Franchise News

FirstLight Home Care Expands Leadership Team to Support Rapid Growth

- National non-medical home care provider announces several new hires as company advances -
FirstLight Home Care, an award-winning provider of non-medical home care, announced today its expansion of the FirstLight leadership team to meet the demands of rapid business growth. FirstLight has recently made seven strategic hires, including five newly appointed executive directors or directors.
The company has expanded its organizational focus in several areas of technology, talent acquisition ...

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Aire Serv Protects Homeowners from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

- Leading provider of HVAC system repair and maintenance shares warning signs and prevention tips -
With most of the country experiencing record-low temperatures due in part to the polar vortex, homeowners are increasingly relying on their furnaces to keep them warm. This may seem harmless, as most are worried about getting frostbite from the powerful wind chill, but heaters can be just as lethal, releasing carbon monoxide (CO) if there is a leak. This poisoning effect can also apply to ...

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Kalamazoo Community Better Protected from Illness-Causing Germs with ServiceMaster Clean's Investment in Electrostatic Technology

- Local business adds the Clorox® Total 360® System to its cleaning arsenal to enhance disinfection protocols -
For more than 60 years, ServiceMaster Clean of Kalamazoo, a local commercial and residential cleaning service franchise, has been committed to being a trusted resource to our customers while dedicating our services to doing more than just the job. Today, we are proud to announce our recent investment in the Clorox® Total 360® System to enhance our disinfection protocols as a part ...

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Authority Brands welcomes the Clockwork brands into its family

- Addition doubles Authority Brands' overall system revenue to over $1 billion -
Authority Brands, a leading home services franchising platform backed by funds advised by Apax Partners, announced today the acquisition of Clockwork, Inc., and certain of its affiliates (“Clockwork”) from Direct Energy Group, a subsidiary of Centrica plc. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2019. The acquisition is the third home services add-on for Authority Brands since the company was ...

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Expedia® CruiseShipCenters® Inks First-Ever Multi-Unit Franchise Agreement

- Cruise Industry Leader Ramps Up North America Expansion with New Multi-Unit Franchise Offering -
The top cruise travel agency franchise in North America, Expedia CruiseShipCenters, has just announced the signing of its first multi-unit franchise agreement. The multi-unit agreement will bring three new locations to Georgia over the next several years. Folded into an overall growth vision for the brand, the new multi-unit franchise opportunity provides motivated entrepreneurs an opportunity ...

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Assisted Living Locators Partners With Southwestern Consulting To Advance Franchisee Sales Training Amidst Record Franchise Recruitment Growth

Assisted Living Locators, a leading senior care placement franchisor, announced today it is partnering with Southwestern Consulting, a global sales performance firm, to advance franchisee sales training amidst record franchise recruitment growth.
In 2018, Assisted Living Locators exceeded its 100th franchise mark. The company broke into the triple digits after a decade of consecutive growth, including an unprecedented franchise recruitment rate over the past two years. As the first senior ...

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FASTSIGNS International, Inc. Executives to Share Insights at the 2019 International Franchise Association Convention

Executive team members from FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS(R), the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise worldwide, will share their insights with attendees at the 2019 International Franchise Association (IFA) Convention being held in Las Vegas, Nevada from February 24 through February 27.
Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International, Inc., Vice Chair of the IFA, Chair of the FranPac Task Force and a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE), and ...

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Industry Staffing Leader NEXTAFF Opens in Sacramento, California

- Local entrepreneur brings national recruiting firm's proprietary methodology to California capital -
NEXTAFF, an industry leader in identifying quality talent for businesses, has opened its first staffing agency location in Sacramento, California.
Located at 1555 River Park Dr., Suite 103 in Sacramento, the office is owned and operated by local entrepreneur Adam Dehaybi. The Sacramento NEXTAFF, which opened Feb. 4, offers staffing solutions to businesses in all industries in Sacramento ...

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Helpful Tips to Ensure a Lasting Caregiver/Client Relationship

- Leading In-Home Senior Care Provider Shares Advice for Finding the Perfect Match to Commemorate National Caregivers Day, Feb. 15 -
In honor of National Caregivers Day (February 15), Senior Helpers®, the nation's premier provider of in-home senior care services, is offering helpful tips to ensure lasting and rewarding relationships between caregivers and their clients. According to AARP, today there are nearly 40 million family members, neighbors, strangers and caregivers helping those in ...

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AtWork Group Wins ClearlyRated's 2019 Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Diamond Awards

- Diamond Award winners have won the Best of Staffing Award for at least 5 years in a row, consistently earning industry-leading satisfaction scores from clients and job seekers -
AtWork Group, a rapidly growing national staffing franchise, announced today that they have earned ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Diamond Awards after winning the Best of Staffing Client and Talent Awards at least five years in a row for providing superior service to clients and placed talent. ...

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FASTSIGNS International, Inc. Hosts Community Giveback Project

- Group assembles 17,000 meals during the 2019 FASTSIGNS® International Convention in Orlando -
FASTSIGNS® franchisees and their employees, vendors and FASTSIGNS International, Inc. corporate staff participated in a "FASTSIGNS Community Giveback" by assembling 17,000 meals for local children and their families with the organization, Feeding Children Everywhere. This event occurred during the 2019 FASTSIGNS International Convention held January 16-19 in Orlando, Florida.
"Through our ...

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BrightStar Care Closes Successful 2018, Continues to Exceed Expectations for In-Home Care

According to the Census Bureau, the elderly population will double between now and 2050, with one in five Americans considered elderly. Meeting this demand with its best-in-class standards is BrightStar Care, the nation's leading in-home care franchise. The brand's success has been reflected this past year with numerous openings, award rankings, and promising projections for 2019.
BrightStar Care offers both medical and non-medical private duty home care services, as well as medical staffing ...

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