http://www.bluemaumau.org/servicepagestories en Western Automotive Ventures Buys 44 NTB Centers, Rebrands as Big O Tires http://www.bluemaumau.org/16209/western_automotive_ventures_buys_44_ntb_centers_become_big_o_tires <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p><img alt="Big O Tires" src="https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4524/24677844258_3ca56ec046_n.jpg" style="width: 320px; height: 320px; float: right; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" />With 12 automotive service centers in Nevada, Western Automotive Ventures has expanded in a big way. The Big O Tires franchisee has purchased 44 of NTB Tire &amp; Service Center&#39;s company-owned stores. </p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/16209/western_automotive_ventures_buys_44_ntb_centers_become_big_o_tires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/16209/western_automotive_ventures_buys_44_ntb_centers_become_big_o_tires#comments Service Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:47:26 +0000 Don Sniegowski 16209 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Re/Max Launches Internal Investigation on an Undisclosed Loan by CEO Liniger http://www.bluemaumau.org/16190/remax_launches_internal_investigation_undisclosed_loan_ceo_liniger <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>Denver-based Re/Max Holdings announced last Thursday that it was indefinitely withholding its third quarter earnings results due to an internal investigation regarding an undisclosed $2.38 million loan CEO David Liniger provided to co-CEO&nbsp;Adam Contos. On Friday, the company&#39;s stock plummeted more than 21 percent.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/16190/remax_launches_internal_investigation_undisclosed_loan_ceo_liniger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/16190/remax_launches_internal_investigation_undisclosed_loan_ceo_liniger#comments Service CEO David Liniger co-CEO Adam Contos Re/Max third quarter results Sun, 05 Nov 2017 21:52:58 +0000 Janet Sparks 16190 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Italy's MBE Worldwide Buys Alphagraphics http://www.bluemaumau.org/16161/italys_mbe_worldwide_buys_quick_printing_franchisor_alphagraphics <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p><img alt="Alphagraphics" src="http://www.bluemaumau.org/sites/default/files/resize/AGSLC-320x180.jpg" style="width: 320px; height: 180px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; float: right;" width="320" height="180" />Utah-based Alphagraphics Inc., a franchising chain of quick print shops, announced October 4 that Italy-based MBE Worldwide has acquired 100 percent of the franchising firm for $61 million.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/16161/italys_mbe_worldwide_buys_quick_printing_franchisor_alphagraphics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/16161/italys_mbe_worldwide_buys_quick_printing_franchisor_alphagraphics#comments Service Alphagraphics Mail-Boxes-Etc MBE Worldwide postnet print shop franchisor quick print shops The UPS Store United Parcel Service Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:35:03 +0000 Don Sniegowski 16161 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Valvoline Oil Change Buys 56 Franchises http://www.bluemaumau.org/16124/volvoline_oil_change_buys_56_franchises <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p><img alt="Valvoline Instant Oil Change" src="http://www.bluemaumau.org/sites/default/files/IMG_5592.jpg" style="width: 320px; height: 320px; float: right; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" width="320" height="320" />Valvoline Inc (NYSE:VVV) announced on Monday that it has completed its acquisition of 56 Valvoline Instant Oil Change franchised centers in northern Ohio from Michigan-based franchisee Henley Bluewater LLC.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/16124/volvoline_oil_change_buys_56_franchises" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/16124/volvoline_oil_change_buys_56_franchises#comments Service franchise development agreement franchise system growth Valvoline Inc Valvoline Instant Oil Change Tue, 03 Oct 2017 16:33:22 +0000 Don Sniegowski 16124 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Arizona Judge Rules in Zounds Hearing Franchisees’ Favor, Sends Case back to Ohio http://www.bluemaumau.org/16123/arizona_judge_rules_zounds_hearing_franchisees%E2%80%99_favor_sends_case_back_ohio <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p><img alt="Zounds Hearing Aids" src="/sites/default/files/IMG_5568.jpg" style="height: 320px; width: 320px; float: right; margin-left: 6px; margin-right: 6px;" width="320" height="320" />An Arizona federal judge handed down an order this month essentially ruling in favor of four Ohio franchisees in a lawsuit involving conflicts between the franchisor&#39;s dispute resolution provisions and Ohio&#39;s Business Opportunity statute. He also ordered the case back to Ohio, now in district court.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/16123/arizona_judge_rules_zounds_hearing_franchisees%E2%80%99_favor_sends_case_back_ohio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/16123/arizona_judge_rules_zounds_hearing_franchisees%E2%80%99_favor_sends_case_back_ohio#comments Service common law fraud Federal Judge Neil V. Wake Franchisee attorney Stanley M Dub FranChoice FranNet LLC v. Bower Ohio Business Opportunity Act Zounds Hearing Franchising Mon, 02 Oct 2017 12:54:09 +0000 Janet Sparks 16123 at http://www.bluemaumau.org 2017's Best and Worst Home Care Franchises by Performance Disclosures http://www.bluemaumau.org/15787/best_and_worst_home_care_franchises_2015_according_fdd_disclosures <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="photoright"><img alt="ComForCare" src="https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/745/32473893493_7b848b6750_c.jpg" style="width: 670px; height: 377px;" /> <div class="caption">The signage of a ComForCare franchise in an office complex</div> </div> <p>A new report is out for buyers interested in home care franchises. It ranks home care franchise investments by metrics that franchisors disclose publicly to regulators and buyers. According to a research firm of&nbsp;Franchise Disclosure Document&nbsp;(FDD), companies such as ComForCare rise to the top of their class while franchisors such as Touching Hearts fall to the bottom of the barrel.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/15787/best_and_worst_home_care_franchises_2015_according_fdd_disclosures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/15787/best_and_worst_home_care_franchises_2015_according_fdd_disclosures#comments Service Mon, 06 Mar 2017 17:39:49 +0000 Don Sniegowski 15787 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Dwyer Group Buys Window Genie http://www.bluemaumau.org/15568/dwyer_group_buys_window_genie <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>Residential and commercial services franchising conglomerate The Dwyer Group Inc. has finalized the acquisition of Window Genie for an undisclosed amount. The deal marks the eighth acquisition by The Dwyer Group in the last 27 months. The company says it will now have 14 franchise brands with more than 2,600 franchisees across service brands.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/15568/dwyer_group_buys_window_genie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/15568/dwyer_group_buys_window_genie#comments Service Mon, 14 Nov 2016 22:03:48 +0000 Don Sniegowski 15568 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Budget Blinds Sells Its Thousandth Franchise http://www.bluemaumau.org/14563/budget_blinds_sells_its_thousandth_franchise <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>ORANGE, Calif. &ndash;Custom window covering franchisor Budget Blinds says it has sold its one thousandth franchise license.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/14563/budget_blinds_sells_its_thousandth_franchise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/14563/budget_blinds_sells_its_thousandth_franchise#comments Service Thu, 09 Jul 2015 17:00:16 +0000 BMM 14563 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Home Instead Names Jeff Huber CEO http://www.bluemaumau.org/14412/home_instead_names_jeff_huber_ceo <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="photoright"><img alt="Home Instead Inc. new CEO" src="http://www.bluemaumau.org/sites/default/files/resize/033115_1953_HomeInstead1-330x330.png" style="height: 330px; width: 330px;" width="330" height="330" /><br /> <div class="caption">New CEO Jeff Huber</div> </div> <p>OMAHA, Neb. &ndash; Senior care provider Home Instead Inc. announced today that its president Jeff Huber will add the role of chief executive officer to his duties. Current CEO Roger Baumgart, age 67, will step down to become CEO emeritus, effective April 15.<span style="font-family:Gill Sans MT"> </span></p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/14412/home_instead_names_jeff_huber_ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/14412/home_instead_names_jeff_huber_ceo#comments Service senior care franchise senior care services Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:53:20 +0000 Don Sniegowski 14412 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Troubled Aaron’s Appoints New CEO Again http://www.bluemaumau.org/14235/troubled_aaron%E2%80%99s_appoints_new_ceo_again <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="photoright"><img alt="Aaron's Rent-to-own furniture and equipment" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-cC7tNAy6pNM/VGOssVJXmhI/AAAAAAAB8CM/euqiZs6GXwI/w1358-h658-no/IMG_3698.JPG" style="width: 679px; height: 329px;" /></div> <p>ATLANTA &ndash; Furniture leaser Aaron&#39;s, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) announced Monday that John W. Robinson III has been appointed chief executive officer, effective immediately. Robinson will also be a member of the franchisor&#39;s board of directors.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/14235/troubled_aaron%E2%80%99s_appoints_new_ceo_again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/14235/troubled_aaron%E2%80%99s_appoints_new_ceo_again#comments People Service John Robinson NYSE:AAN private equity buyout preparation rent-to-own Robert C. Loudermilk RTO market Wed, 12 Nov 2014 18:11:21 +0000 Don Sniegowski 14235 at http://www.bluemaumau.org