October 2007

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Exhibition Services & Contractors Association Newsletter
October 2007

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2007 ESCA Annual Meeting

It's that time of year again, so mark your calendar for ESCA's 2007 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas on Sunday, December 9.  The reception and dinner will be held at Cili Restaurant just down the Las Vegas Strip from Mandalay Bay in the Bali Hai Golf Club.  Shuttle busses will begin running from Mandalay Bay at 5:45pm, and registration opens at 6:00pm.  The reception will begin at 6:30pm, so don't be late.


Register now to receive the "early bird" discounted rate of $130.00.  Registrations received after November 9th will increase to $160.00.  Seating is limited and we are expecting another record attendance, so please follow the link below and register now.

Exh Ins logoExhibitorInsurance.com Newest Member Services Partner

During the Fall ESCA Board of Directors meeting in Boston, the ESCA Board of Directors voted unanimously to endorse Exhibitorinsurance.com as it's newest partner in member services offerings to our member companies.  The coverages offered to exhibitors through their innovative policies are unique to the exhibition and meetings industry.

IAAM LogoFrank Poe Named Dean For IAAM Academy For Venue Safety & Security
Frank Poe, director of the Dallas (TX) Convention Center, has been appointed as dean for the Academy for Venue Safety & Security.
Poe has served for over 27 years in various positions in venue management in Dallas, Orlando, and Birmingham and has played an active role in many industry associations. Poe served as president of IAAM in 2000-2001, chair of the IAAM Safety and Security Task Force from 2001-2004, Chair of the IAAM Life Safety Council from 2005-2007, and currently serves as Chair of the Public Assembly Sub-Sector Council - Commercial Sectors Council, which is supported by the Department of Homeland Security. He is a founding member of the IAAM Academy for Venue Safety & Security Advisory Board.
McCormck PlaceChicago Launches "The Chicago Commitment"

In an effort to place a greater emphasis on providing customer service on the show floor, Chicago's McCormick Place has recently announced a new program that outlines 6 key services that tradesmen will strive to deliver to exhibitors during their work day. "The Chicago Commitment" was developed through the efforts of the Labor Management Council representing the major stakeholders involved in the tradeshow industry in Chicago.  This group includes the trades, general service contractors, EACs and show managers in addition to the Chicago Convention Bureau and McCormick Place.


The campaign will continue during the months ahead to posting signage during check-in to serve as reminders of the program.  In addition, a subcommittee of the Labor Management Council will be developing other communication tools to further support and reinforce the overall message.  

CIC Announces Results of CMP Findings
The Convention Industry Council (CIC) is pleased to announce the results of a survey of current and past Certified Meeting Professionals (CMPs), conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Survey and Research Center. The attached report provides an overview of the survey results and demographic information about the participants.

For more information, please see the attached press release or contact Manju Mathai at (202) 429-8634 or mmathai@conventionindustry.org.

USOC Considers HQ Move to Chicago 
Crain's) - Chicago is aiming to win another kind of Olympic gold - the headquarters of the U.S. Olympic Committee.

On the heels of its efforts to lure the 2016 Summer games here, the Daley administration has opened talks with the USOC about moving its headquarters here from Colorado Springs, Colo., where the committee has been based since 1978, according to sources familiar with the talks.

ESCA logo smallESCA Logo Stats Available at ESCA.org   

We recently placed reproducible ESCA logo stats in various formats on the website for all members to download as needed for your literature.  If you do not find the format you need, please contact mitt@esca.org and we will send it to you in the required format as soon as possible.
SescoThe SESCO Report 
Inside This Issue:
  • The Most Common Employee Handbood Mistakes
  • Employees Do Not Have To Request Family and Medical Leave to be Eligible
  • Conducting Background Checks
  • Calculating the True Impact of Turnover
  • SESCO Client Inquiry - Staff Response

Learn More

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ESCA.org Membership Directory                        We encourage all members to take a minute and review your company's listing in the Membership Directory on the ESCA.org website.  Please use the link below to access your listing and check all information listed.  If any of the information is incorrect please notify mitt@esca.organd we'll get it corrected ASAP.

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2008 Membership Dues 
We are pleased to advise you that your dues for ESCA membership have not increased for 2008.  Your invoices are "in the mail" and are due in full in January.  Please let us know if you have any questions upon reciept. 
Happy Halloween 
Our best wishes to you and yours for a safe and uneventful Halloween! 
Thank you for your continued support of ESCA!
Best Regards,
Mitt Arnaudet
Member Services Director
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