Barbershop Franchise, Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club®, Location in Thornton Park Acquired By Corporate Office

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Sep 14th, 2009

Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club®, an upscale men’s barbershop franchise, is announcing a change in management for its Thornton Park location in Downtown Orlando

Orlando, Fla. – September 14, 2009Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® is an upscale men’s Barbershop concept that offers membership plans allowing unlimited haircuts and shaves at various price structures. The Clubs are designed in the upscale, classic tradition of America’s bygone years, when men took a break from the stresses of the outside world to enjoy a high quality grooming experience at the neighborhood barbershop. 

Kennedy’s International Franchising, LLC has recently bought the Thornton Park Kennedy’s location, making it the first Kennedy’s club operated by the corporate office.  Kennedy’s International Franchising, LLC is now looking for more barbershops to possibly acquire and convert. 

Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® CEO, Chris Hurn, said, “The Thornton Park location in Orlando has been one of our cornerstone clubs and we are excited to have the opportunity to continue to serve our Downtown Orlando members.” 

Kennedy’s International Franchising LLC has now sold 51 clubs to be built across the country, up from only five in January of 2009. Some of these locations include Rockville, MD, Nashville, TN and Manhattan. There are currently franchise opportunities available in nearly 50 states, and the Kennedy’s team is offering special incentives to help honorably discharged Veterans of the United States Armed Forces integrate themselves back into civilian society. 

Chris Hurn, Tony Zara, JW Dicks, Esq. and Nick Nanton, Esq. launched Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® along with its corresponding website, in late 2008. 

The Thornton Park Kennedy’s Club is located in downtown Orlando, FL at 716 E. Washington Street.

Learn more about Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® by visiting, and to get more information about franchise opportunities, contact:

Bryan Glass, Franchise Development, Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® at 1-800-31-SHAVE or


About Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club®: 

Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® is a Franchise Concept for discerning gentlemen who are looking for an experience that is the polar opposite of your everyday haircut from the “big chains.” Like most gentlemen, the founders felt out of place at the salons frequented by their wives and the local strip-mall walk-in “chop shops,” so they decided to create a place where they would ENJOY getting the grooming services they need . . . rather than dreading it. While most hair salons cater to women and children, Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® caters to discerning gentlemen looking for a fine grooming experience with the old-world charm of your father’s barbershop. Offering the finest in haircuts for men, the lost art of straight-razor shaves, and a modern selection of grooming products, Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® is sure to be your favorite sanctuary to relax and enjoy The Best Haircut and Straight-Razor Shave You’ve Ever Had, or it’s Free™! 

Learn more about Kennedy’s by visiting



The Celebrity Branding® Agency Announces The Opening of First Celebrity Branding® Agency Franchise in Canada

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Sep 2nd, 2009

Celebrity Business Makers and co-authors of Celebrity Branding You™, JW Dicks and Nick Nanton, are announcing the opening of McIntyre & Associates Celebrity Branding® Agency, their first branding agency franchisee in Canada. 

Orlando, Fla. – September 2, 2009 – Tapping into the entrepreneurial spirit that helped launch Dicks, Nanton and Glass Celebrity Branding® Agency here in the United States, J.W. Dicks, Esq. and Nick Nanton, Esq. are proud to announce the opening of their first Celebrity Branding® Agency franchisee in Canada, McIntyre & Associates Celebrity Branding® Agency. 

McIntyre & Associates Celebrity Branding® Agency will be helmed by Boldly Beautiful International CEO and founder Dawn McIntyre.  McIntyre will be implementing the proven Celebrity Branding® methods throughout her territories of Calgary, Alberta and Banff, Alberta. 

The Celebrity Branding® Agency melds the traditional outlets of mass media and the burgeoning world of targeted media, including offline and online media to create momentum, start a buzz, and drive attention to their clients. Using modern media strategies based on tried and true principles, fashioning a blend of online and offline marketing platforms (including social media) to convey a single and penetrating, personality driven message, the Celebrity Branding® Agency has created an unbeatable business model for the modern age. It’s a blend of ad agency and PR firm meets modern business development and marketing consultant that then integrates multiple channels of media to drive home a single, unforgettable theme—and even includes accountability. 

Principals in The Celebrity Branding® Agency, co-authors of the bestselling book Celebrity Branding YOU™ and partners in the TV and media enterprise America’s PremierExperts®, Dicks and Nanton have spent years developing the Celebrity Branding® potential of professionals and business owners, and have now expanded into Canada. 

“We tested the system by developing the Dicks, Nanton and Glass’ Celebrity Branding® Agency,” says Dicks, “and now franchisees will have a chance to open up their own Celebrity Branding® Agencies on a local level. The national and international credibility that our agencies can bring to a local business owner is a great testament to the new methods of media and marketing that technology and new media have afforded us. This type of franchise can be a profit center for a smart entrepreneur seeking to launch a new business or as an addition to an existing professional service business. In this economy where people are constantly reinventing themselves and venturing into new careers, there is unlimited potential.” 

The goal of JW Dicks, Esq. and Nick Nanton, Esq. with this venture is to build the largest independently owned Media, Marketing, PR and Branding Agency in the world—and they know the best way to achieve that aim is to have a trusted advisor (i.e. the franchisee) in every city. 

To find out more about Celebrity Branding® Agency Franchises visit 


The Celebrity Branding® Agency: The Celebrity Branding® Agency is a Media, Marketing, PR and Business Development agency that guarantees results and specializes in Celebrity Branding® entrepreneurs, authors, speakers and professionals as celebrity experts in their field of business and helps them expand nationwide. JW Dicks, Esq. & Nick Nanton, Esq., NewMedia and Business Development experts, focus on helping their clients build fan bases that can be monetized through their unique blend of Media, Marketing & PR…Guaranteed™. For more information about The Celebrity Branding® Agency visit

 Important Notice: The Celebrity Branding Agency® is not currently being offered in California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Rhode Island, North Dakota, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin at this time. 


Mercantile Capital Corporation Appoints Four New SBA 504 Loan Specialists

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Sep 1st, 2009

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — Mercantile Capital Corporation, which ranks as one of the nation’s leading providers of U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 loans for small business owners who want to acquire or develop their own facilities, recently appointed four new SBA 504 loan specialists. 

Christopher G. Hurn, CEO of Mercantile Capital Corporation, said he promoted Jon DeJulio from intern to marketing associate. 

Yelena Sulyagina was promoted from intern to credit analyst.  

Tammy Hennen was named operations administrator and Carolyn Skog was named credit analyst.  Both Hennen and Skog have more than 20 years of experience. 

For more information contact

Chris Hurn, CEO, Mercantile Capital Corporation, 407-786-5040

Geof Longstaff, Chairman, Mercantile Capital Corporation, 407-786-5040

Larry Vershel, Larry Vershel Communications 407-644-4142


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