AlphaGraphics and Allegra Network to Hold Joint Technology Expo

SALT LAKE CITY, UT—July 12, 2010—AlphaGraphics, Inc. and Allegra Network LLC announced today that the companies are combining forces to hold a joint Technology Expo. A first in the franchise print industry, the AlphaGraphics and Allegra Network joint expo will be held August 8-9, 2011 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

“By approaching the market together, AlphaGraphics and Allegra Network can leverage its combined purchasing power to negotiate the best value for our franchisees. Our goal is to keep our franchisees on the leading edge of technology so that we can help businesses manage their marketing and communications effectively. This joint technology expo will help us meet that goal,” said AlphaGraphics, Inc. CEO Kevin K. Cushing.

For the past five years, Cushing and Allegra Network CEO Carl Gerhardt have collaborated in many ways to help benefit both franchise networks. With the advent of this joint expo, industry technology partners and vendors will now benefit from this collaboration as well.

“We are excited about combining expos, having been long-time strategic partners. Not only will the combination of resources provide a better overall experience for our franchisees, but it will also allow our vendors to get more out of their trade show budgets, enabling increased industry participation,” added Gerhardt.

The AlphaGraphics and Allegra Network joint expo is expected to bring over 150 vendors and more than 600 franchisees from both networks together. Each franchisor will conduct its own annual Conference for its franchisees in conjunction with this event.

For more information about the AlphaGraphics and Allegra Network joint technology expo, please contact Danette Matthews, AlphaGraphics Director of Special Events and Owner Engagement, at dmatthews@alphagraphics.com or Jan Bender, Allegra Network Special Events Coordinator, at janb@allegranetwork.com.

About AlphaGraphics
AlphaGraphics, Inc. plans, produces and manages visual communications for businesses at nearly 300 owner-operated, locally-based business centers worldwide. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, the AlphaGraphics network leads the industry in sales per location. Backed by state-of-the-art technology, the world’s highest quality standards and a global network, the company’s trained and experienced team members are committed to delivering creative solutions that allow customers to communicate more confidently and effectively. AlphaGraphics is owned by Pindar Group, a leading print and electronic media company, which over the years has become involved in the support of sailing through its sponsorship of several world-class sailors. For more information, please visit www.alphagraphics.com.

About Allegra Network
Allegra Network LLC, is one of world’s largest print, marketing and graphic communications franchises linking more than 500 locations in North America and the United Kingdom. The company ranks in the top 200 in sales among all franchise companies in the world by Franchise Times magazine. Allegra Network LLC is considered a leader in franchise training, technology implementation and system profitability. Allegra Network was founded in 1976 and supports four primary brands—Allegra, American Speedy Printing and Insty-Prints and Signs Now. The company is privately owned by an investor group including Michael Marcantonio, former VP of Domino’s Pizza, Thomas S. Monaghan, the founder and former CEO of Domino’s Pizza and founder of Ave Maria University and Allegra Network management. For more information on Allegra Network, please call (800) 726-9050 or visit www.allegranetwork.com.

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