Uptown Screen Printing – Vancouver Business Journal

Uptown Screen Printing
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Clark County resident Jamie Younger started a promotional merchandise enterprise in 2018, the place she targeted on promoting customized drinkware, pens, luggage, and attire. When she noticed an enormous enhance in t-shirt gross sales in the course of the summer time of 2020, she knew that she wanted to carry issues in-house to serve her consumer base. She shopped for her personal gear and located a neighborhood screen-printing firm that closed early within the pandemic and acquired their enterprise.

Uptown Display Printing was formally launched beneath Younger’s management and in these early days, she ran it along with her household’s assist. At present, the Battleground-based enterprise has 4 full-time workers and collectively, they supply display printing, embroidery, and laser-engraved merchandise for purchasers all through the county. Progress has been vital within the final 4 years, and the corporate is presently seeking to broaden into a big house.

“We served 227 shoppers in 2020 and 740 shoppers in 2023,” Younger mentioned. “We elevated our enterprise 105 % in 2021 from the earlier 12 months, 167 % in 2022 from 2021 and an extra 33 % in 2023 from 2022. We’re so pleased to have employed the BEST group; they’re the center of our enterprise. We will likely be increasing our footprint and staying in Battle Floor the place we plan so as to add extra providers and extra ornament choices.”

Younger shares that a part of this success is due to her strategy to customer support.

“My earlier profession was in promoting and advertising, and I noticed early on the unimaginable alternative that branded attire and merchandise needed to provide a enterprise,” she mentioned. “However making an attempt to resolve on what branded supplies to spend money on can be essentially the most overwhelming resolution for a enterprise proprietor to make. Recognizing the overwhelm from my shoppers early on, I take the motive force seat and provide a easy means of listening to what they need, make suggestions on merchandise and ornament type that mirror their model’s picture.”

Younger, who has additionally been named Mrs. Clark County, is ready to compete for the distinguished title of Mrs. Washington America in Olympia in Could of this 12 months. If she is chosen as Mrs. Washington, she plans to make use of her platform to champion small companies, shining a light-weight on what she’s discovered concerning the significance of purchasing native.

“I utilized to the Washington America Pageants to run for Mrs. Clark County to construct extra consciousness round what made my coronary heart beat – my neighborhood and small companies,” she defined. “Not solely has my neighborhood actually proven up for me the final three years, but it surely has additionally been so helpful for me personally to construct my neighborhood by donations and volunteer hours from my enterprise.”

It doesn’t matter what, Younger is happy about placing roots down as a small enterprise proprietor in Clark County.

She mentioned, “Clark County is an excellent place to develop a enterprise. We have now so many alternatives to attach and develop. Uptown Display Printing’s success and my success have been due to our neighborhood.”

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