Homowners Association group meets in Vail Oct. 7 | VailDaily.com

Homowners Association group meets in Vail Oct. 7

Daily Staff ReportNewsroom@vaildaily.comVail, CO, Colorado

Turbulent times present unique challenges to homeowner associations. Association boards, managers and communities have been affected by declining tourism numbers just like other businesses. Associations face myriad questions including: Where are the new lending opportunities? How do you hire the best contractor? What is the impact of our economy on mountain communities? What role does tourism play? The seventh annual Mountain Conference, sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Community Associations Institute, will help association members learn new strategies to adapt to tough times. The conference will be Oct. 7 at the Vail Cascade Resort & Spa from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.”I can’t think of an economic environment as challenging to (associations) as the current economy,” said Rita Guthrie, president of the Community Associations Institute – Rocky Mountain Chapter. “HOA boards and managers are trying to understand what the impact is to their bottom line for items such as short sales, foreclosures, delinquencies and bankruptcies.” The Oct. 7 conference will include educational seminars and an opportunity to visit with business partners who serve the community association industry. Speakers for the classes are experts who have numerous years of expertise in the association industry.Tickets to the event are $55 for members, $70 for non-members and all tickets are $80 each after Oct. 1. Paid registration includes a continental breakfast and lunch, as well as access to the educational seminars and a trade show.The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Community Associations Institute is dedicated to fostering vibrant, responsive, competent community associations in the Rocky Mountain Region. For more information, call 303-951-4973 or go to http://www.HOA-Colorado.org.

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