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For the second year in a row, Minuteman Press in Manassas, owned by local residents Michael and Oksana Rodzianko, will print the 60+ art banners selected as winners of Historic Downtown Manassas’ Banner Art Competition. The winning banners, submitted by artists in Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C., will be on display in Historic Downtown Manassas in the spring through fall 2016 season. Along with this, Minuteman will produce a “walking brochure” with a photo of each image, the title, the artist’s name and a short paragraph description. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top juried piece and a People’s Choice piece.
According to Debbi Haight, Executive Director of Historic Manassas, Inc., which oversees the contest, when Minuteman Press produced last year’s winning banners, they all thoroughly enjoyed the project. PWL The Rodziankos developed a good rapport with the city, and they were asked to come back this year to be part of the judge’s panel for the art contest.
Haight applauded Minuteman Press, saying the shop provided the city with first class service and quality.
Michael said they produce top-quality banners for a very reasonable price. “We do not skimp on quality,” said Michael. “Last year’s banners spent all summer in the blazing sun and never showed the least bit of fading or other wear and tear.”
But it’s more than just that for Michael and Oksana. “If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the years, it’s that no amount of technology can replace the human touch. That’s why we hire only the most qualified individuals to serve on our team. We look for people that share our philosophy that your business is our business,” Michael said.
Michael and Oksana Rodzianko are not native to Manassas, but it holds a special place in their hearts, Michael said. They originally relocated here for work, only knowing about three people in the area. “From a standing start, we discovered a welcoming society that included us in their lives and provided us a fertile place to put down roots. We love our home. We love the people who have welcomed us here. This place started as a location, but has become a home and has warmed our souls.
“We feel honored to have been selected by Historic Manassas and the City for their public displays. We are both proud and humbled to be allowed to take part in these projects that enhance our home city.”
For more information on Minuteman Press in Manassas, visit minutemanpressmanassas.com.