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  • Passing Comment Leads To New Business

    An offhand remark can change lives.

    Passing Comment Leads To New Business

    That’s the case with Jack Westermeyer and Denise Dobbeck, a Bel Air couple who opened an EmbroideMe franchise in the downtown business district in October of 2009.

    In late 2008, with the country descending into recession and the subsequent decline in auto sales, Dobbeck wasn’t too surprised to learn she had been laid off from her job selling imported cars.

    “I was just putzing around the house and Jack said, kind of joking, that I should go on the Internet and find a franchise,” she said.

    Westermeyer, an automotive instructor at Sollers Point Technical High School and retired Baltimore County police officer, said, “I had owned businesses in the past, so I told her to go online and find something, and that I wouldn’t lay her off.

    “I came home and she dragged me into the office. I had bought her an embroidery machine five years before. This opportunity took her hobby and franchised it. We investigated, fell in love with it and here we are. It was only nine months from her finding the franchise to writing the check,” he said.

    Their store in the Terlyn Shopping Center at 15 E. Churchville Road in Bel Air is Harford County’s first EmbroideMe store. In 1,600 sq. ft., the couple carries in-store clothing samples so clients can see what the company is capable of producing. All art is digitized to ensure the finished product, whether it’s a simple one-color logo or a complicated full-color image, is crisp and identical to the original.

    Digitization, Dobbeck explained, is the process of converting artwork into commands that can be read by an embroidery machine’s computer. She said, “He does the computer, I set up the machine.”

    One unique feature of the EmbroideMe franchise is the company’s Web site, which permits individual franchise locations to offer their clients online sales

    Westermeyer said, “If they have 50 employees and they hire someone new and they need uniforms, they can put a link on their Web site to pull up a page, see the sizes and colors and order everything right from there.”

    Eric Adams, an EmbroidMe technical representative, was at the Bel Air store recently, having made a trip to help Westermeyer better understand some of the company’s proprietary software. He said he visits each store at least once per month and is on call to help with specific issues.

    Soon after joining the franchise, the couple was invited to join an informal mentoring group of EmbroideMe owners, organized by owners of the area’s eight other EmbroideMe locations.

    “When we were looking at the franchise, the regional sales manager took us to area stores. I saw how close those owners were. We’re not in competition. We share ideas. We look at their sew outs and they look at ours,” Westermeyer said. The couple’s store hosted the owner’s group in Bel Air. Jan. 12.

    The couple chose their downtown location very carefully. Westermeyer said, “Everybody has to pass us. If they want to go into Bel Air, they see us. We have a prime site and we never turn off the sign.”

    Westermeyer takes his turn running the business after teaching. During weekdays, operations are handled by Dobbeck, her mother Bobbye Helfand and Robin Schmidt, a workstudy student from C. Milton Wright High School. The couple is seeking a full-time outside business-to-business sales rep to complete their staff.

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  • Embroidme Increases SEO by Launching Social Networking Campaign

    West Palm Beach, FL- EmbroidMe, Inc., the world’s largest embroidery and screen printing franchise, has launched an aggressive social networking campaign in an effort to strengthen brand awareness and increase search engine optimization efforts. The company has found success by incorporating social networking platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube into its new campaign.

    These social media platforms allow EmbroidMe to build brand awareness by announcing company news and events, promoting specials and sales, and updating consumers on its products. This strategy has helped position the company as a full-service custom embroidery and screen printing franchise that offers promotional products, personalized gifts and much more. In addition to growing the brand, EmbroidMe’s social networking campaign has increased its organic search engine optimization results on the Web, which is coupled with an effective Pay Per Click campaign.

    “We felt that it was incredibly important to join the social networking conversation and engage in the discussion. This campaign has enabled EmbroidMe to tap into new markets, increase customers and sales, and continue to build the brand,” says an Embroidme Representative.

    About EmbroidMe:

    With hundreds of retail locations worldwide, EmbroidMe provides full-service custom embroidery and screen printing for apparel, as well as promotional products and gifts to both the private and commercial segments of the business community. To locate the store nearest you, visit: https://www.embroidme.com. Follow us on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/embroidme.

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  • Focus on EmbroidMe Valdosta

    VALDOSTA — For Brian Foskey, family is very important.

    Since opening EmbroidMe the week before Christmas, Foskey’s family — including his wife and his father-in-law, who is a primary investor in the shop — has been helping him run the new embroidery and promotional products shop.

    According to Foskey, EmbroidMe is the largest embroidery, promotional products and T-shirt printing company in the world.

    “It’s a franchise,” Foskey said. “We’re locally owned and operated, like all of the other EmbroidMe shops.”

    While the shop specializes in embroidery on a vast variety of items, such as polo shirts, bags and things likes letterman jackets, Foskey is quick to point out that they also offer business promotional products.

    Ranging from pens to keychains, businesses can come in and order products with their company name and logo on it.

    “We want businesses to come in,” Foskey said.

    Q: How did you decide to open up EmbroidMe and get into the embroidery business?

    A: I was in the restaurant industry and I was trying to find something different. The job market was so bad (that) we decided we could create our own job. I thought this was something I could enjoy doing. We get the products and are able to bring that all together and deliver the finish product to the customer. That’s good to see.

    Q: How has business been since opening up in middle December?

    A: Business has been good. The beginning of the year, not so good, but as soon as March 1 hit, they started coming in (more). (We had) a lot of quotes with it being the end of the month and quite a few turned into orders.

    Q: Out of all the products you have and services you offer, what do you sell the most of? Which is the easiest to do?

    A: The business to business left chest logo is what we sell the most of. Polo shirts are the easiest. The garment printing is pretty easy to do and we are able to turn that around a lot quicker than the embroidery.

    Q: What other kinds of services does EmbroidMe have?

    A: We do sports apparel. That’s a market we haven’t gotten into in Valdosta and I know there’s a lot of people that do that here. We also do bags, totebags and briefcases.

    Q: Do you ever get weird requests for things on T-shirts or other items?

    A: Yeah, sometimes I get somebody (who says) ‘Can you put anything on a T-shirt’ and I say, ‘Well, not anything. I have a moral code, but you know, that’ll cost extra.’ (laughs)

    EmbroidMe Valdosta
    Address: 1900 Gornto Road, Suite G, Valdosta
    Phone: (229) 588-3411
    Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment

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  • Expo Award Winners 2009 World Expo

    Congratulations to Our Award Winning Franchisees

    Expo Award Winners 2009 World Expo

    Hall of Fame

    Brian & Jill Dawson - Roseville, MN
    Roch & Leslie Lalande - Ottowa, Ontario, Canada
    Russell & Wendy Hearnden & Kevin Lackey - Malaga, WA, UA
    Scott & Diane Pawenski - Poughkeepsie, NY
    Walter Miska - Chelmsford, MA

    Millionaire’s Club

    Kevin McCashion & Dan Satre, Albany, NY
    James Lee, Mississauga, ONT

    President’s Awards

    Dan & Janis Hamari, Appleton, WI
    Matt & Karren Fitzpatrick, North Sydney, NSW, AU

    Most Valuable Players

    Carol Geryk, Kingsville, TX

    Mentor of the Year

    Pete & Nancy Bloomfield, Frankston, VIC, AU

    Team Player Awards

    KC & Bob Packard, Herndon, VA
    Ron & Charma Weinstein, Las Vegas, NV

    Rookie of the Year

    Ashley Whitworth, West Perth, WA, AU

    Master of the Year

    Raphael Nunez, Master Franchisor Spain

    Best Resale/Overall Improvement

    James Lee, Mississauga, CAN
    Leslie Simensen, Frederick, MD

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  • Let Embroidme Help Schedule Your Future Promotions

    Brand Your Image on Customers’ Walls for 12 Months

    West Palm Beach, FL- Calendars are not just for writing appointments on anymore, it’s a great way to get your brand noticed. Ninety-eight percent of all homes have at least one calendar; they can be found in the kitchen, next to the phone, in the bedroom, on the fridge, in a purse or wallet, in the garage or in the computer room. At work, they are on a mouse pad, a desk blotter, a wall, the weekly planner and the list goes on! There is no better way for you to obtain customized promotional calendars than with the expertise of EmbroidMe.

    “Many people do not recognize the value of promotional products, however calendars, specifically, provide a high impression value at a low cost,” said an Embroidme Representative. “Calendars create the lasting impression for your brand throughout the whole year,” states an Embroidme Representative.

    Have you ever wondered how many people see a calendar in one month? The average calendar is viewed 12 to14 times per day! Furthermore, 58% of ALL promotional calendars are used for more than six months. Your message is in front of everyone who views the calendar; that can happen 3 to 20 times everyday, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. It doesn’t get much better than that!

    The high-impression, low-cost ratio doesn’t stop with views. In a recent study, 84% of respondents were able to identify the advertiser who sent the calendar, and 62% indicated they had done business with the advertiser after receiving the item. “We are constantly creating ways to help businesses grow and build their brand, while making a lasting impression. With thousands of options to choose from at EmbroidMe, it has never been more convenient, cost effective and environmentally conscious to put your company’s name out there,” states an Embroidme Representative.

    EmbroidMe, Inc., the world’s largest embroidery and screen printing franchise, offers more than 800,000 promotional and apparel products. Whether choosing embroidered apparel, client gifts, incentive awards or employee prizes, EmbroidMe can assist with creating the perfect product.

    About EmbroidMe:

    With hundreds of retail locations worldwide, EmbroidMe provides full-service custom embroidery and screen printing for apparel, as well as promotional products and gifts to both the private and commercial segments of the business community. To locate the store nearest you, visit https://www.embroidme.com and follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/embroidme.

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  • Local Embroidme Celebrates Award Victory and One Year Anniversary

    RARITAN, NJ - EmbroidMe, the world’s largest embroidery franchise, announces the Rookie of the Year award winners are local residents Tina & Robert Pouliot. They were given the prestigious award at the company’s annual World Expo, as they are celebrating their one year anniversary in business in Raritan.

    “Winning the Rookie of the Year award was an honor for us because we are surrounded by other franchise owners with excellent reputations who are fueling growth in their areas. To be recognized as one of the best is quite an honor,” says Robert Pouliot.

    “We are so thrilled that this award came at almost exactly one year to the date since we opened. Raritan is such a great place to own a business. We couldn’t be happier with the embroidery, garment printing and promotional product customers we have been fortunate enough to serve,” says Tina Pouliot.

    Approaching 400 retail locations worldwide, EmbroidMe provides full-service custom embroidery and screen-printing for apparel, as well as promotional products and gifts to both the private and commercial segments of the business community.

    For more information on EmbroidMe in Raritan, contact the Pouliots at (908)595-0700. For franchising information, please call (800)727-6720 or visit www.embroidme.com

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  • Go "Green" Embroidme's Environmentally Friendly Promotional and Apparel Products

    West Palm Beach, FL - EmbroidMe, Inc., the world’s largest embroidery and screen printing franchise, is helping businesses create environmentally-conscious workplaces by offering over 8,000 “green” promotional and apparel products. EmbroidMe recognizes that green products make a difference and strives to help businesses increase awareness with eco-friendly promotions.

    Whether choosing embroidered apparel, client gifts, incentive awards or employee prizes, EmbroidMe can assist with creating an environmentally-friendly culture. EmbroidMe has over 8,000 cost-effective environmentally-friendly promotional products, including: apparel made from Engeo corn or bamboo, rulers made from recycled plastic, organic Totes made from recycled bottles, pens made from corn derivatives and pencils made from 50% recycled paper.

    “We are constantly creating ways to help businesses grow and build their brand, while making a lasting impression. With thousands of options to choose from at EmbroidMe, it has never been more convenient, cost-effective and environmentally-conscious to get your company’s name out there,” states an Embroidme Representative.

    About EmbroidMe:

    With hundreds of retail locations worldwide, EmbroidMe provides full-service custom embroidery and screen printing for apparel, as well as promotional products and gifts to both the private and commercial segments of the business community. To locate the store nearest you, visit: https://www.embroidme.com. Follow us on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/embroidme.

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  • Local Embroidme Celebrates Award Victory & One Year Anniversary

    RARITAN, NJ - EmbroidMe, the world’s largest embroidery franchise, announces the Rookie of the Year award winners are local residents Tina & Robert Pouliot. They were given the prestigious award at the company’s annual World Expo, as they are celebrating their one year anniversary in business in Raritan.

    “Winning the Rookie of the Year award was an honor for us because we are surrounded by other franchise owners with excellent reputations who are fueling growth in their areas. To be recognized as one of the best is quite an honor,” says Robert Pouliot.

    “We are so thrilled that this award came at almost exactly one year to the date since we opened. Raritan is such a great place to own a business. We couldn’t be happier with the embroidery, garment printing and promotional product customers we have been fortunate enough to serve,” says Tina Pouliot.

    Approaching 400 retail locations worldwide, EmbroidMe provides full-service custom embroidery and screen-printing for apparel, as well as promotional products and gifts to both the private and commercial segments of the business community.

    For more information on EmbroidMe in Raritan, contact the Pouliots at (908)595-0700. For franchising information, please call (800)727-6720 or visit www.embroidme.com

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  • EmbroidMe Signs Master Franchise Agreement in Canada

    West Palm Beach, FL (June 29, 2011) EmbroidMe, the worlds largest embroidery franchise, announced today the signing of a Master Franchise agreement with Stuart Erskine for development in Canada over the next several years. The company is poised to rapidly expand throughout the country, with an initial focus in Alberta and Ontario. Prior to EmbroidMe, Erskine recently signed a Master Franchisee agreement for Billboard Connection, a leading full service outdoor advertising agency. He also currently owns and operates Magnetsigns, a sign promotional and advertising franchise, which has more than 140 locations throughout Canada. We are very excited to welcome Stuart Erskine into the EmbroidMe system, said Mark Johnson, President of EmbroidMe. Stuart brings with him several years of experience in the franchising industry, which will enable him to grow the EmbroidMe brand across Canada. With nearly 400 locations across the U.S., Canada and Australia, EmbroidMe is the largest embroidery franchise that specializes in full-service custom embroidery and screen-printing for apparel, as well as promotional products and gifts to both private and commercial segments. As part of its aggressive growth strategy, EmbroidMe is seeking to expand its presence in markets across the U.S. and in countries such as Brazil, Mexico, France, United Kingdom and Germany. To fuel this growth, the company is looking for specific franchise candidates seeking to be a part of a $20 billion industry and who also have the desire to learn and follow a system that ensures value and customer satisfaction. Qualified franchisee candidates should have business sales or management experience, but no formal franchising background is necessary. I am thrilled to start this new business venture and add yet another successful franchise concept to my portfolio, said Erskine. I plan to leverage my years of experience in running and operating a successful franchise system to expand EmbroidMes presence across Canada and drive the business forward. Since its inception, EmbroidMe has offered full-service promotional options to both small and large businesses. EmbroidMe currently has more than 800,000 promotional products designed to help businesses build their brand and make lasting impressions. About EmbroidMe: EmbroidMe, Inc., a privately owned company, is the worlds largest embroidery franchise with hundreds of retail locations worldwide. Since we began franchising in 2000, we have become the world leader in the full-service, embroidery and promotional products industry. For more information visit the EmbroidMe website at www.embroidme.com or contact 1877-877-0234. 1-800-727-6720.

  • Manna from Heaven in Claremont Western Australia

    EmbroidMe ClaremontBev Lowe prefers spending all her money on food. So the Manna Industries founder was thrilled to get a pile of gear for her volunteers to wear from a Claremont business. Last year Bev applied to the EmbroidMe group of embroidery and promotional products stores. The group was offering more than $25,000 in promotional gear to not-for-profit groups. Bev sent in her application to the EmbroidMe franchise in Claremont, on Stirling Highway, and hoped for the best. She was delighted to learn this week that she had scored $3,000 worth of goodies. They gave us 103 caps, 50 aprons and 170 T-Shirts, she said. Were very grateful and could never have afforded to get all this done. Bev and her husband John started Manna 14 years ago when they saw a group of homeless people in an inner-city park. Lets go home and make some soup for them, Bev said to John. Now they have 200 volunteers who help feed more than 2,000 people per week. We serve it in the city, but people come from all over Perth, she said. Its the only place they can get a decent, free, three-course meal. EmbroidMe Claremont co-owner Elizabeth Bain said she was delighted Manna were now fully kitted out. They are really deserving they go the highest contribution of any not-for-profit across the country, she said. More than 40 grants were given nationally five of those, including Mannas, were from the Claremont store. Were looking forward to doing it again this year, she said. LOCATION: EmbroidMe Claremont, Western Australia FRANCHISEES: Graeme & Elizabeth Bain

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