Sign Experts On Holiday
Developing the skills and experience needed to take brands to new heights is hard work. Being a sign expert takes extreme commitment. Commitment to learning many intricate processes and details you just can’t google YouTube to find “how-to” videos for. Since we enjoy difficult or unusual fabrication challenges that give us the chance to really distinguish ourselves above other Virginia sign companies, we constantly deal with labor-intensive aspects of highly customized project scopes.
On top of all that, providing ongoing customer satisfaction day after day, project after project, takes tremendous effort, even though it may seem effortless to our long-term image partners.
That’s why our sign company takes time off every now and then to appreciate its hard-working staff. This week we took an afternoon to enjoy a Richmond Flying Squirrels game. The day before the University of Virginia’s baseball team finished up the 2014 College World Series in Omaha, Holiday Signs watched the Flying Squirrels (San Francisco Giants’ AA farm team), beat the Harrisburg Senators on a very hot day at The Diamond.
Nearly 5,000 fans came out to watch the game, including many employee groups from our clients around town. (Even a bunch of people I know from the Virginia Bankers Association were out in the left-field bleachers trying to catch some foul balls!) It was neat to scan the outfield wall, plastered with the many brands of clients we serve year after year with custom electric signs. Credit unions, banks, hotels, hospitals, jewelers, grocery stores, manufacturers, colleges…they were all there, and we thought that was pretty cool.
After eating a big, all-you-can-eat picnic style lunch in the stadium’s special group area, we played a few games of “corn hole” before the baseball game. The game lasted exactly three hours. Even though temps were in the high 90’s, the time and temperature didn’t seem to matter as much as the action of the game. It was an afternoon to take our minds off signs for a moment and focus on the people who design, make, sell, and install them. A time to just be. Sign experts enjoying a ballgame.
“Did you notice that LED module out on the scoreboard?” someone asked.
“Hey, forget about it today and enjoy the game,” said another. “We can worry about that tomorrow.”
Here are several neat sign projects the “sign experts” have accomplished: