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ESA Day on Capitol Hill 2011
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ESA Day on Capitol Hill 2011

5/3/2011 to 5/4/2011
When: 5/3/2011
Where: Washington, District of Columbia  20036
United States
Contact: Michelle H. Whitaker
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Join your ESA colleagues for our annual Day on Capitol Hill, May 3 - 4, 2011 in Washington, D.C., as we meet with our congressional representatives and their staffs to discuss issues that are critical to the security industry and public safety.

Our Director of Government Relations, John Chwat and his staff at Chwat & Co., will make all congressional appointments for you in advance and will obtain security clearances for all attendees.  Information packets will be distributed to all attendees with pertinent industry issues, including talking points to use while visiting your representatives.  We will do all of the work for you, we just need you to be present!

Legislative issues to be discussed:

  • The "Electronic Life Safety and Security & Systems Federal Background Check Act”.
  • A balanced approach to fire system design:  Alarm & Detection alongside Suppression.
  • Video Surveillance in Nursing Homes.
  • Repeal of a sweeping new requirement mandating that federal, state, and local governments withhold 3% from payments for goods and services effective January 1, 2012.
  • Repeal of a provision that requires businesses to issue Forms 1099 to all vendors that provide services or property to the business.

We will also enjoy networking and social events at this two day gathering of ESA members from across the country.

Interlogix Diamond Social Event
The Occidental Grill & Seafood Restaurant, known as a gathering place in Washington, DC for the nation’s political power brokers, sports figures and celebrities, will be this year’s venue for the Interlogix Diamond Social Event held the evening before visiting Capitol Hill.  For more than one hundred years, the Occidental has provided the best in food and hospitality and is known for photos of presidents, cabinet members, senators, sports heroes, literary greats and celebrities peering down from the walls.  A cocktail reception will be held from 6 - 7 pm at the Main Bar and dinner will be served from 7 - 9 pm in the Presidential Room.  Transportation to and from the St. Gregory Hotel will be provided.

Honeywell Platinum Reception
After a long day of visiting with our congressional representatives, we will visit Honeywell International for a reception from 5:30 - 7:30 pm with spectacular views of the Capitol.  Transportation from Capitol Hill and back to the St. Gregory Hotel will be provided.



  • May 3: Business casual
  • May 4: Business attire, coat and tie


    Our Host Hotel:  SOLD OUT!

    Our host hotel will again be the lovely St. Gregory Hotel & Suites located in the heart of Washington, DC. To make your hotel reservation with the St. Gregory Hotel & Suites, 2033 M Street NW, Washington, DC  20036, call (202) 530-3600 or toll free (800) 829-5034.  Please mention that you are with the Electronic Security Association to get the group rate of $279.00 per night.  Reservations must be secured by April 4, 2011 to get the discounted rate.  FIRST COME - FIRST SERVED!


    Additionally, an agreement has been completed with American Airlines and is valid April 30 – May 7, 2011 for travel to Washington, DC (BWI, DCA, and IAD).  Attendees will receive a 5% discount off the lowest applicable published air fare when flights are booked on-line at for American Airlines and American Eagle flights only.  The Promotion Code you will need to give is 4741DJ.

    Plan to attend and support our 2011 legislative agenda!  For more information, contact Michelle Whitaker at (888) 447-1689 ext 207 or at


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