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21 Reasons for Virtual (Zoom) Board Meeting

By Charles Mitchell, CMCA 

As a management firm, we were initially wary of conducting board meetings virtually via Zoom or similar platforms at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, we enthusiastically support the use of virtual meetings for the reasons outlined in this article, which we hope will serve as a helpful tool for boards and managers in evaluating how virtual meetings might benefit their communities.


Beginning January 1, 2024, it is legal for HOAs to conduct board meetings virtually (via Zoom) without a physical location. In short, an association is no longer legally required to provide a place to meet if it wants to use Zoom for a board meeting. Matt D. Ober, Esq., wrote, "California law has finally caught up with technology with the passage of Assembly Bill (AB) 648, which takes effect on January 1, 2024."Display footnote number:1

The conditions for conducting a board meeting virtually (Zoom) are as follows:

  1. The meeting notice...
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Business Development in a Virtual World

By Sydney DeMarco and Rachel Selwan, CED


Business development within the common interest development industry has always been an interesting study in both human relationships and the thin line between friendship and work. Most of our members who have the title of business developer or client services are actively marketing for their companies. They are associated with whatever services their companies offer, while at the same time, they are somehow their own separate entities. Typical marketing representatives aren’t just selling their companies to buyers, they’re selling themselves (not in a derogatory way, although some have blurred the line into a morally gray area), who they are, what their companies do and, by extension, the resources their companies have to offer to help make their clients lives easier.

Marketing has largely consisted of inviting clients to a wide range of fun events, whether it be out for a meal or coffee, or to sporting...

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