The Charlotte Hornets announced today that the organization has entered into a multi-year agreement with Gastonia, N.C.-based ImageMark Business Services Inc. to serve as the official signage partner of the Charlotte Hornets.

As the official signage partner of the Hornets, ImageMark will be responsible for the print production and installation of all signs, banners and branding graphics both inside and outside of Time Warner Cable Arena for Hornets games and arena events. This partnership also includes ImageMark’s ability to utilize Hornets marks and logos, advertising in the Hornets’ game-night program and hospitality elements.

“We are proud to welcome ImageMark to the Hornets family,” said Hornets President & COO Fred Whitfield. “We are excited to work with a local company that has a proven track record of both quality production and unmatched customer service.”

“ImageMark has served clients nationwide with a variety of communication technologies, but it’s simply thrilling to bring our expertise home to Charlotte and showcase our capabilities for fans, businesses and our hometown team,” said Walter Payne, president of ImageMark Business Services Inc. “We are proud of this partnership with the Charlotte Hornets and look forward to raising the bar.”

About Hornets Sports & Entertainment
Hornets Sports & Entertainment owns the Charlotte Hornets and operates Charlotte’s Time Warner Cable Arena.  The Charlotte Hornets are a member of the NBA’s Southeast Division.  Owned by NBA Legend Michael Jordan, the Hornets organization strives to deliver a relentless attack on the court, an unmatched experience in the stands and a positive impact throughout the community.  The name of the city’s original NBA team from 1988-2002, the Hornets moniker returned to Charlotte in May 2014, uniting the rich history of NBA basketball in the Carolinas.  Time Warner Cable Arena is the premier destination for sports and entertainment in the Carolinas, hosting over 150 sporting events, concerts and family shows annually.  For more information, please visit or

About ImageMark Business Services Inc.
The 90-year-old company offers customized content marketing and print-related services to companies committed to improving return on investment in marketing initiatives. ImageMark has built a reputation for being the Southeast’s premier web-based printing partner to meet demanding marketing needs through its technological capabilities. ImageMark serves national and international corporations. For more information, visit

Media Contacts:
For Hornets:             Mike Cristaldi, 704-688-8866,

For ImageMark:        Crystal Emerick, ASPIRE Communications, 704-361-5230


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