News & Announcements

  • July 31, 2018 10:38 AM | Anonymous

    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.

  • July 19, 2018 8:54 AM | Anonymous

    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:

    1. Ticket Auction: We are in need of sporting event tickets, theater tickets, $100 gift cards, gift items, or monetary donations (which will be used to purchase items for the auction). One hundred percent of the proceeds of the Ticket Auction will go to our 2018 charity: Waifs & Strays Animal Rescue
    2. Second Chance Sweepstakes: The Second Chance Sweepstakes allows attendees to submit their non-winning betting vouchers into a drawing for a chance to win a prize. Prizes with a value of $25 are needed. These can be gift cards, logo items, or anything you can think of! Remember to attach your business card to each one so the recipient knows who donated them.

    To donate, contact Linda Hallberg with the quantity and the description of the item(s). 

    Please act now! The deadline to submit Ticket Auction or Second Chance Sweepstakes items is Wednesday, August 8. Your donations will be gratefully acknowledged both the day of the event and in our publications. 

  • June 11, 2018 11:19 AM | Anonymous

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Gain recognition with other BOMA members and contribute to our hottest networking event of the summer. Sponsorships to the Day at the Races include:

    • Company name and logo displayed on TV screens during event
    • Company name in Weekly Connections every week - the sooner you sign up, the more exposure you get! 
    • Company name on signage displayed at the event
    • Company name listed in the program book
    • Verbal recognition during the event
    • Company name in FOCUS Newsletter
    • Participation points counting toward your annual membership dues

    Sign up to sponsor the Day at the Races today!

    Contact Linda Hallberg with any questions about sponsorships. 

  • April 12, 2018 12:58 PM | Anonymous

    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.  

    Regional award recipients will now proceed to the International competition where winners will be announced live on June 26 at the TOBY Awards Program and Banquet at the BOMA International 2018 Conference & EXPO in San Antonio, TX. 

    The 2018 Regional TOBY Award winners from BOMA/Suburban Chicago are: 

    In the Suburban Office Park - Mid-Rise Category:
    Arboretum Lakes in Lisle
    Managed 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 Schaumburg
    Managed 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 

  • March 01, 2018 2:17 PM | Anonymous

    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:

    See the Enrollment Guide for more information. 

    1. Click "Sign Up" to create your FREE account.
    2. Complete the registration by selecting "Get Started" to load payment type.
    3. Select service level and enter your payment information.
    4. Select "Yes" and add agreement code BOMA.

    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. 

    For assistance, call 866.333.3551. Be sure to mention BOMA. Enroll today, and start earning money on your company's Home Depot purchases!

  • February 27, 2018 12:54 PM | Anonymous

    From People's Choice to Best Old Hollywood Theme, and attendee prizes galore, be sure to visit our 2018 EXPO webpage at 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! 

  • February 13, 2018 8:55 AM | Anonymous

    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

    Sponsorship Opportunities:
    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.  


    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. 

    For questions about golf sponsorships, please contact Linda Hallberg

    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 Foursomes:
    Golf invitations will be sent in April.  More information to come. 

  • January 24, 2018 1:08 PM | Anonymous

    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!

  • January 11, 2018 1:01 PM | Anonymous

    2018 EXPO
    Thursday, February 22
    Keynote Lunch: Noon - 1:30 p.m.
    EXPO: 1:30 - 6:00 p.m.
    Drury Lane Theatre and Conference Center
    100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, 60181
    Theme: Old Hollywood

    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! 

    Register Now! 

  • December 22, 2017 11:28 AM | Anonymous

    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 

BOMA/Suburban Chicago
1515 E. Woodfield Rd, Suite 110
Schaumburg IL 60173

Phone: (847) 995-0970
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