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FLORIDA JEWISH MARCH 21 2003 PAGE 13 Anthony and Renee Codron, OWners of the FASTSIGNS sign graphic store on Colonial in Orlando, were re- ntly recognized by International, Lhe prestigious "Re- ~lwe Newcomer of the Year" ard. This national honor goes to a FASTSIGNS owner ~ho was most effective in in- creasing the sales of an exist- ing store. The FASTSIGNS store on Colonial initially opened to the Public in October of 1995. As ~anagers for several of the alias FASTSIGNS stores, the Codron's knew they wanted to OWn their own store some day- ~d be their own boss, When lheY heard the Colonial Drive ocation was for sale, they put their house in Dallas on the ~arket, packed their bags and u.nlcially took over the Orlando StoreinAugustof2001. In just ~r ayear, they not only reju- ated their store, staff and market, but they also man- aged to increase their store sales by over 125 percent - an amazing achievement for any FASTSIGNS owner. This award was presented to the Codron's during the FASTS|GNS 15th annual Na- tional Convention in Reno, Nev. The Reno Silver Legacy Hotel and Resort was the offi- cial site of the four-day con- ference. In attendance during the Convention were over 300 FASTSIGNS owners and em- ployees from across the United States, including representa- tives from Canada, Mexico, Brazil, the United Kingdom and Australia. The annual FASTSIGNS Convention is typically the event of the year within the close-knit franchise system. T his year, franchisees were able to learn the latest technolo- gies associated within the sign and digital graphics industry including wide format print- ing, vehicle graphics, trade show exhibits, e-commerce and more. More importantly, the gathering allowed fellow franchisees to discuss business ideas with one another and provide feedback on important issues facing the sign indus- try. The largest vendor fair in FASTSIGNS history was also a part of the weekend which in- cluded the exhibits of more than 100 vendors who were there to educate franchisees on their products and services. Becoming educated on new sign making technology is key in the digital sign and graph- ics industry. In the year since they've been owners of the Orlando Colonial location, the Codron's have dug deep into their pockets to bring the lat- est equipment into their store. Most recently, they've added full color inkjet printing and laminating, as well as a di- mensional router. These new machines represent cutting Stylish accommodations phones; overhead and slide lax and enjoy a drink in the ~dgracioushospitalityarethe projectors; VCRs and TVevening, the Terrace Lounge cb, rners'tones of the Crow.e monitors, movie projectors is serving each evenifig. 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"me Jewish Commumty of reater Orlando r'- the Holocaust Memo- lal l~ducation and Resource Center of Central Florida. Based in Central Florida with headquarters in Or- lando, is SunTrust Bank Central Florida, which has 130 full service offices lo- cated throughout Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake, Brevard, Highlands, Polk, DeSoto, Okeechobee, Volusia, and Flagler coun- ties. Thomas H. Yochum is chairman of the board, president and chief execu- tive officer for the entire region. As of December 31, 2002, it had $6.0 billion in loans and deposits of $8.8 billion. It is the lead bank in SunTrust!s Florida net- work, which today has more PHILLIP SENDEROWITZ than 438 offices from Pensacola to Miami. SunTrust's Internet address is www.suntrust.com. edge sign making technology and allow virtually anything- from large colorful banners and vehicle wraps, to unique and creative company logos and letters. '%Ze are so thrilled to have won this award - we wouldn't be where we are if it weren't for a dedicated, staff and wonder- ful customers," explains Renee. "We know that signs can bring value to a business. The tech- nologies associated in the sign industry today have advanced to a degree that virtually any- thing is possible. We look for- ward to continuing to offer our customers outstanding service and quality signs, as we help them select and design the signs that are right for them and for their business." America's Choice Hearing Center, Inc. is now offering the Phonak Claro product line of hearing instruments. Phonak states, "Claro is the first hearing computer that listens and truly fulfills the promise of digital technology. Claro responds to how sound is heard - processing sound on the basis of a psychoacoustic perception model to optimize hearing performance in all environments, automatically." Digital technology allows RENEE and ANTHONY CODRON, owners of the FASTSIGNS store on Colonial Drive in Orlando. computer programming in- office to customize the hear- ing instrument to each indi- vidual user. America's Choice Hearing Center, Inc. has com- puters that are fully compat- ible with Phonak's hearing instruments, as well as a num- ber of other manufacturer's hearing instruments. America's Choice ttearing Center offers a full assortment of the different hearing instru- ments in Behind the Ear (BTE), In the Ear (ITE), and the tiny Completely in Canal (CIC). This allows each patient, under the direction of the dis- penser, to select the unit that is right for him or her. America's Choice Hearing Center, Inc, realizes that hear- ing k0ruments need a lot of service to function correctly. We now offer overnight repairs on most hearing instruments of most manufacturers. America's Choice Hearing Center, Inc. has been at this location for eight years. is a new state-of- full service salon and in the Heathrow ~t Square Shopping Bella Mia (formerly is under new own- and management. you need a quick and style, or a full pering, Bella Mia serve needs for hair, skin, make-up, manicure, pedi- cure and massage. Bella Mia offers a broad range of spa packages or they can customize a regimen es- pecially for you. Bella Mia provides special beauty packages for special occasions like weddings, proms, and class reunions, so you can look and feel your very best. They will be adding some very exciting new services in the future including an au- tomated non-U.V, tanning booth for a safe and healthy bronze glow. They are also expanding to offer the latest in anti-aging skin treat- ments. So make your appointment today! Walk-ins are welcome. The staff of Bella Mia hopes to see you soon. Bella Mia Salon & Day Spa is located at 120 Interna- tional Parkway, Suite 128 in Heathrow. The phone num- ber is 407-333-3571.