Local FASTSIGNS Assists Community Through Signage Support

Author: FASTSIGNS® of Charlotte, NC - Independence Blvd

FASTSIGNS® of Charlotte, NC - Independence Blvd's franchisee, Yazan Alhakim, believes in supporting his community and fellow small business owners. In an effort to do this, FASTSIGNS is still open as an essential business supporting other essential businesses, and the team is working diligently on various projects in the region.

Temporary signage plays a key role in helping “essential businesses” of the community communicate information to the general public as it requires constant and ever-changing emergency and directional signs, health and safety warnings and instruction signs. Signage is absolutely necessary to locate and clearly-identify essential businesses, inform the public and employees how to practice social distancing and other safety precautions, and direct the public where to line up or queue.

In addition to providing signage support, FASTSIGNS® of Charlotte, NC - Independence Blvd has transformed its production center to use equipment in innovative ways to produce personal protection equipment such as face shields and counter shields to those working on the frontlines.

"I was able to repurpose some of my equipment to meet the needs of healthcare requests. I created face shields, and an ear protection piece, as well as intubation boxes,” said Yazan Alhakim. “Several FASTSIGNS franchisees coordinated efforts to create templates for these important pieces."

FASTSIGNS is taking the necessary precautions to keep their team members and citizens safe including taking online orders and payments and providing curbside and contactless pickup options for customers.

“We are hopeful and working to prepare for our new normal of moderate separation. We will work with our clients to customize solutions that will communicate safety rules,” said Alhakim.


FASTSIGNS® of Charlotte, NC - Independence Blvd is a locally and independently owned and operated sign, graphics and visual communications company that provides comprehensive visual marketing solutions to customers of all sizes—across all industries—to help them attract more attention, communicate their message, sell more products, help visitors find their way and extend their branding across all of their customer touch points including décor, events, wearables, digital signage and marketing materials. To learn more, visit or call (704) 486-5252.