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Dec. 21 , 2006

Concerto Networks is Ranked #439 in the 2007 Franchise 500 by Entrepreneur

Concerto Networks, Inc., a San Diego headquartered company with franchise locations throughout the U.S., New Zealand, Spain, Ireland and the UK, is pleased to announce its ranking of 439 in the 2007 Franchise 500® by Entrepreneur Media.

The Franchise 500 was published this week and can be viewed online at Entrepreneur's website along with complete details regarding the rankings. The print edition of the Franchise 500 by Entrepreneur Magazine is available now on newsstands.

The initial Franchise 500 in 1980 was the first ranking of franchises in the industry. Though other groups have compiled similar types of franchise lists, Entrepreneur's Franchise 500® is still considered the best and most comprehensive rating of franchises in the world. Over the years, they have polished and perfected their ranking procedure, creating a formula that accurately identifies today's top franchise opportunities for their readers.

 



Dec. 18 , 2006

Concerto Networks Announces Further U.S. Expansion with Award of Portland, Oregon Franchise

Concerto Networks, Inc., a San Diego headquartered company with franchise locations throughout the U.S., New Zealand, Spain, Ireland and the UK, announced further expansion within the United States.  Concerto Networks has announced the award of the first franchise owner within Portland, OR. 

The newest member to join the growing international franchise network brings a wealth of business, technology and leadership experience to their new post and will begin their new business technology solutions franchise in early 2007 and has completed training at the December 2006 session of Concerto Networks University™. A special congratulations to the class of December 2006!

 


Dec. 18 , 2006

Concerto Networks Announces Growth of Franchise Network in the United Kingdom with Launch of Swansea Franchise

Concerto Networks, Inc., a San Diego headquartered company with franchise locations throughout the U.S., New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, Spain and the United Kingdom (UK) announced further expansion within the UK. Concerto Networks has announced the launch of the first franchise owner to serve the Swansea, Wales area. The proud Franchise Owner, Chris Sander, will begin operations of his technology solutions franchise in early 2007. Chris completed training at the December 2006 session of Concerto Networks University™.

Congratulations to this newest member to join the growing international franchise network. Chris brings a wealth of business, technology and leadership experience to his new post.

From Left to Right: Concerto Networks Franchise Owner, Chris Sander

and Concerto Networks Director, Eric Tobias


Dec. 11, 2006

Franchise Market Magazine Lists Concerto Networks in the Top 100 New Franchises

 

The 2006 fall edition of Franchise Market Magazine lists Concerto Networks computer and technology franchise among the Top 100 New franchises formed since the year 2000.  It is estimated that nearly 1,000 franchise concepts have been introduced in the last six years, Franchise Market Magazine selected the Top 100 to highlight. 

       

Concerto Networks in the Top 100  

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Dec. 8, 2006

Maryland Welcomes Concerto Networks with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Concerto Networks Sponsors the NRG's Energy For Business Summit and Tradeshow

The Network Referral Group (NRG) of Maryland welcomed Concerto Networks Franchise Owner Mitchell Glassman to the community with a ribbon cutting ceremony December 8th, 2006 in conjunction with the NRG Summit and Tradeshow at the Hilton Columbia. Concerto Networks of Maryland was the proud corporate sponsor for the event. Other Concerto Networks Franchise Owners from surrounding areas were also in attendance to support their newest team member.  Mitchell proudly displayed his mobile business with his Concerto Networks vehicle now ready and available for on-demand business technology solutions for small-and medium-sized businesses in the Baltimore, Columbia and Catonsville, MD areas.

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Oct. 30, 2006

Concerto Networks Welcomes Class of October 2006 to the Franchise Family

Concerto Networks, Inc., a San Diego headquartered company with franchise locations throughout the U.S., New Zealand, Spain, Ireland and the UK, announced further expansion within the United States.  Concerto Networks has announced the award of the first franchise owners within the Washington, DC and Virginia Beach, VA areas, upon completion of Concerto Networks University at the Home Office in San Diego, CA.

Congratulations to this newest member to join the growing international franchise network of business technology solutions providers.

From Left to Right: Franchise Owner, Clide Cork, Jr.

and Concerto Networks Founder & CEO, Raymond Hivoral


Oct. 6, 2006

Concerto Networks® Board Members Recognized As San Diego's Most Influential

The Daily Transcript Lists William W. Eigner and John Hawkins In The Top 120 Influentials for 2006

Concerto Networks, Inc., a multi-national franchise company that provides complete business technology solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), announced its Board of Directors Member, William W. Eigner, and Board of Advisors Member, John Hawkins, made The San Diego Daily Transcript’s Top Influentials List for 2006. The list’s recipients were determined by The Daily Transcript's editorial board and selected from nominations submitted by their readership. The 120 Top Influentials will be honored and profiled in The Daily Transcript’s November 2, 2006 Top Influentials and Anniversary special publication.

“I am flattered by the recognition from making the Transcript’s Top Influentials list,” said Mr. Eigner. “I believe that my involvement with such an ethical and innovative company such as Concerto Networks helps me contribute to the community.”

Other leaders who made the list include other well known San Diegans such as Irwin Jacobs of Qualcomm, Congressman Duncan Hunter, Padres Owner John Moores, Ralph Rubio of Rubio Restaurants, and Jessie Knight Jr. of Sempra Energy, to name a few. The November 2, 2006 special publication will be tabloid-size and bound with a glossy cover, and will profile 120 of today’s most influential business leaders and their companies.

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Sept. 25, 2006

Concerto Networks Welcomes Class of September 2006 to the Franchise Family

Concerto Networks, Inc., a San Diego headquartered company with franchise locations throughout the U.S., New Zealand, Spain, Ireland and the UK, announced further expansion within the United States.  Concerto Networks has announced the award of the first franchise owner within the state of Maryland.  Mitchell Glassman will be the first franchisee to serve the Baltimore, Maryland area upon completion of Concerto Networks University at the Home Office in San Diego, CA.

Congratulations to this newest member to join the growing international franchise network of business technology solutions providers. Mitchell brings over 20 years of IT and business expertise to his new post with Concerto Networks.

Congratulations to Franchise Owner Mitchell Glassman

From Left to Right: Franchise Owner, Mitchell Glassman

and Concerto Networks Director, Eric Tobias


Sept. 19, 2006

Concerto Networks® to Deliver Complete Technology Management Solutions to the San Diego USS Midway Museum

Concerto Networks, Inc., an international franchise company that provides complete business technology solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), announced today its San Diego, CA franchisees will provide ongoing technology support to the USS Midway Museum corporate offices as part of the San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum. The USS Midway and Concerto Networks signed a two year agreement for Concerto Networks to provide participating employees of the corporate offices with Information Technology (IT) related support, including initial set up of updated technology equipment through their Simple Office™ Support Plans.

“Our teams are excited to begin working with the solution providers from Concerto Networks of San Diego,” said Mac McLaughlin, President and CEO for the USS Midway Museum. “Their proactive approach to technology management as well as their access to the latest in technology products and services will greatly aid our team’s overall business productivity.”

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USS Midway Aircraft Carrier, 1951

Photo Courtesy San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum


Aug. 30, 2006

Concerto Networks Announces Further U.S. Expansion in Washington DC, Utah and Virginia

Concerto Networks, Inc., a San Diego headquartered company with franchise locations throughout the U.S., New Zealand, Spain, Ireland and the UK, announced further expansion within the United States.  Concerto Networks has announced the launch of the second franchise owner within Virginia, who will serve the Virginia Beach area, and its first franchise owners in Washington DC and Park City, Utah. 

Congratulations to these newest members to join the growing international franchise network. The new franchise owners bring a wealth of business, technology and leadership experience to their new posts and will begin their new business technology solutions franchises after completing training at Concerto Networks University™.

 


Aug. 14, 2006

Concerto Networks Announces Official Launch of First Franchise in Fort Collins, Colorado to Offer Technology Solutions

Concerto Networks announced today its newest franchise owner, Thomas Schehr, is operating the first Concerto Networks Business Technology Solutions Franchise to serve the Northern Colorado area. Concerto Networks provides complete business technology solutions and consulting to small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Schehr brings more than 25 years of Information Technology (IT), entrepreneurial and leadership experience to his new post with Concerto Networks. As part of his new venture, Schehr has also joined the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce.

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June 21, 2006

Concerto Networks Announces Further U.S. Expansion with Launch of First Franchise in Colorado and Second in Florida

Concerto Networks, a San Diego headquartered company with franchise locations throughout the U.S., New Zealand, Spain, Ireland and the UK announced further expansion within the United States. Concerto Networks has announced the launch of the second franchise owner within Florida to serve the Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale areas and its first franchise owner in Colorado to serve the Fort Collins-Loveland area. Congratulations to these newest members to join the growing international franchise network. The new franchise owners bring a wealth of business, technology and leadership experience to their new posts.

From Left to Right: Concerto Networks Franchise Owner for Northern Colorado, Thomas Schehr and Concerto Networks Director, Eric Tobias


June 1, 2006

Franchising Veteran Peter Holt Added to Board of Advisors at Concerto Networks, Inc.

Concerto Networks, Inc., a multi-national franchise company that provides complete business technology solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), has appointed Peter D. Holt, Executive in Residence for Great Hill Partners, to a position on its Board of Advisors.

Holt brings over 20 years of franchise, business and marketing experience to his new position on the Concerto Networks Board of Advisors including time as Chief Operating Officer of 24seven Vending (US) Inc., a New Zealand based, publicly traded company starting a franchise system in the United States.  Mr. Holt worked seven years for Mail Boxes Etc. (MBE), the last three years as Executive Vice President, Franchise Sales and Development.  MBE (now called The UPS Store) is the world’s largest franchisor of retail centers specializing in shipping, business and communications services.  During his tenure the franchise system grew to more than 4,000 retail locations, including some 1,300 centers operating in 34 countries around the world.  Prior to that, Mr. Holt was Vice President of International for I Can’t Believe It’s Yogurt (ICBIY) and Java Coast Fine Coffees, affiliates of The Brice Group. Headquartered in Dallas, ICBIY was a franchise system of over 1,300 frozen yogurt outlets operating in 35 countries. Mr. Holt began his career in franchising at the International Franchise Association (IFA), the oldest and largest trade association in the world serving the interests of businesses that franchise.

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May 25, 2006

Concerto Networks Announces Former WIS International CEO Added to Board of Advisors

Concerto Networks, Inc., a multi-national franchise company that provides complete business technology solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), has appointed I. Edward Tonkon II, Senior Advisor partnering with Sterling Investment Partners, L.L.P. and Former Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors of WIS International, to a position on its Board of Advisors.

Tonkon brings over 20 years of senior executive leadership experience in the publicly-traded and private equity corporate environments of retail and business to business outsourcing to his new position on the Board of Advisors.

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May 3, 2006

A New Family Friendly Search Engine

Concerto Networks Area Developer, Steve Pollak, was interviewed by his local news station, WKRC 12 Cincinnati, for a story on a new way to filter what your family can see when they access the internet.

The internet is said to have some three billion websites ... and that means at least thousands of opportunities for your children to run into trouble. When innocently researching a topic for a school paper they could unwillingly be directed to sites you wouldn't want your children to see. Learn what program was tested and worked. Read the Full Article Here or Watch the Video!


April 25, 2006

Shopping For Local Phone Service in the Digital Age

Concerto Networks Area Developer, Steve Pollak, was interviewed by his local news station, WKRC 12 Cincinnati, for a recent look at shopping for local phone service in the digital age.

Maybe you've seen the ads from companies, like Vonage or Time Warner Cable, asking for your home telephone business. It's a whole new world when it comes to phone service. People call this new phone competitor many different things ... cable phone, digital phone, computer phones or voice over IP (VoIP). They all refer to the same thing. It's a new way to get phone service that doesn't come from Cincinnati Bell or copper twisted wires. You do need to have high speed internet access, and the home phone you already have will work. Read the Full Article Here or Watch the Video!


April 24, 2006

Concerto Networks Announces Further U.S. Expansion in Indiana and Wisconsin

Concerto Networks, a San Diego headquartered company with franchise locations throughout the U.S., New Zealand, Spain, Ireland and the UK announced further expansion within the United States. Concerto Networks has announced the launch of the second franchise owner within Indiana to serve the Indianapolis area and its first franchise owner in Wisconsin. Congratulations to these newest members to join the growing international franchise network. The new franchise owners bring a wealth of business, technology and leadership experience to their new posts.

 


March 21, 2006

Concerto Networks Announces Further Growth in Michigan with Launch of Second Franchise Owner To Offer Business Technology Solutions in Detroit

Concerto Networks announced today its newest franchise owner, Scott MacMartin, will begin operations of his new Concerto Networks Business Technology Solutions Franchise to serve the Detroit, MI area in April 2006 after completion of Concerto Networks University™ at Global Headquarters in San Diego, CA. Concerto Networks provides complete business technology solutions and consulting to small and medium sized businesses. Concerto Networks of Detroit will bring more than 7 years of technology, engineering and management and business experience to his new post with Concerto Networks.


Feb. 27, 2006

Concerto Networks Announces Growth of Franchise Network in Spain

Concerto Networks, Inc., a San Diego headquartered company with franchise locations throughout the U.S., New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, Spain and the United Kingdom (UK) announced further expansion within Spain. Concerto Networks has announced the launch of the first franchise owners to serve Spain including the city of Zaragoza. Congratulations to these newest members to join the growing international franchise network. They will begin operations of their business technology solutions franchises after completing training at Concerto Networks University™ at the Concerto Networks of Spain headquarters in Barcelona in late March 2006.

The new franchise owners bring a wealth of business, technology and leadership experience to their new posts. These initial franchise awards come just a few months after the launch of the Master Franchise for Spain to master franchise owner Antonio Tutusaus.


Feb. 27, 2006

Concerto Networks Announces Growth of Franchise Network in the UK

Concerto Networks, Inc., a San Diego headquartered company with franchise locations throughout the U.S., New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, Spain and the United Kingdom (UK) announced further expansion within the UK. Concerto Networks has announced the launch of the first franchise owners to serve the UK including Liverpool, Merseyside and Bournemouth, Hampshire. Congratulations to these newest members to join the growing international franchise network. They will begin operations of their business technology solutions franchises after completing training at Concerto Networks University™ at the Concerto Networks (UK) Limited headquarters in London in late March 2006.

The new franchise owners bring a wealth of business, technology and leadership experience to their new posts. These initial franchise awards come just a few months after the launch of the Master Franchise for the UK to master franchise owner Graham Williams.

Press Release


Feb. 3, 2006

CONCERTO NETWORKS BRINGS SIMPLE OFFICE™ TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS TO AUSTRALIA

Concerto Networks, Inc., a business technology franchise company, announced further international expansion with the award of its fifth master franchise license. Justin Worsley, the Concerto Networks master franchise owner for New Zealand, will expand his business to include Australia. Justin will officially launch his business in June 2006 to provide complete office technology solutions for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) throughout Australia. In addition to the service offerings for business, Justin will also be developing the franchise opportunity for professionals ready to start their own business technology solutions business in New Zealand and Australia.

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Jan. 23, 2006

Concerto Networks Announces Further International Expansion with Launch of Ireland Franchise

Concerto Networks, a business technology franchise company, announced further international expansion with the award of its fourth master franchise license. Michael Cotter, the new Concerto Networks master franchise owner, will officially launch his business in March 2006 to provide complete office technology solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) throughout Ireland. Michael will begin operations of his master franchise after completing training at Concerto Networks University™ in San Diego. Michael brings over 20 years of technology, business and management experience to the network.