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December 14, 2011
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Fish Window Cleaning® Named To D&B AllBusiness AllStars Top 100

St. Louis, Mo.,—St. Louis-based Fish Window Cleaning® has been selected as one of the top 100 AllBusiness AllStars franchisors by AllBusiness.com, a Dun & Bradstreet company.

FISH has been selected to the list every year since its inception in 2009; however, this is the first year that the list has been limited to only the top 100 franchisors. AllBusiness explained the new criteria, saying, “Franchising success has become more challenging than ever. That''s why starting this year, we''ve raised the bar so only the top 100 franchisors can earn the coveted AllStars title. Not everyone can be an AllStar, and by limiting participation to the best of the best, we believe the 2012 AllBusiness AllStars comprise the strongest team we''ve ever fielded. “

In selecting this year’s top 100 franchisors, growth ranking was the most heavily weighted criteria, followed by financial strength based on D&B criteria, which also weighs heavily in the overall ranking of the top 100 franchisors. Other criteria used in the selection process were system size rank, longevity rank and Web visibility rank. The franchisors on the list were described as “the best franchises to invest in.” Other notable franchisors on the list included McDonalds, Subway, La Quinta and Taco Bell.

Fish Window Cleaning was founded in 1978 by S. Michael Merrick and began franchising in 1998. Currently the system has 239 U.S. locations. FISH is the largest window cleaning company in the country. The organization ranked 139th on Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2011 Franchise 500, 30th among the Top 50 Large Systems in Franchise Business Review’s 2011 Franchisee Satisfaction Awards, and was named to the 2011 Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing businesses.

Commenting on this latest recognition for FISH, S. Michael Merrick, company founder and CEO, said, “This is a tribute to the excellent franchisees who make our system strong, as well as our dedicated headquarters staff.”

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