New SIGNARAMA Ownership in Smithfield, NC

Serving the local Smithfield and Selma communities.

November 28, 2011 // // Smithfield, NC  – SIGNARAMA, the world’s largest sign franchise, announces local residents Jim and Dolores Thorpe are the new owners of the Smithfield store at 721-5 North Brightleaf Boulevard. The store opened under their ownership on September 19.

Before becoming a SIGNARAMA franchisee, Jim Thorpe was an IT specialist and worked in software development. He also has a background in Computer Security and Mainframe programs. Dolores Thorpe was with Edward Jones, specializing in customer service and office management.

“We were ready to take on the new challenges of owning a business and changing our direction in life,” said Jim Thorpe. “Using the product knowledge of SIGNARAMA will help us assist other businesses in the community to grow and market their businesses.”

For more information on SIGNARAMA in Smithfield, contact Jim Thorpe at 919-241-5751. For franchising information, please call (800) 465-0362 or visit


With more than 800 locations in 50 countries, SIGNARAMA uses cutting-edge industry software programs to provide a full range of comprehensive sign and graphic services to both the private and commercial segments of the business community.



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