Chris Aikens of Kenrick Corporation awarded highest professional designation in the country

Chris Aikens of Kenrick Corporation is one of only a small handful of professionals in the country to have earned the prestigious PCAM designation. Chris spent several years taking courses in various cities throughout the U.S. and passed an intensive case study last November 2014 in Los Angeles. This included a multi-day tour of the subject, a 1,000 unit property, and the submission of a 100-page thesis management plan describing how to improve the physical property and all other aspects of governing the property. Recently, Chris also helped position Kenrick Corporation as one of only two AAMC accredited management firms in New York State. Kenrick currently is the only AAMC accredited firm outside of the NYC area. The AAMC is the highest designation available to […]

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The Chapter’s “How to Deal with Difficult People” Program

This past summer, we had the pleasure of once again enjoying the beautiful venue of the Monroe Golf Club. The meeting was led by Dick Aikens, CAI-WNY president, and included a panel discussion on a subject that impacts many of us in our personal and business lives: how to deal with difficult people. The meal had a summer picnic theme with barbecue items served with a variety of salads. Based on the 90% “excellent to very good” survey results, we’re looking forward to another summer-themed event in 2016! Dick Aikens moderated the panel, which included Ronald Shubert, Esq.; Howard Maffuci, Ed.D.; Gordon Quinton; and Gary Albanese. They spoke based on their backgrounds in the legal, personnel, and insurance fields; including some personal anecdotes from their […]

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Programs held in Buffalo and Rochester

by Frank Lysiak, CMCA, AMS Essentials of Community Association Volunteer Leadership program held in Buffalo. On Saturday, May 3, CAI-WNY conducted its Essentials of Community Association Volunteer Leadership program at the Oak Brook Community Clubhouse, hosted by Jean Kough of Clover Management. The 23 participants included board members and community management personnel, as well as a business member of the chapter. The presenters included: • David M. Lorka, CPA, who presented “Finances,” which cov- ered the preparation and review of an annual budget, monthly, quarterly financial statements, annual reviews, and audits. • Steven Grimaldi, CIRMS, John J. Grimaldi & Associates, who discussed “Risk Control and Insurance;” areas in which commu- nity associations are exposed to loss and risk and control tech- niques to reduce the […]

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Thank you to our new and renewing members!

Association Name # of Units Management Company/Manager Admiral’s Walk Condominium Berkley Square Homeowners Association, Inc. Berkley Place Homeowners Association Castleman Court Condominium Cazenovia Commons Charlesgate Village Association Chestnut Ridge Village Condominium Craneridge Association, Inc. Cross Creek Homeowners Association, Inc. Devonshire Homeowners Association Eagle Vale Homeowners Association Evergreen Homeowners Association Forest Edge Cluster Association Forest Lake Homeowners, Ltd. Franklin Park Association Georgetown Common Homes Association Glen Oaks Condominium Heartland Estates Homeowners Association Ridge Meadow Homeowners Association, Inc. River Edge Homeowners Association Stillmeadow Courts Homeowners Association Stone Ridge Association, Inc. St. Elmo Condominium Association Sumnol Homeowners Association The Crescent at East Avenue, Inc. The Villas at Alder Creek Condominium Third Avenue Condominium Villas at Brierwood Association Wedgewood Common Association Williamsville Towers Condominium Williamsburg Common Condominium Windsor Square […]

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Community Governance

October 16 & 17, 2014   Starts: Thursday, 8:30 a.m. Concludes: Friday, noon   Buffalo Marriott Niagara 1340 Millersport Highway Amherst, NY 14221 OFFICIAL 2014 PMDP SPONSORS: Pilera Software llc Union Bank Learn how to avoid legal problems and gain cooperation when establishing guidelines.   This course covers the legal basis of community rules, policies and procedures. You’ll gain a better understanding of board and management responsibilities and a better grasp of the community association as a legal entity. Learn how to advise and support your board and how to revise policies and procedures to comply with current laws and recommended management practices.   ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED Visit www.caionline.org/pmdp and register for this course online. Register online four weeks ahead and receive a $25 […]

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