It's that time of year again for the Rogers Park Builders Group's premier event of the year, our Trends in the Industry Workshop, where a group of 70 – 90 of us casually get together, and through the guidance of skilled moderators (who later become panelists), discuss and argue about local, regional and national real estate trends. We crown the evening by recognizing that moderator whose group came the closest to predicting certain real estate outcomes at our event two years ago.

We are so excited about this year's event that we have decided to hold it a week earlier – instead of the 4th Tuesday of the month, this year's will be on the 3rd Tuesday, January 21st, at 6:30PM, at Loyola University's Information Commons on Loyola's campus. (Of course, the unavailability of the room on the 4th Tuesday also had something to do with this change of date.)

There are several purposes of this email:

a) Sponsorship opportunities cost $250. Sign up early as a sponsor and be sure that your company's name is displayed on all notices promoting this event, and we will offer you lots of recognition and praise

the evening of the event, and an opportunity to dump (I mean, place) your literature on the tables, and possibly even say a few words.

b) Guests: This event also launches our membership drive for 2014. If you know anyone who you think might be interested in learning more about our organization, please be sure to send me an email with that prospect's name, phone and email address. Also, send us names of folks who you think might be interested in this event, even if they are not prospective members. We are especially interested in attracting more landlords, property managers, and, yes, developers – even if they don't presently focus on Rogers Park.

c) Make sure you make proper notation of this revised date, as you will be quite angry at yourself if you end up attending this event on the 4th Tuesday – a week late.

d) Let me know if you are interested in serving as a panelist, or if you have any suggestions as to how to improve the format beyond what we have done in previous years.

CLICK HERE to register.

Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season – read up on your trends so you can be prepared – and we will see you next year!


Rogers Park Builders Group
John Brauc President
Mike Glasser, Event Chair