The Art and Science of Community
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Art and Science of Community

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. [...]

Pet Safety Tips for Winter

2017-06-26T18:06:40+00:00 January 16th, 2016|

We all love our four-legged friends, so keeping them safe during cold Colorado winters should be a top priority! See below for some friendly reminders detailing how you can ensure your pet stays warm, happy and out of harm’s way even on the dreariest of winter days. Beware of sidewalk salt and de-icer. Dogs’ paws [...]

Hammersmith Management’s Year In Review

2017-06-26T18:06:40+00:00 December 31st, 2015|

Wow, what a year it’s been! 2015 has brought so much change and growth to all of us at Hammersmith Management, and now is the time of the year to look back on all that we’ve accomplished. From awards to acquisitions to actively volunteering in our Community, read on to find out what made 2015 [...]

Winter safety tips from Hammersmith Management

2017-06-26T18:06:40+00:00 December 21st, 2015|

With the holiday season upon us—and many out of town visitors streaming in with it—be sure to review these cold weather safety tips to keep you and your home safe while you’re catching up with family and friends! Tips to Keep Your Home Safe: Keep snow and ice off of roofs and gutters Remove snow [...]