Farmingdale, NY (8/29/2014)– Paula Cryer was recently named Rotarian of the Year by the Largo Rotary Club and installed as President Elect to serve as President in 2015-2016.Paula and her husband Terry have owned the Minuteman Press Center of Largo for over three years, and have been active members of the community ever since. Paula was also Chair and Co-Chair of the yearly fundraiser, Death by Chocolate, in 2012 and 2013. This year the event netted over $18,000, with the proceeds from going back into the Largo community, serving the needs of children.
Paula had this to say about working with her local rotary, “I work hard with the Rotary and invest a lot of time. It is not why we do these things but it is still nice to have that time and effort recognized.” Paula continues, “By being associated with the Rotary it gives our business credibility. It emphasizes that we conduct all of our professional affairs ethically.”
In addition to being members of the Rotary, the Cryer’s are also involved with in the Mid Pinellas Chamber of Commerce and Largo Moose. In addition, Paula participates in a woman’s running group the Fab 50 and Terry is involved with two other local networking groups, The Bay Area Market Makers and RGA.
Minuteman Press Home Office along with Regional Vice President Jeff Robey are very proud of Paula and Terry for being not only great business owners but also active members of their community. We look forward to watching your continued growth and success!
Farmingdale, NY (8/26/2014) – Minuteman Press of Lawrence was recently named “The Best Printer” in Lawrence! In order to commemorate this event, owner Dee Bisel, was interview by Chanel Six’s Lori Carson. This five minute interview covers everything from the services that Minuteman offers, to Dee’s business philosophies.
“Our favorite thing to do is to build business for our clients,” says Dee. “We want to help our customers keep their customers and also help them to add new customers. How we do that is by asking them to tell us who their perfect customer is. We then build a completely customizable marketing plan based on that answer.”
The interview also highlighted the fact that Minuteman Press of Lawrence is a certified green printer. This is especially notable because there are only 55 certifiably green printers in the United States, with Minuteman Press of Lawrence being the 12th printer in the nation to “go green.” This means that no petroleum products are used and all paper is recyclable and comes from sustainable forests.
Dee has this advice to offer to other business owners, “My advice is to quit looking in the rearview mirror. There are so many people who say that if it’s good enough to do it in the past, then we must be able to continue that way. That is wrong. You need to look out of the front windshield and look as far down the road as possible. You need to make those investments, take those risks and go for it. You’re not going to survive if you don’t do that. “
The Minuteman Press Home office along with Area Manage Matt Peretz are very proud to have such a business focused / Earth conscious franchisee as Dee. We know that your future hold nothing but great things.
Farmingdale, NY (8/20/2014) – The Colorado Springs Minuteman were named “Best Printing and Duplicating Company” by the Colorado Springs Business Journal! The awards ceremony took place on June 26, 2014 at Library 21, a brand new library in Colorado Springs.Owner Eric Johnson notes, “I had no knowledge that voting was even taking place, and due to the fact that we were not on the list of candidates at the time of the voting, we were 100% write-in in order for someone to vote for us, which made the first place ranking that much more meaningful.”
Eric continues, “This award means a lot to us as our team has worked hard on building a great reputation for our service and quality. We have some great momentum currently in building our business, and I think the exposure we gain from this will certainly help keep that going.”
Eric counts some of the highlights of this year to include a record month in sales for his company in May 2014, and quite a bit of success with the 5-Step Marketing Program that he developed. “We offer complimentary help to our clients to build consistent branding that entices, educates and assists in obtaining the clients they seek for their business,” says Eric. “We are looking forward to continued growth in our business in 2014.”
Personally Eric enjoys golf, football (Go Broncos), weightlifting and networking as much as possible. He is very involved in the 4-H Program in El Paso County, by serving on the 4-H Livestock Advisory Committee, as well as having kids involved in this great program where they currently are raising and will be showing Swine at the El Paso County Fair. Eric comments, “We sponsor a Belt Buckle each year, and this year it is the Intermediate Swine Showmanship Buckle. It is a lot of fun, and it doesn’t hurt that we get some business recognition through those relationships as well.”
Minuteman Press Home Office along with Regional Vice President Bob Ylinen would like to extend our congratulations on receiving such an honor! We look forward to watching your continued growth and success.
Farmingdale, NY (8/15/2014)– JD Klein, owner of the Minuteman Press located in Redmond, was recently profiled on PR Web! The article focuses on JD’s desire to transition from a career in corporate sales and marketing to being a small business owner. As a new franchisee of Minuteman Press, he’s rapidly growing his own company while preserving the flexibility to enjoy life outside of work with his family.
“I always wanted to be an entrepreneur,” said Klein. “The timing was right to make a move given the economy and our life situation.” JD purchased an existing Minuteman Press location last fall and has been growing the business very rapidly since. His printing and marketing franchise helps customers with everything from business cards to direct mail, and offers free pickup and delivery.
Klein relishes the local aspect of his new franchise. He noted, “People want to buy from people they know, like and trust—and being local gives them a community partner they feel good doing business with because their dollars stay in our community.”
Minuteman Press Home Office along with Regional Vice President Steve Cooper are very excited that JD and his Minuteman Press digital printing, marketing and advertising center received such good press! We know your hard work and dedication will surely help your business grow. Keep up the good work!
Farmingdale, NY (8/11/2014) – Marty and Nancy Fannuchi, owners of the Minuteman Press located in Clovis, were recently named the sweepstakes winner for their “Happy 100th Birthday” theme float in the Clovis Rodeo Parade. The honor includes a $1,500 prize.
Minuteman Press Home Office along with Regional Vice President Bob Ylinen, we are very proud of Marty and Nancy for their creative float in the parade! What a great way to build brand awareness and possibly gain new customers. Keep up the good work!