For printing industry leader Beth Walker, the passion to help companies build their business, is what fuels her. As the owner of a successful printing company, Beth has seen it all from major economic challenges to unparalleled success in her business.
Beth Walker has purchased 8 printing businesses in all, under the Hillview Design Print Media umbrella. It all started when she was working for Rainbow Press in San Jose, California, in 1997. The then owner decided to sell Rainbow Press. Beth who had worked in printing all along, decided to take the plunge and buy the company.
As with any new venture, the first year was slow, but only for a short while. The company grew from $287K the first year to over $400K within the next few years. Beth invested in building strong relationships with her clients, rather than “just selling.” People came to her through word-of-mouth advertising. That set the ball rolling and she bought Hillview Printing in Milpitas in 2004 that almost doubled the size of Rainbow Press. She kept the Hillview Printing name. Beth was on a journey of becoming a printing conglomerate. She bought Murphy’s printing in 2005, when its owner approached her for the deal, She took over CC Graphics, Impress 2000, and Innovative Print Media in 2008-09 and Campbell Graphics in 2012. Most recently, Beth bought Norman Paul’s Print Center in Campbell in October 2017. Overall sales for 2017 are expected to top over $1.4 Million. “I am proud of my accomplishments,” said a beaming Beth. “We have come out of the 'bad economies' a little bruised but stronger than ever!”
Beth is a philanthropist who believes in paving the way forward. She embodies cooperative networking. She has been a part of many groups and given her innate quality to help. She has won Local Member of the Year, National Member of the Year, and many Excellence Awards. But her most ‘prized’ award is the Spirit of Success Award by AT&T Yellow Pages. She was the only one from the entire Western region that year to be handpicked for this prestigious award.
Beth is currently involved in the Silver Creek Networking Group, Silicon Valley Business Breakfast group and the Polka Dot Powerhouse (a national women’s networking group). She takes the most pride in helping women entrepreneurs grow their businesses.
She is a great mentor and if you have questions about building your own business or buying out another company, feel free to invite her for coffee! She is more than willing to give you some robust insights. Her resilience, business acumen, and compassion will definitely redefine how you do business.
In San Jose 408-287-1147
In South County 408-779-6960
Sales — Ext 101
Customer Service — Ext 103
Graphics Dept Ext — 104
5542 Monterey Rd, #207
San Jose, CA 95148
19715 Hale Ave.
Morgan Hill, CA 95037