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Frog Street Launches New Early Childhood Assessment Portfolio Solution And Partners with Discount School Supply for Free School Supplies

This breakthrough solution for the early childhood industry includes the AIM Birth to Five Observational Assessment and the AIM Pre-K Criterion-Reference Assessment. The AIM Assessment Portfolio provides valid assessment content that can be embedded in any early childhood program enabling teachers to focus on meeting children where they are developmentally and supporting their progress through…

Brentwood Associates Announces Investment in Afterburn Holdings

Brentwood Associates (“Brentwood”), a leading middle-market private equity investment firm, announced it has acquired a majority interest in Afterburn Holdings, LLC (“Afterburn Holdings” or the “Company”). Afterburn Holdings is a leading Orangetheory® Fitness franchisee that operates 12 studios and oversees an additional eight studios in Houston, Texas. Current operators, Jim Potesta and Marty Reichenthal, will…

Blaze Pizza tops this year’s Fast & Serious list, our annual ranking of the 40 smartest-growing

The 300-location mark is a pretty big deal in franchising; it’s a milestone that few concepts ever reach. Just 108 franchised brands have grown beyond the 300 mark. It was a nice milestone at Blaze, but when the company ticked over 300 in November 2018, CEO Jim Mizes didn’t spend too much time patting his…

Marshall Retail Group opens speciality stores at New York LaGuardia and Los Angeles airports

Marshall Retail Group (MRG), the largest independent speciality retailer in the US airport, casino and resort market, has opened new stores at New York LaGuardia Airport’s new Terminal B, and at Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 1. At LaGuardia, the 1,900sq ft (177sq m) District Market concept– among the first set of new retail options at…