Monday, February 12, Schaumburg, IL – Not even a three-day storm dropping close to a foot of snow and frigid Midwestern temperatures could have stopped NECA President David Long from visiting the Northeastern Illinois Chapter's Combined Division meeting this week in Chicago suburb Schaumburg, IL. However, when the Florida native was asked via text if he needed anything to make his trip more accommodating, David replied, “Yes, a dang heater!”
In the midst of his circus-like travel schedule, President Long was gracious enough to speak to the members of the Northeastern Illinois Chapter about his quest toward a “Sustainable, Viable and Imaginable” NECA. Passionate words about the industry were felt by the audience as he explained his vision, mission and goals for the next three years. Education, labor relations and innovation were among the few he mentioned. (image right: President David Long addresses his plans for NECA to the Northeastern Illinois Chapter membership)
President Long was also involved in presenting recognition and membership milestone awards. With honor, David congratulated and thanked the following Northeastern Illinois Chapter member firms and company representatives for their service:
- Certificate of Veteran Membership – Phillip Maulding, Retired, Sound Incorporated
- Dedicated Service Award – Kevin Connelly, Connelly Electric Company
- 25-Year Membership Award – Fitzgerald’s Electrical Contracting
- 50-Year Membership Award – Sound Incorporated
A 25-Year Membership Award was accepted by Fitzgerald’s Electrical Contracting of Big Rock, IL. Northeastern Illinois Chapter President Tony Mulizio (far left), Executive Director Bruce Creen, and NECA President David Long (far right) presented the award to owner Keith Fitzgerald and staff.
Sound Incorporated President Greg Love (second from left) was honored to receive the company’s 50-Year Membership Award from Northeastern Illinois Chapter President Tony Mulizio (far left) and NECA President David Long (far right). Greg was accompanied by Veteran member Phillip Mauling and employee Mike Banish.