Summer 2014 Front Page – Legislative Action Committee Update

Legislative Action Committee Update by Frank Lysiak, CMCA, AMS; Executive Director, New York State LAC   The New York State 2014 Legislative Session came to a close on June 20, 2014 and unless there is an item of importance to the legislators or Governor Cuomo, it is likely that the next session will not reconvene until January, 2015.   The CAI-WNY Chapter is represented by Ronald Shubert, Esq. and Jean Kough, CMCA, AMS who serve as delegates; Mary Fildes, CMCA, AMS, treasurer; and Carole Riehlman, secretary; and James Andruschat, CMCA, AMS, delegate at large. Frank Lysiak, CMCA, AMS serves as the executive director of the statewide committee.   There are also several other members who represent chapters from Long Island, Hudson Valley, and New York […]

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Welcome to Our Gold Business Partner!

First Niagara Risk Management (FNRM) has a 100-year tradition of pro- viding clients with the expertise they need for the peace of mind they want. Our mission is to be the leading source of insurance services for our clients…present and future. First Niagara has earned a place on Business Insurance magazine’s ranking of the 100 largest brokers in the country since 2007. The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA) designated First Niagara a “Best Practices Agency” for outstanding customer service, growth, stability and financial management. Only 224 agencies nationwide received this honor. FNRM offers a full complement of risk management and insurance tools and services including creative and customizable solutions. We design specialized risk management programs to meet the unique requirements and needs […]

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CED Message

What does CAI-WNY provide to its members and the industry? from the desk of Frank Lysiak   As we pass the halfway mark in our calendar year, I find myself reflecting on the programs of this past year. The success of these chapter events, as well our goal for future programs, is based on surveys that ask, “What is the greatest value that Community Associations Institute provides to its members and the industry? “ The answer has consistently been “Education and networking stand out as the greatest value of, and the most compelling reasons for, membership in CAI-WNY.” As it turns out, Community Associations Institute was created for these very purposes. In 1964, the Urban Land Institute published The Homes Association Handbook, which called for […]

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