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FASTSIGNS® Celebrates Recent Successes Amid 35th Anniversary!

From our 35th anniversary to our #1 ranking on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500®, FASTSIGNS® has a lot to celebrate! We are very excited to share some recent successes our company and leadership team have been able to celebrate recently! As always, if you are interested in joining the FASTSIGNS® franchise family, please click here to discover more information on how to get started!

FASTSIGNS International, Inc. Celebrates 35th Anniversary with #1 Ranking on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500®

Not only are we celebrating our recent 35th anniversary, but also our ranking on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500®. As the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, we are proud to share that we have been ranked the #1 franchise opportunity in its category in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500® for the fourth consecutive year!

Recognized as an invaluable resource for potential franchisees, the Franchise 500® ranks FASTSIGNS® as #55 — the only sign, graphics, and visual communications franchise to be recognized in the top 100 — for its outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power.

Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International, Inc., shared, “This is an incredible way to mark FASTSIGNS’ 35th year in business — being recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine for our continued position as the leader in our category. The FASTSIGNS brand has never been stronger, which is a testament to our outstanding franchisees, excellent franchise support team, strong unit-level economics, as well as the strength of our franchise opportunity.”

You can view the full press release here!

Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International, Inc. Named as International Franchising Association Chair

We are beyond excited to share the exciting news that on February 11, Catherine Monson, CEO at FASTSIGNS International, Inc., was named IFA Chair at the IFA Annual Convention held in Orlando! Announced during the closing general session, Monson accepted the chair's gavel and stepped into her new role that current IFA Chair, David Barr, held for the past year.

A strong advocate for small business enterprise and franchising, Monson has previously spent time serving on the Board of Directors for the IFA. Monson works to help further the IFA's mission to protect and promote franchising through government relations, public relations, and educational programs.

Past committees she has worked on include the Women's Franchise Committee, the Educational Foundation Research Committee, the Franchise Relations Committee, the Benchmarking Task Force, and the Franchise Relations Best Practices Task Force.

Spanning over 50 years, The International Franchise Association (IFA) is the world's oldest and largest organization to represent the franchising worldwide. IFA conducts work through its government relations and public policy, as well as media relations and educational programs to protect, enhance and promote franchising and the more than 733,000 franchise establishments that support millions of jobs, millions of dollars’ worth of economic output, and 2.5 percent of the GDP.

You can check out the full press release here!

Global Franchise Magazine Names FASTSIGNS International, Inc. “Best Communications & Signage Franchise” in Global Franchise Awards 2020

And lastly, we are excited to announce that we have been named the Best Communications & Signage Franchise in Global Franchise magazine's Global Franchise Awards 2020. This is the second consecutive year that FASTSIGNS has received this recognition. Our CEO, Catherine Monson, accepted the prestigious award on Friday, Feb. 7, during the International Franchise Association (IFA) Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida.

"We are honored to be recognized once again by Global Franchise for our renowned international franchise program that now includes over 700 locations spanning nine countries," said Monson. "Over the last 35 years, FASTSIGNS has always aimed not only to stay ahead of the competition, but also to raise the bar within our industry and the franchising community. We've grown to be one of the most trusted names in franchising, which is a testament to the strength of our franchise opportunity."

You can view the full press release here!

As you can see, there is a lot to celebrate here at FASTSIGNS®! If you are interested in joining our ever-growing family of franchisees all around the world, click here to learn more about our franchise opportunities available now!