PARSIPPANY, N.J., Aug. 6 // PRNewswire-FirstCall // -- Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. has awarded its highest annual honor - the Franchisee of the Year Award - to franchise owners Mike and Debbie Jones of Brandenburg, Kentucky. The award was presented to the Jones at the 2009 Jackson Hewitt Annual Convention, held recently in Orlando, Florida. The franchise, which operates 68 locations throughout Kentucky and Indiana, was selected based on the company's exceptional performance during the 2009 Tax Season in the areas of growth, territory and employee development, customer service, community involvement, and for exhibiting exemplary standards of quality, professionalism and entrepreneurship.
"We are so excited to be selected as the Jackson Hewitt Franchisee of the Year," said Mike Jones, franchise owner. "For us, it's always been about keeping a positive attitude and continually looking around for opportunities to enhance and grow our business, while providing quality service to our customers. Our passion for the business continues to be ignited by the dedication of our team and the trust from our customers."
The Jones' franchise operation was chosen from nearly 800 franchisees operating approximately 5,610 franchised locations. They have grown their office and storefront locations from one in 1996 to 45 storefronts and 23 retail locations in 13 years, helping them to prepare over 17,000 tax returns this past tax season.
"Mike and Debbie Jones have demonstrated great leadership in how they have run their franchise operation over the years," said Harry Buckley, President & CEO, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. "Their significant growth achievements combined with outstanding customer service is the reason why they were selected for this prestigious award. We applaud them and their staff for their efforts over the years and for achieving our highest accolade - "Franchisee of the Year" for 2009."
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. (NYSE: JTX), with approximately 6,600 franchised and company-owned offices throughout the United States during the 2009 tax season, is an industry leader providing full service individual federal and state income tax preparation. Most offices are independently owned and operated. The Company is based in Parsippany, New Jersey.
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