Chesterfield County (VA) Gives a Green Light for EMCs

The Chesterfield County Planning Commission, which has jurisdiction over a large suburban area located near Richmond, VA, voted last Tuesday to send a new, business-friendly sign ordinance to the Board of Supervisors with a recommendation for approval. The proposed ordinance will simplify the county’s arduous application and approval process for local businesses seeking to install […]

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CSP Profiles Top-202 Convenience Stores in June

Keen competition, fast-shifting consumer expectations and acquisitions by foreign companies are fueling growth in the convenience store marketplace. CSP provides details in its June 2019 issue. https://www.cspdailynews.com/top-202-convenience-stores-2018 Bill DundasBill Dundas, a 40-year veteran of the on-premise sign industry as a fabricator, installer and journalist, is President/Executive Director of the Foundation for the Advancement of the […]

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San Jose, CA, Preserves an Historic Neon Sign

While the business it once identified is long gone, the community recently stepped in to rescue a whimsical landmark sign that features a dancing, neon pig. https://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2019/06/21/stephens-meat-sign-san-jose-diridon-google.html#g/456058/6 Bill DundasBill Dundas, a 40-year veteran of the on-premise sign industry as a fabricator, installer and journalist, is President/Executive Director of the Foundation for the Advancement of the […]

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On-premise Signs: Key Elements in Revitalized Communities

Local jurisdictions throughout the U.S. increasingly recognize storefronts and signage as essential elements in renewing their downtown districts and spurring economic growth. FASI regularly shares news items from across the nation cataloguing the efforts of various cities and towns to upgrade the appeal of their central business districts. Given the growing number of municipalities these […]

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Local TV Station Profiles Family Sign Business

Bossier Sign Company (Bossier City, LA) is typical of hundreds of sign shops across the U.S. operated by families and built up over several decades by multiple generations. And this company has a special mascot to keep everyone on schedule. https://www.ktbs.com/rick-rowe-s-where-in-the-arklatex-bossier-sign-company/video_aaee2be3-56d8-5803-80e0-b64865d31fd5.html Bill DundasBill Dundas, a 40-year veteran of the on-premise sign industry as a fabricator, […]

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Virginia Town Aids Local Businesses Damaged by Tornado

On May 11, 2019, an EF-1 tornado ravaged sections of Suffolk, Virginia, a city located in the western section of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area which also includes the independent cities of Hampton, Chesapeake, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach. In addition to damaging a number of residential structures, the storm also damaged several […]

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First Tennessee Bank to Rebrand Entire Network

Tennessee’s largest bank is rebranding its entire network of banks two years after its 2017 acquisition of Capital Bank. Beginning in the fall of 2019, First Tennessee Bank will be known as First Horizon Bank. Both First Tennessee and Capital Bank branches will be rebranded with the new name. When the two banks merged in […]

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BBVA Launches Global Rebranding Program

The multinational bank announced its global brand change in April 2019 which involves dropping its country-specific names in favor of a single BBVA brand. The firm currently operates in more than 30 core countries. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/bbva-begins-brand-implementation-u-141000871.html Bill DundasBill Dundas, a 40-year veteran of the on-premise sign industry as a fabricator, installer and journalist, is President/Executive Director […]

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EG America to Rebrand 225 Minit Marts in Five States

In December 2018, EG Group, a firm based in the U.K., acquired 225 convenience stores located in Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, Wisconsin and Ohio from TravelCenters of America LLC (Westlake, Ohio). The company reports that all of the acquired sites will be remodeled within the next year and identified by new signage. EG Group had launched […]

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Federal Heath Acquires Advance Graphic Systems (AGS), Rochester Hills, MI

AGS has a track record spanning nearly more than three decades as a provider of turnkey signage, graphics, custom building elements, retail fixtures and displays. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/federal-heath-acquires-advance-graphic-systems-of-rochester-mi-300864142.html Bill DundasBill Dundas, a 40-year veteran of the on-premise sign industry as a fabricator, installer and journalist, is President/Executive Director of the Foundation for the Advancement of the Sign […]

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