December 2021 Issue

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Island Fin Poké: Embodying the Entrepreneurial Spirit One Poké Bowl at a Time

While over 20 years of management experience, including working in the restaurant industry as a teenager and owning a full-service 150-seat restaurant, has helped Geoff Garrity grow his Sarasota, Florida, Island Fin Poké location, there is one significant element that has acted as a driving force behind all his decisions: passion. By Brianna Bohn


Mosquito Sheriff: A Day in the Life of a Franchisee

In February of this year, Brian Martin was one of the first franchise owners of a completely green, completely natural pest control company, Mosquito Sheriff. Martin was no stranger to the entrepreneurial world and had been operating a Patrice & Associates hospitality staffing franchise since 2017. This was a completely different franchise opportunity than what he was used to, and that interested him. By Elice Morgenson


Runningboards Marketing: Scalability

Runningboards Marketing® (RBM) provides businesses with a unique way to drive messages to where the consumers are. When businesses use the brand’s digital advertising vehicle (DAV®), they can reach more customers and get ahead of the competition. The advertisements are mobile, customizable and trackable. By Nancy E. Williams


BrightStar Care: Recognition for Exceptional Service

Focused on providing unparalleled medical and non-medical services to clients within their homes, as well as supplemental care staff to corporate clients, BrightStar Care, a private duty home care and medical staffing franchise, recently recognized eight members of its national team for their exceptional service. By Jessica Petrucelli


Paul Davis Restoration: Franchisees Rescue a Historic Home

When Brent and Abby Thompson launched a Paul Davis Restoration franchise in July 2017, their mission was to make a difference in people’s lives. Former owners of a facilities management company, the couple recognized a need for property restoration in the area and switched gears after realizing their personal strengths aligned perfectly with the company’s focus on customer service. By Jessica Petrucelli


Wisdom Senior Care: Sharing Wisdom

Since closing its first franchise in 2017, Wisdom Senior Care – a full-service, at-home senior care company – has awarded seven other franchises and has a goal of opening 10 more in 2022. The brand, which is known for its reliable, compassionate caregivers and its high-quality franchisee support and training, is deeply passionate about giving back to others. By Brianna Bohn


MADabolic: Community Solidarity

Corbin Jennings opened his first MADabolic studio in Arlington, Virginia, five years ago. Following Jennings’ second studio opening, Eric Bolden came on board as general manager in 2019. Since joining forces, the powerhouse team has gone full steam ahead, with two additional locations set to open late this year and another five in the pipeline. By Lizzy Yeserski


Moving U & Junk U: Making the Right Move Pays Off

Dylan Cook and Steven Roscioli, co-founders and owners of Moving U & Junk U, were headed down a different road at West Chester University when they discovered that their part-time jobs could evolve into a big business. “When we first started, I was a sophomore in college, and Steve was planning on going to medical school,” said Cook, CEO of Moving U & Junk U. By Heidi Lubrani


Russo’s NY Pizzeria: A Lifelong Passion for Pizza

Randy McCoy found his lifelong passion for culinary arts, specifically pizza, right down the street from his childhood home. “Russo’s Pizzeria’s first location was just a few blocks away from where I grew up. My brother and I used to go in and order pizza. One day, the owner, Anthony Russo, offered us jobs. That was my very first job. He had a big influence on me – he was the reason I wanted to become an entrepreneur.” By Elice Morgenson



Complete Pest Solutions: New Solutions for Problems That Matter to You

Protecting homes and businesses from the age-old problem of pests and wildlife intrusion is what Complete Pest Solutions is all about. Founded in 2008 and franchised in 2019, this emerging concept combines the best of two businesses into one brand. By Jorgette Krsulic


Assisting Hands® Home Care: A Proven Opportunity

Assisting Hands® Home Care is one of the leading in-home care franchises, emphasizing exceptional customer service and personalized care. The brand provides its franchise owners a proven and scalable business model supported by a leadership team that is second to none in the industry. By Nancy E. Williams


WaterStation Technology: Drinking Solutions for a Cleaner Future

WaterStation Technology (WST), the developer of groundbreaking self-serve purification systems, is thrilled to offer a new single-serve machine named Drink Up. According to Kristi Humphrey, vice president of investor development, this move continues to meet the demands of active customers and places WST a step ahead in areas that are outlawing single-use plastics. By Elice Morgenson


CorporateConnections: An Extraordinary Brand for Extraordinary People

Following a membership-based business model, CorporateConnections® offers multiple tangible and intangible benefits to its members, and by extension, its owners. The brand is built for extraordinary people pursuing extraordinary experiences while leading extraordinary lives. By Lizzy Yeserski


Chino-Mex: Making Waves

Chino-Mex, an emerging food concept that satisfies “los munchies” with delicious Chinese-Mexican cuisine, is excited to expand and become a staple of even more communities. The family-owned-and-operated fusion restaurant franchise aims to create an enjoyable dining experience that solves the question that is nagging families across the country: What should we eat? By Brianna Bohn


Home Helpers® Home Care: Breaking Records

Home Helpers® Home Care is on track to have yet another record-smashing year, with no plans to halt growth anytime soon. “In September, the Home Helpers development team awarded a record-breaking eight new franchise offices, the most awarded in a one-month period,” confirmed Bobby Kelley, assistant vice president of franchise development. By Lizzy Yeserski


Medi-Weightloss: Meet Dr. Gretchen San Miguel

Gretchen San Miguel, MD, chief medical officer (CMO) for Medi-Weightloss, is board-certified in family medicine and obesity medicine, and she is a geriatrician. While running her practice for 10 years, she also had the opportunity to work with the administration of Florida Hospital, now known as AdventHealth, in a leadership role where she helped failing physician offices thrive. By Cindy Charette


FranServe’s Culture of Collaboration is a Game Changer

Offering a wonderful opportunity for success through a proven system of operation and a built-in support network, franchise ownership can truly be considered a game changer. With a moderate capital investment, budding entrepreneurs can grow a business with plenty of recognition, often with a built-in customer base and demonstrated resources. By Jessica Petrucelli


Knockout Sports Bar: Scoring a Trifecta in the Restaurant Game

Knockout Sports Bar brings a lot more to the game than just a bar with wall-to-wall TVs. “The official name for our wings is the Game-Changing Wings. We changed the game in the wing business 20 years ago in New York City when I brought the recipe from South Korea, where they are known to have the best wings in the world by far,” said Angelo Park, founder and CEO. By Heidi Lubrani


Network In Action: Making Connections That Reach Around the World

On November 26, 30 new Network In Action (NIA) groups were launched simultaneously using a revolutionary virtual model. NIA is a business networking group for professionals that utilizes innovative technology and a professionally trained group leader to meet the needs of modern business owners. By Elice Morgenson


PayMore Stores: Franchise Family is Growing Nationally and Internationally

PayMore Stores has revolutionized the second-hand electronics industry with a concept that has an eco-friendly purpose. The brand, which has walk-in locations for customers to safely buy, sell and trade electronics, has repurposed close to 1.5 million devices since 2009, keeping the electronics from filling up landfills. By Brianna Bohn


Rachel’s Kitchen: Small Bistro Concept With National Acclaim

Rachel’s Kitchen may be strictly Nevada-based, but the gourmet fast-casual eatery has garnered much national acclaim since franchising in 2008. Recognized by HuffPost as the best ‘guilt-free alternative’ in their guide to the hottest airport restaurants in the U.S., the brand has some serious industry cred outside of its esteemed Las Vegas–area string of restaurants. By Jessica Petrucelli


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