January 28, 2008 // Franchising.com // (Lawrenceville, NJ) â€• Bill Belmont, owner of the FASTSIGNS sign and graphics center in Lawrenceville, NJ received multiple sales achievement awards, including the top award – the FASTSIGNS Award – at the 2008 FASTSIGNS convention held recently in Colorado Springs.
Belmont, who opened his FASTSIGNS center in 1999 along with his wife Joan, was awarded the franchise network's most important recognition, the FASTSIGNS Award, which goes to the center owner who represents the concept and the spirit of the FASTSIGNS name, both in the business community and in the FASTSIGNS network. Past recipients exemplify everything it takes to be a successful owner, including integrity, determination, loyalty and motivation.
"Bill Belmont exemplifies service in every way – not only to his customers and staff, but to the FASTSIGNS system as a whole," said Larry Lane, FASTSIGNS president, in presenting the award. "His loyal customer base is built on his unique marketing strategies, outstanding customer service and willingness to accept a variety of new technologies. When he talks, people listen."
Belmont has been active within the FASTSIGNS franchise system to help better operations and services to its franchisees. He served on the Franchise Advisory Committee, and just began his second term representing the northeastern FASTSIGNS centers on the National Advertising Council, which provides strategic direction for the development of services, programs and materials that benefit the North American FASTSIGNS system.
Belmont is described by his peers as "strategic, objective, fair and level-headed, and always has the best interest of the franchise system as a whole in mind."
In addition, to receiving the FASTSIGNS Award, Belmont's center was honored for achieving more than $1 million in total sales from Oct. 1, 2006 – Sept. 30, 2007, and was recognized among the top three centers opened between six and eight years with highest total sales during this same time period.
"It is truly an honor to be recognized, both personally and professionally by the FASTSIGNS network," said Belmont. "I wouldn't be where I am today without the support of my wife, Joan, my family, and the unyielding hard work and dedication of my staff. These recognitions are a testimonial to the power of my team and their ability to deliver consistent great service to our customers.
For more information, the Lawrenceville FASTSIGNS can be reached via phone at 609.912.0500 or online at www.fastsigns.com/346.
The over 525 FASTSIGNS sign and graphics centers worldwide 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.