March Business of the Month: Star Awards & Signs
The Laramie Chamber Business Alliance would like to present the March Business of the Month honor to Star Awards and Signs.
Star Awards and Signs has been in business for 23 years and was recently taken over by new owners, Shantel and Gustave Anderson. The Andersons, both graduates of the University of Wyoming and Wyoming Natives, saw an opportunity for something they had always set a goal of doing.
“We have talked about owning a small business for eight or nine years, owner Gustave Anderson said, “but never thought about this, until realizing there was still a need for these services”.
It was after they met with the former owner, Randy Kerr, and hearing his vision for wanting the business to continue on that they decided it was the right small business to purchase. Shantel and Gustave have taken over the goals and vision for the business and have expanded them.
“We are here to help businesses and people recognize others and promot
e themselves,” owner Shantel Anderson said, “If someone comes in with a price range and an idea of what they are thinking, we can find something that they want and hopefully make it a reality”.
Star Awards and Signs does far more than just providing awards, engraving, trophies and plaques.
They can help you with any idea that you can imagine, including promotional items. When it comes to personalization or making something really meaningful, they can do it. Star Awards and Signs has a range of 80 to 100 clients. Their office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Shantel and Gustave both sit on various committees through the LCBA, including the Agri-Business committee and the Governmental Relations committee. Gustave is a member of the Laramie Sunrise Rotary Club and in the Leadership Laramie class of 2015-2017. Shantel and Gustave also organize “Serve the Servants” with other local community members, to show appreciation to the first responders in the community. For more information on Serve the Servants, visit the Facebook page here.
Star Awards and Signs also serves as a drop off location for the Laramie Foster Closet, an organization that collects clothing and toys to give to the children in foster families. For more information about the Laramie Foster Closet, visit their Facebook here.
Shantel and Gustave are currently working on the website and creating a page that will list different events and ways the Laramie community can get involved. Star Awards is also looking to expand their inventory and constantly looking for new things to bring into their store. Be sure to check our Star Awards and Sign’s Facebook, and “like” their page while you’re there to get updates on their business!