Traci Eppes has been guiding customers to their best solutions in the printing industry since she began working in sales for her father in 1995. He opened the Minuteman Press design, marketing, and printing franchise in Loves Park, Illinois in 1987 and enjoyed a respectable career while his daughter became a most valuable asset within the business. Today, Traci continues to grow the family business and she couldn’t do it without her husband Jon who is instrumental in their continued growth.

FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, has been named the Supreme Champion in Global Franchise magazine’s Global Franchise Awards 2019. FASTSIGNS received this prestigious recognition for its successful international franchise program that has helped the brand grow to over 700 locations in nine countries.

For Jim and Cindy Hilliard and their team at Minuteman Press in Canton, providing customer service with a personal touch and following the Minuteman Press franchise model have been the key drivers of their business.

The new signage and visual communications specialist will be headed up by Sarah Bradshaw and Ian Ellis when it opens in January 2019. The centre will offer a range of signage, graphics and visual communications in the form of interactive digital signs and traditional signage solutions including banners, exterior building signs, interior office signs, vehicle graphics and signage for windows, walls, doors and floors. The centre will also provide a graphic design service and offer project management expertise, allowing signage projects to be handled from idea concept to installation by the centre team.

In February 2018, Judith Hoefer realized her dream of becoming a business owner when she decided to buy an established Minuteman Press franchise in Marietta, Georgia. Judith says, “The challenge of building the business myself, with the help of my small team, is a great feeling. The addition of back office systems, management advice, and partnerships that come with the franchise is a good safety net and confidence builder. I also have flexibility to work around my kids’ schedules, so I make it to all of their games.”

As one of the most highly-anticipated events Signs Express Ltd has held in its 30-year history, the 2019 Convention at the Home of England Rugby, Twickenham Stadium, was hailed as a huge success.
Kicking off the conference was a memorable speech from Managing Director, Jonathan Bean, highlighting the achievements of the Signs Express network and Franchise Support Centre team, all contributing to the overall network performance growth in 2018.

Minuteman Press International, the world’s leading design, marketing, and printing franchise, has been named a top franchise for 2019 by Franchise Business Review. This is the third consecutive year that Minuteman Press has made the annual ranking of the top 200 award-winning franchise opportunities that is based directly on Minuteman Press franchise reviews from their owners.

Dale Lipsky owns the Minuteman Press design, marketing, and printing franchise located in the Northgate Center at 1316 7th St NW, Rochester, MN 55901. On January 19th, Dale and his dedicated team at Minuteman Press supported the 65th Eagles Cancer Telethon, which is the longest televised telethon in the nation. Dale says, “We provided signs, tickets, posters, and apparel for the telethon. On the apparel side, I simply asked the telethon Chair if we could provide t-shirts for the telethon and it was a resounding yes.”

Philip Milburn owns the Minuteman Press design, marketing, and printing franchise located at 65 Ber Street in Norwich. On the 10th of December 2018, Philip and his team hosted their first Blogging Night where clients and members of the community came together to network and share ideas.

Established in 1989 and celebrating their 30th anniversary next year, Signs Express has developed into the largest network of sign production centres in the UK and is growing at its fastest rate in more than 10 years. The addition of a centre opening in Salisbury is the fourth new centre the franchise has opened this year making a total of 67 centres across the UK.

Jessica and Mike Hauck used to be clients of Minuteman Press in Sioux Falls. With corporate backgrounds in hotel sales and commercial real estate, it would make sense that they would rely on the locally owned printing franchise to fulfill their design, marketing, and promotional needs. When the opportunity came to buy the business, Jessica and Mike decided that Minuteman Press International was a natural fit and the right franchise for them. They are now celebrating one year as business owners at their Sioux Falls center located at 125 S Main Ave.

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