Veterans and their Families Invited to Participate in Turn-Key Military Franchise Program from IslandTime Treasures

Ultra-affordable, flexible new program welcomes veterans, active duty, Guard, Reserve, Coast Guard and spouses

(Ellenton, FL) October 15, 2013 - Lonnie Helgerson, CFE, President of IslandTime Treasures, and U.S. Army veteran announced today an unprecedented offer for owning an IslandTime Treasures franchise. The new military franchise program offers a steeply discounted fee of $3,500 which includes everything needed to open and start making money, including a full equipment package with $3,600 of retail value inventory.

Much like Build-A-Bear Workshop - IslandTime Treasures guest artists design and build their own crafts using island bling, beach sand and a proprietary plaster called Island Mud. For franchise owners (also known as Islanders), IslandTime Treasures provides unmatched flexibility in a business and an ultra-cool lifestyle. The franchise allows an owner the ability to operate part-time, attending a few events each month and growing the business as they desire. For other owners, they may choose to build a larger full-time business by developing relationships with resorts, attractions, theme parks, malls and other venues - or become a Regional Developer to help grow the system.

“Our offering is a straight-forward opportunity to improve family time, get ahead in life, and earn money. You invest $3,500 into the business plus travel to attend your training, and when you return home you hit the ground making money at events. We’ve doubled the initial inventory with the intent that you can recoup your initial fee with the startup package.” said Lonnie Helgerson, CFE, Co-Founder and President of IslandTime Treasures.

In addition to the attractive business package, IslandTime Treasures has created an optional 2-year exit clause in the Franchise Agreement to ease any unexpected transitions, deployments, or circumstances that military families are often faced with.

“As an Army Chaplain and IslandTime Treasures franchisee, I am extremely proud to be a part of a brand that is so dedicated to promoting entrepreneurism and making a difference in veterans and their families’ lives.” said Tommy Watson, owner of IslandTime Treasures, Indian Trail, NC. “Since opening my location earlier this year, Lonnie and I have been discussing the creation of a special program that would make it easy and affordable for nearly every veteran and military family to invest into. I believe the new IslandTime Treasures Military Franchise Program squarely provides that and I highly encourage them to take advantage of it and become a part of the IslandTime Treasures family.”

For more information on this exciting program, interested candidates can visit the IslandTime Treasures Veteran Franchising page on their website.

About IslandTime Treasures
Build a Treasure in the Sand... Playing on the popularity of make-your-own concepts like Build-A-Bear, IslandTime Treasures allows customers to design crafts using beach sand and a proprietary plaster called Island Mud. Initially conceived as a home-based mobile operation for birthdays, fairs, festivals, school and church fundraising, and other public venues - IslandTime Treasures is also expanding into amusement parks, theme parks, attractions, museums, science centers, family entertainment centers, resorts, malls, waterparks, zoos, aquariums, and many other public venues with licensed retail carts and mobile location partnerships. IslandTime Treasures is a brand of Helgerson Franchise Group, LLC and currently has locations in Arkansas, Florida, Hawaii, Nevada, and North Carolina. Visit for more information.


Media Contact:

Lonnie Helgerson, CFE