Whether you’ve just taken a seat on your condominium of HOA board, or are an old hand at association leadership, the position can be a daunting one.
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?
Fortunately for Garden State board members, managers and homeowners, the answers to many of your condominium or HOA questions can be found in one place, on one day, under one roof. Mark your calendars now for this not-to-missed event: The 6th annual Condo, HOA & Co-op Expo, held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. The free event will showcase hundreds of exhibitors from throughout the region, free professional advice booths, dozens of prizes and giveaways, and a full slate of educational seminars.
Since its inception more than half-a-decade ago, the New Jersey Expo has cemented its reputation as the must-attend event for the tri-state area’s property managers, board members, and unit owners. Anyone involved in the day-to-day administration of a Condo, HOA, or Co-op will benefit from a visit to the show—as will building owners, managers, and anyone considering joining their board, or taking an active interest in how their building community s run.
Good communication, organization, and information have always been crucial to maintaining a thriving, successful community, and smart boards and building managers know that in order to stay prosperous—or even just solvent—in today's tough market, one needs a strong set of related skills. The New Jersey Cooperator's Condo, HOA & Co-op Expo offers attendees the opportunity to hone those skills, in one day and under one roof, with a full slate of unique educational programming.
Every year, the Expo's full schedule of seminars attracts hundreds of attendees throughout the day. These always-popular hour-long panel presentations typically cover topics ranging from energy conservation to legal issues, board operations to effective property management, and the ins and outs of telecommunications. Seminar presenters include professionals from all corners of the industry, including attorneys, lending representatives, accountants, managers, consultants, and more.
The complete lineup of seminars for 2013—to be announced shortly—will present essential and cutting-edge information for anyone involved in running or managing a Condo, HOA or Co-op community. Expo seminars nearly always attract standing-room-only audiences, so be sure to arrive early and claim a spot in the audience!
Exhibitor booths and a full schedule of seminars may be the big draws to the Expo, but there's so much more going on. In addition to networking and education opportunities, the show's popular free advice booths will be returning as well. If you have questions about your association’s finances, policies, or day-to-day management, you can stop by one of the booths for answers from leading legal, management, maintenance and financial professionals.
No trade show would be complete without giveaways and raffles. Throughout the day, random drawings will be held for a host of valuable door prizes donated by Expo exhibitors and The New Jersey Cooperator.
And in addition to bringing home useful information and advice, you could be a big winner in helping your association beef up its bottom line. The 2013 event once again will feature the very popular New Jersey Cooperator’s Expo Reserve Fund drawing! One lucky board member will win a cool $2,500 for their building or association’s reserve fund, courtesy of The New Jersey Cooperator and Yale Robbins Publications, LLC, the sponsor of the Expo itself. The winner will be drawn at random after registration has closed, and a check for the winnings will be made payable to the winner’s building, care of their management company. 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.nj-expo.com.
So stay tuned to The New Jersey Cooperator for updates and new additions to the Expo’s exhibitor and seminar roster, and be sure to visit us at the Meadowlands Expo Center on May 1st! For more information on who is exhibiting at the show, to sign up as an exhibitor, or to register for this one-of-a-kind event, go to www.nj-expo.com.