Minuteman Press in Penticton sponsors 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts

A Minuteman Press full-service design, marketing and printing business located at 130-564 Main Street in Penticton, British Columbia, was a proud Silver Sponsor of the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Canada Curling Championships recently. Co-owners Andre Martin and Barbara Jenic attended the nine-day event that brought together Canada’s best, and saw Team Manitoba’s Jennifer Jones tie the legendary Colleen Jones for the all-time record with six Scotties Tournament victories.

Minuteman Press franchise co-owner Andre Martin (left) with 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Canada Curling Championships officials.
Penticton, BC Minuteman Press franchise co-owner Andre Martin (left) with smiling officials from the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Canada Curling Championships.

“To be a Silver Sponsor for the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts was a real honour,” said co-owner Andre Martin. “Sponsoring and attending the event was a great way to raise our profile within our business community, so that people know they can come to us for a wide range of products and services. Much like the participants in the tournament, we have an experienced team in place and strive to be the ‘champions’ of high quality design, printing, marketing and customer service.” In addition to crowning new women’s curling champions, the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Canada featured entertainment and charity events – including a telethon to raise money for the Sandra Schmirler Foundation, which supports babies who were born premature or are critically ill, and also helps provide scholarship opportunities to junior curlers. “The Scotties Tournament not only brings the best of Canada on the ice, but shows the best of Canada off the ice through the telethon and other great events,” Martin added.

Scotties Tournament lapel pin.
Scotties Tournament 2018 lapel pin.

Before joining the Minuteman Press Franchise team, Martin worked in the newspaper industry for over 20 years. He and Jenic are active in their community and Martin is currently a member of the Penticton City Council. He’s also the Chair of two Peer-to-Peer development groups. Because they’re business owners themselves, Martin and Jenic have a unique perspective and understanding of their clients: “We understand that our customers are busy running their own businesses, and so we make it easy for them to purchase from us. We make sure our supply chain is the best. We’re in business too, and understand consistency, the value of time, and the quality and value for your investment,” Martin emphasized. “We really like Minuteman Press International’s ability to provide us with the resources to create our strong supply chain, their proprietary business management software that helps us manage the business, and the fact that we were able to buy an established business that already had a local foundation.”

Neil MacLeod.
Neil MacLeod.

“Events like the Scotties Tournament provide great opportunities for our franchise owners to market their business,” said Neil MacLeod, Minuteman Press International Regional Vice President for Western Canada. “Andre and Barbara took full advantage of their sponsorship of the event, and I’m sure they’ll continue to be active contributors to their community who make a real difference.”

For more information on Minuteman Press in Penticton, British Columbia, please visit: www.penticton.minutemanpress.ca.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.