For new companies and businesses, a sign is a
first impression to potential customers, and FASTSIGNS,
535 E. Third St., offers services to help them
put their best foot forward to the community.
The store, which opened in May 2010, offers a
variety of signs, banners and other promotional signage
options. The franchise has over 500 stores in
the United States and Canada, and while "signs" is in
its name, Nicole Miele, owner, said it's "more of a
visual ideas company."
"If you can dream it, we can make it," Miele said.
Choosing the right design and signage helps companies
create an identity, Miele said.
"We're helping businesses brand themselves," she
said.Miele said every project and business that comes
to the store is different
than the last, which
keeps things fresh.
Some know exactly
what they want, others
need guided in the
have an idea.
Sometimes they don't
really know," Miele
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"We're trying to
make it easy," Miele
said. "People need
these things and don't
know how to go about
From small to large
signs, Miele said the store
takes on a variety of projects.
She explained that one
customer had a small jewelry
product that wasn't
being noticed. So FASTSIGNS
created a small
sign to bring attention to it.
Signs can be large, traditional
board signs or letter
graphics also can be
placed directly on vehicles.
Miele said that plain
box trucks are a great
opportunity to give the company recognition.
"Vehicle graphics are huge for us," she said.
Whatever a business needs to help them grown,
FASTSIGNS believes it can do.
"Whatever their need is they have a new product,
if they are a new business, if they are trying to
rebrand their business," Miele said. "Any kind of a
challenge, we love it."
Each sign and graphic is different, which Miele
said makes it fun.
"I love that every job is different," she said, "and I
love that we can be creative. And I really love that
we can help change a business."
Miele hopes that the business will continue to
grow in the area and take on new projects. The business,
she said, is more than just traditional signs.
"I hope that people think of us more than a place
to get a banner," she said.