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Not Everything That Happens in Vegas Should Stay There

As I type this, I am sitting at the airport in Houston, TX. I am returning home after attending the CAI National Conference in Las Vegas. This was my first time attending National, and it did not disappoint! It was such an amazing experience on so many levels. There were so many wonderful things about […]

Creating a Happier Work Environment for You and Them

By Raquel Cadena, Community Administrator, Associa Mid-Atlantic, AAMC Have you ever felt trapped in a situation where someone’s actions have negatively affected you, but you’ve felt powerless to change things? Sure, we all have. Do you sometimes find yourself accommodating someone else’s demands, putting their needs over your own, or struggling to put a stop […]

Shining the Spotlight on Tidewater Property Management

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Company BasicsName of company: Tidewater Property Management, Inc., AAMCPrincipal of company: Gail Windisch, CMCA, AMS, PCAMYear company was founded: 1989# of employees: 75States in which your company operates: Maryland, DC, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia Company Contact InformationAddress: 3600 Crondall Lane, Suite 100, Owings Mills, MD 21117Phone #: (800) 761-5977E-mail address: info@tidewaterproperty.comWebsite: www.tidewaterproperty.com Company NarrativeFounded […]

PA Act 115 of 2023: Retroactive, or not?

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Over the last year, CAI’s Pennsylvania Legislative Action Committee (PA LAC) has received inquiries related to retroactive application of Act 115, which was signed into law by Governor Wolf in late 2022.  Although retroactivity is a complex matter, the LAC offers the following response: The Contract Clause of the US Constitution says that no state […]

Parking Lot Maintenance: What Type of Sealer Should You Apply?

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SPONSORED POST Warmer weather inevitably leads us to think about Spring & Summer maintenance projects, including when to apply a sealer to parking lots in your communities. The industry standard product for commercial parking lot sealer up until the past 10 years was a coal tar emulsion sealer. The base material is refined coal tar which […]

Tales of an Emerging Leader Under 40

When I began my career in community management in 2017 as an assistant, I was a member of Community Associations Institute (CAI), but engagement was not heavily encouraged for on-site staff. I was not involved and never went to any events. Five years later, after being promoted to community manager in 2021, I had more […]

Toxic Water? When Community Ponds Can Become Deadly

Most community waterbodies are man-made to prevent flooding and capture pollutants by collecting and filtering stormwater runoff. They can also offer aesthetic allure and recreational advantages, which may contribute to increased property values and community desirability. Despite these benefits, they can present substantial risks if not properly managed. Eroded shorelines may collapse, posing dangers to […]

Spring Planting: Selecting the Right Species for the Right Location

With Spring fast approaching – getting your planting ideas together and selecting the “right species for the right locations” is imperative. Early, carefully timed planting has lasting benefits. It is imperative to select the ‘right plant for the right location’ if you want less maintenance and more success. That is not to say that all […]

Navigating PA’s New Workers’ Compensation Landscape

A recent change by the Pennsylvania Compensation Rating Bureau (PCRB) will significantly affect larger condominiums and homeowners association all across Pennsylvania with workers compensation policies. The PCRB will be revising the Pennsylvania Experience Rating Plan for the first time since 2004. The filing goes into effective for April 1, 2024, for all new and renewal […]

The Modern Juggle

By Charlena Frank, CAI Keystone Meeting & Events Coordinator Balancing work, social, and family life today differs significantly from previous generations. The rapid advancement of technology in the past decade has revolutionized society, leading to unprecedented changes in our professional and personal lives. Careers that were once distant aspirations for our parents are now becoming […]