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14 12, 2018

Alliance Franchise Brands LLC Acquires RSVP Publications

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Agreement expands the franchise network’s offerings and brings them to more than 650 locations

PLYMOUTH, Mich. — Alliance Franchise Brands LLC, a world leader in marketing, print and graphic communications, announced the acquisition of RSVP Publications by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Allegra Holdings LLC.

RSVP Publications is a direct mail advertising company reaching over seven million homes in more than 70 U.S. metro markets.

RSVP Publications, based in Tampa, Fla., joins the Alliance Franchise Brands network of brands that include marketing and print providers Allegra Marketing Print Mail, Insty-Prints, KKP and American Speedy Printing, and sign and graphics providers Image360, Signs By Tomorrow and Signs Now.

For over 30 years, RSVP Publications has delivered on their proven concept of “Direct Mail to the Upscale” through luxury card packages. RSVP franchise members target higher-end businesses with residential advertising opportunities.

“We were delighted to find a business model that fits so well with our other brands,” said Mike Marcantonio, CEO of Alliance Franchise Brands. “We think that there will be great synergies among our organizations.”

Family-owned and operated, RSVP Publications was founded by Dave Tropf in 1985. “This is the right time and path for taking our franchise forward,” said Tropf. “Being part of the Alliance Franchise Brands network opens up new avenues of support and growth for our franchise members, making them even stronger advertising partners in their markets.”

About Alliance Franchise Brands LLC (Parent company of Allegra Holdings LLC)

Alliance Franchise Brands LLC, a world leader in marketing and visual communications, has grown to become a holding company for nine franchise concepts, linking more than 650 locations in North America.

Independently-owned and operated franchises provide national, regional and local businesses and organizations with a one-stop resource for technologically advanced and strategically sound solutions for their graphics communications needs under the Allegra Marketing Print Mail, American Speedy Printing, Image360, Insty-Prints, KKP, Signs By Tomorrow, Signs Now and Zippy Print brands. RSVP Publications is one of the largest direct mail advertising companies in the United States. Franchise locations deliver on the proven concept of “Direct Mail to the Upscale” through luxury card packages.

13 12, 2018

FirstLight Home Care Coming to Lancaster, South Carolina

By |2018-12-13T22:12:39+00:00December 13th, 2018|Categories: latestnews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

National non-medical home care provider opening first central South Carolina office

LANCASTER, S.C. — FirstLight Home Care, an award-winning provider of non-medical home care, announced today it will open a new location in Lancaster, South Carolina in 2019.

FirstLight serves seniors, adults with disabilities, new mothers, veterans, those recovering from surgery and other adults in need of assistance. Their caregivers help with many needs – from personal hygiene and household duties such as cooking, cleaning and running errands to mobility assistance and dementia care.

“The culture of aging has changed drastically throughout recent decades,” said Jeff Bevis, FirstLight Home Care co-founder and CEO. “More adults are making the choice to stay at home as they age, which makes FirstLight’s services more important than ever before. We’re there to help them every step of the way, and that’s something that will be of great benefit to the Lancaster community.”

Since opening its first franchise location in 2010, FirstLight Home Care has experienced steady growth and is now operating more than 250 locations in 34 states throughout the U.S.

About FirstLight Home Care

FirstLight Home Care is a top rated non-medical home care provider with a network of offices that provides more than 100,000 hours per week in care for more than 4,800 clients in over 34 states. The company has created a new standard in home care by combining best practices with innovative approaches to make them an emerging market leader in a rapidly-growing industry. Their 4,700 caregivers provide companion and personal care services at private residences, assisted living and retirement communities, nursing homes, adult-family homes and group homes. Clients include seniors, new mothers, and individuals recovering from surgery, veterans, adults with disabilities and anyone 18 and over who might just need a little extra care or assistance.

11 12, 2018

Molly Maid® Grants Homeowners’ Wishes, Offers a Chance to Win Free Home Cleanings This Holiday Season

By |2018-12-11T21:51:38+00:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: latestnews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Professional, Housecleaning Gift Certificate Giveaway Dec. 11 – 22, 2018

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The holiday season is here, and in addition to the fun-filled times with friends and family, the hustle of shopping, hosting and cleaning can be exhausting! Molly Maid LLC, a Neighborly® company, is offering a chance to win a $250 gift certificate toward a home cleaning to help with your busy to-do list! The expert, residential cleaning franchise is hoping to ease holiday stress during its annual “Holiday Clean Home Giveaway.”

For those looking to win the gift of a clean home and a Roomba®, simply “Like” the Molly Maid® Facebook® page at: and complete the required Entry Form for your chance to win. All entries for the “Holiday Clean Home Giveaway” should be entered beginning Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 and will be accepted through Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. One lucky grand prize winner will receive with a Roomba® and a $250 Molly Maid gift certificate to celebrate the season. Three second prize winners will each receive one $250 Molly Maid gift certificate to be used at participating independently owned and operated U.S. Molly Maid franchise locations.  For more information, view the Official Sweepstakes Rules on the contest entry page.

“Having Molly Maid® franchisees’ home service professionals clean your home can alleviate some of the stress a jam-packed holiday schedule can bring,” said Molly Maid LLC President Mary Kay Liston. “By removing a household chore, the hope is for the busy holiday season to be enjoyed with free time to enjoy all the things that matter most.”

About Molly Maid®

Molly Maid LLC, a Neighborly® company, is a residential cleaning franchisor whose independently owned and operated franchisees clean more than 1.7 million U.S. homes annually. Franchising since 1984, there are more than 480 independently owned and operated Molly Maid® units operating in the United States. Acquired by Neighborly® in 2015, Molly Maid is part of a community of home service experts, leveraging Neighborly’s nearly 3,500 professional home service experts across 14 brands in the U.S. and Canada with a unique direct service function that provides consumers assistance with nearly all aspects of their home care needs. Neighborly brands include: Aire Serv®, Five Star Painting®, Glass Doctor®, Portland Glass®, Molly Maid®, Mr. Appliance®, Mr. Electric®, Mr. Handyman®, Mr. Rooter®, Protect Painters®, Rainbow International®, Window Genie®, Mosquito Joe® and The Grounds Guys®.

10 12, 2018

Sport Clips Haircuts just donated $1.35 million to the VFW… And it means even more veterans can go back to school using Help A Hero Scholarships

By |2018-12-10T21:02:58+00:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: latestnews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — At the national headquarters of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., the Vietnam War veteran who founded Sport Clips Haircuts handed over a check for $1.35 million to the VFW Foundation today in order to support Help A Hero Scholarships for active-duty U.S. service members and veterans. Sport Clips began fundraising in October with the goal to exceed the $1.25 million raised last year for the program. By Veterans Day, November 11, Sport Clips, along with its clients, team members and product partners, raised the money for the largest donation in its 11-year history of supporting those who’ve served through the Help A Hero initiative.

In attendance was first-time scholarship recipient Army Specialist Ian Tucker, who is currently enrolled at Missouri State University studying criminal justice and legal studies. Tucker’s goal is to earn his law degree, work for the Department of Justice and eventually make his way into the political arena.

“To see the impact of 1,300 Help A Hero scholarships at work in the lives of individuals who are pursuing post-military careers is powerful and one of the best ways we can say, ‘Thank you for your service,'” says Sport Clips Haircuts Founder and CEO, Gordon Logan, a U.S. Air Force veteran and Life Member of the VFW. “We’ve been doing this as a team with the VFW for over a decade and have put $5.5 million into these scholarships that have supported men and women in their education and training goals for so many sound professions…everything from doctors to truck drivers to chefs, counselors and lawyers. We’re grateful to be a part of an effort that’s making a positive difference for them, their families and the communities in which they live and work.”

“Issues surrounding the GI Bill educational benefits have plagued student veterans this year and our Help A Hero Scholarship provides the peace of mind student veterans and their families need,” said VFW National Commander B.J. Lawrence. “With the help of Sport Clips, their supporters and all their team members around the county, we’re helping take care of tuition fees so our veterans don’t have to take on additional student loan debt. They’ve sacrificed enough, and they deserve every road to a successful career that we can help pave.”

Clients, individual supporters and Sport Clips team members donated the largest portion of the money raised, while Sport Clips partners Sally Beauty Supply/Direct Beauty Express, John Paul Mitchell Systems, American Crew, Nioxin, Sexy Hair and Gibs Grooming also made generous donations to the Help A Hero program. More than $100,000 of the money was raised from Sport Clips $1 per haircare service donation made on Veterans Day.

The Help A Hero program started when Sport Clips first worked with the VFW to provide phone calls home for deployed and hospitalized service members and veterans in 2007. When the drawdown in troops began a few years later, the partnership transitioned in 2013 to become the VFW’s “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” program. To date, nearly 1,300 student veterans have received scholarship grants of up to $5,000 to enable them to continue in their higher education programs.

Sport Clips is the Official Haircutter of the VFW, and its Help A Hero campaign is just one of the many ways it supports active-duty military and veterans.

About Sport Clips Haircuts

Sport Clips Haircuts is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas. It was established in 1993 and began franchising in 1995. The sports-themed haircutting franchise, which specializes in haircuts for men and boys, is ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the “Fastest-Growing Franchises” and in the top 10 in its “Franchise 500.” There are over 1,800 Sport Clips stores open in the U.S. and Canada. Sport Clips is the “Official Haircutter” of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), offers veterans preferential pricing on haircuts and franchises, and was named a “2018 Best for Vets: Franchises” by Military Times. Sport Clips provides “Haircuts with Heart” through its annual Help A Hero fundraiser that with this year’s gift has contributed $6.5 million to the VFW; national partnership with St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants; and other national and local philanthropic outreach. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing’s NASCAR drivers Erik Jones and Denny Hamlin, Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan Indy Car driver Sebastien Bourdais, and partners with numerous NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit

About The Veterans of Foreign Wars

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is the nation’s largest and oldest major war veterans organization. Founded in 1899, the congressionally-chartered VFW is comprised entirely of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, Guard and Reserve forces. With more than 1.6 million VFW and Auxiliary members located in nearly 6,300 Posts worldwide, the nonprofit veterans service organization is proud to proclaim “NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS” than the VFW, which is dedicated to veterans’ service, legislative advocacy, and military and community service programs. For more information or to join, visit our website at

10 12, 2018

Authority Brands acquires Mosquito Squad

By |2018-12-10T18:13:35+00:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: latestnews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

COLUMBIA, Md. — Authority Brands, LLC announced today the purchase of Mosquito Squad. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition represents the second brand addition for Authority Brands since October 2018.

Founded in 2005, Mosquito Squad is a leading outdoor pest control franchisor with over 250 franchisees in the U.S., Kenya, Indonesia and Puerto Rico. The company provides services to eliminate mosquitoes, ticks and the diseases they can bring to families and communities and was the creator of the mosquito barrier protection spray method.

Authority Brands is a leading home services franchising platform and the parent company to The Cleaning Authority (“TCA”), Homewatch CareGivers (“HWCG”) and America’s Swimming Pool Company (“ASP”). TCA franchisees provide residential cleaning services to more than 100,000 recurring customers, HWCG franchisees deliver at-home services including elderly, disabled and after-surgery care, as well as help for those living with dementia, while ASP franchisees provide swimming pool maintenance, repair and renovation.

“We are very excited about this new partnership as we endeavor to build on our market leadership position, improve our processes and systems, and help our franchisees achieve even greater success. The entire Mosquito Squad team looks forward to aligning with Authority Brands and tapping into their expertise to help us grow and realize the brand’s full potential. We are thrilled to start this new chapter in the future of Mosquito Squad,” said Amy Lawhorne, Vice President and Brand Leader of Mosquito Squad. 

“We’ve been following the success of Mosquito Squad for many years. They are a leader in their industry and we are looking forward to supporting their team and helping facilitate the continued growth of their franchisees,” said Rob Weddle, CEO of Authority Brands.

Authority Brands supports individual franchisee growth by providing strong marketing, technology and operational support. With the addition of Mosquito Squad, Authority Brands now has more than 750 franchise locations in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Kenya, Indonesia and Puerto Rico.

About Authority Brands

Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Authority Brands, LLC is the parent company of four leading home service franchisors, The Cleaning Authority, Homewatch CareGivers, America’s Swimming Pool Company and Mosquito Squad. Together, these brands provide recurring home services through more than 750 franchise locations in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Kenya, Indonesia and Puerto Rico. Authority Brands is dedicated to supporting individual franchisee growth through providing strong marketing, technology and operational support. 

6 12, 2018

Mr. Appliance Of Ponte Vedra Now Open In Jacksonville

By |2018-12-06T16:51:55+00:00December 6th, 2018|Categories: latestnews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Leading Appliance Repair Franchise to Provide Services Across Duval County, St. Johns County and Surrounding Areas

WACO, Texas — Mr. Appliance, a Neighborly Company and the nation’s appliance service leader, announced today the opening of its newest franchised location in Jacksonville, Fla. Located at 112 Bartram Oaks Walk Ste. 104-600157, Mr. Appliance of Ponte Vedra is owned and operated by Jacksonville native and new Mr. Appliance franchisee, Brittany Schachter.

Prior to franchising with Mr. Appliance, Schachter was a business consultant in the Jacksonville area for more than 10 years, where she supported and implemented strategic marketing campaigns across various companies in the local community. As owner of the Ponte Vedra location, Schachter will manage the day-to-day operations and will oversee her team of technicians and office staff, which includes her mother, Karen Darling, who serves as the office manager.

“As a female entrepreneur in a male-dominated industry, it’s always been a dream of mine to open up a lucrative business in my hometown,” said Brittany Schachter, owner of Mr. Appliance of Ponte Vedra. “From the moment I first encountered Mr. Appliance, I knew the brand’s mission to provide skilled and affordable appliance repairs would resonate well with homeowners in Jacksonville. I’m thrilled to become a business owner with a company that provides the flexibility to care for my three children, while also pursuing my passion. My family and I look forward to providing our customers with superior appliance repairs, convenient scheduling, dependable technicians and impeccable customer service for many years to come.”

With more than 280 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, Mr. Appliance is North America’s leading home and commercial appliance repair franchise system. The company is part of Neighborly, a community of home service experts that provides consumers assistance with nearly all aspects of their home care needs.

About Mr. Appliance®

Mr. Appliance®, a Neighborly company, is North America’s leading appliance repair franchise. Operating more than 280 locations throughout the United States and Canada, Mr. Appliance provides customers full-service residential and light commercial appliance repair. Established in 1996, Mr. Appliance is part of Neighborly, a community of home service experts, leveraging Neighborly’s nearly 3,500 professional home service experts across 14 brands in the U.S. and Canada with a unique direct service function that provides consumers assistance with nearly all aspects of their home care needs. Neighborly brands include: Aire Serv®, Five Star Painting®, Glass Doctor®, Portland Glass®, Molly Maid®, Mr. Appliance®, Mr. Electric®, Mr. Handyman®, Mr. Rooter®, Protect Painters®, Rainbow International®, Window Genie®, Mosquito Joe® and The Grounds Guys®.

5 12, 2018

ComForCare Rolls Out Private-Duty Nursing Across Franchise System Elevating Level of Home Care to Wider Client Population

By |2018-12-05T16:11:05+00:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: latestnews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

– Program debuts to enthusiastic response at ComForCare’s Annual Franchise Conference in Dallas
– Goal is to have private-duty nursing adopted systemwide in 3-5 years

DETROIT — ComForCare Health Care Holdings, LLC, a premier provider of home care, is rolling out private-duty nursing across the franchise system. The announcement was made at the company’s annual franchise conference, held recently in Dallas. The move is part of ComForCare’s strategic plan to add programs across the health care continuum to serve older adults in a more holistic way and is the latest in a series of developments that will allow for a more continual transition of care without disrupting the client’s lifestyle at home.

Currently thirteen percent of ComForCare’s offices offer private-duty nursing, and those services are being met with rapidly increasing demand in those markets and across the system. Now, with a formal program in place, ComForCare’s goal over the next three to five years is to have every office obtain the infrastructure and accreditation to offer home care and private-duty nursing to its clients.

“Private-duty nursing is the future of our business. We are aligning home care with the processes and standards of certified home health agencies to elevate the level of care we can provide our clients and broaden the reach and impact of much-needed services,” said Steve Greenbaum, CEO of ComForCare and At Your Side Home Care. “Our goal remains to provide our clients with high quality care and to help them live their best life possible. This is one of those bold initiatives that will not only improve that experience and those services, but will also allow our franchise locations to serve a wider client population across U.S. and Canada in the months and years ahead.”

Over the past year, ComForCare’s headquarters has aggressively staffed and invested in the tools to support this program. Emily Wiechmann, RN, BSN and clinical program manager for ComForCare, joined the organization in May to overhaul the private-duty nursing program in-place and make it scalable for the entire franchise system. The expectation with this program is that existing franchise locations will advance their services to include this while future franchise prospects will adopt this expanded business model from day one.

“Private-duty nursing requires highly complex, hourly care for patients with very acute needs to ensure they are safe in their own home,” said Wiechmann. “The goal is for every office to be able to accept clients across the entire age spectrum and have the skills to take on cases that require a higher level of care due to physical restrictions, illnesses or chronic medical conditions.”

About ComForCare

ComForCare is a premier provider of home care services with nearly 200 independently owned and operated locations in the U.S. and Canada helping older adults live independently in their own homes. ComForCare is committed to helping people live their best life possible and offers special programs for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Founded in 1996, ComForCare was acquired by private equity firm The Riverside Company in 2017 and now is part of a multi-brand franchise parent company, which has plans for continued expansion of service brands across the continuum of care for aging adults. ComForCare operates as At Your Side Home Care in Houston. For more information, visit

5 12, 2018

FASTSIGNS International, Inc. Named One of Franchise Dictionary Magazine’s Top 100 Game-Changer Franchises of 2018

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Sign, Graphics and Visual Communications Franchisor Recognized for Its Award-winning Franchise Opportunity That Fills a Niche in the Market

CARROLLTON, Texas — FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, announced today it was named one of the top 100 Game-Changer Franchises of 2018 by Franchise Dictionary Magazine. FASTSIGNS was recognized for its award-winning franchise opportunity that has filled a niche in the market by offering aspiring business owners a unique product, while raising the bar on service and its commitment to helping the community.

“We’re thrilled that Franchise Dictionary Magazine has recognized FASTSIGNS as a game-changer in the industry,” said Mark Jameson, EVP of Franchise Support and Development, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. “Our team has worked incredibly hard to make FASTSIGNS the top-ranked sign and graphics franchisor in the world and this recognition further solidifies our unmatched strength and leadership in our space.”

Franchise Dictionary Magazine believes franchising — by its very nature — is a game changer. Some brands, however, excel in such a way that special recognition is in order,” Alesia Visconti, Publisher & CEO, Franchise Dictionary Magazine. “FASTSIGNS is one such brand, and my team felt strongly about including this dynamic company in our ‘Game Changer’ issue. Providing deep discounts for veterans and first responders so they can become business owners, FASTSIGNS cares about people and communities. Going the extra mile is what being a game changer is all about — and FASTSIGNS meets the criteria in every way.”

FASTSIGNS has reported exceptional results this year, including the signing of over 30 franchise agreements to develop new, co-branded, and conversion centers throughout the U.S. The company also signed agreements to develop centers internationally in Alberta, Canada, and the United Kingdom, in addition to a Master Franchise Agreement to expand the brand to Spain. FASTSIGNS is projected to open over 40 locations centers this year across the U.S. Internationally, FASTSIGNS is continuing to seek qualified candidates to grow its international footprint in target markets throughout the world, including New Zealand, Brazil, Quebec, North Africa, Southeast Asia, India, Europe, and Latin America.

As part of the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) VetFran program, FASTSIGNS offers veterans a 50-percent reduction on the franchise fee — a savings of $23,750. FASTSIGNS is thrilled to be the only franchisor in its segment to offer a development incentive specifically to veterans and first responders.

FASTSIGNS International, Inc. was ranked the #1 franchise opportunity in its category and 70 overall on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2018 Franchise 500®, the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Acknowledged by entrepreneurs and franchisors as a top competitive tool of measurement, the Franchise 500® recognizes FASTSIGNS, the only sign, graphics, and visual communications franchise to be recognized in the top 100, for its exceptional performance in areas including financial strength and stability, growth rate, and brand power. FASTSIGNS also was named to the Franchise Times Top 200+, a ranking of the largest U.S.-based franchise systems according to global systemwide sales. FASTSIGNS has been recognized for its franchisee satisfaction by being named a World Class Franchise by the Franchise Research Institute for five consecutive years and has been ranked by Franchise Business Review as one of the “Best of the Best” for franchisee satisfaction for the last 10 years. Additionally, FASTSIGNS also was named to Franchise Business Review’s “Innovative Franchises” list in 2017 and a “Best-in-Category” franchise by Franchise Business Review in 2018. The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) recently recognized FASTSIGNS International, Inc. with a special six-year Franchisees’ Choice designation for its strong relationship with Canadian franchisees, as well as extensive franchisee training and support.


FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is the largest sign and visual communications franchisor in North America, and is the worldwide franchisor of almost 700 independently owned and operated FASTSIGNS® centers in nine countries including the U.S., Canada, England, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Grand Cayman, Mexico, Chile, and Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE®).

FASTSIGNS locations provide comprehensive sign and visual graphic solutions to help companies of all sizes and across all industries attract more attention, communicate their message, sell more products, help visitors find their way and extend their branding across all of their customer touch points including décor, events, wearables and marketing materials. Learn more about sign and visual graphic solutions or find a location at Follow the brand on Twitter @FASTSIGNS, Facebook at or LinkedIn:

4 12, 2018

Assisted Living Locators Expands Executive Leadership Team For Future Growth As Brand Hits 100th Franchise Milestone

By |2018-12-04T17:16:35+00:00December 4th, 2018|Categories: latestnews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Assisted Living Locators, a leading senior care referral and placement agency, today expanded its senior management team as it continues to execute plans for future growth.  The brand recently hit its 100th franchise milestone.  Russell Morgan will join the executive team as Chief Operating Officer and Mark Alivero, who formerly served as COO, will assume the position of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer.

Morgan, a Portland, OR Assisted Living Locators franchisee who previously had a successful career in digital content and communications, will oversee Assisted Living Locators Integrated Network (ALL-IN™) platform supporting franchise and business operations, as well as manage vendor relations and consumer marketing initiatives.  Alivero will continue to direct all financial and legal actions of the company and lead overall business strategy.  He will also provide leadership for franchisee mentoring and coaching.

“Broadening the scope of our executive team was a necessary step to continue Assisted Living Locators’ rapid growth as a top performing franchise organization,” said Angela Olea, CEO RN of Assisted Living Locators.  “Russell and Mark’s strategic insight and guidance will play an integral role in our company’s ability to attract new franchisees and create the best environment for growth.”

Assisted Living Locators was ranked in Entrepreneur’s “Franchise500®” 2017 and 2018 issues and Franchise Business Review’s “2017 Top Franchises Report.”  Assisted Living Locators now has 105 franchise locations in 33 states, including the District of Columbia.

Assisted Living Locators offers a NO COST service for seniors and their families providing expert advice on short and long-term care options, including in-home care, independent living, assisted living and memory care, and retirement apartments.  The company has been matching seniors with caring providers for more than a decade. It generates revenue from the referral fees paid by the facilities.

About Assisted Living Locators

Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Assisted Living Locators offers a no cost nationwide elder care referral and placement service for in-home companion care, independent retirement options, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing facilities. The company generates revenue from the referral fees paid by the facilities. A top performing franchise organization, Assisted Living Locators is ranked in Entrepreneur’s “Franchise500®” 2018 issue and Franchise Business Review’s “2017 Top Franchises Report.”

3 12, 2018

Industry Staffing Leader NEXTAFF Opens Sonoma County Office

By |2018-12-03T15:03:38+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Categories: latestnews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Local entrepreneur and veteran brings national recruiting firm, unique methodology to area

SONOMA COUNTY, Calif. — NEXTAFF, an industry leader in identifying quality talent for businesses, opened today its first location in Sonoma County, California.

Owned and operated by local entrepreneur, military veteran and former police officer James (Jim) Bohn and his wife, Marjorie, the office will operate in Sonoma County and will offer staffing solutions to businesses in all industries. Bohn earned his Master of Business Administration from Walden University in 2014.

Sonoma County is the perfect place for a NEXTAFF location,” Bohn said. “There’s a huge need for a staffing solution here, and NEXTAFF offers an innovative approach to filling that void. Our X-FACTOR™ method offers a unique way to help businesses identify, evaluate and acquire quality talent. It’s one of the main reasons I joined the company, and it’s going to be fun to shake up the status quo of hiring practices in Sonoma County.”

Bohn has 15 years of experience in retail, business sales and management in the telecommunications industry. While this is his first venture into the staffing industry, he believes his background has prepared him for this new endeavor.

“Throughout my career, I’ve always enjoyed helping customers find the best solutions for the challenges their business is facing,” Bohn said. “I’ve often had to think outside of the box because one size does not fit all when it comes to business needs. At NEXTAFF, that same mentality holds true. Our staffing solutions are unique and specific to each business’s needs. That’s something you can’t find anywhere else.”

NEXTAFF offers a proprietary recruiting method called X-FACTOR™, which combines hiring methodologies that are statistically proven to outperform what typical staffing competitors and HR departments traditionally do.

“Jim is incredibly enthusiastic about helping others,” said Cary Daniel, co-founder and director at NEXTAFF. “He has a drive and determination that pushes him to meet each challenge head-on, and he doesn’t stop until he’s found a workable solution to a problem. His devotion to helping others succeed, combined with our X-FACTOR™ method, is going to make amazing things happen for the Sonoma County workforce.”


NEXTAFF helps companies identify, evaluate and acquire quality talent through our proprietary X-FACTOR™ model. Our comprehensive approach is designed to outperform a typical staffing supplier model by up to five times. Each office is locally owned and operated, which allows our clients to work directly with owners in hiring quality talent. As the franchise division of Malone Workforce Solutions, NEXTAFF offers a variety of custom solutions to industrial, administrative, professional, information technology and healthcare industries. NEXTAFF’s goal is to enable clients to concentrate on their core business activities while we identify, evaluate and acquire quality talent.