Awards & Engraving

April '19

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56 • A&E APRIL 2019 TAKE A LOOK BACK AT OUR MONTHLY MEDLEY OF ONLINE NEWS # ReHash Send your news items, along with accompanying photos, in a concise press release to Julia Schroeder digital content editor, at For more news items, check out Education and training are often the name of the game in the awards and personalization industry. Classes, open houses, seminars, and more are currently in full swing, with many manufacturers and distributors hosting events around the country. Get up to date on the latest events schedule by signing up for A&E's daily eNewsletter. In it, you'll find not only the latest happenings, but also reports on new hires, new shops, and more. Not signed up for the newsletter yet? Don't miss out! Visit, plug your email address into the blue box located on the right-hand side of the home page, and click 'Sign Up.' You'll get the latest happenings from around the industry delivered right to your inbox daily. Your request will be processed immediately, and the eNewsletter will arrive promptly the next business day. 56 • A&E APRIL 2019 Rowmark Launches New Website At the end of December 2018, Rowmark launched a new website that features a modern design and smoother navigation for its customers. "As Rowmark has expanded its product line in recent years, it became apparent that we needed to update our site as well," states Mike McBrien, Rowmark lead web developer. "The new site is much easier for customers to navigate and find informa- tion. We've added predictive search and a cleaner navigation structure to help with that. We've also completely revamped our resources section to help customers get the information they need, when they need it." About a year ago, the marketing team and web developers at Rowmark started working together on a site map, initial design concepts, mockups, and site wireframes. "We wanted to create a new site that reflected where Rowmark is headed as a company. The desire was to give the site a crisp, clean look that was easy to navigate," McBrien explains. Rowmark web designers Adrian Wolfe and Joe Hicks created the site from the ground up. To learn more about the new site and the story behind it, go to Woodeez Stone and Laser Imaging Moves to New Location Woodeez Stone and Laser Imaging is in the process of moving to a new location in San Antonio, Texas (at the time of publishing). While the products and storefront already moved locations, the remainder of the equipment was set to move by the end of February. "The old location was along the outskirts of the city and unfortunately limited my clientele to a certain geographic," owner Rey Martinez explains. "By centralizing the business and creating an actual storefront, we're hoping to bring in a continuous flow of customers and open up the store to more of a retail-friendly atmosphere." Martinez started Woodeez Stone and Laser Imaging in 2014, just a week after retiring from working for the city. He started the business from scratch with basic clientele and worked himself up by specializing in laser and stone engraving. He now has two other employees helping create entrances to subdivisions, brick engraving for nonprofits, and more. "San Antonio being the sev- enth largest city in the nation, there are actually few companies such as mine in the South Texas area," Martinez states. To keep reading about the new location, visit

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