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Sign Associations Benefit? or Not?

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by CentralSigns, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. CentralSigns

    CentralSigns Very Active Member

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    I was wondering if anyone out there is a member of the Sign Association of Canada. I think they may be affiliated with the American version. Is it worth the money? We are a small company with 2 employees, and don't make a ton of money, due to our geographic location, small towns. We have printing our own equipment and are looking to bring a bucket truck into our operation. Are the training courses they offer worthwhile? Whats the lowdown both good and bad?
     
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  2. visual800

    visual800 Very Active Member

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    Associations and Clubs and whatever other BS out there people can think of joining is nothing but a waste of time. We can cluster these into the chamber of commerce, the BBB and National Assoc for Small Biz. Nothing but a waste of money and a waste of time.

    Save your money for other worthier things
     
  3. Kylend Butler

    Kylend Butler New Member

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    If you were is SC I could give you a good deal on a bucket truck and even a boom truck, I been down scaling because I also teach commercial graphics now so we manly do prints and cars graphics, things people can bring to me, but we still do a few larger scale jobs but I can always rent something beats paying insurance on them all year if I am only maybe using them twice. Save your money for bid packages we bid on them a few times a year like the Pepsi trucks around here and sometimes we get them.
     
  4. zmatalucci

    zmatalucci Very Active Member

    Unless they make you money, I wouldn't even bother. That being said, nearly all of them take your money, so the writing is on the wall.
     
  5. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    I support the USSC. Mostly because they do a ton of work on sign effectiveness reasearch which helps challenge a lot of the stupid sign codes being written. They also
    have other member benefits like "group insurance".
     
  6. CentralSigns

    CentralSigns Very Active Member

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    I get wahet ya all are saying both sides of the replies, but does no one have success stories from belonging to these organizations. This one is affiliated with ISA.
     
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