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IslandTime Treasures Converts to a Nationwide Dealer Program

America’s most unique child business opportunity package is now just $2,995 and available worldwide.

(Oakes, ND) February 9, 2015 | IslandTime Treasures - now the world’s most unique child enrichment and entertainment business, opens 2015 with a major shift in their business model, as well a push into international waters. In January, IslandTime announced a $2,995 new dealer program which includes a turn-key business startup package. In addition, there are no franchise fees, royalties, territory restrictions, or long-term contracts.

IslandTime Treasures CEO Lonnie Helgerson, CFE stated “Since the start of our expansion in 2012, we have continuously improved our business opportunity through feedback from our prospective partners. Our response going into 2015 was to remove all barriers for anyone interested in owning and operating an IslandTime Treasures location anywhere in the world. Based on the early interest and the number of new dealer applications coming in, we have certainly created an incredible and exciting opportunity in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) through Art project based learning programs and child entertainment. Combining our affordable opportunity along with our system strength in centralized purchasing, we see 2015 as a significant growth year for IslandTime Treasures!”

IslandTime Treasures is uniquely poised to grow in the hot U.S. child education and enrichment market. STEM related child education is a top trend, as reported by Entrepreneur Magazine in 2014, and FRANdata reports that outside of food related businesses, the child business sector boasts the most growth.

In addition to U.S. expansion, the company is seeking international business partners to expand its STEM Art based learning and build-your-own experience to countries worldwide.

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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 Arkansas, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, North Dakota and South Carolina. For more information, please visit

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Lonnie Helgerson, CFE



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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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