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 | 6 2019 Fall Conference … Connections in Galena! The ISA Fall Conference and Trades EXPO found almost 100 people in attendance representing 22 sign companies and 24 representative companies of the allied trades. The event, held October 1-3, 2019 at the Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa, was jampacked with educational content, table top exposition, an exciting keynote speaker and the “Best of the Best” sign design contest awards. In addition, more than $2000 was raised for scholarships through the raffle and silent auction. Tuesday evening, October 1, 2019 …Hospitality Suite at a beautiful resort villa. Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Morning…The annual Golf Outing was rained out sadly however the Historic Tour of Galena including President Ulysses S. Grant’s home was enjoyed by some of the guests. A very special program luncheon was introduced for the first time at the Fall Conference. The event, known as Women Leading the Industry brought together mostly women to discuss the dynamics of working in the sign industry as a woman. The conference seminar was titled The Female Leader - Passion Empowerment and Confidence and featured Cheryl Grate of Grate Signs and Katie Conroy of Poblocki Signs. They shared reflections of times in the industry when women were expected to be paid less simply because they were female. A lively discussion ensued! They suggested, that as more women enter the industry, seek to be as knowledgeable as possible, ask questions, get involved in local groups, and the sign association, and just go do it… put yourself out there with confidence! The event was a great success and will be convened again this fall at the Illinois Sign Expo and Conference.

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