Archive for April, 2013

April 23rd, 2013

Eight AlphaGraphics Franchises Celebrate 25 Years in Business

We’re excited to announce that eight of our franchise owners are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year. In addition, another 22 franchisees have been in business with AlphaGraphics for more than 20 years! Congratulations, everyone.

· Larry Winzeler, Provo and Lehi, Utah

· Frank and Barbara Kohout, Wheaton, Illinois

· David Orpin, Nashua, New Hampshire

· Connie Levinson and David Goodare, Concord, Massachusetts

· Mike Sparaco, Tempe, Arizona

· David Boone, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

· Cash Bestor, Scottsdale, Arizona

· Tom Hopkins, Hillsborough, New Jersey

“It is incredibly rewarding to see our franchisees reach this milestone anniversary,” said Art Coley, president of AlphaGraphics. “Their longevity is a true testament of the commitment they have made to each of their business centers. We look forward to many more years to come with these franchisee partners!”

Each of these silver anniversary centers has a unique story of success; however, the franchisees have communicated that part of their growth is attributed to the support of the corporate team at AlphaGraphics and the adaptability in the business model.

“Another key factor in AlphaGraphics’ continued success is our nimbleness to change,” adds Coley. “Because of improvements in technology and our relationships with vendors, franchisees are first to benefit, adapt and change as the industry does.”

AlphaGraphics was founded in Tucson, Arizona in 1970. In 1979, the company began franchising its unique business model, which offers a comprehensive suite of marketing and print solutions for B2B customers. Today, there are nearly 300 franchises across 30 states.


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April 17th, 2013

Weekend Crisis Brings AG Staff to the Rescue

Barbara Harkins in Portland, Oregon had one of those Fridays not long ago. Her project management software crashed on a Friday afternoon, and shortly thereafter the Apple store told her that her Mac was a goner.

Saturday morning, she put the word out to AlphaGraphics’ franchise support team that she needed help. What transpired left Barb shaking her head and smiling with amazement.

Within an hour, she’d heard from one VP on paternity leave, and operations support manager on vacation, and three other team members who were just off for the weekend. One left his family by the pool and jumped in to help with data recovery.

“He was the first to call me on the phone and patiently waited as we gathered information, provided me links to download the master software and stayed on the phone until he knew my back up was restored and my workstations connected,” Harkins says. “THAT IS FANTASTIC!!!! I hate to think where I would have been without his help.”

AlphaGraphics Portland was up and running on Monday morning.

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