Member Benefits

Why become a member of MSSA?

When you join MSSA, you receive a wide variety of member benefits plus access to an entire network of dedicated sign and graphics professionals. Become apart of that network today!




Insurance Programs

MSSA members can now offer easy and convenient, Fortune 500-type health care benefits to employees and their families. The plan, called NAM Health Care, is provided thanks to the International Sign Association (ISA) and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and was developed to meet the unique health care needs of manufacturers. Learn more about NAM Health Care and request a quote for these plans, where available, at

M/K Insurance and MSSA spent a great deal of time crafting an insurance program that first and foremost benefits the members of our association. This program is designed to offer MSSA members a special pricing credit that has been developed just for them as well as a comprehensive coverage plan that provides the best coverage available. Please contact Casey O'Quinn, CPCU, AU, MK Insurance 205-822-7413 or for more info.

International Sign Association (ISA) Membership

As an MSSA sign company member, your ISA dues for the year are completely free, and you will enjoy all the benefits that come with your regional and international membership for one price. For a complete listing of ISA membership benefits, visit


MSSA hosts three annual conferences each year; Idea Exchange, SignConnexion and biennial events Elevate and Engage. Idea Exchange is centered around the tour of an existing MSSA sign company member's facility and educational training in a hands-on environment.

SignConnexion is our annual meeting and trade show held each July. This is an excellent opportunity to walk the exhibit hall floor, meet with old friends plus make new connections within our industry. In addition to offering tabletop exhibits, SignConnexion offers educational seminars, a golf tournament, entertaining networking events plus our grand finale "blow out" party and live auction.

Elevate - Leadership Coaching Summit is MSSA's newest biennial conference offering top-of-the-line leadership training, big-name keynote speakers, and networking opportunities with sign industry professionals. This conference is for the business owner, decision-maker, or team lead moving into a more leadership-based role.

Engage - National Networking Event occurs in Knoxville, TN during even-numbered years. The purpose of Engage is to provide an opportunity for MSSA members that offer installation and service capabilities to connect with project managers from national sign companies. This organized event offers speed dating, educational seminars, and exciting networking opportunities.

Members Supporting Members

At MSSA, we understand and appreciate the investment of time and money from all of our member companies. As a matter of principle, MSSA member companies do everything they can to conduct business within the membership of the association because MSSA understands it cannot succeed without the success of its member companies.


MSSA offers many opportunities for meeting and learning from other members. MSSA members range from sign company owners to the workers on the shop floor. Members also have one on one time with product manufacturers and suppliers. By joining MSSA, you immediately gain several hundred industry connections!

Scholarship Program

MSSA feels strongly that helping our youth achieve higher education will benefit the sign industry.  Only MSSA’s member companies, their employees and their employees’ dependents qualify for scholarships which are presented annually to winners. For a program that started humbly in 1997, it has grown to quite a remarkable size today with 1,096 scholarships (a total of $1,642,972) presented.

Educational Webinars

We are proud to offer our Brown Bag Club Webinar series to our members! Short, FREE, informative webinars are hosted by MSSA and its Annual Sponsors bi-weekly throughout the year. These lunch and learn presentations can include product presentations, facility tours, educational seminars, and more! 

Monthly Safety Reports

MSSA understands that your time is valuable. We help simplify your company’s safety compliance by providing monthly safety meeting reports (in English and Spanish) so your employees may be aware of safety issues faced in the sign industry. Monthly Safety Meetings are quick and easy one-page trainings covering different topics.

Government Relations

There are many legal and constitutional issues involved with the regulation of on-premise signs. In order to review the latest in legal developments when it comes to commercial speech, property rights, and signs, contact MSSA and ISA for insight into the legal issues.



Member Testimonials

Vendor match for mutually beneficial outcomes. Customer match for mutually beneficial outcomes. HR and Insurance direction for a positive outcome. Genuine care and relationship building with like-minded individuals. Excellent membership leadership with organizational management.

Tom Allen Allen Sign Company

MSSA is always worth the trip, no matter where you have to fly into!! Thanks for all the great times!!

Travis Popp VP Sales at AgiLight, Inc.

The benefits of MSSA membership are numerous. Networking opportunities, personal contact with industry vendors and exposure to products to enhance ones business are just a few. Add in the educational, governmental assistance and social experiences. I believe in MSSA so much that I’ve not missed a meeting in 25 years, even after selling my business 10 years ago. MSSA opened many doors for me; need I say more?

Elvis Davis 1993-1995 MSSA President

Why join MSSA? Networking is the primary reason Crystal Clear Imaging, LLC joined MSSA.As owner of a large format digital print shop we are periodically asked to produce signs out of our area of expertise. With our membership, we have access to an entire region of sign specialists. We now have resources for all types of signs including electric, neon, digital, pan faces, etc. In return, when these companies need large format printing, we have the opportunity to provide our services.

Trey Weaver Crystal Clear Imaging

Over the past 2 years, I've thoroughly enjoyed both the educational and networking opportunities through MSSA. Personally, I think the in-shop visits and tours of existing sign companies have been invaluable for real world learning. The summer convention and trade show has proved to be an ideal event to engage with other vendors and sign company attendees.

Tim Hogan General Manager/Mitchell Sign Company

The friendships & business contacts we have developed thru membership in MSSA has proved to be invaluable. We feel like this is one big family.

Kemp & Angie Dousay Sign World of the South

International Sign Association

The Mid South Sign Association and ISA have partnered to ensure that your business is covered by the largest sign industry network in North America.  As a sign company member within MSSA’s five state region, your ISA dues for the year are completely free, and you will enjoy all the benefits that come with your local AND national membership for one price.

The International Sign Association has been guiding the sign industry for 69 years and knows the business unlike anyone else. ISA’s mission is to keep you connected to the tools and resources critical to maintaining your competitive edge and improving your bottom line.

More than 2,300 members depend on ISA to keep them informed – sign shops, end users, manufacturers and suppliers of on-premise signs and sign products from across the United States.  ISA members are primed with education and research, connected through industry events and represented in advocacy efforts.

ISA also gives back huge value to the sign industry.  Over the past 6 years ISA has given $12 million to support industry advocacy, education and to support technology development and research for our members.