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By Carol BallardFrederick County Report Providing old-ashioned customerservice, combined with the latesttechnology is Chuck Atkinson’s se-cret to success and this is evident inthe growth o his 10 month old busi-ness, Advanced Graphics.Located at 801 Cedar Creek Gradein Winchester, he and his graphicartist Phillip Woodrum, are keptbusy creating custom signage or lo-cal and regional businesses, civic or-ganizations, schools and churches.Te majority o the signage cre-ated at Advanced Graphics ismanuactured in-house using mod-ern techniques, materials and EcoFriendly Latex inks. Tey have part-nered with outside sources or deliv-ering high quality lighted signs andother custom creative signage.“Owning a sign shop was a lie-long dream, and now 33 years laterit has come true,” said Atkinson, whoell in love with the sign manuac-turing business in high school whenhe worked part-time in a small Ala-bama shopAdvanced Graphics currently em-ploys three people and he plans toadd more oce sta soon to supportthe growth in business.“We love what we do; we’re excit-ed and are always researching new ideas, materials and manuacturingmethods,” he said.He brings a wealth o experienceto his new business and comes to itwith a background in managementand nance. He looks or oppor-tunities to utilize his photography skills and creative ideas.His number one managementstyle, he asserts, is that the customercomes rst. Chuck is quick to ex-plain that even in the slow economy,business is good and growing simply because it is solidly based on excel-lent old-ashioned business practicesand delivering the best product pos-sible.“Do what you say you will do andthe customers will return” is prov-ing to be so true in my business,” hecontinued.Besides signs, they also oer a ullrange o promotional advertisingspecialty products such as imprintedcups, mugs, water bottles and pensas well as business orms, Christmascards, stationery, checks, and wed-ding invitations and accessories.A growing segment o the busi-ness is custom printed apparel. -shirts, sweatshirts, jackets and relat-ed garments are a major marketingtool or a business.Vehicle lettering and wraps is apopular advertising medium that thecompany can deliver. Te wrappingprocess can be utilized not only on vehicles, but on many others. Ad- vanced Graphics recently wrappedthe sides and ronts o display rerig-erators or Dos Logo Gringos Salsawith the company’s notable “ChiliPepper People” logos to be used indisplay marketing o their locally manuactured salsa.With the Holidays approach-ing, the company oers a ull lineo Christmas Cards rom CarlsonCrat. Personalized cards are a greatway to say “Tank You” during theholidays.As the company continues togrow, Advanced Graphics will de- velop e-commerce web solutions tomake it even more convenient orcustomers to place orders, but ornow, Advanced Graphics invites ev-eryone to visit their website at www.advanced-graphics.biz and to visittheir showroom at 801 Cedar CreekGrade. Te company will be de-lighted to send a representative to your business or oces to assist with your sign and advertising needs.Chuck has lived in Winchesteror seven years and has nothing butpraise or the city itsel. He notedthat the upgrading o the streets andrevitalization o the downtown areashows real pride.“I love Winchester. It has amazingarchitecture; it’s a good place to liveand you eel a sense o community,”he noted.Te company is a member o theop o Virginia Regional Chamber,and an active member o a BusinessNetwork International group. Na-tionally, Advanced Graphics is a reg-istered member o the AdvertisingSpecialty Institute and the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association. Advanced Graphics, LLC801 Cedar Creek GradeWinchester, VA 22601Call 540-686-7445, oremail: firstname.lastname@example.org visit www.advanced-graphics.bizHours are Mon – Fri 9 – 5, Sat 9-1
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