May 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Jacksonville, FL – Ice House America, the pioneer in automated ice and water vending technology, is proud to announce that its franchise brand, IceBorn, has been chosen as one of the nation's "Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly Franchises" by The U.S. Veterans Magazine. U.S. Veterans Magazine (USVM) polls hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies for its 2014 "Best of the Best" evaluations.
The lists were compiled from market research, independent research, diversity conference participation and survey responses that were performed by DiversityComm's agents and/or affiliates. This year, more than 250 companies and institutions participated. USVM's goal is to open up employment, business and supplier opportunities within the federal government and corporate America for veterans, transitioning service members, disabled veterans, spouses and veteran business owners.
"IceBorn is thrilled to have been chosen as a 'The Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly Franchises.' We truly believe that veterans have the necessary skills needed to run a business and succeed in today's highly competitive market place," says Michael Little, vice president of marketing, Ice House America. "Ice House America is honored to be supporting veterans who are already established and for those currently in a life changing transition going from the military to civilian life. An IceBorn vending franchise gives veterans the opportunity to own their own business."
Ice House America began franchising its IceBorn brand in May 2012 and currently has commitments for over 1,800 units across 19 states, which is in addition to Ice House America's network of 2,700 existing independently owned and operated units.
"Today's service men and women know that victory requires dedication to the mission, constant improvement and fearless leadership," says Mona Lisa Faris, president and publisher of the U.S. Veterans Magazine. "These top franchisors recognize the value of putting their own missions into the capable hands of veterans."
Ice House America, also a participant in the International Franchise Association's VetFran program, will waive the franchise fee and the first 12 months of royalties to all qualifying military veterans.
Ice House America, headquartered in Jacksonville, FL and founded in 2003, already has more than 2,700 installed and independently owned ice house locations in 27 states. There are over 100 corporate-owned Ice House locations, with the balance independently owned and operated. In addition to being chosen as "Top New Franchises to Watch" in 2014, landing on Entrepreneur's 2014 Franchise 500 list, IceBorn was named a 2013 Military Friendly Franchise by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Vetrepreneur. For more information regarding Ice House America ownership opportunities, please call
888-388-1590 or visit www.icehouseamerica.com.
At USVM, our goal is to open up immediate, lucrative employment, business and supplier opportunities for veterans, transitioning service members, disabled veterans and veteran business owners within the federal government as well as corporate America. We link companies and government entities to qualified career and business candidates from the ranks of the nation's veterans. We facilitate veterans' transition from military to civilian life through the latest information on careers, employment and educational opportunities, and financial, benefits and business advice.
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