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Opportunities for Progress in Chicago


On May 20, 2019, Chicago's citizens elected Lori Lightfoot. Mayor Lightfoot has already taken an important step towards improving sign codes by signing Executive Order 2019-2, which aims to eliminate aldermanic prerogative. The goal of this Executive Order is not to remove aldermanic input on issues like signs, but to put an end to an alderman's ability to unilaterally approve, affirm, block, or veto a departmental decision on administrative items. Read More »

Help is just a click away!


Looking to recruit the best employees? More than half of companies in the sign, graphics and visual communications industry have difficulty in finding qualified workers to hire. ISA has solutions to help you find skilled employees to fill this gap. Read More »

White Paper Explores Visual Communications


Visual communications are an important link in the relationship between brands and customers, and print providers have a role to play. That's the reason behind a new ISA white paper, Navigating the Visual Communication Space: A How-To Guide. Read More »

Are Tariffs Impacting Your Business?


Trade policy is back in the news. The Trump administration recently added a 25% tariff to many Chinese products and removed tariffs on steel and aluminum from Mexico and Canada. If your business is being adversely affected by these tariffs, we'd like your feedback. Read More »

Sign MFG Day makes a difference


Taking place on Friday, October 4, sign, graphics and visual communications companies are opening their doors to show students how exiting, engaging and rewarding a career in the sign industry can be. Read More »

Mobile Crane Operator Evaluation Form


As of February 2019, OSHA requires employers to evaluate the competency of crane operators and their ability to work safely. ISA has released a new resource for ISA members, the Mobile Crane Operator Evaluation Form, that is designed to assist you with this obligation. Read More »

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 »