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12 COOPERATORNEWS CHICAGOLAND  —EXPO 2021  CHICAGO.COOPERATORNEWS.COM  EXPO PREVIEW  On Thursday, October 7, 2021, thou-  sands of board members, managers,  vices, attend valuable seminars, get free   building owners, and co-op and condo  advice from legal and management ex-  residents will gather at Navy Pier from  perts, and more. (Did we mention that it’s   10:00  a.m.  to  4:30  p.m.  for  the  return  free to register? Just visit—it’s   of the in-person CooperatorEvents Fall  that easy.)  Expo in Chicago.  Since  its  launch,  the  CooperatorEv-  ents Expo Chicagoland has been drawing  demos are the heart of the Expo, but  ough reserve study (and keeping it up to   hundreds of vendors, service providers,  they’re certainly not  the  only  reason  to  date), sound investment policy, and best   industry professionals, and crowds of  swing by Navy Pier. A full slate of rel-  co-op and condo residents and adminis-  trators from all over the region for a day  and expert panels will be running all day  best path forward for your building. Lo-  full of networking, service-shopping, free  long,  giving attendees  the opportunity  cation: Room 2  advice, and information-rich educational  to take master  classes on a broad array   seminars—all at no cost to attendees.   The Chicagoland Fall Expo is one of  lightening, informative presentations will   two such annual events in the Windy City  feature the following:   hosted by Yale Robbins Infomedia, parent   company of CooperatorEvents and   Coop-  eratorNews  , and is a golden opportunity   for anyone involved—or just interested—  in their building’s or association’s day-to-  day operations. There they can take ad-  vantage of having more than 200 vendors  address interpersonal tension, improve  agement. Location: Room 1  and service providers, attorneys, manage-  ment professionals, and a huge array of  flicts, in both the context of board opera-  other co-op- and condo-related resources  tions and between neighbors. Location:   assembled under one roof. The Expo is an  Room 1  indispensible opportunity for attendees   to learn about the latest in building ser-  Come Learn with Us  Exhibitor booths, information, and  cuss the importance of conducting a thor-  evant, well curated educational seminars  through funding options to zero in on the   of timely topics. This year’s roster of en-   10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.:   PEOPLE   PROBLEMS—SMART  CONFLICT  MANAGEMENT FOR A STRONGER   COMMUNITY  Principals from property management  association can benefit from what’s new   firm  Westward360  will  discuss  ways  to  and improved in water and waste man-  communication, and de-escalate con-  11:00  a.m.–11:30 a.m.:   CAPITAL   PLANNING FOR AGING INFRA-  STRUCTURE—YOU MUST HAVE A   PLAN  This panel of experts from Reserve   Advisors, PBG Financial Services, and   Wintrust Community Advantage will dis-  budgeting  practices,  and  will  guide  you   11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.:   OLD PIPES,   NEW TECH—COST-EFFECTIVE RE-  PAIR & REJUVENATION FOR YOUR   BUILDING'S PLUMBING SYSTEMS  Come learn about new plumbing   products and processes from VanDer-  Bosch Plumbing Company, see in-person   demos, and find out how your building or   12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.:   REPAIR OR   REPLACE YOUR ROOF, MANAGING   ROOF AS AN ASSET, AND CREAT-  ING A ROOF RESUME  This seminar sponsored by Custom   CooperatorEvents Expos Return to    Chicagoland This Fall!  The Must-Attend In-Person Event Comes to Navy Pier—  BY COOPERATOR STAFF  Installations will offer a crash course in   making decisions to repair or replace   your roof, discuss how to manage your   roof as an asset, and help develop a ‘roof   resume’ to give you a constant, real-time   understanding of your roof's current sta-  tus, enabling you to plan in advance and   avoid expensive emergency service calls.   Location: Room 2  1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.:   GET THE WET   OUT—SPOTTING LEAKS & STRUC-  TURAL PROBLEMS BEFORE THEY   TURN HAZARDOUS  This panel of experts from The Real   Seal will discuss water management,   proper window installation and sealing,   signs  and  symptoms  of  structural  trou-  ble, and some myths vs. realities when   it comes to keeping your property safe,   sound, and dry. Location: Room 1  2:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.:   SAFE AND   SOUND?—RESERVE STUDY LES-  SONS FROM THE SURFSIDE COL-  LAPSE  This information-packed presenta-  tion by Association Reserves will discuss   the components of a robust reserve fund,   how to make a funding plan and measure   the strength of your reserves, commu-  nicating the importance of adequate re-  serves to boards and residents, and—per-  haps most importantly—getting buy-in   from your neighbor-constituents when   it comes to funding and making vital re-  pairs. Location: Room 2  3:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.:   SAVING A   BUNDLE—HOW BULK VIDEO & IN-  TERNET SERVICE CAN CUT COSTS   & BOOST VALUE  This panel of pros from DirecTV USA   Wireless/Internet will discuss how bun-  dling services together can save your   co-op or HOA serious money across the   board—sometimes by as much as 50%—  and what’s involved in updating and im-  proving one of your building’s most cru-  cial amenities. Location: Room 1  For more information and FREE reg-  istration, visit See you—in   person—at the show!

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