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M-100 Essentials of Community Association Management
July 31 2014  - August 2 2014
(Mystic, CT)
Condo Media Board Meeting
August 12 2014 
(Contact the Chapter Office for More Information)
Manager's Summer Social
August 14 2014 
(CBS Scene Restaurant & Bar)
Annual Conference & Expo Keynote Speaker
September 12 2014 
(Hilton Doubletree, Danvers, MA)
Condo Media
 
 

 
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Below is a list of abstracts for Feature Articles we write on a monthly basis. If you would like to read the full article, click here to become a member or to login.

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.

Changing Tastes
By: Nena Groskind
March 2014
Condominium amenities, like clothing styles, go in and out of fashion. Amenity preferences don’t change as often as hem lines, lapel widths, or shoe shapes. But they do change, creating challenges both for developers trying to decide what amenities to include in new projects and for condominium communities, lacking amenities current and prospective owners want, or saddled with amenities no one is using.

Wading Through Insurance Coverage
By: Nena Groskind
February 2014
“We thought it was covered.” This is not a message any condominium board wants to deliver while standing in the charred remains of a clubhouse kitchen.

 
 
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