and sandals at select Flip Flop Shops' domestic locations.
Being selected as a Birkenstock retail partner marks a major step for Flip Flop Shops, which has become a predominant sales force in the casual footwear industry over the last decade...

TGA Launches Two New Youth Sports Franchises In Seattle, WA. »

October 23, 2014 at 10:22AM PDT | Source: TGA Premier Golf and Tennis

Recent college graduate and aspiring law student finds new career coaching youth and bringing programs to schools, community centers, golf and tennis facilities
October 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // Seattle, WA – TGA Premier Golf and Tennis, a leading youth sports franchise company specializing school-based golf and tennis programs, continues its national growth with the establishment of two new franchises in Seattle.
Chandler Lewis, a recent graduate of the University of Washington and former head varsity golf and tennis coach, has partnered with Brad Kirkpatrick in acquiring the TGA Premier Junior Golf and TGA Premier Youth Tennis franchises on the east side of the Greater Seattle area. Kirkpatrick brought the first two TGA franchises to Seattle in 2013...

JumpBunch Partners With Riverhead Parks Department »

October 22, 2014 at 7:54AM PDT | Source: JumpBunch

Holbrook, NY - October 22, 2014 - (PR.com) - JumpBunch of Southeast Long Island, a well-known global sports franchise, is proud to announce that it has expanded its programming into Eastern Long Island by offering children's sports programs through the Parks and Recreation Department of Riverhead, New York.
Jump Bunch owner/operator Winkie Schultz says, "All programs are non-competitive and based upon the love of sports and fitness. By introducing children to a wide variety of sports at a young age, it is our hope that they will continue playing sports throughout their adult lives. Active, healthy and fit kids usually make for active, healthy and fit adults."
JumpBunch Pee Wee clinics are offered at Stotzky Park in Riverhead, New York, during the spring, summer and fall...

9Round Records Nearly 5.8 Million Kicks For Breast Cancer Awareness »

October 21, 2014 at 4:08AM PDT | Source: 9Round

Donates $57,813 for Treatment and Research
October 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // GREENVILLE, NC – At least for one day, 9Round, a national chain of kickboxing franchises with 160 locations in 36 states, kicked breast cancer to the curb.
On October 16, 2014, 9Round hosted its third annual "Kick for the Cure" fundraiser, during which fitness and kickboxing enthusiasts had a unique opportunity to help raise money for the support of breast cancer care. 9Round donated one penny for every kick recorded throughout the day at nearly all of its 160 clubs nationwide.
By the end of the day, 5,781,301 kicks were recorded, raising $57,813 to advance treatment and laboratory research for Breast Cancer.
"This is the least we can do to honor the millions of wives, mothers, sisters, daughters, and friends who are affected by breast cancer every day," said 9Round founder Shannon Hudson...

Creative Learning Corporation Awards Master Franchise In India »

October 17, 2014 at 3:59AM PDT | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

October 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // Creative Learning Corporation (OTCBB: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 BFK Franchise Company, LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of Creative Learning Corporation) has recently awarded a master franchise in India, bringing the total number of countries with Bricks 4 Kidz franchises to 36. "With the addition of India, our footprint has expanded, greatly. Abhishek and Neha Rungta of the Rungta group will be leading the development of Bricks 4 Kidz in India," stated Jeff Pappas, Creative Learning Corporation’s Business Development Director. The introduction of Abhishek and Neha Rungta to Bricks 4 Kidz was facilitated by Arunahb Sinha of Franchise India...

Power Train Launches Franchising Initiative; Introducing Elite Athlete Training For Everyday Americans »

October 16, 2014 at 8:38AM PDT | Source: Power Train Sports Institute

Sports Performance-Focused Fitness Concept Announces Strategic U.S. Growth; Brand Plans to Add 600 New Franchise Locations in the Next 10 Years
October 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // MANHEIM, Pa. – Power Train, the performance-driven fitness concept that has built a reputation for training everyday people like professional athletes, today announced a strategic franchise growth initiative that aims to add 600 new franchise locations in markets across the country in the next 10 years. The brand is targeting investors with a passion for helping others meet and exceed their fitness and sports performance goals.
"From day one, we have set-out to build a program that would deliver real results – that could provide a solution for professional athletes, as well as those who are wandering around a gym looking for answers...

Pure Barre Launches First Exclusive Clothing Collection In Partnership With Splits59 »

October 16, 2014 at 8:13AM PDT | Source: Pure Barre

Pure Barre® By Splits59 Makes Debut with Clothing Line Designed Exclusively with the Pure Barre Consumer in Mind
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Pure Barre, the largest, most established barre franchise in the nation with more than 250 studios across the country, has launched their first ever clothing line, Pure Barre® by Splits59. The collection, in partnership with the innovative women's activewear label Splits59, will be sold exclusively in Pure Barre studios and online at www.purebarre.com.
The Pure Barre® by Splits59 Fall Collection is composed of seven activewear styles that were designed with the Pure Barre consumer in mind. The line was created with unique details to ensure comfort and technical femininity taking clients from the barre to the street in a fashionable yet practical way...

Creative Learning Corporation Awards Franchises In Cyprus, Scotland And Honduras »

October 16, 2014 at 5:25AM PDT | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

Bricks 4 Kidz awards franchises in 3 new countries, bringing the total global footprint to 35.
St. Augustine, FL (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 - Creative Learning Corporation (OTCBB: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 BFK Franchise Company, LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of Creative Learning Corporation) has recently awarded franchises in Cyprus, Scotland and Honduras, bringing the total number of countries with Bricks 4 Kidz franchises to 35. "Adding three new countries continues to validate the strong appeal that Bricks 4 Kidz is enjoying both domestically as well as internationally," stated CEO Brian Pappas...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location In Roslindale, MA »

October 14, 2014 at 8:27AM PDT | Source: Crunch

NEW YORK - Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Crunch Fitness announces the opening of its newest franchise location in Roslindale, Massachusetts. The renowned gym chain, best known for making serious workouts fun through innovative group fitness programming and cutting-edge training offerings, looks to spread its 'No Judgments' philosophy to the Boston area with the grand opening of Crunch Roslindale.
Approximately six miles southwest of Boston, Crunch Roslindale will open its doors to the suburban community in 2015. Crunch Roslindale will be the first Crunch in the greater Boston area and the sixth Crunch gym opened by Fitness Holdings, LLC and its team of industry veterans Fred Maudsley, Brian Vanderveen, Mike Lamparski and Steve Viscardi who combined have over 60 years of experience in the fitness and health club industry...

Max Muscle Lincoln Gets 9th Consecutive National Store Of The Year Award »

October 13, 2014 at 4:19AM PDT | Source: Max Muscle Sports Nutrition

Lincoln, NE (PRWEB) October 12, 2014 - Max Muscle of Lincoln recently won their ninth consecutive National Store of the Year award. This is the first time a Max Muscle franchise owner has ever more than once, let alone the record nine times. This honor was awarded directly to Chad Case, owner and operator of the Lincoln store. This prestigious award is awarded to the Max Muscle store who consistently scores highest in customer surveys, in a rigorous process of multiple secret shopper visits, overall store performance, as well as exemplifies and upholds the stringent Max Muscle standards in regard to service, continuing education and customer service.
"As a small business owner, building a business that has been not only successful but has become intertwined into the community is incredibly humbling...

ROCKIN' JUMP - The Ultimate Trampoline Park Franchise - Set To Introduce Flagship Park To Madison, Wisconsin »

October 10, 2014 at 6:34AM PDT | Source: Rockin' Jump – The Ultimate Trampoline Park®

MADISON, Wis. - Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - San Francisco Bay Area based trampoline park franchisor ROCKIN' JUMP ® continues to catch the attention of both consumers and investors throughout the USA. The company recently announced its 28th franchise agreement, and now is announcing a new agreement and lease for a flagship location in Madison, WI at 2700 Novation Parkway. The park is scheduled to open in the spring of 2015.
Opening the doors to Madison's first trampoline park are Steve Steidl of Brookfield and Aaron Bakken, a Middleton native who recently returned to the area after nearly 15 years as an entrepreneur in California. Bakken is also the Director of Franchise Marketing & Sales for ROCKIN' JUMP, and has been with the company since 2010...

TGA Premier Junior Golf Launches First Youth Sports Franchise In Idaho »

October 10, 2014 at 4:07AM PDT | Source: TGA Premier Golf and Tennis

Former Red Cross Employee Finds New Career Impacting Youth Through a School-Based Golf Business in Boise
October 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // Boise, ID – TGA Premier Junior Golf (TGA), a leading youth sports franchise-company that specializes in school-based golf programs, has established its first franchise in Idaho.
Todd Loveland, a former Red Cross employee, computer specialist and competitive amateur golfer has acquired the geographic rights to TGA Premier Junior Golf in Ada County.
Loveland has been around golf since his youth and developed a passion for the sport while in high school working in the bag room at the local Hillcrest Country Club. He enhanced that passion while playing on the golf team for Iowa's Saint Ambrose College...

Discover Philadelphia's Haunted History On A Philly Segway Ghost Tour By Wheel Fun Rentals »

October 09, 2014 at 8:02AM PDT | Source: Wheel Fun Rentals

Philadelphia, PA - October 09, 2014 - (PR.com) - Just in time for Halloween, Philadelphia Segway Tours by Wheel Fun Rentals is now offering a "Philly Ghost Tour," during the month of October, that takes riders through the history of Philadelphia's supernatural past. This exclusive Segway tour includes stops at the home where Edgar Allan Poe wrote a few of his infamous short stories, the St. Peter's Church cemetery, and many other legendary destinations.
Philly Ghost Tours start from the Independence Visitor Center, located at 1 North Independence Mall West, and continue to the first stop on the tour, the President's House, home of the Liberty Bell, a historic landmark where Benedict Arnold's betrayal began. The second stop on the tour takes place at Independence Hall, home of the Clock Tower and often-sighted supernatural spirits...

Creative Learning Corporation Announces 623rd Franchise Awarded »

October 09, 2014 at 7:27AM PDT | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - October 09, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Creative Learning Corporation (OTCBB: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 its 623rd franchise, located in Toronto, Canada. Brian Pappas, CEO of Creative Learning Corporation, stated, "We're all excited here as we get closer to our goal of 650 franchises by the end of the calendar year, and are delighted to finish our fiscal year very profitably."
About Creative Learning Corporation
Creative Learning Corporation, operating under the trade names of Bricks 4 Kidz® , Challenge Island® and Sew Fun Studios® offers educational and enrichment programs to children ages 3-12+...

Philadelphia-area Music Instructor Debuts On NBC's Hit Show The Voice »

October 07, 2014 at 7:28AM PDT | Source: Bach to Rock

Matt McAndrew of Bach to Rock in Wayne, Pa., Took the Stage During Show's 7th Season 
October 07, 2014 // Franchising.com // Bach to Rock (B2R), America's music school for students of all ages, announced today that Matt McAndrew, a musical instructor at one of its franchise-owned schools in Wayne, Pa., took the stage last night on NBC's Emmy-Award winning musical competition series, The Voice. McAndrew, of Philadelphia, performed during the blind auditions and chose to join Adam Levine's team.
"Matt is exactly the kind of instructor we love to have at our schools across the country. His passion for music and talent on and off the stage is reflected in teaching, which keeps students engaged and excited to learn," said Brian Gross, president of Bach to Rock...

CKO Kickboxing Opens 3 New Franchise Locations - Coast To Coast »

October 07, 2014 at 7:07AM PDT | Source: CKO Kickboxing

Fast-growing fitness franchise featured on NBC News in New York City
HOBOKEN, N.J. - Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - CKO Kickboxing, one of the fastest-growing exercise and health franchises, announced today it has opened three new gyms stretching from Santee, California, near San Diego on the West Coast to Clifton, NJ and Park Slope, in Brooklyn, NY on the East Coast. There are plans to add seven more franchises throughout the United States in the next 60 days.
"Our march across the country shows that people love the idea of CKO Kickboxing to lose weight and gain confidence," said Joe Andreula, Founder of CKO Kickboxing, headquartered in Hoboken, N.J. "Our members tell us on Facebook that they have lost enough weight to buy a new wardrobe, or have improved their dispositions and fought off bouts of depression...

Louisville Segway Tours By Wheel Fun Rentals Offers Unique Perspective From Big Four Bridge »

October 03, 2014 at 5:21AM PDT | Source: Wheel Fun Rentals

Louisville, KY - October 03, 2014 - (PR.com) - Now that the Big Four Bridge is completely open to the public, from both the Kentucky and Indiana sides of the Ohio River, Louisville Segway Tours by Wheel Fun Rentals invites you to see the Louisville skyline like you've never seen it before. From now until November 2nd, book your Louisville Segway Tour to experience the Big Four Bridge and the incredible views that it has to offer.
Louisville Segway Tours by Wheel Fun Rentals provides the only guided tour that crosses the iconic Big Four Bridge, giving tourists and local explorers exclusive views of Waterfront Park and the mighty Ohio River. Friendly and knowledgeable tour guides share historical facts and fun stories about points of interest along the route...

Pure Barre Donates More Than $175,000 For Deserving Charities In The First Ever National Pure Give Challenge »

October 02, 2014 at 11:08AM PDT | Source: Pure Barre

Each Studio Chose a Charity and Competed to Raise Funds with A Pure Barre Corporate Match Going to the Top Three Winning Studios
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Pure Barre, the largest, most established barre franchise in the nation with more than 250 studios across the country, donated more than $175,000 to deserving charities in its first ever National Pure Give Challenge, a competition where studios raised money for their charities of choice with the support of their local community.
For the National Pure Give Challenge, during the months of August and September, Pure Barre studios and their fans competed to raise the most money for their favorite causes. Pure Barre used the crowdrise.com platform to accept and distribute the donations to more than 100 charities...

Crunch Franchise Announces Two New Locations In California »

October 02, 2014 at 8:22AM PDT | Source: Crunch

NEW YORK - Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Crunch Franchise announces the opening of its newest franchise locations in Northridge, CA and Temecula Valley in Winchester, CA. The renowned gym chain best known for making serious fitness fun through innovative group fitness programming and cutting-edge training offerings continues to spread its 'No Judgments' philosophy through southern California.
David Harman, franchisee who operates multiple Crunch Franchise locations on the west coast is a veteran to the fitness industry with over 25 years of experience and has officially opened Crunch's newest locations, along with Ginny May Neely, co-owner of Crunch Temecula Valley and Ray Chung, co-owner of Crunch Northridge.
Already open for business, Crunch Temecula Valley is located at 36580 Penfield Lane near the intersection of Winchester Road and Benton at Benton Crossing...



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