Chamber sign design being finalized

Chamber board members checked out the demo LED sign, which is the same resolution as the one the Chamber is considering. Price will be a factor in determining whether the Chamber chooses a 3’x6’ sign, or a larger 3’x8’ sign (shown here). Photo by Kacey Ginn

Last week, a group of Chamber ambassadors and board members got an up-close look at the kind of sign that could be on display in Gazebo Park soon.

On Thursday, Nagle Signs out of Waterloo brought a demo truck that showed the capabilities of the LED sign the Chamber is considering. The LED screen would be set on a base wrapped in brick and topped with an arched “Gazebo Park” sign. The screen could display community announcements, Chamber events, and more.

The Chamber is estimating a $40,000 for a sign with a 3’x6’ display area at 16 mm spacing, meaning the individual light diodes are 16 mm apart, resulting in clear viewing from about 55 feet away.

After seeing the 3’x8’ demo sign, some Chamber board members were interested in seeing a revised price quote with the larger sign. The Chamber will be raising money throughout the year for a sign, and hope to be able to install it within the next year or two.