Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hand & Stone Featured in the Marin Scope

Hand and Stone was recently featured in the Marin Scope.

On February 17, the San Rafael City Council voted to extend a 45-day moratorium on new massage parlors in the city until the end of 2015. Luckily, Scott Walker, owner of the city's new Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa that opened March 22, was not affected by the decision in any way because he already had his operator permit and business license. 

Walker admits that this is an unfortunate situation for the affected businesses and is worried that the new ordinance may harm spas' credibility. 

Read the full article here

Friday, March 20, 2015

Hand & Stone Featured in Baltimore Business Journal

Hand & Stone was featured in the Baltimore Business Journal. 

As real estate opens up for retailers in light of RadioShack’s recent bankruptcy filing, brands such as Hand & Stone have begun looking into the brand’s vacant sites for potential development. Now, based on RadioShack’s reputation for selecting ideal real estate, Hand & Stone is actively looking into the locations to continue to grow the brand’s presence in the Baltimore region.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Hand & Stone on

Hand & Stone was featured on  The article titled "Running a ‘Toddler’ and ‘Infant’ Massage Franchise," features Debbie and Mike Gulledge’s two Hand & Stone locations. The article looks at how they have navigated business ownership while expanding. The couple discusses how they received the right tools from corporate for a successful business model that also has an upscale feel and reasonable price point. As a Veteran, Debbie also received a discount off the franchise fee, making the brand even more enticing.

Read the full article here.  

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Hand & Stone in the Wichita Business Journal

Hand & Stone was featured in the Wichita Business Journal. RadioShack announced late last week that they have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and as a result, as many as 1,784 locations will be closing. There are currently several locations across the state of Kansas, and locations will be closing in greater Wichita, including 4 in Wichita proper as well as a few in nearby communities including Newton. This has created a real estate feeding frenzy among growing companies looking to take over these highly coveted locations.

Kris Smith discussed how the newly available real estate may benefit the Hand & Stone brand with its expansion plans in the market, and how he has already begun conversations with local real-estate brokers.

You can read the full article here

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hand & Stone in The Connection Newspapers

Hand & Stone was featured in The Connection Newspapers. Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa is rapidly expanding across the state of Virginia, specifically in Fairfax County. Eric and Darielle Danver, a father-daughter duo recently opened their second location in the area in the South Lakes Village Shopping center in Reston on Feb 1. The pair is committed to bringing a five-star spa experience at an affordable price to customers.

At this new location, Darielle and Eric will be bringing another family member to join their team. Darielle’s sister, Katie Danver, 20, will be managing the Reston location and is excited to help with the family business.

Read the whole article here

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Hand & Stone in Massage Magazine

Hand & Stone was featured in Massage Magazine. The article focuses on Hand & Stone’s commitment to their Recover From Summer campaign and the installation of FaceFirst skin scanners at participating locations. 10-minute facial skin scans to help people identify and better treat areas of their skin damaged by the sun.

Read the full article here

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Hand & Stone on Fit and Fab Living

Hand & Stone was featured on Fit and Fab Living. Winter weather can leave skin looking and feeling less than amazing during this time of year. Hand & Stone provides tips on how to keep skin looking and feeling fresh during the harsh winter weather. Being mindful of hydration, exfoliation and application when it comes to winter skincare can keep you looking and feeling your best.

Read the full article here. 
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