Thank You for Attending Our Open House!
There’s no better time than September to celebrate community.
Think about it: Families are home from their summer getaways, school is back in session, and businesses are planning exciting updates (and maybe some seasonal offers). At Advantage Emblem & Screen Printing, for instance, our Awards & Recognition program is now in full swing.
At the local level, we’ve been watching the people of Duluth, Minnesota come together for another year of hard work and collaboration. We have no doubt they want to get involved and see what’s out there in our community, so we invited them to join us for a special event.
An Evening of Food, Fun & Discovery
On September 18, hundreds of people, from fire officials to young children (with their parents, of course), dropped by our 45,000-square foot facility. We wanted to give them a behind-the-scenes look at Advantage Emblem & Screen Printing, and did they ever take us up on our offer.
The turnout exceeded our expectations by far. Despite the rain, community members gathered outside the building for a hearty BBQ dinner. We served hot dogs and hamburgers fresh off the grill, along with baked beans, creamy potato salad, and more. At Advantage, our team wanted to keep everyone fueled for all the activities and demonstrations we had planned.
BBQ aside, a quick recap of the event itself: Guests initially stopped by the front desk, chatted with our friendly staff while entering a complimentary raffle, and learned more about our new product line and showroom. Then, when they were ready to tour the site, we sent them off with tote bags they could fill with gifts and prizes.
Attendees got to see all of our state-of-the-art machinery in action from every single department. One of the most popular demonstrations was our brand-new laser and rotary engraving machines. Crowds of people listened to Advantage team member Zac explain the process and what the machines are capable of and watched Rosie engrave and sublimate a keychain for them to take home.
At the same time, our sales reps guided smaller groups through the space, sharing key information while inviting them to ask questions of their own. Those who made it to the back of our facility were in awe of our massive Seit Laser Bridge, which literally lasers through the fabric. Meanwhile, others told us they had no idea we kept 1.7 million patches in stock at all times—that’s one patch for more than 30% of our state population!
Ultimately, we wanted our Open House to spark discussion, and we’re so glad it did. Some said the event helped them see items like pens, keychains, and t-shirts in a new light, as they learned that there’s a process—and a team of people—behind everything we create. On top of the lake superior themed gift items each department gave away, many guests spun our wheel of fortune and took home Advantage swag in the form of key chains, mouse pads, caps, t-shirts and more!
The biggest hit? Hoards of guests lined up to print their own shirts, and our younger visitors, in particular, had an awesome time bringing their creations to life. Overall, we’re thrilled to have held this Open House, and the Advantage team looks forward to the next time we open our doors to the public! But to be honest, our doors are always open! We would love to schedule a tour with your group or organization if you have never seen our 45,000-square foot space!
Celebrating 25 Years in Business
We are so excited to be celebrating 25 years in business—a major milestone, although we don’t plan on stopping there. We’d like to give a warm thank you to our customers and share how grateful we are for the Advantage community. We wouldn’t be where we are today without you.
For those who took time out of their day to attend our Open House, please know that your attendance meant a lot to us! And if you didn’t make it to the event, know that we appreciate you and would love to hear from you anyway. Feel free to contact us for more information on what Advantage Emblem & Screen Printing can do for your organization.
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