i M A G E S – N e w s l e t t e r o f t h e 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 | 3 President’s Message …..Continued from previous page Finally, I wanted to take a moment to honor one of our founders. Paul Corrington was the former owner of C. Bendsen Company. Eventually that company became Bendsen Signs and Graphics. Paul was also one of the founding members of the Illinois Signs Association. Paul was the very first recipient of the Mary Ely Award; the highest award that our association bestows. Without question, Paul was one of the giants in our industry. He was a real “sign man”. He loved this association, and even in retirement, followed the happenings of the Illinois Sign Association very closely. Paul passed away on August 29th at the age of 94. While many who read his newsletter may never have known Paul, many did and remember his with great fondness. Are we ready to be the cowboys and cowgirls of our industry? Are we willing to look in the mirror each day, and without saying a word, know the code that we will live by and conduct ourselves that day. For me, it is a work in progress. I rely on each of you to help make me be better. For all of us, it’s the Paul Corrington’s of the world who helped pave the before us so that we might be the best we can be. What are you going to do today to “leave it better than you found it?”

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