6 Things I Know About Basketball and the Sign Business part I It’s March Madness. I absolutely love it. This tournament is one of the more exciting events to tune into each year. There’s something great about the small school underdog having a shot to play the goliaths of the NCAA. Not surprisingly, Hoosiers remains one of my favorite movies. As I prepared my bracket I started thinking about the similarities between coaching and being an owner of Metro Sign. It may sound odd, but those are two things I spend a lot of time thinking about. For the past nine years I have been coaching my daughters’ basketball and soccer teams as well as working in the sign industry.
We’ve been busy updating our portfolio! Not only have we added many signs for Boston restaurants, businesses, and residential developments that we’ve fabricated and installed (plus photos of signs we’ve installed in other cities, states, and even countries) – we’ve also made the portfolio easier to search, by adding navigational tools to help you find signs by industry and different types of signs. So, if you’re looking for a blade sign, a pylon, or a monument sign, or want to see images of channel letter sign designs, vinyl graphics, dimensional letters, awnings, carved signs… well, you know where to look: right here! Thanks for allowing us a little self-indulgence. We take great pride in making our clients look good, so
More Names for Name That Blog Contest Last week, we launched our Name that Blog Contest, and the suggestions are rolling in via email and on our Facebook and LinkedIn pages. Thanks to all who have put on their thinking caps and sent in some great names! We’re still accepting ideas through end of day tomorrow, so please keep ’em coming. Meanwhile, don’t worry, our usual helpful content will return soon. Until then, here are the entries we have so far: From Susan, on LinkedIn: Blogging Our Signs Out From Diane, on Facebook: Sign Me Up From Mike, via email: Metro’s Northern Lights “Signing On” “Sign Effects” “Sign Language” “And the sign says…” “I saw the sign…” “I need a sign…”
Signs are important for your business, and Metro Sign and Awningwants to help you make the most beneficial, cost-effective decision possible.That’s why we’ve created our Signage 101 resource section on our updated website, where you will find information that will help you decide what type of sign is appropriate for your company. The Signage 101 section has information that many of you may find useful, including: How posted road speed affects signage visibility The most to least visible sign color combinations We continue to add to this section, so be sure to check periodically fornew information you can use. If you’d prefer to have Metro help you get started right away, please contact us.
One of the important things about business is calculating your return of investment (ROI) and when one thinks of ROI, sustainability often plays an important role. In June, we introduced our free white paper , 9 Green Signage Tips You Can Use to Wow your Clients, which highlights environmentally friendly practices you can consider when investing in a new sign and tips to help you use these practices to your business’ advantage.. You can download the version appropriate for you: Architects, General Contractors, Property Managers, and Everyone else. Now when you’re talking about signs, the environmental impact of a sign, manufacturing, maintenance and life cycle issues are as important as energy consumption. Some questions to keep in mind would include: How often will light bulbs be replaced? Will
Share Green Benefits and Attract More Business: Green Signage Tips to Wow Your Clients, Part III When it comes to business, one thing to note is that an increasing amount of consumers are being considered “green consumers.” What this means for business owners is to try and implement eco-friendly methods and materials into their business and most importantly convey this message to the potential consumers. In June, we introduced our free white paper , 9 Green Signage Tips You Can Use to Wow your Clients, which highlights environmentally friendly practices you can consider when investing in a new sign and tips to help you use these practices to your business’ advantage.. You can download the version appropriate for you: Architects, General Contractors,
Directory signs can: * link to directions & maps * offer added value for tenants to provide their address, hours, contact information. Metro Sign & Awning can help your business bridge the real and digital worlds. Want to learn more about how QR Codes might help you? Contact us by scanning the QR code above, clicking here, or calling 978-851-2424 and asking for Tom.
New ADA(Americans with Disabilities Act) regulations regarding signs went into effect March 15, 2012. The 2010 Standards set minimum requirements – both scoping and technical – for newly designed and constructed or altered State and local government facilities, public accommodations, and commercial facilities to be readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities. Are you compliant? Do you have to be? Here, some quick answers to some of the questions we’re most often asked. Q: Do I have to worry about ADA regulations? A: Just about every business that provides goods or services to the public must comply. There are 12 categories of public accommodations, including stores, restaurants, bars, service establishments, theaters, hotels,recreational facilities, private museums and schools, doctors’
Servicing Signs for Black Friday Happy Holidays to our valued Team and clients – we’re incredibly thankful to all of you for your contribution! To our valued clients who provide an opportunity for us to service you and our team members who make it possible to provide exceptional service! It’s been a fantastic year of continued growth for Metro and we’re appreciative to all of you. With Black Friday approaching, we understand the importance of signage properly functioning during the extended shopping hours. We’re installing blade signs in Seattle and California for ALDO with the intent of improving visiblity for indoor mall traffic as well as outdoor down town shopping districts. We’ve serviced Regional Restaurant Signage for partners such as The
When Metro received a request at the end of the day on Wednesday from Winn Management; (a favored client) asking if we would respond to a last minute request to create a promotional sign for Cliftex Lofts – we said ‘no problem!’ Our team pulled together to digitally print, manufacture and deliver a sign to the site by Friday morning to be presented by Governor Deval. “Now that’s service!” was the response we received from our appreciative client.