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Community Association Volunteer Leadership Training
May 5 2018  - May 5 2018
(Holiday Inn, Nashua, NH)
CAI-NE Board Meeting
May 8 2018  - May 8 2018
Condo Board Meeting
May 8 2018  - May 8 2018
Managers' Committee Meeting
May 10 2018  - May 10 2018
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Expo Preview
By: Mark Einhorn, 2017 Co-Chair & Erik Simard, 2017 Co-Chair
October 2017
It is hard to believe but Fall is here already and our annual conference and expo is just around the corner. The CAI chapter staff, as well as our conference committee, have been working hard all year to bring you what we hope is the best conference ever. We have speakers lined up throughout the day to educate and facilitate discussion on all of today’s hot topics facing community associations and a sold out vendor show ensures that any services or advice that your association is seeking will be on hand and represented. Whether you’re a homeowner, association volunteer or board member, or professional manager, there’s something for everyone at this year’s show.

Ready or Not, Here It Comes!
By: Nena Groskind
September 2017
Snow and ice. Only one is a four-letter word, but both are equally likely to provoke creative invectives from condominium managers and board members, who have to deal with the challenges they create. Winter begins psychologically, if not officially, with the first snowfall, which triggers a cascade of concerns: It has to be removed – from walkways, driveways and sometimes from roofs; it melts and re-freezes, creating ice, which produces both the risk of slip and fall accidents and in the right (or wrong) conditions, dreaded ice dams. And after the third (or fourth or tenth) consecutive schedule-snarling snowfall, it makes everyone cranky. For anyone who recalls the winter of 2015 – and who could possibly forget it – ice dams no doubt still appear in recurring nightmares of leaking roofs, water-damaged interiors, angry homeowners and insurance claims. If you missed the endless explanations of what causes the problem, here’s a brief recap.

It Takes a Village
By: Nena Groskind
August 2017
If you asked condominium board members and industry professionals 30 years ago to identify their biggest problems, “owner apathy” would have been at or near the top of their lists. Ask the same question today, and you’d almost certainly get the same response. Creating a sense of community that makes owners feel connected to their condominium association and encourages them to participate actively in its governance, is as difficult today as it was three decades ago, and every bit as important. “Lack of owner interest creates a climate of neglect, and [permits] the pursuit of self-interest by the board, managers, and committees,” the Community Associations Institute (CAI) warned in a report published several years ago.

Garbage Fees - Trash Collection Is Still a Taxing Issue for Many Condominium Associations
By: Nena Groskind
July 2017
Have you wondered why condominium associations in some cities and towns must pay private contractors to provide trash collection, recycling and other services municipalities provide owners of detached, single-family homes at no charge? Condominium owners pay property taxes, like other single-family homeowners; why don’t they receive the same municipal services?

Winner's Circle
By: Nena Groskind
June 2017
Hundreds of CAI-NE members and their guests gathered at the Marriott in Burlington, MA to celebrate the industry, the chapter and its honorees at the 21st annual chapter dinner and awards banquet. Wes Blair, the chapter’s immediate past president, joined current president Robert Keegan, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, in presenting the awards to association volunteers, professionals and business partners.

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