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.”  



Walker County Business Conference Sponsored By SouthCrest Bank Will Be Held Sept. 26

The Walker County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Business Conference on Tuesday, Sept. 26. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Walker County Civic Center. The keynote speaker is Vincent Phipps, an award-winning international speaker, author, trainer, and CEO of Communication VIP Training and Coaching. “Amplify Your Attitude!” combines what Mr. Phipps calls the ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Aug. 21-25

MON/21 Ribbon Cutting for Chicken Salad Chick 10-10:30 a.m. Chicken Salad Chick: 975 E. 3rd St., Ste. 122   TUES/22 YPAC Meetup 7:30-9 a.m. + coffee: 818 Georgia Ave., Ste. 102 Whether you take your coffee hot or cold, you can do it with the best of company.  YP is kicking off a monthly coffee meet-up for YP members only. YP Meet Ups are open to current YPC ... (click for more)

City Seeks To Be Removed As Trustee Of Confederate Cemetery

Mayor Andy Berke on Friday said he has asked City Attorney Wade Hinton, on behalf of the city of Chattanooga, to file the necessary paperwork "to confirm the city is no longer listed as a trustee of a Confederate Cemetery on East Third Street." Mayor Berke said, “Our action today makes it clear that the city of Chattanooga condemns white supremacy in every way, shape and ... (click for more)

Judy Kay Peer, 69, Killed When Train Hits Her Car At Hamill Road Crossing In Hixson

Judy Kay Peer, 69, was killed on Friday night when a train struck her car in Hixson on Friday night. Ms. Peer, a Hixson resident, was driving a 2015 Hyundai Sonata. Police said she  was traveling west on Hamill Road and had stopped at the railroad crossing. The gates were extended with flashing lights and a sounding bell. A train that was traveling northbound on ... (click for more)

Mayor Invites Civil War II - And Response (8)

I just received an email from the Mayor stating that he filed paperwork to remove the city of Chattanooga as the trustee for the Confederate Cemetery on Third Street. I understand the Mayor's intent was to distance the city from it's racist past and subsequent hate, but I feel like this is an interesting move without much thought of the consequences. The Mayor prefaced his ... (click for more)

Confronting Racism In Public Education

Like most Americans, we have been bothered by the news in recent days. And as we have struggled to understand the racial issues that continue to confront our nation, we are left to ponder the issue even more within the context of public education.  The vast majority of Americans know that racism is wrong. It is one of the few issues on which almost everyone can agree. We ... (click for more)