Recently, an article covering the past and future developments of the CoSign program was published on the Signs of the Times website. Authored by FASI Executive Director, Wade Swormstedt, the article outlines the impact of the three iterations of CoSign in the Greater Cincinnati area and ultimately what we're aiming to achieve with the national pilot program.
Check out the full article at this link.
This February, we welcomed participant from Iowa City and Historic Valley Junction, West Des Moines to Cincinnati to attend the first National CoSign Workshop. In addition to the full participants, we had individuals audit the course from Chicago, Eastern Kentucky and Iowa State Main Street.
The workshop was designed to engage, inspire and education attendees on all things CoSign. Topics covered during the workshop included the program's history, it's mission and it's vision.
We introduced our attendees to the team of experts who were crucial in developing our proprietary process and helped facilitate a successful program. In addition, we spent a significant amount of time covering the CoSign How To Manual and teaching the participants how to effectively use the CoSign templates and branded materials.
As our luck would have it, we had unseasonably warm weather and were able to conduct walking tours to see the CoSign signs in both Northside and Covington, we visited a sign fabrication shop and of course had a great time enjoying delicious food and beverages with our new friends.
After returning home to Iowa, Nate Kaeding of Iowa City, had a great article published in the Iowa City Press-Citizen called 2017 is the year of the projecting sign. In it, he discusses the importance of on-premise signage and how CoSign will help bring interesting and creatively design signage to downtown Iowa City by August of 2017!