Holiday Gifting for Needy Families

Cardinal Management Group is once again joining forces with Northern Virginia Family Services (NVFS) in their Annual Holiday Toy Drive! Please consider helping to make the holiday season brighter for more than 2,000 children and their families in Northern Virginia. Attached is their flyer of gift ideas if you can help donate! New unwrapped toys for children of all ages are needed so that NVFS can help those in need enjoy a special gift from Santa this year.

If you would like to donate, please drop off items at the CMG Corporate office, M-F, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. All items must be donated by Tuesday, December 11th so that NVFS has enough time to wrap and distribute toys to those in need.Toy List

Happy Holidays!!

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Employee Spotlight – Get to know our team!

Katie Phillips joined the Cardinal Management Group family in 2006. She began with the company as an assistant to the administrative/accounting department. During her time with Cardinal she has received Katie Bio-picmultiple promotions including, Account Representative, Collections Coordinator, Cash Manager, and Staff Accountant. Katie currently serves as our Accounting Department Supervisor, managing the day-to-day operations of the Accounting department. Katie is a two time recipient of the coveted annual “Mazzei Award” and a member of the Leadership Team. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two small children, interior design projects, shopping, and visiting her in-law’s beach house in Bethany Beach, DE!

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Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall somewhere between Virginia and the Carolinas later this week. While the exact track of the storm is unknown, it is possible that the D.C. Metro area will experience heavy rain, flash flooding and high winds sometime this week.  Residents should heed caution as the Governor of Virginia has already declared a state of emergency.

In preparation, residents should remove any objects from exterior areas which could be moved by potential high force winds. This includes patio/balcony furniture, grills, bikes, potted plants, garden art, etc. – ANY OBJECT that could be damaged or cause property damage.

Based on the severity of the storm, it is possible that trash and recycling pickup, other contracted services and appointments you may have scheduled with your Association may be cancelled or delayed.  There is also the potential for downed trees. In the event that there is tree damage on the common area or on your property, please contact the Association immediately.

For power outages, you should contact your power company directly to report your disruptions in service. You should anticipate disruptions in power during and after the storm.

If you need to report a maintenance emergency, please contact your Association.  A maintenance emergency is defined as a fire, flood, major leak, sewer backup, or downed tree.

Visit the following sites for more useful information as to how to prepare for a major weather event:

https://www.fema.gov/                     https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

Visit the National Hurricane Center (NHC) for updated storm tracking: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov.

Thank you and please stay safe!

Hurrican Florence

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Cardinal Management Group Retained at Four Communities

Cardinal Management Group, Inc. is pleased to announce being retained at four communities in Prince William and Fairfax County. CEO Thomas Mazzei said, “We are proud to continue our pattern of scalable growth in Northern Virginia. It is our home market and we look forward to making an impact in these communities.”

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Congratulations to our Clients for Earning 2017 Community Association of the Year Honors

Each year, the Washington Metropolitan Chapter of Community Associations Institute honors the local communities that best represent common-interest community living, excel in two-way communications with residents, and think of others beyond the community’s borders. The Community Association of the Year (CAY) Award recognizes the communities that best demonstrate excellence in all facets of association operations and governance by following CAI’s Best Practices.

We are proud to announce that three of our clients were acknowledged for their outstanding management practices and community outreach. Rippon Landing Master Association was recognized as the 2017 CAY for Large Communities (500-999 units), and The Heights at Penderbrook Condominium for Medium Communities (150-499 units).

In addition, Loudoun Valley Estates II Homeowners Association was honored as the 2017 Charitable Community of the Year. The Charitable Community Award recognizes the community association that best demonstrates exemplary service to the community outside their own association through community service and charitable works.

Congratulations to these three outstanding communities and all the other honorees.

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Steve Rugen Earns his PCAM® Credential

We are pleased to announce that Steve Rugen has recently joined the elite group of community association managers who have earned the Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM®) credential from Community Associations Institute (CAI). Steve is one of more than 2,200 managers worldwide who have earned the highest level of professional recognition in the community association management field. Congratulations, Steve!

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Summer Fun 2017

Memorial Day weekend is here and our pools are ready to welcome you. We wish all of our residents a very happy and safe summer.

Summer Fun 2017

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WMCCAI to Host Free Session on Better Board Meetings at Penderbrook Community Association Clubhouse

Learn how successful boards run productive and constructive meetings. Get tips on how to structure meetings to effectively handle association business, maintain control over the agenda, handle owners’ forum, and maintain civility during discussions. Click the link below for more information and to register.

http://caidc.org/Calendar/Event/221~1122982~1

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Laura Goguet Recognized for Earning her PCAM Designation

Representatives from Cardinal Management Group were on hand at the CAI Annual Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas where Laura Goguet (center) was recognized for earning her Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) designation. The PCAM designation is the highest professional recognition available nationwide to community association managers, and candidates must demonstrate knowledge, ethical standards, professionalism and skills accumulated through extensive management experience. Laura joins seven other PCAMs already on staff at Cardinal Management Group, including Vanessa Zambrana (left) and Christie Loveless (right). Congratulations, Laura, on earning this prestigious credential. These three professionals exemplify the high standards inherent in Cardinal Management Group’s team of professional community managers.

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Seminars on Community Association Law and Governance

Chadwick, Washington, Moriarty, Elmore & Bunn P.C. is offering complimentary seminars on community association law and governance to Virginia clients. Register here: www.cwmebregistration.com

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