Local FASTSIGNS® Owner Selected to Participate in the 2016 SBA Emerging Leaders Initiative

Author: FASTSIGNS® of Newark, NJ

Robert Acquaye, owner of FASTSIGNS® of Newark, NJ, was selected to participate in the 2016 Emerging Leaders Initiative, sponsored by the Small Business Administration: New Jersey.

The SBA Emerging Leaders Initiative is a seven month training program that focuses on executives of established businesses poised for growth in historically challenged communities. During the program, participants are given the opportunity to work with experienced mentors, attend specialized workshops and develop connections with peers, city leaders and the financial community. Under a competitive selection process, only 17 executives were selected to participate in New Jersey District’s Emerging Leadership Initiative for 2016.

“I’m honored to be selected to participate in the SBA Emerging Leaders Initiative and I look forward to the opportunity to exchange ideas with other CEOs and learn how to further develop my business,” Acquaye said. “Over the next seven months, I hope to reenergize with new ideas and establish a strong outlook for my FASTSIGNS business. In becoming a stronger business owner, I hope to strengthen and inspire others in the community as well.”  

Robert Acquaye opened FASTSIGNS® of Newark, NJ in 2012 with his wife, Denise Acquaye. Located at 210 Market Street, the center provides comprehensive visual communications solutions, including wall, window and floor graphics, architectural signs, trade show displays, wayfinding solutions, vehicle wraps, digital signage and more.

FASTSIGNS® of Newark, NJ is an 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 and marketing materials. To learn more, visit or call (973) 221-9429