Thursday, June 14, 2012
My name is Lauren Boston and I’ll be at the 2012 NAA Education & Exposition June 28-30…in Boston. Let’s just get that joke out of the way right now.
In addition to visiting a city that shares my last name, I’m excited about everything else Boston—and the conference—has to offer.
For starters—or should I say ‘stahtas’—there’s the food. When I visited Boston three years ago, I ate my body...
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
When I started at NAA in the summer of 2008, I knew that my job responsibilities would be many and varied. Among the projects I would undertake was a little program called Maintenance Mania. The concept was pretty unusual but sounded like a lot of fun. Most appealing to me was the fact that this program puts the spotlight on those who rarely get any recognition but for whom this industry could...
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
When a property management company calls, usually the only thing they know is that they need help with social media! But, help with what exactly? That’s when the call can become quiet. “You tell us.” There are so many ways we can help, but we need to clarify the situation, realize the opportunities for improvement, and then establish your priorities.What have you done to-date? If you’ve already...
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Last week I went to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. While most 25-year-olds would choose to spend their vacation drinking adult beverages on the beach, I prefer to visit places where I could be mauled to death by wild animals.
Bear spray literally in hand—I had my finger on the trigger for the majority our first hike—and bear bells tied to my shoelaces, I spent a good portion of the...