Atlanta-based residential cleaning company Maid Brigade is offering veterans the chance to win their own franchise.
Currently more than 10 percent of Maid Brigade franchise owners are veterans, according to the company’s Web site. As of November 11 — Veteran’s Day 2009— up to 100 additional qualified vets will be awarded their own franchise through the Maid Brigade Veteran Franchise Giveaway. The giveaway is a $1.5 million veterans salute running from now until the end of September.
It's open to all United States military veterans who are no longer on active or reserve duty. To be considered for the contest, applicants have to provide a “Certificate of Release or Discharge of Active Duty” (Form DD 214); and a completed Maid Brigade Veterans Franchise Questionnaire, which includes an essay: “Describe in 100 words or more: What aspects of your military leadership, training and experience would you apply to your own Maid Brigade operation?”
The contest, which kicked off on Independence Day, was conceived as a way to honor America’s military and attract qualified applicants to its franchise network during a downturn economy, said Lisa Sperling of Maid Brigade, Inc. Judges for this contest are Rear Admiral Michael Miller, VetJobs President Ted Daywalt, decorated veteran and franchise owner Ray Toombs and Maid Brigade’s chairman Don Hay. They will select Gold, Silver and Bronze winners. The Gold Award is a Maid Brigade Select Market Franchise valued at $45,000.