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This episode will discuss the movie “No Good Deed” starring Taraji P. Henson and Idris Elba and its impact on the negative portrayal of women as well as the negative image of African American women. The episode will discuss some of the subliminal messages that this movie portrays concerning women and the choices they make concerning being mothers vs. pursuing careers, staying at home vs. working, single parenting and the decision to get a divorce.
This week on Franchise Today, our guests are co-founders of Pinot's Palette, Charles Willis and Craig Ceccanti. They will discuss how they've started their "sip and paint" brand at the height of tough economic times and have successfully grown to a world-class franchise brand despite being a relatively new industry segment and entertainment option while competing against a multitude of copycat brands. Pinot's Palette has been ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine in its Annual Franchise 500 and recipient of Entrepreneur's Fastest Growing Franchise, Top Service Franchise and Top New Franchise awards in 2014. It has also been recognized as a leader in franchisee satisfaction by Franchise Business Review as FBR50 award winner two years in a row, 2014 above average in every category and ranked #8 in franchisee satisfaction in FBR’s Emerging Trends report.
Franchise Today is back and stronger than ever as it marches towards its 6th year on the air. After a period of organizational change and subsequent transition back to Franchise Foundry, Franchise Today founder, Paul Segreto is back as show host and his first guest is Mary Kennedy Thompson, President of Mr. Rooter Plumbing and Executive Vice President of The Dwyer Group.
About Our Guest
Mary Kennedy Thompson became president of Mr. Rooter Corporation in October 2006. Mary came to Mr. Rooter from national franchisor Cookies by Design, where she was president of the franchisor corporation. She came into the franchising industry as a franchisee first when in 1994, when she opened a Cookies by Design® franchise in Austin, Texas. In the next three years she opened two additional locations. As a multi-unit franchise owner, Mary led the company in market penetration and sales, earning awards for “Top Performer, “Outstanding Customer Service” and “Masters Award”.
In 2003 she earned her certified Franchise Executive certification from the International Franchise Association. Promoted to President of the company in 2004, Mary’s initiatives resulted in alliances with universal Studios, a new web site that provided an immediate increase in sales, and renewed franchisee/franchisor relations.
At the end of her first year as president of Mr. Rooter Corporation, U.S. Business Review selected Mary as one of its 2007 Editor’s Choice Executives of the Year. Today Mr. Rooter is the fastest growing plumbing franchise with more than 336 locations worldwide.
In 2014 Mary was promoted to Executive Vice President of the Dwyer Group while also retaining her current role as President of Mr. Rooter. As Executive Vice President she provides support to the CEO in the daily activities and operations of the company and its subsidiary brands.
This week on Franchise Today, host Paul Segreto welcomes as his guest, Evan Hackel, CEO of Ingage Consulting. Both members of the International Franchise Association's Franchise Relations Committee, Paul and Evan will focus on the franchise relationship and how engagement is the driving force in creating franchise brands that are "Better Together."
About Our Guest
Evan Hackel is the Founder and Principal of Ingage Consulting, a consulting firm focused on improving the performance of franchises by improving the relationship between franchisees and the franchisor. He is also the CEO of Tortal Training, the largest provider of training to the franchise industry.
Evan has over 30 years of experience in franchising. During that time, he helped start three different, successful franchising systems. He is very active in the franchise community. Evan isa co-chair of the International Franchise Association’s Knowledge Share Task Force, a board member of the New England Franchise Association and a Certified Franchise Executive.
Over the last eight years, Franchise Interviews weekly radio show has interviewed some amazing leaders in the world of franchising. This October, Franchise Interviews is featuring “Great Women Leaders in Franchising” month. Today’s Great Women Leaders in Franchising is with Hala Moddelmog. Hala Moddelmog served as president of the Arby’s franchise system. Arby’s has approximately 3,500 units and annual system-wide sales of approximately $3 billion. Under Hala’s leadership, Arby's had 12 repeated quarters of comparable store sales increases and increased EBITDA by 80 percent from 2011 to 2012. Her team created new brand positioning, launched new product platforms and new advertising campaigns and redesigned the logo.
In 2006, she was chosen as president and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s biggest grassroots organization working to eliminate breast cancer through teaching, knowledge, public policy and science throughout the globe. While she was president, Komen received its first-ever 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator, there was an increase the number of corporate sponsors and she led international mission delegations to Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
Moddelmog was the first woman to lead an international restaurant company when in 1995 she was named president of Church's Chicken, the world’s third largest chicken brand with 1,500+ restaurants in 15 countries and nearly $1 billion in system sales. During her tenure, Church’s Chicken experienced eight years of consecutive comparable sales increases, which outpaced the food service industry growth rate.
We have a great show today - We are meeting with Mark Dawson, CEO and President of bluefrog Plumbing + Drain.
Bluefrog Plumbing + Drain™ was launched in 2014 by a team with decades of plumbing franchise industry experience. It is a proud member of Home Brands Group™, which manages popular franchise companies that date back to 1979, including the Re-Bath® full bathroom remodeling brand. While bluefrog Plumbing + Drain™ is the newest national plumbing company, we've already made a splash, mixing proven systems and years of experience with new innovation and exceptional territory availabilit
James and Tim meet once again to discuss the brutally hilarious nature of the planet Sheep.
Join us for an episode of ZorCast where we'll be talking to three member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) about their exciting new initiative, the Franchise Action Network (FAN). FAN is a new program from the IFA helping to combat the current legislative and regulatory threats facing the franchise industry. You'll hear all about the network, learn about how and why you should get involved, and more.
About Out Guests
Erica Farage, Senior Director of Political Affairs & Grassroots Advocacy, manages IFA’s PAC and directs their grassroots strategy.
Chris Krueger, Director of Grassroots Advocacy, manages IFA’s grassroots network, the Franchise Action Network (FAN).
Riley Titus, Coordinator of Government Relations & Public Policy, supports the state and grassroots efforts of IFA.
Antonio James was born in Memphis, TN. He was raised by his mother and step-father in Northaven, but spent most of his teenage years in Hickory Hill with his father. He attended dozens of schools by his Freshmen year at Millington Central High School in Millington Central where he graduated in 2003.
Several months after graduation James enlisted in the United States Air Force. After one term, he return to his hometown of Memphis where hardships and lack of employment opportunities led him to discover a new hobby, filmmaking.
With the help of his uncle - he begin filming music videos for Media Workz and Catina Johnson, short films and commercials. Antonio talents as a director was quickly recognized by the local community where he was hired as a contractor for the Memphis Veteran Affairs Medical Center Public Affairs Videographer. He also became the official videographer for Al Sharpton's National Action Network, Memphis Chapter under Gregory Grant.
Shortly after, James decided to quit providing video and recording services and start producing TV and Films. With help, he was able to produce and direct his first feature, Trey the Movie. After completion Antonio moved to Los Angeles, where he currently resides.
James' 2013 film debut Trey the movie received International Films Award, from IFS, Texas Black film Festival and Action on Film International Film Festival in Monrovia, California.
Since his move to Los Angeles in February 2013, Antonio James has been a background extra in Zac Efron's feature film "Neighbors" and General Hospital.
Join Brett & Jon Rappaport on The Final Say every day, Monday through Friday from 3 to 4 PM EST, as we discuss and analyze current news, politics, policy, issues, and world events.
James S. Robbins joins us every Tuesday to discuss the latest political, policy, and security issues. Don't forget to order a copy of his new book The Real Custer.
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I will be joined by podcaster and author James Walton. You may know him from the I Am Liberty Show, or numerous articles in various preparedness publications. James is joining me to discuss his new book, “Our World: Recovered Journals”.
From the description of “Our World: Recovered Journals” on Amazon.com:
“Written in the form of a case study the book is collection of Journals studied by a man name J. Singfire. His anthropological study is on a period of time in America known as the Dark Decades (2019-2041) in which the country all but disintegrated.
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James Arthur Ray NYT bestselling author of Harmonic Wealth, published in 81 countries around the world and translated into 18 languages. James is also co-author of the groundbreaking film, The Secret. His experience as an entrepreneur earned his company a spot on the Inc.500 list in 2009 as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. James was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNNs Larry King Live, Piers Morgan Live, Good Morning America and many more internationally syndicated shows. At the top of his industry
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