Recently, Gov. Quinn signed the Alarm Contractor Licensure Act into effect for 10 years. However, as was shared during the passage process, this does not end the industry's goal to protect our business rights. There were many issues the alarm industry and other trades covered under our act agreed to "push” until the next legislative session in order to secure licensure that both the state and respective industries wanted.
As a new legislative session nears, the time to start the heavy lifting is NOW. IESA legal counsel Edward Williams will explain all of this in detail at the IESA's Summer Outing on September 12 at Arlington Park's Silks at 2200. Sign up to attend this great event in a private suite overlooking the finish line! Additionally, Mr. Williams willdeliver an overview of the many changes in the new Alarm Contractor Licensure Act. He will also provide an update and an explanation of the impact of the Lisle-Woodridge ruling in communities of all sizes across the state.
The Summer Outing, which starts at 11:00 a.m. and goes until 4:00 p.m. and is sponsored by Windy City Wire, will begin with regular IESA business, followed by a buffet lunch, then Edward Williams' presentation and open discussion. With Windy City Wire's generous sponsorship, we have been able to contain prices for Alarm Contractor and Associate Members, who will be charged just $50 for the event. For non-member alarm contractors, the price is $60. For non-member associates, the cost is $70.
In addition to Windy City Wire's Diamond Sponsorship of the Summer Outing, IESA Annual Sponsors include Emergency 24 and Altronix (Platinum); Tri-Ed Distribution (Gold); Acadian Monitoring Services (Silver); and ADI (Bronze). I
encourage you to meet with representatives of each of our generous sponsors during this event. Without their continued support, our industry would not be as stable in Illinois.
If you own an alarm company, you will not want to miss this meeting. We will be discussing the future of your business so come to voice your opinions!
PLEASE NOTE that there is a strict dress code for entry into the private suite.