Global franchise celebrates much-deserved recognition of franchisee who holds the company record for most new students enrolled in a single month
CANTON, Mass., Aug. 21, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — School of Rock franchisee Dom Loiacono was recognized by prestigious franchise research firm, Franchise Business Review, as one of 2023’s Franchise Rock Stars in the Top Performer category. Loiacono was one of the few selected from more than 36,000 franchisees representing more than 360 brands that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research.
“In the competitive franchising landscape, Dom stands out as a beacon of passion, ambition, and mission-driven excellence. He goes beyond business ownership, embodying his company’s essence and leaving a positive impact on the business world and local community,” said Rob Price, CEO of School of Rock. “His leadership sets standards while also inspiring those around him. What truly distinguishes Dom, however, is his deep-seated commitment to the greater good, often prioritizing a broader sense of purpose over mere financial outcomes.”
The Franchise Rock Stars were nominated by their respective franchise brand’s leadership in one of eight categories as franchisees who set admirable examples when it comes to leadership, business acumen, financial and professional success and contributing to their community. Categories included: Giving Back, Women, Millennials, Veterans, Family-Owned, “Freshmen”, Top-Performers and Multi-Unit Owners.
In 2016, Loiacono seized the opportunity to bring the School of Rock experience to Perth, Australia, and expanded his service area to include Jolimont and East Melbourne. Unlike many franchises, Loiacono’s passion and dedication knew no bounds. When Covid-19’s challenges arose, he fired up the engines of innovation and leadership. Loiacono broke records, becoming the first School of Rock franchise to serve over 500 students in a single month. School of Rock is more than just a business for Loiacono, it’s a way of life driven by his unwavering love of music and a burning desire to make a difference in the lives of others.
“Witnessing the transformative impact we have on our students is truly my greatest joy in life. I am deeply passionate about everything School of Rock represents, especially the joy I see in our students as they eagerly come to us each week,” said Loiacono. “My relentless drive comes from building a thriving community, changing lives and nurturing confidence and self-belief in our students. Knowing that we are laying the foundation for our future rockstars fuels my motivation to keep pushing forward.”
“There are so many stories of inspiring franchise owners who are living their dreams of successful business ownership, that it was incredibly difficult to select this year’s Franchise Rock Stars,” said Michelle Rowan, president & COO of Franchise Business Review. “In the end, we chose individuals who truly exemplify a strong work ethic and a real commitment to their business and their communities. We are thrilled to recognize these Rock Stars as exceptional examples of achieving success within the franchise model.”
Visit FranchiseBusinessReview.com to see the full list of 2023 Franchise Rock Stars.
For more on how to join School of Rock’s network of franchise owners including Loiacono and hundreds of others, visit http://franchising.schoolofrock.com/
About School of Rock
School of Rock helps aspiring musicians master skills, unleash creativity, and develop tools they need to thrive in life. Founded as a single school in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1998, School of Rock has become a rapidly growing international franchise with over 500 schools open and in development across 15 global markets. Since 2009, School of Rock has grown its student count from 4,000 to over 62,000. School of Rock offers a wide variety of music lessons, including guitar lessons, singing lessons and piano lessons. The company also sells musical instruments and music gear through its GearSelect program. School of Rock is proud to support Music Will (formerly Little Kids Rock), the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM), and the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide (SPTS). School of Rock was awarded US Patent 10,891,872 in 2021 for its innovative music education method. School of Rock also has garnered the following industry awards: 2023 Global Franchise Grand Champion; 2023, 2022 and 2021 Global Franchise’s Awards Best Children’s Service and Education Franchise; 2023 Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 Top Children’s Music Enrichment Brand; 2021 Franchise Innovation Award for Most Innovative Use of Customer-Facing Digital Tools; Franchise Business Review’s 2023 Top 200 Franchises and Culture 200 list; 2020 Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 200 Franchise and the #1 Child Enrichment Franchise; and 2018 Forbes # 2 Best Franchise Medium-Level Investment Award and the #1 Music Franchise in America.
About Franchise Business Review
Franchise Business Review (FBR) is a leading market research firm serving the franchise sector. FBR measures satisfaction and engagement of franchisees and franchise employees and publishes various guides and reports for entrepreneurs considering an investment in a franchise business. Since 2005, FBR has surveyed hundreds of thousands of franchise owners and over 1,200 leading franchise companies. FBR publishes free and unbiased franchisee satisfaction research reports throughout the year online at http://www.FranchiseBusinessReview.com. To read our publications, visit https://franchisebusinessreview.com/page/digital-guides/.
SOURCE School of Rock
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