USSC Presents Award to Wendy Kern

The United States Sign Council (USSC) recently chose Wendy Kern of Bartush Signs located in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, to receive the prestigious Andrew D. Bertucci Memorial Award for Service Above Self. The Bertucci Award is presented only when an individual within the organization shows extraordinary devotion to the Sign Council and whose work has made a significant contribution toward the betterment of the sign industry. The award is only presented when outstanding service needs to be recognized.

Wendy Kern truly exemplifies the term “service above self.” A member of the USSC Board of Directors for six years, she has served as President of the Board in 2013 & 2014. She’s been active on numerous committees including the “Leadership Team” in 2016.

At the Sign World show she can be found at the exhibit hall door saying “hello” and handing out calendars and in the USSC booth answering questions and giving out door prizes.

Kern is also a member of the UL Sign Industry Business Panel, attending meetings to review and discuss business issues related to sign industry members and UL Standards which control and affect a sign company’s ability to do business. All of these activities on behalf of the USSC involve numerous conference calls and in-person meetings throughout the year.

The award is named for Andrew Bertucci who was one of the original founders of the Eastern States Sign Council. Bertucci combined his extraordinary talents to assist in bringing together this first diverse group of leaders and to form what today has become the largest organization of independent sign shops in the nation—the United States Sign Council.

In 2017, the Sign World Show will once again be hosted November 30 to December 2 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. For more information, call (215) 785-1922 or visit