May 21, 2013 // Franchising.com // Jacksonville, FL – Ice House America, the pioneer in automated ice vending technology, announces the “IceBorn Franchise Giveaway for Veterans” contest – where one deserving veteran will win an IceBorn House franchise valued at $118,000, plus 12 months of free royalty and marketing fees. The IceBorn House is a freestanding, 24/7, automated retail ice destination offering water and ice that is filtered, clean and made on demand.
Veterans can enter the “IceBorn Franchise Giveaway for Veterans” by creating a two minute video, uploading it to YouTube, and submitting a short application by June 30, 2013 (Deadline extended). For more information on the contest, visit www.iceborngiveaway.com. For contest rules, click here.
“In recognition of the sacrifices made by our Veterans, Ice House America created the “IceBorn Franchise Giveaway for Veterans” contest to offer those who have served and are now entering into civilian life the opportunity to own their own business,” says Pete Cotter, Ice House America CEO. “Ice House America is doing everything it can to help our veterans with this life changing transition, including offering veterans a discount through the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) VetFran program (For VetFran information go to: http://iceborngiveaway.com/rules).”
"We applaud Ice House America for their deep commitment to IFA’s efforts to help veterans. We encourage all franchise businesses, including franchisors and franchisees, to answer the call to offer business ownership and career opportunities to veterans, military spouses and wounded warriors,” says Josh Merin, International Franchise Association Senior Manager, Research & Strategic Initiatives. “Not only is this critical for the economic and social stability of veterans and their families, but it is an important component of the U.S. economic recovery."
Ice House America, headquartered in Jacksonville, FL and founded in 2003, already has more than 2,500 installed and independently owned ice house locations in 27 states, which collectively produce over one billion pounds of ice per year. In May 2012, the company launched its IceBorn franchise program. There are over 100 corporate-owned Ice House locations, as well as commitments for an additional 230 franchised locations, with the balance independently owned and operated. Recently, Ice House America was ranked as “Top 10 New Franchises to Watch” by Entrepreneur Magazine. For more information regarding Ice House America ownership opportunities, please call 888-388-1590 or visit www.icehouseamerica.com.
SOURCE Ice House America