FASTSIGNS International, Inc. recently held its annual convention in Dallas where 49 centers were recognized for sales achievements exceeding $1 million in annual sales, two centers were recognized for exceeding $2 million, one center was recognized for exceeding $3 million and another for exceeding a record-breaking $6 million.
"FASTSIGNS had a banner year in 2012, setting growth milestones across all categories, including number of locations and sales volumes for center locations," said Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International. "Our FASTSIGNS franchise partners have embraced our expanded 'More Than' branding philosophy and are providing more visual communications and marketing products and services to customers including selling full-service digital sign solutions , corporate branding and interior decor graphics."
FASTSIGNS franchise owners and staff were offered more than 35 educational sessions and peer roundtables at the convention on a wide range of topics designed to help them take their businesses to even greater heights in 2013. Sessions focused on a variety of business-building topics including marketing, sales development and production efficiencies.
The annual FASTSIGNS vendor trade show, which takes place every year during the convention, featured 138 different exhibitors. All were on-hand to discuss the latest trends and cutting-edge technologies within the sign, graphics and visual communications space.
"Our vendor show is exclusive to the FASTSIGNS network and always features the most innovative equipment and product solutions for our centers to adopt and take into their marketplace," said Monson. "As an example, this year's vendor show included companies that manufacture 3D printers."
Special thanks to the 2013 FASTSIGNS Convention vendors including Diamond Sponsor N. Glantz; Platinum Sponsors Epson and Grimco; Gold Sponsors 3M, TSItouch, Christie, Esko, Georgia Printco, United Visual Products, Inc., Proveer, Fellers, FujiFilm and Abex; and Silver Sponsors Zund, HP and Synnex.