• Denver Zoning Use Permits – What’s the deal?

    By Ryan Paul   Getting a sign permit in any city can be difficult, but in our capital City of Denver the process is causing business owners to cry out for help. When starting a new business, the permitting process for all aspects of the building can be arduous, but signs are pretty straight forward […]

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  • NOVEMBER 2018 FEATURED BUSINESS: Las Margs Tacos, Tequila, y Todo

    Las Margs Tacos, Tequila, y Todo Contact Person & Title: Jacqueline Granados, Co-Owner   Website:  https://www.lasmargsrestaurant.com/ Phone:  303-287-6942   Business Hours:  Mon 3pm – 11pm Tues – Fri 11am – 12am Sat 9am – 12am Sun 9am – 11pm   In 2 -3 Paragraphs please tell us your company story:  “Las Margs at Reunion is a […]

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  • AUGUST 2018 FEATURED BUSINESS: Mericle RV

    Mericle RV   Contact Person & Title: Mike Mericle – Owner & CEO   Website:  www.mericlerv.com Phone:  970-833-1395   Business Hours:  Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm   In 2 -3 Paragraphs please tell us your company story:    “Prior to starting his own RV dealership, Mike worked his way up from finance manager to […]

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  • OCTOBER 2018 FEATURED BUSINESS: Riverdale Ridge High School

    Riverdale Ridge High School Contact Person & Title: Terry Elliott, Lead Learner/Principal RRHS   Website:   https://www.sd27j.org/rrhs Phone:  303-655-6800   Business Hours:  Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 4:30pm   In 2 -3 Paragraphs please tell us your company story:  “Riverdale Ridge High School is 27J’s third comprehensive high school opening in August of 2018 with 9th and […]

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  • The Same, But Different

    by Dawn Homa The other day I received a phone call from a customer. They were frustrated because they hadn't received the quote from us and were ready to get the contract issued. This was a longtime customer that we have worked with for 10 years. After going through our point of sale system and [...] Continue Reading
  • Manufacturing Day October 5th 3pm-6pm

    Join us for Friday, October 5 is Manufacturing Day – a day sponsored by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the International Sign Association (ISA) to help local businesses, such as our own, educate students on how manufacturing offers rewarding, good paying and highly-skilled career choices. We want to be able to expand our […]

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  • JULY 2018 FEATURED BUSINESS: ATI Insulation Inc.

    ATI Insulation Inc.   Contact Person & Title:  Mike Cook – Business Development   Website:  www.atiinsulation.com Phone:  303.286.0106   Business Hours:  7:00am – 5:00pm   In 2 -3 Paragraphs please tell us your company story:  “ATI is an Industrial Insulation Contractor that provides quality eco-friendly energy solutions through the power of insulation. Our culture of […]

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  • JUNE 2018 FEATURED BUSINESS: Environmental Designs Inc.

    Environmental Designs   Contact Person & Title:  Shawn Ryan, President   Website:  www.environmentaldesigns.net Phone:  303 287-9113   Business Hours:  Mon-Fri: 8am – 5pm   In 2 -3 Paragraphs please tell us your company story:  “Environmental Designs was started in 1989, as a residential landscape construction company. Since that time we have grown to one of […]

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  • We Have a Few More Questions…

    By Dawn Homa   We ask a lot of questions… a lot. Our staff is trained to ask you lots of questions. Recently a walk-in potential customer asked us “why are you asking me all these questions?  I just want a sign”. “I just want a sign” Then the questions begin: Where is it going? […]

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  • LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION!

    by Dawn Homa   You are so excited as you sign the lease to your new business space, expansion to a new location, or sublease in a high-profile building. Now the next thing to do is get your sign on the building. The hard part is over… right? Wrong. Don’t sign your lease until you […]

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  • Explore the Floor (the world is looking down)

    By Dawn Homa   It used to be that we would tell people to have their signs as high as possible at trade shows, for direction signage and informational signage.   With the addiction we have to our cell phones walking with our eyes down… we’ve changed our advice and are telling our customers to […]

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  • Luck, Timing and Preparation

    By Tim Connor   Is there any such thing as luck? The luck of the Irish?  You lucky stiff… or – I never win anything…  Everywhere people seem to have different views of luck or good fortune.  I believe in timing and I also believe in synchronicity – that concept where certain things seem to […]

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  • APRIL 2018 FEATURED BUSINESS: Edon Fitness & Training

    Edon Fitness & Training   Contact Person & Title:  Nicholas Edon, Owner   Website:  www.edonfitness.com Phone:  303-481-2358   Business Hours:  The gym is accessible to members 5am-Midnight 7 days per week   In 2 -3 Paragraphs please tell us your company story:  “The founding of Edon Fitness and Training was a decade long pipe dream […]

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  • MARCH 2018 FEATURED BUSINESS: Hudson Public Library

    Hudson Public Library   Contact Person & Title:  Terri Redden, Director   Website:  mylibrary.us Phone:  303-536-4550   Business Hours:  M,W 10-8 T, Th, Fr 10-6 Sat 9-2 Sunday closed   In 2 -3 Paragraphs please tell us your company story:  “Hudson Public Library has been in existence since 1951. The original library was dedicated in […]

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  • The Digital Factory

    The Digital Factory by Dawn Homa Working in a factory, production, and fabrication brings up images of people working like robots doing the same job over and over.  Boredom and drudgery of  the factory workers from the 50’s, 60’s and even into the 90’s are often depicted in photos. 2018…the sign industry has changed that.  […]

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  • FEBRUARY 2018 FEATURED BUSINESS: Madison & Company Properties

    Madison & Company Properties   Contact Person & Title:  Brittnie Kreutzer Office Concierge   Website:  www.Madisonprops.com Phone:  720-408-9234   Business Hours:  Mon. – Fri. | 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM   In 2 -3 Paragraphs please tell us your company story:  “Madison & Company Properties is dedicated to community involvement and giving back. This commitment can […]

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  • Open House | Signarama Colorado

    RSVP - Open House April 19th 2018 We’ve decided to have an Open House and invite all of your to come and get to know us as well as our customers, friends and family. We hope you can join us Thursday, April 19th, 3:30-6PM. Let’s communicate and have fun Face to Face, make sure to [...] Continue Reading
  • What’s Your Super Power?

    What’s Your Super Power?   As I was almost done writing my blog, I was interrupted by a staff member and instead of hitting save, I hit ‘don’t save’ . I then spent the next few minutes desperately trying to recover the document. Oh no! I can only be brilliant once.   But is that […]

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  • JANUARY 2018 FEATURED BUSINESS: Otho E. Stuart Middle School

    Otho E. Stuart Middle School   Contact Person & Title:  Fabricio Velez, Principal   Website:  https://www.sd27j.org/stuart   Phone:  720-685-5500   Business Hours:  Mon. – Fri. | 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM   In 2 -3 Paragraphs please tell us your company story:  “Otho E. Stuart Middle School is located in Commerce City, Colorado in the SE […]

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  • The “Ah Hah!” Moment

    The “Ah Hah!” Moment “In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.” – Author Unknown This past year, we were going to transition to a new point of sale system (POS). After 5 months of set up and testing, we decided we weren’t ready to make the […]

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  • NOVEMBER 2017 FEATURED BUSINESS: The Stillwater Day Spa

    The Stillwater Day Spa   Contact Person & Title:  Lewis R. Ortiz – Co – Owner / Operations Director Michael Bertles – Co – Owner   Website:  www.TheStillwaterDaySpa.com   Phone:  720-572-7188   Business Hours:  Tuesday – Friday 9am – 7pm   In 2 -3 Paragraphs please tell us your company story:  “Mike, my partner of […]

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  • OCTOBER 2017 FEATURED BUSINESS: Copart – Denver

    Copart – Denver   Contact Person & Title:  Rachel M. – Customer Service Representative Dennis T. – Yard Manager   Website:  copart.com   Phone:  303-659-0066   Business Hours:  Monday – Friday: 8am-5pm   In 2 -3 Paragraphs please tell us your company story:  “Copart, Inc., founded in 1982 by Willis J. Johnson, began as a single […]

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  • SEPTEMBER 2017 FEATURED BUSINESS: MJ Brands & HD Logistics, LLC

    MJ Brands & HD Logistics, LLC   Contact Person & Title:  Andrea Nicholson   Website:  http://hdlogisticsllc.com and http://mjbrandsllc.com/   Phone:  303-593-1408   Business Hours:  Monday – Sunday: 7:30am-4pm   In 2 -3 Paragraphs please tell us your company story:  “MJ Brands and HD Logistics were both started in 2004 out of a home office in Westminster, […]

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  • AUGUST 2017 FEATURED BUSINESS: Rocky Mountain Pawn

    Rocky Mountain Pawn   Contact Person & Title:  Mike Severinsen   Website:  www.RockyMountainPawn.net   Phone:  720-408-9318   Business Hours:  M-F: 9am-7pm Sat: 9am-6pm Sun: 10am-5pm   In 2 -3 Paragraphs please tell us your company story:  “Here at Rocky Mountain Pawn, we are delighted as a new business to be a part of the Brighton […]

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  • JULY 2017 FEATURED BUSINESS: Brighton Oasis Family Aquatic Park

    Brighton Oasis Family Aquatic Park   Contact Person & Title:  John Workman- Aquatics Supervisor   Website:    www.brightonoasis.com   Phone:  303-655-2095   Business Hours:  11am-6pm   In 2 -3 Paragraphs please tell us your company story:  “After replacing the nearly 60 year old outdoor pool, Brighton’s Oasis Family Aquatic Park is already in its seventh […]

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  • JUNE 2017 FEATURED BUSINESS: Platte 56 Townhome Community

    Platte 56 Townhome Community   Contact Person & Title: Jill Schafer – Listing Broker   Website: www.Platte56.com   Phone: 720-770-0771   Business Hours:  11-6 Thursday through Saturday. 12-5 Sundays. Call for appointment on Monday and Tuesday.   In 2 -3 Paragraphs please tell us your company story:  “The Adventure Begins At Home! At Platte 56, enjoy stellar river […]

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  • They used to say…

    They used to say ‘do one thing and do it the best’   Today it’s “do many things and do them great”.   If you don’t change with the demands and requirements of your customers, they will go elsewhere.   Over the last few years we have seen a number of our vendors and customers vanish. […]

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  • Just Pick Up the Phone!

      Did you ever experience this? Emails being sent with comments on your drawings, plans or documents., You make the change and then more emails come with comments telling you that you made the wrong change So you modify the document again, based on what you read and think is wanted Another email comes back […]

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  • Let’s Talk Color!

    CMYK is made up of four colors: ‘C’ cyan, ‘M’ magenta, ‘Y’ yellow and ‘K’ black. When printing four color process, each color is put on the paper separately, and then layered. If you zoom in on a printed image you will notice half-toning or little dots of color layered over one another. As a […]

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  • Confucius Says…

    Confucius: “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” At Signarama we have a passion for signs.  Our team of designers, sales and production are always challenging eachother with new and innovative ways to build signs.  We have round table discussions on how to create and […]

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  • 5 Things that Improve Luck

    Luck, timing and preparation –  By Tim Connor Is there any such thing as luck? The luck of the Irish?  You lucky stiff… or – I never win anything…  Everywhere people seem to have different views of luck or good fortune.  I believe in timing and I also believe in synchronicity – that concept where […]

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  • MAY 2017 FEATURED BUSINESS: Jim Cope Construction, LLC

    Jim Cope Construction, LLC   Contact Person & Title: Jim Cope – Owner/ General Building Contractor   Website: www.jimcope.co   Phone: 303-385-3262   Business Hours:  8:00am to 6:00pm  Monday – Saturday   In 2 -3 Paragraphs please tell us your company story:  “I joined the Navy in 1975 and I am a Vietnam era veteran. I learned the […]

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  • APRIL 2017 FEATURED BUSINESS: The Studio Brighton

    The Studio Brighton Photography & Market   Contact Person & Title: Alison Raichle – Owner/Operator   Website:  Thestudiobrighton.com   Phone: 303.835.2200   Business Hours:  Tuesday – Friday: 10am – 5pm Saturday: 9am-Noon Sunday & Monday: Closed   In 2 -3 Paragraphs please tell us your company story:  “There’s a little something for everyone at The Studio Brighton Photography […]

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  • MARCH 2017 FEATURED BUSINESS: Sipping N Painting Hampden

    Sipping N Painting Hampden   Contact Person & Title: Nancy Cronk and Saul Greenhut, Owners   Website:  www.SippingNPaintingHampden.com   Phone: 720-449-1067 | Studio   Business Hours:  Classes 7 days per week. Varies according to class schedule on our website   In 2 -3 Paragraphs please tell us your company story:  “A few years ago, Owner Nancy started painting […]

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  • FEBRUARY 2017 FEATURED BUSINESS: Prosec Integration

    Prosec Integration   Contact Person & Title: Rob Semroska, Managing Partner   Website:   www.prosecalarm.com   Phone: 303-835-8100   Business Hours:  Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm   In 2 -3 Paragraphs please tell us your company story:  “ProSec Integration, LLC was founded by two long-time best friends, Rob Semroska, and Lance Wieland.  Rob and Lance grew up in […]

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  • JANUARY 2017 FEATURED BUSINESS: Washington Park Dental Center

    Washington Park Dental Center Contact Person & Title: Nikki Segura, Office Manager   Website:  www.washparkdental.com   Phone: 303-778-7707   Business Hours:  M-F 8am- 5pm   In 2 -3 Paragraphs please tell us your company story:  “Washington Park Dental Center opened in February 2015. We are a family practice offering many dental services ranging from cleanings, fillings, crowns, extractions, […]

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  • DECEMBER 2016 FEATURED BUSINESS: Geer Chiropractic & Spine Health, LLC

    Geer Chiropractic & Spine Health, LLC Contact Person & Title:  Dr. Shahlaye K. Geer, DC / Owner and Chiropractor   Website: www.geerchiropractic.com   Phone:  (303) 637-0255   Business Hours:  M-F 8am- 6pm   In 2 -3 Paragraphs please tell us your company story:  “Geer Chiropractic & Spine Health, LLC was created to offer patient’s outstanding chiropractic […]

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  • What’s Old Is New Again….

    This weekend I came across an article by NBC titled “Not every picture has to live in a frame”.  It was a 10 step, two day process of taking photos and applying them to wood.  Much the same as we (or at least I) did in the 80s. It used to be called decoupage; a […]

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  • Risk… a good 4 letter word!

    Recently, I was tagged in a post on Facebook.  The post started out “At the risk of sounding like Dawn Homa, I had a bad customer experience..”.

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  • Vehicles & Tradeshows the Power Marketing Combo

    Vehicle graphics and trade shows…  Why did we group them together?  Because when you attend your trade show, you can get double exposure with your vehicle graphics.  From travelling to and from the event,  driving up the ramp at the event venue to load and unload, visibility in the parking lot for other vendors and […]

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  • Featured Business November – ESP AMERICA

      Company Story:  "Since 1994, Electronic Shooters Protection has been providing shooters with state-of-the-art electronic hearing protection. ESP's are custom fit for all day comfort and proper protection. Hear Better, Shoot Better with ESP. Jack purchased ESP in 1994 from the audiologist who invented the product.  Since then, technical advancements have improved the product and [...] Continue Reading
  • Signs of Support

    It’s that time of year again, when charities and nonprofits throw their fundraising efforts into high gear.

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  • Permits and Zonings and Signs…Oh my!

    Sign codes and zoning ordinances are often a surprise to our customers.  Everyone wants the largest, brightest sign so they can be seen easily during the day and night.  But did you know that each city, county and even the commercial development you are in have restrictions and codes that dictate what type of sign, […]

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  • SEPTEMBER 2016 FEATURED BUSINESS: PRAIRIE VIEW HIGH SCHOOL

    Contact Person & Title: Michael Burke and Fabricio Velez |  Assistant Principals at PVHS Website:  www.sd27j.org/prairieviewhs Phone:303-655-8800 Business Hours: 8AM to 5:30PM, Monday-Friday Company Story: “We are a large comprehensive high school in School District 27J.  This is our 11th year as a school.  We serve students from Thornton, Commerce City and Brighton areas of Adams County.  Currently our […]

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  • AUGUST 2016 FEATURED BUSINESS: HARDY PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY & ORTHODONTICS

    Contact Person & Title: Bev | Front Desk Administrator Website:  www.hardypedoortho.com Phone: 720-900-3119 Business Hours: 8AM to 5:30PM, Monday-Friday Company Story: “We are so excited to be in town and offer amazing, exciting treatment you will rave about! Laser dentistry with no shots and drills. Something kids will actually be excited about! Clear colorful braces that truly excite. A newer […]

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  • JULY 2016 FEATURED BUSINESS: HUDSON GARDENS & EVENT CENTER

    Contact Person & Title: Melanie Feddersen, Development Manager Website:  www.hudsongardens.org Phone: 303-797-8565 Business Hours: 9AM to 5PM, Monday-Sunday Company Story: “The Hudson Gardens & Event Center (Hudson Gardens) carries on the legacy of Evelyn Hudson, a gardening enthusiast who dedicated her life toward making her home community of Littleton, Colorado the most beautiful city possible. She created a foundation […]

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  • JUNE 2016 FEATURED BUSINESS: KW CONSTRUCTION & RESTORATION’S SAYER~McKEE BUILDING IN LEADVILLE, CO

    Contact Person & Title: Kyle Welch – Owner Website:  KWrestoration.com and ColoradoRooftopDining.com  Phone:  719-486-8220 Business Hours:  For Lease / undecided Company Story: “Sayer McKee building had a difficult time about a year ago.  After many years, the Front of the building gave way and fell into the sidewalk and street of downtown Leadville CO.  The historical building […]

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  • Flat Is Not Where It’s At

    Oh! The things we can do! We’ve had our router for about six months now. To say I was nervous about this new “toy” is an understatement. But my fears have been pushed aside with all the fun signs we are able to create for you. We can route and layer different mediums together to […]

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  • The Fatal Four

    Safe workplaces don’t happen by accident. They happen when safety is a primary concern and motivator for management and staff alike, and when active steps are taken to plan a safe work environment. A safe work environment includes clear work instructions. When your staff knows what is expected and have clear, written instructions, fewer accidents […]

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  • May 2016 Featured Business: Barr Lake State Park

    Contact Person & Title: Michelle Seubert, Manager of Barr Lake State Park Website: www.cpw.state.co.us Phone: 303-659-6005 Business Hours: Park is open to visitors from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, with the Nature Center open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Company Story The mission of Colorado Parks and Wildlife is to perpetuate the […]

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  • Post and Panel: The Versatile Solution

    These versatile signs come in many shapes and sizes and can be constructed from a variety of materials. They can be used for short term when built from MDO board (processed wood) or long term when printed onto aluminum or aluminum composite. You can see these signs both horizontal and vertical, and you can add […]

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  • April 2016 Featured Business: Adoption Options

    Contact Person & Title: Erin Groce, Office Manager Website: adoption-options.com Phone: 303-695-1601 Business Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday Company Story Adoption Options is an inclusive, non-profit adoption agency celebrating our 35th anniversary year dedicated to enriching the lives of children, youths and families. We provide education, placement services, counseling and support […]

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  • March 2016 Featured Business:

    Contact Person & Title: Renee Bochnovich, Director of Marketing Website: www.theorchardtowncenter.com Phone: 303-450-8610 Business Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday Company Story Conveniently located at the intersection of I-25 and 144th Avenue in Westminster, Colorado, The Orchard is […]

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  • February 2016 Featured Business: KPI Electric, Inc.

    Contact Person & Title: Ken Pennington Website: www.kpielectric.com Phone: 970-785-2289 or 303-961-2710 Business Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday Company Story After 14 years of employment in the electrical field KPI Electric, Inc. was established in 1995. We install electrical for residential and commercial projects as well as service work. KPI Electric […]

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  • January 2016 Featured Business: North Forest Office Space

    Here at Signarama we are doing a new monthly initiative featuring one business we have provided signage for each month. The very first business we would like to introduce is North Forest Office Space. Contact Person & Title: Brett Steinbar – Area Manager Website: www.northforest.com Phone: 303-862-6367 Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Company Story North Forest started […]

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  • 10 years of SIGNARAMA

    January 2016 was our 10 Year Anniversary. I would love to say that over the past ten years, I now have all the answers to running, growing and nurturing a business. But, just like with children, a business doesn’t come with an instruction manual.  You have to learn as you go and sometimes the “going” […]

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  • Signarama Recently Featured on Signweb

    With the political season well under way and what is sure to be an interesting Presidential election ahead of us, trade magazine Signweb recently wrote an article highlighting shops around the country that have provided signage for political candidates. With a long history of working with political candidates, Signarama is excited to have been included […]

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  • Sign Language

    Prior to owning Signarama, I worked in the Telecommunications, Audio/Video, Security and Fire Alarm Industries. What I discovered is every industry has its own language. While the terminology and acronyms make perfect sense to those employed in the discipline, customers are not always aware of what things are called and may often ask for something […]

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  • Signarama’s Newest Addition: The CNC Router

    Our CNC Router is a new addition to our arsenal of machines and will be delivered in the beginning of February. What is a CNC Router, you ask? CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) routing is a clean, crisp production method for cutting wood, plastic and metal for both interior and exterior displays. We can combine endless […]

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  • Chicago Deli with Animated Neon Sign Where Has All The Neon Gone?

    Growing up in Chicago the neon lights were everywhere and always looked beautiful to me. The family that owned the deli in my neighborhood had a neon sign that was ‘animated’. The little pig jumped into the sausage machine and came out a sausage. Kind of gross to me today, but as a kid I […]

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  • Can You Match This Color?

    “Can you match this color?” This simple question can wreak havoc in our shop. Yes, we have talented graphic designers and we have printers and tools to match colors. So why does this simple question cause me to grimace and our graphic designers to hide behind their computers? Color matching is an art that takes […]

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  • How to Utilize Window Graphics for Your Small Business

    On your commute to work, you probably drive by hundreds of businesses, but how many of them really stand out to you? Sometimes all it takes to catch the attention of a potential customer is a clever sign. Whether this means creating a bright, eye-catching banner, or one with a witty phrase, there are plenty […]

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  • The Influence of Color on Memory

    According to the Malaysian Journal of Medical Science, color is thought to be the most important visual experience for humans. Color can be used in marketing in a variety of ways and is a key component to creating signage that stands out. With an ability to increase brand recognition by up to 80 percent, color […]

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  • Community Involvement Is Great for Business!

      Community involvement is a great way to make a splash! Showing your community how much you care will create a friendly environment and make your business a vital part of the town. Forming strong relationships with your customers will take you far; follow these tips to get involved! Build Relationships Build relationships with community […]

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  • Designing a Sign: The Basics

    Whether you are a new business owner or one looking to bring a fresh perspective to your store, designing a great sign is an important step towards attracting customers and increasing business. When deciding what type of signs you need, follow these basic tips, then head to Signarama to get started! Before you get started […]

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  • Creating the Right Sign to Attract Employees

    Whether you are looking to expand your small business or are a mom and pop shop looking for help during the busy season, the hiring process can be tough. Start off on the right foot with these great ideas for designing your next hiring sign. Placing the typical red sign in your window that says […]

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  • A Recent U.S. Supreme Court Ruling and What it means for the Signage Industry

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard its first case on sign protocol in more than 20 years this June. The case, Reed v. Town of Gilbert (Ariz.), began with the use of temporary signage by an Arizona church. The town of Gilbert’s sign code limited the size of and length of time that the church’s temporary […]

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  • Best Practices for Temporary Signage

    When creating temporary signage for your business, there are many aspects to consider. One important part of signage is creating something that will attract positive attention in your community! The Signage Foundation has created a guide, titled “Best Practices in Regulating Temporary Signs,” to aid in the regulation and placement of temporary signs throughout communities. […]

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  • Choosing a Mobile Advertising Method for your Vehicle

    Mobile advertising is a great way to catch the attention of potential clients and spread awareness of your business. Choosing how to place your company message on a vehicle is the tricky part! Here at Sign-A-Rama we have options to fit every business: Vehicle wraps, vinyl lettering and magnets. Vehicle Magnets Vehicle magnets are perfect […]

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  • The Right Promotional Product for your Business

        Promotional materials are a fun way to get your business information out there and into the hands of the public. They are great for sharing both on location and at community events, fundraisers and more! Choosing the right product for the job is the tricky part, so read on for tips on choosing […]

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  • Don’t Be a Square!

    Don’t be a square; think outside of the box when it comes to your signage! Unique and interesting signage can grab attention from a far and near.  Successful signs don’t hold back. They are huge, bright, 3-dimensional and aren’t too shy to stick out in their environment. Don’t be afraid to play with contrast, context, […]

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  • Marathon Signage

    Summer is here, which means marathon season is in full swing! Whether you are hosting a corporate challenge or charity fundraiser — your marathon needs signage.   Many times we only think about sponsor banners, but directional and informational signage is key to a well-organized and fun event, From directing people to the event, where to […]

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  • Tips for Marketing Your Small Business

    There are lots of great and inexpensive marketing techniques that small businesses can use. Utilize some of our favorite tips inspired by WordStream to successfully market your small or local business! Proper Signage Creating proper signage for your small business can greatly increase awareness in your community. Sidewalk signs, yard signs, as well as channel […]

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  • Make the Most of Marketing on Your Facebook Page

      According to statista.com, a statistical studies website, Facebook is the most used form of social media with 1,415,000,000 users as of March 2015. Today, Facebook has over a billion users who view advertisements on the site every day. What better way is there to spread the word quickly and to a massive amount of […]

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  • Printed Ceiling Tiles

    We can print on anything including ceiling tiles. Why have dull and boring white ceiling tiles, when you can create a friendly and fun atmosphere? From directional information as you wander through a store, to eye catching art when you are sitting in a waiting room, ceilings are the perfect area to give interest to […]

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  • How Awards Can Increase Employee Satisfaction

    Recognizing employees for their time, effort, and behavior that is beyond average expectations is very motivating. Praising employees for good work will not only make you both feel fulfilled, but it will most likely increase personal productivity and communication. We all love recognition for our efforts and results. Employee awards are a brilliant idea because […]

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  • What is a Coroplast Sign?

    Coroplast signs are used for short-term signage inside or outside use. They are made of a versatile material and are an inexpensive and easy way to get your message across. This type of sign is weather-durable and very lightweight. Coroplast signs are one of the most common ways to advertise! When to use a coroplast […]

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  • The Importance of Step and Repeat Photograph Backdrops for your event

    Are you planning an upscale gala? An important fund raiser or fashion show? One of the most important elements for large swanky events is the “step and repeat”, and sadly it’s often forgotten. You can see them in the background of celebrity photos, fashion shows, and awards shows and might commonly refer to them as […]

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  • Award Show Step and Repeats of 2015

    Award shows are some of the greatest examples of the pairing of red carpets and step and repeats. Every year we get to watch well-dressed celebrities gracefully breeze down the red carpet in the best fashions available. The step and repeat backgrounds are one of the most important and well thought out aspects of the […]

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  • ADA Approved Signage

    What does it mean to have an ADA sign? As a new business owner, the first sign you think about buying is the one for the front of your business. But there are laws in place that mandate other interior and exterior signage. ADA signs are required for most businesses and organizations so it is […]

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  • What is your font saying about you?

    Did you know there are over 100,000 fonts to choose from? There are more created all the time – so how do you choose a font that works best for your business? The font you choose for your signs will typically carry over into the rest of your branding – logos, newsletters, graphics, and so […]

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  • Caring for Vinyl Decals

    For companies that get heavy usage out of vehicles, vinyl lettering and signage is a necessity. It’s a mobile advertisement for your company that gets thousands of views each day. Using high quality window or vehicle lettering will be the first step in keeping your vinyl decals looking great. When lettering and decals are well […]

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  • Creating Impulse Sales Using Signs

    One of the many challenges that we brick and mortar stores experience during this age of internet is that many of our customers are doing more and more research. While it’s a great time to be a customer with so many options and flexibility when it comes to making purchases, it’s hard for business owners […]

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  • Make Your Business Sign Memorable

    One of the best advertising tools you have as a business owner is your sign. We’ve mentioned before that business signs can be responsible for up to 80% of new customers for start-up businesses. Signs are the biggest advertising bang for your buck. You’ll pay x-amount of dollars for pay-per-click advertising, but your business’ sign […]

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  • Designing Effective Signs

    Signs are everywhere. With the prolific use of social media, opportunities for exposure have increased exponentially. If you want to attract the attention of potential customers your signs need to reflect your service or product and on top of that, they should favorably differentiate you from your competitors – and not just those who are […]

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  • Office Signage – Don’t be “What’s Missing”!

    Recently I went to visit a new customer.  I got lost finding their building as they are in a large complex where the buildings all look the same and the addresses are not visible.  After circling several times through the parking lot, I finally found the right building.  There was no directory in the entrance, […]

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  • Put your sign to work: Generating new business with a new sign

    At Signarama, we believe that a great sign doesn’t just speak; it sings. After all, a sign isn’t just the content it conveys. Consider the famed golden arches of McDonald’s franchises. McDonald’s is a household name; but if you were to drive by a fast food restaurant with a sign above the door that simply […]

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  • Sign Variance

    Every business needs a sign to mark their brick and mortar location. But what do you do when your town or city has placed restrictions on signage that doesn’t line up with your needs or vision for your business? Businesses that face busy roadways with speedy traffic or buildings that are set further back from […]

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  • How does color influence your brand?

    Have you ever thought about how the colors you chose to represent your business have affected the way customers and clients perceive it? Studies have shown that the colors chosen for branding deeply influence customer’s purchasing decisions. In fact, 60 to 80% of a decision can be based on branding colors. Colors are even registered […]

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  • Benefits of Promotional Products

    The power of marketing is almost immeasurable and there are a variety of ways to promote your company and its services, some of which were discussed in our previous blog posts. One of our favorite tactics that has been proven to help market businesses and impress prospective clients is the use of promotional products, aka: […]

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  • The ABCs of Signage: The Role Signs Play in Marketing

    Think about your commute to work every day or the route you take to pick up your children from school. Chances are you are passing dozens and dozens of signs on a daily basis but because their presence has become so normal, you don’t even realize how much of an effect they are having on […]

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  • 3 Benefits of Sidewalk Signs

    Sidewalk Signs Draw Attention & Awareness Have you ever been walking down the street, only to run into a unique sign in the middle of the sidewalk? If you have, I’m sure the sign made you stop, read it, and think about walking into the business. Regardless of whether you went into the store, restaurant […]

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  • How to Standout at a Tradeshow

    Professional signage is like a business’s signature. You want it to be unique and interesting so that your company will get noticed, especially if you’re at a trade show. It’s marketing.  There are many ideas one can use to make a creative display — like retractable banners, and table top displays. Here are some ideas […]

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  • ADA Signage is For Everyone

    What is ADA? The term “ADA Signs” has come into common use in the architectural, construction and signage industries through the implementation of the Americans With Disabilities Act, or ADA. The term is sometimes misunderstood, as some people think it is synonymous with braille signs. Signs with braille and raised characters are the most visible […]

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  • The Many Varieties of Channel Letters Signs

    Channel letters are the lettering that you primarily see on retail stores. They are individual letters that are fabricated from aluminum and have acrylic faces to allow the LED lights to shine through. They light up at night and help to draw customers to your business. These letters have many varieties and until you see […]

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  • The Importance of a Stylish Menu Board

    You walk into a café, coffee shop or restaurant, and what’s the main thing you want to know? “What’s on the menu?” Signarama makes custom-designed menu board signage that will convey to customers what you offer in a way that’s easily seen, read and understood. Signs drive sales. Imagine if you walked into a café […]

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  • Sign Location and Zoning

    Location, Location, Location is what we always hear when looking for a place to start or relocate a business.  But what can make a big difference in the success or failure of your business is Zoning, Zoning, Zoning.   The scenario goes something like this:   You finally make the decision to open that business […]

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  • Lunch Isn’t Free and Neither is Graphic Design

      Graphic designers go to college to learn how to create logos, work with colors and images to make spectacular graphics that we all enjoy.  But, then they discover that people think graphic design services should be free.  Family members and friends will ask them to help with a new business idea and create a […]

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  • Tips for Designing Outdoor Signage

      To the unfamiliar and potential customer traveling down the road, the very first impression they have of your company is your outdoor sign. This can literally make or break how they perceive your business! Up until that moment, they aren’t aware of what your business can do for them, and the type of design […]

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  • Why Vehicle Wraps Are A Great Investment

    Finding new and creative advertising channels to market your business is an essential component of surviving in today’s ultra-competitive marketplace. Regardless of the size of your business, finding new leads, and staying relevant in consumers’ minds is the key to long-term success. One of the most cost effective methods of advertising is a vehicle wrap. […]

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