AlphaGraphics, a leading franchisor of printing and marketing solutions, recently recognized its high-achieving franchisees while also discussing strategies for the future during its 53rd annual conference at Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. 

“At AlphaGraphics, our franchise owners and leadership team have a win-win relationship,” said Bill McPherson, vice president of franchise development. “Neither one can achieve success without relying on the other. Our annual conference gives us an opportunity to come together as a franchise family and work on strategies that help us all grow.”

Several awards were given out at this year’s conference, including:

  • Franny: Rich Schepler, North Carolina
  • Rising Star: Eric Johnson, Missouri
  • Most Improved: Jim Ballew, Texas
  • Project of the Year: Clare, Bill and Sarah Meehan, Pennsylvania
  • Community Impact: Barry and Rita Wilson, South Carolina
  • Top Overall Sales: Lynn Nelson, Idaho.

“Our franchisees deserve all the recognition for their hard work and dedication to making AlphaGraphics successful,” McPherson said. “While our conference is a chance to networking and work on strategies, it is also a great opportunity to recognize franchise owners who have achieved success over the past year.”

AlphaGraphics was founded in 1970, and the company began offering franchise opportunities in 1979. For more information, visit