Local FASTSIGNS Named One Of The Top Centers In The Country

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

FASTSIGNS of Chattanooga was named one of the top centers out of more than 450 U.S. locations at the 2013 FASTSIGNS Convention, which was recently held in Dallas.

The locally-owned and operated business received the Pinnacle Club Award, which is given to the centers ranked 26 to 125 in the country for sales volume from the previous year. This is the second year that the center has received this distinction.

“My team and I were blown away to learn that our center was being recognized for outstanding sales with the Pinnacle Club Award,” said Phil Bacon, who owns FASTSIGNS of Chattanooga with his wife, Cindy. “This award is a testament to all of the hard work, excellent customer service and innovative thinking that the team provides on a daily basis.”

Located at 3763 Powers Court, the center provides a full range of innovative visual communications solutions, including interior décor, window and floor graphics, printing, point-of-purchase signs, trade show displays, vehicle wraps, digital signs, and mobile websites. Mr. Bacon said he plans to continue expanding his center by providing cutting-edge products and services to the center’s clients in the coming years.

“My team is more than ready to help businesses in the Chattanooga area with any marketing needs they may have. Our sign and graphics experts have the experience and the creativity to provide innovative solutions for even the most complex communications challenges,” said Mr. Bacon. “The continued support of our customers is one of the biggest reasons we received this award and we look forward to continuing to serve them for many years to come.”  


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