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BrightStar Care® offers incentive to military veterans, Reduces franchise fee by $25,000

November 30, 2011 // // GURNEE, IL – Knowing full well that our nation’s veterans are offered few resources for transitioning into the civilian workforce, BrightStar Care® is offering a discounted franchise fee to these returning heroes.

Qualified veterans who approach BrightStar Care® directly will be entitled to a $25,000 reduction in the company’s $47,500 franchise fee. For those veterans utilizing the assistance of a broker, the reward is still powerful – they receive a $2,500 credit toward technology and national advertising fund fees.

This offer is set to expire December 31, 2011.

“This is the first time we have offered a reduced franchise fee, and I can’t think of a better group to receive this benefit than the men and women who have selflessly dedicated their lives to protecting our freedoms and liberties,” said Shelly Sun, CEO of BrightStar Care®, agreeing with President Obama’s message that it is time for America to focus on nation building here at home. “These veterans will be returning to a difficult job market. Offering them an opportunity to start a successful business is the least we can do in recognition of their service.”

BrightStar Care® specializes in providing both medical and non-medical private duty homecare, as well as healthcare staffing to corporate clients. While senior citizens make up the majority of the company’s private duty clientele, BrightStar Care® also works with children, workers’ compensation cases, long-term care and Veteran clients, as well as private trust and public guardian payers. BrightStar caregivers strive to improve their clients’ quality of life, maintain their dignity, and relieve the stress that their families face on a day-to-day basis.

There are currently 13 military veterans who own and operate a BrightStar Care® franchise.

About BrightStar Care

Based in Chicago, BrightStar Care® is one of the fastest growing home healthcare and medical staffing providers in the country, with more than 225 locations across North America. BrightStar proudly serves military veterans among its many families served, offering both medical and non-medical homecare to private clients within their homes, as well as supplemental healthcare staff to corporate clients such as hospitals, assisted living facilities, and doctors’ offices.

For more information on BrightStar Care, please visit To learn more about becoming part of the BrightStar family as a franchisee, visit

Media Contacts:

Wendy Lynch, (832) 326-9612,
Becky Seiler, (847) 693-2039,
Michael Misetic, (847) 945-1300,



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