Demotivating Employees – Who is Guilty?

According to an article by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the Harvard Management Update claims that in 85% of companies, a new employee’s enthusiasm drops off significantly after the first six months on the job. Your company culture and work environment can be key factors in determining the enthusiasm of your employees, thus […]

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Is The Hollywood Theater Marquee at the Portland Airport the new PDX Carpet?

  Last March was a busy one for the Security Signs team with the opening of the Hollywood Theater at Portland International Airport. The first of its kind, the PDX micro-cinema aims to provide “award-winning film programming” and “innovative educational programs”. In addition, they plan to offer “fiscal support to local filmmakers”. Travelers can stop in, […]

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World Sign Associates party in Portland!

Last night, Security Signs had the privilege of hosting the annual meeting of the World Sign Associates, Division One. The Northwest division of the WSA is comprised of an international group of sign companies from Canada, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. The Keljo family hosted a delightful event; everyone felt at ease with the […]

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Happy Holidays from your Portland Sign Company

It’s been a terrific year for our Portland sign company, and we here at Security Signs would like to wish all our friends a Happy Holiday! We appreciate all your business from this past year and hope you have a safe, happy, and wonderful New Year’s as well. We have many new and exciting projects […]

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Great Leadership Necessary For Moving Business Forward

I recently read a great article in Forbes (Humility: The Secret to Confident Leadership) and wanted to share its key points with all business owners in Oregon and Washington state. The topic for the article was inspired by a recent study by Professor Bradley Owens that concluded narcissists or individuals with a “grandiose yet fragile […]

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Tips For Creating Brand Stories For Your Portland Business

Branding your Portland or Vancouver business is important so when I recently read a great article on creating brand stories, I wanted to share their ideas with others. I also realize many small businesses don’t even use a branding story in their marketing even though they would benefit from it. Here’s a link if you […]

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The Soapbox About the Soapbox!

  Have you ever been in a meeting and someone starts going off on something? Well we are no different at Security Signs, but we took it one step further. Kevin Keljo was describing the newly fabricated “SOAPBOX’ to when the staff immediately suggested he get on it. Explanation from Wikipedia: A soapbox is a […]

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Hard Things to do for Business Success

How easy it is to coast along – I know!!  I came across this great article called 19 Hard Things You Need to do to be Successful.  Some of these are very basis, but I think they are great reminders: From Business Insider: You have to do the hard things. You have to make the […]

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Roadside Architecture Delights

If you love old signs and would like to follow this photographer around California, this Word Press site is for you.  She focuses on old signs that show a time gone by.  They are distinctive signs and most are unique.  It’s interesting, as a sign company owner, for me to think about how these businesses […]

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Selling As An Art – Or Not!!

Your Sales Staff – They Either Have it or They Don’t – How to Know! Unfortunately I was unable to attend the Education Seminar in Denver, but I heard a lot of good things about it and had a chance to review the materials supplied by Tangent Knowledge Systems.  Updating the sales process from ‘old […]

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Visibility vs Eye Sore

When we approach a project our goal is to make your location as visible as possible. Visibility is key to your business. But visibility isn’t the only thing we think about, we also want to make sure that your business makes a good first impression. This location is a great example of where visibility is […]

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