Monthly Archives: December 2013

Event Preview: 2014 NBM Show in Los Angeles

IEC at 2014 NBM-Los Angeles Show

The Southern California NBM Show has officially changed cities and seasons. The 2014 NBM Show has relocated to its new home at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA, and will be held January 9th – 11th.

Thanks to its new central location, the NBM Show is now much easier to attend. You no longer have to dedicate an entire work day to go and it’s close enough that you can send your staff to the educational seminars.

Since this is the only show geared for our industry on the West Coast for nine months (the SGIA EXPO in Las Vegas isn’t until late October), IEC is bringing a HUGE selection of equipment and materials to NBM-LA so you have the chance to see and demo all of the latest products in one place. We’ve even increased our booth size (its the largest we’ve ever had!) so we can accommodate all of the products and manufacturers’ representatives that we are bringing to this show. Check out our NBM Show Product Highlights below (click the link to jump down the page).

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Top 10 Strategies for Making Your New Year’s Resolution Stick

2013 is on the horizon, and most of us are scrambling to make up a few New Year’s resolutions that, frankly, we’ll probably forget about in February. Here’s how to create a resolution that actually sticks so you can better yourself this year.

10. Focus on One Resolution

Focus on One Resolution

One of the first mistakes people make is planning too many resolutions. The fewer things your brain has to deal with, the better, and you’ll be able to focus all your motivation on one resolution, increasing your chances of success.

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New Sign Laws

Over 5,000 bills are proposed to Congress every year, but only 5% to 10% of those bills are ever signed into law. As 2013 comes to a close, now’s a good time to briefly review the three major sign-related bills that were passed this year. These bills are:

  • SB 684 – Advertising displays: redevelopment agency project areas
  • SB 31- Outdoor advertising displays: arenas
  • SB 694 - Outdoor advertising: transit stations

SB 684 – Redevelopment Signage

This bill allows existing redevelopment signs to continue for at least for another 10 years, pursuant to Business & Professions Code Section 5273.

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