Monthly Archives: February 2020

28 02, 2020

Tint World® toasts top 2019 franchises and charts future success at International Franchise Convention

2020-02-28T10:45:36-05:00February 28th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Annual awards and 2020 strategy highlight auto customization and window tinting franchise’s international industry event.

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Leading automotive customization and window tinting franchise Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ honored its top franchise owners at the company’s 12th annual International Franchise Convention in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, earlier this month.

The 2020 Tint World® International Franchise Convention featured a vendor trade show, seminars and training, and an awards banquet to recognize top-performing franchises.

“The annual convention is one of the highlights of the year for the Tint World® family,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, president and CEO of Tint World®. “We take some time to celebrate our success, but our franchise owners and the corporate team both are always focused on the future. The franchisees show up focused for the training and education we provide here at the convention, and it’s a chance for us to learn from them, too. The connections that we make at this event are a big inspiration to reach even further in 2020.”

Tint World® presented the following awards at the 2020 Tint World® International Franchise Convention:

  • Franchisee of the Year Award: Jeff and Penny Rackley (The Colony, Texas)
  • Best Performing Franchise Award: Pedro Flores (Midland, Texas)
  • Most Improved Franchise Award: Paul Sawhney (Baltimore)
  • Rookie of the Year Award: David “Kit” Pelletier (Jacksonville, North Carolina)
  • Local Marketing Impact Award: Pete and Barbra Muller (Longwood, Florida)
  • Top Gun Franchise Award: Tim and Stacy Kjaer (Medford/Long Island, New York)
  • Franchise Mentor of the Year Award: Austin Gurba (Lenexa, Kansas)
  • Franchise Ambassador of the Year Award (Canada): Trevor and Sue Dwyer (Ontario)
  • Franchise Ambassador of the Year Award (U.S.): Daniel Apicella (Greensboro, North Carolina)
  • Social Media Achievement Award: Randy and Austin Silver (Cary, North Carolina); Pete and Barbra Muller (Longwood, Florida); David “Kit” Pelletier (Jacksonville, North Carolina); Santiago and Dominica Rojas (Messapequa, New York); Todd and Michelle Simms (Saint Petersburg, Florida); Tim and Stacey Kjaer (Medford/Long Island); Paul Sawhney (Baltimore); Jeff Moolevliet (Coconut Creek, Florida); Michael Richards and Dylan Thiel (Rowlett, Texas)

Tim and Stacy Kjaer, co-owners of the Medford/Long Island store, along with store manager Kurt Kaufman, were once again honored as members of the $2 Million Club. The $1 Million Club included Jeff and Penny Rackley; Michael Richards and Dylan Thiel (Grapevine, Texas); Acey and Kerri Light (Lubbock, Texas); Santiago and Dominica Rojas (Massapequa, New York); and Randy and Austin Silver (Cary, North Carolina).

Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ offer sales and installation of auto and marine accessories, mobile electronics, audio video equipment, security systems, custom wheels and tire packages, window tinting, vehicle wraps, paint protection films, detailing services, nano ceramic coatings, maintenance and repair services, and more. Tint World® is also the leading provider of residential, commercial and marine computerized window tinting and security film services with locations throughout the U.S. and abroad, with franchise opportunities available worldwide.

About Tint World

Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ offer sales and installation of auto and marine accessories, mobile electronics, audio video equipment, security systems, custom wheels and tire packages, window tinting, vehicle wraps, paint protection films, detailing services, nano ceramic coatings, maintenance and repair services, and more. Tint World® is also the leading provider of residential, commercial and marine computerized window tinting and security film services with locations throughout the U.S. and abroad, with franchise opportunities available worldwide. To find out more, please visit www.tintworld.com and tintworldfranchise.com.

27 02, 2020

Richmond Pita Pit Grand Opening is Friday with $5 Pitas, Serving Fresh-Grilled Flavor-Filled™ Food to VCU Students and the Downtown Areas

2020-02-27T11:43:04-05:00February 27th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) students have a new place to work and eat in downtown Richmond as Jordan Anderson prepares for the grand opening of his very own Pita Pit, the alternative fast-food option that’s healthy and flavorful. The grand opening will take place Friday, February 28th at the restaurant location: 815 W. Cary Street near the VCU campus.

Anderson knew he wanted to open a business ever since watching CBS’s Undercover Boss. “I remember thinking it’s something I could do one day,” he said in an interview on his opening day.

The downtown Richmond area and VCU campus will enjoy $5 pitas all day February 28th to celebrate. “I’m also employing a lot of students,” said Anderson, “they are great ambassadors who support a healthy lifestyle. Go Rams!”

Consumer eating trends have shifted toward healthier options and Pita Pit has created an entire culture and proven franchise system to meet the growing demand. Pita Pit franchising is a great way to become part of the booming restaurant industry.

The fresh made-to-order pitas are completely customizable and Anderson couldn’t choose one favorite. Instead, he said he loves the gyro and chicken pesto. He added that Pita Pit includes Mediterranean options without pine nuts which is great for those with allergies.

I have fond memories of eating at the Pita Pit in my hometown of Mason City, Iowa so this is a dream come true,” said Anderson. “The Pita Pit franchise model gives me all the tools I need to be successful.”

About Pita Pit

Since opening its first restaurant in the U.S. in 1999, Pita Pit Inc. has continued to grow as one of the healthiest restaurant franchises in the country. Offering a healthier and more flavorful alternative to traditional fast-food, Pita Pit’s made-to-order pitas feature a customizable mix of freshly grilled protein, vegetables, cheeses and zesty sauces all flavorfully rolled into a delicious pita or salad. The company was founded in Ontario, Canada in 1995 and now boasts more than 580 locations across 11 countries, in 2019 Pita Pit landed on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 list. Learn more at www.pitapit.com.

25 02, 2020

YogaSix Surpasses 400 Signed Franchise Agreements

2020-02-25T11:23:55-05:00February 25th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Entrepreneurs Are Excited About the Boutique Yoga Brand with Its Inclusive, Modern Take on Yoga.

IRVINE, Calif. — YogaSix, the modern boutique yoga franchise, announced today that it has signed over 400 franchise agreements. YogaSix has 42 studios open currently and plans to open several hundred locations in the next few years.

The recently signed franchise agreements will bring YogaSix to several new markets including Texas, Florida, New York, and New Jersey among others. YogaSix also has signed a Master Franchise agreement in Saudi Arabia.

“We are ecstatic with how well YogaSix has been received among entrepreneurs in our first year of franchising,” said Lindsay Junk, President of YogaSix. “With everything going on in the world, people need yoga now more than ever and we cannot wait for our talented franchise partners to share YogaSix’s empowering, modern take on the practice with their communities.”

YogaSix aims to debunk the stereotype that often surrounds the practice of yoga to eliminate the intimidation factor that many people feel when trying yoga for the first time.  With modern-day yoga instruction, YogaSix offers diverse yoga and fitness programming that includes movement and intensity to help customers achieve their fitness goals. Utilizing modern language instead of Sanskrit and offering six core formats – Y6 101, Y6 Restore, Y6 Slow Flow, Y6 Hot, Y6 Power, and Y6 Sculpt Flow – YogaSix’s classes are meant to encompass every fitness level, whether the focus is on deep stretching, stress relief or breaking a sweat.

YogaSix is actively seeking qualified franchise partners in various cities across the nation. Headquartered in Irvine, CA, YogaSix is backed by Xponential Fitness, the largest boutique fitness brand with extensive experience in fitness franchising. YogaSix offers potential franchisees the opportunity to be part of a fresh brand with tremendous support, infrastructure and knowledge. The total investment to open a YogaSix franchise is $283,300$452,800.

For more information about the YogaSix franchise opportunity, please visit https://yogasix.com/franchise/.

ABOUT YOGASIX:

Founded in 2012, YogaSix is a boutique yoga brand that offers a broad range of heated and non-heated yoga classes, boot camp style fitness classes and meditation accessible to all. Class formats include Y6 101, Y6 Restore, Y6 Slow Flow, Y6Hot, Y6 Power, and Y6 Sculpt Flow. Classes at Yoga Six eliminate the intimidation factor that many people feel when trying yoga for the first time, offering a fresh perspective on one of the world’s oldest fitness practices. Headquartered in Irvine, California, YogaSix is backed by Xponential Fitness, the largest boutique fitness franchise brand. With modern-day yoga instruction, our diverse yoga and fitness programming includes movement and intensity to help customers achieve their fitness goals.  Visit www.yogasix.com/franchise to learn more.

25 02, 2020

Neighborly® Acquires Dryer Vent Wizard

2020-02-25T11:19:00-05:00February 25th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

Domestic acquisition expands franchisor to 24 brands, more than 3,900 franchise owners and over 900 associates across nine countries

WACO, Texas — Neighborly®, the world’s largest franchisor of home service brands, today announced the acquisition of Dryer Vent Wizard, a professional dryer vent cleaning services franchisor headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The addition includes almost 100 Dryer Vent Wizard franchise locations across the U.S. and Canada, bringing Neighborly’s network to more than 3,900 franchisees representing a total of 24 home service brands.

“We kicked off 2020 with a vision to ‘Own the Home’ through Neighborly’s community of home service experts, and welcoming Dryer Vent Wizard to our family of franchise brands marks an exciting milestone in this pursuit,” said Neighborly President and CEO Mike Bidwell. “In the 15 years since its inception, Dryer Vent Wizard’s cleaning, installation, inspection and repair service offerings have earned high customer satisfaction ratings. We see tremendous opportunities to grow the brand to the next level, making this a great partnership for all parties.”

As a result of this acquisition, Dryer Vent Wizard will now benefit from new tools for growth and enhanced exposure to Neighborly’s nine million customers who rely on Neighborly brands for everything from painting to plumbing and nearly everything in between.

“Every day, we look for opportunities to enhance value for our franchisees, our employees and our investors,” said Jason Kapica, President of Dryer Vent Wizard. “We believe that being a part of Neighborly will not only allow us to give back to our investors but will also bring added benefits to our Dryer Vent Wizard associates and franchisees, advancing us into the next growth stage of our business.”

The Dryer Vent Wizard franchise system was founded in 2004 by David Lavalle, who is also the founder of Neighborly’s own Mr. Handyman franchise network.

“As I’ve seen firsthand with Mr. Handyman, Neighborly has a proven track record of helping brands expand their presence to achieve growth goals through franchise development,” said Lavalle. “I’m excited that another brand I started is teaming up with this respected and successful franchisor, and I am eager to see Neighborly’s support help existing Dryer Vent Wizard franchisees realize their same store sales potential moving forward.”

Boxwood Partners acted as financial advisor to Dryer Vent Wizard. For more information about Neighborly’s service brands visit www.neighborlybrands.com.

About Neighborly®

Neighborly® is the world’s largest home services franchisor of 24 service brands and more than 3,900 franchise owners serving 9 million+ customers in nine countries, focused on repairing, maintaining and enhancing homes and businesses. The company operates online platforms that connect consumers to service providers in their local communities that meet their rigorous standards as a franchisor across 14 service categories at www.getneighborly.com in the United States and www.getneighbourly.ca in Canada. The company was founded in 1981 as Dwyer Group and is based in Waco, Texas. More information about Neighborly/Neighbourly, and its franchise concepts, is available at www.Neighborlybrands.com.

25 02, 2020

United Franchise Group Boasts Four Companies on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500

2020-02-25T11:08:13-05:00February 25th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Fully Promoted, Experimax, Transworld Business Advisors and Signarama Make Rank on 2020 List.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — United Franchise Group (UFG), a powerhouse association of multiple award-winning companies, announced four of its brands were named to Entrepreneur’s 2020 Franchise 500 List. Signarama® (No. 117), Transworld Business Advisors® (No. 119), Experimax® (No. 485) and Fully Promoted (No. 488) all earned spots on the 41st-annual edition of the magazine’s prestigious list.

“We have a tremendous amount of respect for Entrepreneur magazine, and to have four of our brands make this renowned list is an honor and very humbling,” said Ray Titus, CEO of the United Franchise Group entities. “Our company is successful because of the care we provide our franchisees and their willingness to respond to their customers in a quick and appropriate manner. That kind of family culture is one we’ve inspired at each of our brands, and it’s one that’s resonating with more and more entrepreneurs across the world.”

The 2020 Franchise 500 is an all-encompassing rankings list consisting of the most successful and well-performing franchise companies from July 31, 2018 to July 31, 2019.

In that timeframe, Transworld Business Advisors opened 20 franchise locations and experienced one of the largest year-to-year jumps of any Franchise 500 company. The business brokerage franchise moved from No. 257 in 2019 to No. 119 in 2020 – a 138-spot improvement and No. 1 in category.

Signarama was the top-ranked UFG brand on the 2020 list, coming in at No. 117. The business-service sign company also improved markedly from year-to-year – sliding up 95 spots from a No. 212 ranking in 2019.

Additionally, Fully Promoted made the Franchise 500 as one of only two embroidery and screen-printing brands, coming in at No. 488, while the electronic repairs and sales franchise Experimax made a return on the list at No. 485.

A record-breaking 1,105 companies supplied the necessary information to be considered for this year’s Franchise 500. Requirements for franchisors included: having a minimum of 10 open locations as of July 31, 2019; seeking new U.S. and/or Canadian franchisees; and having at least one unit in North America.

Rankings were determined by a detailed review of submissions from Entrepreneur’s editorial team and by using over 150 data points to produce a cumulative score. Franchises were ranked No. 1 to No. 500 based on the score they generated.

Backed by the synergy created with its fellow brands, Fully Promoted, Experimax, Transworld Business Advisors and Signarama are affiliate members of the award-winning United Franchise Group family of companies. Each member has the support needed to grow exponentially, both stateside and abroad, in the coming months and years.

ABOUT SIGNARAMA
Signarama, the world’s largest sign franchise, offers branding and messaging solutions in addition to comprehensive sign and graphic services to consumers and commercial customers – from business signs, vehicle wraps, and digital signs, to advertising and marketing services. Signarama is part of a successful system of business-to-business franchise brands and development services under the United Franchise Group (UFG). As part of a $49-billion-plus worldwide sign market, Signarama has been at the forefront of the sign industry for over three decades. For more information, visit www.signarama.com. For more information on the Signarama franchise opportunity, visit https://signaramafranchise.com/

About Transworld Business Advisors
Transworld Business Advisors is part of United Franchise Group of brands. With 40 years of business brokerage experience, Transworld Business Advisors is in the business of helping buyers and sellers connect, conduct franchise consulting, and franchise development. The company represents acquisition-minded corporations or individuals interested in owning their own company or franchise. From business brokerage to mergers and acquisitions, Transworld Business Advisors are business sale specialists that represent numerous listings across multiple industries. For more information on owning a Transworld franchise, visit www.tworldfranchise.com.

About Fully Promoted
Fully Promoted has more than 300 retail and office locations across the globe. The brand operates a full-service branded products and marketing service business and is the place to attract customers. From promotional products and embroidery to expert printing services, Fully Promoted can help take businesses to the next level. Recently, Fully Promoted introduced a professional office-based location that will allow franchisees to operate their business using a developed network of resources. To find the Fully Promoted nearest you, visit http://www.FullyPromoted.com, and for franchising opportunities, visit http://www.FullyPromotedFranchise.com.

About Experimax
Experimax specializes in the sale of certified pre-owned devices. Your local Experimax store can also repair, upgrade or buy your current device, and no appointment is necessary. Stores offer warranty programs, which takes the risk out of buying pre-owned. Experimax was founded by Jim Muir in 2009 and began franchising as one of United Franchise Group’s affiliated companies and brands in 2014. Today, there are more than 100 locations across the globe. Experimax stores can be found in Australia, Mexico, Columbia, Chile, South Africa, Canada, and Uruguay. For more information, visit www.experimax.com.

ABOUT UNITED FRANCHISE GROUP

Led by Founder and CEO Ray Titus, United Franchise Group is home to an affiliated family of brands, including Signarama, Fully Promoted, Experimax, Jon Smith Subs, SuperGreen Solutions, Transworld Business Advisors, Accurate Franchising, Venture X, The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill and Network Lead Exchange. With over three decades in the franchising industry and more than 1,600 franchisees throughout the world, United Franchise Group offers unprecedented leadership and solid business opportunities for entrepreneurs.

24 02, 2020

Money Mailer® Introduces Affordable Solo Mail – The Money Mailer® + One™ Postcard

2020-02-24T16:17:45-05:00February 24th, 2020|Tags: , , |

Innovative Direct Marketing Program Offers Amplified Customer Acquisition and Business Exposure.

CYPRESS, Calif. — Money Mailer®, a longtime leader in direct marketing, recently announced the launch of the all new Money Mailer® + One™ Postcard.

In working with the United States Postal Service*, Money Mailer® is now able to offer one, stand-alone postcard mailed along with, but not inside, the Money Mailer® shared mail envelope, for a very affordable price.  The postcard is the latest addition to Money Mailer’s® growing suite of print and digital marketing solutions and helps businesses gain exclusive exposure in their local community since only one may be mailed at a time.

The Money Mailer® + One™ Postcard is now available to help business owners tell their own unique story to Money Mailer’s® select audience.  Since only one postcard is mailed in conjunction with the Money Mailer® Shared Mail Envelope, advertisers can now reach their target audience for a fraction of the price of traditional solo mail.

With its glossy, 2-sided, full-bleed design, the Money Mailer® + One™ Postcard gives an advertiser a unique opportunity to stand out in mailboxes resulting in a higher response from consumers. The exclusivity The Money Mailer® + One™ Postcard provides gives entrepreneurs a clear marketing advantage over their competitors.

“Our specialty for the past 40 years has been executing marketing campaigns directly to the consumer’s mailbox, and for the past 20 years, focusing on supporting the consumer demand that Money Mailer® creates, with a fully-integrated, digital marketing program.  It’s the perfect omni-channel marketing program for businesses of all sizes. Now, with the introduction of the new Money Mailer® + One™ Postcard, we’re able to do this at an even deeper level,” said John Patinella, CEO of Money Mailer®. “This new solo mail postcard is a tool business owners can use to create a cohesive and impactful digital and direct mail marketing campaign.”

The launch of the Money Mailer® + One™ Postcard comes right at the time where Money Mailer® is celebrating its 40th Anniversary and a time where innovation and marketing engineering is at its highest in the company’s history. With four decades of experience helping businesses find success, Money Mailer® aims to continue providing a dynamic, multi-channel marketing program helping business owners achieve their goals.

To learn more about Money Mailer’s® suite of marketing products and solutions, visit moneymailer.com.

*Money Mailer® is a non-exclusive partner of the U.S. Postal Service.

About Money Mailer®

Money Mailer® is a leader in the U.S. direct marketing industry, has been certified for 12 consecutive years as a World-Class Franchise by the Franchise Research Institute and was Entrepreneur Magazine’s #1 Business Services/Advertising Services franchise in 2016. Money Mailer® delivers hyper-local savings to consumers through shared direct mail, postcard solo mail, mobile, online, email and social media, and helps businesses affordably and accurately reach these consumers. For more information, visit www.MoneyMailer.com

24 02, 2020

BrightStar Care Appoints New Chief Strategy Officer to Propel National Growth

2020-02-24T16:03:37-05:00February 24th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Dean Ulizio Joins Leadership Team as CSO.

CHICAGO — BrightStar Care, a national franchise specializing in providing A Higher Standard of Care in medical and non-medical in-home care services, has announced the promotion of Dean Ulizio to the role of Chief Strategy Officer (CSO).

Ulizio brings with him over 14 years’ experience with BrightStar Care. After joining the leading in-home heath care brand in 2006 as a franchisee in Colorado, Ulizio moved to the Franchise Support Center team in 2010 and led the overhaul of BrightStar Care’s technology at a time when the brand was experiencing rapid growth in sales and new units.  More recently, he has been serving as BrightStar Care’s Executive Vice President of Global Strategic Development. During that time, he was tasked with responsibility for new brands, product development, innovation pilots and growth through acquisitions. As Ulizio takes on his new role as CSO, his responsibilities will focus on developing and executing the company’s business strategy, including leading and sustaining strategic initiatives that drive top line growth. His overarching goal will be to continuously improve the BrightStar Care model offered to franchisees, driving quality, efficiency, standardization and growth.

“Dean comes with a depth of knowledge of the company and its history – making him well-suited for evaluating strategic growth opportunities and nurturing innovation,” said Shelly Sun, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of BrightStar Group Holdings, Inc.

In addition, Ulizio’s role will be imperative for driving strategic growth in BrightStar Senior Living communities and overseeing product development.

“BrightStar Care is well positioned to take advantage of today’s powerful healthcare industry trends for increased care in the home and more holistic solutions for people with complex needs,” said Ulizio. “It is an exciting time to be part of this team and have the opportunity to work with our partners to find new and better ways we can deliver the highest quality care to our clients.”

BrightStar Care recently announced a successful 2019 as it was awarded several new rankings, including Entrepreneur’s prestigious Franchise 500, the ninth consecutive year for BrightStar Care on the list.  Franchise Business Review named BrightStar Care a top franchise for 2020, marking its 10th year receiving the award. That milestone officially makes BrightStar Care the newest member of the Franchise Business Review’s Hall of Fame, rewarding franchises that have proven their dedication to corporate culture and franchisee success. The brand also hit its 14th consecutive year as a World Class Franchise, as determined by the Franchise Research Institute, and came in at No. 175 on Franchise Times’ Top 200 list. Topping the list, BrightStar Care has kept its recognition as the Enterprise Champion of Quality for the seventh year in a row, the only company to have received this designation from the Joint Commission every year since the award’s inception.

BrightStar Care offers both medical and non-medical private duty home care services, as well as medical staffing. Each BrightStar Care location employs a Registered Nurse as their Director of Nursing who tailors unique, personalized plans of care for each client and oversees a professional care team of well-qualified, experienced caregivers. The company began franchising in 2005, and it has since grown to a $500 million system with over 300 locations across the United States.

For more information about and BrightStar Care, please visit www.brightstarcare.com.

About BrightStar Care

Based in Chicago, BrightStar Care is a national private duty home care and medical staffing franchise with over 300 locations which provide medical and non-medical services to clients within their homes, as well as supplemental care staff to corporate clients. BrightStar Care franchise locations across the country employ over 2,500 registered nurses who play a unique role in overseeing the care for each individual client. In addition, BrightStar Care is the only national home care franchise to receive The Joint Commission’s Enterprise Champion for Quality award every year since the award’s inception.  In 2019, the company was ranked #1 by Forbes Magazine as the top franchise opportunity in the low investment category and ranked in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 for the 10th consecutive year. For more information on BrightStar Care please visit www.brightstarcare.com.

20 02, 2020

NaturaLawn of America Educates Montgomery County Homeowners Following Passage of the Healthy Lawns Act 52-14

2020-02-20T15:25:36-05:00February 20th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

The local company is the answer to deliver compliant, natural lawn care to area residents.

FREDERICK, Md.NaturaLawn of America, Inc. (NaturaLawn), the Leader in Organic-Based Lawn Care® and provider of Safer Lawn Care Naturally, announces its 100% Organic Alternative® program to area homeowners to ensure their lawns are compliant with the recently-passed Healthy Lawns Act 52-14.

The Healthy Lawns Act 52-14, passed by the Montgomery County Council, makes it illegal to use “cosmetic pesticides,” including synthetic weed, insect, or disease control products in lawn care materials, many of which are widely used by other area service providers to create so-called ‘perfect’ lawns.

Homegrown in Damascus since 1987 and now headquartered in Frederick, MD, NaturaLawn has pioneered the breakthrough into environmentally-responsible lawn care. For more than 30 years, NaturaLawn has been a crusader for healthy, environmental stewardship as opposed to chemical-laden approaches many competitors use. As part of its commitment to educate homeowners, NaturaLawn took a proactive approach over four years ago to develop the only tested and proven solution that would not just comply, but exceed Act 52-14’s requirements.

As the spring season approaches, NaturaLawn is the only local company able to give Montgomery County homeowners a safer, healthier lawn and lasting results that align with recent legislation and environmentally-responsible practices.

“At NaturaLawn, we are passionate about helping Montgomery County homeowners, and also being able to deliver the healthy lawns our customers desire while upholding the highest standards in environmentally-responsible materials,” said Phil Catron, President and Founder of NaturaLawn. “As an organization which originated in Montgomery County, we continue to take an aggressive, proactive approach to revolutionize the lawn care industry, develop the latest in organic, natural solutions, and bring our expertise to our customers.”

About NaturaLawn of America
Headquartered in Frederick, Maryland, NaturaLawn® of America is a national lawn care franchise system with 91 licenses, and servicing over 100,000 customers in 24 states and the District of Columbia. For more information about NaturaLawn and its environmentally-safer services, visit www.NaturaLawn.com.

20 02, 2020

Sandler Named Top Franchise By Franchise Business Review

2020-02-20T15:13:37-05:00February 20th, 2020|Tags: |

Sandler Also Named Top Franchise For Women.

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Franchise Business Review (FBR) has named Sandler #1 in the Business Services category for the second year in a row in their ranking of the Top 200 Best Franchises of 2020, which was announced last month.  In addition, FBR named Sandler (www.sandler.com) one of the Top 50 Franchises for Women.

Franchise Business Review surveys thousands of franchisees from hundreds of leading brands every year.  They then analyze the data from each brand using 33 benchmarking questions; this data creates what FBR calls an overall Franchisee Satisfaction Index.  Other contributing factors are the size of the franchise system and the percentage of franchisees that participated in the survey.  FBR has surveyed over 1,100 franchise brands, representing tens of thousands of franchisees; this makes their benchmark an extremely powerful tool.

As part of the Franchisee Satisfaction Index, they measure franchisee engagement and satisfaction in eight key areas:  Training & Support, Systems & Operations, Executive Leadership, Core Values, Franchisee Community, Self-Evaluation, Financial Opportunity, and General Satisfaction.

Ron Taylor, Vice President, Franchise Development for Sandler says, “This is the second year in a row that we’ve been named #1 in the Business Services category.  We are thrilled that our franchisees are so positive about our business and their businesses.  We continue to strive to make sure that our franchise network always has new programs and tools, via our strategic alliances, to bring their clients the best training that can be offered.”

About Sandler

Sandler dominates the global training market through an unparalleled network of more than 270 local offices worldwide and professionals in more than 30 countries, as well as a stellar Corporate Accounts division at the world headquarters.  Serving global enterprise organizations as well as small to medium-sized businesses, Sandler’s experts offer leading-edge expertise on a wide range of sales, sales management, leadership, and management topics. 

20 02, 2020

Spavia launches Sway Spa Concept

2020-02-20T15:05:37-05:00February 20th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , |

DENVER — Spavia, an innovator in the spa industry, is launching an all-new urban millennial brand, Sway. Providing guests with a multi-sensory spa experience, Sway will redefine the urban spa experience.

Nothing like Sway exists. From the moment millennials and urbanites walk through the door, they will relax and interact in the multi-sensory experience. Sway includes a panorama of visually engaging and immersive features, such as live plant walls, swings, illustrious murals, and innovative pods for quick massages and facials.

“Weaved throughout the spa experience will be customizable scent and music selections so guests can curate their journey at Sway and indulge themselves in ways not offered by other spas,” says founder and CEO, Marty Langenderfer. “A focus on experiential quality, along with modern visuals, is what Sway delivers to its guests.”

The concept of Sway comes from the founders of Spavia Day Spa, Allison and Marty Langenderfer. After a combined 30+ years in the spa industry, it became clear that Spavia needed an answer in the urban markets. Sway’s menu of treatments includes massages, facials, and additional boost options, including sensory add-ons to elevate the guest experience.

The genesis of Sway was inspired by the cultural centers of Barcelona, New York, and Southern California. Sway blends art, culture, and relaxation with Spavia’s spa expertise in order to deliver an exceptional experience.

“Millennials know where the culture is going, so we endeavored to leverage their insights and provide them into a spa environment that’s peaceful and relaxing but also playful and interactive,” said Marty.

About Sway

Sway is an urban-millennial spa concept that will offer multi-sensory spa experiences to guests. Sway’s menu of treatments includes massages, facials, and additional boost options, including sensory add-ons to elevate the guest experience.

Sway offers franchise opportunities across the United States. If you are interested in opening a spa franchise, please visit us at spaviadayspa.com/sway