HUGHESVILLE- The Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce has a new member to supply the region with custom printing needs. Susquehanna Valley Sportswear, 67 N. Main St., customizes screen printing, embroidery, trophies, awards, promotional items and sports equipment.
"Pretty much anything you can put a name or a logo on," Ed Rogers, coowner, said.
Rogers said the most unique item the company has created is a vinyl banner for an area football team to run through before games. The 10 by 20 foot banner can be fastened back to together after each use.
Rogers along with Kyle Daugherty have run the business for six years and decided to join the Chamber after seeing the Chamber Connections section and realizing the benefits the Chamber had to offer small businesses.
The business partners believe the Chamber membership will help increase sales and name recognition.
"The longer you are in business, the more people get to know your name," Daugherty said.
The company has worked with many of the area schools, small businesses, nonprofit organizations and youth sports teams and can help an organization design a logo if needed.
So far word of mouth has been the company's biggest source of advertisement, and the pair wants to get customers to realize the company is a one-stop shop for logo needs.
"You work so hard to get a customer in the door," Rogers said. "You want to keep them coming back again and again."
They believe what sets them apart from competitors is the personal touch, reasonable pricing and a commitment to quality work done right the first time.
"It's personal for us with every order that goes out of here," Daugherty said. "A personal touch goes a long way for the customer."
Both Daugherty and Rogers noted the quickness with which most orders are turned around. The company can generally complete an order within two weeks, often more quickly and guarantee it will be done right.
"If it's not right, we'll make it right for you," Rogers said. "We don't want to do the same thing twice."
The personal touch also extends to the operating hours. Both men said they are willing to work, on an as-needed basis, beyond the normal working hours to ensure each customer's needs are met.
Susquehanna Valley Sportswear is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about the business offers call 548-2775 or visit the website, www.svsportswear.com.