Farmingdale, NY (5/22/13) – Bea and Ken Lipski, owners of the Morton Grove Minuteman Press, were named the 2012 Morton Grove Business Members of the Year by their local Chamber of Commerce! Bea and Ken received their award at the Chamber’s annual dinner, which also celebrates the VIP of the Year, and serves as the installation dinner for the 2013 Board of Directors.
In addition to participating in Chamber events, Bea and Ken also support local schools, churches and non-profit organizations, including The Taste of Morton Grove, The Morton Grove Foundation, the Park District’s 5K Walk/Run and the Steak Fry to benefit The Niles Food Pantry. Bea is also an active participant in The Morton Grove Women’s Club, The Morton Grove Historical Society, Post 134 American Legion and many other groups and events within their local community. Just about every business owner and decision-maker in Morton Grove knows Bea, Ken, and Kate, their graphic designer.
Bea and Ken continue to earn their customers’ business by providing professional and personalized service. They have a fundamental understanding of their customers and their business needs. “We strive to be a resource, making our customers stand out in a competitive market. Our customers’ success is our success,” notes Bea.
The Minuteman Press International Home Office along with Regional Vice President Doug Harlan, would like to extended a huge “congratulations” to Bea, Ken and Kate! We are proud to have such active members of the community as part of our Minuteman Press family. We look forward to many great things to come for you in the future!
Farmingdale, NY (5/16/2013) – Joseph Aukstolis, owner of the Minuteman Press located in Bristol, CT recently landed a very large customer through using Minuteman Press SEO/SEM! Joe has had his sights on this particular customer since he bought the store in 2011, but couldn’t get past the security. “It is literally all fenced in, has guards on all three campuses and there are security checkpoints everywhere. You can’t get past them,” notes Joe.
However, several weeks ago, Joe received a call on a Friday afternoon and noticed that the caller identification had the name of this large potential customer. An associate from the corporation called Bristol Minuteman Press with some questions about an order she needed to place concerning some forms, all the while thinking that Joe was from a different printing company. After informing the woman that he was the owner of Minuteman Press, Joe proved to be so helpful that the customer decided to utilize his services. Joe comments, “I asked her why she thought we were the other printer and she told me that she had searched Google and we came out on the top of the list!”
Joe attributes this accomplishment to the SEO/SEM program that Minuteman Press offers to its franchisees. “It’s great; it helped me get into a huge account that I could never get into on my own,” says Joe. When asked about the highlights of being a Minuteman Press owner, Joe counts the day that this huge account called as one of them. “We were so excited at the shop. The customer loved us so much that she emailed all her contacts and told them to use us and she is now doing all her printing with us!”
Minuteman Press Home Office along with Regional Vice President Ron Rubin wish to congratulate Joe and his staff on a job well done! We look forward to seeing more great things from Bristol!
Farmingdale, NY (5/7/2013) –Minuteman Press of Springfield, MO recently sponsored The 2013 Boys and Girls Club Fashion Show! This event was hosted by Queen City Sertoma Club and held at the Musgrave Boys and Girls Club in Springfield, Missouri. This is an annual event put on by the Boys and Girls Club as a self-esteem building event. Local salons and clothing stores donate time and services to help make this event special and fun for underprivileged youth. Minuteman Press also designed and donated a 5ft x 9ft step and repeat sponsor logo banner that was used as a photo backdrop on the “red carpet” for the fashion show participants.
“We were very excited to be a part of this special event,” notes owner Jack Ebersold. In addition to The boys and Girls Club, Jack and his staff are also involved with Children’s Miracle Network, whom they donate to twice a year. “We also sponsor Missouri State University Athletics and are members of the Downtown Springfield Association,” says Jack.
When asked what he loves most about being a Minuteman Press owner, Jack says that he enjoys the personal touch he gives to the shop.” I love to chat with customers and get to know them, which makes them feel at home when working with us,” says Jack. “We are close to our customers and believe that being a smaller business, just three employees, has given us the ability to cater to our customers’ needs in a more personal way than other print companies.”
Minuteman Press Home Office along with Regional Vice President Matt Peretz, wish to extend our best wishes to Jack and his staff! We look forward to seeing more great things to come in 2013 and beyond!
Photos compliments of Jennifer Head
Farmingdale, NY (5/1/2013) – Mike Orr, owner of the Minuteman Press in Boca Raton, FL was recently named as an honoree for the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce Business Awards! For 28 consecutive years, the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce has honored a Business Leader, Business, and Small Business Leaders of the year for their achievements in the business community and their contributions to the overall betterment of South Palm Beach County.
A luncheon will be held on Friday, May 17th to honor Mike, along with his fellow honorees, for their “Commitment, vision, integrity and passion,” according to Chamber President and CEO, Troy McLellan. “These leaders build their business to have a positive impact on the entire region,” notes Troy.
When asked about his feelings on being named an honoree, Mike says, “Lise and I are humbled and honored to receive this award from the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. We are inspired everyday by the work of our clients and do what we can to help them achieve their goals.”
Minuteman Presses Home Office along with Regional Vice President Jeff Robey commend Mike for his hard work and dedication to his community, and wish him nothing but continued success in all aspects of his business and life.
Farmingdale, NY (4/23/2013) – Minuteman Press owners Greg Gallegos and his father George Gallegos moved into a new, larger facility as of March 1st 2013! With their sights on the future, they were fortunate enough to be able to purchase a new building, allowing for expansion as the business grows. They are now getting comfortable across town in a business district, with sales already increasing. An open house is scheduled to take place later this Spring.
Minuteman Press Santa Rosa was just awarded a large contract with the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, to handle all their printing for their many events throughout the year, which will extend through the end of 2015. Also, in 2013 they are excited to be in the running for many corporate contracts through the help of Steven Anderson, the shops marketing representative. Graphic designer Kim Aikawa as well as the bindery department’s Samantha Elliott have also been integral in the growth and success of the business.
Greg cites one of the things that he likes most about being a Minuteman Press Franchisee is, “The support we received from Glenn Morris of Minuteman Press who helped over the weekend with the move and was able to get all of the computers up and running with minimal downtime.”
In addition to being members of the Minuteman Press Family, Greg is also associated with a his local Chamber of Commerce. He enjoys spending time with his kids and family, playing softball on weekends with his daughter, and refereeing flag football. George is still trying to retire and ride his road bike among the vineyards of Sonoma County, although the allure of the shop keeps bringing him back.
Minuteman Press Home Office along with Regional Vice President Bob Ylinen wish to congratulate Greg, George and their staff on moving into their new location. We are looking forward to more great things to come for you in the years to come. Keep up the good work!
From left to right: Samantha Elliott (bindery), Steven Anderson (marketing), Kim Aikawa (graphics) and Greg Gallegos (owner)