After an unseasonably warm December and January, winter has arrived in Chicago. Along with winter conditions comes the risk of work related injuries. It is imperative you and your staff take all precautions necessary to ensure the safety of the building occupants and visitors.
As I mentioned in January, the Board of Directors met for the annual retreat to transition the new officers and directors and discuss what the organization is planning for 2012. I am pleased to announce we have a wonderful year ahead of us with many educational and social events on the schedule. February marks the 2nd Annual Skatefest, a great ice skating event for the whole family. This event takes place at the Evergreen Park Ice Rink on February 18th and is free to all Active and Associate members and their families.
The bi-annual Vendor fair takes place this year on April 18, 2012 at the White Eagle in Niles. This is a chance for the Associate members and vendors to showcase their products and services to the Chiefs. This is a well-attended, enjoyable event.
I would like to stress the importance of our members to the existence of this organization. The Associate members’ sponsorship is key in providing educational and social monthly meetings for the entire group. Also, the Active members’ attendance at these meetings is an integral part in their success. Without this support we wouldn’t have such a wonderful organization that provides important services to its members.
With Spring quickly approaching I encourage all Chiefs to utilize the Quickshopper when preparing their facility for the coming season. The Associate members provide expert services and are there to help. Chiefs, please let the Associate members know you found them through the Chief Engineers.
Also, with the many events we have planned this year there are plenty of opportunities for sponsorship. This is a great way for Associate members to display their company’s capabilities and interact one on one with the Chiefs. If you are interested in sponsorship contact the office (708.293.1720) and speak with Alex.
I look forward to a successful year in anticipation of the events planned for the organization.
Joseph Weber Jr.