The seventh annual Condo, HOA & Co-op Expo presented by the New Jersey Cooperator brought thousands of board members, managers and service providers to the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus on May 7th. The Expo is a fixture on the calendar of board members, building management and residents—providing networking, information and educational opportunities for condo, co-op and HOA boards and residents throughout the tri-state area.
The attendees spent the day visiting over 250 exhibit booths, free advice booths and informative educational seminars.
“Obviously our goal is to present attendees with information and products that will make running their buildings easier and more efficient,” says Yale Robbins, president of Yale Robbins, Inc., Expo producer and publisher of The New Jersey Cooperator, “but we also put a great deal of thought into the bigger picture, anticipating trends and trying to broaden what we provide from one year to the next.”
Henry Robbins, executive vice president and director of sales for Yale Robbins, Inc., added that despite the economy, the Expo has grown each year since the show’s inception. “It's really our exhibitors and our attendees who make this show what it is,” says Robbins. “Their enthusiasm and interest is contagious—the fact that the event grows and draws more people each year is proof of that.”
What Show-Goers Had to Say
Piscataway board member Louis D'Angelo had a great time at the Expo, his fourth time in attendance. “I learn so much here. I get all of my questions answered. I met so many people from so many companies. It's great to be able to talk to people face-to-face and not on the computer,” noted D’Angelo. “You never know what's going to happen. We might need a new roof, or we might need to find a new landscaper, or maybe someone you've been doing business with for years closes...now I have all the names of the companies who I can call. I can share it with everyone.”