Events 2017

Doors Open for Attendee Check-in/Registration

10:00am - 4:30pm: Exhibit Hall Open/Food Court
Hundreds of exhibitors will be featured offering all types of condominium services. If you get hungry, don’t fret. Our conveniently located in-house food court offers a wide array of tasty snacks and light meals to keep you energized as you take in the Expo.

10:30am - 4:00pm: Educational Seminars
Industry professionals will present in-depth seminars designed to give attendees a wealth of insider information.

11:00am - 4:00pm: Free Advice Booths
Experienced professionals in fields ranging from law to finance to association maintenance will be on-hand throughout the show with advice and answers for both board members and property managers.

Apartment Management Seminars

10:30am-11:15am, Room 2
Who Goes There? Fair Tenant Screening and the Law

Presented by: The Chicagoland Cooperator
What are the most effective ways to screen your tenants fairly and legally? Experts will provide tips and delve into background/credit checks, finances, lease provisions and more. Compliance with federal fair housing laws, reasonable accommodation and labor laws will also be discussed.

2:45pm-3:30pm, Room 1
Wild Kingdom - Eco-Friendly Pest Control

Presented by: The Chicagoland Cooperator
Pest control has come a long way since the days of powders and poisons that were as dangerous to people and pets as they were to nuisance pests. Pest control pros will discuss newer, greener, safer products for the prevention and eradication of bugs and rodents in your building, as well as tips for how to get residents involved in anti-pest control efforts.



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Seminars 2017

10:45am-11:45am, Room 1
Green Is the New Black: Energy Incentives and Savings for Condos and HOAs

Presented by: DRF Trusted Property Solutions
Speakers: Scott Schnurr, DRF Trusted Property Solutions
Peter Santangelo, Community Advantage
Linda Mae Schmitt, CLEAResult
William Samatas, Cortland Properties
and Jim Blanchard, Village on the Lake Condominiums
Everyone likes to save money—including condominium boards and owners. And it really can be easy to save both money and energy, by partnering with the right professionals and taking advantage of incentive programs. A panel of experts will demonstrate how you can use new technologies, financing, tax credits and rebate opportunities to “go green” and save money.

11:45am-12:45pm, Room 2
Top 10 Internal Controls to Protect Your Financial and Management Data

Presented by: Associa Chicagoland
Speakers: Daneen Reinke and Stephanie Vittas Skelley, CMCA, AMS
As news reports from around the country demonstrate, condos and HOAs are inherently vulnerable to internal theft and fraud. This seminar will provide proven strategies and tips to ensure your board or association has the needed checks and balances and controls to safely protect your financial and management data.

12:45pm-1:45pm, Room 1
Building Liability=Board Liability: Do Your Due Diligence

Presented by: The Building Group, Murphy & Miller, Inc. and Michael C. Kim & Associates
Speakers: Jim Stoller, The Building Group
Matt Huffman, Murphy & Miller, Inc.
and Michael C. Kim, Michael C. Kim & Associates
Board members have a fiduciary responsibility to ensure that their co-op or condo building and its occupants are safe and secure. Association boards cannot ignore their maintenance responsibilities or they do so at their own peril. Experts in this seminar will examine the operational, managerial and legal steps necessary to properly safeguard board members, the building, its residents and stay on the right side of the law.

1:45pm-2:45pm, Room 2
A Mobile World: How You Should Be Connecting To It

Presented by: Yardi Systems
Speaker: Tyler Clemens
In this session, learn how to connect mobility tools with the needs of condo association members, board members, and owners to be more efficient and successful, and gain insights from an industry expert on how to execute a mobile strategy involving social media, electronic records, faster communication, off-site access and mobile workflows.

3:00pm-4:00pm, Room 2
Avoiding the Courtroom - Using Alternative Dispute Resolution

Presented by: The Chicagoland Cooperator
Even the most harmonious, well-managed community occasionally experiences conflicts. Come learn how to make use of different types of mediation and conflict management to defuse tensions between boards and board members, owners, renters and staff. Legal and management pros will offer tips on how to navigate the mediation process to avoid the cost and stress of litigation.


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The Chicagoland Cooperator 321 N. Clark St., 5th Floor, Chicago, IL 60654 Phone: 312-899-6301