January 22, 2008 // Franchising.com // - (Carrollton, TX) - FASTSIGNS International, Inc., the franchisor for FASTSIGNS® sign and graphic centers, recently held its annual convention in Colorado Springs, CO, where 57 centers were recognized for outstanding sales achievements exceeding $1 million in annual sales, and 4 centers were recognized for exceeding $2 million. Both of these numbers surpassed all previous years' sales numbers and set a record for the FASTSIGNS system.
The FASTSIGNS "Million Dollar Club" continues to grow with new inductees added each year, and 2007 proved to be an especially productive year for these winners—the majority of whom embraced new technology, developed general management efficiencies and implemented innovative and aggressive marketing and sales strategies in their centers.
"I am extremely proud of the growth and achievements of not just our award winners, but of our entire FASTSIGNS network," said Larry Lane, president of FASTSIGNS International, Inc. "The strategies, programs and techniques that all of our centers put forth are continuously shared with our entire franchise system so that we all may achieve such success. Each year we learn from each other and strive to make the upcoming year even better than the one before. I look forward to what's ahead in 2008."
Nearly 500 attended the convention, representing 235 of the 525 FASTSIGNS/ SIGNWAVE centers located in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, United Kingdom and Australia. Education sessions were offered on the latest trends and innovations within the industry, all designed to assist franchise owners in keeping up with the competition and getting a leading edge on what's ahead in the industry.
The convention also featured a vendor trade show. Industry service providers showed off the latest in digital printing technology along with a wide variety of services available to the sign buying audience, allowing franchisees the opportunity to discuss production efficiencies with the experts.
Multiple awards were handed out during the course of the convention—in addition to the one and two million dollar awards—to recognize outstanding center managers, sales representatives, newcomers and vendors.
Special thanks to the vendors and sponsors who made a contribution to this year's convention. Platinum sponsors, Fellers, Global Imaging, Inc., Hewlett Packard and Ketchum Directory Advertising. Silver sponsors, Georgia Printco, Reece Supply, Gandinnovations and ASI. Other sponsors, Ultraflex Systems, Inc. and Expand.
FASTSIGNS sign and graphics centers use innovation and technology to make the sign buying process simple by offering consulting, design, production, file transfer, delivery, installation for a full range of custom sign and graphic products, including wide format banners and POP, site signs, exhibit graphics, window and vehicle graphics, decals and labels, safety and identification signage and floor graphics for interior and exterior use. For more information, visit www.fastsigns.com.