Atlantic City Convention Center to Welcome 4,000 Attendees For the United States Sign Council (USSC) Annual Trade Show and Educational Conference

Event Will Generate More Than 500 Hotel Room Nights and More Than $1.2 Million in Economic Impact for Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (Tuesday, November 28, 2017) The United States Sign Council (USSC) Annual Trade Show and Educational Conference will return to the Atlantic City Convention Center beginning Thursday, November 30 and conclude Saturday, December 2.
 
As one of the largest buying and selling shows in the industry, sign professionals are given the opportunity to meet with specialists in all areas of the market, educating themselves on new techniques, innovative products, the latest market trends, and strategic revenue growth opportunities.
 
Sign World International attracts over 3,000 sign companies and installers, graphic designers, large format digital print buyers, digital display buyers and LED sign & display buyers. Attendees come from across the US and from countries such as Canada, Morocco, Guam, Germany, U.S. Virgin Islands, Philippines, England, Italy, Spain, Russia, South Africa, Ghana, Brazil, and Argentina.
 
Special features at the show include cutting edge workshops and seminars, Vehicle Wrap Contest, the BullPen and keynote speaker Daymond John, judge of the hit reality television series, Shark Tank.

"Sign World International is an exciting event for members of our industry. The show offers opportunities for everyone to learn new skills, expand their business and engage with other sign professionals. On behalf of the USSC board, we’re looking forward to another great show," stated Adam Brown, president, USSC.

Local Atlantic City businesses are expected to greatly benefit from the USSC at the convention center over three days. The estimated economic impact is expected to reach more than $1.2 million. In addition, more than 500 hotel rooms have been contracted by convention center visitors.

The United States Sign Council is an association of sign professionals dedicated to providing research and education to all who are involved in the sign industry. Contact the USSC at (215) 785-1922 or www.ussc.org. The United States Sign Council Foundation is a charitable, nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to funding sign-related research and educational activities of benefit to the growth of the sign industry.

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About Meet AC

Meet AC, Inc. is a 501(c)(6) organization formed and funded as a public-private partnership by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) to create economic development through conventions, sporting events, film production and group tourism. Meet AC focuses on three primary objectives: sales, marketing and services.

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About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents since 1984.  Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, the Authority's mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state's key economic development agency for Atlantic City. CRDA's expanded responsibilities now include land use regulation, tourism marketing and clean and safe initiatives. The CRDA also oversees Historic Boardwalk Hall (the leading entertainment venue of its size in the country) and the Atlantic City Convention Center.  In total, CRDA has invested nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide, of which $1.8 billion has been invested in Atlantic City, spurring business investments and expansions, and creating permanent jobs in the process. For more information about CRDA and our projects, visit www.njcrda.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/njcrda.

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VALLEY FORGE CASINO RESORT WELCOMES CASINO GUESTS

WITH NEW EASE OF ENTRY

 

Pennsylvania Passed Legislation Lifting Resort Casino

Gaming Access Restrictions

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, King of Prussia, PA (November 2017) -- Legislation signed into law by Governor Wolf on Monday, October 30 expands gaming across the Commonwealth and removes requirements that limited casino customers to hotel guests, membership holders and patrons of other resort amenities.

 

“Since opening five years ago, we have been constrained by the amenities requirements and membership fees which have confused and frustrated our guests,” explained Valley Forge Casino Resort President and CEO Eric Pearson. “We are thrilled to be able to welcome our guests to our casino in the same manner as the other Pennsylvania casinos. Lifting this special requirement for guests to enter the casino allows us to better serve our existing guests, and puts us in a better position to attract new visitors to our property.”

 

The legislation went into effect immediately upon the Governor’s signature on Monday. Guests began seeing the ease of access on the casino floor late Tuesday afternoon.

 

The legislation also allows Valley Forge Casino Resort to add up to 250 slot machines and up to 15 poker tables; as well as apply for online gaming and sports betting licenses as they become available.

 

“Our immediate first steps are to lift the access restrictions. Secondarily we’ll explore the options related to expanding our gaming offerings,” stated Pearson.

 

ABOUT VALLEY FORGE CASINO RESORT

As the region’s only full-amenity gaming resort, Valley Forge Casino Resort features a 40,000 square-foot gaming floor with 600 slot machines and 50 table games, plus 100,000 square feet of meeting, conference and banquet facilities and two luxury hotel towers. The Radisson Tower has 483 recently remodeled rooms while the Casino Tower is the perfect complement, offering 150 completely renovated rooms in the heart of the action. The property also offers eight dining options, live entertainment and an exciting nightlife scene. Every Valley Forge employee is dedicated to a culture of impeccable service that is conceived, nurtured and supported by the theme “The House Is Yours.”

 

This unique hospitality experience is located conveniently on the Main Line, just two miles from the King of Prussia Mall and easily accessible from Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

 

For more information on Valley Forge Casino Resort, visit vfcasino.com, find them on Facebook at facebook.com/vfcasinoresort and follow along on Twitter at twitter.com/VFCasinoResort.

 

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New Marquee to Brand Pennsylvania Convention Center’s Broad Street Entrance

A new sign will brand the facility’s North Broad entrance below its 475-light wall

 

PHILADELPHIA (November 21, 2017) - The Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority is finalizing plans to install new marquee signage along the facility’s Broad Street entrance to prominently brand the 2.3 million square foot facility, which attracts more than 1 million annual convention and show attendees. The marquee will expand the Center’s presence on Center City’s Philadelphia’s iconic Broad Street, which is undergoing a major renaissance. 

 

The Pennsylvania Convention Center projects that the installation of the new illuminated signage, which will feature the name of the facility in large block lettering, will be completed within the next 6 months. LED Lighting will allow the Center to change the lighting of the letters during different seasons or in connection with specific events being hosted at the facility.  

 

“While many Philadelphia-area residents are familiar with our building and its location, each year we host dozens of major national conventions and meetings that attract thousands of visitors from other cities,” said Gregory J. Fox, chairman of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority. “This new signage will make the building more welcoming and easier to identify for out-of-town conventioneers, exhibitors, and meeting attendees.  As the major economic driver of the region’s hospitality industry, it is important that we have the proper branding and signage in place along our Broad Street entrance.” 

 

The lettering is being designed by Vitetta Architects of Eddystone, Pa, the principal architect on the $786 million expansion of the Center which was completed in 2011. The sign will be installed over the three canopies above the Center’s west entrance along North Broad Street. The letters will be blue in the daytime and backlit white at night. The lettering is designed to be installed just below the programmable, 475 LED light wall located on the facility’s Broad Street façade.

 

“The completion of the sign installation will coincide nicely with the celebration of the Pennsylvania Convention Center’s 25th anniversary in 2018,” said the Center’s President & CEO John J. McNichol. “As visitors to our city travel along Broad Street, our building will be immediately recognizable to meeting and show attendees.”

 

Installation of the new signage will require final approval by the Philadelphia Art Commission and completion of a procurement process for a vendor to install the lettering. The Center projects that the new marquee will cost less than $100,000.