Community Matters
Safely Opening Your Fitness Center during Covid-19

Safely Opening Your Fitness Center during Covid-19

June 30, 2020

Welcome to this edition of Community Matters podcast, where we discuss issues important to managing and governing condos, cooperatives and homeowner associations.

Community Associations, like other businesses and organizations, are slowing starting to re-open facilities and amenities now that stay-at-home orders have been lifted in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. But how do associations re-open gyms and fitness centers and operate them safely while Coronavirus continues to be a threat? We’ll talk about this question and ways communities can provide this amenity while protecting residents in today’s episode of Community Matters Podcast with guest Kim Hamilton, Business Development Manager for Advantage Sport & Fitness.

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Act Early to Ease the Cost of a Building Repipe

Act Early to Ease the Cost of a Building Repipe

June 23, 2020

Welcome to this edition of Community Matters podcast, where we discuss issues important to managing and governing condos, cooperatives and homeowner associations.

Most community associations probably don’t think very often about your building’s pipes. But it might be too late by the time a leak shows up – your pipes are likely already failing. In this episode of Community Matters podcast, we discuss re-pipe as a critical capital improvement, with guest David Hossfeld, Vice President for Sagewater, a pipe replacement expert that operates coast to coast.

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Crisis Communications

Crisis Communications

June 2, 2020

Welcome to this edition of Community Matters podcast, where we discuss issues important to managing and governing condos, cooperatives and homeowner associations.

We often hear people talk about the need for communication skills, especially in a crisis. And crisis communication skills are needed perhaps now more than ever in the midst of a global pandemic. We’re going to talk about crisis communication skills in today’s episode of Community Matters Podcast with guest Robyn Colajezzi, Director, Commercial Marketing and Development for SERVPRO of Germantown, Pennypack/Bustleton, and Upper Bucks.

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Pools in the Age of Coronavirus: To Open, or Not?

Pools in the Age of Coronavirus: To Open, or Not?

May 11, 2020

Welcome to this edition of Community Matters podcast, where we discuss issues important to managing and governing condos, cooperatives and homeowner associations.

Memorial Day is fast approaching, and, with it, pool season. But, this year’s pool season is different from all the others, thanks to Coronavirus. Many community managers and homeowners are facing the same question right now about their pools – do we open them, or not? We’ll talk about this question and more in today’s episode of Community Matters Podcast with guest Ben Basch, Chief Development Officer for American Pool.

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Why You Need Flood Insurance

Why You Need Flood Insurance

May 7, 2020

Welcome to this edition of Community Matters podcast, where we discuss issues important to managing and governing condos, cooperatives and homeowner associations.

This topic was adapted from an article by Ross Rutman, with JGS Insurance, that was originally published in the May/June 2019 issue of our chapter publication, Community Assets.

It’s a pretty common question. Nearly every homeowner has asked at one point or another: why do I need flood insurance? I have been told that the property is not near a body of water and the area is not a high risk for flood. People also have let me know that there has never been a flood at their property before. So, why do you need flood insurance?

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Be Productive While Working from Home

Be Productive While Working from Home

April 14, 2020

Today’s episode of Community Matters podcast is being recorded during the ongoing coronavirus public health emergency. Millions of workers have been furloughed while millions more have been working from home for the last few weeks, and for the foreseeable future. This sudden change means a new and unfamiliar routine for many of us. In this episode of Community Matters podcast, we’re talking with Alyssa Cowling, Technology Director and Marketing Assistant for The Rahn Companies on how to stay productive and safe while working from home.

For more information on The Rahn Companies, please visit their website.

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Communicating After a Disaster: A Little Conversation Goes a Long Way.

Communicating After a Disaster: A Little Conversation Goes a Long Way.

March 30, 2020

Welcome to this edition of Community Matters podcast, where we discuss issues important to managing and governing condos, cooperatives and homeowner associations. 

Today’s episode is being recorded during the Coronavirus global pandemic, during which tens of millions of Americans are under stay at home orders. We are re-visiting and re-purposing older content that we believe may have some useful value to community associations as we deal with the ongoing public health emergency.

The subject of today’s episode is communicating after a disaster. This article was printed originally in our chapter publication, Community Assets, in May of 2019, and was authored by Jill Geiger, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, community manager with Associa MidAtlantic, and Barbara Saxton, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, condominium manager with The Galman Group.

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Technology for Community Association Management

Technology for Community Association Management

February 17, 2020

Today’s episode is all about technology – more specifically, the technology necessary to efficiently manage a condominium or homeowners association, and a community association management company. From accounting and collections, to data security, communications platforms, and even mobile apps, we’re going to touch on all of it with today’s guest, Steve Gothard, Director of Operations for CAMCO Management Company and currently serves as the Chair of CAI’s Annual Conference & Expo Committee.

For more information on CAMCO Management Company, please visit their website.

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Hoarding and Associations: When the Accumulation of “Stuff” Requires Intervention

Hoarding and Associations: When the Accumulation of “Stuff” Requires Intervention

January 29, 2020

This episode of Community Matters is this first in a new series of episodes re-purposing content from CAI's bi-monthly magazine, Community Assets. The topic for this episode is dealing with hoarding in community associations. This article was originally published in Community Assets in the May-June, 2016 issue, and was authored by Josephine Wolf, Esq., and Scott MacNair, Esq., with the law firm Clemons, Richter & Reiss. 

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The Minute Email Newsletter for December, 2019

The Minute Email Newsletter for December, 2019

December 4, 2019

Tune in the audio version of CAI's The Minute Email Newsletter for December, 2019. Spend sixty seconds to hear about December events, our new podcast on Religion in Community Associations, the 2020 member directory and more!

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