Matthew Tobel in The Tribune!
Excerpt from “It’s not a hotel. It’s not Airbnb. Meet the short-term rental startups setting up shop in Chicago”
Travelers and people on short-term assignment often turn to established local companies when they discover that a unit offered by an individual “isn’t at all like the pictures,” said Matt Tobel, director of business development for Suite Home Chicago, another firm that offers short-term rentals. Established local firms offer a variety of short-term leases, some requiring at least a month’s stay, and have found themselves as a fallback for disappointed travelers.
“There’s an inconsistent experience with individual rentals,” said Tobel, 33. Online platforms like Airbnb and VRBO “have the technology for bookings but they don’t have the experience” with ensuring quality, he said.
Suite Home Owner Jennifer Breen Elected Corporate Relocation Council President
As Corporate Relocation Council President, Jennifer Breen, CCHP brings years of experience in the corporate relocation and furnished housing world to this Chicago-based industry organization.
Members of the Corporate Relocation Council of Chicago (CRC) have elected Suite Home Corporate Housing President & Owner Jennifer Breen to lead the organization as their next President. Breen assumed the role in January, 2019, succeeding CRC President Evan Miller, Director of Sales at RELO Direct, Inc. in Chicago.
The Corporate Relocation Council (CRC), a group that started in the late 1970s as a series of informal luncheons, aims to educate and empower today’s global mobility professionals for optimal achievement. By providing timely and valuable industry and association communications, CRC of Chicago aims to foster a culture of continuous learning in the relocation industry. What started as an informal series of luncheons soon turned into a group dedicated to joining forces with other relocation specialists to ensure mutual education and growth for all members. The organization is proud to have celebrated its 40th Anniversary in 2018.
Suite Home is a Finalist for ASAP’s Serviced Apartment Corporate Account Management Award!
Suite Home is one of a “record number of entries” for the 2018 ASAP (The Association of Serviced Apartment Providers) Award Program.
Per the release, “all shortlisted finalists will now go forward to the final awards judging day in October, when our judging panel of 8 industry leaders will select a winner in each category. All the winners will then be announced at the prestigious ASAP Gala dinner which takes place on the evening of 6 December at etc venues, 155 Bishopsgate, London following on immediately after the ASAP 2018 Convention which takes place that day.”
Jennifer Breen Honored with Enterprising Women Magazine’s 2018 Women of the Year Award!
“The Enterprising Women of the Year Awards is widely considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners. To win, nominees must demonstrate that they have fast-growth businesses, mentor or actively support other women and girls involved in entrepreneurship, and stand out as leaders in their communities. Many of the honorees also serve as leaders of the key organizations that support the growth of women’s entrepreneurship.”
Suite Home Recognized in Move for Hunger’s Year in Review!
We are so excited and proud to be featured in Move For Hunger’s 2017 Year in Review!
Move for Hunger is such an amazing organization, and we loved partnering with them for a food drive at Marquee at Block 37, joining them for the Chicago Half Marathon, and doing a year long push to bring them items donated by our departing guests.
Jennifer Breen is a member of the Class of 2018 — A winner of the Enterprising Women of the Year Award
Suite Home Owner Honored with Prestigious Award from Enterprising Women Magazine
RALEIGH, N.C. December 11, 2018 – Monica Smiley, publisher and CEO of Enterprising Women magazine, has announced the winners of the 2018 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards, an annual tribute to the world’s top women entrepreneurs. Honorees will be recognized at the 16th Annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration & Conference, to be held from Sunday, March 4 to Tuesday, March 6 at The Four Seasons Hotel in Miami, Florida.
The Enterprising Women of the Year Awards is widely considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners. To win, nominees must demonstrate that they have fast-growth businesses, mentor or actively support other women and girls involved in entrepreneurship, and stand out as leaders in their communities. Many of the honorees also serve as leaders of the key organizations that support the growth of women’s entrepreneurship.
Jen Breen, owner of Suite Home Chicago is featured in this month’s Mobility Magazine, the publication for Worldwide ERC – The Workforce MOBILITY Association
In late June, Jen and two of her children participated in the annual “Serve-A-Thon” a day of community service, with employees from Baird & Warner. They volunteered at the Primo Center for Women and Children which provides housing and other services to homeless women and children in Chicago.
Suite Home Chicago Races to Fight Hunger
Suite Home Chicago, a Chicago-based corporate housing company, participated in the Chicago Half Marathon/ 5K on September 23 on behalf of Move for Hunger. Suite Home is a corporate partner of Move for Hunger, a non-profit organization that collects and distributes food donations from people who are moving to local food banks; Suite Home raised over $800 for the race.
Home Sweet Home with Suite Home Chicago
A post from our friends at Move for Hunger
In the world of temporary housing, having all the comforts of home make a big difference to those traveling for extended periods of time. By providing a fully furnished apartment, weary travelers are able to relax and adjust to a new environment while transitioning to a new job, house or living situation.
Our friends at Suite Home Chicago offer everything a temporary traveler would need in the Windy City and this September they are turning their miles into meals with Team Move For Hunger at the Chicago Half Marathon & 5K. After becoming a part of our Corporate Housing program in 2016, Suite Home Chicago has gone above and beyond with their support of combating food waste and hunger in the relocation industry. They held a week-long food drive at one of their downtown apartment complexes in August and the company has also raised $600 of their $1,000 goal to benefit Move for Hunger.
Corporate Housing Provider Suite Home Chicago Earns 2017 “Company Member of the Year” Tower of Excellence Award from CHPA
Temporary apartment provider Suite Home Chicago honored with industry recognition.
Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) March 07, 2017 — We are “Flying the W” in Chicago again! Suite Home Chicago was thrilled to be honored with the “Company Member of the Year” award by the Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA) at last week’s annual conference in Huntington Beach, California. This award recognizes Suite Home Chicago’s commitment to excellence within the corporate housing industry and their emphasis on building strong relationships within the hospitality sector.
Operations Manager Sarah DiDavide, CCHP beamed, “At Suite Home Chicago we truly strive to make the entire corporate housing experience the best that it can be for our guests, we always focus on what we can change or do to improve on the stay. To be honored by people that we work with and many that we look up to
is such an accomplishment. This award means so much to us and we hope to continue to work up to the standards of the CHPA Company Member of the Year.”
Furnished Corporate Housing Provider, Suite Home Chicago Renews WBE Certification
Suite Home Chicago renews WBE Certification as they continue to grow and expand business.
Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) June 22, 2016 — Suite Home Chicago, a business specializing in extended-stay corporate housing, is excited to announce the renewal of their national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC), a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
WBENC’s national standard of re-certification implemented by the WBDC is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by a woman or women.
“We are thrilled that Suite Home Chicago continues to benefit from being a woman owned business,” President & Owner Jennifer Breen said. “We continue to expand and grow as a business into new markets, and the WBE certification has been a springboard for new business development for our team.”
Corporate Housing Company Suite Home Chicago Heads North
Corporate housing company, Suite Home Chicago heads north expanding offering of fully furnished apartments into Milwaukee.
Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) September 01, 2016 — “Suite Home Milwaukee” is open for business!
The team at Suite Home Chicago is excited to announce their recent expansion into the Milwaukee market, offering luxury, corporate apartments within the city limits and its’ surrounding suburbs. With a dedicated team in place, our clientele can expect the same great Suite Home service in this newest location.
“Our corporate clientele has been asking us for years to set up fully furnished apartments in Milwaukee,” Suite Home owner Jennifer Breen said. “Our team prides itself on knowing the Chicago area like the back of our hand, and we just did not want to set up apartments in Wisconsin until we felt comfortable knowing the market like we know our hometown.”
Breen continued, “After 9 months of quietly setting up apartments and learning everything we can about Milwaukee and its suburbs, we felt the time was right to establish our position in the market.” Currently, Suite Home offers temporary furnished apartments in downtown Milwaukee, and in nearby suburbs
Brookfield, Oak Creek, and Wauwatosa.
Corporate Housing Provider, Suite Home Chicago, Commits To Fighting Hunger
Leading Corporate Housing Provider Partners With National Non-Profit Move For Hunger
Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) May 31, 2016 — Suite Home Chicago, a leading corporate housing provider headquartered in the Windy City, has partnered with the national non-profit, Move For Hunger, to demonstrate their commitment to fighting hunger. Nearly 50 million Americans are affected by food insecurity, including 1 in 5 children. As a proud partner of Move For Hunger, guests at Suite Home Chicago locations have the opportunity to change these staggering statistics by donating their unopened, non-perishable food items upon departure. These year-round donations are distributed directly to local food banks in need, helping fight hunger on a broad scale in the Chicagoland area and across the United States.
“We are thrilled to have Suite Home Chicago join us in the fight against hunger,” says Adam Lowy, Executive Director of Move For Hunger. “With such devastating hunger statistics at both the local and national level, their efforts will provide crucial support to our mission to feed the hungry.”
“Since our founding a decade ago, Suite Home Chicago has been dedicated to the well-being of our community,” explains Sarah DiDavide, Suite Home Chicago Operations Manager. “Partnering with Move For Hunger was a natural fit; we can help reduce hunger by providing our guests with the opportunity to donate any
remaining items upon departure. Our guests are thrilled to participate as well.”
Suite Home Chicago Announced as Preferred Corporate Housing Provider at AMLI Deerfield Apartments
Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) August 21, 2015 — Suite Home Chicago is pleased to announce that the firm has been selected as the preferred corporate apartment provider at AMLI Deerfield, located in the heart of Chicago’s busy North Shore area.
“It is truly an honor to have been chosen as the preferred provider at AMLI Deerfield,” Suite Home Chicago owner Jennifer Breen said. “The property is ideally situated for many of our corporate clients and we are excited to start opening up our units in September, 2015. We strive to provide exceptional apartments and service at this location, and we are excited to partner with AMLI Deerfield to assist with any corporate, furnished apartment needs.”
AMLI Deerfield is conveniently located just minutes from the Lake-Cook and Deerfield Metra stations, in addition to being moments from I-294 for easy access to the city’s two airports and downtown Chicago. AMLI Deerfield is also close to Northbrook Court and downtown Deerfield for convenient dining and shopping options.