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Wheel Fun Rentals To Open New Bike And Specialty Cycle Rental Location At Holiday Inn Express In Port Hueneme »

September 19, 2014 at 4:34AM PDT | Source: Wheel Fun Rentals

Oxnard, CA - September 19, 2014 - (PR.com) - Wheel Fun Rentals is opening a new location at the Holiday Inn Express, located right in the heart of Port Hueneme in Oxnard. Wheel Fun Rentals offers guests the opportunity to rediscover the joys of having some old-fashioned outdoor fun, providing activities and rental equipment for people of all ages and skill levels. Doors officially open at this brand new location on Friday, September 19th.
"Over the course of our nearly 30 years of experience, we have learned that in today's fast-paced world, people still want the simple pleasures of a day at the beach and having fun together," said Al Stonehouse, President and CEO of Wheel Fun Rentals. "We offer a way for customers to get outside, turn off the electronics, leave the car behind, and spend time together having fun and experiencing their surroundings...

Wheel Fun Rentals To Host Surrey Races At Richfield's "Bike To The Market Day" »

September 18, 2014 at 5:03AM PDT | Source: Wheel Fun Rentals

Richfield, MN - September 18, 2014 - (PR.com) - This Saturday, September 20th, Wheel Fun Rentals at Malt-Tees will be one of a few businesses sponsoring Richfield's "Bike to the Market Day" at Veterans Memorial Park. The event is part of the weekly Richfield Farmers Market, and will take place at the Veterans Memorial Park Picnic Shelter on the corner of 64th St. East and Portland Ave. South. From 8:00 AM to noon, guests can take part in unique Surrey obstacle course races, free of charge. Wheel Fun Rentals will be providing their iconic four-wheel Surrey cycles that seat the whole family, so make sure everybody comes ready to pedal.
"We're excited about the opportunity to partner with the Richfield Farmers Market to promote healthy living," said Rodney Knight, local Owner of Wheel Fun Rentals at Malt-Tees...

Flip Flop Shops Actively Seeks Franchise Owners For More Than 50 Premium Locations »

September 18, 2014 at 4:05AM PDT | Source: Flip Flop Shops

Flip Flop Shops has earmarked dozens of premium retail spaces across America for immediate opportunities.
September 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – Flip Flop Shops, one of the fastest-growing global retail chains, is experiencing great demand from North American retail centers and communities eager for the retailer to move in. More than 50 prime retail spots have been identified for immediate move-in opportunities, and Flip Flop Shops is actively seeking new franchise owners interested in Freeing Their Toes and being their own boss.
As an International Council of Shopping Centers Hot Retailer of the Year and an Inc. 500 | 5000 company for the past five consecutive years, Flip Flop Shops benefits from close relationships with retail centers and developers...

Crunch Franchise Announces Newest Location In Citrus Heights, CA »

September 17, 2014 at 9:29AM PDT | Source: Crunch

NEW YORK - Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Crunch, the health club chain best known for making serious fitness fun through unique programming and cutting-edge training, announces the opening of its newest franchise location at 6124 San Juan Ave in Citrus Heights, California. Crunch Citrus Heights will bring its 'No Judgments' philosophy and fusion of fitness meets entertainment to the fairly young, but uniquely established city in Sacramento County.
Set to open for workouts in January 2015, Crunch Citrus Heights will swing open its doors just in time to help people kick-off their New Year's fitness goals. Members can start their New Year's Resolutions with the help of expert personal trainers who will be on hand to provide them with personalized fitness plans...

Crunch Launches First Online Workout Starring The Brooklynettes »

September 16, 2014 at 10:39AM PDT | Source: Crunch

"Center Court Choreography with the Brooklynettes" Now Available on CrunchLive.com
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Crunch, the health club chain best known for making serious fitness fun through innovative programming and cutting-edge training, has launched a new online workout "Center Court Choreography with the Brooklynettes." The video features three Brooklynettes dancers leading a full-body workout of choreography inspired by the high-intensity hip-hop showcased on center court at Barclays Center. The video is now available on CrunchLive.com.
The official gym partner and sponsor of the Brooklynettes has extended its partnership with the team to continue creating unique fitness programming. "Center Court Choreography with the Brooklynettes" is the first in a series of videos that will be available on the gym brand's digital platform...

Creative Learning Corporation Announces 614th Franchise Awarded »

September 16, 2014 at 5:35AM PDT | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - September 16, 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 614th franchise, located in North Dublin, Ireland. Brian Pappas, CEO of Creative Learning Corporation stated, "We're all excited here as we get closer to our target of 650 franchises by the end of the calendar year, and look forward to wrapping up our fiscal year on another high note."
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+...

Bill Colvin Establishes New Max Muscle Sports Nutrition Franchise »

September 15, 2014 at 7:27AM PDT | Source: Max Muscle Sports Nutrition

Competitive Athlete Hopes to Give Back to Community with Nutritional Supplement Store
Bellevue, Wash. (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 - Bill Colvin loves a good challenge. From participating in sports competitions to conquering his fitness goals, he's always taken pride in setting the bar high and exceeding expectations. Now, he's applying that same mindset to his new business — Max Muscle Sports Nutrition.
"I take pride in ownership," he said. "I want to follow my passion for health and fitness, plus be able to control my destiny and create my own work-life balance."
Max Muscle is a retail store selling nutritional supplements and services to help people from varying walks of life meet their health goals. The supplements are made with premium ingredients, and employees knowledgeable in nutrition can assist customers in finding the right blend of products to further their fitness efforts...

Wheel Fun Rentals To Expand Shoreline Village Location In Long Beach »

September 15, 2014 at 4:33AM PDT | Source: Wheel Fun Rentals

Wheel Fun Rentals Will Move Into All American Melodrama Theater and Music Hall and Offer Stand up Paddleboards and Segway Tours, in Addition to Specialty Bike Rentals and Bike Tours
Long Beach, CA - September 13, 2014 - PR.com) - Wheel Fun Rentals will be expanding its existing location at Shoreline Village in Long Beach. The building formerly known as the All American Melodrama Theater and Music Hall will soon be home to Wheel Fun Rentals' unique Surreys and specialty cycles. In addition to a large variety of bikes, stand ­up paddleboards and Segway tours will also be offered in the near future. Doors officially open at this new location on September 15th, 2014.
"We've been renting specialty cycles in Shoreline Village for over 14 years, but today we are very excited to announce our expansion, allowing us to offer even more recreational vehicles to Long Beach locals and visitors," said Al Stonehouse, President and CEO of Wheel Fun Rentals...

The Gymboree Corporation Reports Second Fiscal Quarter 2014 Results; Comparable Sales Are Positive For August »

September 11, 2014 at 6:06AM PDT | Source: Gymboree
Gymboree Opportunities Available

SAN FRANCISCO - Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The Gymboree Corporation (the "Company") today reported consolidated financial results for the second fiscal quarter ended August 2, 2014.
"Despite a difficult second quarter, we continued to make progress on our key initiatives in product, inventory and execution," said Mark Breitbard, Chief Executive Officer. "We are seeing a meaningful improvement in trend at the start of the third quarter with positive comparable store sales across each of our brands in August. In addition, we are well on our way to achieve our annual efficiency and cost savings goals. Based on the progress we have made, we remain confident that we have the right action plans in place and the balance sheet strength to stabilize our sales trend and return our Company to consistent, long-term profitable growth...

New Jersey-Based Rainbow Academy™ Coming To Westfield »

September 11, 2014 at 4:21AM PDT | Source: Rainbow Academy

Child Care Franchise Company Set to Open New School in Union County in October 2014
September 11, 2014 // Franchising.com // Westfield, NJ – Representative of more than 100 square miles of land and well over half a million residents – a third of which are families with children under the age of 18*, Union County has a clear need for quality child care. Rainbow Academy – a family of early learning centers with a growing presence throughout New Jersey since its debut in Iselin seventeen years ago – is pleased to announce the planned opening of a new center in Union County in October 2014. The child care franchise's first Union County school opened to rave reviews in Cranford in 2003 and has boasted waiting lists for enrollment ever since...

Creative Learning Promotes Richard Nickelson To Chief Financial Officer »

September 08, 2014 at 5:45AM PDT | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

September 08, 2014 // Franchising.com // St. Augustine, Florida - Creative Learning Corporation (OTC: CLCN), owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz®, and Challenge Island®, the highly-popular children’s education and enrichment programs, today announced that it has promoted Richard Nickelson to Chief Financial Officer.
Nickelson, has served as the company’s Controller for the past 2.5 years. As Controller he managed all aspects of corporate finance and SEC reporting. Previously Mr. Nickelson held the Controller position for the franchise company, Ellianos Coffee Company. Prior to that Mr. Nickelson served in key accounting positions at several companies including a natural gas supplier and an automated manufacturer of architectural millwork...

PRO Martial Arts Continues Growth In The San Antonio, TX Market »

September 05, 2014 at 4:23AM PDT | Source: PRO Martial Arts

September 05, 2014 // Franchising.com // PRO Martial Arts, the nation's fastest growing Martial Arts concept, announces today that it has signed a development agreement with Debbie and Rick Barrera to develop a single studio in the San Antonio, TX market.
Debbie Barrera is a CPA and has 30+ years of business management experience. Debbie has served as President of two companies, has been a CFO and Controller, and had high-level involvement in many volunteer non-profit organizations. Rick specializes as a quality control construction administration and has a "let's get it done and done right" attitude.
Debbie and Rick were looking for a business that would impact their community in a positive way as well as one that would provided them with a flexible schedule and the ability to balance work and home life...

Bach To Rock And Local Businesses In Wayne To Host Inaugural Fair At Devon Square Shopping Center On Sept. 13 »

September 03, 2014 at 11:56AM PDT | Source: Bach to Rock
Bach to Rock Opportunities Available

Community Invited to Enjoy Music from Top Philadelphia-area Bands, Food, Prizes and More 
WAYNE, Pa. - Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Bach to Rock (B2R), America's music school for students of all ages, announced today it will participate in the inaugural Fair at Devon Square Shopping Center on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Members of the community are invited to the free event that will feature live performances by three popular Philadelphia bands - Sonnder, Cold Roses and Little Vessels - as well as music from B2R student bands. Additionally, families will be able to tour Bach to Rock and test instruments, learn about individual lessons and group classes, check out the recording studios, meet the teachers and more...

Rainbow Academy Appoints New COO Ahead Of Regional Growth »

September 03, 2014 at 11:06AM PDT | Source: Rainbow Academy

September 03, 2014 // Franchising.com // Piscataway, NJ - Rainbow Academy, a New Jersey-based early child care education franchise, announced that Gigi Schweikert has joined the company's executive team as Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. In this role, Schweikert will report directly to President and CEO Guy Falzarano, overseeing business development, sales and marketing, operations, education, and training.
"Over the past 17 years, we have worked diligently to build a strong team and build our brand, and we're thrilled to have Gigi join our leadership team," said Falzarano. "Her business savvy and strong leadership skills combined with her wealth of knowledge in the business and early childhood education will allow for continued strategic growth, strengthen our position as an innovator and expand our reputation nationally...

Latest Launch Trampoline Park Franchise Lands In 37,000 Square-foot Location In Watertown, Massachusetts »

September 02, 2014 at 8:01AM PDT | Source: Launch Trampoline Park
Launch Trampoline Park Opportunities Available

Launch Watertown will be the first park in the country with an inflatable stunt bag and jump tower attraction known as "Free Fall".
Watertown, MA (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 - Launch Franchising announced that their latest franchise will be located in Watertown, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. At 37,000 square feet, Launch Watertown will be the largest built by the company to date.
New features have been added to take advantage of the extra space, including slides on the main jumping court, long trampolines known as "tumble runs", "Xtreme" Dodgeball and an attraction known as "Free Fall" where visitors can jump from a tower into an inflatable stunt bag.
"We are always looking for new forms of indoor adventure, and free-falling into a stunt bag was high on the list...

International Growth On The Rise For Creative Learning Corporation »

September 02, 2014 at 6:42AM PDT | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

St. Augustine, FL (PRWEB) September 02, 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 its Bricks 4 Kidz® concept has arrived in Ireland, Brunei and Honduras.
Niamh Reilly stated, "I am very excited to launch Bricks 4 Kidz in Ireland. I believe the promotion of STEM subjects is a vital component of our economic recovery. I'm sure that teaching the award winning program of Bricks 4 Kidz will shape the careers of our future engineers, scientists, mathematicians and teachers." Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) will also be represented by using LEGO® Bricks in Brunei, "We believe that Bricks 4 Kidz will give the youth of Brunei an advantage over neighboring countries that are not yet offering it...

Growing Michigan Franchise Company Goldfish Swim School Reaches Milestone With Opening Of New Chicago Market Location »

September 02, 2014 at 4:35AM PDT | Source: Goldfish Swim School

15th Swim School Nationwide; Company has grown every year since opening first location in Birmingham, Mich. in 2006
September 02, 2014 // Franchising.com // Detroit, Mich. - Goldfish Swim School will celebrate the opening of its 15th location with the opening of a Burr Ridge, Ill. facility on Sept. 3, 2014.
The milestone comes after Goldfish’s recent openings in three regions: Chicago, Columbus and Detroit. Goldfish is also bolstering its aggressive growth through planned schools in new markets, including Pittsburgh, Boston and Washington D.C. In addition, the franchise is planning a second Indianapolis metro area school, a 6th Detroit area location and several new Chicago area facilities.
"We are thrilled to see the unique environment and curriculum we created for Goldfish resonate with parents and children along with our franchisees," said Chris McCuiston, president of Goldfish Swim Schools...

Bach To Rock Franchise Releases Details On Revenue Growth »

August 22, 2014 at 5:36AM PDT | Source: Bach to Rock
Bach to Rock Opportunities Available

Franchise Disclosure Document Shows How Average Schools Performed as They Matured Over Five-Year Period
August 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Bach to Rock, the nation's leading music franchise, has released a detailed 2014 Franchise Disclosure Document that offers radical transparency to potential franchisees, providing the tools needed to build an informed projection for the business. Included in the document are figures that span five years of sales at Bach to Rock schools.
The FDD shows a pattern of sustained revenue growth in Bach to Rock affiliate-owned schools from 2009 to 2013. The average revenue of existing schools was: $345,787 at the end of year one, $522,761 at year two, $578,041 at year three, $662,460 at year four and $699,711 at year five...

PRO Martial Arts Continues Growth In Philadelphia, PA »

August 21, 2014 at 9:42AM PDT | Source: PRO Martial Arts

August 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // PRO Martial Arts, the nation's fastest growing Martial Arts concept, announces today that it has signed a development agreement with Manik Chhabra to develop a studio in the Philadelphia, PA market.
Manik comes to PRO Martial Arts with a background in sales, finance, and operations management. Raised in an entrepreneurial family Manik feels great pride to be continuing the tradition, when he found PMA he knew he found an opportunity that would impact his community in a positive way as well as one that would provide him with a flexible schedule and the ability to balance work and home life.
The PRO Martial Arts team is excited to have Manik as part of our growing family of Character Education and Leadership training centers...

Creative Learning Corporation Reports 33.3% Increase In Revenue For The Third Quarter Of Fiscal 2014 »

August 19, 2014 at 5:35AM PDT | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL - (Marketwired - August 18, 2014) - Creative Learning Corporation (OTCQB: CLCN), owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz®, and Challenge Island®, the highly-popular children's education and enrichment programs, today announced financial results for the three and nine months ended June 30, 2014.

Revenue increased 33.3% to $2.1 million
Royalty fees increased 80.6% to $504,623
Achieved net income of $318,073 or $0.03 per share
Cash of $3.4 million as of June 30, 2014
Shareholders' equity of $3.4 million as of June 30, 2014

Brian Pappas, CEO of Creative Learning, commented, "We are pleased with our continued strong top line revenue growth, which reflects the rapid pace at which we are adding new franchises...



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