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Nikki Smith

Distinguished Alumna May 2019

Nikki Smith moved to Winter Haven at the age of five and has truly made this community her home. A Winter Haven High School graduate, she earned her Polk State Associate in Arts degree in 1991. Smith’s skills in technology, her passion for innovation, and her desire for excellence in customer service served as motivators to start her own printing company.

In 2001 she founded ASAP Prints in her home. Today, ASAP occupies a 7500-square-foot building and is a full-service commercial print shop specializing in large-format graphics and promotional products. ASAP Prints works with clients at all stages in the advertising process, from designing and conceptualizing marketing materials to print fulfillment. In addition to local businesses, Smith’s company boasts a national clientele list including Chick-Fil-A, Integrated Supply Network, Safety Products, Google, and numerous other national and local businesses.

Smith and ASAP Prints have received several awards and recognitions. The company has earned the Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award and has been a Bright House Regional Business Awards Finalist. Additionally, ASAP was named to the List of Top 50 Women-Owned Businesses by the Tampa Bay Business Journal, and it ranked 23 in the nation for Reader’s Choice Best-of-the-Best Wide-Format and Signage Shops.

Smith is committed to life-long learning and has attended Dartmouth University’s Leadership and Strategic Impact Program, Google’s Digital Excellence Program, and Disney’s Approach to Business Excellence at the Disney Institute.

From her adoption at nine months old, Nikki feels fortunate and grateful to be living the American Dream. She is passionate about giving back to the community, investing in education, and serving the greater good. As of 2019, ASAP has awarded more than $22,000 in Polk State College scholarships. Nikki is married to Ed Smith, who is also a Polk State alumnus, and they have two sons: Stephen and Daniel. She is dedicated to living life with purpose.