Archive for April, 2012

Nation’s No. 1 Childcare Brand Showcases Commitment to Community and Military

Last month, children at more than 380 Goddard School locations throughout the country participated in the Goddard Community Games, a week-long celebration focused on play-based learning and friendship. As a part of the celebration, children colored, painted and decorated more than 15,000 postcards with heart-warming messages of thanks to send to the U.S. military.

“It’s the little things that make big differences,” said Joe Schumacher, CEO of Goddard Systems, Inc. “Through our messages, we hope to put a smile on the face of people who are or have represented our country.”

Goddard Systems, Inc., the franchisor of The Goddard School, sent the 15,000 postcards to A Million Thanks, a year-round campaign to show appreciation for U.S. Military men and women, past and present, for their sacrifices, dedication and service to our country through letters, emails, cards and prayers.

The Sugar Land, Texas location led all Goddard Schools by creating 373 postcards, followed by Grove City, Ohio at 260 and Gaithersburg, Maryland at 249.

Additionally, Goddard Systems created an online video showcasing the children’s artistic postcards. Watch the video by clicking here.

GSI is Off to FranCamp!

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Ashley Betzendahl, GSI’s Social Web Communications Manager, is going to the second annual FranCamp: Franchising Goes Social in Atlanta, GA on May 4, 2012.  FranCamp is not just about franchising – and it’s not just about social media.  Everyone who works in franchising is affected by social media in different ways.  FranCamp provides a unique opportunity to network with social media and franchise experts.

Social media is ever changing.  You can only stay on-top by learning from others’ successes, failures and best practices.  Learn with industry experts at this fabulous ‘un-conference!’