ATLANTA, June 1, 2011 – LaVida Massage, a leading international provider of massage and wellness services, has named Duane Goodwin and Terry Sharp as Master Developers in the state of Georgia. As such, Goodwin and Sharp will be charged with spearheading the regional growth and the development of several centers in Atlanta and throughout Georgia.
LaVida’s development throughout Georgia is part of a consistent and strategic plan being implemented by the brand, which includes concentrated market expansion and growth in key market sectors throughout the U.S. and Canada.
As Master Developers, Goodwin and Sharp will be responsible for the coordination and development of new LaVida operations specific to the Georgia market. These duties include the recruitment of prospective franchisees, the research of potential LaVida center locations and overall brand development initiatives in the region. With two centers currently operating in Georgia, Sharp and Goodwin will double LaVida’s presence in Georgia by the end of 2011 with plans for further expansion into 2012.
Prior to joining LaVida Massage, both Goodwin and Sharp served as senior executives at Atlanta-based The Home Depot. Together, they bring experience in marketing, sales, human resources, merchandising, product development and financial management.
“I’m excited to have a hand in fostering the growth of this young and thriving company,” said Goodwin. “The solid business model, innovative concept and appealing brand are what brought me to LaVida. I’m excited to share those differentiators with our clients, community and those looking for exciting and rewarding career opportunities.”
Founded in 2007, LaVida has locations that span the United States and Canada and was founded upon the ideal that massage should be an affordable part of an overall healthy lifestyle. LaVida caters to busy, active lifestyles with appointments available seven days a week, a gender-neutral atmosphere and convenient online scheduling.
Since opening, the company has grown over 200% year-over-year, and now has locations in over 15 states and 2 countries. LaVida has been featured in Entrepreneur, Franchise Update Magazine and Massage Magazine for its unprecedented success, exceptional growth and solid business practices.
“I’m proud to announce the addition of Duane and Terry to the LaVida team,” said Hoose. “As past business executives, Duane and Terry understand what it takes to run and manage a successful business. Their combined knowledge will help to build and expand the LaVida brand throughout the Georgia market, while serving as a resource to educate potential and current franchisees.”
About LaVida Massage
Founded in 2007, LaVida Massage is a health and wellness massage center, providing massage, facial and cosmetic services that revitalize and reinvigorate clients’ emotional and physical health. As more Americans find value in personal care and therapeutic relief from negative outside influences, LaVida introduces a new franchise to the fast-growing health and wellness industry. With locations nationwide, LaVida is headquartered in Commerce, Mich. For more information, visit www.lavidamassage.com.
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