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ECA Holiday Luncheon - Dec. 14, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017  
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The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) is presenting its Holiday Luncheon at 12:00 pm on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel in Oak Brook, Illinois.  The event is open to include up to five representatives of member firms.  The luncheon will feature a guest speaker and follow with entertainment.  The Association is proud to announce that Mr. Hal Schmitt, former Top Gun Pilot and Instructor, Business Consultant, Winery Proprietor, Director and Lead Instructor of LIGHT Photographic Workshops in Los Osos, California, among other activities as its guest speaker for the event. Hal Schmitt is currently the Director and Lead Instructor of LIGHT Photographic Workshops in Los Osos, California. Most people know the word TOPGUN because of the 1980's action movie of the same name. In reality, TOPGUN or the Navy Fighter Weapons School is one of the most intense, professional and demanding schools found anywhere. The preparation, knowledge, execution and standards of performance of the staff are without equal. Hal served two tours as a TOPGUN instructor.  Hal became the Navy's air-to-air training expert, completely revamped the tactics to meet current threats and delivered hundreds of hours of training and discussion worldwide.  Hal teaches his digital courses using the same techniques he mastered at TOPGUN. Polished and confident but down-to-earth and approachable, he delivers an incredible workshop experience. Hal's teaching style delivers results. He believes in teaching the theory and basics of everything necessary in the digital workflow. More importantly, he takes the mystery and technical complexity out of a subject allowing access for everyone.  We're confident that you will enjoy Mr. Schmitt's presentation incorporating this Process Management scenario to everyday business. 

The Association is fortunate to have Mark Toland, The Corporate Mind Reader as the special entertainment.  Mark Toland is an award-winning mind reader. In 2017, Mark went on an international tour performing sold out shows around North America. "The Mystery Tour" earned praise and awards from New York City to San Diego, including "Best of Fest" (NYC), "Pick of Fringe" (Orlando), and "Outstanding Mentalism Performance" (San Diego).  Mark has also correctly guessed the outcome of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, predicted the headlines of the Chicago Tribune, and bicycled through Chicago traffic completely blindfolded.  After multiple appearances on WGN TV, Mark was hired to create and star in a 12-part WGN Radio Web Series. Mark has also been featured in Campus Activities Magazine, given a TEDx Talk, and was a featured performer at Disney World. Today, he performs hundreds of shows each year for exclusive events worldwide. Mark's weekly blog features a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the life of a touring mind reader, helpful skills that anyone can use, and travel tips from around the world.



You can also register on-line at the ECA website at in the Community / Community Calendar area. At the Attendee Info section, please enter your name and company.  You do not need to log in to the website. You may also call the ECA at:  (708) 531-0022 to let us know of your attendance or e-mail us at:

Please Note:

This event will be open for up to five representatives of ECA member firms.
Please forward this invitation to those interested in your office.
This event is only open to ECA members.
Please RSVP by December 1, 2017.

We look forward to seeing you on December 14th at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel!

Portions of this article were excerpted from the LIGHT Photographic Workshops website - and the Mark Toland website.

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