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CHAIR'S MESSAGE Spring Has Arrived at AAA I don't know about you, but I am glad to see winter moving behind us and look forward to welcoming spring with open arms! And as usual, we have a lot going on in the coming months, and I hope that you will be joining me at all of the events! Our membership drive is well underway. If you missed the kickoff party in January, you missed a great time! The energy, commitment and dedication of our volunteers and staff is simply amazing. Their current recruitment and renewal statistics will surely have them surpassing their goals for 2016. This committee is so fundamentally important to the annual success of the association, and we could not do what we do without the wonderful support from our owner/managers and associate members. Thanks for all that you do! March is a very busy month for the association. As I am writing this, we are preparing to head to the Capitol Conference in D.C. Many of your AAA staff and board members will be meeting with our state legislators to ensure industry issues are at the forefront. We look forward to spending time with those who can make a difference in our everyday work lives. And following on the heels of that, is the ever popular Maintenance Mania on March 10. As you know, this event is sold out so I hope all of your participants registered early and your support teams signed up to cheer on our competitors. And last but certainly not least, the March dinner meeting will be held on March 24. Our speaker for this program is one you won't want to miss - Alex Sheen, founder of because I said I would. We can all use information on the importance of keeping a promise. Alex donates all of his speaking fees to his 501c3 nonprofit organization. Be sure to sign up for this enlightening and worthy topic. In April, we hope to see all of you at the Vic Maslia Golf Classic. This is our annual fundraiser for our PAC, the Georgia Better Government Fund. Our governmental affairs team works diligently to encourage positive legislation for our businesses. This is so very important to our industry and made possible by the generous sponsors and participants of this event. So please come out and join us for a fun-filled day of golf (and no, you don't have to be good) and support our PAC. We are hoping for spectacular weather! And last but certainly not least, with more to come on this in the next edition, I want to make sure you have marked your calendars for the AAA Trade Show on May 18. We are already well ahead of last year's sales and look to have another sold-out, record-breaking event. Our trade show is the largest multifamily trade show in the South so come on out and take it all in. So as you can see, the spring is jam-packed with tons of networking opportunities. I look forward to seeing everyone over the next few months at these exciting events. Happy spring! Jamie Teabo, CPM 2016 AAA Chair M A RCH/A PRIL 2016 | H A BITAT | 9

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Habitat - March/April 2016

Chair’s Message
Legal Talk
Cover Feature: What Apartment Residents Really Want
Government Affairs
2016 AAA Trade Show Sneak Peek
Up Close
Millennials: How to Attract, Retain and Manage
Volunteer's Corner
AAA Platinum Patron Member Profile: CSC ServiceWorks
AAA Gold Patron Member Profile: Fowler, Hein, Cheatwood & Williams, P.A.
New Members
Advertisers’ Index

Habitat - March/April 2016