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Membership Category Descriptions

National Sign Company
A business engaged in the sale or lease of signs, graphics, visual communications and/or related services to final users who operate in a multi-state, multi-province or national market area.

Local/Custom Sign Company
A business located within the United States or Canada engaged in the sale or lease of signs, graphics, visual communications and/or related services to final users who operate in a single-state or local market area. 

International Local Sign and Graphics Company
Local/custom sign and graphics company located outside the United States and Canada.

Supplier
A business engaged in the manufacture and sale of materials, subassemblies, fabricated components, equipment, signs, software or services to distributors or sign companies. Distributors for a single manufacturer are considered suppliers.

Distributor
A business engaged in the storage and resale of materials, subassemblies, fabricated components, equipment or software from multiple suppliers to sign companies.

Sign Buyer/End-user
A business that purchase signs for advertising itself, i.e. an end user/retail shop.

Non-Profit
A non-profit sign association or other non-profit organization.

Public Sector
An organization or person that provides services to citizens but does not directly design, produce, manufacture or distribute signage products/service, i.e. planners, government officials.

Related Organization
A firm that conducts business for or within the sign industry, i.e. designers, consultants.