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A Board Members’ Guide to Unexpected Issues – Your Questions Answered

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Navigating the complexities of community association governance is increasingly challenging due to evolving laws, heightened personal liability for board members, and onerous regulation including the personal information required of volunteer board members under the controversial Corporate Transparency Act. In this …

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From Chaos to Order: Tips from a Decluttering Pro on Hoarding and Maintaining Your Association’s Records

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Are you struggling with a hoarder in your association and need practical advice? Do your Association’s books and records need some attention now that new laws in Florida require them to be kept in an “organized fashion”? Tune in to …

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Revolutionizing Coastal Defense, 3D-Printed Living Seawalls with Anya Freeman of Kind Designs

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The recent flooding in South Florida makes today’s episode of Take It To The Board particularly timely.  Anya Freeman, the visionary founder of Kind Designs, sits down with host Donna DiMaggio Berger to explain her groundbreaking approach to …

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South Florida Flash Flooding May Provide Permit Extension Opportunity

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Property owners, developers, construction industry professionals, and other permit- and authorization-holders may have an opportunity to extend them further.

Qualifying for the Extension

On June 12, 2024, the Governor issued Executive Order No. 24-115

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A Lobbyist’s Lens: A Bird’s Eye View of the Legislative Process, Community Advocacy and Condo Law with Lobbyist Travis Moore of Moore Relations, Inc.

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Host Donna DiMaggio Berger takes listeners behind the curtain of Florida’s legislative process with lobbyist Travis Moore of Moore Relations, Inc. to uncover what lobbyists do, how they do it, and why community association leaders and residents need …

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Association Committees with Becker’s Ken Direktor

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Does your association have committees? Do you find them to be a helpful addition to association operations or a harmful “shadow board” with the potential to create liability for the association, its directors, and members? Host Donna DiMaggio Berger …

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The Benefits of “Umbrella Organizations” with Brickell Homeowners Association’s President, Ernesto Cuesta

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When it comes to community associations, joining forces under a voluntary “umbrella organization” often proves more beneficial than going it alone. Members reap the rewards of shared knowledge, vendor connections, advocacy, and educational resources. In this week’s episode of Take …

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Cooking Up Community Connection with Tim and Lara Boyd of Mustard Seed Bistro

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Food does more than just tantalize your taste buds—it can also weave communities together and ignite change. In this episode, host Donna DiMaggio Berger is joined by Tim and Lara Boyd from Mustard Seed Bistro in …

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Crafting and Protecting Your Community’s Trademark with Becker’s Valeria Angelucci

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Has your association ever faced the challenge of a shadow website or social media page imitating your own? Have you discovered your community’s name being used by a business entity without permission? Host Donna DiMaggio Berger

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Everything You Need to Know About Concrete Restoration Projects with Alessandra Bianchini, of Carousel Development and Restoration Inc.

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At some point, every building will require concrete repairs and restoration. If you’ve ever undertaken a concrete restoration project, you’re aware of the many challenges they entail:  substantial costs, lengthy time delays, irritation over hurricane shutters, windows and doors, uncooperative …

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Understanding How to Handle your Association’s Insurance Claim with Public Insurance Adjuster Ken Shriberg

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Various types of casualty events, including fires, floods, explosions, windstorms, and even the unavoidable burst water pipe, will likely occur at some point in your community’s lifespan which means your board will have to submit an insurance claim. That process …

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Not In My Backyard! Regulating Short-Term Vacation Rentals with Texas Attorney David Schwarte

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It’s a complex issue that is reshaping neighborhoods and communities across the country. We are talking about Airbnb, a homestay rental experience that has quickly become a major disruptor in the global hospitality industry. It’s also become a major security concern …

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