BELFAST — Even in these challenging times, entrepreneurs will press ahead and make things happen. In Belfast, a few new businesses have opened up or changed hands despite the uncertain retail environment, and IMAGES Belfast, LLC is one of them.
Occupying the left side of the historic Steego Building at 15 Main Street, IMAGES Belfast is a rebirth of the steadfast print and copy center and office supply shop that Belfast has come to rely on, according to IMAGES, in a news release. IMAGES Belfast has a wide variety of services available to the community that range from basic office supplies and custom order requests for items not stocked in house, to self-service or staff assisted printing and copying, and graphic design services.
“New owner Shawna N.M. Barnes hopes that when the community thinks of IMAGES Belfast, they know that it is their one stop shop for all their business needs,” said the store.
Barnes describes it as a “small business boutique, if you will,” that focuses on the customer experience.
Owner and graphic designer Shawna Barnes is assisted in the store by Linda Foster who runs the “front of the house” where she can help make sure you get the supplies you need, according to the release. Pam Colson is the face of Mark’s Printing House – a DBA under IMAGES Belfast, LLC – that services Maine’s municipalities for all their supply and form needs.
Barnes is a US Army Iraqi war Veteran. After her medical retirement from the Army in 2011 she had an uphill battle while she struggled to find a team of doctors to help identify what was ailing her.
“After 8 long years, a great care team was finally established, she got the proper care and treatment for disabilities, and was given the chance to go from being home bound to working as a graphic designer at what was once County Copy and Print Center owned by Terry St. Peter,” said IMAGES.
She was hired as the graphic designer in August 2019.
“And now here we are – coming around full circle – and celebrating the advancement of growth to the new owner of the ‘copy shop’ Belfast has come to know and love,” said the store.