From People's Choice to Best Old Hollywood Theme, and attendee prizes galore, be sure to visit our 2018 EXPO webpage at www.BomaSuburbanChicago.com/EXPO to check out everyone who won awards and prizes at the 2018 EXPO.
And be sure to mark your calendars for Thursday, February 21, 2019 for the 2019 EXPO, which will be held at Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. We can't wait to see you there!
Mark your calendars for the 2018 BOMA/Suburban Chicago Golf Outing!
Thursday, May 24, 2018
10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Cantigny Golf Club
27W270 Mack Road, Wheaton
This year's theme: BOMA's Luau at the Links
Sponsorships are currently available for purchase. Exclusively available for BOMA Members.
Be among the first to reserve your sponsorship for the 2018 Golf Outing. Boost your visibility with other BOMA members and help ensure that this outing is a fun and worthwhile experience for everyone in attendance. Don't delay; sponsorships for the Golf Outing sell out fast.
Sign up to Sponsor Today!
Sponsors may incorporate "BOMA's Luau at the Links" theme into their attire or decorations at their sponsored spot on the course. Get creative and wear your grass skirts and Hawaiian shirts while decorating with bamboo, Tiki torches, hibiscus flowers, Tiki masks, and flower leis. Get a head start in planning how you'll incorporate this fun, Hawaiian theme with your Golf Outing sponsorship.
FOR ALL SPONSORS: SPONSORSHIPS DO NOT INCLUDE GOLF
All Sponsors will be recognized in FOCUS, the bimonthly newsletter of BOMA/Suburban Chicago. All food and drink giveaways must be purchased through Cantigny Golf. All alcoholic beverages must be served by Cantigny personnel (additional $100 fee to Cantigny required). Sponsorships do not include entry to the lunch buffet or dinner reception unless specified in description.
Thank you to our generous sponsors!
Event Sponsor: Painters USA, Inc.
Gold Sponsor: Tovar Snow Professionals
Silver Sponsor: Stried Painting, Inc.
Luncheon Sponsor: ABM Onsite Services
Reception Sponsors: Perfection Cleaning & Restoration, Inc., Security Partners International, Inc., and Tovar Snow Professionals
Bar Sponsor: RAPCO Asphalt Maintenance
Hole-in-One Sponsors: Landscape Concepts Management and Hard Surface Solutions, inc.
Hole Sponsors: Allegiant Fire Protection, LLC, Automated Logic, CSR Roofing Contractors, Inc. Everest Snow Management, Premier Security, and Rabine Paving
Course Refreshment Sponsors: Balanced Environments, Inc. and M&J Asphalt Paving Co., Inc.
Photography Sponsors: Clarion Construction, Inc. and Everest Snow Management, Inc.
Great Weather Sponsor: J.C. Restoration, Inc.
Mai Tai Bar Sponsor: Gasaway Maintenance Co.
Golf invitations will be sent in April. More information to come.
Thank you to the Event Sponsors who are supporting our Bowling Event and the Associate Members who have already offered prize donations. However, we need more prize donations to ensure even more bowlers go home winners! BOMA/Suburban Chicago is calling on you to donate prizes for this SOLD OUT event. We are requesting a value of $10 (or more): gift cards, logo items, goodie bags, gift items, wine... be creative. Contributors receive recognition on signage at the event and in FOCUS Newsletter!
Please contact Linda Hallberg with the quantity and description of your donation. Then send the item(s) to the BOMA/Suburban Chicago office by January 31 - with your business card attached to each one.
Thank you for your support!
2018 EXPOThursday, February 22Keynote Lunch: Noon - 1:30 p.m.EXPO: 1:30 - 6:00 p.m.Drury Lane Theatre and Conference Center100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, 60181Theme: Old Hollywoodwww.BomaSuburbanChicago.com/EXPO
The 2018 EXPO is just around the corner. Mark your calendars for Thursday, February 22 to join us at Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace for a day chocked full of networking opportunities, unique and innovative products and services, prizes, refreshments, entertainment, and much more. There will be so much excitement, you'll feel like you're walking the red carpet!
From all of us at BOMA/Suburban Chicago to all of YOU - our AMAZING members - HAPPY HOLIDAYS! We wish you a wonderful holiday season and a New Year filled with health and happiness.
Best Wishes, (front row, left to right) Heidi Billman, Heather Woods, Linda Hallberg(back row, left to right) Michael Mulcrone, Barb Turbett
In observance of the Christmas and New Year's Holidays, the BOMA Office hours will be modified accordingly.
Holiday Office Hours for BOMA/Suburban Chicago:
On December 19, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a comprehensive tax reform package, H.R. 1/S. 1, by a vote of 227-203. The bill was a compromise struck between the House and Senate's previous tax bills. The Senate passed the compromise bill the next day, December 20. H.R. 1 the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act," is a sweeping tax rewrite that will have ripple effects for decades throughout our economy.
For more information on both the House and Senate bills and their effect on commercial real estate, visit BOMA's tax reform page.
BOMA members participating in a national rebate incentive program with The Home Depot have earned more than $10 million in rebates to date - more than $3 million in 2016 alone! You can earn money back on your purchases, too. The Home Depot rebate program offers BOMA members a two percent annual rebate on all qualifying in-store and online pre-tax purchases of thousands of products in Paint, Janitorial, Flooring, Plumbing, Electrical and more, plus other special savings and services, such as dedicated support, delivery, competitive pricing, and volume discounts.
There is no cost to enroll in the program. Rebates are distributed annually at the end of the rebate period and annual purchases must total a minimum of $25,000 to qualify. This program is for commercial accounts only and is open to all BOMA members, including associate members. The next rebate period begins March 1 but you can enroll anytime.
Enroll now and start earning money on your company's Home Depot purchases. Be sure to enter the program code BOMA when you register. If you are already enrolled in the program, be sure your account and payment information is up-to-date so that you don't miss out on any savings or rebates.
To enroll in the program, visit: www.homedepot.com/proloyalty
See the Enrollment Guide for more information.
Be sure to enter the program code BOMA when you register. Once you enroll, you'll be able to manage your account, add new accounts, add new users, and check your account status. This program is for commercial accounts only.
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Suburban Chicago held their annual Holiday & Awards Lunch on December 6 at Carlisle Banquets in Lombard. The event included award announcements, recognition, and networking. During the event, the announcement of the Member, Associate, Engineer, and Developing Leader of the Year Awards took place. In addition, the recipient of the very first Lifetime Achievement Award was honored at the lunch.
BOMA/Suburban Chicago’s MEMBER OF THE YEAR is Chris Wilimitis, LEED AP, General Manager, JLL. Chris has been an active member of BOMA for close to 10 years and attends events and programs regularly. As the Secretary-Treasurer on BOMA/Suburban Chicago’s Board of Directors, he has taken a leading role in shaping the financial plan for the organization to ensure future success. He also serves on the Executive and Finance Committees and encourages others’ involvement in BOMA. He also shares his insight and knowledge as a mentor through BOMA’s mentorship program. Pictured with Chris is the 2013 winner, Suzanne Boryscka, RPA, Lincoln Property Company.
BOMA/Suburban Chicago’s ASSOCIATE MEMBER OF THE YEAR is Elizabeth Schuttler, of Victor Construction Co., Inc. Upon joining BOMA, Elizabeth quickly joined the Trade Show Committee and the Day at the Races Task Force, where she is still serving. She not only helps plan those two events, but actively participates in them, ensuring their success. She has exhibited commitment to BOMA and is always working to strengthen the organization. She attends many BOMA events and encourages others to attend as well. She is always supportive and her integrity, friendliness, and business sense shine through. She even finds time to volunteer in the community. Presenting the award to Elizabeth is the 2016 winner, Andy Murray, Wild Goose Chase, Inc.—Canine Detection & Inspection Services, LLC.
BOMA/Suburban Chicago’s DEVELOPING LEADER OF THE YEAR is Lindy Schrik, LEED AP, of JLL. Lindy has demonstrated excellent leadership throughout the events and initiatives of the Developing Leaders Shared Interest Group. As the chair of this group, she has excelled in encouraging all of the group’s members to contribute, volunteer, and take on a role. Her ultimate goal is to further the Developing Leaders Group and assist BOMA as an association to succeed. In addition, Lindy gives a lot of her personal time to volunteer to help those less fortunate through initiatives made available by BOMA and outside in the community. Lindy is pictured with 2016 winner, Dan Flores, LEED AP, Atomatic Mechanical Services.
BOMA/Suburban Chicago’s very first recipient of the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD is Bruce Church, President/CEO of Balanced Environments, Inc. and Hard Surface Solutions, Inc. Bruce was involved in the very early days of BOMA, having been a member for over 30 years. Due to his focus and commitment, he helped create and make BOMA/Suburban Chicago what it is today. He has built long-lasting professional and personal relationships throughout the association and has always been a constant supporter of BOMA. He has served on various panels and committees, including years on the Membership Committee. As part of that committee, he initiated a mentoring plan to help new members learn about the association. He is dedicated to creating the perfect working relationship with his clients and always operates with absolute professionalism. Presenting the award is BOMA/Suburban Chicago President Jen Sweeney, Millbrook Properties.
BOMA/Suburban Chicago announces the winners of the 2018 Local TOBY (The Outstanding Building of the Year) Award competition. The TOBY Awards honor the best of the best in commercial buildings. Building management teams were first announced at BOMA’s Holiday & Awards Lunch on Wednesday, December 6, which was held at Carlisle Banquets in Lombard.
Through the prestigious TOBY Award program, BOMAs around the world recognize properties that exemplify outstanding quality and management practices. The TOBY Award is not a beauty contest, but a management award. Winning the TOBY Award not only sets a building apart from others, but it is a true testament to the commitment, hard work, and dedication of the property management teams. BOMA/Suburban Chicago is proud to announce four local winners this year. These properties were selected for the effectiveness of their overall management in 11 categories. Judges thoroughly examined the entrants’ buildings by conducting a detailed property inspection and thoroughly reviewed their online entry portfolios, which included in-depth descriptions about their community impact, tenant relations, energy conservation, emergency preparedness procedures, and much more.
The 2018 Local TOBY Award winners from BOMA/Suburban Chicago are:
In the Suburban Office Park – Mid-Rise Category, the winner is:Arboretum Lakes in LisleManaged by Millbrook Properties
Front row - left to right: Stacey Delgado, Tenant Service Coordinator; Karen Boyd, Assistant General Manager; Mary Rakowski, Property Administrator; Dan Ryan, General Manager
Back row - left to right: Tim Julien, Building Engineer; Javier Rosado, Building Engineer; Rick Barnett, Director of Engineering; Keith Wilburn, Assistant Chief Engineer; Brian Bueschel, Building Engineer
In the 100,000 to 249,999 Sqaure Feet Category, the winner is:Edens in NorthbrookManaged by NAI Hiffman
In the Suburban Office Park Low-Rise Category, the winner is:Naperville Woods Office Center in NapervilleManaged by NAI Hiffman
In the 250,000 to 499,999 Square Feet Category, the winner is:Windy Point II, in SchaumburgManaged by Piedmont Office Realty Trust
These properties are now eligible to advance to the Regional level of the TOBY Award Competition. Regional winners will be announced in April 2018 and will advance to the International level. International winners will be announced live on June 26, 2018 at the TOBY Banquet during BOMA International’s 2018 Conference & EXPO in San Antonio, TX.
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