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CONDO MEDIA CAI New England PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE The Official Publication of CAI New England CHAPTER PARTNERS DIAMOND • The Dartmouth Group Inc., AMO, AAMC • Goodman, Shapiro & Lombardi LLC • Marcus, Errico, Emmer & Brooks PC • SPS Inc. PLATINUM • Perkins & Anctil PC • Condo Media Magazine GOLD • Newton Roofing Company Inc. • Prime Touch Services Inc. • Pro-Care Inc. • Swerling Milton Winnick Public Insurance Adjusters Inc. • Thayer & Associates Inc., AMO • Turner Construction Group • Union Bank S I LV E R • Community Association Banc/CondoCerts • Crowninshield Management Corp., AMO • McCullough, Stievater & Polvere LLP BRONZE • Alltech Building Systems Inc. • American Properties Team Inc. • Bloom Cohen Hayes LLC • Davis, Malm & D'Agostine P.C. • Goldman & Pease LLC • Kidd-Luukko Corporation • Rockland Trust Everyone Needs a Plan A ll too often we hear about a project with problems or a group initiative that doesn’t quite seem to get off the ground. Many times, we later find out that the participants entered into it with the greatest intentions, zeal and passion for its success, but that the ultimate downfall was something that they didn’t anticipate. They say you should expect the unexpected, but sometimes these things just aren’t meant to be. Too many of these situations will even elicit the reaction of “I can’t believe they didn’t think of that.” And sometimes, it’s because they didn’t have a plan. My involvement in the construction industry has always rendered the opinion that the correct amount of planning and preparation put into any endeavor will usually result in a smooth and satisfying outcome. The old carpenter’s adage, to measure twice and cut once, truly captures the essence of it. Well, here at CAI, we’ve had a three- to five-year strategic plan in place since 2005 and just recently completed a full review and update to that plan to help take CAI New England into the next three to five years. Garnering input through a task force made up of homeowner, manager and business partner members from all of our New England states, along with questionnaires, surveys and interviews across the membership matrix, we were able to determine what we’ve been doing right, what we can improve and what we’ve either done wrong or didn’t accomplish from the prior plan. We’re very proud of this accomplishment and I want to thank the members of the task force for their time and effort including Paul Carroccio, CMCA, AMS, PCAM; Pete Garrett, CMCA, AMS, PCAM; Frank Lombardi, Esq.; Bob McBride, CMCA, AMS, PCAM; Charles McNamara, Fred Schernecker; and Scott Wolf, CMCA, AMS, PCAM. Although we have established the Strategic Plan for the upcoming years it is a working document and as such, your input, your insight, your suggestions and your questions are always welcome and encouraged. In other news, in February, we honored many of our members for their accomplishments and commitment to CAI New England, their associations and their communities. Congratulations to all of you. As 2010 rolls along, I would encourage each of you to recognize anyone who you think deserves to be acknowledged at the Awards Banquet next year. Although we’ll ask for these nominations in the coming months, you could make one to the CAI office any time. Sincerely, For more information about our chapter partners, visit Tony Chiarelli 2010 CAI-NE Chapter President 4 CONDO MEDIA • APRIL 2010

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Condo Media - April 2010

Condo Media - April 2010
Table of Contents
From the CED’s Desk
President’s Message
CAI News
CAI Regional News
Asked & Answered
Homeowner’s Corner
Risk Management
Rising Fears
Vendor Spotlight
Industry Perspective
CAI National Law Conference Was Tops … Now for the Bottom Line
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Classified Service Directory

Condo Media - April 2010