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  • EMBROIDME RECOGNIZED IN FRANCHISE TIMES ‘NEXT 100’ RANKING

    World’s Largest Embroidery Franchise Recognized Among All Top Franchise Systems Worldwide

    West Palm Beach, FL (October 24, 2011) – EmbroidMe, the world’s largest embroidery franchise, announced today that it has been named an “up and coming” company on the verge of making the Franchise Times magazine’s Top 200 list of franchise companies. The Franchise Times ‘Top 200’ is comprised of all top franchise systems ranked by worldwide sales for the year of 2010. Each year the magazine also recognizes the next 100 companies on the verge of making the Top 200 list. EmbroidMe moved up on the list from 289 to 280. The full report appears in the magazine’s October issue.

    “We are thrilled to receive this recognition and to find out that we have moved up 9 spots on the list,” said Mark Johnson, President of EmbroidMe. “Over the past several years we have experienced extraordinary growth and to be recognized as number 280 out of nearly 3,000 franchise systems is a true testament of our hard work and commitment to the clients we serve.”

    Franchise Times ‘Top 200’ ranking is based on months of compilation, examination and evaluation, which result in an unparalleled resource for franchise buyers and multi-unit franchise owners. Franchisors were judged on specific criteria as part of an exhaustive analysis examining nearly 3,000 franchise systems.

    With nearly 400 locations across the U.S., Canada and Australia, EmbroidMe is the largest embroidery franchise that specializes in full-service custom embroidery and screen-printing for apparel, as well as promotional products and gifts to both private and commercial segments. As part of its aggressive growth strategy, EmbroidMe is seeking to expand its presence in markets across the U.S. and in countries such as Brazil, Mexico, France, United Kingdom and Germany.

    According to Franchise Times, companies with strong international presences were more likely to grow. This has coincided directly with EmbroidMe’s strategy of growing both at home and internationally simultaneously, since there is ample room for development in both places.

    “Our tremendous growth in international expansion can be credited in part to our outstanding team of global franchising experts and our global support system,” said Tony Foley, International Director for EmbroidMe. “We’ve been at the forefront of growth of the embroidery concept, and our business model has led EmbroidMe franchisees to success and helped us grow to become the world’s largest embroidery franchise.

    EmbroidMe is part of a successful system of business-to-business franchise brands and development services under the United Franchise Group. Since its inception, EmbroidMe has offered full-service promotional options to both small and large businesses. EmbroidMe currently has more than 800,000 promotional products designed to help businesses build their brand and make lasting impressions.

    About EmbroidMe:
    EmbroidMe, Inc., a privately owned company, is the world’s largest embroidery franchise with hundreds of retail locations worldwide. Since we began franchising in 2000, we have become the world leader in the full-service, embroidery and promotional products industry. For more information visit the EmbroidMe website at www.embroidme.com or contact 1-800-727-6720.

    About the United Franchise Group (UFG)
    The United Franchise Group consists of a number of award-winning business-to-business brands and franchise development services including some of the world’s largest industry-leading names. The experts at UFG have used their over 25 years of franchising experience to grow the franchising giant into a $500 million dollar success story with approx. 1400 franchise locations in 50 countries. The company includes franchise industry giants SIGNARAMA, the world’s largest sign franchise; EmbroidMe, the world’s largest embroidery franchise; Billboard Connection, an incredibly successful out-of-home advertising franchise; Transworld Business Advisors, for people to research business opportunities before investing and Plan Ahead Events, a home-based corporate event planning franchise.

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  • UFG Honored 2011 Governors Business Diversification Award

    Company recognized for Outstanding Contributions Toward Diversifying Florida’s Economy

    West Palm Beach, FL (September 19, 2011) – The United Franchise Group (UFG), a $500 million West Palm Beach franchise organization, announced today it has been honored with the 2011 Governor’s Business Diversification Award. The company was honored during a special reception held in Tallahassee today at the Florida Governor’s Mansion.

    The award, which is coordinated by Enterprise Florida, recognizes outstanding contributions made towards improving and diversifying Florida’s economy plus distinctive community investment efforts, particularly relating to industries targeted for economic development and high wage job growth.

    UFG Honored 2011 Governors Business Diversification Award

    “It gives us pride and pleasure to honor these companies for their success in job creation and enhancing Florida’s business climate,” said Gray Swoope, Enterprise Florida’s president & CEO. “We’re working tirelessly to move Florida’s economy further uphill, so, these contributions from our businesses and economic development partners are highly welcome, encouraged and appreciated.”

    UFG is made up of five industry-leading franchise brands including SIGNARAMA, the world’s largest full-service sign business; EmbroidMe, the world’s largest embroidery franchise; Billboard Connection, a home-based advertising agency; Plan Ahead Events, a home-based event planning business; and TransWorld Business Advisors, a business brokerage and franchise development services firm. In 2010, UFG developed nearly 200 new franchises and projects its growth trend to continue in 2011 with a goal of adding up to 300 new franchise locations around the world.

    “We are very enthusiastic and honored to receive this award on behalf of all our employees and franchisees at UFG,” said Ray Titus, CEO of United Franchise Group. “This award is a true testament of our hard work and commitment to our customers and Florida’s economy.”

    The Governor’s Business Diversification Awards, now in its 28th installment, selected from a pool of 107 organizations, 18 winners in six categories. United Franchise Group won in the Export Excellence category, which highlights companies with significant increase in documented export sales in 2010.

    Last year, Entrepreneur magazine also ranked UFG number one in its category for the ninth consecutive year in the publication’s annual “Franchise 500” ranking, which is determined by factors such as financial strength, growth rate and size. Additionally, Franchise Times also ranked UFG as a Top 200 franchise.

    About the United Franchise Group (UFG):
    United Franchise Group (https://www.unitedfranchisegroup.com) is a $500-million franchising expert with 30 years of experience and 1,400 franchise locations in over 50 countries. Brands include SIGNARAMA, EmbroidMe, Billboard Connection, Plan Ahead Events, and Transworld Business Advisors. Information on franchising opportunities is available at 800-286-8671 (U.S.) or 001-561-640-5570 (international).

    About Enterprise Florida, Inc.
    Enterprise Florida, Inc. (www.eflorida.com) is a partnership between Florida's business and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for the state of Florida. Headquartered in Orlando, Enterprise Florida’s mission is to diversify Florida’s economy and create better paying jobs for its citizens by supporting, attracting and helping to create globally competitive businesses in innovative, high-growth industries. In pursuit of its mission, Enterprise Florida works closely with a statewide network of economic development partners and is funded both by the State of Florida and by private-sector businesses.

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  • Denver EmbroidMe, Joins The McDonald Hyundai Hope Foundation To Help Fight Pediatric Cancer

    EmbroidMe has just announced their sponsorship of the 2011 McDonald Hyundai Hope Foundation Charity Golf Tournament benefiting Children's Hospital in Denver

    LITTLETON, CO, September 14, 2011 -- EmbroidMe Denver South has teamed up with the McDonald Hyundai Hope Charity Golf Tournament at the Blackstone Country Club in Aurora, Colorado to help fight pediatric cancer and benefit the Children's Hospital.

    EmbroidMe is the largest full-service embroidery company in the world with over 300 stores in 14 countries. They offer embroidery for print or screen products fully customizable for any company and logo. And since Embroider Me is a local business, they have made a name for themselves due to their fast turnaround and low shipping rates as well as their personalized service. It's no wonder Entrepreneur Magazine has named them the number one Embroidery Franchise for six years running!

    Inspired by the efforts of the Hyundai Hope On Wheels campaign that raises money nationwide for children's hospitals, McDonald Hyundai has decided to take their efforts one step further to create the McDonald Hyundai Hope Foundation. Hyundai Hope On Wheels has been dedicated to supporting pediatric cancer centers in children's hospital since 1998 and continues to grow their efforts every year.

    In support of this cause, McDonald Hyundai is holding this golf tournament on September 19. The tournament will start as a four person scramble format and each golfer that enters will enjoy 18 holes of golf with complimentary tee-bag, range balls, and an awards banquet/dinner. There are five different levels of sponsorship for the event and all proceeds will go benefit the McDonald Hyundai Hope Foundation and the Children's Hospital of Denver. McDonald Hyundai is proud to have the support and sponsorship of EmbroidMe for their initiative to raise funds for this important cause. For more information about EmbroidMe please visit https://www.embroidme-denversouth.com For more information about the McDonald Hyundai Charity Golf Tournament, sponsorship, or the McDonald Hyundai Hope Foundation please visit https://www.mcdonaldhyundaihope.org or contact the McDonald Hyundai Colorado dealer at (720)279-8202. To hear some words from the tournament's ambassador, Addison Kleinhans, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bf-mcc4-Cyo

    About EmbroidMe:
    EmbroidMe is the largest full-service embroidery company in the world with over 300 stores in 14 countries and ranked as the #1 Embroidery Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine six years in a row! "We're local but we're large" - You can leverage the buying power of a large franchise organization while benefiting from our local, personalized service. We can embroider or screen print products locally allowing for lower shipping costs, faster turnaround and more responsive service. We can customize many of the Name Brands you have grown to trust. We can design an item with YOUR Logo using our Advanced Virtual Sample Technology. We have over 750,000 items online for your promotional products. We do more than just embroider.... We are your promotional solution provider for your company!

    About McDonald Automotive Group:
    The McDonald family has been selling and servicing vehicles from the Littleton locations since 1965. Today, with three sons by his side, Douglas McDonald and his family own and operate some of the largest and fastest growing dealerships in the United States. In addition, Douglas McDonald has served as chairman, vice-chairman and district director for the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association and chairman of the National Volkswagen Dealer Council. In 1991, Time Magazine, in cooperation with the National Automobile Dealers Association, honored him with the Quality Dealer Award. McDonald Automotive Group shares their success with the community by supporting many charities and clubs, including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Hyundai Hope On Wheels. (www.mcdonaldvw.net/Welcome)

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  • United Franchise Group Partners with Palm Beach Atlantic University to Help Student Entrepreneurs

    Company to Provide Business Plan Competition and Mentoring for Students

    West Palm Beach, FL (Sept. 7, 2011) – The United Franchise Group (UFG), a $500 million West Palm Beach franchise organization, today announced it has partnered with Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA) to help student entrepreneurs start their own business ventures by contributing mentoring and funding toward their visionary concepts. Called J.J.’s Entrepreneur’s, the program includes a five year, minimum $75,000 commitment by UFG. It was developed to encourage and teach young students about the benefits of entrepreneurship and owning their own business.

    As part of the program, students will work to create an innovative business plan. A screening committee, made up of local business owners and PBA staff members, will select the top two business plans. One student will be awarded $10,000 and one will receive $5,000 to launch their business concepts.

    JJ’s Entrepreneurs provides an integrative learning experience for participants, drawing from both the Palm Beach Atlantic University curriculum and United Franchise Group’s business experience. Students participating in the competition will be mentored by business leaders Ray Titus, CEO of UFG, and J.J. Prendamano, who together alone have more than 75 years of experience in business and many different franchise industries. The J.J.’s Entrepreneur program was created to honor J.J. Prendamano and recognize his commitment to mentoring and helping new owners become successful and thrive within the UFG franchises.

    “We are thrilled to partner with Palm Beach Atlantic University to help students beyond the classroom and assist them in pursuing their dreams of starting their own business,” said UFG CEO Ray Titus. “This partnership speaks of UFG’s commitment of giving back to the community and at the same time honors its namesake J.J. Prendamano for all he’s done in our organization.”

    “Palm Beach Atlantic University is extremely grateful to Ray Titus and The United Franchise Group for their personal and financial investment in our university and business students,” said PBA Interim President William M.B. Fleming, J.R. “This ground-breaking partnership provides our students with a unique opportunity to further refine their business talents and innovative business concepts while learning what it takes to run a successful business from leading entrepreneurs.”

    UFG is made up of five industry-leading franchise brands including SIGNARAMA, the world’s largest full-service sign business; EmbroidMe, the world’s largest embroidery franchise; Billboard Connection, a home-based advertising agency; Plan Ahead Events, a home-based event planning business; and TransWorld Business Advisors, a business brokerage and franchise development services firm. In 2010, UFG developed nearly 200 new franchises and projects its growth trend to continue in 2011 with a goal of adding up to 300 new franchise locations around the world.

    About the United Franchise Group (UFG):
    United Franchise Group (https://www.unitedfranchisegroup.com) is a $500-million franchising expert with 30 years of experience and 1,400 franchise locations in over 50 countries. Brands include SIGNARAMA, EmbroidMe, Billboard Connection, Plan Ahead Events, and Transworld Business Advisors. Information on franchising opportunities is available at 800-286-8671 (U.S.) or 001-561-640-5570 (international).

    About Palm Beach Atlantic University:
    Palm Beach Atlantic University is a private, independent university offering undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees, with campuses in West Palm Beach, Orlando and Wellington. The University is dedicated to the integration of Christian principles to prepare students for lifelong learning, leadership and service. For additional information, visit our website: https://www.pba.edu.

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  • New EmbroidMe Franchise Opens in Hilo

    HILO, HI (September, 2011) – EmbroidMe, the world’s largest embroidery franchise, announces a new store at 507 E. Lanikaula Street under the ownership of local resident’s Michelle and Layne Oki. With nearly 400 retail locations, EmbroidMe provides full-service custom embroidery and screen-printing for apparel, as well as promotional products and gifts to both the private and commercial segments of the business community.

    For more information on EmbroidMe in Hilo, contact Michelle at 808-934-0011. For franchising information, please call (800)727-6720 or visit www.embroidme.com.

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  • Denver EmbroidMe, Joins The McDonald Hyundai Hope Foundation To Help Fight Pediatric Cancer

    EMBROIDME HAS JUST ANNOUNCED THEIR SPONSORSHIP OF THE 2011 MCDONALD HYUNDAI HOPE FOUNDATION CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT BENEFITING CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL IN DENVER

    LITTLETON, CO, September 14, 2011 -- EmbroidMe Denver South has teamed up with the McDonald Hyundai Hope Charity Golf Tournament at the Blackstone Country Club in Aurora, Colorado to help fight pediatric cancer and benefit the Children's Hospital.

    EmbroidMe is the largest full-service embroidery company in the world with over 300 stores in 14 countries. They offer embroidery for print or screen products fully customizable for any company and logo. And since Embroider Me is a local business, they have made a name for themselves due to their fast turnaround and low shipping rates as well as their personalized service. It's no wonder Entrepreneur Magazine has named them the number one Embroidery Franchise for six years running!

    Inspired by the efforts of the Hyundai Hope On Wheels campaign that raises money nationwide for children's hospitals, McDonald Hyundai has decided to take their efforts one step further to create the McDonald Hyundai Hope Foundation. Hyundai Hope On Wheels has been dedicated to supporting pediatric cancer centers in children's hospital since 1998 and continues to grow their efforts every year.

    In support of this cause, McDonald Hyundai is holding this golf tournament on September 19. The tournament will start as a four person scramble format and each golfer that enters will enjoy 18 holes of golf with complimentary tee-bag, range balls, and an awards banquet/dinner. There are five different levels of sponsorship for the event and all proceeds will go benefit the McDonald Hyundai Hope Foundation and the Children's Hospital of Denver. McDonald Hyundai is proud to have the support and sponsorship of EmbroidMe for their initiative to raise funds for this important cause. For more information about EmbroidMe please visit https://www.embroidme-denversouth.com For more information about the McDonald Hyundai Charity Golf Tournament, sponsorship, or the McDonald Hyundai Hope Foundation please visit https://www.mcdonaldhyundaihope.org or contact the McDonald Hyundai Colorado dealer at (720)279-8202. To hear some words from the tournament's ambassador, Addison Kleinhans, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bf-mcc4-Cyo

    About EmbroidMe:

    EmbroidMe is the largest full-service embroidery company in the world with over 300 stores in 14 countries and ranked as the #1 Embroidery Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine six years in a row! "We're local but we're large" - You can leverage the buying power of a large franchise organization while benefiting from our local, personalized service. We can embroider or screen print products locally allowing for lower shipping costs, faster turnaround and more responsive service. We can customize many of the Name Brands you have grown to trust. We can design an item with YOUR Logo using our Advanced Virtual Sample Technology. We have over 750,000 items online for your promotional products. We do more than just embroider.... We are your promotional solution provider for your company!

    About McDonald Automotive Group:

    The McDonald family has been selling and servicing vehicles from the Littleton locations since 1965. Today, with three sons by his side, Douglas McDonald and his family own and operate some of the largest and fastest growing dealerships in the United States. In addition, Douglas McDonald has served as chairman, vice-chairman and district director for the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association and chairman of the National Volkswagen Dealer Council. In 1991, Time Magazine, in cooperation with the National Automobile Dealers Association, honored him with the Quality Dealer Award. McDonald Automotive Group shares their success with the community by supporting many charities and clubs, including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Hyundai Hope On Wheels. (www.mcdonaldvw.net/Welcome)

  • United Franchise Group Foundation Pledges Support

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – (Jan. 15, 2010) – United Franchise Group (UFG) (unitedfranchisegroup.com), developer of award-winning business-to-business brands and franchise programs, is gathering funds from its thousands of franchisees to contribute to the Haiti earthquake relief effort through the UFG Foundation.

    “In light of the severe devastation in Haiti, the UFG Foundation is calling on all members of the UFG family to donate what they can to support the relief effort,” says Ray Titus, CEO of UFG. “With the strength of our thousand stores in the United States alone, we hope to collect enough funds to make a real difference for those in need in Haiti.”

    Donations received by the UFG Foundation will be contributed to the American Red Cross’ Haiti Relief and Development Fund.

    The UFG Foundation was created by Titus in 2006 to provide educational and medical help for children to improve their opportunities for a better life.

    For more information about United Franchise Group and the UFG Foundation, please visit unitedfranchisegroup.com. More information about the American Red Cross’ Haiti Relief and Development Fund is available at redcross.org.

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  • Helping Business in Recovering Times, Embroidme Sets Your Company Apart

    WEST PALM BEACH, FL — EmbroidMe, the world's largest embroidery and screen printing franchise, offers cost-effective promotional options to businesses great and small, helping them promote their business during these times of economic recovery. EmbroidMe has over 800,000 promotional products that are perfect for helping businesses build their brand and make lasting impressions.

    As the economy continues recovering, it will be imperative that progressive companies seize the opportunity to get their brand in front of the buying public and present a strong, powerful image. A study by the Advertising Specialty Institute shows that 84% of respondents remembered the company after receiving a promotional item and 42% had a more favorable impression as a result. A full 75% kept their items for more than six months. EmbroidMe can help businesses make lasting impressions by providing potential customers promotional products that make an impact.

    Whether used as gifts or specialty marketing items, EmbroidMe's promotional products are not only great promotions, but people love getting things free they can use. With so many impressions, promotional products stretch advertising budgets over traditional advertising such as radio, newsletters, etc., providing not only a lower cost per impression but also continued exposure. The average cost per impression of an advertising specialty is $0.004, therefore marketers get a more favorable return on investment than nearly any other advertising media. Imprinted totes, for example, are kept an average of nine months or more and while they are being used, produce 1038 impressions per month.

    From pens, to totes, to mouse pads, it's never been easier or more cost-effective to get your company's name out there.

    The EmbroidMe team will work with businesses to determine the best promotional product solution to promote their brand images. And, because EmbroidMe is the largest franchise retailer of promotional products, they have something for everyone at any budget. In addition to a variety of promotional products, EmbroidMe also offers embroidered corporate apparel and personalized gifts to further build visibility and brand awareness.

    About EmbroidMe:

    With hundreds of retail locations worldwide, EmbroidMe provides full-service custom embroidery and screen printing for apparel, as well as promotional products and gifts to both the private and commercial segments of the business community. To locate the store nearest you, visit: https://www.embroidme.com.

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  • New EmbroidMe Franchise Opens In Madrid Spain

    New EmbroidMe Franchise Opens In Madrid Spain

    Madrid, Spain (May 21, 2008) – EmbroidMe, the world’s largest embroidery franchise, has a new store at 4 Ferrer Del Rio, 6, under the ownership of local residents Maria Ines Marino and Ignacio Roca De Togores.

    Before becoming an EmbroidMe franchisee, Maria owned a cosmetic business for three years while Ignacio worked in the wine industry for over 15 years.

    “Discovering EmbroidMe came at a perfect time in my life because I was looking for a new business venture. Partnering with a successful international company such as EmbroidMe was an easy decision” says Maria. Ignacio found it easy to apply the American business philosophy and practices to the Spanish market.

    With hundreds of retail locations worldwide, EmbroidMe provides full-service custom embroidery and screen-printing for apparel, as well as promotional products and gifts to both the private and commercial segments of the business community.

    For more information on EmbroidMe in Madrid, contact Ines and Ignacio at (34)91-726-2597. For franchising information, please call (800)727-6720 x1368 or visit www.embroidme.com.

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  • Why Custom Uniforms from Embroidme Are More Than Just Clothes for Work or School

    Uniforms are required for many reasons by companies and schools. Uniforms create a cohesive look and help customers identify workers and students identify their peers. A quality uniform shows that the person wearing it is qualified, ready to work and carries the reputation of the company or the school, literally, on his sleeve. When a company issues a uniform to an employee it is a symbol of trust that says "you are a welcome member of our team." When a student puts on their school uniform it says "I am ready to learn and be a part of this class." There are a variety of reasons why uniforms are more than simply clothes that employees and students wear while working. EmbroidMe, a nationwide specialist in embroidery and screen printing, has defined important reasons why uniforms are more than just clothes for work.

    • Uniforms build awareness as "walking advertisements" for businesses and schools and give those wearing them a professional appearance while they are on-site or out amongst the community.
    • A premium uniform emphasizes a commitment to superior quality.
    • A uniform shows that the employee or student is serious about their business.
    • High-quality company uniforms save people money. They don't have to worry about building a wardrobe or taking the chance of damaging their personal clothes while performing their tasks.
    • They eliminate fashion competitions and the need for unpleasant confrontations about appropriate clothing at school, and even in the workplace.

    There are many compelling reasons to use uniforms, while custom uniforms can be a positive force for companies and schools. Uniforms from EmbroidMe are top-quality, and the large selection and affordability allow a company or school to stay one step ahead of its competition. There are a multitude of styles, fabrics and colors to create the "look and feel" of their company uniform. With more than 800,000 items to choose from, EmbroidMe has a marketing solution for every business, school or organization.

    About EmbroidMe: With hundreds of retail locations worldwide, EmbroidMe provides full-service custom embroidery and screen printing for apparel, promotional products and gifts to both the private and commercial segments of the business community. To locate the store nearest you, visit: https://www.embroidme.com.

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