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Catherine Monson Begins 2nd Year as Chair of the International Franchise Association

Catherine Monson, CEO at FASTSIGNS International, Inc., began her second year as Chair of the International Franchising Association (IFA), a first in the association's 60-plus year history.
Catherine Monson boldly led her FASTSIGNS International corporate team, the FASTSIGNS® franchise network and the IFA throughout an incredibly challenging economic year in 2020. Her work included overseeing the creation of a FASTSIGNS Preparedness site as a resource for the entire FASTSIGNS network, ...

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Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning Poised for Enormous Growth in 2021

- One of the nation's fastest-growing and greenest carpet cleaning franchises poised to continue nationwide expansion in 2021 -
Despite the difficulties that faced businesses in 2020, Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning – one of the fastest-growing and greenest carpet cleaning franchises in the United States – ended the year strong and is poised to continue its impressive expansion in 2021.
The company opened 46 new units during 2020 and was able to meet the increasing demand for carpet cleaning ...

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Senior Care Authority Named #1 Eldercare Consulting and Placement Company in 2021

- Independent Survey Shows Franchise Owners Are Extremely Satisfied With Senior Care Authority's Performance -
Senior Care Authority was once again named a Top Franchise by Franchise Business Review. This is the 16th annual ranking of the best franchise opportunities as rated by franchise business owners.
Senior Care Authority is an eldercare consulting company with a specialty in senior placement. Their franchisees are highly trained and certified advisors who provide support, advocacy ...

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Handyman Connection Announces 2020 Franchisee Of The Year

Handyman Connection, a home repair company with more than 25 years experience, held its annual franchise conference virtually last month in order to celebrate a successful year for all its franchisees. To close the conference, the brand announced its esteemed 2020 awards, acknowledging franchise owners, craftspeople and brand partners for their significant achievements.
As Handyman Connection's highest honor, the franchisee of the year award is given to the top-performing franchisee ...

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BoxUnion and TITLE Boxing Club Announce New Chief Operating Officer

- Franchise and Fitness Industry Expert Joins the World's Largest Fitness Boxing Brand -
BoxUnion Holdings, the parent company to TITLE Boxing Club and BoxUnion has announced Justin Ghadery as its Chief Operating Officer. Ghadery joins at an exciting time for the boxing brands, as BoxUnion Holdings recently acquired the 163-unit franchisor TITLE Boxing Club as well as its digital platform, TITLE Boxing Club On Demand. In his role, Ghadery will continue to ignite the company's commitment to ...

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Neighborly Brands Prepared to Service Homeowners in Aftermath of 2021 Winter Storms

Neighborly®, the world's largest franchisor of home service brands, is doing all it can to continue helping homeowners in the aftermath of the harsh winter storms wreaking havoc on countless communities across the United States.
Neighborly, based in Waco, Texas, is the parent company of 28 home service brands represented by nearly 4,500 franchise locations, all focused right now on doing their respective parts to fix the winter damage currently being inflicted on homes and ...

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AtWork Opens New Office in Greater Baltimore Area

- Leading national staffing franchise expands footprint into Ellicott City, Maryland -
AtWork Group, a rapidly growing national staffing franchise announced today the opening of its new office in Ellicott City, Maryland, extending its national reach to nearly 100 units in 28 states. The location is owned and operated by Ruby and Vaughn Harvey. Ruby is a former Senior Executive for the US Department of Veterans Affairs and Vaughn is highly regarded psychotherapist in the local area.
"With ...

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Authority Brands acquires DoodyCalls

Authority Brands, LLC announced today the purchase of DoodyCalls. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition marks the eighth brand addition for Authority Brands since October 2018, with DoodyCalls representing the company's tenth brand in its home service portfolio.
Founded in 1999 by husband-and-wife team Jacob and Susan D'Aniello, DoodyCalls has transformed from a side business to the nation's leading pet waste removal service for dog owners.Headquartered in ...

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FranFund Names Carly Lywood Vice President Finance & Human Resources

- Leading Funding Solutions Provider Promotes Strategic Leader to Spearhead Finance & HR -
FranFund, a leading provider of franchise and small business funding solutions, announced its promotion of Carly Lywood from Controller to Vice President Finance & Human Resources. Lywood has served as Controller at FranFund, Inc. since 2013. In her multifaceted role, she has responsibility for all aspects of the company's accounting and human resource functions. As a key member of the leadership team, ...

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FASTSIGNS Recognizes Achievements and Honors Franchisees during 2021 Virtual FASTSIGNS/Signwave International Convention

FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics, and visual communications franchise with more than 740 locations in eight countries worldwide, recently held its 2021 Virtual FASTSIGNS®/Signwave International Convention. Themed Celebrating Connections, the multiple-day event taught best practices as well as celebrated franchisee achievements and the continued growth of the franchise network in both sales volume and number of locations.
Over 1,000 people ...

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Batteries Plus Announces Partnership with RELiON Battery

- Retailer will offer RELiON lithium batteries in over 170 stores across the U.S. -
In celebration of National Battery Day, the nation's largest and fastest-growing battery, light bulb, key fob and repair franchise, Batteries Plus, is pleased to announce a new agreement with global lithium battery company, RELiON Battery. The company announced today the addition of RELiON's lithium battery products in select stores across the U.S. With increasing consumer demand for lithium batteries, ...

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Multiple Restoration 1 Locations Ready to Service Customers in the Path of Unprecedented Winter Weather

This week, about half the U.S. population has been under winter weather advisories as freezing temperatures, ice and snow grip the country wreaking havoc on infrastructure, leaving millions without electricity, water and frozen pipes.
Restoration 1, one of the fastest-growing and most-trusted restoration franchises in North America, has several locations across the country ready to service customers dealing with storm damage and busted pipes.
"This week's unprecedented weather hitting ...

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