Thank you all who attended our September program on residential lighting and current industry trends. This topic was a first for IES Cleveland and we had tremendous feedback on the aesthetic aspects of this presentation. Send me an email if you would like a copy of the presentation and thank you to Jeff Dross for presenting.


Our Emerging Professionals held their first event this year at the Indians game on Wednesday (9/19) against the Chicago White Sox. What an exciting walk-off GRAND SLAM win for our home team. The Board of Managers who tagged along and had great things to say about the Emerging Professionals in attendance; our future looks bright! Our next EP event is a fixture design competition in the spring. Look for more information in the coming Presidents Reports. Contact EP Chair Josiah Schleicher if you would like to hear more.


Our next event is the annual clambake on Thursday, October 25 at Harry’s Steakhouse in Independence. We will be hosting a trivia night in conjunction with a cash bar and prizes. Our very own Dyke Riffle and Joe Borzyn will be running the show and providing plenty of laughs, so please join us!


Our program year is shaping up quickly. A sneak peek of upcoming events include tunable lighting, horticulture lighting, and utility rebates. Stay tuned for dates and venues, but in the meantime, if you would like to sponsor an event or suggest a speaker please contact our Program Chair Sean Keenan.


And finally, our next Board of Managers meeting will be held on Friday, October 19 at noon via conference call. These meetings are open to all of our members. If you would like to get involved, please let Henry Barker know and he will add you to the meeting invitation.


I look forward to seeing you at the clambake!



Tony Clark, PE
President, IES Cleveland Section

Building Integrated Services