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Dec. 22, 2005

Concerto Networks Announces Further Expansion In Florida and Michigan

Concerto Networks, a San Diego headquartered company with franchise locations throughout the U.S., New Zealand, Spain and the UK announced further expansion within the United States. Concerto Networks has announced the launch of the second franchise owner to serve the Detroit, Michigan area and its second franchise owner in Southern Florida to service the North Miami, Florida 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.

 


Dec. 13, 2005

CONCERTO NETWORKS ANNOUNCES NEW SERVICE OFFERINGS TO BRING PROACTIVE TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS TO SMBs

Concerto Networks, Inc., an international franchise company that provides complete business technology solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), announced today the launch of its new technology support plans to bring customers cost-effective, proactive technology management solutions which utilize the latest in secure remote technology. The new Simple Office™ Support plans represent a comprehensive solution beyond the typical technology repair and hourly service rates traditionally available to SMBs. The company’s new offerings are easily summarized in the marketing campaign’s tagline, “Say ‘Goodbye’ to Hourly Rates™”.

“I’m excited to be able to offer my clients these affordably priced and unique support plans,” said Concerto Networks franchise owner Steve Pollak of Cincinnati, Ohio. “They represent a tremendous value to my clients and it will enable me to heal the pain that businesses have felt with traditional technical support offerings. They no longer have to wonder what they are getting for their technology investment and what it is going to cost them. Preserving their technology and their company’s critical data can be done for less than what they might spend on other administrative expenses and can be implemented easily and affordably with our new plans.”

 

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Dec. 12 , 2005

Concerto Networks First Franchise Owner To Offer Business Technology Solutions In North Carolina

Concerto Networks announced today its newest Area Developer and Franchise Owner, Eve Barkley, will begin operations of her new Concerto Networks Business Technology Solutions Franchise to serve the Chapel Hill and Durham, NC area in late December 2005 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 Chapel Hill, NC will bring more than 10 years of Information Technology (IT), entrepreneurial and business experience to her new post with Concerto Networks. Eve is also the first female Concerto Networks Area Developer and first Concerto Networks Area Developer and Franchise Owner in North Carolina.


Dec. 8, 2005

Concerto Networks Announces Further U.S. Expansion

Concerto Networks, a San Diego headquartered company with franchise locations throughout the US, New Zealand, Spain and the UK announced further expansion within the United States. Concerto Networks has announced the launch of the first franchise owners to service territories in Michigan, Indiana and Tennessee. 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.

 


Nov. 16, 2005

Concerto Networks Announces Further Franchise Development in Southern California

Concerto Networks announced today its newest franchise owner will begin operations of his new Concerto Networks Business Technology Solutions Franchise to serve the Los Angeles, CA area in December 2005 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 Los Angeles will bring more than 5 years of Information Technology (IT), entrepreneurial and business experience to his new post with Concerto Networks.


Nov. 15, 2005

Concerto Networks Announces First Franchise Owner To Offer Business Technology Solutions In Fort Wayne, IN

Concerto Networks announced today its newest franchise owner, Herman Kroemer, will begin operations of his new Concerto Networks Business Technology Solutions Franchise to serve Fort Wayne, IN in late November 2005 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 Fort Wayne will bring more than 15 years of Information Technology (IT), entrepreneurial and business experience to his new post with Concerto Networks.


Nov. 9, 2005

Houston, TX Welcomes Concerto Networks with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Chamber of Commerce Cy-Fair Houston will welcome the first Concerto Networks Franchise Owner  to serve the Southeast Texas area, Gary Gray, to the community with a ribbon cutting ceremony November 10th, 2005 at 5:30pm at the Chamber's offices. The Chamber will officiate the ribbon cutting along with members of their Ambassador Committee. Gary will also proudly display his mobile business with his Concerto Networks Scion vehicle now ready and available for on-demand business technology solutions for small-and medium-sized businesses in Southeast Texas.


Oct. 21, 2005

Concerto Networks Announces Further International Expansion with Launch of UK Franchise

Concerto Networks, a business technology franchise company, announced international expansion with the award of its third international master franchise license. Graham Williams, the new Concerto Networks master franchise owner, will officially launch his business in December 2005 to provide complete office technology solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) throughout the United Kingdom with an initial focus in London. Graham will begin operations of his master franchise in London after completing training at Concerto Networks University™ in San Diego. Graham brings over 20 years of business and management experience to the network.


Oct. 14, 2005

Concerto Networks Welcomes its Newest Members

Concerto Networks University™ welcomes its new members for the classes of 2005. They join the Concerto Networks Franchise System with a variety of professional business, military and technical experiences:

  • Greg B.
  • Shaun C.
  • Graham W.
  • Arsen M.

Franchise interests and future grand openings include California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Maryland. Contact franchiseinfo@concertonetworks.com for more information on Franchise Opportunities.


Aug. 25, 2005

Concerto Networks Announces International Expansion in Spain

Concerto Networks, a business technology franchise company, announced international expansion with the award of its second international master franchise license. Antonio Tutusaus, the new Concerto Networks master franchise owner, will officially launch his business in September 2005 to provide complete office technology solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) throughout Spain. Master Franchise Owner Antonio Tutusaus will begin operations of his master franchise in Spain after completing August training at Concerto Networks University™ in San Diego. Antonio brings over 15 years of business and management experience to the network.


Aug. 17, 2005

Concerto Networks Announces First Franchise Owner To Offer Business Technology Solutions In Houston, TX

Concerto Networks announced today its newest franchise owner, Gary Gray, will begin operations of his new Concerto Networks Business Technology Solutions Franchise to serve Houston, TX in early September 2005 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 Houston will bring more than 10 years of Information Technology (IT), entrepreneurial and leadership experience to his new post with Concerto Networks.


August 5, 2005

Concerto Networks® Moves its Global Headquarters within Downtown San Diego, CA

Concerto Networks, Inc. is relocating its global headquarters to The Ward Building at 610 West Ash Street, San Diego, CA. The new location is just a few blocks from their former headquarters at The Koll Center.

"The Ward Building provides us a high quality facility and a strategic position to service the growth of our world class franchise network. This location will also offer us an efficient and flexible environment to host Discovery Days, conduct onsite training and to provide ongoing support to our international franchise network of business technology solution providers," said Raymond Hivoral, Founder & CEO.

Concerto Networks' new global headquarters is located in Downtown San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood. It is conveniently close to all, a five minute shuttle ride from the San Diego International Airport and walking distance from the Amtrak Santa Fe Train Station, San Diego Trolley, San Diego Convention Center and various hotels.


 


August 1 , 2005

Concerto Networks Announces First Franchise Owner To Offer Business Technology Solutions In Honolulu, HI

Concerto Networks announced today its newest franchise owner, Roosevelt Harper, will begin operations of his new Concerto Networks Business Technology Solutions Franchise to serve Honolulu, HI in August 2005 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 (SMBs) internationally. Concerto Networks of Honolulu will bring more than 10 years of Information Technology (IT), entrepreneurial and leadership experience to his new post with Concerto Networks.


July/Aug. 2005 Concerto Networks University™ welcomes its new members for the classes of 2005. They join the Concerto Networks Franchise System with a variety of professional business, military and technical experiences:
  • David S.
  • Devon F.
  • Antonio T.
  • Roosevelt H.
  • Gary G.

Franchise interests and future grand openings include California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Maryland. Contact franchiseinfo@concertonetworks.com for more information on Franchise Opportunities.


June 9, 2005 Concerto Networks University™ welcomes its new members for the classes of 2005. They join the Concerto Networks Franchise System with a variety of professional business, military and technical experiences:
  • Wilford M.
  • Shawn H.
  • J.R.

Franchise interests and future grand openings include California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Maryland. Contact franchiseinfo@concertonetworks.com for more information on Franchise Opportunities.


June 1, 2005

ComputerUser - Seattle, Local Profile-Concerto Networks, High-powered support for small businesses

Although a small business might have a bevy of technology, it often lacks the support needed to keep it running strong. That's where Concerto Networks comes in. Based in San Diego, with franchises in several states including Washington, the company makes SMB tech support a breeze. Ray Hivoral, founder and CEO, chats about technology, management, and his sweet job... read more


May 19, 2005 Concerto Networks University™ welcomes its new members for the classes of 2005. They join the Concerto Networks Franchise System with a variety of professional business, military and technical experiences:
  • Jim W.
  • Bob W.
  • Sherry W.

Franchise interests and future grand openings include California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Maryland. Contact franchiseinfo@concertonetworks.com for more information on Franchise Opportunities.


May 12, 2005

Concerto Networks Officially Welcomed to Central Pennsylvania

The West Shore Chamber of Commerce will officially welcome the first Concerto Networks franchise to serve the central Pennsylvania region with a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 12, 2005. The Chamber of Commerce will officiate the ribbon cutting ceremony to officially welcome Franchise Owner Jeff Beinhaur and Concerto Networks to the area. Jeff’s wife and business partner, Tracey Beinhaur will also be present in celebration of this newest addition to the international franchise network. Jeff will show off his new mobile business with his Concerto Networks vehicle now ready and available for on-site business technology solutions for small-and medium-sized businesses in the central Pennsylvania region.


Left to right, Jeff & Tracey Beinhaur, Concerto Networks franchise owners
& Larry Roberts, Chairman of the West Shore Chamber of Commerce.


April 22, 2005

Concerto Networks Franchisee Shares His Thoughts

Franchising World highlights franchisees from five businesses that represent the variety of brands, products and services available in the sector. The businesses include a mobile, on-site technology services company (including Concerto Networks), a floral retailer, an executive search firm and a wild bird specialty shop The business owners share their insights on getting from point A to point B in the world of franchising.


April 22, 2005

Concerto Networks Receives Warm Welcome From Three Southern California Locations

The Lake Arrowhead, San Bernardino and Hemet/San Jacinto Chambers of Commerce all host the Grand Opening of the first Concerto Networks franchise to serve the San Bernardino mountain communities and the Inland Empire region with three separate ribbon cutting ceremonies on April 22, 2005 at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., respectively. The three Chambers of Commerce will officiate the ribbon cutting ceremonies to officially welcome Dave Geske and Concerto Networks to the Southern California locations. Dave’s son and business partner, Mike Geske will be present in celebration of this newest addition to the international franchise network. John Dyer, Concerto Networks Director of Franchise Development, will also attend to help celebrate the openings. Dave will show off his new mobile business with his Concerto Networks vehicle now ready and available for on-site business technology solutions for small-and medium-sized businesses in the San Bernardino mountain communities and the Inland Empire region.


April 15, 2005 Concerto Networks University™ welcomes its new members for the classes of 2005. They join the Concerto Networks Franchise System with a variety of professional business, military and technical experiences:
  • Steve J.
  • Linda J.
  • Diep N.
  • Mark K.
  • Rick A.
  • JC H.

Franchise interests and future grand openings include California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Maryland. Contact franchiseinfo@concertonetworks.com for more information on Franchise Opportunities.


April 8th, 2005 CONCERTO NETWORKS VIRGINIA FRANCHISE OWNER SPEAKS ABOUT FRANCHISING FOR VETERANS AT THE INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISE EXPO 2005 IN WASHINTON, D.C.

Concerto Networks franchisee, Starina Jones, appeared as a guest speaker at the VetFran Seminar during the 14th International Franchise Expo in Washington, D.C. on April 8, 2005. Jones shared her experiences as a U.S. veteran, the process she went through to obtain her franchise and how VetFran helped her do it affordably and with added support. The seminar was open to all attendees and exhibitors of the expo. The VetFran Seminar was sponsored by the VeteranFranchiseCenter.com powered by the DestinyGroup and Millitary.com.


 

March 24, 2005

Concerto Networks has appointed Duane Drake, San Diego Foundation Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, to its Board of Directors. Drake brings several years of business and financial experience to his new position on the Board of Directors. “Duane has been a loyal supporter of Concerto Networks for some time now,” said Raymond Hivoral, Founder and CEO of Concerto Networks. “It’s a pleasure to welcome him to our Board of Directors. Concerto Networks will surely benefit from his financial expertise and guidance as we move forward and continue to grow.”


March 15, 2005

CONCERTO NETWORKS IS OFFICIALLY WELCOMED TO OCEANSIDE, CALIFORNIA
The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce hosts the Grand Opening of the second Concerto Networks franchise to serve North County San Diego with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Chamber’s office on March 23, 2005 at 8:30am. Oceanside Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Committee will help officiate the ribbon cutting ceremony and shake hands with CEO Raymond Hivoral and Franchise Owner Rollie Brubaker, to officially welcome Concerto Networks to Oceanside. Several more San Diego Concerto Networks Franchise Owners will be present in support of the entire franchise network. Brubaker will show off his new mobile business with his Concerto Networks vehicle now ready and available for on-site business technology help for small-and medium-sized businesses in Oceanside, CA.


Feb. 2005 Concerto Networks University™ welcomes its new members for the classes of 2005. They join the Concerto Networks Franchise System with a variety of professional business, military and technical experiences:
  • David G. (MBA, 19+ years industry experience)
  • Rollie B. (Entrepreneur, 25+ years industry experience)

Franchise interests and future grand openings include California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Maryland. Contact franchiseinfo@concertonetworks.com for more information on Franchise Opportunities.


Jan. 2005 Franchise International Magazine - Concerto set to launch New Zealand master
Jan. 27, 2005 Concerto Networks University™ welcomes its new members for the classes of 2005. They join the Concerto Networks Franchise System with a variety of professional business, military and technical experiences:
  • Timothy L. (20+ years industry experience)
  • Roberto D. (7+ years industry experience)

Franchise interests and future grand openings include California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Maryland. Contact franchiseinfo@concertonetworks.com for more information on Franchise Opportunities.


Jan. 18, 2005

Concerto Networks announced today its newest franchise owner, Teri Pegnataro, has begun operations of a Concerto Networks Business Technology Solutions Franchise to serve the Park Ridge area.

FEMALE TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONAL TURNS BUSINESS OWNER IN NEW JERSEY


Jan. 17, 2005

Concerto Networks announced today its newest and first female franchise owner, Starina Jones, has begun operations of her business technology solutions franchise to serve Leesburg and the surrounding areas of Northern Virginia.

VIRGINIA TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONAL BECOMES SERVICE COMPANY'S FIRST FEMALE FRANCHISE OWNER


Jan. 11, 2005

Concerto Networks has appointed William Eigner , Partner and member of the business and technology team at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP Law Firm in San Diego, to a position on its Board of Directors. Concerto Networks originally recruited Eigner in November 2003 to serve on its Board of Advisors.

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Jan. 2005 Concerto Networks University welcomes its new members for the classes of 2005. They join the Concerto Networks Franchise System with a variety of professional business, military and technical experiences:
  • Steve P.
  • Afram C.
  • Ray Y.

Franchise interests and future grand openings include California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Maryland. Contact franchiseinfo@concertonetworks.com for more information on Franchise Opportunities.