In 2019, after seeing their old manual message board sign from 35W, Think Digital Signs stopped in at Celebration Church in Lakeville, MN to see if they would be interested in converting it to an Electronic Message Center.

It turned out that they were not only interested but also tried for years to get it approved by the city but failed. Always up for a challenge, Think Digital Signs worked with the City of Lakeville on Celebration Church’s behalf.

The goal was to install a Digital Message Center capable of high-resolution images and text that the church could control from anywhere using cloud-based software and cellular connectivity to change messages instantly.

However, the zoning code posed a problem as it did not permit the installation of a dynamic display electronic message board at the height and size that Think Digital Signs knew would safely and impactfully reach the traffic on 35W in both directions.

Think Digital Signs led the effort in communicating and meeting with the City of Lakeville administration, the Planning Commission, and City Council, providing valuable insights and persuasive supporting documentation.

It took nearly two more years, but eventually an amendment to the city’s sign code was successfully passed, allowing Celebration Church to install a 100% digital sign face at the desired height, as well as doubling the size of the messaging area.

The LED Electronic Message Center now forms the entire sign face, featuring a high resolution 10′ x 15′ wide 8mm Watchfire EMC that provides crisp, vibrant messages and full-color graphics.

It was an amazing experience working with the Think Digital Signs team. They were extremely professional and always attentive to our needs…customer service is unmatched.

What really set them apart was the way they fought for us with the city. When we started the project, the city was not in favor of our sign, but the Think team did not take no for an answer. They did all the footwork and brought a proposal to the city. The proposal was enough to get the city to change their policy and gave us permission to get the sign…

Louis Clemente, Ministry Operations Pastor, Celebration Church

Project Details

Install Date: September, 2021

Address: 16655 Kenyon Ave
Lakeville, MN

Display: 8mm 10’x15′ Watchfire EMC

Sign Type: Free Standing Sign