EDPA’s NorthEast chapter brought together professionals in the event industry for a charitable cause at their third annual Rally at the Alley fundraising event. This year, over 80 individuals attended, rallying behind Shari McDowell and her family to generate $18,000. All proceeds generated through the generous donations from event industry professionals and organizations will be provided to the McDowell family to help them purchase a handicap accessible vehicle after a series of tragic events left Shari’s husband Tom partially paralyzed.
More than 100 tradeshow professionals from across the industry gathered at the annual bowling event to raise capital and generate awareness for the greater good. Rally at the Alley is an annual charity drive that gives back to an individual in the industry affected by illness or loss. 2018’s honoree was Kim Hally, wife of BlueHive Executive Vice President Jack Hally.
Over the past few months we've seen tragic events unfold throughout the world, from natural disasters to the horrible acts against humanity. These events affect millions of people including some of our industry peers. EDPA Northeast will be contributing to our colleagues and would like to share the stories of a few members of our industry that have been directly effected. Please take the time to read about our peers, contribute to their support, and spread the word to help their cause. Thank You.
EDPA Northeast Chapter Annual Cocktail Kickoff Meeting at ExhibitorLive!
The EDPA Northeast chapter, voted 2016 Chapter of the year, will be hosting its annual cocktail kickoff meeting at EXHIBITORLIVE 2017. The event is being held to celebrate the success of 2016 and talk about what’s to come in 2017.
2016 was an amazing and prosperous year for the Northeast. In the spirit of benefaction, the chapter held two fundraising events that directly gave back to the industry. It resurrecting the famed Rally at the Alley bowling fundraiser that benefits an individual in need that has roots within the industry. The Rally, held in May at Splitsville in Foxboro, raised $5,000 for the family the late Rob Corrona, a long time freelance exhibit designer. In September, the first annual golf tournament called “The Classic” collected $5,000 that was donated to the EDPA Foundation for student scholarships.
The Chapter had a major focus on education throughout the year. This included hosting several events directly targeting students from BSU and FIT. It hosted the annual spring meeting at FIT for the second straight year which culminated in some chapter members hitting the batting cages on Chelsea Pier in high heels. Two chapter companies, Access TCA and Hill & Partners hosted student talks at ExhibitorLive in March while many other companies contributed time and resources to mentor students and provide portfolio reviews throughout the year.
Event/2017: Register for the EDPA Northeast Cocktail Kickoff here: http://edpanortheast.com/events/2017/2/3/edpa-northeast-cocktail-kickoff-at-exhibitor-live-2017
Resurrected in 2014, the EDPA Northeast Chapter creates an environment of collaboration to strengthen and maintain a sustainable industry focusing on education, benefaction and succession. EDPA National awarded the EDPA Northeast Chapter with Chapter of the Year at the 2016 Access Annual Meeting.
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On a rainy Monday morning, over 80 industry professionals joined together to participate in the first annual EDPA Northeast Chapter charity golf tournament coined “The Classic.” Despite the weather, the tournament was an overwhelming success due to the generosity of all our volunteers, participants and sponsors.