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HMI’s Top 10 Summer Community Activities!

2017-06-30T22:34:29+00:00 June 30th, 2017|

Summer is here! The sweet smell of lawn clippings, and the smoky tang of a neighbor grilling is in the air. This may be a biased statement, but Coloradans have lucked out when it comes to the summer season because the weather is perfect! It is time to get out there with you Community and [...]

Hammersmith Management’s 2016 Year in Review

2017-06-26T18:06:39+00:00 December 31st, 2016|

As 2016 comes to a close, we can’t help but reflect on what a year it’s been for all of us here at Hammersmith. From anniversaries to acquisitions to awards and much more, we’ve had an incredible year here at HMI, and look forward to 2017 with nothing but promise! Here are some of the [...]

5 Hammersmith Halloween Safety Tips!

2017-06-26T18:06:39+00:00 October 18th, 2016|

Halloween is a holiday of fun and excitement for both adults and children alike. Trick-Or-Treating in your Community can be a great way to celebrate the holiday, but make sure you do it as safely as you can with these 5 tips!

CAI Elects Hammersmith President-Elect

2017-06-26T18:06:39+00:00 May 4th, 2016|

  DENVER, CO – John Hammersmith, CEO of Hammersmith Management, has been elected President-Elect of the Board of Trustees for Community Associations Institute (CAI). The election was held at CAI’s Annual Conference & Exposition in Orlando on May 4. CAI is an international membership organization dedicated to building better communities. With more than 33,500 members, CAI [...]

What are governing documents?

2017-06-26T18:06:39+00:00 April 30th, 2016|

We frequently talk about your Association’s governing documents. But what are they? State Law Almost every state has statutes governing Condominium and Homeowner Associations, and Colorado is no exception. In addition, most Associations are subject to the state corporations’ code. Declaration, Master Deed, or Proprietary Lease and Their Covenants and Restrictions Planned Communities are created by declarations (also [...]

What is CAI?

2017-06-26T18:06:39+00:00 April 18th, 2016|

Here at Hammersmith Management, we talk about CAI--the Community Associations Institute--pretty frequently. And for good reason: we believe in its mission of building better Communities. CAI TV Commercial from Community Associations Institute on Vimeo. CAI has approximately 33,500 members and works in partnership with 60 chapters. The launch of the organization's most recent chapter represented an exciting [...]

Join a Committee!

2017-06-26T18:06:39+00:00 March 31st, 2016|

Committees are an important part of every Association's operations. Committee members help keep Communities vibrant; and, by augmenting paid staff, they save Associations thousands of dollars each year. Your Community just wouldn’t be what it is without your active and effective committees! However, to be successful, your Association needs to cultivate fresh ideas and encourage additional resident involvement [...]

Hammersmith Management Celebrates 35 Years in Business!

2017-06-26T18:06:39+00:00 March 17th, 2016|

Yesterday, Hammersmith Management held its Spring Quarterly Meeting. But unbeknownst to our CEO before the meeting, we also turned it into a surprise 35th Anniversary party. See the photos below from the celebration, and thank you so much for being a part of our success! CEO John Hammersmith was surprised during the meeting by his [...]

What are “special meetings,” and why are they called?

2016-05-06T16:58:47+00:00 February 29th, 2016|

"Special meetings" are unscheduled meetings called from time to time by the Board for a specific purpose. Special meetings usually address issues that need immediate attention or that need more time and discussion than can be handled in routine Board or annual meetings. There are a couple of things that make special meetings … well, [...]

Have an idea? Bring it to the Board!

2017-06-26T18:06:39+00:00 February 17th, 2016|

You live in an HOA. You have a great idea. But you’re not on the Board, and elections are months away. What do you do next? Two words: present it. Presenting a good idea, whether to a Board, a boss or to anyone else in the position to approve it, isn’t about them. Or you. [...]