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SIOR Chicago Supports Trunk Scholarship Program for 12th Year

The Chicago Chapter of the Society of Industrial & Office Realtors (SIOR) said its members donated a total of $13,500 to make 27 Trunk Scholarships possible as part of the Ada S. McKinley College-Bound Trunk Scholarship program in 2022. The scholarships are provided to students typically from the West and South sides of Chicago; each scholarship winner is selected based on an essay contest and a demonstration of financial need.  

2022 marks the 12th year of SIOR Chicago’s support of this charitable initiative. Each trunk is valued at $500 and includes living and learning essentials college-bound honorees need to begin their journey including new laptops, earbuds, backpacks, dorm room essentials and school supplies. 

The following members and companies donated trunks toward this effort in 2022: Akrete Communications; Arco Murray; Bridge Development; CenterPoint Properties; Conor Commercial; CRG Integrated Real Estate Solutions; Dermody Properties; Entre Commercial Realty; Hillwood; Harris Architects; IDI Logistics; Krusinski Construction; Meridian Design Build; ML Realty Partners; Newmark; TMG; Venture One Real Estate; Sam Badger; Donald & Cecile Schoenheider; Elise Couston; Adam Marshall; John Picchiotti; Jeanne Rogers; Joyce Slone; as well as a donation from the SIOR Chicago Chapter itself. 


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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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