We are the Midwest chapter of the Experiential Designers Producers Association. We are a Non Profit organization whose mission is to advance the interests of members engaged in the design, production, and service of exhibits, events and experiential environments. The success and integrity of our industry will be enhanced through advocacy, communication, education and good works.
Jackie Hake - Chapter President
Display Supply & Lighting
Katherine Frank Creative
Display Supply & Lighting
Nichols Display Group
THE 2020 BOARD
Through the contributions of our board members, we are able to carry out the mission of the EDPA Midwest year after year.
Thank You to Those Who Volunteer Their Time.
PLEASE JOIN US!
All Dates and Topics Are Tentative
October 15, 2020 @ 2:00 pm CDT
REFOCUS NOW with Julie Couret
Julie will tell us what we can be doing now to refocus and stay relevant in our careers whether we’re currently employed, furloughed, or laid off.
October 29, 2020
Rather than gathering for our Strikes & Scares bowling event this year, we ask that our members perform random acts of kindness on Oct. 29th and post on social media #EDPApaysitforward.
What’s Buzzing in the Industry
BRIAN EVERETT PHEBUS
Our industry friend, colleague, and sponsor, Brian Phebus has passed away. Brian was the Owner and CEO of Metro Exhibit Corporation (MEC.) Many of us knew him personally and he will be greatly missed.
Here is a link to his obituary. https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/lisle-il/brian-phebus-9375057
Please leave a message for his family if you knew Brian.
Join the Go Live Together Partnership
Make sure your voice is heard. By signing up, you will be counted among the thousands of companies represented by Go LIVE Together when we make our appeal to local, state, and federal legislators.
We will keep you informed of our progress, and at the appropriate time, engage you in helping to lobby legislators.
Together we are stronger, and together, we will make a difference.
Let’s Go LIVE Together! #GoLIVEtogether
MARK ROCCO ANTHONY PADULA
Our industry friend and colleague, Mark Padula has passed away. Mark had worked at Lab Exhibits for several years and prior to that had worked at Metro Exhibits and CEP. He was a project manager and then became an estimator.
Many of us knew him personally and he will be greatly missed.
Here is a link to his obituary. https://defiorefuneral.com/obituaries/1485/mark-anthony-rocco-padula Please leave a message for his family if you knew Mark.
THE EDPA MIDWEST EARNS "CHAPTER OF THE YEAR" AT ACCESS 2019
Every year EDPA National hosts an awards ceremony at their President's Gala at EDPA Access. This year we traveled to Tuscon, AZ for 3 days of fun and education. We are so proud of our chapter for making an outstanding contribution to our organization and the industry. We continuously set new goals for our chapter and strive to bring value to our members above and beyond their expectations. Thank you to all of our sponsors, member, and volunteers for getting us to where we are!
EDPA Midwest Welcomes Our Newest Board Member, Shane Drummond
Shane (middle) is the Sales Manger at Display Supply & Lighting and has served on the charity bowling event committee, volunteered at the Chicago Randy Charity Golf Outing, and helps with Exhibit 4 Smiles. Shane is enjoying working with the team and excited for the new opportunities to serve the industry!
OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS
The EDPA Midwest is Proudly Sponsored by the following companies:
Nolan Advisory Group