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The Western New York Chapter Community Associations Institute would like to thank our Business Partners GOLD CLOVER MANAGEMENT, INC. JOHN J. GRIMALDI AND ASSOCIATES, INC. KEY INSURANCE & BENEFITS SERVICES KENRICK CORPORATION SILVER ANDRUSCHAT REAL ESTATE SERVICES FAIRWOOD MANAGEMENT LMM PROPERTIES, INC. M&T BANK PHILLIPS LYTEL LLP BRONZE

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CAI/WNY Chapter 2016/17 Board of Directors

President Jean Kough, CMCA, AMS Unit Owner, Quaker Hollows Homeowners Association, Orchard Park President-Elect Barbara Perdue President, Crofton Associates, Inc., Pittsford Treasurer Deborah DiMatteo Vice President, Business Banking, M&T Bank, Buffalo Secretary Cynthia Plonczynski Board President, Concord Square HOA, Penfield Board Members Richard K. Aikens, CMCA President, Kenrick Corporation, Rochester Michael Boychuk, CPA Bonn, Dioguardi, & Ray LLP, Rochester Mary Fildes, CMCA, AMS President, LMM Properties, Inc., Buffalo Steve Grimaldi, CIRMS President, John J. Grimaldi and Associates, Inc., Buffalo Ronald S. Shubert, Esq. Partner, Phillips Lytle LLP, Buffalo Frank Lysiak, CMCA, AMS, Chapter Executive Director P.O. Box 292 • Buffalo, NY 14201-0292 716.713.0029 • Email: flysiak@aol.com Steve Grimaldi, Website Administrator: spg@grimaldiinsurance.net Website: caiwny.org National Website: caionline.org Community Association Connection is published by the CAI-Western New […]

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Gold Business Partner: First Niagara Risk Management is NOW Key Insurance & Benefits Services

Although First Niagara has merged with KeyBank, it doesn’t mean our insurance options have changed. Only our name is different. We’re now Key Insurance & Benefits Services (KIB). Our team of insurance professionals, including Bonnie Gionta and our team of condo insurance specialists, has remained the same and continue to provide high level service and dedication to our clients. Bonnie is a 36-year veteran in the insurance industry and specializes in the master insurance policy program for homeowners and condo associations. She is active with the Community Association Institute organization participating in board leadership development workshops, organization tradeshows, and panel discussions. KIB insures over 200 homeowner associations in upstate New York. The condo service team can answer questions pertaining to what the master policy covers […]

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“Can we put a limit on the complaints coming from one of our homeowners?”

 The answer to this and much much more from CAI-WNY’s Rochester Panel on Legal & Insurance Issues. It was a warm beautiful Thursday night when CAI-WNY met at the Monroe Golf Club in Pittsford this past June. After the 90-plus attendees enjoyed a picnic barbecue buffet (the smell of pulled pork and barbecue ribs: oh MY, everyone’s taste buds were prepped!), our panel settled in to answer insurance and legal questions related to HOAs and condominium associations. Dick Aikens, CMCA, AMS of Kenrick Corporation fielded questions as the evening’s moderator. Panelists included Gary Albanese and Bonnie Gionta, both from Key Insurance & Benefits Services; Ronald S. Shubert, Esq., partner with Phillips Lytle, LLP; William N. LaForte, Esq., partner with Trevitt Cristo P.C.; and Christopher T. […]

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HOA Health: Managing PESKY Mosquitoes in Your Community to Help Reduce the Spread of Disease

by Gavin Ferris Mosquitoes pose a significant risk to public health, as they carry and transmit dangerous diseases like Zika and West Nile Virus. Preventing the transmission of mosquito-borne diseases, and the other unpleasant consequences of mosquito infestation, requires a proactive multi-pronged approach. There are several natural solutions to help reduce mosquito populations in and around stormwater ponds. Keeping a pond adequately stocked with an appropriate species of small fish is the most effective means of controlling any mosquitoes that may be breeding in shallow areas. Circulating the water with a fountain or submersed aeration system also makes the water body less hospitable to algae. Homeowners can also be educated to eliminate other potential mosquito breeding sites on their property. Additionally, an integrated mosquito management […]

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