Instead of settling down to retire, a Florida woman found new life at the age of 67 after buying her first Papa Murphy’s Pizza in Niceville. To give thanks to the new life that the business has brought she and her son, she held a Halloween Costume Drive during the grand opening of her second store in Gulf Breeze. All donated Halloween costumes went to children with the local Big Brothers Big Sisters organization. To treat the community for their support, she also made it rain pizzas, literally! Hundreds of mini pizza boxes, stuffed with free pizza coupons and other big prizes, fell from the sky.
Great Clips CEO Rhoda Olsen talked to the Minneahttp://www.startribune.com/business/173943121.html?refer=ypolis Star Tribune and KARE-TV about how the company has grown to become the world’s largest hair salon brand with 3200 salons in 150 markets across the United States and Canada. Great Clips is celebrating its 30th birthday with celebrations honoring the founders, corporate staff, franchisees, stylists and customers of the company that forever changed the haircare industry. Great Clips attributes its success to franchisees who often love the business so much they pass it onto their children. The company has specific training programs that help parents hand down the business with a smooth transition.
An excerpt from a Wall Street Journal article: Papa Murphy’s is a 1,360-location pizza chain where customers add ingredients to an uncooked pizza on site and then cook it in their own oven. It shuns, pizza boxes, instead wrapping the pizzas in cellophane in a subtle bid to make it more like a meal. “If you pull something from the refrigerator, it wouldn’t be in a box,” says Ken Calwell, chief executive of Papa Murphy’s International. When consumers “actually turn on and pre-heat the oven, there is something that reminds them of their grandma or mom,” he says. Wall Street […]
Award Spotlights 919 Marketing as Industry Leader To underscore its success as a leader in communications, 919 marketing, a national public relations, marketing, and social media firm, has won the prestigious Telly Award, for an online marketing video it produced for a client. The North Carolina based marketing firm beat out the world’s best in video, film, 3D production and commercial advertising to win the prestigious Bronze Telly Award for Online Video. 919 Marketing partnered with Atlantic Creative Communications to produce the promotional video for Senior Helpers, a national in-home senior care company. “We are honored to receive such a […]