Activities

 

Wednesday, July 24th

 

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

SignConnexion Social hosted by faces - Open to Registrants

Join MSSA for a casual, social to kick-off SignConnexion 2019, where you can enjoy good music and even better company! If our smiling faces aren’t enough to get you through the door, perhaps the free drinks provided by Faces will do the trick.

Meet on the Terrace of Ross Bridge Golf and Spa Resort

 

 

Thursday, July 25th

 

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Fellowship Reception & Golf Calcutta Open to Registrants

Join us to socialize and network at our Annual Networking Reception. MSSA will be hosting a reception that will allow you to introduce yourself and network with Sign Companies and other attendees as they look to expand their manufacturing partnerships. Don't miss this event if you are looking to bring some business back from Birmingham!

MSSA Golf Calcutta will take place around 6:00 and is an open auction to bid on your favorite golf team.

 

 

Friday, July 26th

 

8:00 a.m. (Shotgun Start, please arrive by 7:30 a.m.)

Elvis Davis Golf Classic, Ross Bridge Golf Course Please see registration form - Cost $125

No need for Buses, Ross Bridge Golf Course is conveniently located by walking out the back door of resort!

  • Ross Bridge is the flagship golf course of the 11-site Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Alabama and for good reason. Fantastic, well-conditioned design has a "poorer" man's Augusta feel with ample, huge fairways and super white sand traps
  • Voted one of the 50 best in America

 

Same Name, Same great Time with a couple of twists... Individuals wishing to participate, please contact MSSA's Patrick Knotts, Patrick@signfaces.com or Karen@midsouthsign.org

 

Rental of golf clubs, please contact Ross Bridge Golf Course (205) 949-3085. A complimentary continental breakfast will be provided before tee off with MSSA golf awards presenation immediately following the tournament.

 

 

8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Call to Action: Honoring Our Veterans Please see registration form - Cost $45

Share an experience that you can take back to the office or home. MSSA is proud to offer to SignConnexion attendees an opportunity to help someone in need by a 1/2 day building of a home. In accordance with MSSA's Honor Our Military Campaign, a Veteran is our first choice. Our team building experience will provide a better future for other individuals. It is possible you will get to work with the homeowners. Being July in the South, you know "sweat" will occur. Dress appropriately.

Lunch/Transportation provided

 

 

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

The President's Reception for New Members By invitation only

A special invitation-only event hosted by MSSA President, Shane Mehteny. This is a wonderful time for New MSSA Members to mingle with the Board of Directors, Past Presidents, and Elite Program Alumni. Invitees are welcome to bring a guest to this exclusive event. Dress is business casual. Please RSVP by July 10th to MSSA. karen@midsouthsign.org

 

 

6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Keynote Presentation & Dinner Open to Registrants

Generational Differences: Millennials at Work

Steve Bench is a nationally recognized speaker who delivers engagement strategies for attracting and retaining Millennials, empowering Generation X, capturing Boomer wisdom and cultivating future leadership by leveraging the strengths of each generation. Adulthood has changed and Millennials are no longer defined by our careers, but rather our lifesyles - so how do you manage and motivate someone who may not be as committed to their job as previous generations?

 

Focuses:

  • Understanding of who we are, how we were raised, and how we view "work" as part of our identity.
  • Management styles and work culture, from the perspective of a Millennial employee.
  • Learn ways to build a work culture that is attractive to young professionals.
  • Learn management strategies to engage Millennial talent and keet them from leaving!
  • Learn what Millennials want from our job, our manager, our employer, etc.

 

 

6:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Recognizing Achievements and Contributions to MSSA Open to Registrants

  • Sponsors Acknowledgment
  • Sign Design Contest Awards
  • Elite Class 2019 Awards/Introduction of 2020 Elite Class
  • Scholarship Presentations
  • Agnew-Condray Award

 

 

Saturday, July 27th

 

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Seminar: IT/Cyber Security: How to Prevent Security Breach Within Your Company Open to Registrants

Brian Jackson serves as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Abacus Technologies. In this role he oversees all executive decisions and operations of the company along with providing client solutions and client development.

  • With over 15 years experience, Brian has been able to use his knowledge of Accounting and Technology to provide client technical solutions across various organizations and industries.
  • He began his career in technology by implementing accounting systems, business intelligence Solutions, and developing system integrations. Brian now works with clients to implement and support business applications, as well as the computer hardware, network infrastructure, cloud solutions and cybersecurity.

 

 

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Exhibitors' Trade Show (Cash Prizes) & Scholarship Silent Auction Open to Registrants

**** FREE Exhibit Hall Entry for Sign Company Attendees ****

The face-to-face interaction with nearly 78 tabletop exhibitors will help influence how your business develops over the years. SignConnexion attendees are motivated, interested in the products or services in exhibits, and often ready to commit to a deal on the spot.

 

During exhibit hours, silent auction items are available for your inspection. Bid high to support the Steve Metheny Scholarship Foundation. Bidding will close promptly at 3:00 p.m.

 

 

6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Party on the Patio! Please see registration form - Cost $79

Ready to relax after a weekend of educational seminars & professional networking? Are you a fan of shrimp & grits or will you head straight to the fiesta station after grabbing a margarita? Ready for seconds? Try a made-to-order grilled hamburger, chicken sandwich or even hot wings paired with a local beer! Say hello to your favorite product manufacturers as they help serve from one of the sponsored food and beverage stations! Enjoy great food, backyard games and even better camaraderie!

 

 

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

"The Steve Metheny Scholarship Foundation" Scholarship Live Auction, and Raffle

MSSA is proud to provide higher education financial awards to employees or dependents of employees of MSSA member firms. Fifty-one $1,500 scholarships were awarded in 2018, which also marked MSSA's total scholarship funding history reaching beyond $1,375, 972!

 

Once again, MSSA is blessed to have Richard Clifton as our auctioneer. As the saying goes, "bid high and bid often" for scholarship funds are obtained through items sold during both live and silent auctions.

 

Attendees are responsible for donating and bidding on items for auction.

 

To donate, please contact before June 25th concerning items you would like to donate:

 

                   Rhonda Caldwell, Tubelite, rcaldwell@tubelite.com (334) 332-6653

                   Sean Schultz, Reece Supply Co., sean.schultz@reecesupply.com (800) 776-0130

                   Mid-South Sign Association, mssa@midsouthsign.org (901) 452-6444

 

 

See you there!