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Yvette Colbert and Bob Kaley Named to Executive Positions
with America’s Best Franchising, Inc.

ATLANTA (June 28, 2007) – America’s Best Franchising, Inc. – which franchises Country Hearth Inns & Suites and America’s Best Inns & Suites, and services Budgetel Franchise System, LLC – has announced two key additions to its staff:  Yvette Colbert as Director of Franchise Services and Bob Kaley as Director of Local Marketing, both newly-created positions.

“Success has paved the way for internal growth and we are excited to have these two fine professionals join our team,” said Doug Collins, Chairman and CEO of America’s Best Franchising, Inc. and its subsidiaries.  “We are committed to continuing to provide our franchisees with extraordinary service and the ongoing individual attention and support to help them succeed.”

In her new position, Yvette Colbert will primarily work with franchisees to provide on-site assistance throughout the critical hotel opening phases and support their ongoing operational needs.  Kaley will provide marketing and sales support for Country Hearth and American’s Best Inns & Suites franchisees, and work closely with them to locate, secure and expand new and existing sources of business.

Colbert, a twelve year veteran of the hospitality industry, was formerly Manager of Franchise Services for US Franchise Systems, Inc. and its Microtel Inns & Suites and Hawthorn Suites brands since 1999.  She has also held positions with Drury Inns, Inc. and Residence Inn by Marriott.  She holds a B. S. in Leisure Studies with a concentration in Leisure Services and Tourism Management from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  Colbert is a resident of Atlanta.

Bob Kaley, a thirty year hospitality management professional, was Director of Regional Sales for Suburban Lodges of America, Inc. for four years, and Director of Park Sales for Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park for 10 years.  Prior hotel industry experience also includes positions with Holiday Inn, Best Western, Ramada Inns and Sheraton Hotels.  Kaley received the Special Services award from Atlanta University for service in the hotel profession, and was formerly chair of the Peer Committee of Stone Mountain Park, Treasurer of the Hotel Sales Management Association, President of Mended Hearts Chapter 281, and an HSMAI program instructor.   He is a resident of Lawrenceville, GA.  

About America’s Best Franchising, Inc.

Headquartered in Atlanta, America’s Best Franchising has owned, operated, managed and franchised hotels since 1992.  The company currently franchises the Country Hearth Inns & Suites and America’s Best Inns & Suites lodging systems, and services and supports Budgetel Franchise System, LLC [], the upper-economy hotel brand. 

America’s Best Inns & Suites [] are mid-priced hotels with single, double and suite accommodations, complimentary breakfast and free local phone calls.  There are currently one hundred properties and 6,849 rooms open in the United States, Canada and South America.  Country Hearth Inns & Suites [] are mid-priced, limited-service hotels that provide southern hospitality, comfort and value.  There are currently eighty-two properties and 4,992 rooms open in the United States and Canada.  For additional information, contact (770) 393-2662.


Lori Whatley 
America’s Best Franchising, Inc.


Also See: Buckhead America Corp.Acquires America’s Best Inns & Suites Brand and Franchise Rights from US Franchise Systems, Inc. / October 2005


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