April '21

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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 5 As the popularity of virtual events grew, so did the business Chase Street A&E got from the need to give physical gifts as a way to make these events feel more "real." e team worked with cli- ents such as Johns Hopkins University Center for Social Concern, the Maryland State Dental Association Charitable & Educational Foundation, and Chase Brexton Health Care to directly ship tai- lored packages to annual event sponsors and attendees. ey were also able to adjust produc- tion to create PPE. "e team … lever- aged in-house processing capabilities to support local PPE manufacturing eorts by laser-cutting fabric to mass-produce a 100% cotton mask with a lter pocket, and 3D-printing and cutting parts for acrylic face shields," says Shana. eir hard work has not gone unnoticed. Chase Street A&E was recently nominated as a Champion of MD Manufacturing for Resiliency. "e Regional Manufacturing Institute's 2020 Champions of Maryland Manufacturing campaign tells the sto- ries of the challenges the new reality pos- es to manufacturers and the successes in overcoming them," Shana explains. "For Chase Street A&E, this means recogni- tion of the hard work and creative en- ergy we spent in early 2020 to help us get through the year, as well as positive feedback for the community engagement we've done with other small businesses." In the spirit of resiliency, Shana believes the business will not only survive, but thrive through these challenging times. "By 2027, we hope to buy or lease addi- tional space for warehousing and process- ing. We nd that we're quickly outgrow- ing our original location," she says. "By 2028, we'd like to add additional process- ing capabilities such as UV printing, - ber laser engraving, or a larger CO 2 laser." From her ambition early in life and ris- ing to the COVID-19 challenges, to the lofty future goals, Shana and her team at Chase Street A&E demonstrate success in every sense of the word, something she wants to share with other businesses. "Stay exible and responsive," she encourages. "Most of our long-term clients have stuck with us because they originally requested something that other businesses weren't even willing to try." GP CASSIE GREEN is the executive editor of GRAPHICS PRO magazine, and previously served as the editor for A&E magazine. You can reach her at 720-566-7278 or Majority owner Shana Beach attributes a lot of their success to exceptional customer service, something that she feels makes them stand out from the competition. The business's decoration services include laser engraving, rotary engraving, heat transfer printing, full-color sublimation printing, embroidery, and more.

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