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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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The Risk is Real
By: Nena Groskind
July 2016
Members of two association boards are chatting with an insurance agent at a conference. One of the trustees says: “We are so lucky to have Judy on our board. She handles all of the finances, and she’s been doing it for years. She keeps the books balanced and the bills paid. We don’t have to worry about any of the details, because we know she’s taking care of them.”

Winning Way
By: Nena Groskind
June 2016
Meteorologists were predicting a Nor’easter to celebrate the beginning of spring, but that forecast didn’t chill the spirits of the 300 people who attended CAI-NE’s annual Chapter Dinner and Awards Banquet in Burlington, MA. A mirror ball, balloon arches and glitter –lots of glitter – recalled high school prom night for the industry executives, managers, volunteers and vendors, many wearing gowns and tuxes and sporting corsages and boutonnieres. They danced to music spanning the decades, “popped shots” through a basketball hoop, and stayed late to try their luck at the Casino. But they came primarily to honor the recipients of CAI-NE’s annual awards.

Loyalty and Duty
By: Nena Groskind
May 2016
Newly elected condominium trustees are instructed somberly that they have a “fiduciary duty” to the association and its members; assured that they will not have to worry about personal liability (too much) because the “business judgment rule” will protect them, as long as they exercise “good judgment” and avoid “conflicts of interest”; and admonished sternly never to breach the “attorney-client privilege” that protects communications between the board and the association’s attorney.

Unsuspecting Targets - Cyber Risks Are Scary
By: Nena Groskind
April 2016
If you’re in the mood for a good scare, you can read a Stephen King novel, you can watch “Nightmare on Elm Street” again, or you can listen to Alan Crandall, senior vice president and west region manager in the Community Association Division of Mutual of Omaha Bank, discuss the cyber-risks confronting condominium associations and management companies. His message, summarized succinctly: “Be afraid. Be very afraid.”

Spring Cleaning
By: Nena Groskind
March 2016
Spring certainly seems far away as I’m writing this in early January, and it may still seem a distant, if not desperate, hope in March, when you’re reading it. But condominium boards and managers should start thinking seriously about spring maintenance long before the snow has melted and the grass has begun to grow.

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