I have a diploma in Environmental Technology from NAIT and have spent the last 17 years of my career (14 with one company) in consulting working for the Corporate Giants of Oil and Gas. I started my career with a small family-owned business and as we grew, we were sold twice (to a larger company each time). As time went on, I began to miss the individual contact you get from a small business and I didn’t find myself enjoying the direction my career was heading as I once did. When the price of oil dropped, I took that as a sign and decided on a career change. Nervous and unsure, I evaluated what I enjoyed most about my previous career and what I would like to do going forward. Dealing with people, troubleshooting and coordinating moved to the top of my list. So…here I am!
I enjoy working with small businesses, entrepreneurs and professionals from all disciplines. With many of my skills interchangeable, the primary ones are Customer Focus with a Can-Do attitude and I most definitely bring that with me.
In my personal time I co-raise two highly energetic boys (ages 5 and 8). They are a handful and definitely keep me busy. When they aren’t with me, you will often find me competing at dog shows with my Golden Retriever. Whether it is Agility, Rally, Obedience or the infamous Conformation Ring, training with him over the past 11 years has been my hobby and most definitely a pleasure.
Please stop by and say hello, I would love to answer any and all questions that you have, whether it be about a career change yourself and starting a new business, cleaning stains off kids shirts or what brush to use on a long coated dog. If I don’t have the answer, I promise you that I will get it for you.
An artistic flare sparked the creation of Fort McMurray based TS Signs Printing and Promo nearly 35 years ago when Theresa Keeping’s talent and industry experience led her to pursue entrepreneurship. Today, NABI is proud to welcome TS Signs to our Campbell location as one of our newest tenants!
Angel Keeping, Senior Sales and Graphic Consultant, is occupying one of our office spaces and we had the pleasure of sitting down with her to learn more about the company.
“My parents, Theresa and Simon, started the business when I was a teenager and originally ran it out of our basement,” recounted Keeping. “They both worked very hard to build it into a quality resource for businesses and people in the Fort McMurray area.”
All signage was hand painted at the onset, which was Theresa’s specialty. Eventually, the duo had to learn how to create and print computer generated graphics to keep up with technology and consumer demand. It was a significant transition, but helped push TS Signs towards its continuous goal of becoming Northern Alberta’s sign solution company.
“The growth in Fort McMurray played a huge role in the company’s development over the years,” explained Keeping. “There’s also a lot of support to shop local in the community, which helped the business expand.”
Today, TS Signs is a second-generation family business that employs a team of 20 and produces client projects in a 10,000 square foot facility. Most clients are based out of Fort McMurray, but the company is focusing on expanding to the Edmonton Capital Region.
“Some of our clients moved their offices, or part of their offices, to Edmonton during the wildfire evacuation and remain here,” Keeping shared. “They’ve kind of followed us into the market, which is nice.”
Keeping has been working out of Edmonton for roughly four years, mostly with Fort McMurray based clients, and is happy to have a formal work-space at NABI to assist with penetrating our region’s market.
"It’s really nice to be in this location,” said Keeping. “There are so many other businesses around us, so we like it a lot.”
Keeping looks forward to connecting with other NABI tenants and reaching out to local businesses to learn about their signage and promotional needs. Be sure to say hello if you see her in the office or at an event and join us in welcoming TS Signs to our exceptional group of tenants!
To learn more about TS Signs or to contact Angel Keeping, visit www.tssigns.com or call 780.790.1945.
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