Buildings Meet Services at the Expo The Cooperator’s Co-op & Condo Expo, April 8, 2014

The Expo, now in its 27th year of providing information and networking to board members, property managers and real estate professionals will return to the New York Hilton on April 8, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Not only is this one day event offered for FREE, Yale Robbins Publications, LLC, the parent company of The Cooperator, will again offer board members attending the 2014 show a chance to enter into a drawing to win $3,500 for their building’s reserve fund.

Board president Edna Winslow won the 2013 grand prize for her Bayside, Queens cooperative and Shoreview Owners Corp. building reserve fund.

Winslow, who won on behalf of her board and Gabriel Management, said the $3,500 really came in handy to deal with a security problem the co-op was having. “We have already used a portion of the reserve money to install a gate as a deterrent for trespassers, which blocks access to our garage roof. Shareholders that reside on the first floor are extremely pleased with the gate because of the added security,” she said.

Other uses for the money are in the works, she added. “We are undertaking the renovating of both elevators (we have two buildings located at the property), which should commence in March depending on the weather.” She noted that the co-op also plans to install new and higher fencing on the property.

It’s was Winslow’s first time attending the show and she promised it won’t be the last. “This was my first time attending the Cooperator’s Co-op & Condo Expo and the Expo was very impressive. I enjoyed the experience and also meeting the various vendors.”

She was happy to have won and she shared her success with her fellow board members who she is encouraging to attend the 2014 show. Only board members qualify to enter the reserve fund drawing, and attendance at the Expo is required for eligibility. For complete details on how to enter the reserve fund drawing, visit the Expo website, www.coopexpo.com/conditions.

Bigger and Better Than Ever

The Expo is the premier event for everyone involved in the co-op and condo industry. Whether you’ve just taken a seat on your co-op or condominium board, or are an old hand at association leadership, the Co-op & Condo Expo is the largest trade show and educational event of its kind in the tri-state area. And don’t forget, it’s FREE to attend, whether you’re walking the exhibit floor or attending the educational seminars.

We know, running a building isn’t easy. There are vendors to hire, budgets to balance and complaints to field. How do you find the right professional for each job that needs to be done? How do you keep the property looking sharp when finances are tight? Where do you turn for answers — without breaking the bank on legal fees?

For over 27 years, The Co-op & Condo Expo has been the answer for board members, property managers, real estate professionals, shareholders and unit owners trying to keep their buildings running efficiently. Where else can you receive bids on almost all of your building’s needs in one day and one place! Nearly 300 exhibitors providing everything from asbestos abatement to window replacement will all be there April 8th at the Hilton New York, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, in Midtown Manhattan.

Advice, Information and Networking

Seminars running throughout the day will bring you up-to-date information on management, legal, financial and other hot-button issues. And you’ll have a full day to talk to exhibitors about the products and services that are essential to every community’s success, from paving to painting, and parking to pest control. If your board or association has been suffering from bedbug infestations or watching utility bills skyrocket, the exhibit hall aisles will be your avenues to answers.

And, if you plan to attend the seminars, come early for valuable instruction, free advice—and even FREE admission!

Register today to find out more, go to coopexpo.com. You won’t be disappointed!    

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