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December 5, 2007 > Win $5,000 for Designing a Logo

Win $5,000 for Designing a Logo

Submitted By Corazon Sumagaysay

PostalAnnex+ of Hayward is letting local residents know about a company-wide contest that could award someone with $5,000. Annex Brands, franchisor of PostalAnnex+, Handle With Care:Packaging Store, Sunshine Pack & Ship, and SPS Moving, is seeking entries in a contest to design a new logo for the Annex Brands' name.

Entries will be accepted up to midnight on Sunday, Dec. 16. Full details can be found by visiting

"We're sure that there are tons of talented, creative designers in the Hayward area, and we wanted them to know that this could be their shot to place their mark on a big company," said Corazon Sumagaysay, owner of PostalAnnex+ of Hayward, located at 30166 Industrial Pkwy SW. "This is an exciting time for our company as we continue to grow in our industry. Now we just need a logo."

Annex Brands was formerly known as Postal Annex+, Inc. until September 20, 2007. Steve Goble, vice president of marketing communications for the company said, "After our acquisition of the Packaging Store brand in early-September, we repositioned the corporation's name to better reflect all of our brands' contributions, not just one. 'Annex' is an acknowledgment of our roots in PostalAnnex+, and 'Brands' reflects our strength in the future as a multi-system operation."

Goble said all current franchise locations will continue to operate under their existing brand names while only the corporate name has been changed. The company currently franchises over 400 retail and commercial shipping and business service centers in 35 states.

Jack Lentz, founder and CEO of Annex Brands, Inc., started Postal Annex+, Inc. in 1985 when he saw an unmet need for finding many office services offered under one roof. "I was working out of my house and found myself making a drive to two, three, four different places to get copies, send faxes, and ship packages," said Lentz.

As a result, Lentz opened up the first PostalAnnex+ in 1985, sharing a wall with the U.S. Post Office in the University City area of San Diego, CA. That location is still in operation today as well as over 300 franchise locations established since that time. In 2006, the company acquired the franchise system of Sunshine Pack & Ship and SPS Moving locations, concentrated mainly in the South. The Sunshine purchase extended the company's reach not only into new states but also into new shipping methods with the addition of freight and van line services. Just a year later in Sept. 2007, the company increased its depth in the shipping industry with the acquisition of the 68-store Handle With Care:Packaging Store system. The addition opened 11 new states for Annex Brands locations, bringing the total to 35 served.

For more information on PostalAnnex+ of Hayward, contact Corazon Sumagaysay at (510) 487-4017. For details on the logo contest, please visit

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