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OUR MISSION:

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.

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM THE EDPA

What is EDPA doing?

EDPA is continuing to work on your behalf to ensure our industry’s voice is heard during this critical time. Read more

Jackie Hake - Chapter President

Lighthouse Exhibits

Jackie@LighthouseExhibits.com

Tim Artz    
Ion Exhibits

tsartz@gmail.com

Shane Drummond 

Display Supply & Lighting
sdrummond@dslgroup.com

Kevin Fett   
Ion Exhibits
Kevin.Fett@IonExhibits.com

Elizabeth Haney

Acme Design

Elizabeth@acmedesigninc.com

Marissa Hohner

Katherine Frank Creative

Marissa@katherinefrank.com

Cathy Kolf

Display Supply & Lighting

ckolf@dslgroup.com

Max Maxwell

EDE

maxwellm@edecorp.com

Peggy Nichols

Nichols Display Group

pnichols@gonichols.com

Rick Pierson

Brumark

Rick@Brumark.com

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

 

November 19, 2020 @ 4:00 pm CST

Zoom Social

Join us and our guests, Dasher Lowe and David Causton, for an industry update as well as a McCormick Place update.

December 10, 2020 @ 4:00 pm CST

Zoom Holiday Social

Join us for a virtual beer tasting by Hopewell Brewery. More details to come...

December, 2020 

Exhibit 4 Smiles

This year we will be shipping the gifts right to the child’s door!  You still have the opportunity to participate by sponsoring a child with a $50 donation per child. If you are interested please contact Rick Pierson rick@brumark.com to discuss donation options.
Visit our FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/211736935527101

December 1-3, 2020 

EDPA ACCESS 2020

La Cantera Resort & Spa
San Antonio, Texas 

What’s Buzzing in the Industry

NEWS

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

https://www.golivetogether.com/our-partners

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:

PLATINUM SPONSORS

Acme Design

Aluvision

Angles on Design

ABCOMRENTS

Aria Technology Solutions

BeMatrix

Blue Pony

Brumark

Cort Furnishings

Employco

Hamilton Exhibits

Ion Exhibits

Nichols Display Group

Octanorm

QA Visuals

Oscar & Associates

ShoLink

Smart Source

Stevens Exhibits

Superior Logistics

TradeTec

Xpert Trade Show Carpet

YOR Design Group

PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE

Exhibitor Live

Nolan Advisory Group

Pulse Studio

SILVER SPONSORS

Classic Exhibits

Display Supply & Lighting

Exhibit Fabrications

Lighthouse Exhibits

Katherine Frank Creative

Metro Exhibit Corporation

Momentum Management

Tazmanian Freight Systems

 
 
CONTACT THE EDPA MIDWEST CHAPTER

1202 75th Street #103

Downers Grove, IL 60516
USA

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