My experience in the ISA Elite Class

Posted by Zach Wenger on May 31, 2018

It’s difficult to put into words how great of an experience the ISA Elite program, and the ISA (International Sign Association) Sign Expo in general was because I don’t think there’s a word that would suffice. Boarding the plane in Milwaukee, I was a bit nervous because I had no idea what to expect. I had never been to an expo before, let alone part of an elite group. After meeting everyone and seeing the show floor, all of those nerves went away.

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First Light On Some Favorite New Concepts In Lighting

Posted by Evan Hunt - Guest Blogger on Mar 21, 2018

The advancement of lighting technologies over the last few years can be compared to the internet craze that swept the country in the 1990's. It's all happening with incredible speed and breadth. 

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What You Need to Know Before Creating a New Business Sign

Posted by John Wachniak on Mar 9, 2018

When coaching our customers through the sign design and installation process, we find ourselves educating our customers about best practices in sign design and placement. What works on paper, may not be the best for a sign, after all. Here are a few simple yet important tips on what to look for in your next sign or Electronic Message Center (EMC).

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What is it like to be on a Swing Stage?

Posted by E.V. Thompson on Oct 6, 2017

On the job with our sign installers

Most of the time you don't see them. You see their machines, their partners, their barricades, but you don't often see THEM. They are the ones harnessed high above the ground, to buckets and ropes and platforms.

They are the high rise sign installers

Like their counterparts who keep windows sparkling and who construct tall buildings, the high rise installers are a special breed of skill, talent and guts.

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When is a Sign not just a Sign?

Posted by Ramona Marenda on Mar 10, 2017

Many people are of the mindset that signs are “just signs.” After all, what does a sign have to accomplish other than say who you are as a company?  Let’s consider that for a minute: a sign tells WHO YOU ARE.  Just as your daily wardrobe is a reflection of who you are personally, your business sign is a reflection of your brand. And that, as any marketer will tell you, is when a sign becomes more than “just a sign.”

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Do a Double Check Now, Upgrade Later

Posted by Tim Hagen on Dec 27, 2016


Now that the weather is cold, outdoor electrical work is tricky. Holiday lighting is done for this year, but it’s a perfect time to consider next year’s display.

Whether you own a business, manage a property or just want great exterior lighting for your home, having the right electrical outlets can make or break your outdoor lighting and décor. Here are four things to consider as you move through your 2016 holiday set-up and take-down.

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LED Sign and Lighting Technology: A Good Investment

Posted by John Wachniak on Jul 22, 2016

We’ve seen an increase in the number of businesses retrofitting neon signs with LED lights. Others are integrating LED electronic message centers into their traditional signage. Here’s what might be behind the decision to upgrade.

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LEDs vs Traditional Holiday Lighting

Posted by E.V. Thompson on Jan 4, 2016

The holidays are over. You’ve finally tossed all your old half-lit strings of lights in the recycle bin. Before you head to the clearance section of your local hardware store, consider the benefits of LED lighting over traditional lighting.

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4 Things Your Competitor Can Teach You About Business Sign Trends

Posted by John Wachniak on Oct 15, 2014

Business signs are essential, yet companies often fail to harness their power. A discreet sign will not only fail to garner the public's attention, but it will portray your business as behind the times.

Have you noticed key elements of your competitor’s business signs that have helped them stand out and get noticed?

By following these sign trends for businesses, you will be able to grab the public's attention and ensure a prospective or current customer never forgets your business.

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4 Considerations When Choosing An Outdoor Business Sign Location

Posted by John Wachniak on Oct 3, 2014

Whether you are launching a brand new location and need a new business sign or simply replacing the old sign for your business, several key factors must be addressed from conceptualization to installation. From the planning stages to final installation, every decision you make has the potential to affect your overall marketing strategy. Keep in mind these four considerations when choosing the location for an outdoor sign for your business.

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