I would like to start off this month by personally thanking all of the Associate Members and vendors who participated in this year’s Vendor Fair. Thanks to your continued support, the organization is able to put on events like this for our Chief Engineers so they have access to the latest technology and services in order to better serve their building and its tenants. I think the event was an overall success and I enjoyed seeing everything the exhibitors had to offer. Chiefs, I hope you had the opportunity to visit a good amount of booths throughout the evening to further add to your list of resources.
The Vendor Fair was also a great time for the Chiefs to meet with the vendors to properly prepare for the hot summer months ahead. Chiefs, now is the time to ready your facilities and make sure the chillers and absorbers are in good working order. The greater precaution you take in anticipation of the hot temperatures, the easier your machinery will be to operate when the time comes. This will also ensure your equipment is running as efficiently as possible and will save you time and money in the long run, as well as guarantee happy tenants during the summer.
May brings about the last of the meetings before our summer break. The educational meeting this month will be held at Neuco’s newly renovated facility in Downers Grove on May 16th. I hope all of you will join me in touring their new building, learning about their vast supply of HVACR controls and enjoying a wonderful dinner.
Also in May, the Associate members are invited to attend the Vendor Appreciation Night at Carmichael’s Steak House on May 2nd. I welcome you to join the Board members for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and take this time to voice your comments on the organization, educational meetings, and the magazine. We, as an organization, truly appreciate your support throughout the year and we want to thank you, as well as discuss what can be done to better your membership.
Coming up after our summer break is the 72nd Annual Golf Outing at St. Andrews Golf Course. Please be sure to reserve your spot as soon as possible because this event fills up extremely fast. Contact Kevin Kenzinger at firstname.lastname@example.org or PHONE to book a foursome or secure your sponsorship today.
I wish everyone a wonderful summer break filled with family, friends, and fun and I look forward to seeing all of you at the Golf Outing.
Joseph Weber Jr.