FASTSIGNS International, Inc., the franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the nation’s leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, places great emphasis on giving back. By Jessica Jones
FASTSIGNS International, Inc., the franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the nation’s leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, places great emphasis on giving back. Encouraging their network of independently owned and operated centers to get involved and serve in a variety of business and charitable endeavors, the company operates a FASTSIGNS Cares program, which promotes the philanthropic work of each of their over 750 centers. And while each location’s charitable endeavors and participation are as diverse as the local community in which they operate, the purpose of this endeavor is to help those in need.
“I am grateful to grow with a company committed to helping others, where I have created connections that benefit our business, employees and clients,” noted Angela Allison, Outside Sales in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, which used her business as a platform for positive change in 2020 by helping local restaurants fund outdoor dining setups and creating signage to promote it. “Through this project, we were able to use FASTSIGNS as a vehicle to truly impact our community for good.”
And Allison’s efforts are just a sample of what the FASTSIGNS family gives back to society.
The team at FASTSIGNS of Olympia, Washington-Lacey is closely involved with All Kids Win, filling backpacks and weekend food bags for homeless children, using their center location as a dropoff point for specified goods, and even donating profits from sign orders to the organization.
“We have been privileged to give back to those in our community,” said owner Grace Kendall. “We also encouraged our FASTSIGNS team-member families and friends to get involved. When a community comes together for good, we can do amazing things.”
In Mooresville, North Carolina, franchisee Div Bhingradia teamed up with a Marine mom to organize an event that promoted awareness of soldier suicide and FASTSIGNS of Snellville used signs and graphics to spread awareness about autism, even donating a fully-wrapped puzzle piece-inspired motorcycle to the Lawrenceville Police Department in honor of Autism Awareness Month in April.
“We know that FASTSIGNS franchisees are people who care about people and we are proud of the ways that they serve their local communities,” said Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International, Inc.
Other FASTSIGNS locations have used the FASTSIGNS Cares Program to support Black-owned businesses, create a hometown heroes banner project, or to assist in solving the country’s opioid crisis. Nathan Wolf, outside sales professional and project manager at FASTSIGNS of Cincinnati, Ohio-Highland Avenue, took his skills to Cincinnati Hebrew Day School for an educational opportunity this past March.
And it’s an initiative that the company hopes to build upon in the future.
“We look forward to expanding this initiative in the years ahead,” Monson said.
For information about a FASTSIGNS franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-346-5679.
– Jessica Jones