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We hope you'll find this information helpful.  Please let us know if we can be of specific assistance to your association.                       --Shirley Feldmann & Angela Falzone
 
  • Past Newsletter Issues:
  • Spring 2013
  • Topics Include: Proactive Disaster Planning Can Save Lives, Time & Money; Community Association Manager's Licensing Act (CAM) Update & Renewals-August 2013; Latest Published Articles; Seasonal Tips-Spring; May 23rd Webinar–Selecting A Management Company; Decrease Liability & Increase Efficiency
  • Spring 2012
  • Topics Include: How Will The NATO Summit Affect You; Your Property And How To Proactively Prepare For It; Protecting Your Association's Finances Through Payment Plans; Seasonal Tips-Spring; Simplified Self-Management; Decrease Liability & Increase Efficiency
  • ACTHA Trade Show-Apr. 21, 2012-Review Simplified Self-Management
  • AAI will be an exhibitor at the ACTHA Trade Show on April 21, 2012 where you can review our interactive manual, "Simplified Self-Management--A Practical Guide With How-To's & Forms"
  • Winter 2012
  • Topics Include: Property Manager Licensing... How It Affects Illinois Associations, Developing Relationships To Manage Effectively, End-Of-Year & Seasonal Tips, Simplified Self-Management, Decrease Liability & Increase Efficiency
  • Fall 2011
  • Topics Include: Protecting Your Association Through Financial Controls; Creating Rules & Regulations; ACTHA North & South Expos on 10/1 & 10/15 w/Seminars on Manager's Licensing; Oak Park Seminar/Oct. 19th-Self Management; Seasonal Tips-Fall & Winter Prep; Decrease Liability & Increase Efficiency
  • ACTHA Webinar -Sept. 22, 2011 on Self-Management Strategies
  • "The Five Strategic Steps To Self-Management" webinar will be held on Thurs., Sept. 22, 2011 from 1pm-2pm and is sponsored by the Association of Condominium, Townhouse & Homeowners Associations. Learn the basic principals of AAI's interactive manual, "Simplified Self-Management-A Practical Guide With How-To's & Forms."
  • Summer 2011
  • Topics Include: Keeping the Peace-The Art of Conflict Resolution; Securing Your Home & Association; Seasonal Tips-Summer & Fall Preparations; Simplified Self-Management; September Webinar on Self-Management; Decrease Liability & Increase Efficiency
  • ACTHA Trade Show Apr. 2, 2011-Review Simplified Self-Management
  • AAI will be an exhibitor at the ACTHA Trade Show on April 2, 2011 where you can review our interactive manual, "Simplified Self-Management--A Practical Guide With How-To's & Forms"
  • ACTHA Webinar-Feb. 9, 2011 on Self-Management Strategies
  • "The Five Strategic Steps To Self-Management" webinar will be held on Wed., Feb. 9, 2011 from Noon-1pm and is sponsored by the Association of Condominium, Townhouse & Homeowners Associations. Learn the basic principals of AAI's interactive manual, "Simplified Self-Management."
  • Winter 2011
  • Topics Include: Leasing Restrictions-Tough Economic Considerations; Winter Safety & Interior Maintenance Tips; Recent Projects; End-Of-Year & Seasonal Tips; February Webinar on Self-Management; Decrease Liability & Increase Efficiency
  • Fall 2010
  • Topics Include: New Law Affects Non-Condominium Community Associations (ICICA); Open vs. Closed Board Meetings; Self-Management Seminar-9/29/10 in Oak Park; Simplified Self-Management; Seasonal Tips--Fall & Winter Prep; Decease Liability & Increase Efficiency
  • Summer 2010
  • Topics Include: Funding Common Element Repairs Through An Association Loan; Demystifying Short Sales & Avoiding Foreclosures; Seasonal Tips--Summer/Preparing for Fall; September Seminar in Oak Park; Recent Projects; Decrease Liability & Increase Efficiency
  • ACTHA Webinar-May 6, 2010 on Self-Management Strategies
  • "The Five Strategic Steps To Self-Management" webinar will be held on May 6, 2010 from 1-2pm and is sponsored by the Association of Condominium, Townhouse & Homeowners Associations. Learn the basic principals of AAI's new interactive manual, "Simplified Self-Management."
  • Spring 2010
  • Topics Include: Self-Management; New Laws Affecting IL Condo & Community Associations; To Sue Or Not To Sue - Litigation Considerations; Upcoming Trade Show & Webinar; Seasonal Tips-Spring; New Radio Show & Article; Decrease Liability & Increase Efficiency
  • Press Release - New Resource of Best Practices for Condo Associations
  • Association Advocates Introduces "Simplified Self-Management"--New Resource Helps Condominium Boards Protect Property Values and Decrease Risk
  • Winter 2010
  • Topics Include: New FHA Regulations & Homebuyer Tax Credit Changes; Containing Winter Maintenance Costs; Winter Seminars for Associations; Recently Published Articles; Seasonal Tips; Decrease Liability & Increase Efficiency
  • Fall 2009
  • Topics Include: Making Sense of Property Tax Appeals In A Down Economy; Mortgages & Sales May Depend On "Healthy" Associations; Fall/Winter Trade Shows & Seminars; Seasonal Tips; Decrease Liability & Increase Efficiency
  • Association Allies... Partners for simplified self-management
  • Introducing a new self-management service from AAI offering a cost effective alternative to professional management providing access to the trusted professionals you deserve at the prices you can afford. Click here to learn how you can increase efficiency, transparency and owner satisfaction while decreasing liability, time and Board burnout.
  • Summer 2009
  • Topics include: Protecting Your Property-Proactive Maintenance Decreases Risk & Costs; Protecting Your Money-Fidelity Bond Insurance & Helpful Tips; Recent Projects & Seasonal Tips; Seminar For Realtors®; Decrease Liability & Increase Efficiency.
  • Spring 2009
  • Topics Include: Water Leaks & Building Repairs; Economy-Friendly Tips Prevent Decreased Property Values; Financial Tips for the Self-Managed; News Release-Board Success Story; Seasonal Tips; Seminars for Property Managers & Realtors®; Decrease Liability & Increase Efficiency.
  • Winter 2009
  • Topics Include: Board Member Fiduciary Responsibility; Protecting the Board From Liability/D&O Insurance; Winter Seminars for Associations; Recent Projects & Seasonal Tips; Decrease Liability & Increase Efficiency.
  • Fall 2008
  • Topics Include: Annual Meetings, Elections & Mail-In Ballots; Realistic Budgeting in An Uncertain Economy; Articles & Seasonal Tips; Fall Seminars for Realtors® & Associations; Decrease Liability & Increase Efficiency.
  • Summer 2008
  • Topics Include: Collections & Foreclosures; Articles & Seasonal Tips; Fall Seminars for Realtors®; Decrease Liability & Increase Efficiency.
  • Spring 2008
  • Topics Include: Protecting Your Home In An Uncertain Economy; Insurance Claims 101; Loans & Project Management; Client Case Studies; Seasonal Tips; Spring Seminars; Decrease Liability & Increase Efficiency.
  • Winter 2008
  • Topics Include: Minutes; Developer Turnover/Warranties; Winter Seminars; Recent Projects; Seasonal Tips; Helpful Services.
  • Fall 2007
  • Topics Include: Budgets/Reserve Studies; New ICPA & IL Legislation; Fall Seminars; Published Articles; Seasonal Tips; Helpful Services.
  • Summer 2007
  • Topics Include: New Legislation For Foreclosures; Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency; Fall Seminars; Recent Projects; Seasonal Tips; Helpful Services.
  • Spring 2007
  • Topics Include: Rubbish Rebates for 2006; Chicago Sign Ordinance Enforcement; Seminars; Highlighted Projects; Spring Tips; Helpful Services.
  • Winter 2007
  • Topics Include: Published Articles; New CO Law Effective 1/1/07; Winter/Spring Seminars; Seasonal Tips; Helpful Services.
  • Fall 2006
  • Topics Include: Protect Your Largest New Asset--Your Home; Recent Projects; Updated Website Now w/Radio Shows; Seminars; New Services.

Association Advocates Inc
4114 N. Lincoln Ave., Ste. 312
Chicago, Illinois 60618

Shirley Feldmann, Founder & Project Manager:  773.348.0742
Angela Falzone, Property Consultant:  847.685.0710

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