Monthly Archives: June 2020

30 06, 2020

Senior Care Authority Aligns With the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP) to Educate Their Franchisees and Staff

2020-06-30T11:21:25-04:00June 30th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

PETALUMA, Calif. — Senior Care Authority has aligned with the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP) to educate their franchisees and staff.  The Certified Dementia Practitioner designation is well-known for its robust amount of information and skill-building to help caregivers and others on the front lines of supporting people living with dementia. The timing of these developments is perfect, as Senior Care Authority recognizes Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Currently, 80% of Senior Care Authority franchisees are certified, with the remaining ones completing the program this summer. Senior Care Authority franchisees have also achieved Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) status. New franchisees will also be required to complete both certifications.

These landmark certifications are part of the company’s ongoing efforts to increase their franchisees’ expertise in dementia strategies in addition to the comprehensive training which is a mandatory part of setting up a Senior Care Authority business. All new franchisees are provided with 70 hours of overall training in how to best be of service to the needs of seniors and their families, in addition to an additional required 12-hour training in Eldercare Consulting. Families are in very skilled and caring hands when working with a Senior Care Authority Advisor.

Senior Care Authority is a well-known senior placement and eldercare consulting organization and is often asked by publications for their expertise on senior care as was highlighted in a recent USA Today supplement. The company’s knowledgeable and compassionate advisors guide families as they navigate the challenges that arise while choosing appropriate care options for their loved ones. Highly trained, skilled, CDP and CSA certified staff members act as consultants to families to ensure they find the best long-term care options and care plans in their area based on the needs of each senior.

“Recognizing Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month is important for raising awareness and educating families about dementia. Dementia is a reality for far too many seniors. The caring team at Senior Care Authority understands the challenges of living with dementia. We do everything in our power to help families place their loved ones with senior care that offers a chance at the quality of life they deserve in their golden years,” said Frank Samson, CEO of Senior Care Authority.

About Senior Care Authority

Founded in 2009 and expanding in late 2014 through franchising, the company currently serves 75 locations in 24 states and Canada. The network is comprised of professionally trained and experienced local advisors who assist families with the overwhelming challenges associated with selecting the best options in assisted living, memory care, nursing care and other long-term care services. Learn more at

30 06, 2020

Molly Maid® Pivots Amidst COVID-19 Concerns and Introduces New Contactless Services

2020-06-30T11:12:37-04:00June 30th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Molly Maid, The Nation’s Leading Residential Cleaning Company, Offers Digital Scheduling and Online Estimating Programs.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — This month, Molly Maid, a Neighborly company and the nation’s leading residential cleaning franchise, has introduced a new, system-wide initiative to create a safer and more social-distanced experience for both customers and service professionals. Molly Maid is implementing digital scheduling and estimating programs in an attempt to decrease the amount of physical interaction between service professionals and customers.

The contactless services, digital scheduling and estimating programs, allow service professionals to set up appointments and provide estimates without having to step foot in the customers’ homes. This is a necessary shift in continuing to improve the already robust service offerings and customer experience that Molly Maid is known for. Molly Maid is offering this to homeowners to provide the opportunity for a contact-free and more streamlined experience for Molly Maid customers across the nation.

“We are always looking for ways to enhance our processes and provide our homeowners with the best customer service possible,” said Molly Maid President Mary Kay Liston. “Contactless services and digital options were the natural next step to complement our dedication to those we serve. These initiatives give customers the opportunity to streamline the process in a thoughtful and convenient way.”

For additional safety precautions, Molly Maid franchises’ office personal are following industry wide guidance and are now asking homeowners a series of questions to gauge necessary precautions before dispatching a team to the home, as well as recommending that all service professionals are properly distanced throughout the duration of their work day. All equipment that cannot be laundered is wiped down between each home and sanitized cloths are used in each home to prevent cross contamination from one home to another.

Molly Maid continues to strategize effective ways to enrich the services offered to customers. To learn more about Molly Maid’s new initiatives and how the brand is implementing them, you can visit

About Molly Maid®

Molly Maid® is a residential cleaning franchise that collectively cleans more than 1.7 million U.S. homes annually. Franchising since 1984, there are more than 490 Molly Maid units operating in the United States. Acquired in 2015, Molly Maid is part of Neighborly®, the world’s largest home services franchisor of 24 service brands (including Neighborly umbrella service brand) and 3,900 franchise owners serving 9 million+ customers in nine countries, focused on repairing, maintaining and enhancing homes and businesses.  Molly Maid established the Ms. Molly Foundation in 1996 to raise awareness and support for victims of domestic violence. Neighborly brands are found at For more information about Molly Maid, visit To learn about franchising opportunities with Neighborly, click here.

30 06, 2020

JAN-PRO Keeps Employees Safe as America Begins Reopening

2020-06-30T10:59:38-04:00June 30th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

The largest commercial cleaning franchise in the country emphasizes that employees must be protected.

ATLANTA — JAN-PRO, the largest commercial cleaning franchise brand in the country with over 8,000 small business owners, is taking on the responsibility of keeping employees across the nation safer as parts of the United States begin reopening. While the brand has always placed importance on a clean and healthy workspace, now more than ever JAN-PRO is emphasizing to employers across the country how important it is to take action and keep workspaces clean in order to protect their employees. Holding the responsibility of keeping frontline workers and facilities safe, JAN-PRO created the EnviroShield system nearly a decade ago.  The EnviroShield system uses the latest in cleaning products and delivery systems to provide disinfection to areas often missed by traditional cleaning services.

Business owners looking to re-open are strongly advised to put into place enhanced sanitation protocols for the workplace. JAN-PRO has been keeping workplaces clean since 1991 with innovative technology and proven systems. With a demonstrated history of leading the industry, JAN-PRO was the first brand in commercial cleaning to adopt a color-coded system so that germs from one part of the workplace are not brought into another. Most recently, JAN-PRO’s new EnviroShield system is helping local franchisees disinfect during a time when disinfection is most critical.

The EnviroShield system is the same cleaning process used to sanitize hospital operating rooms. It utilizes an electrostatic sprayer and allows disinfectant to reach more areas on a microscopic level. The disinfectant receives an electric charge which helps it bind to surfaces and reach areas that traditional sprayers and applicators cannot reach. After the disinfectant is sprayed, JAN-PRO applies a surface treatment that helps prevent bacteria and viruses from living on the surface. If this treatment is not disrupted or soiled, it can last for up to 6 months.

“A clean workspace is not a luxury, it’s something that all responsible business owners need to provide for their employees,” said Gary Bauer, president of JAN-PRO. “We hope that, as businesses begin to reopen, they let our professionals help keep their offices or facilities safer for their employees. Now more than ever, your standard cleaning routines may not provide the protection that employees need. Our advanced technology brings workers the peace of mind that the job has been done right so employees can return to work with confidence.”

While JAN-PRO recommends regular services to help ensure the safety of employees, they are also offering one-time EnviroShield cleanings for business owners to protect their space and employees before reopening. The brand’s regular products and services leverage technology and the most advanced equipment, including HEPA-rated vacuums that filter out 99.9% of particles from the air and microfiber cloths that are color coded to reduce cross contamination. The 3-step process includes a complete and measurable 50-point inspection, and the EnviroShield treatment adds yet another layer of defense to this process.


Founded in 1991, JAN-PRO is the largest commercial cleaning franchise in the country with over 8,000 small business owners. The commercial cleaning brand culture is built on trust, reliability and excellence in cleaning. JAN-PRO requires its franchise owners to complete extensive training on JAN-PRO brand standards, the latest technologies, JAN-PRO branded programs, and the latest cleaning techniques and a checklist of services. The combination of proprietary processes like the EnviroShield® disinfecting process — the same cleaning process used to sanitize hospital operating rooms — an extensive cleaning regimen each visit, and ongoing training keep the JAN-PRO brand the leader in commercial cleaning. For more information, please visit

30 06, 2020

FASTSIGNS International Inc. Honored As Gold Recipient Of The 2020 Awards Of Excellence By Canadian Franchise Association

2020-06-30T10:45:04-04:00June 30th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Award-winning Franchisor Recognized by Canadian Franchisees for Outstanding Support and Training. 

CARROLLTON, TexasFASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, announced today it has been recognized by the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) as a gold recipient of the Awards of Excellence in Franchising in the category of Traditional Franchises, and also was honored with the 2020 Franchisees’ Choice Designation. FASTSIGNS has been recognized by the CFA for the eighth consecutive year for its strong relationship with Canadian franchisees, as well as extensive franchisee support and training.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by Canadian Franchise Association and our incredible franchisees for this esteemed honor once again,” said Mark Jameson, EVP of Franchise Support and Development, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. “We’ve had a presence in Canada for more than two decades, and we attribute our growth and positive brand recognition across the country to our dedicated franchisees. While they continue to fulfill the visual communications needs in their communities, we’re committed to providing them will all of the tools and resources needed for them to succeed. We are grateful for the ongoing support of our FASTSIGNS family, and we look forward to supporting their endeavors and business goals for years to come.”

The annual CFA Awards of Excellence in Franchising are awarded to franchisors that continue to demonstrate their dedication to superior franchisee leadership, strong franchisee relations, support, training, marketing and more. To determine the winners, franchisees had been asked to assess their franchisor.

“I’ve been with FASTSIGNS for nearly fifteen years, and the support I’ve received from the franchisor, in many aspects of my business, is fantastic. From strategic direction to marketing, along with vendor relations, technology and more, the tools and resources provided have continuously contributed to my center’s ongoing growth,” said Craig Gibbs, who opened a FASTSIGNS center in Scarborough, Ontario in 2007. “I am very satisfied with FASTSIGNS and am a proud advocate. I look forward to our combined efforts as we strive to grow the successful organization.”

FASTSIGNS currently has more than 35 centers throughout Canada, with additional centers slated to open in North Burnaby BC and Ontario in the coming months. The brand projects opening up to five new centers each year over the next several years and is actively seeking prospective franchisees throughout the country, including a Master Franchisee to develop in Quebec.

FASTSIGNS is known in the industry for equipping its franchisees with tools vital to securing the ongoing success of each individual location. FASTSIGNS partners with 1HUDDLE, a workforce-training platform that converts unique training content into science-backed, quick-burst training games that are proven to accelerate workforce productivity. Additionally, FASTSIGNS offers a special incentive for first responders, including paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers, sheriffs, and firefighters, which includes a 50-percent reduction on the franchise fee — a savings of $24,875.

FASTSIGNS is consistently ranked as a top franchise opportunity. In 2020, Entrepreneur magazine named FASTSIGNS the #1 franchise opportunity in its category and #55 overall on its annual Franchise 500® list, making it the only sign, graphics, and visual communications franchise to be recognized in the top 100. Additionally, Franchise Gator named FASTSIGNS to its Top 100 Franchises of 2020 list. In 2019, Entrepreneur named FASTSIGNS one of the Top Franchises for Veterans and the brand also was recognized in Franchise Business Review’s Top Franchises for Veterans report, was named to the America’s Best Franchises to Buy list by Forbes magazine, and made Franchise Direct’s list of the Top 100 Franchises. Franchise Business Review also has recognized FASTSIGNS as one of the “Best of the Best” for franchisee satisfaction for the last 10 years and its Top 50 Franchises for Women and Top Service Franchises lists in 2019. The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) awarded FASTSIGNS International, Inc. the Franchisees’ Choice Designation for the seventh consecutive year for its strong relationship with Canadian franchisees, as well as extensive franchisee training and support.

Visit to see the full list of 2020 Top Franchises. For information about the FASTSIGNS franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson ( or 214-346-5679).

About the Canadian Franchise Association
The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) helps everyday Canadians realize the dream of building their own business. CFA advocates on issues that impact this dream on behalf of more than 700 corporate members and over 40,000 franchisees from many of Canada’s best-known and emerging franchise brands. Beyond its role as the voice of the franchise industry, CFA strengthens and develops franchising by delivering best-practice education and creating rewarding connections between Canadians and the opportunities in franchising. Canadian franchises contribute over $100 billion per year to the Canadian economy and create jobs for more than 1.9 million people. Learn more at or


FASTSIGNS International, Inc. celebrates its 35th anniversary in business in 2020 as the leading sign and visual communications franchisor in North America, and is the worldwide franchisor of more than 725 independently owned and operated FASTSIGNS® centers in 9 countries including the United States and Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, Canada, Chile, Grand Cayman, the United Arab Emirates, Malta, France and Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE®).

FASTSIGNS locations provide comprehensive signage and visual graphic solutions to help companies of all sizes and across all industries attract more attention, communicate their message, promote their products, help visitors find their way and extend their branding across all of their customer touch points. FASTSIGNS has been ranked the #1 franchise opportunity in its category in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 for the past four years, a 2019 Top Franchises for Veterans by Franchise Business Review and a 2019 America’s Best Franchises to Buy list by Forbes magazine.

Learn more about sign and visual graphic solutions or find a location at Follow the brand on LinkedIn at, Twitter @FASTSIGNS or Facebook at For information about the FASTSIGNS franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson ( or call 214.346.5679).

30 06, 2020

Pet Supplies Plus Pays it Forward with Food & Toy Donations, Announces 4 Months of Additional Shelter Support

2020-06-30T10:20:03-04:00June 30th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Neighborhood Pet Store Franchise Sets Goal to Sponsor at least 500 Pet Adoptions in Communities Nationwide.

LIVONIA, Mich. — Known as America’s Favorite Neighborhood Pet Store, Pet Supplies Plus has outlined big plans to give back in 500+ communities over the next four months. Local outreach initiatives include:

  • July: Pet Supplies Plus has partnered with multiple pet food brands to provide shelters, rescues and adoption organizations around the country with over 16,000 bags of cat and dog food valued at over $200,000 and more than 17,000 pet toys, valued at over $180,000.
    • The food and toys will arrive in Pet Supplies Plus stores the week of July 5-10, to be delivered to organizations near and dear to the local store’s heart in the days following. Partners involved in the initiative include Blue Buffalo, Stella & Chewy, Science Diet, Diamond, Natural Balance, Nutri Source, Whole Earth Farms, Nestle Purina, Mars Petcare, Wellpet and KONG.
  • August: Pet Supplies Plus will partner will Hill’s Science Diet to help support the Clear the Shelters initiative, which is a community-driven, nationwide pet adoption campaign dedicated to placing pets with the perfect animal-loving home.
  • September: The brand, along with local store owners and operators, also established a goal to sponsor at least 500 pet adoptions come September. The neighborhood retailer, celebrating a growth milestone amid the opening of its 500th location, plans to help at least 500 pets find their forever home, by covering their adoption fees or related expenses.
  • October: Pet Supplies Plus locations across the nation will host local adoption events in-store to honor National Adopt-A-Shelter Dog Month – with surprises in-store from pet partner, KONG.

Pet Supplies Plus offers a wide array of natural pet foods and a variety of Made in the USA pet consumables, such as wet and dry food, treats, rawhide and chews. Set in welcoming neighborhood environments, Pet Supplies Plus team members get to know their neighbors and pets by name at every store.

“Pets have the power to bring people together and provide comfort and joy in the homes of our neighbors and within their communities,” said Chris Rowland, Chief Executive Officer of Pet Supplies Plus. “We wanted to leverage the relationships we have with our network of generous pet partners to help support local organizations and shelters facing extra challenges right now. We’re incredibly humbled to have the platform and ability to support our neighbors and their pets through these outreach efforts. Given our neighborhood and community focus, we felt it was the most appropriate way to commemorate our growth.”

In an effort to offer more convenient shopping options for pet parents, the majority of Pet Supplies Plus stores nationwide are offering delivery services, bringing pet food and supplies directly to homes, as well as free 2-hour curbside pickup. While pet parents can still go into the stores to shop, they can also order online and drive to their nearest location, where a team member will bring the items to their vehicle.

About Pet Supplies Plus

Pet Supplies Plus is focused on making it easier to get better products for your pet. With nearly 500 locations in 34 states, the stores have a streamlined design making it easy to navigate a wide assortment of natural foods, hard goods and pet services. Headquartered in Livonia, MI., Pet Supplies Plus is ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s Annual Franchise 500® list as the Top Full-Service Pet Supplies Franchise for its exceptional performance in areas including financial strength, growth rate and system size. For more information visit

29 06, 2020

Caring is Her Calling: Omaha Resident Honored with National Caregiver of the Year Award

2020-06-29T10:12:30-04:00June 29th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

FirstLight Home Care CEO drives nearly 1,500 miles to recognize Stephanie King for outstanding dedication, service and integrity.

OMAHA, Neb. — FirstLight Home Care, an award-winning provider of non-medical home care, named Omaha resident Stephanie King its 2020 National Caregiver of the Year. Stephanie, with FirstLight Home Care of Omaha, was presented the accolade this week during a personal visit from the company’s CEO and co-founder Jeff Bevis, along with his wife, Maribeth.

The Caregiver of the Year award is usually presented at an annual gala during FirstLight Home Care’s national conference. However, due to COVID-19, the conference was postponed. Jeff and Maribeth wanted to give Stephanie the recognition she deserved in person, so they hit the road and made a special trip, driving nearly 1,500 miles to honor this special caregiver.

FirstLight has more than 5,000 caregivers nationwide, with nominations for the award coming in from all over the country. Caregiver of the Year nominees were evaluated based on dependability, advocacy, empathy, quality of service and compassion toward clients. Stephanie was nominated by FirstLight Home Care of Omaha owner Jaye Firmature McCoy.

“Stephanie has been making a difference in people’s lives for a long time, and she absolutely deserves this honor,” said Jaye. “She came to FirstLight nearly three years ago with 15 years of in-home care experience. Back then, we had no idea the impact she would have on our clients, our office staff and our business.”

Jaye goes on to say that Stephanie has excellent personal and companion caregiving skills. She embraces every client as if they were her own family, and she connects with them on a personal level. She not only cares for her clients, but she also provides warmth, understanding and support to the family caregivers she works with every day.

“Stephanie is intelligent, intuitive, kind, compassionate, hardworking, reliable, cheerful, and physically and emotionally strong. And she handles every situation with impeccable grace and patience.”

Jaye added, “We are so grateful that the CEO of our franchise organization drove such a long way to personally present this award to our Caregiver of the Year. It really validates how much we truly do believe, from the top down, in our Culture of Care.”

FirstLight caregivers like Stephanie help seniors and other adults with many needs – from personal hygiene and household duties such as cooking, light housekeeping and running errands, to respite and dementia care. For more information, visit

About FirstLight Home Care

FirstLight Home Care is a leading provider of non-medical home care, helping individuals in 36 states achieve the quality of life they deserve. FirstLight is a lifeline not only for seniors, but for people recovering from illness, injury or surgery, adults with disabilities, veterans, busy families, and anyone 18 and older who needs personal or companion care services. FirstLight Home Care’s mission is to deliver exceptional, compassionate care provided by extraordinary people so that all those who are served may age with comfort, dignity and independence in the place they call home. FirstLight is also proud to champion the family caregivers who give countless hours of care to their loved ones every day by providing the resources and support needed to help them maintain balance in their own lives. Visit

25 06, 2020

Pet Supplies Plus Reports Strong Mid-Year Development Numbers

2020-06-25T13:19:32-04:00June 25th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Pet Retailer Continues Franchise Growth Amid COVID Thanks to Omnichannel Shopping Experience.

LIVONIA, Mich. — Pet Supplies Plus, the largest independent pet retailer in North America, accepted 12 new franchise agreements and one independent pet conversion in the first half of 2020.

The signed agreements will result in 20 new locations for America’s favorite neighborhood pet store, including the brand’s first venture into the state of Washington. Other state developments agreed to this year include Texas, Massachusetts, California and Illinois.

“When you join the Pet Supplies Plus family, you’re entering a recession-resistant industry that’s been growing for decades. You’re also joining a fantastic leadership team dedicated to helping its owners succeed – whether it be in merchandising, marketing, eCommerce, supply chain, promotions, pricing, managing social media and more,” said CEO Chris Rowland. “We’ll be celebrating our 500-store opening this year, which speaks to the strength of our growing brand and the high rewards that franchising with us offers.”

Part of Pet Supplies Plus’ development success can be attributed to its robust online ordering platform, which has been on full display since COVID-19 hit.

While Pet Supplies Plus locations, deemed essential businesses, remained opened during the pandemic, many owners transitioned focus to the online ordering, free curbside pickup in which customers only had to open their trunk and offering same day delivery as well. With a system capable of handling the influx of online traffic, the franchise’s ecommerce growth skyrocketed – jumping 2,275% from January 2020 to April 2020.

As consumers increasingly opt for an online ordering experience, Pet Supplies Plus demonstrated the strength and capabilities of its omni-channel shopping experience to neighbors, an endearing term used to refer to its customers. This service allows neighbors to shop with Pet Supplies Plus how and when they want.

Pet Supplies Plus is also well known for its high touch, interactive in-store shopping experience, which did not waver when the pandemic hit. The franchise diligently followed CDC guidelines and quickly implemented appropriate safety measures. All of which allowed Pet Supplies Plus to remain a one-stop-shop for all pet grocery needs, products, toys and services.

“We experienced it during the recession, and we’ve seen it through the first half of this year: the needs and desires of pet parents to provide for their pets remains steadfast,” said CEO Chris Rowland. “Pets are family members, and while neighbors stocked up on essentials during this pandemic, they also visited our stores for an escape. We’re a quick trip for treats, toys and free resources to keep neighbors’ dogs, cats and small pets feeling loved.”


Pet Supplies Plus is focused on making it easier to get better products for your pet. With nearly 500 locations in 34 states, the stores have a streamlined design making it easy to navigate a wide assortment of natural pet foods, goods and services. Headquartered in Livonia, Mich., PSP ranked No. 50 in Entrepreneur magazine’s 41th Annual Franchise 500® list as the Top Full-Service Pet Supplies Franchise for the sixth year running for its exceptional performance in areas including financial strength and stability, growth rate and system size.

For more information on the Pet Supplies Plus franchise opportunity, visit or contact Christine Schultz at (734) 793-6656 or

24 06, 2020

Mosquito Joe Launches Eighth Annual Beat the Bloodsuckers Campaign in Honor of Mosquito Control Awareness Week

2020-06-24T11:05:24-04:00June 24th, 2020|Tags: , , |

Owners Nationwide will Work with Non-Profits Nothing But Nets or Local Blood Banks June 21-27.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Mosquito Joe, a Neighborly company, and one of the nation’s leading mosquito control companies, has launched its annual philanthropic campaign. The eighth annual Beat the Bloodsuckers campaign will take place June 21-27, 2020, in honor of the American Mosquito Control Association’s Mosquito Control Awareness Week.

Across 335 locations, participating Mosquito Joe franchise locations will give back to their communities in one of two ways:

  • Franchise owners who choose to work with Nothing But Nets will donate $10 for every new customer serviced during Mosquito Control Awareness Week. This donation sends two life-saving mosquito nets to those who live at risk of contracting malaria in areas such as sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Franchise owners who choose to work with the American Red Cross or a local blood bank will donate 10 percent of new customer sales during Mosquito Control Awareness Week to the respective organization.

Since 2013, Mosquito Joe franchise owners have collectively donated more than $200,000 in charitable giving through the Beat the Bloodsuckers campaign. Over the four years of Mosquito Joe’s partnership with Nothing But Nets, the generosity of the Mosquito Joe community has raised more than $105,000 and provided over 29,400 insecticide-treated mosquito nets to families in need.

“Every year our franchise owners look forward to Mosquito Control Awareness Week to rally together to raise awareness and funds that benefit our domestic and global communities,” said Mosquito Joe President, Lou Schager. “With families spending time in their homes now more than ever, we are passionate about making sure each home’s outdoor space is itch-free and fun for everyone. Through Mosquito Control Awareness Week, we are able to educate our customers on the real dangers of mosquitoes and how they can protect themselves and their families.”

To request a quote, visit our website. Or, if you’d like to make a personal donation to the Beat the Bloodsuckers campaign benefitting Nothing But Nets, click here.

About Mosquito Joe®:

Dedicated to making outside fun again by eliminating mosquitoes, ticks and fleas from customer’s yards, Mosquito Joe®, a Neighborly company, is a leader in the outdoor pest control industry. The brand was founded in 2010 and has since expanded to over 335 locations throughout the U.S. Acquired in 2018, Mosquito Joe is part of Neighborly, the world’s largest home services franchisor of 24 service brands and more than 4,000 franchise owners serving 10 million+ customers in nine countries, focused on repairing, maintaining and enhancing homes and businesses. Neighborly brands are found at www. For more information about Mosquito Joe, visit To learn about franchising opportunities with Neighborly, click here.

19 06, 2020

New Franchise Owner Re-Launches Bold, Bad Ass Coffee Brand

2020-06-19T11:51:12-04:00June 19th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

After a year of rebuilding under new ownership, Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii re-launches new brand, opens first redesigned store near Salt Lake City, Utah.

DENVER — It’s Badass! Royal Aloha Coffee Company (RACC), the new visionary franchise owner of Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii, has opened its first, new location featuring the ground-up brand rebuild of the iconic Hawaiian coffee franchise. Since purchasing the assets of the franchise company in July 2019, RACC has developed more than an inspired new logo, packaging and in-store design, it has rebuilt operations and the franchisee support system with a new business model, new products and pre-packaged, branded coffees for purchase.

Marking the national launch of Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii, last week RACC opened its flagship store in West Jordan, Utah, just outside Salt Lake City. The first of the rebranded stores, the new store features a Hawaiian store décor that reflects an authentic Hawaiian vibe that is fresh, cool, and full of badass attitude.

After moving its headquarters from Utah to Denver, Colo., last year, the RACC brand management team began working to build a solid foundation to reintroduce the iconic brand. RACC has rejuvenated the brand from top to bottom with a contemporary logo that reflects its retro Hawaiian roots, graphics packaging and new store design and décor. Investments in marketing, the franchise business model, new products and reliable franchise operations support were all designed to support the franchisee and increase profitability for the chain. The company plans to relocate its distribution operation to Denver late this summer.

“There’s an enduring love and consumer connection with this brand that has extended far beyond its current locations, and that’s very exciting,” said Scott Snyder, CEO of Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii. “We’re committed to growing this brand by sharing the warm Hawaiian hospitality and culture of the Aloha Spirit in our stores and by selling American-grown Hawaiian coffees and other premium international blends to coffee lovers everywhere in an environment where you can relax, be yourself and fuel your inner badass.”

Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii was founded on the Big Island of Hawaii in 1989 and named for the generations of donkeys of Kona, Hawaii, whose bellows could be heard as they carried their precious loads of coffee beans down the steep volcanic mountain sides.  The native people of Kona named these hard-working donkeys the “Bad Ass Ones” because of their reliably strong, but stubborn nature.

Franchising on the mainland since 1995, Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii currently has 24 locations in the U.S. and Japan. With no significant design upgrades to the stores for over 25 years, 2020 marks the year that the brand will roll out a new and authentic evolution of the Bad Ass Coffee brand while still honoring the heritage and history of providing premium coffee from their longstanding partnerships with Hawaiian coffee farmers.

“We take our Hawaiian roots very seriously,” said Snyder. “Our brand would not have the following that it does today without a commitment to quality coffees produced by relationships developed with multi-generation Hawaiian Coffee farmers. Their dedication to their craft produces some of the world’s finest coffees which we’re proud to share at Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii.”

The task of new brand development, new packaging, and new store design was awarded to the Girvin Agency founder, Tim Girvin – a living legend in the brand design systems space. The brand package was released internally in December 2019. New packaging designs appeared online in March 2020 along with a store redesign package that was presented to existing and potential franchisees.  

“We have aggressive growth plans to expand our franchise network on the mainland and to re-establish a strong presence in Hawaii,” said Snyder. “We are also pursuing multi-channel growth of our brand through grocery, hospitality and online sales channels.”

About Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii

Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii was born on the “Big Island” of Hawaii in 1989 as a popular spot where locals would come together to enjoy freshly roasted and brewed 100% Kona coffee that was grown and harvested nearby. Today, Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii is dedicated to introducing and sharing the delicate, yet flavorful and deliciously aromatic premium Hawaiian coffees with a kick from the “Big Island”, Maui, Kauai, Molokai and Oahu through franchises in the US and Japan. Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii stores also serve popular blended drinks, teas, food, other select international premium coffees and popular branded merchandise. The company is committed to providing exceptional service and sharing the warm hospitality of the Aloha Spirit in a Hawaiian setting that allows customers to relax, enjoy themselves and fuel their inner Badass. 

Bad Ass Coffees are sold in franchise stores as well as online and will soon be available through grocery, hospitality and specialty retail channels. The Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii brand and franchise is owned by Royal Aloha Franchise Company, LLC.  For more information, visit  Stay connected to Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii on Facebook and Instagram

18 06, 2020

Assisted Living Locators Goes Purple To Support Alzheimer’s Association’s The Longest Day

2020-06-18T10:36:21-04:00June 18th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Company Changes Logo To Purple, Franchisees Nationwide Take Purple Pledge To Raise Awareness, Funds for Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

PHOENIX — Assisted Living Locators, a nationwide senior placement and referral service, will “go purple” to support Alzheimer’s Association’s  The Longest Day, June 20. The company will change its logo to purple and its 140 franchise offices across the U.S. will join the movement by taking the Purple Pledge, promising to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s and dementia this month.

The color purple has been chosen to help raise Alzheimer’s awareness as The Alzheimer’s Association encourages people to “Go Purple with a Purpose” throughout the month. The height of the fundraising efforts takes place on the longest day of the year, the summer solstice on June 20. The Longest Day event shines light on the 5.7 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and the more than 16 million family members and friends providing care and support.

In June, Assisted Living Locators will change it company logo to purple on its corporate website and franchisee social media channels to show solidarity for those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The purple logo will be displayed until the end of Dementia Awareness Week on July 10.

Additionally, Assisted Living Locators senior care advisors will wear purple and share photos on social media, as well as participate in a variety of Longest Day fund-raising and dementia care education events. The company recently became the first senior placement service to achieve dementia care system-certification to help families find, at no cost, independent living, assisted living, and memory care options.

“With a nationwide network of senior care advisors that are dementia care certified, we have the opportunity to make a positive impact in raising awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia care in communities across the country,” said Angela Olea, Assisted Living Locators CEO RN.  “Our dementia care training enables us to provide much-needed support to families, educating them about the disease and what facilities are best suited for their loved ones.”

If you’re noticing changes in your loved one’s cognitive health and have questions about dementia care, speak to an Assisted Living Locators Senior Care Advisor at 877-266-7788 or visit