NEW BRITAIN - Mayor Erin Stewart held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday at Victor Advertising Service’s new showroom space at 1 Hartford Square.
“We are thrilled to welcome Victor Advertising Service to our business community here in New Britain,” said Stewart. “Hopefully, they can build their client base here and stay as successful as they have been.”
The business, owned and operated by father and son Jerry and Scott Margolis, was coming to the end of the lease on its outdated Middletown headquarters and seeking a new location. After checking out Hartford Square, the Margolises decided it was the perfect space to grow their company.
“New Britain is very centrally located and it’s a great area,” said Scott Margolis.
The 1,500-square-foot open floor space took about 70 days to transform, with bright gray walls, white beams and brick-pattern wallpaper giving it a modern feel.
“I think it’s going to open up a whole new world for us because of the space. I think it’s going to attract younger folks and we’re looking for people to hire,” said Jerry Margolis.
VAS helps businesses promote their brands by matching them with the right promotional items - such as pens or T-shirts with the company’s logo - to distribute at events.
VAS offers exclusive promotional products and branding solutions to a portfolio ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.
“We have a fantastic showroom containing thousands of promotional items, where clients can view, feel and touch the trendiest products currently available on the market. We see the marketing and branding process as an experience, not just an online purchase,” said Scott Margolis.
The company was established in North Haven in 1928. Jerry Margolis bought it and moved it to Middletown in 1993.
“We are excited to begin a new phase for our business here in New Britain and we are looking forward to many prosperous years in this historic city, which houses a lot of prominent local businesses, as well as fantastic cultural institutions,” said Jerry Margolis.
For more information, call 1-800-988-0800 or visit www.victoradvertising.com .