AlphaGraphics, a franchisor of printing and marketing solutions, honored its top franchise owners and rising stars at the company’s recent annual conference. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the five-day event was held virtually, with center owners connecting safely from around the globe while celebrating AlphaGraphics’ 50th anniversary.
AlphaGraphics, which offers print design, marketing, and sign creation services, was founded in 1970, and the company began offering franchise opportunities in 1979.
“This has been a difficult year on many levels, but the AlphaGraphics brand has persevered and grown stronger,” says Bill McPherson, vice president of franchise development. “Shifting to a virtual conference is just one of the many ways we’ve offered innovative solutions to our center owners and staff members in 2020. We were grateful to have the opportunity to celebrate the dedication and hard work of those in the AlphaGraphics network.”
This year’s winners included:
Rising Star: Jeff Bailey (Las Vegas, Nevada)
A 20-year veteran of the print industry, AlphaGraphics chose Bailey for his consultative approach, high-tech investments, and strategic partnerships with local leaders and vendors.
Most Improved: Carmine and Victoria Camerato (Boston, Massachusetts)
The Cameratos opened their first Boston AlphaGraphics location in 2003 under the motto “failure is not an option.” AlphaGraphics chose them for their continued growth as well as attention to networking and focus groups.
Project of the Year: Gregg McDonough (Salt Lake City, Utah)
McDonough was recognized for a successful $75,000 contract with Tour of Utah, producing everything from large advertising banners to coloring books. He also landed a repeat contract for the next race.
Best Web to Print Storefront: Bill and Clare Meehan and Sarah Meehan Parker (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
AlphaGraphics celebrated the trio for its clear and user-friendly work in dual branding an independent pharmacy. The pharmacy can now send postcards and emails and generate graphics for social media.
Best AgSigns Solution: Frank Leone (Stamford, Connecticut)
Leone made the rising stars list after completing an innovative six-figure logo rebranding for CX Loyalty. Leone helped replace signage in six corporate locations.
Best Customer Marketing Campaign: Bill and Clare Meehan and Sarah Meehan Parker (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
AlphaGraphics recognized the trio for creating thoughtful and impactful marketing materials for Shenango on the Green, a family of senior living and service options.
Community Impact: Phil Davis and Auburn Peterson (Lehi, Utah)
AlphaGraphics chose Davis and Peterson for their volunteer work, which helped raise over $10,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Peterson also volunteers with Tiny Hero, Operation Underground Railroad, and LOVELOUD.
AlphaGraphics has more than 285 locations in six countries. The brand recognizes standout franchise owners each year at its international conference where business owners gather as peers.