4 Farms to Visit Near Chicago with Fun for Parents and Kids

By Aurora

With the weather finally warming up in the Chicago area, families everywhere are heading out for some fun. Many people hit the city or the lake shore for a day-vacation with the kids. But what about activities in a quiet, more rural setting? We’re sharing our favorite four local farms for kids that your family can check out for activities beginning mid-summer through late-summer/fall.

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How to Master HOA Board Meeting Minutes (with Template!)

By Homeowners' meetings

Law requires that HOA boards take meeting minutes during board meetings. But, it is also important for the board’s process and sanity to keep everything documented. For instance, meeting minutes are helpful when board members debate and come to a misunderstanding about a particular topic. Members can refer back to the minutes to recall what was actually said. This way the facts are always out on the table. The “art” of taking minutes is something all board members should be knowledgeable about. So, here are a few tips to mastering HOA board meeting minutes.

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How to Lead a Productive HOA Meeting

By Homeowners' meetings

Leading any type of meeting can be stressful, but holding a meeting about a topic as close to a person as their home can prove very difficult. Such topics can stir up many different opinions and emotions, and possibly some unruly behavior. Trying to hold a productive HOA meeting can be straining if attendees cause disruptions, go off on tangents, or become very vocal about a particular homeowner issue. This article will help you to run a homeowners’ association meeting and deal with those pesky people.

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3 Tips for Hosting a Successful HOA Annual Meeting

By Homeowners' meetings

Hosting an HOA annual meeting is important for two reasons: to approve next year’s budget to elect board members whose chairs will be vacant. Although, getting the community involved can prove to be a difficult task, especially when you’re struggling to meet quorum. Here are three tips for hosting a successful HOA annual meeting. Get your attendance up and become a better association!

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