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Representing the Sign Industry to Planners


Over 300 planners attended ISA's two education sessions at the annual planning conference, including a "Planning for Sign Code Success"-meets-TED Talk workshop and a panel presentation on "Regulating Historic Signs." The sessions featured planners, sign manufacturers, attorneys, and historic preservationists, and were moderated by James Carpentier, ISA's Director of State and Local Government Affairs. Read More »

ISA Sign Expo 2019 Dealt Winning Hand


ISA International Sign Expo® 2019 dealt a winning hand in Las Vegas, closing with an attendance of 20,600, surpassing the 2017 event. But the event was about more than numbers, as it provided business-building ideas and products to help sign, graphics, print and visual communications companies deliver innovative and exciting projects. The 235,000-sq.-ft. tradeshow floor marked the first time to see many new products, ranging from new printers to new software. Read More »

Kevin Stotmeister, Federal Heath, Announces Retirement


Stotmeister will retain Chief Executive Officer responsibilities for the remainder of 2019, promoting current Executive VP & Chief Operating Officer, Sid Rasnick, to succeed him as President. Read More »

Troy Crocker Awarded for Service


Troy Crocker, co-owner of Faces in Pelham, Alabama, was presented the Kirk L. Brimley Distinguished Service Award at ISA International Sign Expo® 2019 in Las Vegas. ISA Sign Expo is the sign, graphics and visual communications industry's leading tradeshow. Read More »

2020 Co-Location with Impressions Expo


ISA International Sign Expo® 2020 and Impressions Expo (formerly the Imprinted Sportswear Show) will co-locate next spring, with a combined tradeshow space topping 350,000 square feet. ISA Sign Expo is the on-premise sign and visual communications industry's largest expo. Impressions Expo is the premier tradeshow for the imprinted and decorated apparel industry. Read More »

Mark Stein Named Sign Code Champion


Mark Stein, second-generation owner and president of ESCO Manufacturing and Stein Sign Display in Watertown, South Dakota, served on his community's ad hoc sign committee and volunteers on his community's planning commission and board of adjustments. His active involvement with and passion to help ensure reasonable sign regulations, earned him the 2019 ISA Sign Code Champion award, presented during ISA International Sign Expo® 2019. Read More »

ISA Sign Expo 2019 Opens


ISA International Sign Expo® 2019 is ready to open its doors, drawing some 20,000 sign, graphics and visual communications professionals to the 235,000-plus square foot trade show floor. Read More »

New Strategic Insights Paper: Extended Reality


ISA has released its second Strategic Insight paper, Extended Reality: Expanding the Definition of Sign Interaction, exploring the impact of mixed/extended/augmented/virtual reality. This Strategic Insights paper is authored by Jonathan Josephson, founder of Quantum Interface. Read More »

Industry Outlook Positive in 2019


A variety of outside factors have created a cautious environment when it comes to spending, according to the ISA Sign Industry Quarterly Economic Report for the first quarter of 2019. Still, some commodity prices make now an optimal time to purchase, before anticipated price increases in the second half of the year. Read More »

Nekoosa Adds Optically Clear Option


Nekoosa expands its Mojave Digital Media® Hi-Stat portfolio to include Opti-Cling, an 8 mil. optically clear cling vinyl, in 54"x50 yd. and 54"x150 yd. rolls with custom sizes available – including sheets. Read More »