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Co-Owner Of Chautauqua Sign Co. Recognized

‘Pushing Your Limits’

Chautauqua Sign Co. president and co-owner Kristie Voty was recently honored for her work in the visual design and display industry, which includes this boat wrap depicting the last supper. Submitted photo

Kristie Voty, president and co-owner of Chautauqua Sign Co. of Falconer, was recently honored for her work in the industry.

On Wednesday Signs Of The Times, a display industry magazine founded in 1906, announced Voty as a 2021 Maker of Tomorrow for her work in preserving the identity of Chautauqua Sign Co, which was opened by Greg Winter in 1992.

Joining the company in 2004, Voty began her tenure at an entry level position painting backgrounds, eventually working her way up the ladder.

During her growth as an illustrator and designer, Voty expanded her skills to include the use of Adobe Illustrator, logo design, digital wraps and banners, in addition to helping expand the firm’s client base.

“You’re constantly pushing your limits, whether it’s design, engineering, creativity,” Voty told Signs Of The Times. “Everything is pushed. And it’s extremely satisfying. Your sense of achievement every single day is through the roof.”

Now in her fourth year of running the company, Voty has helped establish Chautauqua Sign Co. as a leader in unique designs for some of Chautauqua County’s most well known businesses and organizations.

“Because we are such a small business, this recognition is quite exciting,” Voty said. “Everyone in town has seen our work, but most have no idea who has done it.”

Jamestown residents will surely recognize the work that Chautauqua Sign Co. has done on displays for the National Comedy Center, among many other local signs such as the Lewis & Lewis law firm display gracing the front of the Tew Mansion on North Main Street.

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