New Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act Topic
of February Lunch ‘n Learn
By Brian Lozell, CPM® & Gary R. Eisenach, ARM®, COS, CMH
IREM Chicago Chapter 23 Legislative Committee
The recently-enacted Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act – legislation that has a tremendous impact on all commercial properties – was the subject of the first Lunch’n’Learn event of 2014 hosted by IREM Chicago Chapter 23.
The event, coordinated by the Legislative Affairs and Policy Making committee, was held February 20 and hosted by Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP at their offices at 330 North Wabash Avenue in Chicago.
A capacity crowd of more than 30 members attended. Headlining the event was a distinguished panel: Joseph Kincaid, Partner at Swanson, Martin & Bell; former State’s Attorney Richard Keating, Partner at Swanson, Martin & Bell; Chuck Hruska III, President of the Hruska Insurance Center; and Glenn Keefer, Restaurateur and owner of Keefer’s Restaurant. Read more...
Chapter Leader Gives German Intern a Glimpse of U.S. Property Management
Last fall, a German college student studying property management got a first-hand perspective of a day-in-the-life of a practicing Chicago management professional through a student exchange program initiated by the International Department at IREM.
IREM Chapter 23 Secretary Josh Rosenberg, ACoM (photo left), hosted the visit at The Roosevelt Collection for Lysanne May-Mizzi Rosenow, a student at the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin.
“Lysanne observed my daily operations for around five hours at the property,” Rosenberg said. “She watched me perform a variety of tasks, including reconciliations and other property management functions.” Rosenberg said he felt Lysanne, who has practical experience working for a condominium management firm and real estate consultancy in her native country, benefited greatly from the time spent at The Roosevelt Collection, the apartment and retail development in Chicago’s South Loop.
Our Night to Showcase Our Best – 10th Annual Premier Awards
Once a year on an evening in early March, the men and women who comprise metropolitan Chicago’s dynamic property management industry gather downtown to celebrate and recognize the best in the business. We’re referring to the IREM Chicago 10th Annual Premier Awards and Casino Night. Join IREM colleagues and business partner companies March 7 for at the historic Drake Hotel for the 2014 Premier Awards gala.
Individual tickets and tables of 10 are now on sale (or register online). Each ticket includes dinner, open bar through 10:30 p.m., music, casino gaming and the opportunity to support friends and colleagues up for one of the 10 Premier Awards. Individual tickets and table reservations for 10 remain on sale.
The Premier Awards were created to recognize people, organizations and companies for excellence in areas that include innovation and technology, energy conservation, community involvement and leadership, property management, vendor services and embodying the core principles of the ARM® and CPM® credentials.
Thanks to everyone from IREM Chicago Chapter 23 who nominated a colleague or company for one of the 10 Premier Awards categories. The deadline for PREMIER Awards nominations has closed. Thanks to all Chapter members who submitted nominations this year. And, Friends of IREM still can take advantage of four great sponsorship packages: Platinum, Gold, Gaming Table and Silver.
Be part of what’s sure to be a magical evening. Get your tickets today for the IREM Chicago 10th Annual Premier Awards and Casino Night March 7.