2 0 2 0 M E M B E R S H I P D I R E C T O R Y I L L I N O I S S I G N A S S O C I A T I O N P a g e | 8 LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS And please join in on the Member get a Member Campaign and invite a friend or colleague from the sign industry to become part of our group. As Brian Newton of Parvin Clauss stated “while it may seem natural to protect yourself from competition, in reality a business gains by affiliating with like-minded businesses.” Working together on industry issues and sharing knowledge has many benefits. Help us identify other sign companies to become members. Reach out to them or forward the contact to the office and we'll reach out. VOLUNTEER TO JOIN A COMMITTEE in 2020! Committees of the ISA have the responsibility to execute actions, tactics, and strategies in support of the organization’s values, vision and mission. Committee goals and appointments are assigned at the beginning of each year. Committee chairs will make periodic updates to the president officers and board. AUCTION COMMITTEE…The auction committee is responsible for fundraising primarily focused on our scholarship activities and association operations during the fall conference. MAURY ELY COMMITTEE…The Maury Ely committee is responsible for the promotion and review of nominations for the award and the ultimate selection of the award honoree. MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE…The membership development committee’s role is to identify programs, activities, and services that will enhance membership for sign companies and the allied trade members and to coordinate the Regional Meet and Greet Events. The committee will develop a list of key challenges and needs in the industry providing guidance for educational sessions, regional events and media content. In addition, this committee has the responsibility to foster an environment with tactics for membership recruitment and growth. CONFERENCE PROGRAM COMMITTEE…The conference program committee is responsible for the overall vision and staging of conferences and expositions. Duties include the identification and selection of speakers, sessions, panels and other activities which may include a trade expo, Designer’s Symposium, golf outing, awards banquet, and other social and networking experiences. SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE…The scholarship committee is responsible for the standards, promotion, management, and selection of candidates. The preliminary budget is $3000 of scholarships to be awarded. SIGN DESIGN COMMITTEE…The sign design committee is responsible for the annual design contest which includes the promotion and evaluation of award winners in categories for recognizing excellence in the sign industry. The committee meets once in person 4-6 weeks prior to the fall conference to review all the submittals and determines the category 1st and 2nd place winners. “The Best of the Best” award will be chosen from the winners by ballot of conference participants during the fall meeting. CHICAGO SIGN CODE TASK FORCE…The goal of this initiative is to bring improvements and accelerated permit approval times in the City of Chicago. Working with city officials, the Small Business Advisory Council and the International Sign Association, ISA representatives will be responsible for promoting, surveying, and representing the Illinois sign industry. WEBSITE / SOCIAL MEDIA WORK GROUP…This assignment is responsible for the monitoring and upgrading of our website and Facebook page as well as other social media applications and overall digital efficiencies for the organization. DROP a line to ISA HQ and we’ll connect you to your Committee Chair!

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