Friday, March 5, 2010

H&R Block Franchise

H&R Block opens Galesburg franchise flagship office

Featured Business » By Anonymous
Daily Review Atlas
Posted Mar 04, 2010 @ 03:00 PM
GALESBURG – H&R Block’s new franchise flagship office is a blend of high-tech innovation and tax-rich expertise. A “smart wall” guides clients through an interactive tax experience. Visitors can view photos, videos and bios of tax professionals, and learn their areas of expertise.

H&R Block’s franchise flagship office is designed to pay homage to the company’s rich tradition while setting a more relevant and leading edge tone for the company’s future. We’re blending our more than 55 years of tax preparation expertise with high-tech tools to provide a state-of-the-art client experience. The office in Galesburg is one of just two offices like it in the country, with the other located in New York City.

The franchise flagship grand opening is from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 6, at 1597 North Henderson, Galesburg. The event will showcase the new office concept and provide answers to some of the thorniest tax issues. In addition, the grand opening will feature the Galesburg High School Marching Band, a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce, free food and beverage, and a live broadcast from Galesburg radio station FM 95. Members of the public are encouraged to attend.

Through the office’s smart wall, users can answer questions about their specific tax situations by touching a monitor. Based on their responses, a virtual host guides them through an interactive experience. Clients also can print tax tips and a tax preparation check-off list through the touch-screen wall.

A wireless hotspot and laptop station are available in the waiting area. In addition, tax professional work stations have been replaced with private offices throughout to provide better client privacy.
About H&R Block

H&R Block Inc., is the world’s preeminent tax services provider, having prepared more than 500 million tax returns since 1955. In fiscal 2009, H&R Block had annual revenues of $4.1 billion and prepared more than 24 million tax returns worldwide, utilizing more than 100,000 highly trained tax professionals. The Company provides tax return preparation services in person, through H&R Block at home, online and desktop software products, and through other channels. The Company is also one of the leading providers of business services through RSM McGladrey. For more information visit their Online Press Center at www.hrblock.com.

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