e-NewsLetter Volume 1 Issue 22
Friday, December 15, 2000

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Count, count, and recount! Uh-oh, did you think I was going to talk about our presidential election? Not a chance! That show has been rehashed enough. I'm talking about the number of days left until Christmas.

Isn't it amazing how the days just sort-of zoom by at an incredible pace? I think it is a reminder of just how precious this time on earth really is.

And, as precious as it is, sometimes patience pays off!


Speaking of recounts, the contest has finally come to end. Regardless of how you feel about the outcome, there must be some relief that it is over! Anytime there is change or turmoil, something different from the norm, it upsets our routine. It is tough to get back on track when we must divert from our regular paths.

Nobody likes change except a baby with a wet diaper!
We do learn from change though. One day we will look back at the chaos of the past month or so and reap the benefits of what was learned.

We are learning a great deal these days too. We've asked for your comments (both good and bad) and you've responded (with both good and bad!). We are taking what we have learned and are taking action to implement your suggestions.

I must admit though, that it has not been easy. It's that "change thing". It has not been easy to let go of past practices, but we can see the benefits and some of you have told us you like the changes!

With that in mind, keep the comments coming! We have thick skin and we can take it. (We accept compliments too!)

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GRS presents Hi-Fi Jet Pro Printers & CAMMjet Printer / Cutters
The latest Digital Printing & Cutting Systems! We have the systems you need at the most competitive pricing. For Service, Selection and Savings...GRS has it! GO TO IT NOW

Allanson - High Voltage Products, Electrifying Solutions
Experience in a Box, Allanson's SNL DiagnostiKs(tm) provide the sign industry with the tools you need to troubleshoot and diagnose neon signs and wiring.

N A T I O N A L   S P O N S O R

Scanvec Amiable
Founded in 1988, Scanvec Amiable develops engineering based, easy to use software applications for a number of vertical markets, including the signmaking and digital imaging industries. Products include the FLEXI and Inspire families of software, AccuPrint and PhotoPRINT for the large color printing and graphics market and EnRoute for the engraving, routing and machining markets. Scanvec Garment Systems is a subsidiary which develops and markets software solutions to the textile and garment industries.

Please stop into our site at http://www.scanvecamiable.com


Understanding & Dealing With Change
What every leader needs to know
By Johnny Duncan
Read it now

Developing Your People
An essential element to any successful business is not only its product and its customers. A successful business works because of its employees.
By Chuck Dickens
Read it now


Featuring top experts from around the sign industry.


 -> December 20th, 8:30pm EST John Pratt, President of Alpha Supply Company will be here to answer your questions pertaining to "Diversifying Your Business and Increasing Your Profits With Sublimation Signs".

 -> January 10th, 8:30pm EST Charlene M. Bifulco, President of Vital Signz will be available to answer your questions concerning "DOMING"

     Go to Live Chat now!

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Century Graphics and Metals, Inc.
Manufacturer of Quality Sign Products Since 1972. Because we fabricate our own steel frames in-house, we can offer many sizes and standard options. With our latest inclusion into Robotics Welding we can assure quality control. Constructed of heavy-duty steel, each frame includes our Standard Hole Pattern and is electro-welded for lasting strength and durability. Check out our prices today



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We'd like to thank our sponsors:

  Gerber: http://www.gspinc.com
  N. Glantz & Son: http://www.nglantz.com
  Century Graphics & Metals: http://www.centurygraphics.com
  Sungraf: http://www.sungraf.com
  The Cooley Group: http://www.cooleygroup.com
  Scanvec Amiable: http://www.scanvecamiable.com
  CADlink Technology: http://www.cadlink.com
  Gregory: http://www.gregory1.com

- Best Wishes,

  Sean Scott
  Managing Editor


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