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Kate Guercio with Hard Surface Finishers Appointed to BOMA/Chicago Board

Kate Guercio with Hard Surface Finishers Appointed to BOMA/Chicago Board We welcome Kate Guercio, President of Hard Surface Finishers, Inc., to our BOMA/Chicago Board of Directors. As a BOMA/Chicago member for over 17 years, Kate has been involved in the Events Committee and the Emerging Leaders Committee. She participated in developing the goals, objectives, and…

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Caitlin Wright Joins BOMA/Chicago Staff as Marketing and Events Manager

Caitlin Wright Joins BOMA/Chicago Staff as Marketing and Events Manager We are excited to announce that Caitlin Wright has joined the BOMA/Chicago team as our new Marketing and Events Manager. Caitlin earned her bachelor’s degree in Communications and Digital Studies from Grand Valley State University in 2020. Caitlin brings a fresh perspective to content, strategy,…

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Susan Hammer Named BOMA Fellow

Susan Hammer, RPA, BOMI-HP

Susan Hammer Named BOMA Fellow Congratulations to Susan Hammer, RPA, LEED AP O&M, named by BOMA International as a 2022 BOMA Fellow. Individuals honored as BOMA Fellows have displayed exemplary and sustained contributions to the industry, their profession, the community and BOMA at all levels and have continually answered the call to leadership and service…

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Chicago Returns Week a Big Success

Chicago Returns Week a Big Success BOMA/Chicago, in partnership with Chicago Returns, World Business Chicago, and the City of Chicago, launched Chicago Returns Week the week of May 2-May 6. The initiative, a celebration of a return to downtown and to the office, was a huge success. Chicago Returns Week incorporated a dozen outdoor public…

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Delay in Property Tax Bills Subject of Cook County Board Hearing

Delay in Property Tax Bills Subject of Cook County Board Hearing The Cook County Finance and Technology and Innovations Committees met in joint session on Monday, April 25 to discuss the anticipated delays in property tax billing caused by the Cook County Assessor. Ron Tabaczynski, BOMA/Chicago Director of Government Affairs provided testimony explaining how late…

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Chicago’s City-Wide Scooter Program To Launch in May

Chicago’s City-Wide Scooter Program To Launch in May After two years of pilot programs authorizing scooter usage on the public way, the City of Chicago’s citywide scooter program is set to launch in May of 2022. BOMA/Chicago was engaged in discussions with the City about use of scooters in the Central Business District. During those…

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2022 End of Session Report

2022 End of Session Report By Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies Overview Over the course of their spring 2022 legislative session, Illinois lawmakers passed a bevy of bills designed to shore up state finances and woo Illinois voters ahead of the 2022 election cycle. The General Assembly’s April 9 adjournment, more than a month earlier than…

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BOMA/Chicago Presents Chicago Returns Week May 2-6

BOMA/Chicago Presents Chicago Returns Week May 2-6 Chicago Returns Week May 2-May 6: Celebrate the end of the pandemic and a return of Chicago’s downtown to the vibrant business district that is once again full of opportunity, connections, and culture. Emphasize the importance of well-being that comes from being in the office, including the amazing…

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Property Taxes Focus of Crain’s Op-Ed Penned by BOMA/Chicago Executive Director Farzin Parang

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Property Taxes Focus of Crain’s Op-Ed Penned by BOMA/Chicago Executive Director Farzin Parang BOMA/Chicago Executive Director, Farzin Parang, recently authored an opinion piece on property taxes that was published in Crain’s Chicago Business, “Property Taxes Don’t Have to Be a Zero-Sum Game. The text of the letter is below. Property Taxes Don’t Have to Be a…

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City to Lift Mask, Vaccine Mandates on February 28

City to Lift Mask, Vaccine Mandates on February 28 Mayor Lightfoot announced today, Tuesday, February 22, that both indoor mask and vaccine mandates will be lifted with some restrictions. Masks will continue to be required in health care settings, on public transit, and in other congregate settings. As the City transitions its mitigation measures to…

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