1. Increase Your Profit and Protect Your Sustainability
How often are you able to step away from your shop to connect with your peers and learn about what is happening in our industry that may impact your business? As a SAC-ACE member, you get resources, information and education to help your company be more profitable, more sustainable, more productive, more credible and more competitive.
2. Get Inside Information
SAC-ACE works with regulators across Canada to ensure a fair and transparent business environment for you to serve your clients. As a SAC-ACE member, you have a seat at the table and inside information about the direction of the regulatory environment. You also have direct access to SAC’s Director of Legislation and Government Affairs.
3. Be Part of the Bigger Picture
All sign company members receive complimentary membership with the International Sign Association. ISA is the largest community of sign companies, service providers, and end-users in the world. This is a tremendous source of resources and education for you and your employees. www.signs.org. Make the valuable connections you need to expand your business. By engaging in SAC-ACE events you have the opportunity to initiate, move things forward and create progress! Connect with other sign company professionals and suppliers at local, regional and national events. Learn from the experts at members-only live webinars.
For additional information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (877) 470-9787
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The Sign Association of Canada takes a proactive approach to sign regulations at the national, provincial and municipal level.
As a member, you have access to a sign regulation professional for advice, information and feedback on sign regulations and impending changes in the areas where you do business. Follow changes in the Sign Association newsletter or contact our Director, Government Relations directly. Karin Eaton can be reached at karin@sac-ace; (877) 470-9787 x3
The Sign Association of Canada believes that safe, sound business practices are a result of educated decisions.
The national ECTP (Electrical Certificate Training Program) for electrical sign work has been adopted by the Alberta and Atlantic Canada Chapters. Training is available at a substantial discount for Sign Association members in these regions.
HASCO has been a long-standing partner with SAC providing everything from WHMIS training to assisting members in setting up policy practices in government regulated workplace safety programs.
SAC takes education seriously. It has recently formed a GR/Electrical committee to identify and formulate accredited programs specifically tailored to meet our industry’s needs.
The Sign Association of Canada has money saving programs that can more than pay for your membership.
If you’re in the Alberta or Atlantic regions, you can access engineered drawings for a nominal fee to save you hundreds to thousands of dollars. You can also get a substantial discount on SSIT/ECTP training (Electrical Certificate Training Program) for electrical sign work.
Regardless of your location, your membership gets you discounts on everything from Adobe Creative Cloud to credit card processing and shipping. Our members tell us they have more than paid for their membership with just one discount program.
For a complete listing of all member discount programs please visit our Membership Benefits page.
By becoming a member of the Sign Association of Canada you will make valuable professional contacts and gain access to a wealth of useful information.
When you join the Sign Association, you have the opportunity to deepen existing business relationships and make new contacts on a regular basis. As you attend various functions, become active on a committee perhaps or take a prominent leadership role, you’ll forge lasting ties with others who have common professional interests and similar business concerns. These relationships will be rich, ongoing sources of business, inspiration and ideas.
We invite you today to visit us at www.sac-ace.ca and get to know YOUR Industry Association…investing in tomorrow’s success, today.
Every company you refer to the Sign Association for membership puts your name in a draw for a $250 Amazon.com gift certificate. This draw is held in December each calendar year; the winner will be identified on the Sign Association industry news, and will receive their gift certificate by mail.
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Interested in a leadership position with the Sign Association of Canada? You can join a committee, join the board of a region or join the Sign Association of Canada board. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can get more active in your association. Below are examples of some of the Sign Association’s committees and task forces.
- Social Media Outreach Task Force
- High School Curriculum Task Force
- Post-Secondary Curriculum Task Force
- Sign Expo Canada Task Force
- Government Relations Task Force
- Professional Development Task Force
- Membership Task Force
Simply by becoming a Class 1 Member of SAC, local sign manufacturers can become members of ISA as a sign company, and access the huge U.S. market for no additional fee *. Benefits include access to the FREE Sign Code Hotline, ISA publications at the member price, listing in the ISA Membership Directory and Buyers’ Guide and on the ISA Web Site, and access to the “Members Only” section of the ISA web site (a $95 – $1500 U.S. value).
* some exceptions may apply
National Trade Show (Sign Expo Canada): The only national trade show for our industry in Canada. This annual event attracts over 3,000 registered attendees and features the top Canadian and international suppliers. Members take advantage of exceptionally attractive pricing.
Webinars: An exciting roster of monthly learning opportunities with industry experts via live webinar.
Online Resources: Topical and relevant online resources and programs offered through the Sign Association and your membership with ISA.
Regional Events across Canada: Each region offers its own event calendar. From the annual road show learning event, to golf tournaments to local trade shows, your local region gives you opportunities to network, learn and have fun.
By joining SAC-ACE, you have immediate access to the resources, connections & knowledge that impact your bottom line. Join today!
One of SAC’s Strategic Plan objectives for the next three years is: “To ensure that the sign industry is a valued partner in developing sign regulations, standards, bylaws and legislation.”
As part of this plan, over the past year, we have had meetings and conversation with planners and regulators from coast to coast: St. John’s, NL; Halifax, NS; Moncton, NB; Châteauguay, QC; Toronto, ON; Cambridge, ON; Sudbury, ON; Calgary, AB; Richmond, BC, Vancouver, BC.
In New Brunswick, our Atlantic Chapter recently rolled out an SSIT course which has seen significant take-up. The Alberta Region’s experience in this area was highly beneficial in supporting this initiative.
In order to ensure that planners and other decision-makers are better aware of our industry we are currently producing relevant resources to educate planners so they can make more informed decisions.
Watch for new resources, publications and initiatives in 2017.
For more information contact:
(877) 470-9787 x3
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