Franchising Gives Back
Each woman has in her own way served as a light in her community: fighting, championing for the cure and in some uplifting cases, beating breast cancer. After hearing their inspiring stories, national rent-to-own tire retail franchise, RNR Tire Express (RNR), wanted to give back in a small way to celebrate these strong women.
How Wireless Zone's Strategic Pivots and Philanthropic Initiatives Have Helped the Brand Thrive Amid the Pandemic
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With the world changing so quickly around us, it is important for CMIT Solutions to support the local communities they are in during the good times and the bad. As a brand, CMIT Solutions is dedicated to being a trusted partner and giving back to the community is just one way it lives up to that value.
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.
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.