Lynn Elsasser – Owner, CEO
Lynn Elsasser, moved to Fort Lauderdale to pursue their entrepreneurial dream and opened Signs By Tomorrow in December 2003 with her husband and business partner Chuck Black. After 10 successful years, together they rebranded the company to Image360. The brand is a better reflection of the services and products the company has always delivered, so the name of their company reflects what they really do!
Prior to opening Image360 – Fort Lauderdale (formerly Signs By Tomorrow – Fort Lauderdale) in December 2003, Lynn Elsasser led a number of Marketing & Communications teams in consumer packaged goods and in business-to-business marketing. Her business experience spanned over 20 years working for Fortune 500 companies, including General Mills, Marriott, Cendant, and Citibank. Lynn’s extensive background in Marketing is invaluable when consulting with clients on the ideal solution for their visual communication needs. Lynn leverages many years of project management experience and consistently delivers client projects on time and within budget!
Lynn is active in the community and spends countless hours volunteering with a goal of making our city and county a better place to live, work, and play! Lynn is a member of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. She is currently participating in Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Leadership Fort Lauderdale (Class XXIII). Lynn is a member of the Navy League National and Navy League – Fort Lauderdale Council. Additionally, Lynn serves on the City of Fort Lauderdale Green Works committee. Lynn is a Board Member and Treasurer of the Lake Ridge Civic Association. Lynn is active in the FATVillage Association where Image360 – Fort Lauderdale is located. FATVillage has is a highly successful arts and technology district in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. Lynn serves as a leader for her fellow franchisees, serving on the Franchise Advisory Board for Image360. She is a past Board Member of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), holding several positions over the years. She was instrumental in planning NAWBO’s 30th Anniversary.
Lynn earned her MBA from Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA and a BA, cum laude in Economics from Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, VA.
Image360 and Signs By Tomorrow – Fort Lauderdale have earned numerous franchise awards. The Company has twice been selected as Small Business of the Year (2008 and 2014) by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. Image360 was recognized by Wide Format magazine for its work at the Miami Dolphins Training Center (Wall graphics and Inspiring quotes in Dimensional lettering). The Sun Sentinel also featured Image360 for its innovative work with Traffic Signal Box wraps – Art in Public Places.
Chuck Black – deceased (July 11, 2016), former Chief Executive Officer
Sadly Image360 lost a key member of our Leadership team in July 2016. Partnering with his wife Lynn, Chuck helped build Image360 to the successful company it is today.
Chuck passed away unexpectedly after an illness. A Celebration of Life Service was held in July and Chuck’s final resting place will be at Arlington National Cemetery. There is a waiting list for Arlington burials and the date will be shared once it is scheduled – the timing will most likely be in 2017.
The Image360 team is humbled and proud to announce that Chuck Black was recently named Citizen of the Year for 2016 by the City of Fort Lauderdale. The Awards Ceremony will be held October 5 at 11:30 am at City Hall.
Chuck’s legacy lives on. He was a well-respected community leader and his passing has left a void for many of us.
While Chuck’s achievements are many, his greatest legacy will be his successful effort to convince the US Navy to name a ship the USS FORT LAUDERDALE. The news was announced by the Secretary of the Navy in March 2016. Chuck retired from the US Navy after a 20-year career. Chuck was a passionate supporter of our military men and women and extremely active in the Navy League. He was a Past President of the Navy League – Fort Lauderdale Council, a National Navy League Board Member, a Regional Director and an Area President.
Prior to Chuck’s and Mayor Jack Seiler’s initial meeting with the Secretary of the Navy in 2011, Chuck did extensive research on the Navy’s rich history with Fort Lauderdale. Chuck’s Navy Career and dedicated involvement with the Navy League made him a credible and convincing presenter in the meeting with SECNAV. He spent 5 years following up with the Navy to pursue his dream on behalf of our great city and community.
The USS FORT LAUDERDALE will be an amphibious transportation dock vessel (LPD28), The 684-foot vessel will be used to transport marine forces — up to 700 at a time – and their landing craft. The ship’s commissioning will occur in about 6 years. Mayor Jack Seiler honored Chuck by naming him Honorary Chair of the USS FORT LAUDERDALE Commissioning Committee.
Chuck was truly a leader in the community: He served as a Board Member of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale, Navy League of the U.S. and Navy League Fort Lauderdale Council. He chaired the Commissioning of USS JASON DUNHAM (DDG 109), USCG Cutter RICHARD ETHERIDGE (WPC 1102). Chuck was also a Co-Founder of AMERICA REMEMBERS OUR HEROES…A Tribute to the Fallen.
Chuck earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland and a Diploma in Acting from the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, Washington, DC. He performed at such venues as the Kennedy Center, Washington, DC and in New York City as well as locally in Fort Lauderdale.
Some have asked if they can pay tribute and honor Chuck for his dedication and years of service to the Fort Lauderdale community. There are two causes that were part of Chuck’s mission and dream over the last 5 years. Our suggestion for a donation in Chuck’s memory are:
USS FORT LAUDERDALE (LPD28) Commissioning Fund
Check payable to: NLUS – Fort Lauderdale Council
Memo line: USS FORT LAUDERDALE Commissioning Fund (memory of Chuck Black)
c/o NLUS – Fort Lauderdale Council*
1007 N Federal Highway, #321
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
America Remembers Our Heroes (AROH)
Checks payable to: Travis Manion Foundation
Memo line: AROH (memory of Chuck Black)
Travis Manion Foundation*
164 E State Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
*NLUS – Fort Lauderdale Council and Travis Manion Foundation are 501(c)(3) organizations.