SIGNARAMA franchisees Maggie and Brian Harlow of Louisville, Kentucky were awarded an Overall Achievement Award at the United Franchise Group’s World Expo 2012 held in April. The Harlows own SIGNARAMA Downtown and TransWorld Business Advisors, located at 909 E. Market Street.
The Overall Achievement Award is given to the SIGNARAMA that stands out in its region for performance, i.e., high sales as a result of marketing, quality, customer service, and appearance. The store must also be considered a team player among other SIGNARAMA franchises, getting involved in mentoring new stores and as a Franchise Advisory Council participant.
“Brian and I are always thrilled to be recognized by the brand when SIGNARAMA franchisees are of such a high caliber and raise the bar on achievement year after year,” said Maggie Harlow.
Since opening SIGNARAMA Downtown in 2003, the Harlows have received numerous awards for their outstanding performance, including Rookie of the Year in 2004, Mentor of the Year in 2005, Outstanding Achievement in 2006 and 2004, and 2008 President’s Award, and they were inducted into the SIGNARAMA Hall of Fame in 2009. Recently the Harlows were named a Louisville BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics finalist in the very small business category.
The Harlows have been involved in giving back to the community since they opened shop, spearheading a program designed to help the local non-profit community flourish. Signs of Support was started in 2005 and has awarded more than $75,000 of free or discounted signage to non-profits in need of effective, affordable signage.
Maggie is also the chair of SIGNARAMA’s national co-op marketing fund, which strives to increase brand awareness and customer knowledge for all SIGNARAMA U.S. locations through effective and consistent marketing and advertising.
SIGNARAMA is the world’s largest sign franchise and UFG’s largest franchise with nearly 1,000 stores in 50 countries.
For more information about SIGNARAMA Downtown, call 502/585-4099 or visit www.signaramadowntown.com.