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Shar Meller, Small Business Owner Wins Top Honors for Superior Performance In Comfort Keepers Franchise

Feb. 21, 2012

Milwaukee, Wi (February 15, 2012) – Milwaukee County small business owner, Shar Meller was recently awarded the ‘2011 Quest for Excellence’ award by CK Franchising, Inc, the franchisor of Comfort Keepers, a worldwide company with over 650 independently owned and operated offices in the United States and abroad.

This award identifies the top performing Comfort Keepers franchise owners in the United States who achieved top revenues, top growth, and maintained excellent operational standards in 2011. This will be the 10th year in a row Meller has been recognized for stellar business performance in the area of non-medical in-home care for seniors.

Comfort Keepers, a growing franchise network offering in-home care, and services for aging adults and others needing assistance, allows clients to live comfortably in their own homes and maintain their independence. Comfort Keepers provides in-home care assistance, such as cooking nutritious meals, light housekeeping, running errands, medication reminders, and assistance with bathing.

Shar is a top performing franchisee because she demonstrates a strong commitment to her own franchise and clearly delivers quality service to seniors and other adults in the Milwaukee County area.” said Jim Booth, President and CEO of CK Franchising, Inc. “Shar’s attention to managing exceptional caregivers and other personnel, efficient operations management, as well as effective sales and marketing efforts are reflected in her location’s success.”

Shar was helping her mom take care of her dad who wanted to die at home and during that process she learned firsthand what was necessary to provide dignity and respect at these end stages everyone’s life. The Meller family has dedicated their lives to make that difference. As we expect our caregivers who are simply the best to treat each client as a family member the owners treat their administrative staff and caregivers with the same love.

“I am truly honored to receive this award,” Meller said. “I believe that upholding the high standards of Comfort Keepers, and my own personal Christian convictions has helped me build a successful business in an industry that I am most passionate about.

About Comfort Keepers

Comfort Keepers is ranked in the top two nationally as a leading franchise network in the in-home care market for senior and other adults needing care. Since its founding in 1998, the network has grown to more than 650 franchised locations around the world by staying true to the founders' goal of providing quality, caring in-home care services that allow clients the opportunity to age in place. In August of 2009, the brand was strengthened even further by the purchase of the franchisor, CK Franchising, Inc., by Sodexo, one of the world's leading food and facilities management services companies and the global leader in the health care and seniors markets. For more information, visit www.comfortkeepers.com.

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