Allegra Network And AlphaGraphics Plan 2012 Joint Technology Expo

October 13, 2011 // Franchising.com // PLYMOUTH, Mich., – Allegra Network, LLC and AlphaGraphics, Inc. announced today that the companies will again team up to host a joint Technology Expo, July 19-20, 2012, at the Marriot World Center in Orlando, Fla.

“We owe a special thank you to our suppliers for supporting this joint event,” said Carl Gerhardt, chairman of Allegra Network. “As a result of this year’s successful expo in Las Vegas, we look forward to what should be an even larger event next year.”

“Both our owners and vendor partners appreciated the opportunity to gain more knowledge and meet many more people in the same amount of time as previous years,” added Kevin K. Cushing, CEO of AlphaGraphics. “Our goal continues to be to keep our franchisees on the leading edge of technology.”

Over the past several years, Gerhardt and Cushing have worked together to benefit franchise members from both networks. The success of the inaugural joint Technology Expo is a direct result of this partnership, as well as support from the exhibitors.
“Both Allegra and AlphaGraphics did a great job designing their overall programs in such a way that their members were driven into the expo area,” said Tim Vellek, vice president of production printing at Ricoh Americas Corporation. “Traffic for both days was very high, there was true interest in meeting with vendors, and I applaud both organizations for the way they managed this.”

The 2012 Technology Expo is expected to attract more than 150 exhibitors and more than 600 franchisees from both organizations. Each company will conduct its own annual convention for its franchisees in conjunction with this event.

For more information about the Allegra Network and AlphaGraphics Technology Expo, please contact Jan Bender, special events manager at Allegra Network, at janb@allegrantwork.com or Danette Matthews, director of special events and owner engagement at AlphaGraphics, at dmatthews@alphagraphics.com.

About Allegra Network

Allegra Network LLC is one of world’s largest print, marketing and graphic communications franchises linking more than 450 locations across North America. The company ranks in the top 200 among all franchise companies in the world and is considered a leader in franchise training, technology implementation and system profitability. Allegra Network was founded in 1976 and today supports three primary brands under its print division – Allegra, American Speedy Printing and Insty-Prints, and the Signs Now brand under its sign division. For more information on Allegra Network, please visit www.allegranetwork.com.

About AlphaGraphics

AlphaGraphics, Inc. plans, produces and manages visual communications for businesses at nearly 300 owner-operated, locally-based business centers worldwide. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, the AlphaGraphics network leads the industry in sales per location. Backed by state-of-the-art technology, the world’s highest quality standards and a global network, the company’s trained and experienced team members are committed to delivering creative solutions that allow customers to communicate more confidently and effectively. For more information, please visit www.alphagraphics.com.

Contact: Jan Bender, special events manager of Allegra Network, at (248) 596-8600 or janb@allegranetwork.com
Contact: Danette Matthews, director of special events & owner engagement at AlphaGraphics, at (801) 595-7215 or dmatthews@alphagraphics.com

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