GAINS Program

Up your involvement with Illinois ASBO and bring your business to the forefront through GAINS, a Service Associate Participation Rewards Program that tracks involvement in Illinois ASBO through a tiered point system… and rewards Service Associate members with opportunities for more exposure.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a company of two people or 2,000. Involvement is tracked on an individual basis, so anyone can make it on the Leaderboard and qualify for the highest level of awards. Companies with multiple Illinois ASBO members should think ahead about which individual you’ll use to register for Conference booths and other events to maximize your earning potential.

Illinois ASBO Gains Rewards

See the Most Recent GAINS Leaderboard

See what the leaderboard is all about! Check out what companies are taking advantage of all that Illinois ASBO has to offer in preparation for our next available Annual Conference exhibit hall. We look forward to working with you soon! 


Tracking will be in-house by Illinois ASBO staff. However, you are ultimately responsible to keep track of your own participation and double check to make sure the points posted match your participation. Points are tallied quarterly and posted on the Leaderboard; new activity will not immediately be reflected.

If you have a question about your points, you can contact Laura Rude at

How to Earn GAINS Points

To earn GAINS points, you simply have to participate in Illinois ASBO programs, events and committees! How involved you get is up to how much exposure you want in front of school district members. For example, participation as a speaker or committee member establishes you as a resource for school districts while earning you points.

Points are earned and tracked based on individual participation, NOT on a company basis. Therefore, companies with multiple members should strategically choose which person to make points-related purchases (see below) to earn maximum points toward a reward. Illinois ASBO reserves the right to change Exhibit Hall layout year to year. Earned prizes cannot be transferred or redeemed for cash or adjustments on accounts.

Tracking of points begins each year on July 1 and will be tracked through June 30 for awards redeemable at the following Annual Conference. (For example, points earned in July 2019 through June 2020 will bring rewards at the 2021 Annual Conference.) Points do not rollover; each July 1 members will begin again at zero points.

Pay for Booth and Exhibit at Annual Conference

250 points*

Member Assisting in the Booth at Annual Conference

150 points

Longevity as an Illinois ASBO Exhibitor

Earn points for Exhibiting multiple consecutive years at Annual Conference. If you skip a year, start again at zero.

25 points per consecutive year starting from 2006 (max 250 pts)*

Register for ASBO International Conference

100 points

Register for Illinois ASBO's hospitality event at ASBO International Conference

50 points

Run for Service Associate Advisory Committee

Applications due in December.

75 points

Register for Midwest Facilities Conference

50 points

Register for Facilities Professionals Conference

50 points

Community Impact Legacy Project Participation

25 points

Attendance at Service Associate only (SAAC) events

25 points each

Illinois ASBO Golf Outing Paid Golf Registration

25 points

Purchase Golf Foursome

100 pts** inclusive of first 25 points

Professional Development Speaker

75 points per presentation up to eight presentations

Professional Development Moderator
25 points per presentation up to eight presentations

Exhibit Hall Game at Annual Conference

50 points

PDC Involvement
You must request to join and be approved by the Chair. Attending a PDC meeting or joining a group on the peer2peer network does not automatically add you as a PDC member within our records. On a periodic basis, PDC chairs are asked to review their lists to make sure they are up-to-date and everyone listed is an active participant. 

75 points

*These points will automatically be designated to the person within an organization that pays for the booth. Please inform Laura Rude at if you want to designate these points to someone else within your organization. Annual Conference-related points will be added to your total at the end of June. Other GAINS points are non-transferable.
** Or 25 points per paid golf registration. 100 points max for golf.

Involvement = Investment

My ‘Aha!’ moment came after 15 years in the Association when I realized that I had something valuable to offer Illinois ASBO members, but lacked the opportunity to share it. I learned that getting involved on a Professional Development Committee was the pathway to do that. It was the opportunity to give back and network in a more intimate setting.”

– David M. Rutkowski
Registered Representative
Horace Mann Insurance Company