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Childrens Lighthouse Early Learning Schools℠ Coming to Oak Forest

Childrens Lighthouse Early Learning Schools℠ Coming to Oak Forest

Leading Educational Child Care School to Open Fall of 2020

HOUSTON – Childrens Lighthouse Early Learning Schools℠, widely recognized as the leading values-based, early learning school in the United States, announced today that it will open the 21st Childrens Lighthouse location in the Houston area at 2109 W 34th St.  Childrens Lighthouse of Oak Forest is owned by Alexis Legg and is scheduled to open in the fall of 2020.

The demand is growing for educational child care in the area, and more than ever, parents are putting a high priority on placing their children in an engaging environment where fun and learning come together. Childrens Lighthouse Early Learning Schools℠ are safe and secure environments that give parents peace of mind with online links to rooms, computerized building entry, security monitoring and transportation to and from area elementary schools.

“As a mother of two, I struggled to find a school that I felt comfortable bringing my children to and knew other families in the area felt similarly,” said Alexis. “When I came across Childrens Lighthouse, it felt like the perfect fit. I look forward to bringing a safe, educational and dependable option to our neighbors in Oak Forest.”

This is the first Childrens Lighthouse location for Legg, but with an extensive background in education, she plans to expand with the brand and looks forward to combining her passion and talents to grow healthy brains, bodies and best behaviors in Oak Forest. While earning her bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management from the University of Houston, Alexis worked at an early learning school near the campus. After graduating, she went on to teach K-5 at public and private schools for 10 years while mentoring and coaching other teachers. Legg also spent time living and teaching in Dubai while earning a master’s degree in Education from The American University in Dubai. Most recently, she worked for Spring Branch Independent School District writing curriculum and training teachers.

As the first two-story Childrens Lighthouse Early Learning School℠, Childrens Lighthouse Oak Forest will provide ample space for children to learn in classroom and group settings, while also offering extensive play areas both inside and out. An on-site kitchen will offer healthy meals and snacks daily for students. Childrens Lighthouse serves families with children six weeks to 12 years old. In addition to educational child care during traditional school hours, highly interactive after-school programs and summer camps are also available.

With experienced early learning guiding the company’s operations, Childrens Lighthouse has embedded its proprietary Lighthouse C.A.R.E.S.℠ curriculum into its programming at all existing and upcoming schools. The integrated learning strategies of Lighthouse C.A.R.E.S.℠ focus on students’ intellectual development, social and emotional growth, active learning through hands-on lessons and embedded content that emphasizes the fundamental basics of phonics, reading, math, science and social studies.

Childrens Lighthouse is on a rapid ascent to the top of the educational childcare industry, and franchise investors are taking notice. Along with the forthcoming school in Oak Forest, 25 new Childrens Lighthouse Learning Schools℠ are in development or under construction, preparing to join the 50 that are already operating.

“We are growing into new areas with talented individuals such as Alexis, who share our passion for community, nurturing care and education,” said Michael Brown, president of Childrens Lighthouse Early Learning Schools℠. “We couldn’t be happier about adding an early learning school in Oak Forest and doing so with such a gifted educator. Childrens Lighthouse has a bright future in the region.”

Launched 23 years ago, Childrens Lighthouse provides entrepreneurs with the opportunity to open in attractive metropolitan areas. Ownership in a Childrens Lighthouse franchise includes a full suite of support services, including site selection, financing guidance, construction administration and grand opening marketing best practices. Childrens Lighthouse’s initial and ongoing training and support is led by an experienced team of educational childcare veterans, providing the franchise owner invaluable insight and leadership for the entire life of the franchise.

To learn more about Childrens Lighthouse in Oak Forest, contact Alexis Legg at Alexis@childrenslighthouse.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/CLOakForest/ or https://childrenslighthouse.com/oakforest.

ABOUT CHILDRENS LIGHTHOUSE FRANCHISE COMPANY

Established in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1995, Childrens Lighthouse Early Learning Schools℠ are among the leaders in providing value-based early education. Currently, Childrens Lighthouse Franchise Company has 50 franchised schools in operation and 30 additional franchised locations in the development pipeline. Childrens Lighthouse Early Learning Schools℠ have been named a “Best Places to Work” by the Dallas and San Antonio Business Journals and Childrens Lighthouse Franchise Company has received the “Franchise 500” designation by Entrepreneur magazine due to its stability, financial strength and growth.

For more information about Childrens Lighthouse Early Learning Schools℠, visit www.childrenslighthouse.com.

 

MÜV Fitness “Spots” Hospital Workers and First Responders with Free One-Year Membership

MÜV Fitness “Spots” Hospital Workers and First Responders with Free One-Year Membership

Local Gym Says Thank You to Local Heroes on the Frontline

SPOKANE, Wash. and Portland, Ore. – MÜV Fitness (MÜV) is rising to the occasion to be there for the community members who have selflessly put themselves on the frontline as part of the local response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a community ally, MÜV has always aligned itself with charities and local non-profit organizations, and now it is coming to the aid of hospital workers and first responders who are giving of themselves tirelessly to care for coronavirus patients.

To continue their goodwill efforts, seven MUV locations in Spokane and Portland are offering free one-year memberships to these community members on the frontline. In addition, to opening up the opportunity to individuals that are not yet members, if a current member is on the frontline, he or she can pay the free one-year membership forward to a family member.  While gyms remain closed currently, all individuals interested in obtaining the free membership can visit: https://www.muvfitness.com/first-responders-membership/.

On the web page, MÜV is taking contact information. Once the gyms are open, individuals that would like to redeem the membership can visit the gym and show proof of their employment. Registration for membership will be completed onsite.

The following individuals on the frontline from first responder and medical fields are eligible:

  • Local hospital workers
  • Medical center employees
  • First responders
    • Police
    • Fire
    • Paramedic

“There is no way to fully express our appreciation for the first responders, medical professionals and hospital workers who put themselves at risk every day,” said Jeff Carlson, partner at MÜV Fitness. “We want to take care of our community just as much as they take care of us.”

The brand wants to say thank you through providing health and wellness options as both the physical and emotional impacts of coronavirus take their tolls on healthcare and first responder professionals that are treating patients.

“Supporting local charities and giving back to our community is extremely important to all of us at MÜV. We are there for our communities and we feel like extending our heartfelt thank you to individuals on the frontline continues that commitment,” added Carlson. “Community involvement is at the very heart of our culture. We encourage others to pay it forward as well.”

Amid the pandemic, MÜV has remained dialed into the needs of its extended communities. The company’s leadership team has been active in finding ways to support local organizations, working closely with food banks, and on a daily basis it is evaluating new and meaningful ways to make a difference.

Likewise, MÜV is communicating several times a week with its valued team members to ensure they are home and safe with their families.

The clubs are paying close attention to local, state and federal guidelines, and will welcome back members as soon as possible. When they do open back up to members, guests will be welcomed to refreshed clubs. From spruced up locker rooms to repainting around the club and other improvements, the gyms will be prepared for its members.

To learn more about MÜV Fitness, visit www.muvfitness.com. Free trial memberships are available. And, for details on virtual classes and workouts, go to the brand’s Facebook page @muvfitnessmain.

About MÜV Fitness

MÜV Fitness is a Pacific Northwest-based gym concept aiming to change the fitness center game. The region’s premier, locally-owned gym and health center is dedicated to results and fosters a culture of community and support. Some of the perks of joining MÜV include access to friendly, knowledgeable, and certified fitness experts, large and small group classes, personal training and nutritional counseling to help members stay on track beyond their workout.

For more details on membership, visit www.muvfitness.com and to learn more about available franchise opportunities go to https://www.muvfitness.com/franchising/.

 

911 and SWERVE Driving Schools “Keep Students on the Road” to License

911 and SWERVE Driving Schools “Keep Students on the Road” to License

Driving Schools Work with Washington State Officials to Create Approved Web-Based Learning Platform

 ISSAQUAH, Wash. – Earlier this month, Seattle-area headquartered The Driver Training Group worked with Washington state officials to gain approval for web-based learning at all of its 9-1-1 (911) and Swerve Driving Schools in the state of Washington. Developing the virtual platform in response to the coronavirus pandemic, The Driver Training Group and its schools took the initiative to obtain approval as a way to ensure students and their families could continue state-required classroom sessions without disruption. Beyond the effort for their own students, the well-established leader in driver education also set the stage for all driver education programs, public schools included, in the state to offer the same opportunity to continue classes through web-based training. Likewise, other states have looked to what The Driver Training Group accomplished in Washington and have used it to foster similar opportunities for driver education.

“We truly appreciate the relationships we have with state officials. In this instance, they were extremely collaborative and understood the value of offering web-based classes to keep driver education seamless for our students and instructors in a virtual setting,” said Joe Giammona, CEO of The Driver Training Group, and a proven nationwide leader in advocacy for driver education. “The web-based training gives our students, and their parents, an immense amount of reassurance. I’m proud of the fact that we led the way for the industry, but more important is the comfort we’re giving teenagers and parents when many things seem so uncertain.”

Certified 911 and SWERVE Driving School instructors situated at the driving school locations, in classrooms, are leading web-based training sessions live through Zoom. The platform allows instructors to take students through educational training presentations, while at the same time students can engage with the instructor and their classmates. The instructor can also be seen during the session.

While classroom sessions are continuing, driving lessons are paused and will resume once the stay-in-place mandate is lifted and it is safe to move forward.

“The temporary web-based training is a great way to fill a void in our students’ lives,” added Linda Erickson, vice president of operations for The Driver Training Group. “So much has been taken from teenagers because of current restrictions — schools are closed, they can’t see friends or family and they have to stay home at all times. We  are helping give students a sense of stability.

Using a relevant, research-backed curriculum developed by experts, the 911 and SWERVE Driving Schools change the way local students learn to drive. The method focuses on teaching new drivers how to drive defensively to stay-collision free through coaching. It also provides parents with opportunities to be involved in their child’s driver education experience and teaches them how to be more effective coaches for their new teen drivers.

911 and SWERVE Driving School were created to inspire, educate, engage and motivate drivers to perform safely and responsibly behind the wheel. It has developed multiple programs for teen, adult, government and corporate fleet drivers that go beyond traditional driving lessons or driver’s education courses. Instructors prepare students mentally for driving on the road by helping them understand the driving environment, develop the ability to assess their risks and capabilities in a variety of different driving situations, and help them understand the limits of their vehicle.

About The Driver Training Group

The Driver Training Group is the parent company of two education schools for driving, the SWERVE Driving School and the 911 Driving School. Its mission is to inspire and educate, engage and motivate drivers to perform better behind the wheel. The company has developed a number of programs for new teen drivers that go beyond traditional driving lessons or driver’s education. Additionally, 911 Driving School instructors, as first responders, have the experience, knowledge, and trust to instruct students effectively.

The Driver Training Group’s ultimate goal is to create an enhanced driving school experience and challenge student drivers to be collision free for life. The business’ innovative approach to driving lessons makes learning fun in a challenging way, and actually improves the rate at which drivers retain the information by incorporating leading mental performance exercises to ensure students are more focused and aware of their driving environment.

Jabz Boxing Signs Agreement to Bring Studio to Columbia, Maryland

Jabz Boxing Signs Agreement to Bring Studio to Columbia, Maryland

New Fitness Studio is Looking to Empower Women in Howard County 

Columbia, Md. – Jabz Boxing announced today that it has signed a franchise agreement to bring a studio to Columbia, Maryland. Jabz is known for its full-body, circuit-style workout that utilizes boxing inspired exercises designed specifically for women. The location will open in late 2020.

The deal comes upon the heels of a successful 2019 with new locations and signed agreements in Utah, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida and Maryland. The Scottsdale, Arizona based brand is growing through franchising in key markets across the United States and is looking forward to bringing a location to Columbia.

Mashel Wakil is spearheading the new opening and will manage operations. Prior to diving into the world of business ownership, Mashel spent 10 years in finance. With Mashel’s experience and passion for fitness and healthy living, she is looking forward to introducing Jabz Boxing to women in Columbia.

“’I’ve always wanted to be my own boss, and having all girls in the family and encouraging them to stay fit really helped drive my decision to bring Jabz Boxing to my community,” said Mashel Wakil. “We don’t have anything like Jabz in our area, and I’m thrilled to help empower our diverse community of women through fitness and provide a space where they can feel comfortable and confident. I’m excited to open my first location in the months ahead.”

Committed to cultivating a fitness community of empowerment for women, Jabz Boxing offers intense, boxing-inspired full-body workouts to help clients achieve their fitness goals. The results-driven workouts and a strong sense of community resonate with women of all ages and fitness levels. Jabz classes are kept small to encourage an individual and positive workout experience. All classes are led by dedicated, certified instructors who offer one-on-one support for all members.

“We are excited to expand our presence on the East Coast with Mashel,” said Kimberlee White, CEO and co-founder of Jabz Boxing. “With her passion to empower women in her community, we have no doubt in her ability to support and inspire members and spread the Jabz message.”

The concept began franchising in 2013 and grew to nearly 20 Arizona locations before deciding to expand nationally in 2019. Since the end of last year, they have opened locations in Voorhees, New Jersey and Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, and have recently signed agreements to open in Aston and Havertown, Pennsylvania; Talleyville, Delaware; and Bel Air, Maryland. Jabz Boxing plans to increase its nationwide footprint by entering key markets such as Denver, Dallas/Fort Worth and Las Vegas, where it will provide women with an empowering community and energetic workout experience.

As the women’s boxing-for-fitness concept continues to rapidly expand into key markets across the United States, Jabz Boxing is actively seeking qualified franchisees who are passionate about fitness and entrepreneurship to join its system and bring the Jabz culture of female empowerment to their local communities.

About Jabz Boxing

Jabz Boxing, a full-body circuit style workout utilizing boxing inspired exercises designed specifically for all women. Our focus is on developing fitness rather than fighters. Our workouts combine cardio, strength training, core work and plyometrics to help give clients a full body workout to maximize results and meet all of our clients’ fitness needs.

Jabz workouts change daily to help keep our clients’ bodies constantly challenged and our Jabz certified trainers are prepared to help guide and motivate women of all different sizes, ages and body types though an energetic and intimate workout experience.

Since it began franchising in 2013, Jabz Boxing has now grown more than 20 franchise locations open or in development in Arizona, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

To learn more about Jabz Boxing, visit https://www.jabzboxing.com/. To learn about franchising opportunities with Jabz Boxing, visit Jabz Boxing franchising.

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Sub Zero Ice Cream Celebrates 15 Years of Success

Sub Zero Ice Cream Celebrates 15 Years of Success

Science-based Ice Cream Concept Popularized by Shark Tank has Much to Celebrate with 15 Year Anniversary

PROVO, Utah – Break out the ice cream cake – Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream is celebrating its 15th anniversary!

Offering customers a unique, science-based ice cream adventure featuring a two-minute transformation from liquid cream to frozen treat using liquid nitrogen, Sub Zero’s patented process produces a sensory snack experience creating ice cream that is fresh, creamy and dense through its visually engaging process – a staple in communities across the country.

“We have loved to see our brand grow as we have worked hard and helped our franchisees, but we didn’t anticipate that nearly fifteen years later we’d be celebrating with 50-plus locations worldwide,” said Jerry Hancock, co-founder and CEO of Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream. “Being able to share my love for science – and ice cream – in communities across the globe is truly a dream, and we look forward to many more years with Sub Zero.”

The first Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream shop opened in 2005, after founders Jerry and Naomi Hancock discovered liquid nitrogen is a safe, unique and cost-effective method for creating delicious, customizable ice cream products. Utilizing Jerry’s background in chemistry, the couple patented their unique process of freezing ice cream using liquid nitrogen, and began franchising in 2008. Today, there are more than 50 locations open or in development in 17 states.

To celebrate the fifteen-year milestone, Sub Zero will be hosting a contest on the 15th day of every month this year.  For February, Sub Zero will be giving away 15 free ice cream pies.  Everyone who submits a video entry singing a verse of the Periodic Table song and tags #subzeroicecream by Saturday, February 15th will be entered into the drawing for a free pie. On February 17, fifteen winners will be chosen at random and notified via social media.

Additionally, throughout the month of March, Sub Zero will be hosting a “Founder’s Flavor Contest”.  Fans of the brand can go on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at #szpickme and vote for either Jerry or Naomi’s favorite ice cream flavor.

“This anniversary is not only a time to celebrate the brand, but the fans who’ve helped us to get where we are today,” added Naomi Hancock, co-founder and COO of Sub Zero. “We would not have reached this milestone without the support of the communities we serve, so we want to ensure they are a part of the celebration.”

Sub Zero’s method of creating ice cream, which has been featured on Shark Tank, is a distinctly safe culinary process, as the liquid nitrogen is completely evaporated by point-of-sale to customer and never touches the customer’s container as an added safety measure. Sub Zero also requires employees to undergo extensive training on how to prepare the ice cream using the patented process to ensure the best experience for all. Sub Zero customizes its ice cream to customer request, catering the dessert to their dietary needs, including vegan, keto, lactose-free, gluten-free and reduced sugar. 

For more information about Sub Zero and their menu items, please visit www.subzeroicecream.com or download the app Sub Zero Ice Cream.

To learn more about Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream franchise opportunities, visit: https://www.subzeroicecream.com/franchising/.

About Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream

The first Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream shop opened in 2005, after founders Jerry and Naomi Hancock discovered liquid nitrogen is a safe, unique and cost-effective method for creating delicious, customizable ice cream products. Using his background in chemistry, Jerry patented his unique process of freezing ice cream using liquid nitrogen, and in 2008 began franchising. Following an appearance on NBC’s “Shark Tank” in 2013, Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream was named Forbes’ “10 Best Franchises to Buy From ‘Shark Tank’” in 2017, with more than 50 franchise locations, including a Bahamas location, which is a $50 million center.

For information about the company, visit https://www.subzeroicecream.com. To learn about franchising opportunities with Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream, visit https://www.subzeroicecream.com/franchising/.

Aloha Poke Co. Signs First Franchise Agreement; Multiple Locations Planned for Maryland

Aloha Poke Co. Signs First Franchise Agreement; Multiple Locations Planned for Maryland

Accomplished Restaurant Industry Executive and Franchisee to Introduce Better-For-You Brand into Suburban D.C. Dining Scene

 CHICAGO – Aloha Poke Co., the fast casual restaurant concept that has popularized healthy eating by elevating convenience and taste, announced that it has reached a major milestone in signing its first franchise agreement. Coming less than a half-year since launching its franchise growth initiative, the company has inked a multi-unit agreement with Baryalay “Razi” Razi who has more than 20 years of restaurant operations and ownership experience. Razi builds upon his restaurant portfolio, which already includes five Bojangles’, as he plans to open three Aloha Poke locations in Maryland’s Washington, D.C. suburbs.

“I am confident that the concept will stand alone in our market. We make it easy to get fresh, sashimi-grade fish in our tasty bowls. That’s a big reason why the brand is positioned to be a hit in D.C. Metro Maryland,” said Razi, who also lives in the area. “I’ve seen the restaurant industry from several perspectives, as a location manager, regional head of operations and as an owner/operator. There’s nothing like Aloha Poke. It will be received extremely well in the communities where we plan to open.”

Razi’s more than two decades of experience in restaurant operations and management include a long tenure with Whataburger. Starting his career as an assistant manager, Razi worked his way up to director of operations for two of the largest markets in Texas. He now owns five Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits locations in Maryland.

“Razi is precisely the type of entrepreneur we want to grow our brand – he checks all the boxes,” said Chris Birkinshaw, CEO of Aloha Poke Co. “Since getting to know him in recent months, I have truly enjoyed collaborating with him and seeing firsthand how committed he is to operating at the highest level. Razi’s life story, restaurant career, and path to entrepreneurship are an inspiration to me. He is a great ambassador for Aloha Poke.”

The brand’s new franchises entering the Maryland suburbs will join two of the area’s existing highly-trafficked locations in D.C. proper – one at Union Station and the other in Dupont Circle. Serving as a healthier alternative to the usual sandwich, burger or pizza options by combining superfoods with super good vibes, Aloha Poke offers sustainably-sourced, line-caught wild ahi tuna, Patagonian salmon raised without antibiotics, cage-free sous vide chicken, shrimp and tofu. Chef-inspired house creations include the Ahi Tuna Crunch Bowl, Aloha Bowl and the Volcano Bowl, or customers can choose the fully-customizable pack your own bowl (P.Y.O.B) option with endless personalized combinations.

Today’s consumers are choosing better-for-you meals that are made with fresh ingredients, which Aloha Poke offers through its menu catering to a wide array of diets and lifestyles, including gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian and paleo options.

Based in Chicago, Aloha Poke currently has 18 locations in Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Florida and Washington, D.C. In addition to the brand’s health-forward menu and simplified operations, franchise restaurant investors such as Razi have been compelled to take interest in Aloha Poke because of its attractive initial capital requirements, unit economics and appealing sales-to-investment figures.

Aloha Poke is actively seeking to grow its exciting health-forward, fast casual concept with qualified entrepreneurs and experienced restaurant franchisees who share the brand’s same passion and energy for life. Ideal Aloha Poke franchisees have restaurant operations or business management experience, and share the desire to positively impact the country’s need for quick, healthier food options.

About Aloha Poke Co.

Proudly serving superfoods with super good vibes, Aloha Poke Co. packs fresh, fast and tasty bowls filled with quality, mostly-raw ingredients blending bold flavors that rethink fast food. Headquartered in Chicago since launching in 2016, Aloha Poke currently has 18 locations open throughout the Midwest, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.

To learn more about Aloha Poke Co. franchise opportunities, visit https://alohapokefranchising.com and for more information about the brand, visit the company website at https://www.alohapokeco.com.

All Points Public Relations Moves into 2020 with Growing Client Roster, New Hires and Fresh Office Space

All Points Public Relations Moves into 2020 with Growing Client Roster, New Hires and Fresh Office Space

Integrated PR Agency Grows Team by More than 20 Percent and Undergoes Third Office Expansion to Meet Client Demand for Integrated Public Relations Solutions 

DEERFIELD, Ill. – As All Points Public Relations continues to attract the highest caliber of clients, the agency is expanding in 2020 to meet the growing demand for its integrated public relations services—media relations, content marketing, social media and digital marketing.

Amid growth with existing and new clients, the full-service agency continues to add talented and creative professionals to its team. In 2019, the company’s workforce grew by more than 20%, driving the need for the agency to undergo its third office expansion at 707 Lake Cook Rd. in suburban Chicago.

Looking ahead, All Points plans to add three additional team members, including a digital marketing expert to further build-out its booming lead generation and SEO functions. As the agency adds key positions to its team, it’s continuing to secure partnerships with the most reputable franchise brands in North America, serving clients across a wide array of industries including Food & Beverage, Technology, Health & Wellness, Automotive, Managed Services, Technology and Beauty.

“Our team’s passion, professionalism and personal approach has established our foothold within the franchise industry for years,” said Jamie Izaks, President of All Points Public Relations, who co-owns the firm with Lauren Izaks, his wife and the COO of the company. “As our reputation for delivering on consumer brand awareness, lead generation and franchise development grows, it’s fitting that world-class franchise brands and other industry leaders are recognizing the impact we can have on their organization. We’re developing innovative opportunities for all decisionmakers tied to our prosperous niche.”

Whether it is generating awareness and high-quality franchise leads through media exposure, social media that cements brand identities, digital campaigns that drive sales or content marketing that offers a systematic process to carry leads through the sales cycle, All Points Public Relations develops a customized approach to take companies in the franchise space to the next level.

For more information about All Points Public Relations, please visit: www.AllPointsPR.com.

 About All Points Public Relations

All Points Public Relations is a franchise PR firm that offers clients one agency to cover all the points — publicity, social media, content marketing and lead generation strategy. From seasoned serial entrepreneurs and startups to big name franchise brands, All Points PR digs in deep with its clients to tell the stories that generate top quality publicity and drive awareness with a targeted audience. For more information about All Points Public Relations and its services, please visit www.AllPointsPR.com or call (847) 897-7470.

Childrens Lighthouse Promotes Shelly Pair to Vice President of Operations

Childrens Lighthouse Promotes Shelly Pair to Vice President of Operations

Leadership Team at Fort Worth-Based Early Learning School Continues to Grow

FORT WORTH, Texas – Childrens Lighthouse Franchise Company, whose brand, Childrens Lighthouse Early Learning Schools is widely recognized as the leading, values-based early learning school concept in the United States, announced today the promotion of Shelly Pair from Director of Operations to Vice President of Operations.

“Shelly has played a key role for our brand and our franchisees. Her innovative ideas drive operational efficiencies and grow profitability for both franchisees and the brand as a whole,” said Michael Brown, President of Childrens Lighthouse Early Learning Schools℠. “From the moment she stepped through our doors, Shelly has demonstrated expertise in management and operations, and this promotion is in recognition of her dedication to the Childrens Lighthouse brand.”

Pair, who joined the Childrens Lighthouse team in April of 2019, is a seasoned professional with a passion for early childhood education. She has 26 years of experience in operations, early education and franchise industry leadership. Prior to working at Childrens Lighthouse, Pair served in executive roles at two early childhood education systems and a healthcare provider.

“It is humbling to be recognized by the Childrens Lighthouse team with this promotion,” said Pair. “I have felt incredibly welcomed and valued by the team from day one, and I look forward to continuing to make an impact for our franchisees and working with the corporate team to drive continued success.”

Childrens Lighthouse, which was founded in 1995, has early learning schools across the United States, including Alabama, California, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, North Carolina and Texas. In 2020, Childrens Lighthouse anticipates more than twelve openings, which will join the 50 existing schools in communities across the country.

The mission of Childrens Lighthouse is to connect families together with independent franchise owners in an effort to enrich communities through a relationship based on safety and trust. Childrens Lighthouse does this by partnering with parents to develop children with character values and physical wellness in a S.T.R.E.A.M.℠ enriched learning environment. Additionally, franchisees across the network are actively involved with their local communities and regularly give back through volunteering, donations and more.

ABOUT CHILDRENS LIGHTHOUSE FRANCHISE COMPANY

Established in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1995, Childrens Lighthouse Early Learning Schools℠ are among the leaders in providing value-based early education. Currently, Childrens Lighthouse Franchise Company has 50 franchised schools in operation and 30 additional franchised locations in the development pipeline. Childrens Lighthouse Early Learning Schools℠ have been named a “Best Places to Work” by the Dallas and San Antonio Business Journals and Childrens Lighthouse Franchise Company has received the “Franchise 500” designation by Entrepreneur magazine due to its stability, financial strength and growth.

For more information about Childrens Lighthouse Early Learning Schools℠, visit www.childrenslighthouse.com.

For more information about available franchise opportunities, visit: www.childrenslighthousefranchise.com.

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Young Rembrandts Draws Plans for Continued Expansion in 2020

Young Rembrandts Draws Plans for Continued Expansion in 2020

Early Childhood Art Education Franchise Reflects on Growth in 2019 and Looks Towards Continued Advancement in the New Year

ELGIN, Ill. – Young Rembrandts, America’s leading childhood art enrichment program, is celebrating a monumental year as it draws plans for new growth in 2020.

In 2019, the brand opened 11 locations and entered into three new markets including Mumbai, Maharashtra. This is the first location in India for Young Rembrandts and the new market has high potential for growth and international expansion. The other new markets include Central Florida and Sacramento Valley.

“2019 was an exceptional year for the Young Rembrandts team. We opened several locations domestically and even expanded our international presence,” said Bette Fetter, CEO and Founder of Young Rembrandts. “The Young Rembrandts location in India is a prime example that art is universal – a language everyone can speak.”

Young Rembrandts has plenty to look forward to in 2020. Former Marketing Director Lizi Wahl has taken over the Director of Operations position as former Director of Operations, Julie Rhodes, has moved to Arizona to manage an existing, long-term Young Rembrandts franchise location.

“It is incredibly rewarding to say that we have passed the 30 year milestone and have no sign of slowing down.” said Bette Fetter, CEO and founder of Young Rembrandts. “The mission of Young Rembrandts is to teach children the joys and importance of art, and it is humbling knowing so many of our franchisees are just as passionate about spreading this mission as I was 32 years ago.”

Young Rembrandts has become a leader in art education. It is an international franchise business that prides itself on bringing both academics and the arts together. Young Rembrandts partners with preschools, elementary schools and community centers to supply their art education programs in a positive, highly successful environment.

Entrepreneurially spirited individuals interested in owning a Young Rembrandts franchise should have the ability to invest $41,250, which includes working capital and a typical franchise fee of $34,500. Plus, Young Rembrandts is a proud partner of the VetFran program. Approved candidates receive 10 percent off of the total franchise fee.

About Young Rembrandts

Young Rembrandts is a recognized leader in art education, offering a curriculum focused on teaching children to draw, using demonstration and a structured step-by-step process. Through the process of weekly instruction students are exposed to a wide variety of subject matter, artistic concepts, art history and mastery of their materials. Classes are taught to children ages 3 ½ to 12 years old. Young Rembrandts teaches more than 40,000 students each week in 31 states and four provinces. Through franchising, Young Rembrandts offers individuals the chance to grow their own business while creating a positive impact within the community.

To learn more about Young Rembrandts franchise opportunities, visit: www.youngrembrandtsfranchise.com.

Tough Mudder Bootcamp Strengthens Momentum Behind Franchise Growth Enters 2020 as the HIIT Fitness Concept to Watch

Tough Mudder Bootcamp Strengthens Momentum Behind Franchise Growth Enters 2020 as the HIIT Fitness Concept to Watch

New Expansion Plans, Openings in Key U.S. Regions and Innovative Area Rep Program Position Concept as this Year’s Breakthrough Brand

DENVER – “Tougher Together” is a credo that extends beyond the four walls of the Tough Mudder Bootcamp studios, it’s also powering brand expansion.

The partner-based HIIT and functional fitness workout, which is aligned with the wildly popular global Tough Mudder event series, created a surge of momentum in the concluding weeks of 2019. Together, the brand and its talented pool of franchise partners have set the stage for a formidable growth timeframe in 2020.

“The time is now to become part of the Tough Mudder Bootcamp movement. We have the wind at our backs,” said Dan Henry, Vice President of Sales and Operations for Tough Mudder Bootcamp. “Two and half years into franchising, we’ve reached a pivotal point for our brand and we couldn’t be more excited about what lies ahead.”

Tough Mudder Bootcamp has a strong pipeline of deals that will soon be announced, providing the brand a path towards making significant headway into the new markets in strategic territories. In addition, the brand has multiple locations scheduled to open in the first half of 2020, including studios in prime U.S. markets – Oakland, Twin Cities and Charlotte.

Sparking franchise investor interest has been the brand’s Area Representative program. Launched at the end of 2019, the Area Representative program has been uniquely designed to give high-level investors and strategic partners the chance to invest in a revenue-sharing model with Tough Mudder Bootcamp. Area Reps develop and support a territory by opening studios, selling new locations to new franchisees and supporting the growth of Tough Mudder Bootcamp throughout their local market.

“When you consider the market share and scalability prospects for future and existing entrepreneurs who invest in and operate Tough Mudder Bootcamp, the franchise opportunity stands alone in the health and fitness category of franchising,” added Valerie Seid, Chief Marketing Officer for Tough Mudder Bootcamp and the architect of an expanded franchisee support platform that is now being implemented systemwide. “Not to mention the benefits franchise investors obtain through leveraging global brand equity and earning potential with one of the largest health and fitness brands on the planet.”

The dynamic Area Rep growth platform is enhancing the brand’s development pipeline, which today includes more than 40 locations planned for the future.

Each of the first seven Tough Mudder Bootcamp studios operating today opened to massive fanfare. Memberships have filled with new and longtime devoted Tough Mudder brand advocates, immersing themselves in the Tough Mudder lifestyle, as well as others experiencing the concept for the first time. Plus, Tough Mudder Bootcamp meets today’s consumer demand for boutique studio fitness experiences that offer charismatic trainers, supportive member communities and highly effective workout regimens. New franchisees opening studios in every market instantly tap into an enthusiastic customer base, which includes nearly 5 million participants who have competed in Tough Mudder obstacle course races.

In addition to the agreements in place to open new locations this year and next, Tough Mudder Bootcamp has prioritized several key U.S. markets for further expansion. These include Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, Denver, New Jersey, New York, Phoenix, Portland, Raleigh and Sacramento. There are more than 2,000 franchise territories available across the United States.

Built upon the same core values of teamwork, camaraderie and personal accomplishment as the Tough Mudder endurance events, the beloved brand’s HIIT bootcamp concept aims to create an approachable environment for individuals to reach personal accomplishments by tackling the challenging workout in partner teams, groups or as a full class. Using Tough Mudder Bootcamp’s proprietary technology platform, the 45-minute workouts change regularly.

For more information on the Tough Mudder Bootcamp franchise opportunity, please visit: https://tmbootcamp.com/own-a-tmb/

To learn more about Tough Mudder Bootcamp’s area representative program and to inquire about territory availability, please visit: https://tmbootcamp.com/area-representative/.

 About Tough Mudder Bootcamp

Tough Mudder Bootcamp LLC was established in 2016 after Tough Mudder saw an opportunity to create a more social and functional fitness concept that allowed people to train together.

Today, Tough Mudder Bootcamp’s partner-based workout draws from the same principles rooted in the Tough Mudder events, fostering a sense of community as class participants work together to accomplish their goals during a 45-minute HIIT-based regimen. The classes leverage a variety of equipment, including dumbbells, kettlebells, sandbags, bodyweight training, sprint turfs, weight plates, assault bikes, rowers and an impressive monkey bar rig that expands the possibilities for a wide range of challenges within the space. There are currently seven Tough Mudder Bootcamp studios open across the United States.

For more information, visit https://tmbootcamp.com.

Kona Ice Earns Notable Distinction On Entrepreneur Magazine’s 41st Annual Franchise 500® List

Kona Ice Earns Notable Distinction On Entrepreneur Magazine’s 41st Annual Franchise 500® List

Mobile Shaved Ice Truck Franchise Ranked #1 in the Frozen Desserts Category

FLORENCE, Ky. – Kona Ice announced today that it has been named to Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500® list, considered the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Rated #1 in the “Frozen Desserts category,” Kona Ice also achieved a ranking of 60 overall.

The recognition received by Kona Ice highlights the expansion made by the company in 2019. The addition of more than 130 trucks last year brings the brand’s total number of trucks to 1,180 in communities across the United States.

“Earning a spot on this list year-over-year has been an honor and a testament to our dedication to continuously improving the Kona Ice brand,” said Tony Lamb, founder of Kona Ice. “We are excited to build upon this momentum – whether it’s adding new trucks into existing markets, creating relationships with new franchisees, or supporting our current franchisees, the new year brings a lot of promise and excitement.”

The key factors that go into the evaluation include costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. Each franchise is given a cumulative score based on an analysis of more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500® in ranking order.

“The 500 companies on this list all have something in common: They understand what consumers want now,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur. “They may be an upstart in a brand-new category, or they may be a brand like Dunkin’ that’s ranked highly on our list for decades. But either way, making our list means they’re forward-thinking, nimble, and closely in touch with their customers’ needs—because in an ever-changing business environment, that’s what a franchise must do to thrive.”

Bringing tropical tunes and cups of shaved ice everywhere it stops, Kona Ice offers its distinctive blend of entertainment and gourmet frozen treats across 47 states. Equally as appealing as the icy treats that the brand offers is its philanthropic commitment in the communities it serves. Nationwide, Kona Ice has donated more than $70 million to community-based organizations since its launch in June 2007.

Entrepreneurially spirited individuals interested in owning a Kona Ice franchise should have the ability to invest $127,800 – $151,600, which includes working capital and a typical franchise fee of $15,000.

Over its 41 years in existence, the Franchise 500® has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. Kona Ice’s position on the ranking is a testament to its strength as a franchise opportunity.

To view Kona Ice in the full ranking, visit www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500. Results can also be seen in the January/February 2020 issue of Entrepreneur, available on newsstands January 14th.

To learn more about Kona Ice, visit: www.Kona-Ice.com.

For more information about available franchise opportunities, visit: www.ownakona.com.

About Kona Ice

A true community ally renowned for facilitating endless fundraising options, Kona Ice has given more than $70 million back to neighborhood schools, organizations and teams since its inception in 2007. The brand’s iconic truck offers customers a one-of-a-kind experience, featuring the opportunity to create their own shaved ice on the self-serve Flavorwave™, while enjoying the soothing sights and sounds from the tropics. Currently, there are 1,000-plus franchise units in more than 47 states.

For more information about booking Kona Ice for a fundraiser or event, visit www.kona-ice.com. To learn more about available franchise opportunities, visit www.ownakona.com or call (800) KONAICE.

About Entrepreneur Media Inc.

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Thrillz Targets Atlanta as Next Market for Jaw-Dropping Family Entertainment

Thrillz Targets Atlanta as Next Market for Jaw-Dropping Family Entertainment

High-Flying Family Entertainment Center Franchise  Takes Indoor Family Fun to New Heights 

ATLANTA – Thrillz has created a flight plan for Atlanta.

The innovative family entertainment center that sends its guests soaring from two-story high obstacles announced its intentions to expand through franchising in Atlanta. Based in Danbury, Connecticut, Thrillz is eager to bring the thrill of free falling to Atlanta. 

Husband and wife duo Rob and Lisa Cannon are the founders of Thrillz, which was inspired by America’s craze for ninja warrior-style challenges. The Cannons developed their business acumen while excelling on Wall Street, where they first met early in their professional careers. Initially entering the franchise industry as franchisees and cherishing the opportunity to connect with their community through a business that they owned and operated, their love for bringing excitement and joy to others led to the launch of Thrillz.

“People of all ages are fascinated with the sensation of flight and truly embrace the challenging, yet entertaining, obstacles we lead them through when they are at Thrillz,” said Rob. “From birthday parties for kids to team-building for corporate groups, this state-of-the-art concept is founded upon exhilarating fun. Thrillz is the first of its kind and we believe every kid, or kid at heart, should have the chance to feel like they can fly.” 

A team of world-class designers and engineers developed Thrillz, the first, and only, high flying family entertainment center around the globe. Allowing children and adults to experience the adrenaline-pumping rush of free falling onto gigantic stunt-man airbags,  Thrillz offers a variety of challenges including an Indiana Jones-style rolling log, a huge rotating sweeper, zip-lines, swinging circus trapezes, 3D climbing walls and many other elements. Thrillz has additional revenue-building activities including a laser tag arena, axe-throwing booths, 360 virtual reality roller coaster, prize arcade, eSports gaming arena, snack bar and more is in development.

The potential of bringing Thrillz to Atlanta marks an exciting timeframe for us. We know the concept is extremely relevant to families and businesses in the area, especially as so many are prioritizing experiences over materialism,” added Lisa. “The family entertainment sector is set to be a $12 billion industry by 2023, and we are at the leading edge. Now is the time to become part of creating a new level of family entertainment in communities nationwide.”

Thrillz locations are typically 28,000 to 40,000 square feet, though they can be larger if a particular market calls for it. The modular nature of the Thrillz High Flying Adventure Park design makes it easy and affordable to refresh the park with new attractions, while providing ample opportunity to spark fresh revenue streams. The robust business model offers a high-performing concept with outstanding earning potential. According to the company’s Item 19 in its Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), revenue figures at its original location include impressive sales of more than $1.8 million and a strong EBITDA of 33.35 percent for the first year of operation.

Thrillz is actively seeking a variety of qualified candidates, including single-unit and multi-unit franchisees, as well as investment groups. Ideal Thrillz franchisees are business-minded entrepreneurs looking to grow with a fun, innovative and forward thinking business. The initial franchise fee for a single-unit franchise is $60,000, with discounts for multi-unit developers. Qualified franchise candidates must have a minimum of $500,000 in liquid assets. The total investment for Thrillz High Flying Adventure Park ranges between $2,003,467 to $2,967,667 depending on location and size.

For more information on the franchise opportunity, visit https://www.thrillzfranchise.com

About Thrillz

Founded in 2018 in Danbury, Connecticut, Thrillz aims to be the most innovative family entertainment center in the world, with a mission to provide a family-friendly experience that allows every kid (and every kid-at-heart) to build confidence, have fun and fly safely with the extreme thrill of free falling onto gigantic stunt-man airbags. Additionally, the guest experience is heightened with a virtual reality roller coaster, laser tag arena, prize arcade, axe-throwing booths, snack bar, eSports gaming arena and more in development.

For more information about Thrillz and the franchise opportunity, visit https://www.thrillzfranchise.com or email info@thrillzfranchise.com. Expansion is planned nationwide and internationally.

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Childrens Lighthouse Alum Publishes Novel at 13

Childrens Lighthouse Alum Publishes Novel at 13

Former Childrens Lighthouse student Casey Giles releases debut novel Indifferents

RICHMOND, Texas – They say children are the future, but Casey Giles can’t wait that long. At only 13, she published her debut novel, “Indifferents”, a Young Adult dystopian adventure novel which is currently for sale in paperback and e-book at Amazon.
 
Giles began attending Childrens Lighthouse Learning Center at Grand Mission, a values based early education school, when she was 2 years old. Casey’s mother, Lilibeth Giles, believes the curriculum at Childrens Lighthouse helped push her towards her passions, reading and writing.
 
Childrens Lighthouse puts a heavy emphasis on reading in its curriculum, even requiring students to read for a certain time everyday. So, from the young age of three, Casey was constantly discovering new books and enhancing her already impressive vocabulary. In 3rd grade she started writing. For years, Casey was consistently reading and writing short stories, but in 6th grade she became serious about completing her manuscript. By age 13, she had published her first novel.
 
“Casey was always a vibrant spirit and curious student while attending Childrens Lighthouse,” said Allie Lam, owner of Childrens Lighthouse at Grand Mission. “We are so proud Casey was able to achieve her dreams at such a young age.”
 
The mission of Childrens Lighthouse is to connect families together with independent owners in an effort to enrich communities through a relationship based on safety and trust. Childrens Lighthouse does this by partnering with parents in developing children with character values and physical wellness in a S.T.R.E.A.M.℠ enriched learning environment. Additionally, franchisees across the network are actively involved with their local communities and regularly give back through volunteering, donations and more.


Casey attended Childrens Lighthouse from 2008 to 2013. She is currently working on a sequel to “Indifferents”.
 
ABOUT CHILDRENS LIGHTHOUSE FRANCHISE COMPANY
 

Established in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1995, Childrens Lighthouse Early Learning Schools℠ are among the leaders in providing value-based early education. Currently, Childrens Lighthouse Franchise Company has 50 franchised schools in operation and 30 additional franchised locations in the development pipeline. Childrens Lighthouse Early Learning Schools℠ have been named a “Best Places to Work” by the Dallas and San Antonio Business Journals and Childrens Lighthouse Franchise Company has received the “Franchise 500” designation by Entrepreneur magazine due to its stability, financial strength and growth.
 
For more information about Childrens Lighthouse Early Learning Schools℠, visit www.childrenslighthouse.com.
 
For more information about available franchise opportunities, visit: www.childrenslighthousefranchise.com.

You’ve Got Maids Celebrates a Decade of Franchising Success

You’ve Got Maids Celebrates a Decade of Franchising Success

Premier Home Cleaning Service Celebrates A Prosperous Year 

CHARLESTON, S.C. – You’ve Got Maids, the eco-friendly home cleaning service with dependable and professionally trained teams, is celebrating another successful year and wrapping up their first decade in franchising.

Since its conception in 2005, You’ve Got Maids has made a name for itself in the cleaning services industry with more than 50 locations nationwide. In 2019, seven new franchise owners joined the team, including four in new metropolitan markets.

“We are not only celebrating another successful year of growth and development, but a rewarding first decade in franchising,” said Joseph Berger, President of You’ve Got Maids. “It is humbling to see  how much the company has grown each year since we began franchising, and we will continue to carry this momentum into 2020 and beyond.”

In addition to franchise growth, You’ve Got Maids also focused on the company’s professional development, making significant updates to their internal education system, Maid University. In order to maintain a staff of well-rounded and technically proficient maids, You’ve Got Maids also offers a proprietary, comprehensive training program called “Maid University” for all of its employees. Maid University consists of both an Associate’s Degree in Maid Service Sciences (A.M.S.S.), focusing on the fundamentals of residential house cleaning, and the opportunity to graduate with a B.C. (Bachelor’s of Clean) focusing on socially relevant coursework to create top-notch employees prepared for supervisory roles.

“For 2020, the ultimate goal is to carry on improving our processes and creating the most successful support infrastructure for our franchisees,” added Joseph. “We want to continue to add value to our clients, associates, and franchise owners while also expanding the brand in new and existing markets. The excitement for the future of You’ve Got Maids is contagious; we are confident the improvements made in 2019 will help make 2020 the brand’s best year yet.”

You’ve Got Maids’ uniformed employees work in teams for efficiency, arrive in a logoed company car and have a fully trained supervisor on-site at all times. They come equipped with all necessary cleaning supplies and clean with eco-friendly products. Whether it’s a weekly, biweekly or one-time cleaning service, clients receive a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee every service. In order to maintain a staff of well-rounded and technically proficient maids, every You’ve Got Maids team member trains through Maid University.

To learn more about the You’ve Got Maids franchise opportunity, visit: https://www.youvegotmaids.com/franchise

To learn more about the brand, visit https://www.youvegotmaids.com

About You’ve Got Maids

Known as the dependable and professional residential cleaning service homeowners can trust, You’ve Got Maids offers weekly, biweekly and one-time eco-friendly cleaning services with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Its licensed, bonded and insured employees go through a proprietary, comprehensive training program called “Maid University”, work in teams for efficiency and have a supervisor on-site at all times. Founded in 2005, You’ve Got Maids is referred by clients for a reason and has grown to more than 100 locations nationwide, increasing the opportunity for clients from coast to coast to enjoy family, friends, and life. It’s a great day when You’ve Got Maids!

Homewatch CareGivers Opens New Office In St. Cloud

Homewatch CareGivers Opens New Office In St. Cloud

Renowned Home Care Company Expands to Meet Local Demand for Higher Quality Home Care Services  

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Homewatch CareGivers is expanding to meet the increased need for a superior home care provider in St. Cloud.

The leading home care company with more than 200 franchised units across 34 states, as well as in Canada, Central and South America, announced today the opening of a new location that will service the St. Cloud region – Homewatch CareGivers of St. Cloud. The opening of this new operation allows Homewatch CareGivers to provide its high quality at-home assistive services to a greater number of clients.

Tom Travaglio is the owner of Homewatch CareGivers of St. Cloud. Established to provide the area with the high-quality care necessary for residents to remain independent and healthy within their own homes, the company’s services are flexible and customized specifically to blend seamlessly into clients’ day-to-day life.

“I understand firsthand the difference a quality caregiver can make for someone looking for in-home care services for a loved one,” said Travaglio. “I was the caregiver for both of my parents until they passed away. It taught me that maintaining the dignity and independence of aging loved ones is an essential part of care. I look forward to bringing quality home care like this to more people in my community.”

Homewatch CareGivers of St. Cloud provides home care services for families arranging care for senior-aged loved ones and others living with chronic illnesses, convalescing after illness or surgery or who prefer to age in their own homes under the supervision and care of highly trained caregivers.

Prior to opening Homewatch CareGivers of St. Cloud, Travaglio developed his skills as a regional operations manager for the Mayo Medical Transport in Central Minnesota. When Travaglio became the sole-caregiver for his parents, he realized the need for personalized caregiving services and began exploring different business opportunities. He was drawn to Homewatch CareGivers and felt the brand’s philosophy and values matched his own. Travaglio’s extensive network and background in the healthcare industry will help him manage the operations of the new Homewatch CareGivers location, and he looks forward to serving community members in St. Cloud.

“Every time we open a new location, we have the opportunity to improve the lives of both individuals receiving home care and their loved ones,” said Jennifer Tucker, COO at Homewatch CareGivers. “I know that Tom will make an outstanding new member of our organization, and his commitment to the local community will make his business a trusted partner in the St. Cloud area.”

The company’s Franchise Support Center provides unparalleled support and expert advice to help franchisees establish a thriving enterprise on a localized level. Homewatch CareGivers strives to provide the finest foundation on which its franchisees can grow their services, staff and location.

For more information about Homewatch CareGivers of St. Cloud and its assortment of at-home assistive services, visit https://www.homewatchcaregivers.com/stcloud/?L=true or contact Tom Travaglio directly at (320) 345-1206 or at ttravaglio@homewatchcaregivers.com.

About Homewatch CareGivers

Homewatch CareGivers, LLC is based in Greenwood Village, Colorado. The company’s franchisees deliver a variety of person-directed, professional at-home services including elder care, care for individuals with developmental and physical conditions, after-surgery care and dementia care. With a heavy involvement in the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA), the Homewatch CareGivers mission is to provide the best-in-class care for each and every client, to serve as a vital part of the continuum of care and to provide the support franchisees and caregivers need to find success and make a difference in their communities.

About Authority Brands 

Homewatch CareGivers is an Authority Brands company. Authority Brands, LLC is the franchisor of multiple franchise concepts focused on home services. Founded in 2017 and headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Authority Brands provides home services through more than 1675 locations operated by 920 franchise owners in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Kenya and Indonesia.

To learn more about Homewatch CareGivers services and franchising opportunities, visit www.homewatchcaregivers.com.

Sub Zero Heats Up New Toasty Treat

Sub Zero Heats Up New Toasty Treat

Science-based Ice Cream Concept Introduces Rich and Creamy Hot Drinks 

PROVO, Utah – Temperatures in the ice cream industry are no longer always sub zero.

International frozen dessert concept, Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream, known for offering customers a unique, science-based ice cream adventure featuring a two-minute transformation from liquid cream to a solid, is now introducing frothy hot drinks with their tasty ice cream base.

Customers will be able to choose from any of Sub Zero’s creamy ice cream flavors to create mouth-watering beverages. The new menu includes:

  • Hot Chocolate – Sub Zero’s original cream base and cocoa powder with option to add any of Sub Zero’s 35+ flavors
  • Hot Coffee –Sub Zero’s original cream base and coffee with option to add any of Sub Zero’s 35+ flavors
  • Steamers –Sub Zero’s original cream base, frothed, heated, and flavored with any of Sub Zero’s 35+ available flavors
  • Hot Chocolate Float –Sub Zero’s original cream base and cocoa powder topped with ice cream
  • Affogato – espresso topped with ice cream

“We are constantly working on new, tasty and innovative ways to satisfy the sweet tooth of our customers and customize products to their taste and liking,” says Jerry Hancock, co-founder of Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream alongside his wife, Naomi Hancock. “Implementing these rich and creamy drinks elevates our business – we are not just an ice cream shop but a brand that utilizes our ingredients to create all sorts of sweet treats for our customers.”

The ice cream phenomenon decided to raise the bar in the frozen dessert sector by introducing hot drinks to the menu, providing customers a sweet and soothing option for winter to pair with the cool and creamy ice cream. Sub Zero’s hot drinks differentiate themselves from run-of-the-mill coffee shops by allowing guests to choose from any of the 35+ flavors as the creamy base of their frothy drink. Customers are able to choose between a classic hot chocolate or flavors such as caramel amaretto and white chocolate raspberry. Just like the ice cream, any of the hot drinks can be customized to fit dietary needs.

For more information about Sub Zero and their menu items, please visit www.subzeroicecream.com.

About Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream

The first Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream shop opened in 2005, after founders Jerry and Naomi Hancock discovered liquid nitrogen is a safe, unique and cost-effective method for creating delicious, customizable ice cream products. Using his background in chemistry, Jerry patented his unique process of freezing ice cream using liquid nitrogen, and in 2008 began franchising. Following an appearance on NBC’s “Shark Tank” in 2013, Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream was named Forbes’ “10 Best Franchises to Buy From ‘Shark Tank’” in 2017, with more than 50 franchise locations, including two in China and the soon-to-open first Bahamas location, which is a $50 million center.

For information about the company, visit https://www.subzeroicecream.com. To learn about franchising opportunities with Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream, visit https://www.subzeroicecream.com/franchising/.

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Young Rembrandts Receives “Most Unique Afterschool Art Class” Award

Young Rembrandts Receives “Most Unique Afterschool Art Class” Award

Early Childhood Art Education Program Recognized for Expertise, Dedication and Commitment to the Industry 

ELGIN, Ill. – Young Rembrandts, a leader in art education, announced today that it has been named the Most Unique Afterschool Art Class Throughout Midwest USA in Corporate Vision Magazine’s second annual Franchise Awards.

To win, awardees must demonstrate expertise within a given field, dedication to client service and satisfaction and an on-going commitment to excellence and innovation. CV Magazine’s Franchise Awards recognizes franchisees, franchisors, recruiters, and those who play a part in the financial aspect of the brand. Winners are nominated by clients, peers and fellow professionals and then voted on by readers and confirmed by industry experts.

“It is an honor to be recognized by CV Magazine as a premiere concept in the afterschool art industry,” said Bette Fetter, founder and CEO of Young Rembrandts. “This not only reflects the strength of our brand, but of the hard work of the entire Young Rembrandts team – from everyone at our home office to our franchisees across the country.”

Young Rembrandts has become a leader in art education. It is an international franchise business that prides itself on bringing both academics and the arts together. Young Rembrandts partners with preschools, elementary schools and community centers to compliment their art education and after school programs in a positive, highly successful environment.

Entrepreneurially spirited individuals interested in owning a Young Rembrandts franchise should have the ability to invest $41,250, which includes working capital and a typical franchise fee of $34,500. Plus, Young Rembrandts is a proud partner of the VetFran program. Approved candidates receive 10 percent off of the total franchise fee.

About Young Rembrandts

Young Rembrandts is a recognized leader in art education, offering a curriculum focused on teaching children to draw, using demonstration and a structured step-by-step process. Through the process of weekly instruction students are exposed to a wide variety of subject matter, artistic concepts, art history and mastery of their materials. Classes are taught to children ages 3 ½ to 12 years old. Young Rembrandts teaches more than 40,000 students each week in 31 states and four provinces. Through franchising, Young Rembrandts offers individuals the chance to grow their own business while creating a positive impact within the community.

To learn more about Young Rembrandts franchise opportunities, visit: www.youngrembrandtsfranchise.com.

About Corporate Vision Magazine

Created by a highly experienced and passionate team of business experts, Corporate Vision provides readers worldwide with a wealth of news, features and comments on the corporate issues of the day.

Jabz Boxing Franchise Earns Prestigious Recognition

Jabz Boxing Franchise Earns Prestigious Recognition

Popular Female-Only Boxing Studio Named to Franchise Dictionary Magazine’s “TOP 100 Game Changers” List for 2019

PHOENIX- Jabz Boxing, a full-body circuit workout that utilizes boxing inspired exercises designed specifically for women, has earned its spot on Franchise Dictionary Magazine’s “TOP 100 Game Changers” of 2019 list.

Franchise Dictionary Magazine is a national digital publication with more than 200,000 readers and targets prospective franchisees in an informative and educational format. To qualify for the publication’s prestigious recognition, the franchise must offer an opportunity for business ownership with a proven system in place and a built-in support network. In addition, a franchise needs to fill a niche in the market, help the community, create opportunity for aspiring business owners, aid veterans, peak the interest of millennials and turn heads with a unique product or service.

“Being recognized as a game-changer in the franchise industry is an absolute honor,” said Kimberlee White, CEO and co-founder of Jabz Boxing. “Our team works tirelessly to provide a place where women can feel comfortable and confident working out, and receiving this title proves our efforts have not gone unnoticed. This is great momentum going into 2020 as Jabz continues to flourish.

Founded in 2012 in Scottsdale by Len Hayko and Kimberlee White, Jabz Boxing took Arizona by storm, quickly becoming the leading boxing-inspired fitness concept in the area due to its high intensity, results driven workouts and strong sense of community. Franchising began in 2013, and Jabz Boxing has already grown to more than 20 locations including Arizona, Pennsylvania and New Jersey metro area. Now, Jabz Boxing plans to increase its footprint across the country, entering key markets such as Las Vegas, Salt Lake City and Denver, where it will bring women an empowering community and energetic workout experience.

For more information on Jabz Boxing visit https://www.jabzboxing.com.

About Jabz Boxing

Jabz Boxing, a full-body circuit style workout utilizing boxing inspired exercises designed specifically for all women. Our focus is on developing fitness rather than fighters. Our workouts combine cardio, strength training, core work, and plyometrics to help give clients a full body workout to maximize results and meet all of our client’s fitness needs.

Jabz workouts change daily to help keep our client’s bodies constantly challenged and our Jabz certified trainers are prepared to help guide and motivate women of all different sizes, ages and body types though an energetic and intimate workout experience.

Since it began franchising in 2013, Jabz Boxing has now grown to 20 franchise locations in Arizona, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

To learn more about Jabz Boxing, visit https://www.jabzboxing.com/. To learn about franchising opportunities with Jabz Boxing, visit https://www.jabzboxing.com/own-a-jabz/.

Young Rembrandts Named a Top Education Franchise by Global Franchise Magazine

Young Rembrandts Named a Top Education Franchise by Global Franchise Magazine

Young Rembrandts Named a Top Education Franchise by Global Franchise Magazine

Childhood Art Education Program Named One of the “Five Education Franchises Worth Your Investment”

ELGIN, Ill. – Young Rembrandts, the illustrious childhood art education program, was recently named one of the “Five Education Franchises Worth Your Investment” by Global Franchise magazine.

“Being recognized as an education franchise worth investing in is tangible proof of the positive effects art has on children,” said Fetter. “I started Young Rembrandts at my kitchen table and never thought that nearly 32 years later my program would reach more than 40,000 students each week internationally. The commitment we have to the communities we serve is second to none, and we look forward to continuing to aid in the cognitive, social and emotional development of children across the globe.”

The education franchise sector has flourished over the past decade, and this recognition highlights Young Rembrandts as a concept that excels among many. In addition, Entrepreneur magazine reported that child-related franchises in the education industry are almost “recession-proof” because of the emphasis parents put on providing their children with as many opportunities as possible, even when finances are tight.

To learn more about Young Rembrandts, visit https://www.youngrembrandts.com.

About Young Rembrandts

Young Rembrandts is a recognized leader in art education, offering a curriculum focused on teaching children to draw, using demonstration and a structured step-by-step process. Through the process of weekly instruction, students are exposed to a wide variety of subject matter, artistic concepts, art history and mastery of their materials. Classes are taught to children ages 3 ½ to 12 years old. Young Rembrandts teaches more than 40,000 students each week in 31 states and four provinces. Through franchising, Young Rembrandts offers individuals the chance to grow their own business while creating a positive impact within the community.

To learn more about Young Rembrandts franchise opportunities, visit: www.youngrembrandtsfranchise.com.

Jabz Boxing Welcomes New Ownership at Tempe Location

Jabz Boxing Welcomes New Ownership at Tempe Location

Popular Female-Only Boxing Studio in Phoenix 

Energized by Local Entrepreneurs 

TEMPE, Ariz. – Jabz Boxing announced today new ownership for the Tempe location with local residents Jen Heierman and Richard Reich.

The team’s prior experience positions them for success as they become the new owners. Jen has an extensive background in the culinary industry serving 10 years as a chef in the U.S. Airforce and has always enjoyed fitness, while Richard brings a lengthy background in business. Combined, their experience equips them well for their new roles.

Known for its full-body circuit style workout that utilizes boxing inspired exercises designed specifically for all women, the studio is located at 8707 S Priest Dr. in Tempe.

“I’ve found my forever job,” said Heierman. “I’ve always had a desire to own my own business, and being able to empower women in our local community is an opportunity Richard and I are really looking forward to. After seeing the results firsthand as a member, I knew that taking over the Tempe location and helping others achieve their fitness goals was the right move for us.”

Committed to cultivating an empowering fitness community for women, Jabz Boxing offers intense boxing-inspired, full-body workouts to help clients achieve their fitness goals. With 16 women to a class, Jabz classes are kept small to encourage a positive workout experience. All classes are led by dedicated, certified instructors who offer one-on-one support for all members.

“Jen and Richard are the ideal entrepreneurs that we are looking for to be a part of the Jabz franchise family,” said Kimberlee White, CEO and co-founder of Jabz Boxing. “With their enthusiasm for changing lives we have full confidence they will build an empowering community for women in the area.”

Since beginning franchising in 2013, Jabz Boxing grew to nearly 20 Arizona locations before deciding to expand nationally in 2019. Since the end of last year, they have opened locations in Voorhees, N.J. and Ridley Park, Penn., and have recently signed agreements to open in Aston, Penn., Talleyville, Del. and Havertown, Penn. Jabz Boxing plans to increase its nationwide footprint by entering key markets such as Denver, Dallas/Fort Worth and Las Vegas, where it will provide women with an empowering community and energetic workout experience.

As the fitness studio concept continues to rapidly expand into key markets across the United States, Jabz Boxing is actively seeking qualified franchisees who are passionate about fitness and entrepreneurship to join its system and bring the Jabz culture of female empowerment to their local communities.

About Jabz Boxing

Jabz Boxing, a full-body circuit style workout utilizing boxing inspired exercises designed specifically for all women. Our focus is on developing fitness rather than fighters. Our workouts combine cardio, strength training, core work and plyometrics to help give clients a full body workout to maximize results and meet all of our clients’ fitness needs.

Jabz workouts change daily to help keep our clients’ bodies constantly challenged and our Jabz certified trainers are prepared to help guide and motivate women of all different sizes, ages and body types though an energetic and intimate workout experience.

Since it began franchising in 2013, Jabz Boxing has now grown more than 20 franchise locations open or in development in Arizona, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

To learn more about Jabz Boxing, visit https://www.jabzboxing.com/. To learn about franchising opportunities with Jabz Boxing, visit Jabz Boxing franchising.

About ZGrowth Partners LLC 

Partnering with Great Brands to Build World Class Franchise Systems. ZGrowth Partners is a consulting firm specializing in managing the franchise sales, operations and brand development of emerging franchise concepts. Through its private equity fund, ZGrowth Capital, our strength is focusing on investing in and growing differentiated franchise concepts with attractive unit-level economics. To learn more about ZGrowth, visit zgrowth.com.

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Childrens Lighthouse Franchise Company Partners with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Childrens Lighthouse Franchise Company Partners with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Childrens Lighthouse Franchise Company Partners with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 

Fort Worth-Based Early Learning School Franchise Participates in the St. Jude Walk/Run to Raise Money for Childhood Cancer Research 

FORT WORTH, Texas – Childrens Lighthouse Early Learning Schools℠, widely recognized as the leading values-based, early-education provider in the United States, celebrated its national partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by participating in the St. Jude Walk/Run on September 21st in Fort Worth during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

A team from the Childrens Lighthouse home office attended the St. Jude Walk/Run in Fort Worth at the Panther Island Pavilion. As a silver sponsor, Childrens Lighthouse Franchise Company donated $2,500 for the walk and raised an additional $1,945 for St. Jude, adding to the more that $13 million raised this year via walks across the country. Childrens Lighthouse Franchise Company was also stationed in the Family Zone and provided face painting, crafts, a prize wheel and games for all participants.

“Our schools are created in an effort to instill values in children and to enrich communities. That starts by giving back to wonderful organizations like St. Jude,” said Michael Brown, president of Childrens Lighthouse Early Learning Schools℠. “By taking the time to prioritize philanthropy, we are teaching our students the importance of helping others.”

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child.

The mission of Childrens Lighthouse is to connect families together with independent franchise owners in an effort to enrich communities through a relationship based on safety and trust. Childrens Lighthouse does this by partnering with parents to develop children with character values and physical wellness in a S.T.R.E.A.M.℠ enriched learning environment. Additionally, franchisees across the network are actively involved with their local communities and regularly give back through volunteering, donations and more.

For more information about Childrens Lighthouse Early Learning Schools℠, visit www.childrenslighthouse.com.

For more information about St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, visit www.st.jude.org.

ABOUT CHILDRENS LIGHTHOUSE FRANCHISE COMPANY

Established in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1995, Childrens Lighthouse Early Learning Schools℠ are among the leaders in providing value-based early education. Currently, Childrens Lighthouse Franchise Company has 50 franchised schools in operation and 30 additional franchised locations in the development pipeline. Childrens Lighthouse Early Learning Schools℠ have been named a “Best Places to Work” by the Dallas and San Antonio Business Journals and Childrens Lighthouse Franchise Company has received the “Franchise 500” designation by Entrepreneur magazine due to its stability, financial strength and growth.

For more information about Childrens Lighthouse Early Learning Schools℠, visit www.childrenslighthouse.com.

For more information about available franchise opportunities, visit: www.childrenslighthousefranchise.com.