CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — In August of 2015, KURE Franchise LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of KURE Corp., announced that its Franchise Disclosure Document (the “FDD”) had been accepted and approved in over 37 states and has pending applications in 15 other states.
Since the launch of its first corporate KURE modern Vaporium and Lounge earlier this year, KURE set goals of expanding to over 100 stores in the U.S. by the end of 2016. With its franchise model in place, KURE’s goal of achieving 100 stores by 2016 nears reality. In just over a four month period, KURE Franchise LLC has sold over 30 franchises in the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and Georgia, with pending multi-unit development agreements in Connecticut, Virginia, Tennessee, Texas and California.
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Clowney has endured microfracture knee surgery, a less serious meniscus knee procedure along with a sports hernia surgery over the past year. Clowney avoided the trouble in Rock Hill that found many of his friends along with his imprisoned father, David “Chilli Bean” Morgan.
And Clowney has adeptly dealt with the hype and scrutiny that accompanies being a celebrated top overall pick out of South Carolina famous for a crushing tackle on Michigan running back Vincent Smith where the impact of the blow sent his helmet flying through the air.
Marty Sumichrast is a longtime family friend and mentor to Clowney. He first met him when Clowney was a sophomore in high school, describing him as a tall, scrawny kid still finding his way.
“I’m just so proud of him for all he’s gone through to do what he’s done is unbelievable,” said Sumichrast, who advises Clowney on everything from life to business decisions. “The reality is that, as great a football player as he is, he’s a better person. He’s phenomenal. He’s more polite than my kids. I really love the guy.
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“We are excited for the future of KURE Corp. As KURE’s Franchise continues to exceed expectations and lead its industry, we stand behind this company’s every move.” says Martin Sumichrast, Chairman, Level Brands
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — It didn’t take long for interest in KURE franchises to heat up.
Benjamin said that KURE is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the vaping industry’s evolution from an underground movement to a mainstream phenomenon. According to industry research, one in every 10 Americans are now vaping or using e-cigarettes and the retail vaping industry is expected to reach $3.5 billion in 2015, which more than doubles what industry analysis had predicted in 2013.
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KURE has dramatically elevated the meaning of consumer experience in the vaping industry with its unique, up-scale KURE Vaporium & Lounge, featuring “industrial-chic” decor as well as a welcoming and knowledgeable staff of “Kurators”. Each location is well-stocked with the most recognized brands and products, including KURE’s own premium line of vapor hardware and e-Juices.
“We continue to be impressed at KURE’s sense of timing and execution. The franchising capability now paves the way for KURE to significantly increase its revenues, not only at a store level, but at a much larger scale by being able to pursue new markets and territories with a strong franchise and support model unique to its industry, which can ultimately develop into a much larger global opportunity for KURE,” said Martin Sumichrast, Chairman of Level Brands Inc and Chairman of KURE Corp.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — KURE Corp. is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Best Buddies International, a nonprofit dedicated to creating opportunities for friendship, employment and leadership training for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
This goodwill collaboration celebrates Best Buddies International as the exclusive and official charity partner of KURE Corp. A certain percentage of KURE’s annual corporate and franchise store revenues will be donated to the charitable organization. Furthermore, as a goodwill ambassador to Best Buddies, KURE will visibly display the Best Buddies logo in all of its corporate and franchise stores where its customers are also able to donate to Best Buddies during their point of purchases, which will then be equally matched by the company.
“[This] relationship will certainly have long term benefits to the people it will touch and influence for many years to come and will be as equally rewarding to both organizations. ” Read the full story here.
CHARLOTTE, Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — KURE Corp (“KURE”), announced today its members of the board of directors. David Peterson, CEO of KURE Corp comments, “We want to continue to recruit the best talented leaders and world class directors for our organization. Each of our members has a specific expertise they bring to KURE from finance, real estate, to international business. We are excited to have these recognized professionals as members of our board that will contribute significant value to our long term success.”
The members of KURE’s board of directors are as follows:
Martin A. Sumichrast is the Chairman and CEO of Level Brands, a Charlotte, North Carolina private merchant bank. Mr. Sumichrast also serves as a Trustee and Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committees of the Babson Capital Growth Short Duration High Yield Fund, Inc. and the Babson Capital Funds Trust, Inc.
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Martin Sumichrast comments that “Starting a new NCAA Division 1 football problem must be a very challenging endeavor.” The Charlotte 49ers will kick-off their inaugural season in about two weeks. While Martin’s pretty sure they will face a tough start, he thinks the Charlotte region produces some very impressive athletic talent, especially just South, in Rock Hill, SC. This should bode well for the 49ers as they build their program and draw from this impressive talent pool.
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