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  • Under the Big Top

    My younger brother and I were always trying to make a buck. Well, wanting to make a buck. The trying, not as much. Our more ambitious entrepreneurial peers were manning lemonade stands, cutting grass and selling baked goods, but Chris and I wanted to do something a bit more creative. Naturally, we settled on a carnival. Our yard wasn’t humongous, but we were confident we had just enough...
  • CAMnesty Program Offers a Way to Get Back in the Game

    NAAEI has been listening to feedback from our members, our students, our course instructors and our local associations and are in the process of updating our professional designation programs to make them more comprehensive as well as efficient so that they continue to meet the needs of today’s learners. First up was our Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) course. We launched the updated...
  • How Technology Can Recruit, Retain, and Serve Today’s Student Resident

    We’ve all heard millennials being coined as “the touch screen generation,” “digital natives,” and even “hyper-social.” But what does this all really mean anyway? What does this have to do with marketing to today’s college student and retaining them?   While adapting technology trends with web design, online services, social strategies, and...
  • Happy Little Trees—And Residents

    Three years ago, my friend dressed as Bob Ross for Halloween. Once brushed out, Joe’s curly hair was a dead ringer for the painter’s giant ‘fro, and he spent hours meticulously applying the faux facial hair he still had from an old role in a church play.  The resemblance was uncanny. As the evening progressed, and the drinks continued to flow, Joe’s ‘happy...

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