February 19, 2009 // Franchising.com // Sarasota, Fla. — Signs Now, A Division of Allegra Network LLC, recently held elections for new seats for the company's Franchise Advisory Board (FAB), and has named Mike Carson and Peter Lewis as its two newest members. Both owners will serve on the FAB until 2012. The FAB is comprised of seven elected franchisee representatives and three appointed representative from Signs Now headquarters.
Mike Carson was elected to represent the company's Canadian regions. He owns a Signs Now franchise in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Peter Lewis owns a center in the Tampa, Fla. area and will represent the Southeast region.
"We are very excited to have both Mike and Peter elected to the Franchise Advisory Board," remarked Bernard Haun, Signs Now vice president of marketing and communications. "They are both very involved and dedicated owners and will bring important contributions to the group."
The FAB was established to provide a forum for the discussion of company plans, programs and concerns with its franchise owners. The objectives of the FAB include the participation in initial development of programs; feedback on purpose, goals and direction of programs; the insurance of accountability; to increase participation of all franchise owners in company programs; and improved feedback on the effectiveness of company programs.
Other FAB members include Chairperson Kristin Trevino, from Portland, Ore., representing the Northwest region; Cheryl Thomas from Fort Collins, Colo. representing the At Large seat, Tim Anderson from Rockford, Ill. representing another At Large seat, Chuck Achterberg from Branson, Missouri representing the Midwest region, and Tim Weber from Holland, Mich., Ind. representing the Northeast region.
As a leader and top innovator in the sign and graphics industry, Signs Now truly stands out in a crowded world. Signs Now has over 225 franchise locations across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The corporate offices and the Signs Now Training Academy, Sarasota Campus are headquartered in Sarasota, Fla.
Founded in 1983, the Signs Now service base includes solutions and digital imaging for outdoor and indoor signage, exhibit and vehicle graphics, magnetic signs, banners, window graphics, ADA signage, dimensional letters, directional systems and other visual communications tools to businesses worldwide.