YESCO News

Grand Opening Celebration Set for Jan. 31st

Join us Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. for our Grand Opening celebration, ribbon-cuttings and open house.  We’ll be serving refreshments, taking photos, drawing for door prizes and welcoming members and staff of the Ankeny, Grimes and Urbandale Chambers of Commerce for ribbon cuttings.  Our designated charity again this year is the Food Bank of Iowa; help us celebrate by bringing an item to donate.  Meet our team – #TeamSignSquad, see our expanded shop and see our new equipment!

National Certification Awarded to YESCO Des Moines Owner

National Certification Awarded to Ankeny Business Woman | Cityview

Kathy Evert, owner of KJ Signs, LLC dba Signarama-Ankeny, has received the designation as a Certified Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) from the National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC). The certification was awarded August 15. KJ Signs is 100 percent woman-owned and woman-controlled by Evert.

The WBE certification offers the business entity and the owner a chance to be vetted within the federal and state procurement arena. When certified, the business is able to bid on open market solicitations that only a certified business and/or owner are able to submit proposals for. Even without a set-aside designation the business is vetted, and this affords a slight advantage on open market bids that do not contain a certification designation. These opportunities exist within the federal and state procurement systems.

KJ Signs, LLC was formed in April 2016, operates two franchise brands – Signarama-Ankeny and YESCO Des Moines – and provides a custom, one-stop sign business for central Iowa. The YESCO division was added earlier in 2017. Owner Kathy Evert said “obtaining both the Targeted Small Business (TSB) Designation in Iowa and the National Certification as a Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) were written goals in my business plan and am grateful to have these designations. Government entities and corporations often have set goals for doing business with small businesses and woman-owned businesses and I will continue to position this company to participate in those opportunities.”

Signarama-Ankeny and YESCO Des Moines is located in the Woodside Business Park on N.E. 14th Street; 1450 N.E. 69th Place, Suite 55 in Ankeny.  Hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; phone 515.216.1240, website www.signarama-ankeny.com and www.yesco.com/desmoines.

 

 

A new addition to the YESCO family

We are proud to join the YESCO family and to serve the Des Moins, Iowa area.

YESCO Des Moines is a new division of Signarama-Ankeny and located at 1450 NE 69th Pl., #55, Ankeny, IA 50021.

We are ready to launch our new division and look forward to working with even more businesses and organizations.