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Sign Association Canada

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by CentralSigns, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. CentralSigns

    CentralSigns Very Active Member

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    Sort of curious who out there in Canada is a member of the Sign Association of Canada. They keep hounding me to join. They want $250 membership fee and $250 Provincial fee. How much do you get back from this association in referrals. Is it worth the $ or not. Need to ask around cause don't believe their info :Canada:
     
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    Sticky Signs Very Active Member

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    Don't know if it's worth 250 bucks but they do send you a nice plaque for your desk.
     
  3. CentralSigns

    CentralSigns Very Active Member

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    Hey sticky they want $500 now. $250 times 2. That seems like a chunk of change. Do you get referrals from them. I notice a few of the big guys are members.
     
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    Sticky Signs Very Active Member

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    No referrals yet but it's cool to say you're part of SAC.
     
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    One of the things an organization like this will do it lobby on your behalf against changes in regulations that affect your business...I know they offer advice to municipalities when they are developing sign bylaws.....
     
  6. CentralSigns

    CentralSigns Very Active Member

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    Thats cool Royster, but do you get referrals from outfits like this, or do they take/make money just to lobby.
     
  7. Tim Aucoin

    Tim Aucoin Very Active Member

    I've never been able to think of an advantage to joining SAC... other than the pretty plaque! We have other memberships displayed (ASN, Chamber, NAPP, etc...), but (at least in our market), it doesn't seem to impress customers too much who we belong to so long as we can produce their work. From what I've heard, organizations like this just tend to lobby and hold golf tournaments and such! :rolleyes:
     
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    Sticky Signs Very Active Member

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    Oh yeah, you also become a member of the American sign Assoc. too. Or, something like that.
     
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    We were SAC members for a few years but the $$ just wasn't worth it, I think we joined once because there was a local show/conference that was almost free for members and non-members fee were as much as a membership.
    We've been members of SGIA for 10 years now. Been to a few training sessions and shows. The added valve you get off the website as a member is worth it IMO
     
  10. royster13

    royster13 Very Active Member

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    This note came by email today:

    Sign Association of Canada - BC Chapter

    To Members of the BC Sign Industry,

    The BC Sign Association - BC Chapter has been presented with a wonderful opportunity. The municipalities of Sooke and Whiterock are both in the process of updating their sign bylaws, and we have been invited to assist in the process.

    This is a chance for our industry to voice opinions and request changes. If your business takes you into either of these regions, please give some thought as to what improvements you would like to see. We cannot guarantee that the municipalities will implement all our suggestions, but will be negotiating on your behalf.

    In addition to your suggestions, we will be referring to the model bylaw developed by the International Sign Association. This guide was well-researched, and has been developed to be fair to both the sign industry and the planning departments of the cities we deal with.

    We would appreciate receiving your comments and suggestions by Aug, 6th 2010.

    If you would like more information about this, please contact David Atkinson. We have also set up a Facebook group called SAC-BC, and we will post more information there.

    Sincerely,

    David Atkinson
    Sr. Permit Coordinator
    SAC-BC Director
    Cell: 250-488-2327
    Sign Association of Canada
     
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