The Chicagoland Cooperator's Condo, HOA & Co-op Expo Wednesday November 14th-A Day of Learning, Networking & Shopping

The Chicagoland Cooperator's Condo, HOA & Co-op Expo

 At last, it's that time of year again! After its blockbuster debut last year,  The Chicagoland Cooperator’s annual Condo, HOA & Co-op Expo is returning to the Navy Pier Convention Center in Chicago on  Wednesday, November 14, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. With 200 exhibitors,  countless product demos, free advice booths, and full roster of educational  seminars, it’s literally a one-stop, custom-built marketplace for new vendors, products and  ideas.  

 The Expo is a must-attend event for the Chicagoland area’s condo board members, property managers, real estate professionals and unit  owners. (check for more information!)  

 One Day, One Place – Endless Solutions

 The Chicagoland Expo is the largest expo in the state entirely dedicated to  connecting condo, HOA, and co-op managers, board members, and residents with  the professionals and service providers their communities need on a regular  basis.  

 Yale Robbins Publications LLC, The Chicagoland Cooperator’s parent company and producer of the Expo, has been sponsoring successful,  hugely popular trade events for the condo, co-op, and HOA community in New  York, New Jersey, New England, and Florida for years. The New York show is over  two decades old and going strong, and YR-produced expos in the other markets  have established themselves as must-see events for residential community  decision-makers, including board members, property managers, and involved  owners.  

 “The express purpose of the Chicagoland Expo is to help attendees make useful,  productive connections, gain valuable information, and network with their  peers,” says company president Yale Robbins. So if you’re a decision-maker for a condo, homeowners association, or co-op community—or even if you just call one home—and you have a pressing legal issue or an important project waiting in the  wings, you owe it to yourself and your community to drop by the Expo and  experience what it has to offer. It would take months to meet with the same  number of vendors and professionals a typical Expo attendee will interact with  in one afternoon on the show floor.  

 The scale of the Chicago show is certainly impressive—however, “It's not just the sheer number of exhibitors that sets this event apart,” says executive vice president Henry Robbins. “It's the quality of the vendors and service providers we've assembled. We're  here to connect decision-makers from residential communities throughout the  region with key players in the market.”  

 It’s About Education

 In addition to the scores of exhibitors, another huge draw is the Chicagoland  Expo’s full slate of free educational seminars. Geared to help anyone involved—or even just interested—in the administration of a residential building or homeowners association, the  2012 seminar panels will provide in-depth discussion of the legal,  administrative, management, and financial concerns pertinent to the region's  HOA managers, board members, and residents.  

 This year will feature management pros from Associa and Caruso Management,  consulting and reserve study experts from Strategic Inspections,  representatives from DRF/Nicor, The Chicagoland Cooperator, and more. Last  year's seminars drew standing-room-only audiences, so make sure to arrive early  and claim your spot! All presentations are free for all attendees, and conclude  with a Q&A segment to allow audience members to get direct feedback from panelists.  

 But Wait...There’s More!

 In addition to networking and education opportunities, the Chicagoland Condo,  HOA & Co-op Expo will feature free advice booths staffed by professionals from a  broad array of industries, waiting to answer any and all HOA- and  building-related questions face-to-face. If you have questions about your  association’s finances, policies, or day-to-day management, you can stop by one of the  booths for answers from leading legal, management, maintenance and financial  professionals. How’s that for instant gratification?  

 And if all that isn’t enough, the Expo will also feature dozens of raffles and giveaways throughout  the day—including the Grand Prize Reserve Fund giveaway, courtesy of The Chicagoland  Cooperator and Yale Robbins Publications LLC. One attendee at the show will be  drawn at random to win a $2,500 contribution to their building or association's  reserve fund. The winner will be drawn after registration has closed, and a  check for the winnings will be made payable to the winner’s association, care of their management company. Only board members qualify to  enter the reserve fund drawing, and attendance at the Expo is required for  eligibility. For complete details on how to enter the reserve fund drawing,  visit the Expo website,  

 So stay tuned to The Chicagoland Cooperator for updates and new additions to the  Expo’s exhibitor and seminar roster, and be sure to visit us at Navy Pier in Chicago  on Wednesday, November 14. For more information on who is exhibiting at the  show, to sign up as an exhibitor, or to register for this exciting event, go to