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Take It To the Board: An Engineer’s Perspective on Implementing Florida’s New Condo Safety Law with Tim Marshall, Founder and President of A.T. Design

Tim Marshall, a Florida Registered Professional Engineer, Florida Building Inspector, and a Special Inspector, sits down with host Donna DiMaggio Berger and discusses just how busy his days have become since the passage of SB 4D, the new safety law in Florida requiring thousands of older coastal buildings to undertake milestone inspections within the next two (2) […]

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Take It To the Board: Fighting Fraud, Combating Cons, & Protecting Peace with Michael Reiter, Michael Reiter Associates

Did you know that shared ownership communities are prime targets for con artists and fraudsters? And that even the best association employee can be tempted to join those ranks? Former Palm Beach Police Chief Michael Reiter tells host Donna DiMaggio Berger that the most effective way to “keep honest employees honest” while protecting an association’s […]

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Take It To the Board: Elevators & Electric Vehicle Charging Stations with Todd Schwartz, Connections Elevator

If you’re in the elevator business, the effortless and constant up and down momentum means business is good. But for community association boards and residents, elevator safety, maintenance, and even innovation can truly test one’s sanity. Host Donna DiMaggio Berger challenges featured guest Todd Schwartz (Founder, Connections Elevator) to clarify the inner workings and ultimate […]

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Take It To the Board: Alternative Dispute Resolution with Jeffrey Streitfeld, Mediator

When there’s a dispute that can’t be resolved amicably, lawsuits are not the only option. Mediation and arbitration are often used to save both sides considerable amounts of time and money. In this episode of Take It to the Board, host Donna DiMaggio Berger speaks with former Judge Jeffrey Streitfeld, who has worked on legal […]

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Take It to the Board: Parliamentary Procedure: How to Keep Your Meetings on Track with Parliamentarian Jim Slaughter

Are Robert’s Rules of Order the best way to keep board and membership meetings on track? What are the other uses for this book, which was first published in February of 1876? In this episode of the Take It to the Board podcast, host Donna DiMaggio Berger speaks with Jim Slaughter, one of the premier experts on […]

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Take It To the Board: Taxes, Taxes, and . . . Fewer Taxes with Marty Kiar, Broward County Property Appraiser, Part II

In this second of our two-part episode, host Donna DiMaggio Berger and Marty Kiar, Broward County’s Property Appraiser, continue their conversation about how properties in the county are appraised, how those appraisals can change over time and why Marty’s Office is a helpful resource that all of Broward’s two million residents should know about. Marty is a lifelong […]

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Take It To the Board: Taxes, Taxes, and . . . Fewer Taxes with Marty Kiar, Broward County Property Appraiser, Part I

With Trim Notices having just gone out to Broward County property owners, our conversation with Marty Kiar, Broward County’s Property Appraiser, is especially timely. Marty’s Office serves Broward’s two million residents. He is a lifelong resident himself, as well as an attorney, and has an extensive career in local politics. Marty has served on the […]

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Take It To the Board: A Novel Approach: Coaching for Community Association Boards with Carmelo Millimaci, Senior Coach, Ackert Inc.

Could volunteer board members do their jobs more effectively and less stressfully with the solid communication skills a professional coach can impart? In this episode of Take It to the Board, host Donna DiMaggio Berger speaks with Carmelo Millimaci, Professional Certified Coach. He is a member of the International Coaching Federation and a Senior Coach of […]

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Take It To the Board: Florida Representative Dan Daley on How We Get the Laws We Get

In this episode of Take It to the Board, host Donna DiMaggio Berger speaks with State Representative Dan Daley, the Florida House or Representatives member for the district which includes portions of Coral Springs, Sunrise, Plantation, and Tamarac. He is the Democratic ranking member of the Redistricting Subcommittee, and he also serves on the Commerce Committee; […]

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Heat Safety Tips for Employers

Record heat waves stretched across the U.S. this summer, but illness from exposure to heat is preventable. Employers have an obligation under the law to make sure employees have safe working conditions and should have a plan to protect them from heat-related illnesses. Here are few potentially life-saving tips! Be especially vigilant on the first […]

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