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.