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August 23, 2016

Motivation & Achievement Programs Help Grow Chain & Employee Careers
Merlin 200,000 Mile Shops announce NEW franchise opportunities and employee growth programs

The Motivation & Achievement Programs (MAPs) sponsored by Merlin 200,000 Miles are designed to attract and keep quality people while financially reward high-potential current and prospective employees and Franchisees.

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August 16, 2016

Volunteers Needed to Knit and Crochet for Charity
Help warm local children this winter by knitting or crocheting in the 20th annual Crochet & Knit-A-Thon

Crafters nationwide are sought to participate in the 20th annual Crochet & Knit-A-Thon (CKAT)
now through Dec. 14. The CKAT is part of the larger Snug Hugs for Kids clothing drive which provides warm winter
clothing for children served by Children’s Home + Aid.

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August 15, 2016

Kids Helping Kids Stay Warm
Kids can help their local peers stay warm by collecting winter clothing

The 26th annual Snug Hugs for Kids™ winter clothing drive begins Oct. 24 and concludes on Dec. 14. The Kids Helping Kids™ program (KHK) supports this clothing drive. Girl Scout, Boy Scout, school, church and youth groups are needed to collect new and like-new winter clothing for underprivileged children now until Dec. 13.

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August 15, 2016

Help Your Neighbors Stay Warm This Winter
Donations of winter outerwear are needed to help warm local children for the upcoming months

The 26th annual Snug Hugs for Kids™ winter clothing drive begins Oct. 24 and concludes on Dec. 14. New or like-new winter items sized to fit newborn to 18 year old children can be dropped off at your local Merlin 200,000 Miles Shop. Items most needed are coats, hats, scarves, mittens, pants, sweaters, boots and socks.

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June 24, 2016

Merlin 200,000 Miles Announces Downers Grove North Shop Reopened

The Merlin 200,000 Miles Shop at 1711 Ogden Ave. in Downers Grove reopened on June 20. The shop is company owned and operated by Merlin 200,000 Miles under the management leadership of Joseph Riscossa. He has been the franchisee of the Merlin shop in Carol Stream since it opened in 2002. Similar to other multi-unit operators, Riscossa will oversee the management of both Merlin shops. He will run the day-to-day operations in Downers Grove, while his longtime business partner Tony Dalton will run the Merlin shop in Carol Stream.

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