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Rent-A-Center Donates To The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club Of St. Albans »

September 22, 2014 at 12:26PM PDT | Source: Rent-A-Center

ST. ALBANS, W. Va. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Sept. 19, 2014 - Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ/NGS: RCII) today announced a donation of computer equipment and software, including nine Lenovo all-in-one computers and a high-tech multimedia computer, to The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of St. Albans, one of four clubs across the nation sharing a total of $100,000 worth of Rent-A-Center funding. The funding is earmarked for the development of "Tech Centers" aimed at providing youth the latest in available technology.
"Rent-A-Center's computer donation will allow us to provide increased access to computers and the internet to the children and teens we serve who may not otherwise have access to these resources," said Jessica Hudson, St. Albans Boys & Girls Club Director...

Leader In Customized Cabinet Shelving Adds Experienced CMO To Leadership Team »

September 22, 2014 at 4:13AM PDT | Source: ShelfGenie

Michael Sinclair Brings Two Decades of Strategy and Marketing Experience to ShelfGenie
September 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – ShelfGenie, the leader in customized cabinet shelving solutions, has recently named Michael Sinclair as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). As an accomplished marketing leader, Sinclair brings with him extensive knowledge in the consumer and business-to-business arenas.
With more than two decades of experience helping companies fulfill critical marketing and strategy needs, Sinclair spent the past 10 years working in senior leadership roles advising management teams and delivering breakthrough strategies and programs that have driven hundreds of millions in organic growth. He has previously worked with some of the world's leading brands, including Alcoa, Dow Chemical, GROHE, Novartis, Salomon, and Vodafone...

Dental Fix RX Exceeds 8,000 Dental Customers In 3rd Quarter »

September 19, 2014 at 1:00PM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

National Mobile Dental Repair Company, Dental Fix RX, Doubles Customers in less than a Year
September 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // DAVIE, Fla. - Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair franchisor, announced today that the company is now actively serving over 8,000 dentists in North America. Focusing on a unique business model and providing exceptional customer service and a faster fix, Dental Fix has exceeded its sales and growth goals for 2014, doubling the number of customers in less than a year.
"Dental Fix focuses on providing outstanding customer service to every dentist we serve," said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix. "Throughout 2014, we've experienced a 100 percent growth over last year, our franchise owners now service over 8,000 customers and we are on pace to have over 9,000 customers by year end...

"Make A Difference" By Supporting The Shriners Hospital For Children In Galveston, Texas »

September 19, 2014 at 6:56AM PDT | Source: Amazing Spaces

September 8, 2014 - Houston, Spring, and The Woodlands, TX – Amazing Spaces® Storage Centers asks Houston, Spring, and The Woodlands communities to join together and show how easily an individual can "Make a Difference" by supngporti the Shriners Hospital For Children. The Texas Self Storage Association launched the "Starfish: Make a Difference" state-wide campaign to emphasize the contributions made by self storage owners in their communities and to highlight the partnership with Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston. Amazing Spaces Storage Centers and the Texas Self Storage Association (TSSA) have supported the work of the Shriners Children’s Hospital for the past eight years. Donations to the hospital from the Starfish Campaign have surpassed the $500,000 mark...

Crain’s New York Ranks 24 Seven As One Of City’s Top 10 Women-Owned Businesses »

September 19, 2014 at 6:47AM PDT | Source: 24 Seven USA

September 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // New York, NY – With revenue up and demand for digital talent driving growth, New York City based talent management and recruiting firm 24 Seven, Inc. has once again been named to Crain's New York annual ranking of the top 10 "Largest Women-Owned Firms" list in New York City.
With the strengthening economy, 24 Seven has taken full advantage of increased hiring by companies looking for talent to activate their growth strategies. In 2013, 24 Seven saw revenue increase across its divisions, especially in Beauty and Digital, and also launched a new Event Marketing talent specialty.
"Business is strong and we are actively expanding the business by adding to our services, global reach, and team," stated Celeste Gudas, founder and CEO 24 Seven Inc...

Printing Operators Turn To FASTSIGNS® To Revive Business »

September 19, 2014 at 4:57AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS
FASTSIGNS Opportunities Available

Leading Signage & Visual Graphics Franchisor Exhibits at Graph Expo 2014 to Share Success with Independent Owners through Company's Co-Brand Franchise Program
CARROLLTON, Texas - September 18, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - As the demands within the print industry continue to evolve, traditional print shop businesses must make adjustments to their business models in order to stay relevant. FASTSIGNS® International Inc. - the worldwide franchisor of more than 560 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphics and visual communications centers in eight countries - recognizes the challenges faced by independent owners and offers proven franchise programs to provide the necessary resources they need to diversify and grow their businesses.
"FASTSIGNS made the whole idea of new product opportunities and new solutions come alive for our current clients...

Family Financial Centers Opens Second Texas Location »

September 18, 2014 at 10:32AM PDT | Source: Family Financial Centers
Family Financial Centers Opportunities Available

Family Financial Centers Announces Additional Texas Location
Doylestown, PA (Business Wire) – September 15, 2014 - Family Financial Centers, LLC, is pleased to announce its latest location in Lewisville, TX. The Lewisville location is the second Family Financial Centers in the state of Texas, the other location is in San Antonio. This is a new venture for owner Greg Teller. Paul W. Eckert, founder and CEO of Family Financial Centers remarked "Greg is a fantastic addition to the Family Financial Centers Family. His background in the financial realm along with his tenacity and work ethic will lend itself well to the success of his new store." The Lewisville location can be found at 788 S. Mill Street, Suite #300, Lewisville, TX 75057 and the store phone number is (972) 219-5484...

Two DQ Grill & Chill® Restaurants Open In Mobile »

September 18, 2014 at 10:26AM PDT | Source: DQ Grill & Chill

New restaurants serve up Dairy Queen® iconic soft-serve treats, flavorful foods and Orange Julius® offerings.
September 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // MOBILE, Ala. – The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce the opening of two DQ Grill & Chill® restaurants in Mobile, the first located at 106 South University Blvd., across from the University of South Alabama, and the second at 1354 Government Street. These locations are the newest Dairy Queen restaurants in a family of more than 6,300 restaurants world-wide committed to offering every fan a place where they can relax and share a great meal and one-of-a-kind soft serve treats.
The 3,000 square-foot DQ Grill & Chill restaurants each can seat 74 guests inside, 16 outside and also offer a convenient drive-thru window...

Intelligent Office Announces New Location In Boise, Idaho »

September 18, 2014 at 9:21AM PDT | Source: Intelligent Office, The

Boise, Idaho (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 - Intelligent Office, a virtual 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 Boise, Idaho.
The opening of a location in Boise means that the entrepreneurial ecosystem and professional community can tap into dedicated administrative services and staffing resources that allow for flexibility and mobility, giving people the ability to easily conduct business anytime, anywhere.
"With a focus on fostering entrepreneurialism in Boise from organizations like Startup Boise, the Idaho Technology Council and Boise State's Venture College, this is the ideal location for services and resources that were created to support entrepreneurs and professionals," said Roy Eiguren, Co-Owner of Intelligent Office Boise...

Novus Glass Welcomes New Franchisee Alex Schafer To The San Antonio, Texas Area »

September 18, 2014 at 8:47AM PDT | Source: NOVUS Glass

September 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // NOVUS Glass, the inventor of windshield repair, is proud to welcome new franchisee, Alex Schafer. Alex will be bringing the high standards of NOVUS quality service to the entire San Antonio, TX market. NOVUS has always been a family affair for the Schafers. Alex started working in his Dad’s Colorado Springs NOVUS franchise back in the late 1980's. It was the perfect job for Alex. He got to spend time with his family and had the opportunity learn a trade he has held on to for over two decades. Over time Alex’s Dad sold their NOVUS business and Alex moved on to new jobs and careers. But Alex always had this desire to go back to his roots and start a family business of his own. “I’ve known for a sometime that if I really want to provide the opportunity for my family that I think they deserve and build something lasting, I needed to start my own business,” said Alex...

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. To Present At The Credit Suisse 2014 Global Credit Products Conference »

September 17, 2014 at 11:21AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - September 17, 2014  - (BUSINESS WIRE) - ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, today announced that Chief Financial Officer Alan Haughie will present at the Credit Suisse 2014 Global Credit Products Conference in Miami Beach, Florida at 1:30 p.m. eastern time tomorrow, September 18, 2014. To listen to the presentation via webcast and view the slide presentation, visit the company’s investor relations home page at www.servicemaster.com.
About ServiceMaster
ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV) is a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, operating through an extensive service network of more than 7,000 company-owned, franchised and licensed locations...

Marco's Pizza Franchise On Track To 1,000th Store »

September 17, 2014 at 11:17AM PDT | Source: Marco's Pizza
Marco's Pizza Opportunities Available

The Fast-Growing Pizza Franchise Is on Its Way to Becoming the 4th-Biggest Pizza Chain
TOLEDO, OH - (Marketwired - Sep 17, 2014) - One extra-large pizza franchise, coming up! Just months after opening its 500th location in June, Marco's Pizza is on its way to its next goal: 1,000 stores.
Marco's has been growing quickly as franchisees have been locking down the rights to bring Marco's to new cities and neighborhoods nationwide. Marco's has doubled in size in the past three years, and it expects to hit the 1,000 mark by the end of 2016. Its goal is to become the fourth-largest pizza franchise in America.
"As more Americans crave quality, Marco's is resonating with customers," says President and COO Bryon Stephens. "Our commitment to great ingredients gives our pizzas big, bold flavor that customers enjoy...

Valpak Print And Digital Expands In Atlantic County »

September 17, 2014 at 9:02AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

Local Entrepreneur Adds New Territory in South New Jersey 
September 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // LARGO, FL – Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today that Bill Reichert has expanded his existing Valpak business to include brand new territories in Atlantic County, N.J. Reichert has owned Valpak of South Jersey successfully since 1986 and currently mails Valpak’s signature blue envelope to residents in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties, as well as part of Atlantic County. With this new expanded territory, he will now mail to 40,000 additional homes in Atlantic County.
"I am thrilled to be able to expand with Valpak, offering a suite of print and digital products to businesses and residents in Atlantic County," said Reichert, Valpak of South Jersey franchisee...

Dental Fix Awards 13th Franchise In The State Of Ohio »

September 17, 2014 at 8:02AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

September 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 61st franchise of 2014, in Sandusky, Ohio to William Mullen, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the Sandusky market, will be the 13th van to launch in the State of Ohio, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 700 new vans over the next five years. With 107 territories currently operating throughout the US and Canada, Dental Fix is well on its way.
"It's been another tremendous year for us as we build on our brand's success and continue to grow throughout the United States and Canada," said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix.
Dental Fix combines centralized technological and account management services with a unique national network of locally owned and operated industry professionals...

Newly Opened Cherry Blow Dry Bar Tennessee Branch Recently Featured On Local TV »

September 17, 2014 at 5:20AM PDT | Source: Cherry Blow Dry Bar

The new Cherry Blow Dry Bar in Nashville offers luxurious hair blowouts and hair extensions with a champagne bar for socializing with others.
Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 - After beginning franchise operations in the US in 2013, Cherry Blow Dry Bar has grown into 6 stores with one of the latest blow dry bar Nashville branches opening on July 16th and was recently featured on Channel 2 on August 14th. The express salon concept has a standard $35 service charge for all blow-dries regardless of hair length and thickness. The Nashville location, just like all branches, also comes with a built-in champagne bar for socializing and provides Nashville with a new destination for weekly hair blowouts. The franchise is targeting to open more stores across United States before the year-end...

101 Mobility Of Long Island Appearing On NBC's George To The Rescue This Saturday! »

September 17, 2014 at 5:03AM PDT | Source: 101 Mobility

Be sure to catch 101 Mobility of Long Island on latest episode of NBC’s George to the Rescue.
Floral Park, NY (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 - This past June, John Michiellini, owner of 101 Mobility of Long Island, and a handful of Nassau County business leaders teamed up with George Oliphant of NBC’s George to the Rescue. Their mission: to help a local wheelchair-bound woman independently access her garden and driveway. On Saturday evening, all involved parties will finally get the chance to see their hard work come to life!
NBC’s George to the Rescue, 101 Mobility of Long Island, Old World Quality Corporation, Bruno Independent Living Aids, and Ireland-Gannon Associates will all be featured in Saturday’s episode which documents the renovation and big reveal of the Klein family project...

USA Insulation Helps Build Home For Cleveland Soldier Wounded In Action »

September 17, 2014 at 4:52AM PDT | Source: USA Insulation

USA Insulation, along with a team of contractors brought together by the Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism (NEOPAT), insulates a home for a soldier that was severely wounded by a suicide bomber while on foot patrol in Afghanistan.
Eastlake, OH (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 - When Alex Haworth was called to serve in Afghanistan, he gladly answered the call. When USA Insulation was called to help Alex and his family upon his return, they gladly answered the call as well. The call came from NEOPAT, The Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism, a non-profit organization that provides aid and assistance to armed service personnel and their families in times of need. Alex needed help rebuilding his life and his home.
While on foot patrol, Alex was severely injured and underwent a long, painful recovery...

ReBath Northeast Bringing Mobile Showroom To Bloomsburg Fair »

September 17, 2014 at 4:36AM PDT | Source: Re-Bath Remodeling

Bloomsburg, PA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 - ReBath Northeast will be bringing its mobile showroom to the 159th annual Bloomsburg Fair, in Bloomsburg. The mobile showroom is a great place to get bathroom remodeling ideas and schedule a free estimate.
Since the Bloomsburg Fair is mostly outside, owner of ReBath Northeast, Rich Rome thought it would be a great opportunity to bring the mobile showroom for everyone to see.
The mobile showroom has many examples of the products and services that ReBath Northeast offers. Anyone who visits will be able to see a walk-in shower, a walk-in bathtub, a full bathroom remodel and a bathtub replacement.
A friendly and knowledgeable ReBath Northeast associate will be available every day to answer questions and schedule appointments for free estimates...

Saladworks Embraces Fall With New Farm Fresh Salad Available September 15 - November 15 »

September 16, 2014 at 11:52AM PDT | Source: Saladworks
Saladworks Opportunities Available

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. - September 16, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Saladworks, the nation's first and largest fresh-tossed salad franchise concept, is pleased to announce our new FALL seasonal salad, the Farm Fresh Salad. This salad will be hand tossed and made to order in all Saladworks locations from September 15th – November 15th. The Farm Fresh Salad is a mix of crisp field greens and baby kale, house roasted butternut squash, farm fresh turkey tenderloins, all natural feta cheese, and garden-fresh red grapes, crowned with candied walnuts. The salad is then topped with our new housemade Apple Cider Vinaigrette dressing.
The Farm Fresh Salad is a healthy triumph made with high quality farm grown ingredients served with the Saladworks created apple cider vinaigrette dressing...

ShelfGenie Recognized As One Of America’s Fastest Growing Companies By Inc. Magazine »

September 16, 2014 at 9:45AM PDT | Source: ShelfGenie

Industry Leader in Glide-Out Shelving Named a Five-Time Honoree
September 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – Inc. magazine has ranked ShelfGenie, the industry leader in custom designed shelving solutions, No. 4954 on its 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.
Furthermore, the company made the Honor Roll and was recognized as hard to achieve Five-Time Inc. 5000 Honoree. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy - America's independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino's Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc...



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