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June 2015 In This Issue
Statewide News
Industry News
Industry Events and Education
Local Chapter Updates
First Atlantic Restoration Inc
Honeywell Smart Grid Solutions
Belfor USA
Statewide News
Richmond, VA comes in at #23 on the best cities for jobs list. Find out how it was judged!
Welcome to our new VAMA staff members Chrissy Lovelace, Office Manager and Bookkeeper and Erin Masta, Membership, Events and Education Coordinator.

Congratulations to Teresa Starkey on her promotion to Vice President of Operations. Teresa has worked for the association for over 10 years and under her supervision has grown the events and education department by tenfold. Teresa is nationally recognized by NAA affiliate peers for offering NAA designation programs on a large scale. Teresa will be overseeing the launch of a new marketing program, supervising the events and education staff and focusing on a new communications initiative.

Our new staff will compliment the efforts of the entire VAMA staff. Click below for biographies!
Industry News
Student tenants specifically come with their own set of unique expectations and some common problems that may be encountered. Here are ten of the most common complaints voiced by student renters and insight on how to effectively handle these issues.
As co-founder of and CEO of Zillow for the last seven years, 39-year-old Spencer Rascoff fits most people’s definition of success. As a father of three young children, Spencer is a busy guy at home and at work.
What’s the one thing that Spencer refuses to do on the weekend? Work—at least, in the traditional sense. Rascoff says:
Here's a recent article titled: Buying a Home Is 35% Cheaper Than Renting in the Biggest Metro Areas
Where HOA Fees Make Renting Cheaper Than Buying a Home
Carousel Signs & Designs, Inc.
Deas Construction
Industry Events and Education
RVAA is proud to announce that we completed our 2015 CAMT Class with 13 students, CPO Class with 7 students and NALP Class with 11 students! Good luck to all of our students on their exams! CAM and CAS classes that began on June 8th. Click the link below to link to the entire calendar!
Quarterly Luncheon
June 18, 2015
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
*Please arrive 15 minutes early to register*

Guest Speaker:
2015 Legislative Updates presented by
Brian Gordon, VAMA Lobbyist
June 16, 2915

This seminar will focus on the following topics of interest:

-Outreach Marketing
-Marketing to local businesses and competition (how to tie in to resident events & online marketing)
-Finding your target market and marketing specifically to them
-Importance of market surveys
Local Chapter Updates
Glade Creek was voted Best Apartment Community by the readers of The Roanoker Magazine! Thanks to all who voted! Check out the full Best Of Roanoke listings using the link below.
Congrats to South Roanoke Apartments on being named a winner in the BEST OF SWOCO contest for "Best Retirement Community".
May was a great month for BRAC - food drive, NALP and an affordable housing panel!
Legislative panels, lunch and learns and morning motivators!
Recap of April and May events. Remember to logon to and click the 'Education and Events' tab for a list of upcoming events in your area.
RVAA had a great month of events - hope you made them all!
Blue Ridge Roof Cleaning of Virginia earned Angie's List Super Service Award 2 years in a row!
My RPM Story: RPM Careers Ambassador Joanna Merritt


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