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Franchise Interviews Honors our Military Veterans

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First, we are meeting with Kevin Wilkerson.  Kevin and Laurel Wilkerson own a Marco’s Pizza franchise in Broken Arrow, OK.  Kevin spent 24 years as an Army Infantry Officer and retired in 2005 as a full Colonel.  Laurel served on active duty with the Army as an attorney for over 20 years, retiring in 2008.  He later learned of Marco’s and decided to get involved in entrepreneurship.   

Next, we meet with Chris Rolen.  Chris spent eight years on active duty in the Army, including a 2002 deployment to Iraq for Operation Enduring Freedom.  Chris decided to open a Weed Man franchise and received a 25% veteran’s discount.  He opened Weed Man of Loveland in January 2012 and participates in a program called Project Evergreen, a service that reaches out to wounded warriors. 

Did you know one in three seniors in the United States is a veteran or surviving spouse of a veteran?  Every day, many of these men and women go without the health care they need simply because of lack of information or assistance.  Recognizing this, Home Helpers, one of the nation’s leading senior care franchises specializing in comprehensive home healthcare services and companionship, has teamed up with Veterans Care Coordination to provide an easier path for veterans and surviving spouses to receive the benefits to which they are entitled and deserve.

We are meeting with Emma Dickison, the President of Home Helpers – For over a decade, Home Helpers’ Compassionate Caregivers have been providing one-on-one companion care  and in home care services to seniors, new and expectant mothers, working parents and individuals in need of continuing and recuperative home care.