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Mother-Daughter Team Opens Caring Transitions Of Mechanicsburg »

May 27, 2015 at 11:47AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource specializing in managing relocations for seniors and busy families as well as downsizing and estate liquidations.
Mechanicsburg, PA (PRWEB) May 27, 2015 - Carolyn Doerr and her daughter Corinne Skidmore are looking forward to helping seniors and their families relocate and downsize through Doerr’s new business, Caring Transitions of Mechanicsburg.
Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource specializing in managing relocations for seniors and busy families as well as downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing and move oversight, Caring Transitions can handle on-site and online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market...

Anago Cleaning Systems Welcomes New Company President »

May 27, 2015 at 11:14AM PDT | Source: Anago Cleaning Systems
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Adam Povlitz, Son of Company Founder, Accepts Position as President at 2015 Anago Master Seminar
May 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Even with its impressive growth both domestically and internationally as a leading commercial cleaning franchise, Anago Cleaning Systems (Anago) has remained a family business at heart for 25 years. On Monday, May 4th Anago held its 2015 Anago Master Seminar at the Renaissance Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. where they announced that Adam Povlitz would be taking on the role of company President from his previous role as Executive Vice President.
“I believe that there are two things that you need to do in order to be a successful leader,” former President Terry Mollica said...

Intelligent Office Announces New Location In Nashville, Tennessee »

May 27, 2015 at 9:34AM PDT | Source: Intelligent Office

Intelligent Office Provides First-Of-Its-Kind Office Solutions to Nashville Business Community
Nashville, TN (PRWEB) May 27, 2015 - Intelligent Office, a virtual and executive office facility providing administrative and staffing services for mobile executives, small businesses, professional services firms, and independent contractors, has announced it has signed a lease on a new location in Nashville, Tennessee.
Nashville’s economy ranks as one of the fastest growing in the country, joining other booming cities like Austin and San Jose, according to a report on metro economies released at the United States Conference of Mayors last year.* The thriving economy in the city is also contributing to enormous demand of Class A office space for small businesses and professionals...

PostNet Names Terry And Kathy Stokes 2015 Franchisees Of The Year »

May 27, 2015 at 9:28AM PDT | Source: PostNet Postal & Business Services

The Stokes, PostNet Franchise Owners for 18 Years in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Receive Award for Second Time in PostNet Franchising Career
DENVER, CO - (Marketwired - May 27, 2015) - PostNet Neighborhood Business Centers named Terry and Kathy Stokes of Steamboat Springs, Colorado as 2015 Franchisees of the Year during its Thrive 2015 convention in May. The Stokes have owned a PostNet franchise for 18 years; this was their second time earning the top franchisee award.
"Not only do they have their fingerprints on this organization, but they have made an indelible mark upon this company," said PostNet CEO Steve Greenbaum. "They have always been leaders, willing to get onboard and to question. They have been involved in committees and in the Advisory Council over the years...

Rob Lichty And Michelle Bachman Launch Caring Transitions In The Vineyards »

May 27, 2015 at 8:04AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource specializing in managing relocations for seniors and busy families as well as downsizing and estate liquidations.
Sonoma, CA (PRWEB) May 27, 2015 - Rob Lichty and Michelle Bachman are looking forward to bringing a new kind of relocation and estate sale service to the community with their new business, Caring Transitions in the Vineyards.
Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource specializing in managing relocations for seniors and busy families as well as downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing and move oversight, Caring Transitions can handle on-site and online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market. Caring Transitions in the Vineyards serves Sonoma County and the surrounding communities...

Dental Fix Awards 20th Franchise In The State Of Texas »

May 27, 2015 at 7:15AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

May 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // Davie, Fla. – Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair company, is proud to announce the signing of its most recent franchise, in Houston, Texas. It will be the company's twentieth mobile repair van to launch in the State of Texas, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 500 all-new vans to be launched over the next five years.
“2014 was a record breaking year for Dental Fix as we sold 75 all-new franchises throughout North America,” said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix RX. “With the recent signing, I am confident that 2015 will be another year to remember.”
Since 2009, Dental Fix has been the only on-site dental equipment repair franchise in North America...

Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies Beats Out Other Smoothie Concepts In 2015 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers List »

May 27, 2015 at 6:47AM PDT | Source: Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies
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FastCasual.com reveals annual Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers
Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) May 27, 2015 - FastCasual.com's editorial team has released its annual list of the industry’s most significant brands and trends, awarding Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies the 35th spot. The 2015 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers publication is now available for download, and comes after an awards gala last week in Chicago, which coincided with the National Restaurant Association tradeshow.
“This award marks a significant shift in overall awareness of Maui Wowi, as we have beat out similar concepts like Jamba Juice, Tropical Smoothie Café, and Juice It Up on this year’s list,” said Mike Weinberger, Chief Executive Officer of Maui Wowi...

Cider Mill Landscapes Launches Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Franchise »

May 27, 2015 at 6:25AM PDT | Source: Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
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Richmond, VA (PRWEB) May 26, 2015 - Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is happy to announce that Bob McCusker has opened a new location servicing the Delaware Valley, Pennsylvania area.
Known as Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Delaware Valley, Bob McCusker along with his team will design and install custom outdoor lighting systems for his clients, for home exteriors, landscapes and gardens, patios, decks, poolsides and all kinds of outdoor living spaces. He will service the entire Main Line, Delaware County and Wilmington Delaware areas.
Bob McCusker is the owner of Cider Mill Landscapes, a full-service landscaping company that specializes in landscape design and horticulture and has served clients in Delaware, Chester and Montgomery counties as well as Northern Wilmington for over 10 years...

FASTSIGNS® Enhances Middle East Presence With First Dubai Location »

May 27, 2015 at 6:10AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS

Leading Franchisor for Sign, Graphic and Visual Communications Opens First Center with Master Franchisee Hamdi Osman; New Dubai Location is the First of 12 Planned for the UAE
May 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas - Continuing to solidify its spot as the leader in the visual communications industry, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. - the worldwide franchisor for the more than 575 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphic and visual communications centers in nine countries - has opened its first Dubai location in the Addiyar Building at 258 Sheikh Zayed Road.
Further enhancing the company’s presence in the Middle East, this expansion is led by FASTSIGNS Master Franchisee Hamdi Osman - chairman of Solitaire IGT and former senior vice president of FedEx Express Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa - who is regarded as one of the most influential figures in the Middle East logistics industry...

Massage Envy Strengthens Leadership Team With Key New Appointments »

May 26, 2015 at 9:56AM PDT | Source: Massage Envy Spa
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New Leaders Bring Tech Innovation and Fresh Marketing Experience to Take Massage Envy into Next Phase of Industry Leadership
May 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Massage Envy, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and skincare services, announced today it has added two new executives to its leadership team who will be responsible for strategic growth and support areas for the company, including IT and systems compliance and marketing.
"I am thrilled to announce George Hines has joined Massage Envy as our chief information officer reporting directly to me. I am equally proud to share that Derek Detenber has recently joined the brand as our senior vice president of marketing reporting to Debbie Gonzalez, our chief brand officer," said Dave Crisalli, president and chief executive officer for Massage Envy...

Real Property Management Earns Two Leading Utah Business Awards »

May 26, 2015 at 7:54AM PDT | Source: Real Property Management
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Nation’s Leading Property Management Franchise Ranked Best of State for Business Services for Fifth Time
SALT LAKE CITY - May 26, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Real Property Management, the nation’s leading full-service property management company, was recently named among top Utah companies as Best of State for its excellence, innovation and outstanding business services. The national franchise also earned the 2015 Utah Excellence Award by the U.S. Commerce & Trade Research Institute.
The Best of State awards recognize outstanding individuals, businesses and organizations in Utah and are a measure of the overall excellence, superiority and quality of a nominee's products, services or performance. Nominees are also judged on creativity and contributions to improve the quality of life throughout the community and state...

Ziebart International Corporation Announces New Location In League City, Texas »

May 26, 2015 at 6:48AM PDT | Source: Ziebart
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TROY, Mich., May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Automotive franchise, Ziebart International Corporation is pleased to announce the opening of their newest location in League City, Texas. After awarding a franchise license in September 2014 to Javier and Mari Pena, the new Texas store will celebrate their Grand Opening on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 9am to 5pm. The store is located at 951 FM646 E., Dickinson, TX 77539.
Mr. Pena previously worked in the Houston area's thriving petrochemical industry. Wanting to explore the business world for himself, he searched for franchises in his local area. He was seeking a business opportunity that provided a strong brand name backed by quality products and nationwide warranties, Ziebart was it.
Pena is excited to jumpstart his business by offering his customers a full line of automotive appearance and protection products including Auto Detailing, Window Tint, Rust Protection, Undercoating, Diamond Gloss® Paint Protection, Z-Shield Paint Protection Film, Rhino Linings® Spray-On Bed Liner and a variety of car and truck accessories...

Dental Fix Awards 6th Franchise In The State Of Georgia »

May 26, 2015 at 6:38AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

May 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // Davie, Fla. – Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair company, is proud to announce the signing of its most recent franchise, in Conyers, Georgia. Owned and operated by Bryan Sigur, it will be the company's sixth mobile repair van to launch in the State of Georgia, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 500 all-new vans to be launched over the next five years.
“2014 was a record breaking year for Dental Fix as we sold 75 all-new franchises throughout North America,” said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix RX. “With the recent signing of Bryan Sigur, I am confident that 2015 will be another year to remember.”
Since 2009, Dental Fix has been the only on-site dental equipment repair franchise in North America...

Johnny Rockets To Feature Route 66-Inspired Flavors »

May 26, 2015 at 3:56AM PDT | Source: Johnny Rockets
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Limited Time Menu Reminiscent of Summer Road Trips
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. - May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Johnny Rockets restaurant chain introduces its summer offerings today with a variety of flavors that honor the iconic Route 66 which runs between Chicago, Illinois and Santa Monica, California. The limited time menu items feature three new sandwiches from locations across Route 66 – from Chicago, the Big Pastrami Pretzel Burger, from the Midwest, the Heartland Veggie Boca® Burger and, from the West Coast, the California BLT Avocado Chicken Sandwich with fresh California Avocados.
Also new are three perfectly blended summer floats made with the wildly popular drinks, Cherry Coke®, Fanta® Orange and Barq's® Root Beer...

AAMCO Continues Its Commitment To Veteran Franchise Ownership With Special Development Incentives »

May 22, 2015 at 12:15PM PDT | Source: AAMCO Transmissions

World's Largest Chain of Transmission Specialists Offers Significant Discount on Franchise Fee for U.S. Veterans
HORSHAM, Pa. - May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - An estimated 250,000 service members may separate from the military each year, according to the office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, making it critical for American businesses to contribute to a successful transition back into the civilian workforce. As part of its commitment to hiring veterans, AAMCO, the world's largest chain of transmission specialists and leader in total car care, offers an $8,000 discount on the franchise fee for all qualified, honorably discharged U.S. veterans.
"We have tremendous gratitude for all those who have dedicated their lives to serving our country," said Brian O'Donnell, senior vice president of franchise sales and support for AAMCO...

SweetFrog Opens New Location In Jacksonville, Texas »

May 22, 2015 at 6:14AM PDT | Source: sweetFrog

Frozen yogurt chain continues to build nationwide presence.
RICHMOND, VA (PRWEB) May 22, 2015 - sweetFrog Enterprises, LLC. is pleased to announce the opening of its newest location in Jacksonville, Texas. Jacksonville is now the 16th sweetFrog store located in the Lone Star State. The premium frozen yogurt chain was listed as #22 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies in 2014.
“I have lived and worked in East Texas for 20 years and love the natural beauty and friendly people,” said Brad Anderson, owner of the Jacksonville, and nearby Palestine, sweetFrog locations. “We are really excited about giving back to our community, and sharing the family fun and delicious treats, that make sweetFrog such a success story, with the great community of Jacksonville...

Maui Wowi Opening Location On The Jersey Shore »

May 22, 2015 at 4:17AM PDT | Source: Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies
Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies Opportunities Available

Maui Wowi Hawaiian, premium coffee and smoothie retailer, is getting ready to open a location at the Ocean City Boardwalk, bringing paradise to the vibrant vacation community.
May 22, 2015 // Franchising.com // Ocean City, New Jersey - Maui Wowi Hawaiian’s newest location is opening Friday, May 22 on the Ocean City Boardwalk in Ocean City, New Jersey and will feature the franchise company’s high end Hawaiian coffees and healthy fresh fruit smoothies.
Just steps away from the beach at the Jersey Shore and the beautiful Atlantic Ocean, the company hopes this location will attract visitors and locals alike to try the unique island flavor beverages and create lasting traditions for the local community.
“What better way to kick off summer than with a mouthwatering Maui Wowi smoothie?” said Mike Weinberger, Chief Executive Officer of Maui Wowi Hawaiian...

Same-Day, One-Price Dry Cleaning Now In Woodbridge »

May 21, 2015 at 11:49AM PDT | Source: ZIPS Dry Cleaners
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ZIPS Dry Cleaning opens new location, offering $1.99 cleaning.
May 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // GREENBELT, Md. – ZIPS Dry Cleaning, a staple name in affordable and convenient dry cleaning on the Mid-Atlantic seaboard for years, has opened its newest location in Woodbridge, VA at 13584 Minnieville Rd.
Owner Krishna Gondi, a current pharmacist at CVS hopes to open additional ZIPS locations in the future near and around Richmond. An immigrant from India, Gondi was inspired by the business model of ZIPS.
“I discovered the opportunity to become an owner after a long history as a customer at ZIPS,” said Gondi. “I was always impressed by the efficient and affordable service the brand provided and thought it was the perfect avenue to explore entrepreneurship...

Home Franchise Concepts Achieves Goal, Gives $1 Million In Discounts To U.S. Veteran Entrepreneur »

May 21, 2015 at 10:24AM PDT | Source: Budget Blinds

May 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // ORANGE, CA - Home Franchise Concepts, Inc. (HFC), parent company of Budget Blinds, Inc., Tailored Living, LLC and American Decorative Coatings, LLC is pleased to announce that the company has achieved its goal of giving $1 million in discounts to U.S. Veterans through its Million Dollar Franchise Event (MDFE) program. Through the MDFE program, HFC has welcomed 34 new Veteran business owners to its franchise network. The franchisees, who signed on through the MDFE program, represent a major growth milestone for HFC as nearly 10% of its entire franchise network is now made up of Veterans. To date, HFC has more than 1,100 franchise territories across the United States, Canada and Mexico.
“Reaching this $1 Million milestone is a celebration of the American Heroes that make up 10 percent of our franchise network,” says Chad Hallock, CEO and Co-Founder of Home Franchise Concepts...

Three ServiceMaster Companies Earn Women's Choice Awards: American Home Shield, Merry Maids And Terminix »

May 21, 2015 at 9:13AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

The Women's Choice Award is a symbol of excellence in customer experience awarded by the collective voice of women. When you see the Seal, know that women in your community and across the nation have rated that business as a business they trust to give you the kind of respect, customer service, assistance and buying experience you expect and deserve.
MEMPHIS, TN - (Marketwired - May 21, 2015) - ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), today announced that three of its companies -- American Home Shield, Merry Maids and Terminix -- were selected to receive the prestigious Women's Choice Award for 2015.
The Women's Choice Award is based on the collective opinion and judgment of female consumers according to research conducted nationally among 250,000 women...



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