What has the chapter been up to?
What an exciting month for the Phoenix SEGD chapter! First, the chairs and a few members traveled to Austin for the annual Conference Experience. There we had the chance to tour Austin, hear from inspiring speakers, visit the NEXPO and connect with new and familiar faces. This conference is something we always look forward to and this year did not disappoint! We left feeling motivated, recharged and full from all of the delicious BBQ. We hope all of the Phoenix members will have the opportunity to attend the conference and if you have questions, please reach out to the chapter chairs. Can’t wait for summer 2020 in Portland, Oregon!
Once returning home from the Conference Experience, the chapter held a tour at Graham’s Neon in Mesa, led by owner Larry Graham. Larry started his business in 1987 in his garage and has been illuminating the valley for over 30 years. He’s kind of a big deal when it comes to neon signs and he and his team are known for repairing the famous Starlite Motel “Diving Lady” located in Mesa. During our tour, he showed us everything from design to fabrication and even let some of us get hands on experience by bending tubes of glass over fire. We had the best time exploring his shop and not only did we get to see how signs are made, but Larry let us know that neon is not a dying art! The tour was followed by a little adventure in downtown Mesa where we explored new places such as Worth Takeaway and Cider Corps.
We hope everyone is having a good summer and with June coming to an end, make sure keep an eye out for events happening in July!