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SignLab.net opens in Delano

02/03/2014 5:00 AM

02/03/2014 7:03 AM

WICHITA — When Chris Ridder quit his job at a Wichita sign company a week ago, he told his employer – a friend – he was looking for a new opportunity.

Now Ridder is opening his own sign shop.

"This is the new opportunity," he says.

"After you're together so long, you either get married or you get divorced, so I guess we're getting divorced."

The shop, which opens today, is SignLab.net.

"That just gives everybody instant access to where my website is," Ridder says.

He has a storefront, too, in 2,500 square feet at 1712 W. Douglas in Delano.

SignLab.net will sell banners, posters, aluminum signs, vehicle displays and real estate signs, among others.

"The list is pretty long," Ridder says.


About Carrie Rengers

Carrie Rengers joined The Eagle's Business team in 2002 despite her inability to even balance a checkbook. Fortunately for her, and readers, her Have You Heard? blog is about business scoops and contains lots of news but almost no math.

A Michigan native, Carrie’s father was quite tragically transferred to Little Rock, Ark., in the middle of her sophomore year of high school. To make matters worse, her parents put her in a girls school. She recovered, though, and went on to enjoy being an English major at Hendrix College (the Harvard of the Ozarks, don’t you know). She worked for the weekly Arkansas Business and the statewide daily Arkansas Democrat-Gazette before moving to Wichita to be with her favorite writer and cook, husband Joe Stumpe.

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