Minneapolis-based Snap Fitness says it wants to nearly double its 12-center Middle Tennessee network over the next five years. Local franchisee Bill Hancock recently opened the company's latest 24/7 club on North Mt. Juliet Road. Snap Fitness' facilities are small, ranging between just 2,500 to 3,000 square feet, and don't require contracts.
“We offer a fitness product that gives members the basics and screams value,” said Bill Hancock, owner of the new Snap Fitness club in Mt. Juliet. “People are always drawn to value. It’s a strong word in this industry and it gets undermined often.”
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Chem-Dry, the cleaning services franchisor moved here this year by veteran local executive Dan Tarantin, has added three franchise groups to its roster. The entrepreneurs will market Chem-Dry in parts of Connecticut, Georgia and Texas.
A two-year-old staffing venture has recruited the former COO of solar panel parts maker Shoals Technology Group to lead its expansion into Middle Tennessee. John Maros says now is a "strategic time" to team up with Dallas-based Nectir.
“The Nectir business model is an excellent fit for a business professional who has some form of staffing experience or a network of contacts who would benefit from staffing services,” says Abid Abedi, CEO and Founder of Nectir. “Given his background of business growth and staffing knowledge, John Maros is just the type of professional we are looking for to expand the Nectir brand. We are confident his business will be successful and continue to grow.”
WelcomeMat Services, a young franchisor of advertising bundles to new residents, has signed up a franchisee for the Nashville market. The move is part of a broader national push that seeks to take advantage of a strengthening housing market by adding new technological features to the tried-and-true move-in marketing model.
[I]ts specialized patented technology stores and logs customer demographics for use by the local businesses it supports. It’s the first and only cooperative mail service to employ proprietary technology that enables new resident information to be barcoded onto every gift check, allowing clients to receive free customized tracking and information reports regarding responses to their offers.