Jonny Imerman emerged from his triumphant fight against cancer at the age of 26 with one overarching belief: that no one should have to face the disease alone.
Through his boundless energy, optimism, and determination to help others, Jonny created Imerman Angels – a Chicago-based organization that matches mentor “angels” with cancer fighters, survivors, and caregivers who provide personalized one-on-one support.
At @properties, we’re committed to helping make a positive impact on our community, and that’s why we’re proud to announce that Imerman Angels is the 2017 beneficiary of our non-profit foundation, @gives back. Watch the video above to learn more about the partnership and how you can get involved.
Whether there’s a cause that hits close to home, or philanthropy just makes you feel good, there are a number of reasons people give back. No matter the reason, charitable work is essential to strengthening our neighborhoods and communities. If you’re looking for ways to get involved, here are a few suggestions:
From Chicago to Harbor Country, the shoreline of Lake Michigan offers a variety of beaches suited for just about every lifestyle. We’ve rounded up a list of spots to visit based on how you prefer to spend your day at the beach. Keep reading and weigh in on your favorite ways to spend a beach day in the comments.
The votes have been tallied, and once again @properties has been named a winner in Make It Better Magazine’s annual Best of survey! This is the second year in a row that we have earned the title of Best Real Estate Company.
From salons and spas to shops and restaurants, the Best of 2017 survey celebrates the best businesses and services from Chicago to the North Shore. Each year it draws thousands of votes from Make It Better readers and locals alike.
From all of us at @properties, thank you to Make It Better and to all of our supporters who voted! Be sure to check out the full Best of 2017 list here and in the July magazine.
The results are in: @properties has made Crain’s Chicago Business’ Fast Fifty list for the sixth time — and we’re excited.
The annual list recognizes the 50 fastest-growing companies in Chicago based on five-year revenue growth.
This year, @properties made the Crain’s Fast Fifty list at No. 39 with five-year revenue growth of 283.8%. @properties has had a steady presence on the list since 2007, clocking in last year at No. 42.
As a local company, @properties is always focused on helping our communities thrive. That’s why you can always find us sponsoring local events around town, whether it’s a little league game or an annual bike race.
This spring, we are excited to sponsor a new exhibit at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum called “Our House: Rethinking Home in a Changing Climate.” The hands-on exhibit, which opened on March 25, explores the future of home design and invites families to walk through a wood block house, play touchscreen games and even build their own house equipped to withstand extreme weather events. For more information about the exhibit, click here and watch the video below!
Located at 2430 N. Cannon Dr. in Lincoln Park, the Nature Museum is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
@gives back recently presented a $150,000 check to Chicago Blackhawks star defenseman Duncan Keith in support of Keith Relief, a local organization founded by Keith that is dedicated to alleviating the financial and emotional burdens of those suffering from medical crises.
The presentation ceremony was held at the United Center and aired during the Blackhawks vs. Blue Jackets game on March 31. Attendees included Keith, @properties co-founders Thad Wong and Mike Golden and the @gives back board of directors.
To raise money for Keith Relief, @gives back held a number of fundraisers headlined by the “@gives a hoot” country jam, which featured a VIP reception and hockey shootout with Keith, a silent auction and live entertainment.
“It was an incredible experience presenting this check on the Blackhawks’ home ice. We’re big fans of Duncan and his commitment to making a positive impact on our communities, so it was great to work with his organization on such an important cause,” said Wong.