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Association Insights Communication

Putting Unity Back in the CommUNITY

People are tired: tired of the rhetoric, divisiveness, and uncertainty, tired of being tired, but at the most basic level, tired of feeling isolated and disconnected. In an effort to restore some level of normalcy and connectedness, community associations are responding in creative ways to bridge the gap of unprecedented challenges spawned by the COVID-19

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Community Association of the Year

Small Category: Suffield Meadows Condominium Unit Owners Association

Suffield Meadows Condominium Unit Owners Association was named Community Association of the Year in the Small Category. They are managed by National Realty Partners, LLC. This is the essay submitted with the community’s application. By John Dunkin, President, Suffield Meadows Association Nestled in the foot hills of the Blue Ridge mountains, Suffield Meadows is an

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Community Association of the Year

Medium Category: The Grove at Huntley Meadows Homeowners Association

The Grove at Huntley Meadows Homeowners Association was named Community Association of the Year in the Medium Category. They are managed by Cardinal Management Group. This is the essay submitted with the community’s application. By Heidie Rothschild, HOA President The Grove is a vibrant, thriving community in Alexandria, comprised of 285 townhomes and single-family homes. 

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Community Association of the Year

Large Category: New Bristow Village Homeowners Association

New Bristow Village Homeowners Association was named Community Association of the Year in the Large Category. They are managed by National Realty Partners, LLC. This is the essay submitted with the community’s application. By Jennifer Osborn, Board President New Bristow Village is a wonderful community along Route 28 nestled between the City of Manassas and

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Community Association of the Year

Communicator of the Year: Leisure World of Maryland

Leisure World of Maryland in Silver Springs, MD was named Communicator of the Year in the Community Association of the Year Contest. They are managed by Leisure World of Maryland Corporation. This is the essay submitted with the community’s application. By Ken Muir Communication in Leisure World, as in many communities, occurs on three levels—corporate,

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Communication

Taking Your Community from Good to Great: Synergy is the Key

“Teamwork makes the dream work,” may seem like an overused adage on an inspirational poster but it is true. Creating a great community requires synergy between its manager, board, business partners and service providers and residents. Communication is at the heart of synergy. Honesty and clear communication sprinkled with empathy, understanding, and diplomacy is paramount

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Education

How to Crush the M100 Exam (Or Any Other PMDP Course)

If you’re intimidated about taking a Community Associations Institute test because the other students in your class look like they are fresh out of college, fear not! You can boost your confidence by developing your study skills! Make the Knowledge Your Own You can hone your skills by deliberately practicing these methods. Over time, they

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Communication

Promoting Unity Through Communication

COVID-19 put a kibosh on so many things, but it couldn’t stop everything. Namely, the desire for people to interact with one another. Human interaction is in our nature.  According to Medical News Today, “Humans are born into social groups and live their entire lives as a part of society, so the social element can’t

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