Our Story

Madison Avenue was founded in 1993 by Steve Hall and Charlie Wiemers, two old friends who ran across each other in the DC suburbs, decades after they’d played together on their Chicago-area high school soccer team. Both were accomplished executives with successful corporate careers. Both were looking for something entrepreneurial and fun to build. Both had young families to support. Neither had ever made a sign.

But they had a vision. Where others just saw vinyl, paint, and plastic, they saw an opportunity to bring creativity and professionalism to an industry that needed a bit of both. Along the way, they discovered that their best customers shared their values: quality, reliability, and true partnership. It has been 25 years since Steve and Charlie launched Madison Avenue, but we feel like we are just getting started.


Our Mission


Madison Avenue is 100% focused on meetings and events. We don’t make birthday banners, business cards, or Beware of Dog signs. Instead, we focus relentlessly on bringing meeting and event planners the finest assortment of meeting-support products and graphics to creatively accessorize and brand any event.

We are proud to count many of the nation’s leading corporations, non-profits, and meeting management companies as our clients. We have earned that by listening closely, developing functional, value-based products, standing by our promises, and always delivering on time.


Our Process

  • Ordering

    Give us a call, send an email or order directly on our website. Then go ahead and forward your art files and instructions through our website’s user-friendly FTP site. But first, take a look at our website’s Art Guidelines to make sure your files are properly configured. Here’s the link -- http://meetingsigns.com/art-guidelines/. But feel free to call us with any questions.

  • Proofing

    We will assign your order a Project Manager (PM) who will contact you to review your order details and start the process moving forward. Work with your PM until all the details match your vision. We’ll then email you proof to review and/or adjust. Nothing is printed or produced until we receive your email approval.

  • Production 

    Once your approval is received, our Production Team goes into action. When the smoke clears, both Production and your Project Manager carefully inspect all elements of your order. This last procedure ensures that all the items are included, and the graphics match the proof you approved.

  • Shipping

    Following quality control checks, our Shipping Manager expertly packages and ships your order. Once it leaves our dock, you will receive a notification email from notify@quickbase.com with your tracking information.

Our Team

Our people are our most important asset. We are proud that so many on our staff have been with us for the past two decades, and we are excited to see our newer team members grow and develop.

Everyone on the Madison Avenue team is committed to meeting the highest standards of quality, reliability, and professionalism.

Meet The Team