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Greenfield, NH: Image 4 featured in video for Monadnock Paper ENVI wallcovering

Image 4 was recently featured in a client video by Monadnock Paper of Greenfield, NH. The video promotes the properties of the environmentally sustainable ENVI wallcovering product.

Image 4 staff produced and installed a graphical treatment for client Grappone Automotive Group of Concord, NH. Ad Agency Calypso filmed the production and edited the video into a two-minute spot posted to Monadnock Paper’s YouTube site, which can be seen here.

For more information on ENVI wallcovering, environmental graphic projects and how Image 4 can interact to support LEED building projects, contact Elizabeth Hummel, V.P. Operations, Image 4 at 603.644.0077 or at sales@image4.com

About Monadnock Paper

Monadnock Paper Mills is a family owned business and the oldest continuously operating paper mill in the United States. Our premium Printing, Packaging, Specialty and Technical papers, as well as our Non-Woven products are used by the world’s leading brands. These leading brands choose Monadnock for our high quality products, our attentive customer service and our commitment to the environment in everything we do.

For more information on Monadnock Paper Mills, visit www.mpm.com

About Calypso

Calypso Communications is a leading Boston-area public relations, marketing, and design firm located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Calypso is where growth-minded businesses get an array of tightly integrated marketing, PR, and social media services that inspire action.

For more information, visits www.calypsocom.com

About Image 4

Image 4 is an international-scope, award-winning environmental and experiential design agency. Our integrated marketing-design approach creates branded, experiential environments that connect with customers, ennervate employees, and deliver sales opportunities.

For more information on Image 4’s graphic printing and installation capabilities, visit www.image4.com/services

Bayonne, NJ: Image 4 Named Retail Brand Development Agency by Bayonne Community Bank

About Bayonne Community Bank

BCB is a thriving community bank that prides ourselves on hard work, friendly customer service and all the conveniences of local banking. BCB has been servicing large and small accounts for business and personal needs since its inception in November 2000.

In NJ, we are located in Bayonne, Jersey City, Hoboken, Monroe Township, Fairfield, South Orange, Rutherford, Colonia and Woodbridge. In NY, we are located in Staten Island.

BCB continues to find ways of improving our services for an enjoyable and hassle-free banking experience. For more information, visit www.bcbbancorp.com

Norwalk, CT: Image 4 Recognized by Exhibit Industry as a Leader in Sustainable Exhibit Design

Norwalk, CT

The Exhibit Designers and Producers Association announced the winners of the inaugural Zero Waste Challenge at the annual EDPA Access event in December.  EDPA launched the Zero Waste Challenge to harness its members’ creative energy, recognize innovation and share the best ideas for reducing the industry’s impact on the environment. EDPA challenged members to produce great exhibit projects that improve sustainability by reducing waste, both in the shop and on the show floor.

Boston-area tradeshow marketing firm Image 4 earned first place in the “small footprint” category with a design for client Cucina Aurora. The ten-foot custom exhibit features reclaimed and recycled materials, lightweight fabrics and an innovative skeletal aluminum structure designed to reduce weight and carbon footprint in shipping.

EDPA’s Zero Waste Challenge requires the design/build firm not only to fabricate in a low-waste fashion, but to describe all sustainability initiatives throughout the corporate environment. Image 4 scored highly in this area based on their decade-long experience in sustainable operations, sourcing and project execution.

“By implementing concepts from the USGBC’s LEED system, Image 4 has developed an integrated and fluid operations methodology that delivers efficiency and carbon-reduction across our activities” said Image 4 President Jeff Baker. “This allows us to promote life-cycle design concepts in every one of our projects.”

For more information on the award and on EDPA, click here.

 

Milford, NH: Image 4 named Trade Show Marketing Agency by Cirtronics

Image 4 is recognized as one of Top 50 Exhibit Design and Marketing firms in America. Image 4 designs and fabricates trade show displays and event programs for manufacturers across North America. For more information on Image 4 Trade Show Marketing, visit www.events.Image4.com

 

Skokie, IL: Image 4 recognized as one of Top 50 Retail Design Firms for second year

Image 4 ranks 37 in the list Rankings by Design Fees derived from total retail design fees shared by participating companies, and delivered a nationally strong showing in the Square Feet Delivered ranking.

Each listing includes the firm’s contact information and notable projects completed in 2014. To see the full table, visit page 28 of the May issue.
About VM+SD

Twenty years and still going strong, the VM+SD Retail Design Firm Resource Guide offers you the latest comprehensive list of designers and firms to call upon for all those projects in the pipeline. International submissions this year took a dip while domestic and North American entrants were up slightly – more firms from the U.S. and Canada are fulfilling the need for renovations and prototype roll-outs compared to last year. International firms, from Croatia to India to Mexico, remain industry staples.

Manchester, NH: Image 4 partners with local businesses in support of latest Building on Hope volunteer project

Image 4 is lending their design and fabrication expertise to the renovation of the Opportunity Networks facility in Amherst, NH, lead by Building on Hope.

Building on Hope is a community organization of volunteers who work with builders, architects and designers to provide physical improvements to facilities associated with non-profit service groups. Their latest project benefits Opportunity Networks, a non-profit organization that provides vocational and social services to disabled adults. The current facility is in serious need of physical and aesthetic improvements, which will enable Opportunity Networks to continue to provide high-quality services.

Image 4 is an expert in designing and building spaces that deliver an exceptional experience. For 30 years, they have helped businesses and brands across many industries tell their compelling and unique stories through immersive branded environments.  Image 4 applied their unique experience to the Opportunity Networks’ facility by developing custom graphics and design elements that will tie together the architectural elements of the building, and will inspire workers, volunteers, and clients for years to come.

Stibler Associates, a long-time partner, approached Image 4 to consider donating to the Building on Hope project. “Once we saw the good that the program was doing, we knew we had to help,” said Elizabeth Hummel, vice president of operations at Image 4. “We also asked Monadnock Paper to assist us by supporting the development of customized graphics, wallpaper, and design elements. They accepted immediately. We are excited to work with these and other local organizations to support this important community initiative.”

“We are excited for the participation of Image 4, Monadnock Paper and all our donors and volunteers. This is our largest project to-date, and it would not be possible without their support,” said Karen VanDerBeken, co-leader of Building on Hope.

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the renovated facility is scheduled for May 18, 2014. For more information about Building on Hope, visit www.buildingonhope.com.

About Image 4

Image 4 is recognized as one of the country’s premiere environmental design and fabrication firms. Image 4 design, fabricates and installs immersive and experiential spaces for banks, retail shops, corporate facilities and exhibit projects across North America and western Europe. Deliverables include site survey, interior design, ME, specifying, lighting, project management, graphics and rendering, graphic printing, fixture and wall fabrication, installation, exterior signage and removal/refurbishment.

 

Concord, NH: Image 4 CEO Jeff Baker recognized with Cornerstone Award from NHBSR

Jeff Baker, Founder and CEO of Image 4, recognized as a “Top 50” environmental branding and marketing firm, has created a business that mirrors his values. His core belief is that a company can create value for clients, employees and the community, and this belief has not gone unnoticed.

Image 4 is nationally recognized for their environmentally-sustainable trade show exhibits and built environments with a portfolio of over 60 LEED certified projects.  Jeff’s impact can also be seen in workplace practices and support for local organizations.

The NHBSR Cornerstone award is presented to an individual, a business, or organization that exemplifies the concepts of corporate social responsibility within their organization and promotes the concepts of corporate social responsibility to the greater business community within the State of New Hampshire.

The Cornerstone Award is named for the cornerstone of a building, a significant first building block of a large and important building, which is usually laid with appropriate ceremonies. NHBSR chose the name for the award with the belief that corporate social responsibility should be a foundation of every business, a basic building block, or cornerstone, of our economy and our society.

New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan presented the award to Jeff during the NHBSR’s annual Spring Conference at the Grappone Center in Concord, NH.

For more information about Image 4, visit image4.com

For more infomation about NHBSR and the Cornerstone Award, visit NHBSR.org

Chicago, IL: Image 4 supports AgencyEA producing Hamptonality ™ Ultimate Huddle 2014

Hampton’s event producer AgencyEA called upon Image 4 to design, fabricate and launch a custom popup shop for the 2014 “Hamptonality” event. The internal event sought to engage general managers and renew enthusiasm surrounding Hampton’s unique company culture.

Image 4 designed and implemented a unique brand-immersive pop-up shop. The popup shop featured special Hampton branded merchandise as well as a collection of items dear to the heart of the Hampton brand.

Image 4 designed a 2500sf retail environment featuring strong Hampton branding, “Hamptonality” graphics, and custom fixtures and cash line.

Additionally, Image 4 designed and fabricated display fixtures for a variety of artifacts from the Hampton archives, including the industry iconic Curved Shower Curtain Rod.

For a video of the event and Image 4’s fabrications, click here.

 About Hampton Inn

We know balancing family, friends, work and other free time keeps you busy. We want to help you start your day off right. Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, you’ll always have high-quality and consistent accommodations and amenities. Enjoy a clean and fresh Hampton bed® and free Wi-Fi. Wake up each morning to our free, hot breakfast with fresh baked waffles and hearty oatmeal with toppings. Plus, you can count on friendly, helpful service and so much more. Guaranteed. If you’re not satisfied, we don’t expect you to pay. That’s our commitment and your guarantee. That’s 100% Hampton®.  More at http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com

 

About Agency EA

agencyEA is a full-service experiential & event marketing agency with a passion for pushing creative boundaries through brand activation. Learn more at www.agencyea.com

  

Portland, ME: Image 4 named Environmental Design Firm for Nova Star Ferry

After a seven-year absence, ferry service from Portland, ME to Yarmouth, NS returns this year.

“Thanks to Nova Star, world-class cruise ferry service is, for the first time, being offered between the beautiful New England State of Maine and the gorgeous Canadian Province of Nova Scotia thanks to Nova Star Cruises. Business and leisure travelers can walk or drive aboard a brand-new, state-of-the-art sailing vessel that transforms travel into an entertainment extravaganza.” said Nova Star’s Vice President of Marketing Lisa Arnold, “We chose a design firm who delivers both the capacity and the unique aesthetic this project requires”.

Image 4 will be responsible for designing and delivering the wayfinding and international Compliance package, as well as the onboard brand designs for Nova Star’s six restaurants, the Novatique Boutique shop, “Shrimps Quarters” play area, the NovaSpa, and Centruy Casino.

Concurrent projects include the Portland, ME Headquarters interior design and the new Nova Star Terminal and Loading area design.