People & News: October 2019

People, News & Events
Dennis Maple

Dennis Maple

Goddard Systems, Inc. has named Dennis Maple as their new CEO. Maple previously served as President of First Student, Inc.

Stephanie Hu

Stephanie Hu

WellBiz Brands announced that Stephanie Hu will be the new Chief Executive Officer for Fitness Together Franchise, LLC. Hu previously served as President of Life Time Support, a division of Life Time Inc.

Stuart Williams

Stuart Williams

MCCW Franchising, LLC has appointed Stuart Williams as the new Chief Executive Officer of Mr. Clean Car Wash. Williams previously served as the Director of Franchising for Agile Pursuits Franchising.

Julie Turner

Julie Turner

Julie Turner has been promoted from Vice President of Marketing to President of Camp Bow Wow.

Erik Hess

Erik Hess

Moe’s Southwest Grill appointed Erik Hess as the new President of the brand. Hess previously worked for the McDonald’s Corporation.

Congrats!

Angela Olea

Angela Olea, Founder & CEO of Assisted Living Locators, received the Visionary Award at the 2019 Most Influential Women in Arizona ceremony. Olea was recognized for her phenomenal work within the senior care industry.

News

Soccer Shots celebrated their 15th anniversary during their Annual Franchisee Conference. The event lasted four days, with franchisees from all over the nation gathering in Harrisburg, PA. Individual franchisees were recognized for their positive impacts on children and commitment to their communities.

Tropical Smoothie Café opened its 800th franchise location on Sept. 6. The store is in Arlington Heights, IL, and will be the eighth Chicago location.

9Round officially opened the brand’s first studio in Ecuador. This studio will be the first of nine 9round locations scheduled for development in the country. The development of 9Round in Ecuador will be led by franchisees Gerardo Alfaro Soto, Joseph Arocha and Carlos Balas.

Proforma recently sponsored its first Code Kata event, which was open to data scientists and developers of all skill levels to practice coding challenges with professionals from Proforma’s technology team. Code Katas are monthly meetups that encourage the practice of coding exercises with peers and mentors.

Shine Window Care and Holiday Lighting opened three new locations, marking the entry of the franchise into the Dallas-Fort Worth market. Lee DeJonge is the owner of Shine of Southlake, Dave Russell is the owner of Shine of Plano and Shane and Shanna Brewer are the owners of Shine of Rockwall.

MFV Expositions announced a new program to assist franchisors with master franchising – ZOR-X. The program is intended to help franchisors ignite expansion by connecting them with existing franchise organizations in their target markets for growth. The first ZOR-X event will be held in November in Miami, FL.

 

Franchising Gives Back: Kitchen Tune-Up

Kitchen Tune Up Volunteers

The Colorado Springs location of Kitchen Tune-Up is owned by Bruce and Lori Morgan. The duo partnered with their nephew, Cameren Farr, for his Eagle Scout project, which was making benches for the Alzheimer’s Association. The Kitchen Tune-Up location volunteered use of their building and equipment in order to make the benches. Around 25 volunteers helped make benches, all of which will be used at events for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Kitchen Tune Up Volunteers

Kitchen Tune-Up franchisee Marty Ceranec has been working for 30 years with the Humanitarian Service Project, a charity with the mission to alleviate the pain and suffering that poverty brings to seniors and children in DuPage and Kane counties, IL. Marty also helps deliver 90-100 pounds of groceries to the homes of seniors each month for the Senior Citizen Project. He spends an entire day making deliveries and spending time with the recipients. Along with both of those, Marty is involved with Children’s Birthday Box Project, where he sponsors 12 children so they can receive an annual birthday box including games, toys, stuffed animals and a “Party-in-a-Bag,” which includes all birthday party essentials.