BizCom Clients Headed for More Growth

Entrepreneur Magazine just released its Franchise 500 list for 2018, and we are proud to say several BizCom clients made the list. Published annually in the January/February issue of Entrepreneur, the iconic list ranks franchise concepts based on emerging trends and industries headed for growth in the coming year. [Read more…]

Dwyer Group Starts 2018 By Expanding Worldwide Headquarters

Our Client Dwyer Group, one of the world’s largest franchising companies of home service brands, kicked off 2018 by celebrating the completion of a new 18,000 square foot building on its Waco headquarters. BizCom attended last week’s ribbon cutting ceremony, which was also attended by members of the Waco City Council and Waco Chamber of Commerce.

Dwyer Group ribbon cutting

Pictured left to right: President of Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, Matt Meador; Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer of Dwyer Group Lisa Zoellner; President and CEO of Dwyer Group, Mike Bidwell; Chief Operating Officer of Dwyer Group, Mary Kennedy Thompson and Chief Information Officer, Shayne Mehringe pose for a photo prior to official ribbon cutting on January 9.

The $3.2 million project, managed by Built Wright Construction, began in early 2017 and brings the Waco headquarters to nearly 100,000 square feet of building space covering more than 12 acres of land.

The new building officially brings the entire Dwyer Group corporate team in Waco to one location, including the company’s executive offices, accounting and marketing departments and the ProTradeNet division.

Dwyer Group CEO and President Mike Bidwell spoke with Fox 44 Waco about the new building and what it means for Waco, and in his remarks to a crowd of more than 100 attendees, stated, “Being part of downtown Waco, we have witnessed the growth and investment in our great city for 37 years. This building and our evolving Dwyer Group campus is part of that thriving commitment not only to our business but also to our community.”

President and CEO of Dwyer Group Mike Bidwell

President and CEO of Dwyer Group Mike Bidwell addresses the crowd of over 100 at a ribbon cutting ceremony on January 9th.

It was a banner year in 2017 for Dwyer Group, which acquired two new brands, Bright & Beautiful and Countrywide Grounds Maintenance, bringing its roster to 17 franchise service brands. Also in 2017, Dwyer Group launched its comprehensive home services platform, Neighborly. The platform brings together Dwyer Group’s community of experienced service professionals and gives homeowners premium access to a network of experts at GetNeighborly.com – including landscaping, plumbing, painting, housecleaning and more.

Dwyer Group Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer Lisa Zoellner addressed the crowd and stated, “the same year we broke ground on this building, we also launched our online platform Neighborly and both were very deliberate investments to bring people together. As we connected Dwyer Group’s community of experienced service professionals, we also brought our team of professionals together at our Waco headquarters with that same connectedness in mind.”

We look forward to seeing Dwyer Group continue to thrive in 2018!

BizComPR is Getting in Shape, Adding Gold’s Gym to Client Roster

We’re kicking off our New Year’s resolutions and joining a gym! Specifically, BizCom recently added Gold’s Gym to our growing client roster.

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Jingle All the Way into 2018

‘Tis the season! That means it’s the time of the year to celebrate the news from the year across a roster of clients that made headlines for all the right reasons in 2017. [Read more…]

BizComPR gets a new gig — Working Solutions joins the family

One of the joys of working with the clients on our roster is the opportunity we have had over the years to promote so many creative, forward-thinking entrepreneurs and the companies they founded that changed, and in some cases created, entire industries.

You can now add Kim Houlne and the talented team at Working Solutions to that list! [Read more…]

Celebrating National Entrepreneurship Month

This month is for the dreamers! You know the ones. Everyone thought their idea was too big, too crazy, or too forward-thinking. Fast forward through years full of hard work, grit and determination, and those dreamers are now the entrepreneurs you’re listening to on podcasts, watching on TV and reading about as the faces behind some of our favorite brands.

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The growth of multi-brand franchising

One, two, three brands…. or more? There is a growing trend in the number of franchisors offering multiple concepts from under the same corporate roof, all with the goal to expedite successful growth and expansion. [Read more…]

Fall’s delicious publicity

Fall breeze and autumn leaves can only mean one thing — summer is over and we are certainly not mad about it!

Pumpkins are everywhere and some of our favorite brands are celebrating in a big way, offering delicious fall flavored sweets that are sure to (pumpkin) spice this season up! [Read more…]

When thought leadership & national security collide

The 2017 ASIS International Security Convention recently wrapped up in Dallas, bringing over 22,000 top security professionals from over 100 nations to the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center.

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BizCom celebrates 18 years of PR success, looks to #thefuture

We’re #adulting. BizCom Associates is officially 18 years old!!

It also means we’re voting age. So, we did what any honest, all-American business would do and held an election on where to celebrate. The ballots were stuffed, and an evening of cheers, beers, bowling and games at the local Pinstack won the occasion.

Then we got serious, like every 18 year-old after a party. [Read more…]