The Chicagoland Cooperator's Condo, HOA & Co-op Expo second expo last fall was by all accounts a huge success as the event attracted thousands of attendees from all across the region for a full day of education and networking.
The day was also especially terrific for Barry Love, a board member at Roscoe Village Lofts in Chicago, who was the lucky winner of The Chicagoland Cooperator's Grand Prize: a $2,500 contribution to his association's reserve fund, courtesy of the Cooperator and parent company, Yale Robbins Publications, LLC.
Love said he was “surprised and pretty excited” when he found out that his building community was the recipient of the reserve fund award. “We have a number of projects we weren’t sure how to fund, so this is going to be great.”
Roscoe Village is comprised of 139 units in the Roscoe Village neighborhood on the north side of Chicago, and while the actual use of the money is to be determined, Love, who is the board’s treasurer, says he knows it will come in handy. He plans to attend the Expo again on October 22, when the popular trade show returns to the Navy Pier for its third consecutive year.
“It was my first time and I think the biggest benefit was seeing how many companies are out there that could provide the services and the products that we are really interested in,” Love exclaimed.