Art is Springing Up – April Edition

April, in particular, is a shower of art and activities.

April 5-7 Gemstone Roundtable
Description:  An opportunity to view and purchase hand carved gemstones by artist Sherris Shank. This event is free but reservations are required as seating is limited. Hors’ d’oeuvres will be served.
Location:  Christopher’s Fine Jewelry Design, 124 North Neil, Champaign (352.2415)

New Feature

We’ve been curious for a long time about how our members see both the association and the education we bring to them as part of their business experience.
To that end, we’ve decided to begin a new section of the blog called testimonials … (you can see it in the sidebar just above the calendar)
For the first edition, we decided to ask two of our long time memebers a question:

An Invitation ….

You are cordially invited to attend Central Illinois Rental Property Professionals March 15th general meeting at the Refinery, located at 2302 W. John St. Champaign. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.

The Association will bring Art Mann of Tepper, Mann & Cottrell to share information with you about “Safe Homes Act”. Art will talk about his experience with eviction court with U of I College of Law “Community Preservation Clinic”. You are more than welcome to bring your own legal questions as

Fresh Design Studio: March Vendor of the Month

FDS is a nimble interactive design agency with big talent fueled by the passion for interactive storytelling.
Why do you want to stay FRESH?

Creative concepts that stand out and stay with your audience – FDS provides an unique comprehension of advertising and marketing logic informed by intuitive creative thinking and behavior economics. Our perspective allows us to craft ideas that stick with your customers and make a long lasting impact with your brand message.

IRPOA Legislative Report, March 9, 2012

THANK YOU to the 50+ members of IRPOA who attended the IRPOA Legislative Conference on March 7th!!! We had a busy day discussing key issues of importance to IRPOA and we greatly appreciate Representative Elaine Nekritz speaking to the group! Though we were expecting a huge crowd at the Capitol, we are happy to report that most attendees were able to meet with their legislators. Wrapping up the day, attendees had an opportunity to meet other IRPOA members at the Dublin Pub.

Homeownership — Joint Tenancy & Ex’s Will

Q: My ex-husband and I owned a house together as joint tenants. I got the house in the divorce, and he moved out, but we never changed the title. It stayed in joint tenancy. My ex-husband recently died, and his daughter from a previous marriage says he had a will that gives her his share of the house. Is that true? The daughter says she wants to sell the house so she can get her half.

Thank-you Ray Lantz from Carpet Advantage!

Central Illinois Rental Property Professionals would like to express its sincere gratitude to Ray Lantz @ Carpet Advantage for sponsoring the March M*A*C* at Events at Refinery. Ray has been a long time dedicated member of the Association. Thank you again Ray for a great evening. Don’t forget to check out www.carpetadvantage.net for all your flooring needs.