Farmingdale, NY (6/12/2013) –Jim Little, owner of the Minuteman Press in Burlington, recently purchased, The Bulletin, a local printing shop, with plans to merge it with his current business! The Bulletin and Minuteman Press sent out correspondence to its customers last week, explaining the sale, on a letterhead showing both companies’ graphics and the statement, “Together We CAN.”
Bulletin designer Tracey Isler and pressman Rick Smith have both accepted positions with Minuteman Press as of June 1. They will join Minuteman owner Jim Little and his staff designers – Michelle Kreft and Laura Lois – as well as pressman Steve Vrees.
In order to accommodate what is expected to be a larger business, Minuteman Press will be relocating to a larger facility. Little is fairly sure where the new location will be, but didn’t want to announce it until plans were finalized.
Little said the two companies have existed with “friendly competition” since 2004 when he took over Minuteman, and he’s looking forward to the transition. “It’s a merger that’s a buyout,” said Little. “I’m absolutely ecstatic. One, the ease of how everything worked out, and, two, just to be able to have enough that we can go into a larger facility and still be the one printer in town, helps locals out.”
The Minuteman Press Home Office along with Regional Vice President Doug Harlan, extend our best wishes to Jim and his staff! We look forward to watching your continued growth and success!
Farmingdale, NY (6/7/2013) –Taunya and Jeff Foley own the Minuteman Press Center in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. During a dinner meeting of the Rocky Hill Chamber of Commerce on April 19th, 2013, held at the Sheraton in Rocky Hill, these outgoing network savvy owners were presented with the Chamber’s Best of Rocky Hill Award for “Best Print Shop.”
The Minuteman Press Home Office along with Regional Vice President Ron Rubin are very proud of Taunya, Jeff and their staff! Congratulations on a job well done….keep up the good work!
Farmingdale, NY (6/3/2013) – David Rowley, owner of the Minuteman Press of Crystal City, VA recently was honored as the 2013 Service Small Business of the Year! Arlington’s business community celebrated the best in business at the Arlington Chamber of Commerce’s Best Business Awards, held at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel. This annual event recognizes the most illustrious and accomplished businesses that have made significant contributions to the Arlington community.
“Minuteman Press Crystal City has proven that it meets the tough criteria for winning this coveted award,” said Rich Doud, Arlington Chamber President. “The Chamber is pleased to present this award to them, and our community is fortunate to have such a quality organization operating in Arlington.”
President and CEO of Minuteman Press Crystal City, David Rowley, thanked the Arlington Community for supporting his business and gave credit to his staff. According to Rowley, “Without such an amazing team, we could have never won this award. As a service based business, we have the finest professionals around!”
When asked about his favorite aspect of being a Minuteman Press owner, David notes, “My favorite part of being a Minuteman Press owner is the relationships I have built with my clients. My clients know they can trust that I will deliver on time and on budget with the quality they expect. I know my clients well. I know what they like. I recognize their voices on the phone. It makes it all very personal for me.”
The Minuteman Press Home Office along with Regional Vice President Bob Heimbuch would like to express our admiration to David on a job well done David; you truly deserve such an honor. Congratulations!
Farmingdale, NY (5/30/2013) Bill Chapman owns the Minuteman Press store on Orenda Road in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. While operating a successful business, so much so that the Brampton Board of Trade has declared his business as Small Business of the Year in 2009, as well as being the recipient of the “Platinum Award for Best Printer” for three years in a row from the Brampton Business Times, Bill also gives back to his local business community. He does so through the combination of his Rotary affiliation and his membership in the Brampton Golf Club.
Recently, the Brampton Golf Club teamed up with the Brampton-Heartlake Rotary Club to introduce Golf Canada’s Golf in Schools program to Folkstone Elementary, a local school within that community. On 3 May, Bill Chapman and Emerson Mahoney (head professional at the Brampton Golf Club) were greeted by many eager students excited to get started in golf. The adoption of schools is an essential part to the Golf in Schools initiative, and it’s thanks to leading efforts such as Brampton’s that the fundamentals, sportsmanship and rules of golf are instilled in Canadian youth.
While the Brampton team hopes to continue promoting Golf in Schools locally with plans on adopting a local high school, until then, Gerry Lizaire, a Phys. Ed teacher at Folkstone, will take the lead with the program at Folkstone Elementary
Minuteman Press Home Office along with Regional Vice President Kevin Wittal commend Bill for his hard work and dedication to his business and his community. Keep up the good work!
Bill Chapman, 3rd from right with putter on shoulder, is joined by students from the Folkstone Elementary School as well as other ‘Golf in Schools’ personnel.
Farmingdale, NY (5/27/2013) – Judy Herring and Karen Evers are the new owners of the Minuteman Press of Centerville, MA which was formerly the Business Center of Cape Cod! The former independent print shop closed in January with the retirement of Ray Glaser, and the new business was opened in April. Two employees of the Business Center now work for Minuteman, Scott Despault and Sarah Freeman. Judy and Karen are also the owners of the Minuteman Press Digital Print and Graphics Center that is located in Hyannis, MA.
“We have a lot of walk-in customers,” said Judy Herring, co-owner of the shop. “Some come in just to say hi. Everybody is welcoming [the printing business] back to the neighborhood.” Herring said that she got into printing because she has a background, “In the graphics side of textile printing.”
Judy notes that the big change in the printing business, is that offset press is more obsolete. “There are a lot of chemicals used in offset,” said Herring, who said that her business has moved into digital work that allows customers to get a quick turnaround for such printing needs as business cards, letterhead, signs and banners, and “pretty much anything” that a printing buyer might want. She and her partner plan to receive updated digital equipment soon to serve their patrons who come largely from Centerville and Osterville. “It seems that a lot of people are happy to see us operating in the Centerville location,” said Herring.
The Minuteman Press Home Office along with Regional Vice President Ron Rubin are very proud of Judy and Karen! We wish them continued success in all of their endeavors!
Scott Despault and Sarah Freeman, former employees of the Business Center of Cape Cod in Centerville, flank new co-owner Judy Herring. The shop has reopened as Minuteman Press.