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She didn't go directly to the awards busi- ness after high school, however. Instead, she earned a BFA in Industrial Design, an MA in Communication Studies, and an MS in Computer Science. She also joined the U.S. Air Force and served overseas in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and Operation INHERENT RESOLVE. But after a while, she states she felt the tug to return to creative pur- suits, which eventually resulted in Chase Street A&E. Alongside husband Chris, who is the co- owner, they run what is currently a suc- cessful business that serves a mix of B2B clients and individual customers. e shop oers just about everything. "e Chase Street A&E production team's decoration services include laser engraving, rotary en- graving, heat transfer printing, full-col- or sublimation printing, embroidery, and more," says Shana. "e design team also provides layout, design, and artwork ser- vices upon request." e business also prides itself on stel- lar customer service, a trait which Shana believes sets them apart from the com- petition. "We respond to all questions as quickly as possible and maintain (a less than) 24-hour response time," she says. "We help clients understand 'the art of the possible' by trying to gather what they G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M 2 0 2 1 A P R I L G R A P H I C S P R O 1 3 2019, they legally changed the name to Chase Street Accessories & Engraving (Chase Street A&E for short). A STORY OF AMBITION But their story actually goes farther back than 2019. Shana, the majority owner of the business, was rst ex- posed to the awards and customiza- tion world in high school, when she worked in an engraving shop. "I quick- ly realized that almost no one buys tro- phies when they're in a bad mood and loved working with all the technology and design theory involved in creating products for customers," she recalls. Chase Street Engraving & Acces- sories, based in Baltimore, Mary- land, serves a mix of B2B clients and individual customers. (All im- ages courtesy Shana Beach)

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