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Batteries Plus Joins the Ranks of Top Military Franchisors
G.I. Jobs magazine names the leading battery retailer "Military Friendly Franchise for 2010"

Hartland, WI - After strenuous review and research, compiling survey results and other data, Batteries Plus has been named a Military Friendly Franchise for 2010 by G.I. Jobs magazine.  This honor ranks the leading battery retailer in the top ten percent of all franchises nationwide.

This is promising news for the three million military members and veterans seeking a franchise. 

"We fully support veterans and the dedication they have given to our country," said Russ Reynolds, CEO of Batteries Plus.  "While serving in the military, veterans have learned the importance of following a plan to achieve a central mission.  Likewise, as a franchisor, Batteries Plus sets up systems for our owners that are tested, proven models for success.  Some of our most successful owners are those that have come from the armed forces."

Veterans can put their well earned leadership skills, motivation and discipline to work by taking advantage of the Batteries Plus franchise opportunity.  Batteries Plus is offering a $10,000 discount to qualified military veterans in several prime markets. 

Currently, five Batteries Plus locations are veteran owned and two of the company-owned units are managed by veterans. 

Angel Cartagena, owner of the Batteries Plus in Union, New Jersey is a veteran of the Air Force.  His son, Angel Jr., is the general manager of the store, and is also in the Air Force, serving the 514th Air Medical Evacuation Squad as an air medic.

"Batteries Plus is very military friendly," said Cartagena.  "I'm looking forward to my son taking over my locations one day and I want him to be proud of our business and be part of a business that is proud of its veterans."

Kurt Walker, owner of the Hampton and Newport News, Virginia locations is also a veteran of the Air Force.  Walker, a Senior Master Sergeant, served for more than 20 years, and found franchising appealing because of the systems.

MEDIA CONTACT: Aaron Gessner, Fishman Public Relations, 847-945-1300 x232 or agessner[at]