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IslandTime Treasures Brings Funshine to the Motor City

IslandTime Treasures Opens Another Michigan Location

IslandTime Treasures, the worlds most unique child edutainment business continues to expand into Michigan by opening a second location in the state within a few short weeks. Vivian Stout-Murphy located in Detroit the “Motor City“, is the newest dealer from Michigan to join the growing IslandTime family.

As a retired teacher, Vivian is eager to bring the IslandTime Treasures “Connecting STEM through Art” after-school program to the kids and families of inner city Detroit. IslandTime Treasures after-school and project programs combine science, engineering, and math – which is learned through an engaging hands-on ART project.

IslandTime Treasures Co-founder and CEO Lonnie Helgerson, CFE stated “The Detroit area is a great market for IslandTime Treasures and our education programs. Nowhere has there been more cuts in school funding and education than in Detroit. We are extremely excited to bring needed education to the families of that area.”

In January, IslandTime announced a new dealer program with a turn-key business startup package for just $2,995. In addition, dealers have no franchise fees, royalties, territory restrictions, or long-term contracts.

About IslandTime Treasures
Founded in 2011, IslandTime Treasures provides art based “build-your-own project” learning activities for schools, preschools, daycares, camps, and birthday parties. With school funding continually being cut, the market for the IslandTime Treasures program continues to grow. IslandTime Treasures currently has locations in Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, North Dakota and South Carolina. For more information, please visit

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About Lonnie Helgerson

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Lonnie is the author of the bestselling book in franchising Five Pennies: Ten Rules to Successfully Build a Franchise Mega-Brand and Maximize System Profits and the handbook Buying a Franchise - Is it Right for Me?

With over 30 years in franchising, Lonnie has worked with many major brands including Super 8 Motels® and Ident-A-Kid®. He pioneered the technology sector in franchising, founding Computer Doctor®, the first franchise of its kind. Currently, Lonnie serves as President for IslandTime Treasures®.

An accomplished speaker, trainer and facilitator with a national presence, Lonnie has been a frequent presenter for the International Franchise Association, Franchisor Association of Florida and other franchise and business groups.

Board level involvement:

  • Past Member, Board of Directors of the International Franchise Association
  • Board of Directors of the Franchisor Association of Florida
  • 2-Time Chairman, VetFran committee of the International Franchise Association
  • Institute of Certified Franchise Executives Board of Governors
  • International Franchise Association Franchisor Forum

Lonnie has also served as a member of the Board of Advisors of The International Institute of Franchise Education, H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, Nova Southeastern University and the Board of Advisors for the Institute of Franchise Management graduate school, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN. Additionally, he is a three time graduate of the University of St. Thomas Executive MBA program for Franchise Management. In 2002, he became a designated CFE (Certified Franchise Executive).


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