ISA's Sign Expo 2015 was the largest event in the group's history, a reflection of the "booming" sign and display business and the "many disparate elements that make up 'signs,' " writes Richard Romano. Lori Anderson, president and CEO of ISA, cites wide-format printing, specialty inks and fabric printing as among the reasons "it's a very exciting time to be in the sign industry."
City officials in Southaven, Tenn., plans to require all business signs printed in a foreign language to include an English translation. City officials will vote on the amendment to the sign ordinance next month.
As part of its rebranding efforts, Hilton Hotels has changed its named to Hilton Worldwide and is changing its logo. The new logo represents transformations at the company, such as its surge in growth overseas, CEO Christopher Nassetta said.
Although in most instances it is technically illegal to put temporary signs on private property without a permit in Mount Pleasant, S.C., the town is easing up on enforcement in order to help small businesses. "I'll take criticism from anyone on this," the town administrator said. "This is the right thing to do."
Leading economic indicators rose for the fifth month in a row in August, according to the Conference Board. The leading index jumped 0.6% for August after a revised July gain of 0.9%. Ken Goldstein, economist for the Conference Board, said this data, considered along with other metrics, indicates that "the recession is bottoming out."