The IMS2009 Steering Committee awarded several winners of Red Sox/Yankees tickets on July 2 at a luncheon held in Burlington, MA at the Capital Grille. Attending were IMS2009 Chairman Fred Schindler, Local Arrangements Chairman Tom Costas, Gifts Chairman Mark Lewis and Microwave Journal editors David Vye and Pat Hindle to present the tickets to two sets of winners. The first contest was among the rep firms to see who could get the most local company attendees to visit the exhibition. MMS ( and RF Associates ( were the two rep firms that attracted the most attendees to IMS2009 through the contest and both won a pair of Red Sox tickets.

A second contest was run in conjunction with Microwave Journal through an insert card placed in the April issue of the magazine. Each person registering for IMS2009 using the card's promotional code was entered into a drawing for another pair of Red Sox/Yankees tickets. About 250 people registered using the code and the drawing winner was Keith Frey of Skyworks Solutions in Woburn, MA. Congratulations to all of the winners!