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CEO Belina Announces The Official Launch Of 1Heart Care National Senior Care Franchise »

October 31, 2014 at 4:37AM PDT | Source: 1Heart Caregiver Services

And Recognition of Employees at Castaway Burbank California
Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 - CEO Belina Calderon Tagarao announces the official launch of 1Heart national senior care franchise and recognition of long service employees this December at Castaway Burbank California. 1Heart group of company invites Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and distinguished business executives, healthcare professionals, business consultants, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce to show support to this important 1Heart annual corporate event.
CEO Belina has spearheaded the expansion of 1Heart Care since 2007, after its operations for four years which started in Beverly Hills. CEO Belina had worked hard in forming a team of executives that will form part of the expansion program creating strong head office departments, case management team, marketing team, business development group that can roll out programs needed to grow the business...

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park Opens In Boston Heights »

October 30, 2014 at 9:30AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone
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Creator Of The World's First Indoor Trampoline Park Opens New Location For High-Flying, Active Fun
October 30, 2014 // Franchising.com // BOSTON HEIGHTS, OH - Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park will open its doors in Boston Heights to offer a thrilling experience for the whole family atop a court of connecting trampolines. Specializing in Active Fun, the creator of the world's first indoor trampoline park has a variety of gravity defying activities that will get people of all ages jumping for joy. Beginning Thursday, October 30th, residents are welcome to hop into Sky Zone to check out the wildly popular activity that has the whole country bouncing off the walls.
Sky Zone's wall-to-wall trampoline courts are designed as a fun and fit outing for all ages, shapes and sizes...

Locals Bringing 70 New Jobs To Cedar Rapids With Sky Zone Opening »

October 30, 2014 at 8:39AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone
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Sky Zone Cedar Rapids Set To Open Trampoline Playing Court
October 30, 2014 // Franchising.com // CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa  – Lifelong locals Dave and Jennifer Austin are now hiring more than 70 team members for their new Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, set to open this December. Sky Zone, creator of the world's first all-walled trampoline playing court, will bring Awesome, Healthy, Family Fun to the area.
Sky Zone will defy gravity with its newest park, offering Cedar Rapids residents and visitors the ultimate active play experience. The all-walled trampoline 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, SkyFit, an innovative fitness class that burns up to 1,000 calories in one hour and Ultimate Volleyball, a new activity taking the popular sport to the next level...

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. Reports Preliminary Third-Quarter 2014 Financial Results »

October 30, 2014 at 7:04AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
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Revenue increased 8 percent to $664 million, with growth in each reportable segment
Including a loss on extinguishment of debt of $65 million and consulting agreement termination fees of $21 million, reported a net loss of $4 million or $0.03 per diluted share
Adjusted net income(1) of $61 million or $0.45 per diluted share versus $32 million or $0.35 per diluted share
Adjusted EBITDA(2) increased $29 million or 22 percent to $157 million

October 30, 2014 // Franchising.com // MEMPHIS, TENN - ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, today announced preliminary unaudited third-quarter 2014 results. The company reported third-quarter 2014 revenue of $664 million, an increase of 8 percent compared to the same period in 2013...

Burger 21 To Open Second Arizona Restaurant In Chandler On November 3rd »

October 29, 2014 at 9:04AM PDT | Source: Burger 21
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Award-Winning Fast Casual Chain to Celebrate New Restaurant with Prize Giveaways on Opening Day 
October 29, 2014 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, Fla. – Burger 21®, a new better burger franchise founded by the owners of The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc. franchise company based in Tampa, Fla., announced today its second restaurant in Arizona will open in Chandler on Nov. 3 at 2855 W. Ray Road. To celebrate with the community, the first 100 guests to visit the restaurant on opening day will receive a free Burger 21 t-shirt and all guests will have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win a free tailgate grill.
The new restaurant is locally-owned and operated by current Burger 21 franchisee Dan Lenhauser, who opened the brand's first western U...

Gwyneth Paltrow And David Babaii Announce The Opening Of Blo Blow Dry Bar And Body By Blo In Naples, Florida »

October 29, 2014 at 7:47AM PDT | Source: Blo Blow Dry Bar

Blo Blow Dry Bar and Body By Blo offer affordable beauty from a flawless blo out to beautifully manicured nails.
Naples, FL (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 - Ari Yakobson, Blo Blow Dry Bar and Body By Blo's CEO, along with Academy Award winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow and hairstylist to the stars, David Babaii are proud to welcome Kara Resop to their franchise family. Her Naples Blo & Body By Blo Naples location will be opening on Friday, November 7, 2014. It is located at 2349 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Suite 516, Naples, FL and can be contacted at blonaples(at)blomedry.com or 239-631-6128.
Franchise partner Kara Resop (aka LovelyLadyLocks) says, "It is an absolute dream come true to bring Blo to the city my husband and I grew up in! I have been dreaming of opening a Blo for years, but was on an amazing journey with my husband, supporting his Major League Baseball career and raising our family on the road, now we're home in Naples, and I am finally able to Blo Naples away!" Besides being a devoted wife and mother, Kara also supports her Florida community and gives back to charities such as the Pediatric Cancer Foundation...

ZIPS Dry Cleaners Named On "Next 300" List By Franchise Times »

October 29, 2014 at 7:09AM PDT | Source: ZIPS Dry Cleaners
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October 29, 2014 // Franchising.com // GREENBELT, Md. – ZIPS Dry Cleaners, an aggressively expanding dry cleaning franchise known for its same-day, one-price business model, was recently recognized as one of this year’s "Next 300" chains, ranked by Franchise Times. The "Next 300" is a companion of the Franchise Times Top 200, an annual ranking of the largest franchise systems in the United States by global systemwide sales.
ZIPS Dry Cleaners made its ranking debut at #383.
"Our franchise growth has picked up serious momentum over the past couple of years and this recognition is a true testament to our continued focus on further establishing our category leading, highly profitable franchise opportunity," said ZIPS CEO Reid Bechtle...

ServiceMaster Of North Texas Boosts Their Internet Marketing Strategy By Joining RestorationMasterFinder.com »

October 29, 2014 at 6:55AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
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Dallas, TX (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 - ServiceMaster of North Texas is located in Garland, TX and they provide disaster restoration and cleaning services to homes and businesses in Dallas, Garland, Plano, TX and the surrounding communities. They are the most recent ServiceMaster franchise to boost their online marketing campaign by joining RestorationMasterFinder.com. RestorationMasterFinder, or RMF, was developed by Proceed Innovative as a lead generating website that provides cost-effective leads for ServiceMaster franchises.
The addition of ServiceMaster of North Texas to RestorationMasterFinder.com will help attract more internet traffic to their micro-sites which will result in a higher volume of calls and conversions. ServiceMaster is a nationally recognized brand and one of the most trusted service providers for disaster restoration and cleaning services...

CD One Price Cleaners To Help Children Through Its "Coats For Kids" Campaign Benefiting The Infant Welfare Society »

October 28, 2014 at 11:58AM PDT | Source: CD One Price Cleaners

Chicagoland's Leading Dry Cleaning Company Gives Back to Community Via Annual Coat Drive from Nov. 1 - 20
WESTCHESTER, Ill. - Oct. 22, 2013 – Chicago-based CD One Price Cleaners (cdonepricecleaners.com), a leader and franchisor in the $9 billion dry cleaning industry, is giving back to the communities it serves with its 3rd Annual Coat Drive benefitting needy families through the Infant Welfare Society.
Each of its 31 franchise and company-owned CD One Price Cleaners locations in the Chicago area will ask their customers to donate children's coats from Saturday, Nov. 1 through Friday, Nov. 20. Each store will then clean the coats for free, readying them for those children in need to keep them warm throughout Chicago's notoriously frigid winters...

Shoney’s® Offers FREE All-American Burger™ To All Veterans And Troops On Veterans Day »

October 28, 2014 at 10:56AM PDT | Source: Shoney’s
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CEO David Davoudpour and Shoney's Say 'Thank You' to America's Heroes by Offering Shoney's Signature Favorite to All Veterans and Active Duty Military Members on Tuesday, November 11
October 28, 2014 // Franchising.com // NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nothing says "Thank You" like a great burger and Shoney's will prove it again, as the iconic all-American restaurant brand will thank our nation's veterans and troops with a FREE All-American Burger™ in what has become a beloved tradition on Veterans Day, this year on Tuesday, November 11, 2014.
"Shoney's always has been a 'Welcome Home' sign to America's military," said Davoudpour. "It's one of our favorite days of the year as we get to honor our veterans and troops with a free burger as we thank those who protect our very freedom...

Medifast Launches New Digital Dashboards To Help Customers Track Success »

October 28, 2014 at 9:44AM PDT | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers
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OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven weight-loss products and programs, announced today the launch of customized digital dashboards, which allow Medifast customers to track nutrition, exercise, meals, weight, sleep, well-being and more, and enable Medifast to provide additional tools to help with long-term weight management and overall wellness.
Each dashboard was created with unique features for every Medifast sales channel. The MyWellness Dashboard and Community serves Medifast Direct customers; the MyPlan Tracker is an online dashboard customized for Medifast Weight Control Center members; and the Habits of Health Dashboard and Community was developed for Take Shape For Life Clients and Health Coaches, offering a Healthy Mind component, which tracks well-being and mindfulness...

Office Pride Of Richmond's Retired Navy Senior Chief, Mike Jackson Receives The Office Pride Standards Of Excellence Award »

October 28, 2014 at 4:42AM PDT | Source: Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services

Richmond, VA (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 - Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services presented Office Pride of Richmond's Retired Navy Senior Chief, Mike Jackson, the coveted Standards of Excellence award at the National Press Club during Office Pride's 2014 Franchise Owners Retreat held in Crystal City, VA onSeptember 22.
This award is based on multiple factors such as customer satisfaction, customer retention [the ultimate indication of satisfied customers], franchise growth, employee satisfaction, business ethics and integrity and contributions to both their local communities and the Office Pride franchise system.
Each year Office Pride holds an annual retreat to recognize their franchisees achievements in the past year and to share ideas and help train each other to excel even more in the coming year as the most admired brand in the commercial cleaning industry...

Office Pride Of Virginia Beach Receives The Office Pride Half Million Dollar Award »

October 27, 2014 at 4:33AM PDT | Source: Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services

Virginia Beach, VA (PRWEB) October 25, 2014 - This award is focused on growth and size which has multiple factors such as customer satisfaction, customer retention [the ultimate indication of satisfied customers], franchise growth, employee satisfaction, business ethics and integrity.
Each year Office Pride holds an annual retreat to recognize their franchisees achievements in the past year and to share ideas and help train each other to excel even more in the coming year as the most admired brand in the commercial cleaning industry.
About Office Pride
Office Pride is a 22 year old, faith-based nationwide commercial cleaning franchise in the 100 billion dollar commercial cleaning industry. Their franchisees provide top quality janitorial services through their commitment to honesty, integrity and a hard work ethic...

Medifast, Inc. To Announce Financial Results For The Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2014 »

October 24, 2014 at 6:54AM PDT | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers
Medifast Weight Control Centers Opportunities Available

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven weight-loss products and programs, will announce financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014 on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, after market close. The Company will host a conference call to discuss these results with additional comments and details. Participants from the Company will be Michael C. MacDonald, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Robinson, Chief Financial Officer, and Margaret Sheetz, President and Chief Operating Officer.
The conference call is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. ET on November 5, 2014. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet hosted at the Investor Relations section of Medifast's website at www...

Infographic: Three Crucial Factors That Make Or Break A Business »

October 22, 2014 at 10:30AM PDT | Source: AdviCoach

National business advisor AdviCoach® offers infographic exploring top factors that affect business success.
October 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // SOUTHBURY, CT – According to The U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses (independent companies with fewer than 500 employees) make up 99.7 percent of U.S. employment. Recognizing the massive impact that small businesses have on the U.S. economy, AdviCoach has created an infographic titled "What’s Keeping You Up at Night?" exploring three obstacles businesses frequently face that likely impact success – time, team and money. The infographic can be found at http://advicoachblog.com/infographic-top-dangers-preventing-businesses-succeeding/.
AdviCoach, a national provider of business coaching and advisory services customized for small- to mid-size businesses, explains that over 50 percent of the population relies on wages that the more than 28 million U...

Pinot's Palette To Host Nationwide Fundraiser Benefitting The National Breast Cancer Foundation »

October 22, 2014 at 10:16AM PDT | Source: Pinot's Palette

October 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // HOUSTON - Pinot's Palette, the fast-growing paint-and-sip franchise known for providing guests with an entertaining evening of art and wine, will host its a national fundraising event Friday, Nov. 7 benefitting the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (NBCF).
During the evening event, all Pinot's Palette studios nationwide will donate a minimum of $15 per seat reservation to NBCF. Several Pinot's Palette studios plan to donate even more contributions to NBCF.
Pinot's Palette President and Co-Founder Charles Willis says the partnership with NBCF is just one more way the company is giving back to the community through its "Painting It Forward" program.
"When planning this national fundraising effort, it was an easy decision on which cause it needed to be," said Charles Willis, Co-Founder and President of Pinot's Palette...

Burger 21 Seeks Additional Franchisees For Greater Washington D.C. Expansion »

October 22, 2014 at 8:04AM PDT | Source: Burger 21
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Award-Winning Fast-Casual Chain to Host Franchising Executive Roundtable on Nov. 2 
October 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, Fla. – Burger 21®, a new better burger franchise founded by the owners of The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc. franchise company based in Tampa, Fla., announced today it is targeting the Greater Washington D.C. area for future franchise development. Target cities include Bethesda, Silver Spring, College Park and Rockville, Md.; Alexandria, Arlington, Manassas and Gainesville, Va.; and downtown D.C.
To fuel expansion in the region, Burger 21 will be exhibiting at the Capital Franchise Expo, Nov. 1 and 2 at the Dulles Expo Center, booth No. 209. In addition, the Tampa-based franchise's development team will also host a franchising Executive Roundtable on Nov...

ServiceMaster Restore By Angler Of Dayton, OH Adds Two New Locations »

October 22, 2014 at 6:50AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

To Increase Their Internet Marketing Campaign on RestorationMasterFinder.com
Dayton, OH (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 - ServiceMaster Restore by Angler is a ServiceMaster franchise based out of Dayton, OH that provides disaster restoration and construction services to Preble, Darke, Montgomery, and Miami counties. They have a micro-site on RestorationMasterFinder.com as part of their internet marketing campaign and they have recently added two new locations within their service area, Kettering and Centerville, to expand the reach of their micro-site. With these new locations, customers who are searching for disaster restoration and construction services in Kettering and Centerville, Ohio can easily find their service pages and contact information through major search engines and local searches...

Dental Fix RX Showcase Success From Exceptional Franchise Support »

October 22, 2014 at 5:47AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

National mobile dental repair company, Dental Fix RX, provides franchisees outstanding sales, marketing, training, and business support.
October 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // DAVIE, Fla. – Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair franchisor, is proud to announce that due to outstanding franchise support, it has exceeded its sales and growth goals for 2014. By extending each franchise owner unmatched sales and marketing assistance, the unique Dental Fix business model is now actively serving more than 8,000 dentists nationwide and is working closer toward an overall goal of dominating the North American dental service industry.
"From the industry exclusive sales and marketing support offered to our franchise owners, Dental Fix has managed to see a 100 percent growth in 2014 compared to last year," said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix...

Window World Exceeds 1,000,000 Windows Sold Mark For Sixth Consecutive Year »

October 22, 2014 at 4:06AM PDT | Source: Window World
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Window World Exceeds 1,000,000 Windows Sold Mark for Sixth Consecutive Year
October 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. - Window World®, America’s largest replacement window and home remodeling company, sold its 1,000,000th window of 2014 late last week. While this is the sixth year in a row Window World has hit this sales milestone, it has never done so as early in the calendar year.
With over 60% of its total window volume since its inception in 1995 sold and installed in the last six years, Window World is experiencing major growth in momentum. This drive has contributed to Window World’s success in garnering many honors throughout 2014, not only for its products, but also for its award-winning customer service...



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