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Custom Business Signs For Blackberry – Signs Of Good Things To Come For Waterloo Region’s RIM

Business Signs For Blackberry

The Region Of Waterloo is know as being the technology hub of Canada.  In more recent years The Tannery Building in Kitchener Ontario has become quite a think tank for the tech industry.  The Sign Depot was selected by several of The Tannery’s tenants to provide custom reception signs that fit their businesses as well as the re-purposed building where they now reside.  A few names you may recognize are Desire2Learn, Cutegecko, VeloCity Garage, MFX Partners and Mad Hatter Tech. Beyond reception signs we have been a regular supplier of custom business signs for The Communitech Hub located in The Tannery. The Communitech Hub is a collaberative workspace for tech based businesses.  The most well known tech company in Waterloo Region is Research In Motion, who is about to launch the latest Blackberry.  To promote RIM’s upcoming release Communitech came to The Sign Depot to create a sign to coincide with the Blackberry launch.

Blackberry Sign - Custom Business Signs - The Sign Depot

Signs Of Celebration  

 Research In Motion is a highly visible company in this area and RIM is well known for their Community Involvement. To celebrate the upcoming launch of RIM’s latest Blackberry smartphone they are holding celebrations in three separate parts of The Region Of Waterloo.  Below is the information about the upcoming community Skating Parties being hosted by Research In Motion on Wednesday January 30, 2013 in The City Of Kitchener, The City Of Waterloo and The City Of Cambridge.

  • Waterloo – Public Square/City Hall 75 King St S Waterloo, ON 5:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Kitchener – City Skate Rink/City Hall 200 King St W Kitchener, ON 7:00pm – 8:30pm
  • Cambridge – Central Park Skating Rink 615 King Street, Cambridge, ON 5:30pm – 7:30pm

These free community skating parties also include include free hot chocolate, cookies, and music. We think this is a sign of good things to come!



Signs In the Hertiage Area Of St Jacobs Ontario – Two Places At Once

Jacob’s Grill

As the saying goes, you can’t be in two place at once, but in this case two places were there at once.

A few weeks ago I was reading our twitter feed and noticed that GibsonSV was tweeting that they were installing screens inside the new Jacob’s Grill in the town of St. Jacob’s.  At the same time we had our installers taking care of the outside of Jacob’s Grill.


Signs Stationed In St Jacobs

We are very familiar with the Town Of St. Jacobs Ontario.  Over the years we have helped create custom heritage-look signs for the businesses located in the area.  St. Jacobs is a town that is a popular tourist stop in Southwestern Ontario with lots of history surrounding it.  In order to pay tribute to the town’s history, the majority of the businesses have traditional sandblasted signs that add to heritage look surroundings of St. Jacobs.

Making It Modern

St. Jacob’s Grill stepped away from the mould when it came to their signs.  They chose more modern materials for their dimensional signs, but did choose to stick with colours that complimented the area.  They opted for a custom business sign that projected off the building as well as store front sign.  Being that they are located in a high traffic area these are to great options to capture the attention of vehicle traffic as well as walking tourists.

Supporting Local Businesses

Kudos to Jacob’s Grill for choosing to support two Waterloo Region businesses.  This week Gibson Sound & Vision is inviting the community gather for their Wine & Cheese event.    The event will help to connect others in this area, and promises to be informative and fun.   If you stop in make sure to say hi!


 Here at  The Sign Depot Inc. we love making local connections, that is why we’re involved with the WaterlooMIN.  Make sure to check out all the activity happening on their site as well.


Involved In Creating Community In This Creative Community

Involved In Our Community

Sign Depot has always been part of the local community, by providing donations to silent auctions, golf tournaments etc.    This has always been well received, but never quite matched how creative we can be.  Over the last year we chose some different community involvement projects which we hope provided a positive impact on the people living in this area. It’s amazing the impact one sign, or in this case one sign company can have.

It started last May with the Grand Opening of our new location.  We partnered with The Food Bank of Waterloo Region‘s newest endevour THE DIG IN CAMPAIGN.  We brought the community out to enjoy our new surroundings along with a BBQ lunch in return for their Food Bank Donations.

Some of our other new community involvement projects include

We do our best to support the community and encourage them to be creative as well.  Finding ways to be involved in our arts community, small business networks, chartiable organizations and not for profits are just some of the ways we give back. Always thinking of creative ways to be involved is something we hope many companies will implement. We are excited about some upcoming projects The Sign Depot will be supporting in the upcoming months, but we are just as excited to be a fun place to come and visit!  Just ask Darin White the winner of the Sign Depot WORD JUMBLE.