March 9, 2012
FASTSIGNS® to Share Growth Strategies at ISA International Sign Expo 2012
Franchisor Hosting Booth, Luncheon to Discuss Franchise Conversion Initiatives and Opportunities
CARROLLTON, Texas (March 9, 2012) – Top executives from FASTSIGNS International Inc., the worldwide franchisor of FASTSIGNS® sign and graphics centers, will have significant presence at the upcoming ISA International Sign Expo 2012 to present independent store conversion initiatives and opportunities for international franchise agreements.
FASTSIGNS, a leader in the sign and graphics industry and named #1 in the Sign Category byEntrepreneur magazine, will exhibit (Booth # 2720) at the ISA International Sign Expo 2012 reaching out to potential new franchise partners, as well as educating and networking with sign and industry graphics professionals. TheInternational Sign Expo will be held March 21-24 at theOrangeCounty Convention Center in Orlando. Last year, the International Sign Expo ranked No. 5 on Expo Magazine's list of Top 25 Fast-Growth Shows for its innovative ways of showcasing exhibitors and significant growth.
Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS, along with Mark Jameson, Senior Vice President of Franchise Support & Development at FASTSIGNS,will host an invitation-only luncheon on March 23 to discuss the company’s independent store conversion strategies and answer any questions regarding the FASTSIGNS franchise opportunity. In addition, FASTSIGNS first conversion franchise owner Dan Stutzman, who recently surpassed $1 million in sales, will attend the luncheon to share how his conversion helped him grow his business and meet goals for increasingly significant success.
“The ISA Expo presents a great opportunity to talk with people face-to-face about our conversion strategy, both domestically and internationally,” Jameson said. “These conversions allow independent sign and graphic shop owners to partner with FASTSIGNS in reaching their full potential and long-term goals. In addition to expansion in the U.S., we are also experiencing significant growth internationally, much of which can be attributed to this conversion strategy.”
Jameson noted a growing interest in graphic businesses looking to become part of one of the most successful franchise systems in the business services category. The company recently signed a five-unit deal in Puerto Rico along with a signed deal in Saudi Arabia and conversion deals in and Toronto, Canada and Grand Cayman. FASTSIGNS currently has stores located throughout the United States, Canada, the UK, Brazil, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE®).
Domestically, FASTSIGNS has successfully converted several stores, including recently signed deals in Fernandina Beach, Fla., Victorville, Calif. and Kankakee, Ill.
“Converting my sign shop to a FASTSIGNS center was one of the best business decisions I ever made,” said Greg Yates, who recently converted his Kankakee, Ill. store to a FASTSIGNS. “As a franchise owner, I now have the support and partnership of a leader not just in the sign industry, but in the franchising industry as well. FASTSIGNS shares my shares my vision and goals for continued growth, profitability and success.”
Jameson will also be available to speak with individuals at the ISA Expo about the company’s franchise opportunity and national conversion program, and to discuss strong incentives for conversions or new centers rolled out in 2012, at the booth during show hours.
With more than 530 FASTSIGNS sign and graphics centers around the world, FASTSIGNS provides marketing and visual communications solutions to businesses, organizations and events of all types and sizes. FASTSIGNS offers a variety of sign and graphics solutions – including banners, building signs, digital signage, yard signs, vehicle graphics, decals, trade show exhibits and displays, point-of-purchase signs, and posters – as well as mobile websites, promotional products, printing and other marketing services.
For franchise information or to request an invitation to the luncheon, please contact Mark Jameson at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (214) 346-5679.
FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is the worldwide franchisor for the more than 530 FASTSIGNS® sign and graphic centers located in the US, Canada, the UK, Brazil, Mexico, the Caribbean and Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE®). FASTSIGNS® is a signage, graphics and visual communications partner. More than fast and more than signs—FASTSIGNS creates solutions to a wide array of communications challenges, helping customers increase their business visibility, reach more customers and accomplish more than they ever thought possible. The more than 530 centers provide consulting, design, production, project management, delivery and installation for a full range of sign and graphic solutions, for companies of all sizes, across all industries. FASTSIGNS was ranked number one for the second year in a row in the sign and graphic category in the 2012 Entrepreneur Magazine annual Franchise 500®. FASTSIGNS, for the second year in a row, was among a select group of companies recognized as a 2012 World Class Franchise by the Franchise Research Institute. In Franchise Business Review’s 2012 Franchisee Satisfaction Awards, FASTSIGNS ranked #3 in Business Services and #13 overall with over 300 franchise companies competing.