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September 27 2014 
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Making Meetings Matter
By: Nena Groskind
August 2014
Whether despised as time wasters, endured as necessary evils, or both, there is no question that meetings are important, not only because they are the primary vehicle for conducting association business, but also because for good or ill, they help to define a community.

Looking for Alternatives
By: Nena Groskind
July 2014
There are two things all condominium association boards hate. Well, probably a lot more than two, but for purposes of this discussion, two in particular: Increasing common area fees and reducing services. But with costs rising and essential (often long- deferred) renovations draining reserves, many boards are finding that they must do one or the other in order to cover their operating expenses. There is another option, however, which some boards have already discovered and many are beginning to explore: Finding alternatives sources of income to boost revenue without raising owners’ fees.

Community Associations Aren't Focusing on Water Conservation But Costs and Environmental Concerns Suggest They Should Be
By: Nena Groskind
June 2014
Water may become "the oil of the 21st century," as some economists have predicted. But water conservation hasn't yet created the sense of urgency that has propelled improvements in automobile gas mileage, spurred sales of hybrids and persuaded an increasing number of homeowners to acquire energy efficient appliances, upgrade their heating and cooling systems, and take other steps to reduce their energy costs.

And the Winners Are....
May 2014
At the 2014 annual CAI-NE chapter dinner dozens of award winners and industry leaders were applauded for their selfless contributions and years of dedicated service. Hundreds of community association homeowners and professionals were on hand and the first to congratulate these deserving award recipients. Immediate past president, Pete Garrett and 2014 chapter president, Frank Lombardi presented Association Excellence Awards and individual awards in the following categories:

Association Managers Are Struggling with Burnout - Management Companies Are Trying to Combat It
By: Nena Groskind
April 2014
If you think about association management - and that's what we're going to do for the next 3,000 words or so - it's not hard to understand why burnout and high turnover are perennial problems. A manager's hours are long, the compensation less than stellar, and the stress levels often off the chart. The surprising thing is not that so many managers suffer from burnout, but that so many of them manage to avoid that fate.

 
 
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