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September 2014 In This Issue
Industry News
Industry Events and Education
Local Chapter Updates
First Atlantic Restoration Inc
Honeywell Smart Grid Solutions
Belfor USA
Industry News
The use of music by an apartment community may require a license to avoid violating copyright law. This white paper from NAA and the National Multi-Housing Council provides general information about copyright and music licensing principles and a basic framework to assist apartment companies. By: Cydney A. Tune, Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw & Pittman LLP
Will your military residents face 2015 with a reduction in their Basic Allowance for Housing? Simple fact sheet on where congress currently stands.

The House and the Senate are on different tracks!
Apple Lam explores the constraints and the way forward for brands hoping to dive into the deep end of the mobile space.

Mobile is the buzzword of the era of digital marketing, but marketers don’t seem to be fully harnessing the power of mobile technology to offer truly engaging and interactive campaigns...
Residential permits and construction starts rebounded in July 2014, after declining in the two previous months and in six of the past nine months, the U.S. Census Bureau reported in late August.

The statistics showed 1,057,000 privately owned housing units, measured on a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), were authorized by building permits in July. That number was 8.6% higher than the revised June rate of 973,000 and 8.2% greater than the July 2013 estimate of 977,000.
As apartment professionals, we cannot afford to turn off a single customer and image is everything. Keeping our communities neat and clean is not only easy to do; it is generally an inexpensive way to attract customers and create a pleasant property atmosphere.

Here are ten ways your apartment community may be turning off prospects!

By Rebecca Rosario, NALP, CAM, Visionary
King Architectural Metals
Industry Events and Education
CAMT begins on October 8, 2014
All-Star Trade Show & Seminar Series on October 21, 2014
HRAC Happy Hour Wednesday, September 17th from 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM.
The time to nominate is now! Deadline for submission is September 30th!
September 9th: BRAC Golf Tournament
September 16th: BRAC Luncheon with Johnnie Barr presenting "Bad Days are Your Choice"
September 23rd: Community Awards Judging Day
October 9th: Maintenance Mania
December 9th: BRAC Luncheon and Awards Ceremony

For more information on these and other events, visit
Ever wondered how the judging works for the RAMMYs? Take a moment to read this and you can find out!
Local Chapter Updates
Were you at the event of the summer season? The Hampton Roads Apartment Council partnered with Captain Jack's Pirate Ship Adventures to take networking to a new place.... the open sea! And man was it a jolly good time! What a great turnout - a completely sold out event! Held August 14th you can see from all the great photos below some of our industry’s finest walking the plank!
Click below for a few photos

and check out for more fun pix! Hope to see you at our next event!
So many ways to get increase your industry knowledge and networking opportunities with your peers!
Meet Tammy Longo. Publisher of the Apartment Finder and Active VAMA Member


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