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FASTSIGNS(R) Heads to CFA's The Franchise Show to Educate Potential Partners

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CARROLLTON, Texas, Feb. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FASTSIGNS, the worldwide franchisor for the more than 530 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphic and visual communications centers in eight countries, announced that it will be exhibiting at the Canadian Franchise Association's The Franchise Show, Feb. 23 and 24 in Toronto.

The franchisor, recently recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as the No. 1 franchise in the sign and graphic category for the third straight year, will be educating attendees at Booth No.503 about all of its franchise programs.

"The Franchise Show is a great opportunity for us to meet face-to-face with potential franchisees that have expressed interest in FASTSIGNS, as well as new prospects who are coming to the show to take a look at the variety of franchises looking to expand in Canada," FASTSIGNS Senior Vice President of Franchise Support & Development Mark Jameson said, adding that the company currently has 23 Canadian locations. "Expansion throughout Canada is key to our international growth strategy. We have identified several key markets throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatoon, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and Newfoundland for development."

In 2012, FASTSIGNS signed 36 new franchise agreements and opened 27 stores across the world, including several in Canada and Puerto Rico. Development plans call for 30 new locations across Canada and the United States in the coming years.

As the company continues to attract franchisees to open new FASTSIGNS centers, a new co-branding franchise opportunity is gaining traction while its conversion program is more popular than ever. Both programs allow independent small business owners in related industries to convert their business into a FASTSIGNS center or add-on FASTSIGNS services to their existing business. In both cases, partners benefit from effective local and national marketing, improved buying power and relationships with vendors, access to national accounts and up-to-date technology and digital services.

With more than 530 FASTSIGNS sign and graphics centers in eight countries, FASTSIGNS provides marketing and visual communications solutions to businesses, organizations and events of all types and sizes. FASTSIGNS offers a variety of sign and graphics solutions – including banners, building signs, digital signage, yard signs, vehicle graphics, decals, trade show exhibits and displays, point-of-purchase signs, and posters – as well as mobile websites, promotional products, interior décor, branding, printing and other marketing services.

For more information about FASTSIGNS, contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@fastsigns.com or 214-346-5679) or visit www.fastsigns.com.

About FASTSIGNS®

FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is the worldwide franchisor for the more than 530 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphic and visual communications centers in eight countries including the US (and Puerto Rico), Canada, England, Brazil, Mexico, the Caribbean, Saudi Arabia and Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE®). FASTSIGNS provides comprehensive visual communications solutions to help customers of all sizes – across all industries – meet their business objectives and increase their business visibility through the use of signs, graphics, printing, promotional products and related marketing services. FASTSIGNS was ranked number one for the third year in a row in the sign and graphic category in the 2012 Entrepreneur Magazine annual Franchise 500®. For franchise information, contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@fastsigns.com or 214-346-5679) or visit www.fastsigns.com.

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Source:FASTSIGNS International, Inc.