Working with career and technical educators is crucial to ensuring the sign, graphics and visual communications industry has the skilled workforce it needs to expand and maintain its place as one of the fastest growing industries in the world.
Four years ago today, the Reed v. Town of Gilbert's unanimous ruling affirmed that sign regulations cannot be content-based, and since forced thousands of communities across America to revise their local ordinances to make sure they don’t violate the First Amendment rights of sign users.
Each year, ISA gathers information on the current issues, opportunities and challenges facing the on-premise sign, graphics and visual communications industry. Would you please participate in this year's survey?
This year's multidisciplinary event welcomed almost 800 attendees, including 50 students and planners who were accepted into the 2018 SRF Scholars Program, for two days of education and a tour of Las Vegas' iconic signs in the famous Neon Museum.
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.
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.
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.
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.