The Chicagoland Cooperator's Condo, HOA & Co-op Expo Networking, Education and More

 With the sun beating down on the shores of Lake Michigan and the mercury nudging  the top of the thermometer, it may seem strange to think ahead toward late  autumn and beyond, when the Chicagoland area's condo and HOA communities will  be battening down the hatches for another Midwest winter.  

 But thinking ahead is what good HOA administrators do best, and this November,  they can add a major tool to their arsenal—the first annual Chicagoland Condo, HOA, and Co-op Expo, to be held at Navy Pier  Convention Center on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

 More than just another trade show, the Chicagoland Expo will help connect  vendors and service providers with the decision-makers from HOAs, condominiums,  and residential co-ops across the region, and will offer educational seminars  custom-built for board/association members and property managers. The yearly pre-show 'Exhibitor University' (which  already welcomed its first graduating class on June 16th) will also help  exhibitors maximize their investment and get the absolute most out of the event  itself.  

 What It's All About

 Yale Robbins, Inc., The Chicagoland Cooperator’s parent company and producer of the Expo, has been sponsoring successful trade  events for the condo, co-op, and HOA community on the East Coast for years (the  New York show is over two decades old and going strong) and according to Yale  Robbins, Inc.'s executive vice president Henry Robbins, "We are thrilled to  bring this one-of-a-kind event to Navy Pier this fall and offer Chicagoland's  boards, managers, residents and vendors such a singular opportunity for  education and business-building."  

 The inaugural Chicagoland Condo, HOA & Co-op Expo will feature hundreds of exhibitor booths covering everything from  asbestos abatement to window replacement, and running the gamut of everything  in between— what Robbins describes as “sort of like a supermarket of service providers and new products.” That's in addition to informative seminars covering topics of perpetual  interest to administrators and residents alike; raffles, giveaways, and plenty  of space for relaxation and refreshment at the Expo food court.  

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