February 20, 2015 // Franchising.com // Iselin, N.J. – Entrepreneur magazine has ranked Middlesex County, New Jersey-based Lightbridge Franchise Company as one of the Top New Franchise in 2015. Entrepreneur selected Lightbridge Academy child care centers because of the company’s size, growth and financial strength. The ranking is featured in the March issue of Entrepreneur magazine and online at Entrepreneur.com.
“This is a validation of our commitment to our core values and Circle of Care,” stated Guy Falzarano, Lightbridge Franchise Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We have steadily grown year after year because our values are attracting like-minded franchisees and customers. We’re grateful to Entrepreneur for this recognition.”
The ranking by Entrepreneur follows on the heels of three similar accolades awarded to Lightbridge Academy by the industry publication Franchise Gator. In February, the company was ranked as one of the Top 100 Franchises, a Top Emerging Franchise and also as one of the Fastest Growing Franchises in the country. Those rankings can be found at FranchiseGator.com Lightbridge Franchise Company added 15 franchise units in 2013 and an additional 17 units last year. The 60th franchise was signed in January. The company is expecting to open more than 40 child care centers across New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia in the next two years and is currently seeking franchisees.
“The success we are experiencing at the franchise level is a reflection of the success and high levels of enrollment we experience on a center level,” said Falzarano. “We surpassed our own expectations in 2014, and it’s truly an honor to be recognized for this success in 2015.”
Established in 1997 under the name Rainbow Academy, Lightbridge Academy provides early education and child care to children ages six weeks through kindergarten, as well as special programming for children up to 10 years old during school holidays, breaks and summer camp. The company began franchising in 2011 in an effort to expand their distinctive concept throughout the Northeast; it currently has over 60 child care franchises sold or under development throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Founded by Guy and Julia Falzarano, the Falzarano family remains deeply involved in the company, from Guy Falzarano as CEO to their youngest grandchild enrolled in one of the child care facilities. For more information, visit www.LightbridgeAcademy.com
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