October 03, 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 Military Times Edge Magazine's "38 Best for Vets: Franchises." The "38 Best for Vets: Franchise" survey is a highly respected, nearly 110-question analysis of a franchise's efforts to provide veterans an environment for success, which focuses on financial discounts and corporate policies.
The rankings were published in full in the September issue of Military Times EDGE magazine, the premier publication for military transition, and online at MilitaryTimes.com, ArmyTimes.com; NavyTimes.com; AirForceTimes.com and MarineCorpsTimes.com. The Military Times' series of "Best for Vet's survey-based rankings include: Colleges, Career & Technical Colleges, Business Schools, Franchises, Employers and Law Enforcement.
"As with all of the Best for Vets rankings, Best for Vets: Franchises is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors that make an organization a good fit for military veterans and spouses," said Amanda Miller, editor of Military Times EDGE magazine.
Since Ice House America starting franchising their IceBorn brand in 2012, the company has made a concerted effort to reach out to veterans transitioning from active military duty to civilian life. IceBorn participates in programs such as the International Franchise Association's VetFran program, which offers a discount to veterans, as well as works with key veteran organizations and publications to help veterans better understand the benefits of franchise ownership.
"IceBorn is thrilled to have been chosen as one of Military Times '38 Best for Vets: Franchises.' We have made a concerted effort to support veterans who are already established and for those currently in a life changing transition going from the military to civilian life," says Michael Little, vice president of marketing, Ice House America. "An IceBorn ice and water vending franchise gives veterans the opportunity to own their own business because they already having the necessary skills needed to run a business and succeed in today's highly competitive market place."
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Ice House America, headquartered in Jacksonville, FL and founded in 2003, already has more than 2,800 installed and independently owned ice and water vending machine locations in 27 states. Ice House America was recently ranked on Entrepreneur Magazine's 2014 "Franchise 500 list;" listed on "Top 10 New Franchises to Watch," by Entrepreneur Magazine and included on GI Job Magazine's "Hottest Franchises for Veterans" list. In 2013, G.I. Jobs and Vetrepreneur Magazine's also included IceBorn on their "Best Top Veteran-Friendly Franchises" list.
For more information regarding Ice House America ownership opportunities, please call 888-388-1590 or visit www.icehouseamerica.com.
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