No January 2012 CEA Meeting, No 2012 Educational Program

I hope that everyone had a nice holiday. A couple of notes that we wanted you to  be aware of.
First, there will be no January Chicago Elevator Association meeting.
Second, the Chicago Elevator Association in 2012 will not be hosting an educational seminar as we’ve done in the past. The reason for this is because NAESA International will be hosting the 2012 Central Region Spring workshop March 16-17th, in Des Plaines Illinois.


We recommend you sign up today for the event and want to make sure you don’t miss it. This will be the best and closest opportunity for you to get your continuing education credits if you’re in the Chicagoland area.

On behalf of the officers of the CEA, have a safe and Happy New Year! We look forward to seeing you in February, when Steve Romnes from VMI will be presenting.
Tom Sybert, Kevin Ryan, Tom Przybyla

CEA Holiday Party December 7th, 2011

The CEA Holiday Party date has been set. Wednesday December 7th at Harry Caray’s in Lombard, IL. From 6 to 9 pm.

Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse, Lombard
70 Yorktown Shopping Center
Lombard, IL 60148
Phone: 630-953-3400
Facsimile: 630-953-3430

An announcement will go out shortly requesting you to RSVP with the number of people who will be attending from your company.

Next Meeting Thursday, November 3rd – Marcello’s – Chicago

Come join us for the Chicago Elevator Association monthly meeting this Thursday as we’ll be voting on the officers slated for the 2011-2012 year.  We’ll also have some brief committee reports to cover as well.

Business Meeting
645 W. North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60610
6:30 PM – Dinner

Please RSVP for this month’s meeting with the number of attendees and your company name to

The CEA Holiday Party Date Has Been Set! Save the date!

Wednesday, December 7th at Harry Cary’s in Lombard – 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

Look forward to seeing you on Thursday!

Tom Sybert –  Kevin Ryan – Tom Przybyla

CEA Meeting October 6th, 2011

Join us next Thursday for our monthly Chicago Elevator Association meeting at Angelo’s in Elmhurst. We’ll talk shop and a short presentation will be given.

Time: 6:30 PM
Date: Thursday October 6th, 2011
Location: Angelo’s Restaurant
247 N. York Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Phone: 630-833-2400


Presenter: Tom Sybert

Topic: Making Practical Sense of Social Media Marketing

I promise to make it short. The goal of this discussion is to better understand the various online tools such as; Facebook, Twitter, Linked, Youtube, Blogger and Google + and how each can help with your online marketing plan. Common sense will be applied to this discussion.

On the business side of things we will present the slate of officers for the 2011-2012 term. Voting will occur in November.

Please RSVP with your company name and number of people attending at your earliest convenience to

Thanks, look forward to seeing you next week!

Tom Sybert, Kevin Ryan, Tom Przybyla

Next Meeting September 1st, 2011

Next Thursday marks the first CEA meeting after our summer break. Please join us at Marcello’s for dinner at 6:30 pm.


Marcello’s Lincoln Park

645 W. North Avenue

Chicago, IL 60610

Phone: 312-654-2550


This will be a regular business meeting with no presentations.  We’ll provide a quick recap of what’s been going on in our state as it relates to our industry.


Please RSVP to no later than August 31st. Look forward to seeing you next week!


Tom Sybert, Kevin Ryan, Tom Przybyla

Chicago Elevator Association