PRstore Franchise Expanding in North Carolina, Georgia, Colorado and California

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 5 // PRNewswire // -- PRstore, a national marketing firm franchise catering to small and mid-market businesses, is slated to open six new locations across the country.

PRstores will begin supporting business owners in Gastonia, N.C., the South Park area of Charlotte, N.C., the Atlanta suburb of Sandy Springs, Ga., Fort Collins, Colo. and Beverly Hills, Calif. in late May. Location scouting is underway in Winston-Salem, N.C., where a new PRstore will open this summer.

PRstore's newest franchise owners are eager to swing their doors open and forge ahead in their common mission to help local businesses thrive. "There is such a huge niche to fill," says Maribeth Jenkins, who owns the Gastonia, N.C. PRstore with her husband, Wayne.

"Local businesses are stuck between exorbitant agency prices and the time-consuming headache of piecing something together through many different sources," Jenkins says. "PRstore gets them back on track and lets them turn their focus back to their business, where it belongs."

Buddy Williams, owner of the new PRstore in Fort Collins, Colo., was a consultant for small and mid-size businesses for decades. The PRstore concept immediately resonated with him.

"These business owners are so busy working on their marketing that they can't see their marketing working," he explains. "PRstore provides affordable access to a whole team of marketing professionals, including copywriters, designers, Web developers and promotions experts through DesignCentral, our creative studio in Charlotte. You can't find that at a small agency."

Nichelle Evans owns the Sandy Springs store, Jim and Laura Schaefer own the South Park store, David Philips owns the Winston-Salem store and Giles Raine and Angela O'Mara own the Beverly Hills store.

The convenience factor is a big draw, Jenkins and Williams agree. PRstore's walk-in retail model means no appointment is needed. PRstore's creative services and marketing products range from complete marketing plans and branding strategies to brochures, websites, direct mail, e-newsletters, radio and TV spots and more.

Launched in 2001, PRstore has 42 stores in operation or build-out in 19 states stretching from New York to Honolulu. More than 350 stores are expected to be in operation in the next five years in high-traffic retail areas around the country. Visit for more information.

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