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e-NewsLetter Volume 17 Issue 15
Monday August 1, 2016

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In this issue:


Product Showcases


Are you leaving your money on the table?
Is your business one of the many B2B companies that could be leaving thousands of dollars on the table each year when accepting commercial credit cards from your business or government clients? You can find out with no obligation. Isn't that worth checking?
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Smoldering New Colors from 3M tm Wrap Film Series 1080
Stop car enthusiast in their tracks. Eight new colors, including Satin Smoldering Red and Matte Riviera Blue, bring the 3M collection to 83 colors and finishes. This high-performance film needs no printing or overlaminate, so it is ready to use right out of the box. See colors and get samples online.
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The Simple Way to Create a Digital Message - modular e Digital Signage Software from Clarke Systems
modular e is a web-administered digital sign application that is easy to implement and use. No servers, no IT support, and no graphic designers are needed to deliver professional results. Choose from industry specific templates and customize your signs with modular e ACTIVE MODULES. modular e is cost effective for one display or thousands.
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New Premium Clipart Library - 500,000 Artworks / $49 for a Year
Introducing VectorState, a new online library of exceptional quality royalty-free vector art, created by top artists around the world. Their limited availability 'Early-Bird' pricing gives you a year membership for just $49, click above to take advantage.
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Pro Vehicle Outlines 2016 from CADlink
Over 860 new and updated templates included! More than 9860 templates in all make it the largest vehicle template library of its kind. FREE 12 month online subscription included with all Pro packages. Same great after sales support. Special upgrade pricing. Click for more.
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CADlink Technology Corp releases SignLab v10
The latest version of the world's most widely used sign making, large format display software product will be available at the end of April 2016. The much anticipated release of SignLab version 10 was first previewed in early March at FESPA 2016 in Amsterdam and will be officially launched at both the ISA Sign Expo in Orlando as well as Sign and Digital UK in Birmingham, UK in mid-April.
Read on...



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Leading with Passion

    "Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."
      --- Harriet Tubman

In traveling to various venues for association events, trade shows, and business meetings, I always get a kick out of meeting business leaders with a strong passion for what they do. Their excitement toward their business is contagious as their faces light up when they talk about it. It is a refreshing change from mingling with business owners from the opposite side of the spectrum. You won't hear leaders with passion complaining about the economy, who the next president will be, or about their low energy in trying to keep the business afloat.

Passionate business leaders stay on fire because they love what they do. They love working out the next solution and actually rejoice when a problem or obstacle comes along. And their passion spreads to those around them, especially to team members who know how to make things happen in the business. This perpetual cycle fans the flames of success and further increases the leader's passion.

    "Most small business owners are not particularly sophisticated business people. That's not a criticism; they're passionate about cutting hair or cooking food, and that's why they got in the business, not because they have an MBA."
      --- Andrew Mason

Passionate leaders love their work because it is something they truly love doing. Those without passion find it difficult to understand this kind of love. They are working because the work brings monetary reward and nothing more. Leaders with passion make money because the reward is in the work that they do. If they enjoy offering a sign product that provides a solution for the customer, that is their reward. Success and money are the result of pursuing their passion.

    "Today, people idolize athletes and celebrities - and yes, highly successful and visionary business people like Bill Gates or Steve Jobs, but not the innovators who perhaps have not seen such high-flying levels of success. Can anyone name the inventors of GPS, which has such a huge impact on our lives today?"
      --- Naveen Jain

Leaders with a passion for their business seek to work the business for business sake. They aren't chasing fame or recognition because they don't need that to be fulfilled in their lives. Their passion wakes them up in the morning and gives them satisfaction at the end of the day. Most of them are the unsung heroes in the community, but yet their reputation for quality and integrity is well-known.

    "The greatest business people I've met are determined to get it right no matter what the cost."
      --- Michael Gerber

I know I am not the only one who has met these kind of leaders. You've seen the ones who are sticklers for ensuring every aspect of the product or service they provide is as near perfect as possible before delivering to the customer. They watch over the business like a hawk, always scanning for even the smallest detail that needs to be tweaked or reworked.

It was the same kind of passion that early business leaders had during the industrial age in the US that helped to fortify our nation's economy. It is this same passion that will continue to strengthen the country regardless of who is in office. Strength, grit, a mission and passion will never fail.

    "Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you're passionate about something, then you're more willing to take risks."
      --- Yo-Yo Ma


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Feature Articles

Invasion of the Moratoriums
By Rick Hartwig

Sign moratoriums are ordinances that temporarily restrict usage of a particular area. This allows a municipality to study potential effects and establish new or revised regulations.
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New for 2016, the SGIA All-Access Education Pass! One of the best ways to explore the industrys expertise with ease. Offering several options for education, the Expo allows attendees a simple and affordable way to capitalize on the show. And don.t miss the incredible networking opportunities on and off the Expo floor.

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Funny Signs

At an eye clinic somewhere:

    "Is Your Pokemon Blurry...Let Us Have A Pikachu"

Newcastle Tramway Authority:

    "Touching Wires Causes Instant Death and $200 Fine"

On a 1967 Mercury Montego near Orlando:

    "This Vehicle Protected by Anti-Theft Sticker"

We need those funny signs you have seen in your travels, come on, we know they are out there.
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