Franchising Gives Back

How Wireless Zone's Strategic Pivots and Philanthropic Initiatives Have Helped the Brand Thrive Amid the Pandemic

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Businesses of all sizes are struggling amidst COVID-19. The pandemic has brought a weight of uncertainty for businesses, including forced closures, disrupted supply chains and lower consumer spending. In the wake of the pandemic, Wireless Zone wanted to find ways for their customers to not only continue to receive service and support, but also feel taken care of during the process. While some stores were focused on getting customers back in the door, safety became  an afterthought; Wireless Zone took the opposite approach.

AdvantaClean Franchisees Protect Community During Pandemic

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During difficult times, it is heartwarming to see how people respond to adversity by serving others. As we all struggle to deal with the many challenges faced due to COVID-19 this year, I am proud of the franchisees with AdvantaClean who have worked selflessly to help protect their communities.

AdvantaClean is a national franchise that specializes in indoor air quality, mold remediation and water damage restoration. Shortly after the COVID-19 outbreak, the company added building sanitizing and disinfection to its portfolio of services.

How CD One Price Cleaners Gave Back to Their Community During COVID-19

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CD One Price Cleaners, a high volume dry cleaner in the Chicagoland area, is always looking for ways to invest in the communities they serve, and that desire only grew during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Working with their franchisees, they knew that they wanted to help as many people as they could, especially healthcare workers and first responders. They were able to offer all healthcare workers and first responders 20 lbs of free wash and fold laundry each week through the initial shutdown phases. 

Feeding the Frontlines

At the start of the pandemic, when businesses were shutting down to comply with forced closures and the country was grappling with the spread of COVID-19, small business franchise owners stepped up to support the needs of their local communities. Clarke Williams, proud owner of a Jimmy John’s franchise located in the heart of Washington, D.C., was heartened by the quick response from local officials and vowed to offer his support.

Scenthound Offers Free Grooming to Dogs Adopted During Pandemic

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Despite all of the unfortunate news regarding COVID-19, some positive headlines managed to sweep the nation as animal shelters across the country were cleared out during the pandemic. With more time than ever at home, many Americans became new “pet parents” and grooming franchise Scenthound is giving back to them this month.

Massage Envy Franchisee Uplifts Community and Employees in Pandemic

For Lester Snyder, a franchisee of Massage Envy, the COVID-19 pandemic brought with it mandated location closures, and threatened the bottom line of his business model. In the face of this adversity, however, Snyder stepped up and gave back to his employees and, by extension, uplifting his community.

Interim HealthCare Gives Back

Since the onset of COVID-19, Interim HealthCare Inc., has continued its critical work caring for ongoing patients, as well as those who have contracted COVID-19. As this public health crisis began to put a massive strain on the available supply of personal protective equipment (PPE), Interim HealthCare knew it needed to act fast. Over the last few months, the company has sourced, vetted and negotiated essential PPE for its network of owners and operators.

Great Clips Franchisee Aids Stylists and Community

Steve Bixler, a multi-unit franchisee of Great Clips Inc. salons, has stepped up to give back to his employees and community in the time of uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic. In myriad ways, Bixler is a testament to his franchise system and providing opportunities for giving back across his locations in Central Texas.

Dark Days for Hospitals Brightened by Solatube

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Solatube International donates face shields to hospitals and NYPD.

With personal protective equipment (PPE) in short supply, Solatube® International Inc., the company that changed the natural light and fresh air industry, pivoted in 4 short days to produce and donate vital face shields for frontline workers who are putting their lives on the line to help others during the COVID-19 pandemic.