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 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 . 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:

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.

Continue reading Has Joined the 2011 MWSC as a Sponsor and Trade Show Participant

The Electronic Service Dealers Association is proud to announce that 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 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

The next Electronic Service Dealers Association monthly meeting will be next Wednesday June 8, 2011

The next Electronic Service Dealers Association monthly meeting will be next Wednesday June 8, 2011

Dinner from the menu starts at 6:30 pm. The program will begin at 7:30 pm and feature a presentation by ESDA President Frank Stillson on troubleshooting and repair of commercial intercom and door entry systems as used in multi family dwellings. Don’t miss this exciting program and a potential new service revenue opportunity.

The location:
Silver Stallion Restaurant
1275 Lee Street, DesPlaines, IL 60018

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Reserve Your Space Now for This Event! Please sign up on line for this event by clicking here. ESDA members need only fill out their name information, email address, and dinner information. NON members – please fill out the entire online form as completely as possible.

You may also email or, or call George Weiss (ESDA) 773-282-9400.

The next Electronic Service Dealers Association monthly meeting will be next Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The next Electronic Service Dealers Association monthly meeting will be next Wednesday, May 11, 2011.

Dinner from the menu starts at 6:30 pm.

The program will begin at 7:30 pm and feature a short presentation by Dave Kliss, CET/CSM/MST on LCD lamp replacement and the use of the HR Diemen model TL1040 CCFL Lamp tester as a back light troubleshooting tool. Dave will also show you how to build a UHP lamp tester.

You can register on line for this event by clicking this link.

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MWSC Hotel Venue Name Changed

We’ve recently learned that the Holiday Inn City Centre Hotel, where we are holding this year’s Midwest Regional Service Conference is undergoing a name change to the Four Points by Sheraton.  There is no change in price for this year, and the excellent service and amenities will not change, the hotel will simply be under a different name.  For more information about the MWSC, please visit the conference site at