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Caring Senior Service Announces Fifth Annual DME Drive »

August 01, 2014 at 8:40AM PDT | Source: Caring Senior Service
Caring Senior Service Opportunities Available

In-Home Care Franchise To Raise Awareness for The Need of Affordable Medical Equipment
August 01, 2014 // Franchising.com // San Antonio, TX – Caring Senior Service, a nationally recognized non-medical in-home care company announced today the start of its fifth annual durable medical equipment (DME) drive to provide seniors in need with access to complimentary medical devices. Members of the community are encouraged to donate new or gently used equipment to help seniors receive the tools required to lead a healthy life.
Each local collection site will accept mobility devices such as wheelchairs, walkers and canes; personal care items including diapers, bathing and bathroom accessories; exercise therapy equipment such as treadmills, hydraulic machines, and steppers; and daily living aids including respiratory aids, hearing aids and lift chairs...

Dental Fix Awards 5th Franchise In State Of New York »

August 01, 2014 at 4:39AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix
Dental Fix Opportunities Available

August 01, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 50th franchise of 2014, in Queens, New York to Ray Fernandez, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the Greatneck, New York market, will be the 5th van to launch in New York, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 700 new vans over the next five years. With 97 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...

Dental Fix Awards 9th Franchise In Texas »

July 31, 2014 at 10:49AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix
Dental Fix Opportunities Available

July 31, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 49th franchise of 2014, in Houston, Texas to Mario & Ana Garcia, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the Woodlands, Texas market, will be the 9th van to launch in Texas, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 700 new vans over the next five years. With 97 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...

Sky Zone To Hire 100 Energetic People In Syracuse »

July 31, 2014 at 8:56AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone
Sky Zone Opportunities Available

Sky Zone Syracuse Set To Open Largest All-Trampoline Park
July 31, 2014 // Franchising.com // SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, creator of the world's first all-walled trampoline playing court, is now hiring more than 100 employees for its new park in Syracuse. Set to open in August, Sky Zone Syracuse will become the city's largest trampoline park with nearly 16,000 square feet of trampoline surface in a 25,000 square foot facility.
Sky Zone will defy gravity with its newest park, offering Syracuse residents and visitors the ultimate 3-D play experience. The all-trampoline walled courts are designed for optimal air time with popular activities such as Open Jump, offering a court of connecting trampolines where the sky is the limit, Ultimate Dodgeball, for a fresh new take on that favorite childhood pastime, Sky Slam which gives everyone the opportunity to slam dunk a basketball and SkyRobics, an innovative fitness class that burns up to 1,000 calories in one hour...

Medifast, Inc. To Participate In The Canaccord Genuity 34th Annual Growth Conference »

July 31, 2014 at 6:39AM PDT | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers
Medifast Weight Control Centers Opportunities Available

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, weight-loss products and programs, announced today that Michael C. MacDonald, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Timothy Robinson, Chief Financial Officer, will present at the Canaccord Genuity 34th Annual Growth Conference on Thursday, August 14, 2014 in Boston, MA.
The presentation is scheduled to begin at 2:00 pm ET. The presentation will be broadcast live over the Internet hosted at the Investor Relations section of Medifast's website at www.medifastnow.com, and will be archived online through Thursday, August 28, 2014.
About Medifast
Medifast (NYSE: MED) is the leading easy-to-use, clinically proven, weight-loss program...

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. Updates Plan To Announce Preliminary Second-Quarter 2014 Results »

July 31, 2014 at 4:39AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

Preliminary Financial Results Release Scheduled August 4; Conference Call with Investors Scheduled August 5
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - July 30, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, today announced a plan to release its preliminary unaudited second-quarter 2014 financial results after 3:00 pm central time on Monday, August 4. The company will hold a conference call to discuss its financial and operating results Tuesday, August 5 at 8:00 a.m. central time.
The company invites all interested parties to join Chief Executive Officer Rob Gillette and Chief Financial Officer Alan Haughie as they provide an update on the company's operating results and a second-half and full-year 2014 financial outlook...

FASTSIGNS® Restores Beloved Vintage Guitar Sign »

July 30, 2014 at 10:57AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS
FASTSIGNS Opportunities Available

CARROLLTON - Texas, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - While many businesses reinvent their brands, some companies focus instead on their roots and shine a light on their company's history. This was the case for Erie, Pennsylvania's World of Music and their well-known guitar sign.
As winners of the 2013 FASTSIGNS® MetamorphoSIGN makeover contest, World of Music met with FASTSIGNS to explain the history behind their sign. Discovered in a junkyard by World of Music founder, Dick Bulling, the guitar sign has been a fixture at the music store for over four decades. Although Bulling passed away in 1997, World of Music has remained a family-owned and operated business. His granddaughter Amanda Karns, World of Music's Marketing Manager, started a "save our guitar" campaign to update and refurbish the weathered sign after decades of withstanding the elements...

Planet Sub Opens New Prototype Featuring Drive-Thru Service »

July 30, 2014 at 10:09AM PDT | Source: Planet Sub
Planet Sub Opportunities Available

July 30, 2014 // Franchising.com // Planet Sub has opened their first new drive-thru prototype location in North Sioux City, marking their first store in South Dakota. The franchise group who opened the new store earlier in July of 2014 has extensive restaurant experience within their portfolio, and being new to the Planet Sub franchise family were eager to be a part of the prototype development.
"We jumped at the opportunity to launch the new prototype alongside a group with such strong operational experience," said Director of Franchising, Ryan Joy. "It is always exciting to add new technology and revenue streams to our systems."
In addition to the new drive thru model, the location offers extended hours to allow for fresh-made breakfast options...

Medifast: Take Shape For Life Launches Habits Of Healthy Sleep Set »

July 30, 2014 at 6:11AM PDT | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers
Medifast Weight Control Centers Opportunities Available

Weight-Management and Healthy Living Company Introduces New Line of Sleep Products
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven weight-loss products and programs, is proud to announce a new line of products available in its Take Shape For Life division. The new Habits of Healthy Sleep Set will feature a Far-Infrared Blanket, Melatonin, Restfulmind™ Herbal Sleep Tea, Chilltime™ Theanine Supplement Gum, and a sleep mask and ear plugs set.
"The first-of-its kind Habits of Healthy Sleep Set offers a wonderful solution for our Take Shape For Life Clients," said Meg Sheetz, Chief Executive Officer of Take Shape For Life...

Wireless Zone® Launches New Website For Franchise Development »

July 30, 2014 at 5:15AM PDT | Source: Wireless Zone® Franchise

July 30, 2014 // Franchising.com // Middletown, CT - Wireless Zone®, the nation's largest Verizon Wireless Franchisor, has announced the launch of a new franchise website, http://wirelesszonefranchise.com, which targets entrepreneurs interested in getting involved with the company's franchise opportunities. The new website is a complete redesign of Wireless Zone's previous franchise site, and incorporates a seven step learning process that details the advantages of owning a Wireless Zone® store.
"The redesigned website offers an in-depth look into Wireless Zone's franchise process and provides an overview about the company as a whole," said Janet Labanara, director of franchise development for Wireless Zone®. "With the continued advancements and growth throughout the wireless industry, this is an exciting time to get involved with a Wireless Zone...

Great American Deals Set To Soar In Second Half Of 2014 »

July 29, 2014 at 8:31AM PDT | Source: Great American Deals

Star Power and Community Bonds Position Hyper-Local Daily Deal Site for Amplified Franchise Growth into Key U.S. Markets
Keeping Local Businesses Bustling, More Cash in Consumers' Pockets and Community-Based Organizations Funded
July 29, 2014 // Franchising.com // BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Great American Deals is a modern marketing triple threat that is unquestionably on the cusp of extraordinary U.S. expansion.
The hyper-local daily deal business, which harnesses advanced web and email technologies to simplify savings for consumers and marketing for Main St. businesses, is building upon momentum from the first half of 2014 to expand even further throughout the nation. Blending proven marketing programs, huge consumer savings and remarkable neighborhood giveback opportunities, Great American deals hits on what matters most in communities across the country today...

New Max Muscle Sports Nutrition Weight Loss Product Said To Shed Pounds For Customers And Increase Sales For Franchisees »

July 29, 2014 at 5:35AM PDT | Source: Max Muscle Sports Nutrition

(PRWEB) July 29, 2014 - For over 20 years, Max Muscle Sports Nutrition (MMSN) has developed a wide variety of private label nutritional supplements that cater to a myriad of consumers. These consumers range from triathletes to yogis, young adults to grandparents; and their repeat business is based off personal success from the use of MMSN products. The efficiency of each product is attributed to the formulation process, which is driven by science. Each ingredient has a purpose and effectively helps the consumer achieve their personal goals.
Over the years, Max Muscle Sports Nutrition has gained an outstanding reputation for their protein powders. These powders have successfully helped customers increase the efficiency of their workout efforts by gaining the muscle or loosing the fat they have always wanted...

Orkin Establishes Franchise In Quito, Ecuador »

July 29, 2014 at 5:15AM PDT | Source: Orkin

ATLANTA - July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Rollins Inc., a global consumer services company (NYSE: ROL), announced today that the company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Orkin, established a franchise in Quito, Ecuador.
Orkin Quito will offer commercial and residential pest control and termite services.
"We are proud to further expand Orkin's services in South America," said Tom Luczynski, Orkin group vice president of global development and franchising. "This is a great opportunity for Orkin to bring our services to a new city and country and provide customers in Quito with Orkin's customized services."
The franchise co-owners look forward to establishing the franchise operation in Quito to take advantage of the strong Orkin brand and related franchise support...

ServiceMaster Restore By Angler Participates In Fire House Poker Run For Charity »

July 29, 2014 at 5:04AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

Dayton, OH (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 - ServiceMaster franchises are not only dedicated to serving their communities with quality disaster restoration and cleaning services, but also to giving to the community by participating in charitable events. ServiceMaster Restore by Angler recently participated in the first annual Fire House Poker Run held in Greene County Ohio to benefit child victims of domestic violence. This event was held on Saturday July 19 and was organized by First Responders and Bikers Advocating Against Abuse (FRABAAA) to help raise funds for the “Shoe Barn Project” which provides shoes for children through the Greene County Children Services or the Family Violence Prevention Center. ServiceMaster Restore by Angler donated food to the Spring Valley Township Fire Station to feed the bikers participating in this event...

Del Taco Establishes New Development Incentive Programs For 2014 »

July 28, 2014 at 10:12AM PDT | Source: Del Taco
Del Taco Opportunities Available

Significant Incentives for Franchisees Developing in New Markets as well as Minorities and Veterans
July 28, 2014 // Franchising.com // Lake Forest, California – Del Taco, a leader in the Mexican quick service restaurant category, has announced its new franchise development incentive programs for 2014, its 50th anniversary year. With these significant incentives in place, the company looks to build on record sales at its more than 550 restaurants nationwide, and partner with multi-unit operators to bring Del Taco's fresh, made-to-order food to guests across the country.
"This past year has been a historic one for Del Taco in regard to both sales and guest satisfaction metrics," said Paul Murphy, CEO of Del Taco. "Our franchisees continue to execute Del Taco's proven system effectively, and we're looking forward to leveraging this success to grow the brand in 2014 and beyond...

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. To Announce Preliminary Second-Quarter 2014 Results »

July 28, 2014 at 5:28AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

Conference Call with Investors Scheduled August 5
July 25, 2014 // Franchising.com // MEMPHIS, Tenn. - ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, today announced it will release its preliminary unaudited second-quarter 2014 financial results on Tuesday, August 5. Additionally, the company will hold a conference call to discuss its financial and operating results Tuesday, August 5 at 8:00 a.m. central time.
The company invites all interested parties to join Chief Executive Officer Rob Gillette and Chief Financial Officer Alan Haughie as they provide an update on the company’s operating results and a second-half and full-year 2014 financial outlook. Participants may join this conference call by dialing 800...

Pak Mail Announces Lawrenceville, Georgia Pak Mail Under New Management »

July 28, 2014 at 4:27AM PDT | Source: Pak Mail

Lawrenceville, GA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 - Pak Mail Centers of America, Inc. announced the Pak Mail Center located at 1032 Old Peachtree Road, Lawrenceville, GA at Huntcrest is under new ownership. Long-time residents Mr. and Mrs. Virgil and Lori Snow purchased the packaging and shipping franchise in June of this year.
The Pak Mail Center in Lawrenceville opened in August of 2003 and has been servicing residents’ packing, shipping, and crating needs for over a decade. The Snows are excited to continue to serve their community as the new owners of the local Pak Mail Center.
"We are excited to be taking over the Pak Mail store at Huntcrest in Lawrenceville, GA." Lori said. "Virgil and I have been living in the community for 30 years and are pleased to have our son, Nicholas Snow join us as our Store Manager...

Wireless Zone® Announces Discovery Day For Entrepreneurs »

July 25, 2014 at 4:25AM PDT | Source: Wireless Zone® Franchise

Nation's largest Verizon Wireless franchise retailer invites potential business owners to Connecticut headquarters to learn about owning a Wireless Zone® store
July 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // Middletown, CT – Wireless Zone®, the nation's largest Verizon Wireless retail franchisor, is inviting potential business owners to a Discovery Day at its headquarters in Middletown, Connecticut, on Monday, July 28 from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. The event will give entrepreneurs an opportunity to go behind the scenes of the company and lay the foundation for store ownership.
"Wireless Zone® is expanding rapidly throughout the country, and we've got a lot of entrepreneurs excited to start their own wireless business," said Janet Labanara, director of franchise development for Wireless Zone®...

Senior Relocation Franchise Brings Expertise To Brazos Valley »

July 24, 2014 at 11:51AM PDT | Source: Caring Senior Service
Caring Senior Service Opportunities Available

Bryan, TX (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 - Jared Meyer and his family are looking forward to providing a needed service to the Bryan-College Station area through their new business, Caring Transitions of Brazos Valley, Texas.
Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource specializing in managing senior relocations, downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing and move oversight, Caring Transitions can handle on-site or online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market. Caring Transitions of Brazos Valley serves Bryan, College Station, Conroe, Montgomery, Willis and the surrounding areas.
Jared launched Caring Transitions as a way to serve his community while supporting his family.
"Four months ago, when we started looking at Caring Transitions, I wasn’t looking to start my own business...

Dental Fix Awards 18th Franchise In Canada »

July 24, 2014 at 10:42AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix
Dental Fix Opportunities Available

July 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 48th franchise of 2014, in Ontario, Canada to Rami Farah, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the Ottawa market, will be the 18th van to launch in Canada, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 700 new vans over the next five years. With 97 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...



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