The Next ESDA Monthly Meeting will be Next Wednesday, May 9th.

The next regular ESDA meeting will be next Wednesday May 9, 2012 at The Silver Stallion Restaurant.

News From NESDA

George Weiss is just back from the spring NESDA board meeting with information to share with us, and we’ll be doing the final planning for the summer conference.

The long overdue exit surveys for 2011 MWSC participants will also be available at the meeting.  The survey form is also available at the conference website, mwsc.esdaweb.org/2011survey or by clicking this link.  Please take a moment to fill out the form in person or online; it helps us plan for future events.

The Time

Dinner from the menu begins at 6.30 pm, with the meeting beginning at 7.30 PM

The Location

The Silver Stallion Restaurant
1275 Lee Street  Des Plaines, IL  60018
Phone: 847-298-2656

MWSC Insider Has Launched!

We’re 9 weeks from the start of MWSC 2012 in Peoria, and you should  all be receiving the new weekly MWSC Insider emails with the most up to date info on the conference along with features on our sponsors and trainers.  Be sure to check out the conference website, mwsc.esdaweb.org,  as new things are being added frequently.  We’ve arranged early registration discounts, but you need to be an early bird to get the best bang for the buck in the service industry today.

Wanted: Photos

We’ve recently uploaded a gallery of photos from the 2011 MWSC, which you can find at mwsc.esdaweb.org/gallery.  If you have any conference photos you’d like to share, please send them to webmaster@esdaweb.org.

The Next ESDA Monthly Meeting Will be This Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Please plan to join us for the regular ESDA meeting this Wednesday, April 11th, at 7PM at the Silver Stallion Restaurant in Des Plaines, IL. This promises to be an interesting audience participation program where our members are the stars.

This event promises to be well attended, so please register online ASAP by clicking here.

Time:

Dinner from the menu will begin at 7PM.
The meeting will begin at 8PM.

Location:

The Silver Stallion Restaurant
1275 Lee Street  Des Plaines, IL  60018
Restaurant phone number 847-298-2656

The Next ESDA Meeting Will Be Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Plan now to attend the March 14th, 2012 ESDA meeting featuring our own Chairman George Weiss just back from the winter service summit with reports from around the service world. This plans to be an open “State of the Industry” forum to review and discuss the state of our industry, coming trends, and more.  Also sharing the program will be our own Curtis Danner who will present important information on product safety for servicers.  Curtis also has first hand information to share regarding a low cost credit card processor.

This event promises to be well attended, so please register on line ASAP by clicking here , or emailinfo@esdaweb.org or call the ESDA office at 773-282-9400.

Join us at 6.30pm for dinner from the menu.

Location: The Silver Stallion Restaurant
1275 Lee Street  Des Plaines, IL  60018
Restaurant phone number 847-298-2656
Dinner  begins at 6.30 pm – Meeting starts at 7.45 pm CST

The next ESDA Meeting Featuring Steve Gelman of Sharp Electronics will be Wednesday February 8th, 2012

Stay SHARP with an evening of Sharp training!

Everyone – members as well as non members – are welcome to start off the new year with our first training offering for 2012. Plan to attend the Wednesday February 8th, 2012 ESDA meeting with our friend Steve Gelman from Sharp Electronics. Steve will share information on the new 70 and 80″ AQUOS sets from Sharp as well how Sharp adapted touch screen technology to the new large screen sets. Steve also has the latest symptom fixes as well as  updated industry initialization procedures. 

This event promises to be well attended, so please register on line ASAP by clicking here , or email info@esdaweb.org or call the ESDA office at 773-282-9400.

Join us at 6.45pm for a special “Dutch Treat” buffet prior to the presentation for only $13.00.

Location: The Silver Stallion Restaurant
1275 Lee Street  Des Plaines, IL  60018
Restaurant phone number 847-298-2656
Dinner  buffet begins at 6.45 pm – Meeting starts at 7.45 pm CST

 

The Midwest Summer Conference Website is now on line!

The Midwest Summer Conference will again be held at the Four Winds by Sheraton in Peoria, Illinois.  Join us June 28,29,30 and July 1 for what promises to be another informative and enjoyable weekend of training and networking. This conference is run by SERVICERS for SERVICERS and provides and invaluable forum to share ideas, preview new programs and products and receive managerial and technical training that is so essential to business today.  The conference website is now live and ready to take your on line reservations at http://mwsc.esdaweb.org . Here you can also check out the industry certification and training offerings, things to do in Peoria, and much more….with more coming soon.

March Meeting

Plan now to attend the March 14th, 2012 ESDA meeting featuring our own Chairman George Weiss just back from the winter service summit with reports from around the service world. This plans to be an open “State of the Industry” forum to review and discuss the state of our industry, coming trends, etc.

ESDA Meets the second Wednesday of each month.  Future programs in the works include a program on retail diversity opportunities, important consumer electronics safety issues, and more. Stay tuned for  details.

Leo Edmund Cloutier (1942-2011)

Leo Cloutier

Leo Cloutier

It is with much sadness that we report the passing of our friend Leo Cloutier on August 23rd, 3:30PM, due to complications caused by cancer, after a long and painful struggle.

Leo was a tireless supporter of the independent service industry, giving of his time and talent to many industry related causes and events. Leo was serving as NESDA Treasurer and Region 5  Director at the time of his passing. For many years Leo traveled to the ESDA summer conferences to promote the industry and to teach the CSM classes. It was our privilege to nominate Leo for membership in  the Electronic Industry Hall of Fame in 2010. It was a testament to the high regard our membership held for Leo that the nomination fee was raised on the spot with individual contributions from the members.  He will be missed.

Condolences may be sent to his wife, Gina, and brother-in-law, Ernie:

By Email:

emjuclacls@sbcglobal.net

By Mail:

4439 Richard Circle
Los Angeles, CA 90032-1223

In accordance with his wishes, his remains will be cremated.

Any further details will be posted as they become available.

MWSC 2011 – Midwest Summer Conference News and Updates – June 20th, 2011

New Training Opportunities – Be in the know!

MWSC Welcomes P & F USA

We are pleased to welcome P & F USA to the training roster for the first time this year. You won’t want to miss Mickie Martin’s presentation on Philips, Emerson, Sylvania, and Magnavox product troubleshooting.

N.E.W. Presents Training on Vizio, Sanyo, and Hisense

Steve McNiel. CET will deliver an outstanding presentation on troubleshooting these brands and Mike Baumer will tell you all that is new with N.E.W.

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DiscountTVParts.com Has Joined the 2011 MWSC as a Sponsor and Trade Show Participant

The Electronic Service Dealers Association is proud to announce that DiscountTVParts.com has joined the 2011 Midwest Regional Service Conference as a trade show participant, and will be sponsoring breakfast on Friday morning. We’d like to welcome the folks from DiscountTVParts.com and look forward to seeing them in Peoria!

For up to date information on the 2011 Midwest Regional Service Conference and to register online, please visit http://mwsc.esdaweb.org.