People and News May 15


People on the Move


FirstLight Home Care has awarded Cherise Knowlin with its 2018 Caregiver of the Year award. Cherise Knowlin, with FirstLight Home Care of the Grand Strand, was selected from more than 4,500 caregivers and was the only employee nationwide to receive the honor.


Dream Vacations has created the new leadership position of Vice President of Engagement, which will be filled by U.S. Air Force Veteran Dustin Jones, who will focus exclusively on the overall engagement of its home-based travel agents.


The Board of Directors for Sport Clips Haircuts has elected Edward Logan as President. Edward Logan is the son of Sport Clips Founder and CEO Gordon Logan.





Jo Kirchner, CEO of Primrose Schools, is expanding the company’s employer-sponsored business strategy called Primrose on Premise. Annette C. Heng, senior vice president of school excellence for Primrose, will provide executive oversight of the new business extension.


The Dwyer Group has announced the Women in the Trade (WITT) Scholarship recipients for the fall 2018 semester. The program, launched in 2012 by Dina Dwyer-Owens, CFE, will award seven women a $1,500 scholarship for demonstrating outstanding work, experience and passion for their chosen service trades industry.


Passengers on a Southwest airlines flight received a special (de)-parting gift from Jersey Mike’s Subs and Villa Italian Kitchen, serving 160 passengers either delicious cheese pizza or a Turkey Breast and Provolone sub.


Tropical Smoothie Cafe has inked a franchise development agreement to expand its presence in Indiana. The brand’s existing franchisees, David and Ruth Buko, alongside first-time Tropical Smoothie Cafe franchisee James Volpert, will be developing eight cafes throughout the Indianapolis area.


FASTSIGNS International is offering a new franchise development incentive to fuel additional growth throughout the U.S. FASTSIGNS now offers a reduced franchisee fee to first responders, including paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers, sheriffs, and firefighters.


Great Clips has partnered with the National Hockey League Players Association and the National Hockey League for the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Under the agreement, Great Clips, the Official Hair Salon of the NHL, will host a campaign known as the “LegendHairy Greats of the NHL,” which features an online poll through the Stanley Cup Final in June.


Students studying franchising at Palm Beach Atlantic University will have the opportunity to enter the Kobel Franchise Challenge to compete for up to $300,000 to be used to acquire a franchise.