Events 2019

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.

10:45am - 3:45pm: Educational Seminars
Industry professionals will present in-depth seminars designed to give attendees a wealth of insider information.

11:00am - 3:00pm: 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 2019

So What Else? Laws Affecting (and Not Affecting) Associations*

Presented by: Cervantes Chatt & Prince, P.C.
Speaker: Robert Prince
10:45am - 11:45am, Room 1
This course is targeting managers who are looking for information related to other laws that they often hear in passing or that are cited by owners and occupants of an association. The participants will learn basic knowledge on the impact of the laws. Finally, they will learn whether the laws are applicable to their work. The participant will be better equipped to respond to board and owner inquiries on the topics going forward.

Taking the Heat — How to Keep Residents Comfortable and Save on Heating Costs
Sponsored by: VanDerBosch
Speaker: Hugh Hodur, Owner, VanDerBosch
11:45am - 12:45pm, Room 2
Every time the season changes, managers, boards, and building owners hear the same refrains from residents: either the building is broiling hot or it's freezing. When the issue is poor heat distribution from old steam heating systems, both may be true! In this seminar, heating pros will take you through the basic operation of one- and two-pipe antique steam heating systems; discuss available money-saving utility rebates and operational safety; give maintenance tips; and share strategies for solving uneven heating, regardless of building size.

Illinois Legal Update – 2019*

Presented by: FirstService Residential
Speakers: Brian Butler
12:45pm - 1:45pm, Room 1
This seminar will explore and explain changes to the law effective in 2019, along with other enacted legislation at the state and city level. Topics include decriminalization of recreational marijuana will go into effect in 2020. Other topics of discussion will include pending or proposed legislation, such as community association manager licensing in Illinois.

Understanding the Architect/Engineer's Role — A Guide for Managers and Owners*

Sponsored by: Klein & Hoffman
Speakers: Peter Power, Vice President/ Principal
Allysia Youngquist, Associate Principal
Roman Wachula, Senior Associate II
Rhocel Bon, Senior Associate
Zelina Johnson, Senior Associate I
1:45pm-2:45pm, Room 2
Most building components will eventually need repair or replacement — and those projects often require the expertise of a licensed architect or engineer to diagnose problems and draft necessary documents. This seminar will discuss the role of the architect/engineer in a typical repair project, and identify key players and documents. We will explore the phases of a project, as well as which pros are involved in each one to help demystify the process for boards, managers, and building owners.

Not in Your Court — People Skills, Conflict Management, and Avoiding Litigation
Sponsored by: The Chicagoland Cooperator
2:45pm-3:45pm, Room 1
Along with handling the everyday business of running a multifamily community, boards and managers also have to manage relationships between people — and that means knowing how to handle conflict when it arises. Come get professional tips on how to de-escalate, mediate between arguing parties, and avoid the expense and acrimony of litigation.

*(Course is approved by the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) to fulfill continuing education requirements for the CMCA® certification.


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2020 Sponsors

Show Sponsors

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