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IslandTime Treasures Brings Funshine to the Motor City

IslandTime Treasures Opens Another Michigan Location

IslandTime Treasures, the worlds most unique child edutainment business continues to expand into Michigan by opening a second location in the state within a few short weeks. Vivian Stout-Murphy located in Detroit the “Motor City“, is the newest dealer from Michigan to join the growing IslandTime family.

As a retired teacher, Vivian is eager to bring the IslandTime Treasures “Connecting STEM through Art” after-school program to the kids and families of inner city Detroit. IslandTime Treasures after-school and project programs combine science, engineering, and math – which is learned through an engaging hands-on ART project.

IslandTime Treasures Co-founder and CEO Lonnie Helgerson, CFE stated “The Detroit area is a great market for IslandTime Treasures and our education programs. Nowhere has there been more cuts in school funding and education than in Detroit. We are extremely excited to bring needed education to the families of that area.”

In January, IslandTime announced a new dealer program with a turn-key business startup package for just $2,995. In addition, dealers have no franchise fees, royalties, territory restrictions, or long-term contracts.

About IslandTime Treasures
Founded in 2011, IslandTime Treasures provides art based “build-your-own project” learning activities for schools, preschools, daycares, camps, and birthday parties. With school funding continually being cut, the market for the IslandTime Treasures program continues to grow. IslandTime Treasures currently has locations in Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, North Dakota and South Carolina. For more information, please visit

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About Lonnie Helgerson

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Franchise Shark, C-Level Executive, Author, and Speaker

Best selling author of "The Field Manual" for successful franchising - Five Pennies: Ten Rules to Successfully Build a Franchise Mega-Brand and Maximize System Profits! 

Lonnie has over 30 years in the franchise industry working with companies such as Super 8 Motels, Ident-A-Kid, and others. Recognized as the pioneer in the mobile computer and technology service franchise sector, Lonnie was the founder of Computer Doctor the first franchise in its sector, and two other technology franchise chains.

He is a frequent keynote speaker and facilitator for the International Franchise Association, Franchisor Association of Florida and many other various franchise and business conferences. 

He is a three time graduate of the MBA program for Franchise Management at the Institute of Franchise Management graduate school, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN . In 2002, he became a designated CFE (Certified Franchise Executive).

Throughout his career, Lonnie has been featured or written about in many books, magazines, newspapers, TV and radio including USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, CNBC Squawk Box, Your World with Neil Cavuto and Paul Harvey.

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