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Discovery Point #30 in Tampa Changes Ownership
Discovery Point Franchising Inc., a leading child care franchise headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., announces Salim and Andrea Karnaby as the new owners of the Discovery Point Child Development Center in Trinity, Fla. Current owners of the Discovery Point in Odessa, Fla. since 2010, Salim and Andrea are proud to acquire a second center in their local area. The couple is passionate about the childcare business and are actively involved in every aspect of each center’s operations.
“Our family has been blessed with five children who have all attended Discovery Point from the infant room to the after-school program,” says Salim Karnaby. “We strive to make it a family friendly experience. Our philosophy is to treat every child like your own, love them, keep them safe, show them affection, educate them in a fun learning environment and build strong everlasting relationships with the children, parents and staff. We are excited about becoming the new owners of the Trinity center and look forward to increasing our reach in the community.”
The new ownership change comes as prevous owners, Nancy Fields and Cheri Livernois, announce their retirement. Nancy has been a part of Discovery Point for almost 28 years, starting in 1989 in Snellville, Ga, working in various corporate-owned centers before operating her own. Cheri joined Nancy – first as director and then as a partner in center ownership.
“I started with the company as a classroom teacher, then moved into management and then progressed to owning two franchises in the Atlanta area,” says Fields. “I opened Discovery Point’s first center in Florida and I have absolutely loved every child enrolled at this center. I am excited to turn it over to Salim and Andrea, who I know will keep the integrity and quality of this location intact.”
Discovery Point has nearly 50 centers and plans to expand further into the state in the next year.