Avgar, Ian H. Graham Insurance, Kislak Bank and NCB, FSB (A National Cooperative Bank Company) have brought to seven the number of Community Associations Institute (CAI) members taking advantage of CAI's national corporate membership.
CertainTeed Corporation, SmartStreet (Community Association Division of First Capital Bank) and Community Association Banc were CAI's first national corporate members.
This special membership allows company representatives to be active in each CAI chapter for far less than the cost of 55 individual chapter memberships. National corporate members also can take advantage of:
"We're pleased to have these companies as national corporate members and confident they will benefit from more extensive involvement in CAI," said CAI Chief Executive Officer Thomas M. Skiba. "National corporate membership is the most cost-effective way for companies to have direct access to potential clients in every CAI chapter. This benefits our chapters, our members and the product and service providers that take advantage of this unique membership opportunity."
AVGAR has been providing cutting-edge accounting and management software specifically developed for the HOA industry since 1982. The firm's core module includes accounts receivable, accounts payable and general ledger, and can be expanded to include assessment collection, CC&R violations, work-order maintenance, elections, utility tracking and website development and hosting. With a custom website in place, AVGAR's Web-Direct module allows homeowners to view real-time personal account information, such as the billing status of payments received and charges applied, unresolved CC&R violations, architectural submittals and work order information. Real-time processing uses the actual AVGAR HOA database, eliminating the need for file uploading or a system administrator. Contact: sales(at)avgar.com, 800-953-6533.
IAN H. GRAHAM INSURANCE (IHG) has been a leader in writing nonprofit community association insurance for more than 25 years. By partnering with the CNA Group of Insurance Companies, IHG assures its sub-producer network that the products they offer are of the highest quality, backed with the confidence that an A-rated company provides. IHG offers one of the most comprehensive non-profit D&O (directors and officers) policies on the market, as well as policies for crime and fidelity, errors and omissions, and fidelity for residential property managers. Umbrella coverage is available for homeowner associations, condominiums, timeshares, planned unit developments and cooperatives. IHG offers a 24-hour turn around on quotes and policy issuance, online application submission and an automatic policy renewal procedure. Contact: Jamie Schraff, 818-655-1346, info(at)ihginsurance.com.
KISLAK BANK has been providing financial services to community associations since the early 1990s, providing more than a half billion dollars in loans to associations during that time. Kislak also provides a state-of-the-art lock box system and continuing education services for property managers and homeowners. Recently, Kislak National Bank merged into Banco Popular North America, enabling the Community Association Division to provide services to many more associations in the continental United States. The firm currently operates as Kislak Bank, a Division of Banco Popular North America. Contact: Molly Hime, 305-364-4268, mhime(at)kislak.com.
NCB, FSB (A National Cooperative Bank Company) is a leading provider of financial products and services to community associations and housing cooperatives throughout the United States. NCB, FSB offers first mortgage loans, lines of credit and term loans to refinance existing debt or to finance repairs and capital improvements. Serving the community association industry for 25 years, NCB, FSB also offers competitive rates on investment products and cash management services. Contact: Mary Alex Dundics, (202) 682-7329, mdundics(at)ncb.coop.
CAI is the only national membership organization dedicated to fostering vibrant, responsive, competent community associations. The 16,000-member organization and its chapters represent managers, community association volunteer leaders, management companies and professionals who provide products and services to association-governed communities. More than 50 million Americans live in an estimated 260,000 association-governed communities.
More information on national corporate membership can be obtained by contacting CAI's Marc Ingram at (888) 224-4321.
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