Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Uptown Grill Sign Wins Award

We are proud to announce that local signmaker, Designs and Signs by Anderson, recently took home a 1st place award at the Illinois Sign Association design contest for the year 2012. What makes this award so special is that it is a 1st place award for work on our Uptown Grill sign in the Renovated/Rehabilitation category. It is an honor to be included with the work of such a great area design team. Congratulations Designs and Signs! 
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As you know, over the course of the last year, there have been several changes to our new look. Not only to our website but all of our other signage had to be replaced in order to accommodate our new logo. This included our outside signs that were the originals installed back in 1996. In spring 2012, Ray met with the original designer and local signmaker, Gene Anderson to put together ideas to incorporate our new look. After doing what he does best, Gene presented us with his idea. We were thrilled and couldn't wait to get them made. Who knew the look would be so good it would receive a First Place award? new!
Designs and Signs by Anderson is a local design team and signmaker that has been in business since 1987. They serve the entire Illinois Valley along with surrounding counties. Their sign division focuses on customer signs along with full service repair for all signage. The Illinois Sign Association was formed back in the early 1970's and was established in order to improve and advance the advertising sign industry, to elevate the standards of sale, manufacturing, installation and service, and to establish a high regard for technical competence. For the past 28 years, their sign awards have been held to showcase the creativity in this industry. We are proud to be included in this prestigous group!
This year was Design and Signs' year. Not only did Anderson win a 1st place award for our sign, but he also took home two 2nd place awards in the categories of non-illuminated and vehicle graphics for other local businesses. Again, congratulations to you and your team, Gene!
His response was "Ray, without our customers, we couldn't make signs like this. So thank you." 

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