Family Values Prompt Couple to Open New CLIX Photography Franchise Business in Rolling Hills Estates

CLIX® makes picture-taking exciting while providing high quality, professional portraits customers can take home the same day. Unlike the typical portrait studio, the CLIX® studio provides a fun, friendly and hip atmosphere; providing customers in-store portrait photography, fashion Cover Girlz birthday parties, on-location event photography and on-site, do-it-yourself and assisted photo imaging and design centers, which include digital photo-booking.

Rolling Hills Estates, CA, April 05, 2008 --(PR.com)-- CLIX, an Atlanta-based rapidly growing portrait photography studio and on-location events franchise continues to focus on national expansion with the addition of a location in Rolling Hills Estates, California. Steve and Janice Coy of Rancho Palos Verdes have chosen the Promenade on the Peninsula, Rolling Hills Estates, as the location of their new CLIX Portrait Studio, which they hope to open within the next few months.

CLIX makes picture-taking exciting while providing high quality, professional portraits customers can take home the same day. Unlike the typical portrait studio, the CLIX studio provides a fun, friendly and hip atmosphere; providing customers in-store portrait photography, fashion Cover Girlz birthday parties, on-location event photography and on-site, do-it-yourself and assisted photo imaging and design centers, which include digital photo-booking. CLIX was recently selected by Franchise Market Magazine as one of the "Top 100 New Franchises" for the second consecutive year and awarded a "Top 50 Franchise" from Franchise Business Review.

The Coys, who are parents of a sixteen-year-old daughter and fifteen-year-old son, understand the need to provide the community with both a higher level of customer service and also a more family-friendly atmosphere than most current studios offer. "At CLIX®, we encourage customers to bring anything to their portrait session that aids them in expressing their individual personality, such as a keepsake, pet or sports equipment. We encourage customers to add family and friends to their portrait session at no additional charge," says Janice Coy. "We also photograph pets, either with the family or by themselves, as they too are family members."

For Steve Coy, the CLIX studio will allow him to use his extensive business background to build a business that will provide a valuable service to the community. Coy, who has an MBA in finance from DePaul University, has had careers in finance and accounting, most recently as a corporate controller. "We chose to open a CLIX business based on the fact that it fulfilled our desire to provide a service to the community and their families. We feel having your picture taken should be a personal and memorable experience where customers will be treated with the care they deserve," Coy says.

After researching a number of businesses, the Coys decided on CLIX Portrait Studios because of the high quality and solid background of the CLIX corporate team. They also felt the company philosophy of providing a fun, hip and friendly experience was just what their community needed. "We will be able to offer our community a quality product at an affordable price… that we can actually deliver on the same day they were photographed. In addition to portrait photography, we will also offer a digital design center where customers can create their own products such as digital custom creations, and 'coffee table' style photo-books with their own images," adds Janice.

"The Coys are an excellent addition to the CLIX family," says CLIX President and CEO David Asarnow. "They have the passion for providing excellent service to the community and also the business acumen needed to be successful franchisees."

"Franchisees like the Coys benefit from the systems, support and training CLIX provides," adds Asarnow. "Even those who have never owned a business or who have no experience in photography can be successful. The CLIX system offers a structure in which to operate, and provides a roadmap towards success. At CLIX®, we've done all the groundwork so that our franchisees can focus on growing their CLIX business."

This may just be the first of several CLIX studios for the Coys. They would like to open two more studios over the next three to five years. As a special promotion, the Rolling Hills Estates studio will be offering a special introductory package that will include an 8x10 photo, 4 5x7s, 4 3x5s and 8 wallet photos of a favorite pose for a price of $9.95!

About CLIX[

Founded in 1999, CLIX is a rapidly growing portrait photography franchisor offering in-store portrait photography, special event photography, Cover Girlz birthday parties and assisted or do-it-yourself digital photo imaging and scrapbook design centers. The company currently employs 70+ people at twenty studios nationally and has 9 franchise units in the pre-opening stages. For more information on CLIX franchise operation opportunities, call 1-888-246-2549, visit www.clixfranchise.com or email franchise@getyourclix.com.

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