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Signarama of Vermont's GRANTS FOR SUCCESS Sign Award Program

We are now accepting grant applications! Click through to the online application. Please note that the deadline for us to RECEIVE the application is January 10, 2015. The winners will be notified by January 31, 2015. Good luck and contact us for additional information.


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SignARama of Vermont is your full-service sign shop, offering you a full range of signs, including: A-frames, banners, carved and dimensional signs, channel letters, decals, safety signs, vehicle lettering, vehicle wraps and more. Our signs can be seen all around greater Chittenden, Franklin, Washington, Addison, Lamoille and Grand Isle Counties in the towns of Burlington, South Burlington, Williston, Essex & Essex Junction, Colchester, Shelburne, Charlotte, Milton, Fairfax, Hinesburg, St. Albans, Swanton, Alburgh, Montpelier, Barre, Rutland, Middlebury, and beyond....

Grants for Success 2015 Now Receiving Applications PDF Print E-mail
Written by Paula Diaco   
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Five years ago, we started our program, Grants for Success. Since 2010, we have assisted more than 100 nonprofits, charitable organizations, and a few student-run, school groups by producing signage for them at greatly reduced prices. Several organizations received their signs for free--we award this level of discount to two projects each year, and an additional two for student-run projects.

We have produced banners; trade show displays and the graphics that go on them; free standing signs; retractable banner stands; graphics for a community center's bus; individual letters we installed on buildings; braille signs for a nursing home, and much, much more.

This is our fifth year and we are extending our assistance to Vermont non-profit organizations again. We hope to receive applications requesting vehicle wraps, back lit signs, individually lit letters (also know as channel letters), carved and dimensional signs; posters, or whatever signs and graphics they feel will move their mission forward, increase awareness for the cause they support, and market their services to the community.

If you know of an organization that would benefit from this kind of help, please send them to this page where they can apply. It's an online application, and is easy to fill out. And here's an article about a few previous winners. What they applied for and received may inspire your organization to apply for signage, too.

We especially love helping student organizations, and would encourage you to let your school's PTO/PTAs know this grant opportunity exists. We feel that service projects are a great way to teach children empathy, the need for community, and how to help their neighbors. Signs can help alert people to their service projects so they are a success.

We are accepting applications until January 10, 2015. Please apply!

 

 
On Logos and Branding PDF Print E-mail
Written by Paula Diaco   
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 00:00
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Our New LogoWe receive dozens of client logos every week—some are instantly recognizable, others are only known by the client's target market and yet others are totally new to the marketplace. Some logos combine creative text and colors but don't actually tell you what products or services they provide.

If your product or service is terrific—people will learn about what you do quickly even if only by word of mouth.

But placing an abstract logo on a sign and expecting people to understand it is like talking Romanian to a room of English-speaking people. They may think you’re beautiful and love your intention and energy, but haven't any idea what you're trying to say.

It goes without saying that using a professional logo designer is always a good idea, but if you’re doing it on your own, use your design time wisely. Ask someone who’s in your target audience to offer their feedback. Does it make sense? Does it draw them in? Are they attracted to it? Because if they like it and want to know more, chances are that other members of your target audience will, too.

Branding, on the other hand, requires more than a simple logo change. To be effective, the brand mark needs to extend to all printed and displayed pieces, including websites, business cards, vehicle lettering, and product labels.

While branding may incur some expense, the real value to promoting a new brand is the opportunity to redefine your products while creating a pathway to greater exposure in the marketplace.

Are you re-branding? Let us know if you need help, even if it's just an objective opinion.

 
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