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21
Aug

Cybercrime: Big Risks for Small Businesses

            Cybercrime: Big Risks for Small Businesses      By Lisa Ann Rea, VP/ Regional Account Executive, Mutual of Omaha Bank Stories of cybercrime continue to make front-page news.  Companies of all sizes are impacted by cyber theft and data security breaches. According to the Breach Level Index, over 5 million data records are lost or stolen every day.Each theft

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13
Aug

SB 326 – A Balcony Bill that Protects Community Associations AND their Residents!

SB 326 –A Balcony Bill that Protects Community Associations AND Their Residents! by Robert Ward, Esq. In 2015, a tragedy in Berkeley resulting from a balcony collapse that killed six young people and injured seven more sparked much debate about the safety of elevated decks, walkways, and balconies in California multi-unit residential construction.  A few years later, in 2018, Senator

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5
Aug

Irrigation Money Saving Tips

Irrigation Money Saving Tips                                             By Ajay Dhawan, Waterwise Consulting, Inc.   As July ends, so does Smart Irrigation Month. Smart irrigation can mean a few things to improve your irrigation system. Most importantly, your return on investment can

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1
Aug

Welcome New Business Partners!

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31
Jul

Board members: Increase your knowledge while expanding your networking

Living in a community and serving on its HOA Board can be both challenging and rewarding. Being a member of CAI is one way to minimize the challenges and accentuate the rewards. Receiving the Channels of Communication Magazine from our local chapter is a great way to stay up to date on upcoming events and pertinent topics of interest to our

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22
Jul

ASK THE EXPERT – Misbehaving board member

QUESTION:  What can be done about a board member’s inappropriate behavior at HOA board meetings? by Sophie Haimof, Esq. As a volunteer director on a board of a homeowner’s association, I imagine one has already been exposed to wild situations, and depending on one’s tenure, a director may have already grown accustomed to misbehaving homeowners.  Regardless of the nature of

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