International Franchise Association

Choice Hotels Announces New Corporate Headquarters In North Bethesda, Maryland

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 5:02pm

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest lodging franchisors, announced it has executed a lease for a new corporate headquarters in North Bethesda, Maryland.

Key Points: 
  • ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest lodging franchisors, announced it has executed a lease for a new corporate headquarters in North Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Further, we're pleased to keep our headquarters in Maryland, which has been our home for over 50 years."
  • "It is tremendous news that Choice Hotels is opening a new headquarters in North Bethesda, reaffirming its commitment to our state and retaining hundreds of jobs here for years to come," said Governor Larry Hogan.
  • Choice Hotels was founded in 1941 and has been headquartered in Maryland since 1968, including previously in Silver Spring and currently in Rockville.

SYNERGY Homecare Enjoys 35% Increase In Year-Over-Year Territory Sales; Fastest Growing Home Care Franchise Is Recognized By AARP And Franchise Business Review

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 4:03pm

Aging in Place phenomenon fuels SYNERGY HomeCare growth with 31 territory sales through Q3.

Key Points: 
  • Aging in Place phenomenon fuels SYNERGY HomeCare growth with 31 territory sales through Q3.
  • AARP recently named SYNERGY HomeCare as the top-rated home care company in its list of "15 Affordable Franchises You Can Start in Your 50s."
  • It was also recognized by Franchise Business Review as a Top 200 Franchise, Top Franchise for Veterans and those offering multi-unit franchises .
  • "When Kurt and I were introduced to SYNERGY HomeCare, we were immediately drawn to their value of 'Care for Everyone.'

Cruise Planners Named a 2021 Franchising@WORK Gold Award Winner by Franchise Business Review

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 11:09pm

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., Oct. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, was recently honored with the Goldawardby Franchise Business Review as part of the 2021 Franchising@WORK Awards.

Key Points: 
  • CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., Oct. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, was recently honored with the Goldawardby Franchise Business Review as part of the 2021 Franchising@WORK Awards.
  • To make the list of Gold Award Winners, companies must have an extremely positive response on the anonymous employee survey.
  • Cruise Planners CEO and Founder, Michelle Fee, has high standards for a positive corporate culture at Cruise Planners.
  • "We're honored to be named a 2021 Franchising@WORK Gold Award Winner," said Vicky Garcia COO of Cruise Planners.

Lathrop GPM Launches Increasing Diversity in Franchising Speaker Series

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 4:33pm

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Lathrop GPM will launch its Increasing Diversity in Franchising speaker series on October 28, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Lathrop GPM will launch its Increasing Diversity in Franchising speaker series on October 28, 2021.
  • The educational and thought-provoking program is designed to increase ownership in franchising by underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as both franchisees and franchisors.
  • Lathrop GPM's Increasing Diversity in Franchising'sflagship eventwill be virtual on Thursday, October 28 (12 noon ET; 11 am CT; 10 am MT; 9 am PT).
  • Serving franchise clients is a priority for Lathrop GPM; many of the firm's attorneys who practice in other areas of business law also are experienced in advising and representing franchisors.

Propelled Brands' FASTSIGNS and MY SALON Suite Ranked On Franchise Times Top 400 2021

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 2:00pm

CARROLLTON, Texas, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Propelled Brands, the corporate umbrella of FASTSIGNS, SIGNWAVE, NerdsToGo and Suite Management Franchising, LLC, the parent company of MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza, has two brands ranked on the Franchise Times Top 400 2021 list.

Key Points: 
  • CARROLLTON, Texas, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Propelled Brands, the corporate umbrella of FASTSIGNS, SIGNWAVE, NerdsToGo and Suite Management Franchising, LLC, the parent company of MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza, has two brands ranked on the Franchise Times Top 400 2021 list.
  • "We are honored to have two of our brands ranked on the Franchise Times Top 400 list," said Catherine Monson, CEO of Propelled Brands and chair of the International Franchising Association.
  • Propelled Brands is the corporate umbrella of FASTSIGNS, SIGNWAVE, NerdsToGo and Suite Management Franchising, LLC, the parent company of MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza.
  • To learn about franchise opportunities with FASTSIGNS, NerdsToGo, MY SALON Suite or Salon Plaza franchise opportunities, contact Mark Jameson ( mark.jameson@propelledbrands.com or call 214.346.5679).

Big Lou's Donuts Clinches Multiple Multimillion-Dollar Australia-Wide Supply Contracts, Including with Metcash, FoodWorks and Foodland

Friday, October 8, 2021 - 1:00pm

Commercial donuts produced by Big Lou's Donuts are ideal for groceries and supermarkets while Epiphany Cafs pillow-soft donuts are more suited for the upper market that entails cafs and restaurants.

Key Points: 
  • Commercial donuts produced by Big Lou's Donuts are ideal for groceries and supermarkets while Epiphany Cafs pillow-soft donuts are more suited for the upper market that entails cafs and restaurants.
  • We plan to expedite the expansion plan of Epiphany Caf in Australia by utilizing Big Lou's Donuts as the central commissary to supply all Epiphany Caf outlets in Australia.
  • Also, Big Lou's Donuts factory is able to produce more than 9,000 donuts per hour.
  • The vegan donut will also include a vegan chocolate hazelnut spread custom made by Big Lous Donuts.

Cruise Planners Continues to Focus On the Future of Travel

Sunday, October 3, 2021 - 1:59am

With clever "Back to the Future" movie nods and creative sessions focused on energizing Cruise Planners travel advisors, the five-day event was jam packed with information, entertainment and innovation.

Key Points: 
  • With clever "Back to the Future" movie nods and creative sessions focused on energizing Cruise Planners travel advisors, the five-day event was jam packed with information, entertainment and innovation.
  • "Cruise Planners certainly did not stop during the pandemic and they will go into the future stronger than ever."
  • Cruise Planners, together with strong supplier partnerships, will help rebuild the travel industry and propel us into the future."
  • Cruise Planners, the nation's largest home-based travel advisor franchise network and an American Express Travel Representative, has more than 2,500 franchise owners who independently book vacations and travel experiences for their clients.

K1 Speed Expands to South Carolina, Debuts Next-Gen Kart

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 4:00pm

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --K1 Speed, the world's largest and most premier indoor kart racing operator, is thrilled to announce today the opening of its very first South Carolina location - K1 Speed Bluffton!

Key Points: 
  • IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --K1 Speed, the world's largest and most premier indoor kart racing operator, is thrilled to announce today the opening of its very first South Carolina location - K1 Speed Bluffton!
  • And speaking of new and exhilarating, this location marks the debut of K1 Speed's next-generation indoor electric go kart - the OTL Superleggero.
  • And like other K1 Speed locations, K1 Speed Bluffton features a great selection of video games, pool tables, air hockey, basketball hoops, and more.
  • "We're delighted to introduce K1 Speed to South Carolinians with our franchise partner," says David Danglard, CEO/Founder of K1 Speed.

Steve Willis Named President of AdvantaClean

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 2:45pm

COPPELL, Texas, Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- AdvantaClean , the nation's leading franchise specializing in indoor air quality, mold remediation and emergency water restoration services, recently named Steve Willis as President.

Key Points: 
  • COPPELL, Texas, Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- AdvantaClean , the nation's leading franchise specializing in indoor air quality, mold remediation and emergency water restoration services, recently named Steve Willis as President.
  • As President of AdvantaClean, Willis will guide the growth of the franchise through the expansion of the company footprint, as well as developing relationships with key national accounts.
  • Prior to coming to AdvantaClean, he spent the previous four years as Managing Director for Millicare Floor and Textile Care.
  • "I'm thrilled to join AdvantaClean and the Home Franchise Concepts Family," said Willis.

FASTSIGNS Announces Over 1,000 Jobs Available

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 2:30pm

"We are encouraging everyone--from people who have been working for many years to the next generation--to consider a career in the sign and graphics industry," said Catherine Monson, CEO at FASTSIGNS International, Inc. and Chair of the International Franchising Association. "There are many roles that incorporate collaboration, creativity and innovation within the visual communications field. Cutting-edge technology helps sign creators transform ideas into signs and graphics that make an impact in communities everywhere. We want to inspire others to be a part of that."

Key Points: 
  • FASTSIGNS International, Inc., the leading sign, graphics, and visual communications franchise with more than 750 locations in eight countries worldwide, is seeking qualified talent to fill over 1,000 jobs available across the network.
  • FASTSIGNS locations provide comprehensive signage and graphic solutions to help companies in all industries communicate their message and extend their branding across all of their customer touchpoints.
  • FASTSIGNS is consistently ranked as a top franchise opportunity and recognized as an invaluable resource for potential franchisees.
  • For information about the FASTSIGNS franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson ( mark.jameson@fastsigns.com or call 214.346.5679).