In our time as a SIGNARAMA store owner, I don’t know which was a prouder moment: being awarded a Top 25 Small Business Award by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce in 2012, or winning it a second time in April 2013.
It’s one thing to win an award for providing great customer service and value, but it’s another thing to keep up the momentum and enthusiasm. We’re especially proud of our SIGNARAMA Buford team for all their hard work and dedication. We definitely could not have done it without them. We have fun at work and celebrate our successes and anniversaries with our employees. The staff works as hard as they do because they’re proud of the SIGNARAMA name and what it represents, not just to win awards.
The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce — just 35 minutes northeast of Atlanta — is one of the largest and most active in the country. They represent over 2,000 member companies and 750,000 workers around Metro Atlanta. We’ve been a member for since we opened in 2000.
We’re big believers of networking and making important connections with people. We invest a lot of time with the Gwinnett Chamber, attending and sponsoring various events throughout the year. We also help mentor new members with their own marketing and growth. Since we specialize in B2B signage, we’re always meeting with business owners and marketing managers, learning about what they need, and even making connections and introductions that help them with their own business. We also give a monthly presentation to new and existing Chamber members on branding and increasing market share. Our philosophy is if we can help our new businesses grow, everyone benefits.
We’ve worked hard to make SIGNARAMA Buford a valuable member of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and our community. We sponsor local schools, sports teams, 5ks and charities. We feel it is vital to give back to our community and schools any way we can. We are truly blessed with a successful business which affords us the opportunity to make a difference. Our hard work has paid off, not only in increased sales over the last few years, but now with this award. We’ve found that 80% of our business at SIGNARAMA Buford has come from referrals and repeat business.
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