As of July 27, the Coalition of Window Cleaners and SEIU Local 1 have reached an agreement and the work stoppage is over. According to the SEIU Local 1, “the agreement guarantees annual raises, brings window washers to a $26 base wage over the life of the five-year contract-representing a historic 27 percent wage hike- and doubles their life insurance from $50,000 to $100,000.”
The SEIU Local 1 window washers’ contract expired June 30. The employees wanted the new contract to reflect fair compensation for the dangerous work they carry out, especially during hazardous weather conditions. The higher wages and life insurance policy provide workers with the ease of mind that if there is a work related injury or death that their family will be taken care of.
The Coalition wishes to thank BOMA/Suburban Chicago and its members for their support throughout the negotiations and especially this past month during the work stoppage. Every employer is anxious to get back to work doing what they do best – serving their customers and the industry. They are excited to be back and will be seeing your members next week again earning their business and trust.
The annual Day at the Races event will be held on Friday, August 17 at Arlington International Racecourse. Attend this networking event for live horse racing, food, prizes, contests, and more. This is BOMA's hottest summer event - you don't want to miss it!
In order to keep this well-attended event fun and exciting for all attendees, we are asking for your support with two items during the event:
To donate, contact Linda Hallberg with the quantity and the description of the item(s).
Gain recognition with other BOMA members and contribute to our hottest networking event of the summer. Sponsorships to the Day at the Races include:
Sign up to sponsor the Day at the Races today!
BOMA/Suburban Chicago is proud to announce that FOUR of our member buildings have won the 2018 Regional TOBY Award! Please help us congratulate the management teams of Bridge Commercial Real Estate, LLC, Millbrook Properties, and NAI Hiffman for their outstanding achievement! View Press Release
Management teams were notified last week with a surprise visit from members of the BOMA/Suburban Chicago Awards & Recognition Committee and BOMA staff.
The 2018 Regional TOBY Award winners from BOMA/Suburban Chicago are:
In the Suburban Office Park - Mid-Rise Category:Arboretum Lakes in LisleManaged and owned by Millbrook Properties
Left to right: Rick Barnett, Director of Engineering; Karen Boyd, Assistant General Manager; Stacey Delgado, Tenant Service Coordinator; Javier Rosado, Building Engineer; Mary Rakowski, Property Administrator; Tim Julien, Building Engineer; Dan Ryan, General Manager; Jonathan Nootens, Apprentice Engineer
In the 100,000 to 249,999 Square Feet Category:Edens in Northbrook
Managed by NAI Hiffman
Owned by KBS Realty Advisors
Left to right: Elizabeth O'Connor, Property Manager; Tom Murphy, Vice President/General Manager; Lynn Zbierski, Property Assistant; Rudy Ricardo, Building Engineer
In the Suburban Office Park Low-Rise Category:
Naperville Woods Office Center in Naperville
Managed by NAI Hiffman
Owned by Agellan Commercial REIT
Left to right: Scott Wilson, Chief Engineer; Julie Lee, Senior Property Manager; Stephanie Kressaty, Building Concierge; Jennifer Lewand, Assistant Property Manager; John Willis, Building Engineer; Tom Murphy, Vice President/General Manager; Dan M., Security Officer
In the 250,000 to 499,999 Square Feet Category:Windy Point II in SchaumburgManaged and owned by Bridge Commercial Real Estate, LLC
Left to right: Karen MacNab, Office Administrator; Juan Morales, Day Porter; Heather Weber, Tenant Service Coordinator; David Badame, Building Engineer; Doug Algrim, Chief Building Engineer, Christopher Schmitt, Property Manager
Enroll in the Home Depot Rebate Program today! It doesn't cost you anything to enroll and you could earn big through this member benefit just by making regular purchases throughout the year. The new rebate period begins March 1st so now is a great time to enroll to maximize your rebate.
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.
Enroll now and start earning money on your company's Home Depot purchases. Be sure to enter the program code BOMAwhen 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.
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
1515 E. Woodfield Rd, Suite 110
Schaumburg IL 60173
Phone: (847) 995-0970
Fax: (847) 995-0971
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