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Minuteman Press Franchise Adapts, Grows During Pandemic

Kentucky print pros stayed busy serving clients in need of safety-related signage.




L to R: Pete Cummings, co-owner; Michael McCracken, production manager; and Chuck Bentley, co-owner

(PRESS RELEASE) RICHMOND, KY – Pete Cummings and Chuck Bentley have owned their Minuteman Press printing and marketing franchise in Richmond, Kentucky, since May of 2014. While the COVID-19 pandemic was certainly the biggest challenge for people and local businesses everywhere, Pete and Chuck managed to remain open as an essential business, adapt their products and services to what local businesses needed during the pandemic, and position themselves for sales growth both during and after the pandemic as a result of their hard work.

“At the outset of the pandemic we were as alarmed as anyone else over not only what this could do to our business but our community and even the country as a whole,” says Cummings. “It quickly became apparent that those businesses allowed to remain open would need COVID-related printing and signs in order to both safely assist customers as well as stay in compliance with state and local ordinances.

“We discovered that some organizations had been allotted grant money from the federal government to help with pandemic-related safety requirements. We honed in on those agencies to let them know we were open as essential business and local to them. They responded well to our outreach efforts and we ended up doing a considerable volume of business printing floor decals, signs, logo-imprinted face masks, and other safety-related products.”

Over the past year, Minuteman Press in Richmond has continued to reach out to local businesses as they reopen.

Cummings adds, “We’ve seen a positive response from local business owners. Many of them seem as glad to see that we are still operating and succeeding as we are trying to help them achieve their own successes through these challenging times. I think in some ways we have had a galvanizing effect for local businesses as we are all in this together. It’s that ‘can-do spirit’ that can really lift others up, and we are thankful to be a part of it.”

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