The Illinois State Wireless Association is a nonprofit professional association with the purpose of developing a local identity for the wireless industry within Illinois and local communities to voice a unified message toward local issues and responsibilities.

In addition to providing general awareness of the wireless industry, educating customers and public officials about the wireless industry and the critical role it plays in Illinois, the Illinois State Wireless Association cultivates and fosters relationships among the members of the wireless industry and conducts fundraising for several charitable organizations.

A Letter from our president

Happy Fall to everyone.  Just like many, I can’t believe our calendar is flipping by so fast.  As the months and seasons change, we at ILSWA are hoping to keep changing and adding programs to better our members.

While keeping some of our events consistent, we also improved things at our annual golf outing by donating our portion of the 50/50 raffle to an individual cause.  We had a record breaking amount of 50/50 sales that benefited Aaron DeGeorge, the son of member Candy DeGeorge who was in a horrific car accident late in 2018.   Members Joel Mathai and Joe Donatoni won the raffles and donated all their winnings back to the DeGeorge family.  Pretty awesome!

This summer we also introduced our new Student Loan Reimbursement Program and gave away $1,000 awards to three applicants.  For years we’ve been giving away Scholarship Awards, but this year realized that many of our members are sitting with old student loans.  This is yet another perfect opportunity to give back to our members.

I also want to thank our Website committee for getting our social media sites up to speed.  ILSWA now has our LinkedIN and Facebook accounts rolling along.

We look forward to seeing you all at our 13th Annual ILSWA Holiday Social and Casino Night.  Keep an eye out for details.  Let’s end the year celebrating a great organization!


Tom Zimmermann
President, Illinois State Wireless Association



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