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Angry Crab Shack has announced its latest restaurant opening slated for this month in Henderson, Nevada.
Newsweek Magazine revealed that MassageLuXe, a leading massage franchise, is one of the Best Customer Service 2021 Companies.
Just in time for the holidays, Scooter’s Coffee lovers can now purchase their favorite coffee at all 124 Fareway stores across Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri and South Dakota.
Tommy’s Express Car Wash is pleased to announce the opening of ten new franchise locations in the month of November 2020.
Scooter’s Coffee, best known for its convenient drive-thru specialty coffee and baked-from-scratch pastries, added a new drive-thru location at 422 North Main Street in Sikeston, Missouri.
MassageLuXe, a leading massage franchise, is proud to announce Kristen Pechacek’s, Chief Growth Officer, inclusion in Business Woman Magazine as one of this year’s 100 Influential Women in Franchising.
MassageLuXe, a leading massage franchise, is proud to announce its inclusion in one of the franchise industry’s most prestigious lists.
Scooter’s Coffee, best known for its convenient drive-thru specialty coffee and baked-from-scratch pastries, added a new location at 601 East Jackson Boulevard in Jackson, Missouri.
Inc. magazine revealed that MassageLuXe, a leading massage franchise, is No. 4849 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.
MassageLuXe, a fast-growing massage franchise, is excited to welcome franchise expert Kristen Pechacek to its executive team.

Recent News:

The stimulus package signed into law in late December includes more relief for struggling small business owners, including a second round of Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loans starting this week.
Build-A-Bear Workshop® brings the love this Valentine's Day with a wide assortment of gifts for kids and adults alike!
Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW) today shared its financial expectations for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2020, in advance of its planned presentation at the 23rd Annual ICR Conference.
ProSource Wholesale, the industry leader when it comes to understanding and meeting the needs of trade professionals and their clients, announces the opening of ProSource of Springfield, MO.
Today, millions of Americans will receive a second stimulus payment as the IRS set January 4 as the official payment date of all direct deposits for stimulus money.
United Country Real Estate announced the new partnership with Xpedition Enterprises, one of the fastest-growing brands in the outdoor space. 
H&R Block tax pros also have the latest knowledge to help people simplify their taxes, maximize their refunds, and navigate any unique challenges due to the pandemic.
Epcon Franchising welcomed 23 new Franchise Builders in 2020.
Goodcents has named its newest area representative for the Kansas City metro area.
Sylvan Learning is now expanding its footprint to Washington, Missouri with the signing of educator Jacqueline Ward.
H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) today released its financial results for the fiscal 2021 second quarter ended October 31, 2020.
H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) will introduce its Block Horizons strategy, the next phase of the company’s strategic transformation.
Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) today reported results for the third quarter and 39 weeks ended October 31, 2020.
Mayweather Boxing + Fitness announced the Grand Opening of its Kansas City Studio, hosted by brand creator and boxing legend himself, Floyd Mayweather.
Senior Care Authority®, an Eldercare Consulting and Assisted Living Residential Placement Services franchise, announced today the recent opening of their Kansas City franchise location.
Mayweather Boxing + Fitness announced the Grand Opening of its Kansas City Studio, hosted by brand creator and boxing legend himself, Floyd Mayweather.
Roberta O’Keith and Cathy Busch are pleased to announce that they are combining their leadership and business skills to bring first-class leadership development and coaching services to the Kansas City region.
Build-A-Bear Entertainment today announced the premiere date of a new film, Deliver by Christmas, which will be a part of the highly anticipated line-up of Hallmark Christmas movies.
Build-A-Bear Workshop® (NYSE:BBW) brings the fun and magic to the Christmas season with their holiday assortment of furry friends.
Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV) announced that it plans to acquire 33 quick-lube service centers in Idaho, Missouri and Kansas in two separate acquisitions.
Zaxby’s is celebrating National Family Day and promoting Zax Family Packs by giving away jigsaw puzzles at its Kansas City, Missouri locations.
IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) announced that its highly anticipated upscale voco™ brand has arrived in the Americas with first locations planned for New York City; St. Augustine, Florida; and Columbia, Missouri.
Service Management Group (SMG) has announced a new customer experience management program with European Wax Center.
H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) today announced that Ian Hardman joined the company as vice president and general manager, small business, advancing the company’s focus on growing its services for and support of small business owners.
Build-A-Bear Workshop announced today that it will be hosting a livestreaming event to connect people around the world in celebration of National Teddy Bear Day and the power of teddy bear hugs.
Kinderdance® International Inc. continues to grow and expand their brand by awarding a Silver level franchise to Jennifer Sitzes.
H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) today released its financial results1 for the fiscal 2021 first quarter ended July 31, 2020.
Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW) today reported results for the second quarter and 26 weeks ended August 1, 2020.
H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) announced that Julius Lai and Les Whiting have joined the company as chief product and experience officer and chief financial services officer, respectively.
Build-A-Bear®, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, announced a magical collection that includes a Harry Potter bear and Wizarding World-inspired clothing and accessories.
Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW), today announced that the Company will report results for its second quarter fiscal year 2020 ended August 1, 2020, on Tuesday, September 1, 2020.
H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) announces it has joined the Catalyst CEO Champions for Change pledge to increase the representation of women, including women of color, in its senior leadership and board positions.
Big Whiskey’s is having a big summer. Beginning in May the American Restaurant & Bar concept, based in southwest Missouri, has expanded its reach by three new locations, launched a new website and rolled out a new drink menu.
Build-A-Bear today announced the release of Workshop Jams, the first album from Build-A-Bear Records in partnership with the Arts Music division of Warner Music Group and Warner Chappell.
United Country Real Estate, the nation’s leading lifestyle and country real estate company, is celebrating 95 years in business this year.
Build-A-Bear Workshop announced today that it is canceling its popular annual in-store "Pay Your Age Day" event, due to challenges stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC announced today that The Sutherland Group of Lake of the Ozarks, Mo., has affiliated with the brand.
H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) released its preliminary results for the recent U.S. tax season that was extended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Take 5 Oil Change® continues impressive growth in these uncertain times, welcoming seven new investment groups since the beginning of this year, with development commitments for more than 80 new stores.
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