CAI's Annual Conference Earns Rave Reviews

May 21, 2010

What a day! Last week we held our 2010 Annual Conference and Expo at Citizens Bank Park and we could not be more pleased with the success of the event. It was, without a doubt, the best Expo our chapter has held in many years.

The day started with Keynote Speaker Joe Conklin, a comedian and celebrity impressionist, who spoke on the importance of leaving a good impression and having a positive attitude. His impressions of Governor Ed Rendell, former President George W. Bush, Senator Arlen Specter, Phillies famed announcer Harry Kalas, and others, were dead on, and the crowd roared with laughter at his presentation! In the video below, Conklin impersonates long-time Eagles announcer Merrill Reese.

Video: Keynote Speaker Joe Conklin does his impression of Philadelphia Eagles announcer Merrill Reese

The General Session also featured three communities receiving the chapter’s Gold Star Award – Pier 3 Condominium in Philadelphia, Old Forge Crossing in Chester County, and The Hideout, in the Pocono Mountains.

Mid-Atlantic Management Reps with Phillie Phanatic

Mid-Atlantic Management Reps with Phillie Phanatic

Nearly 90 exhibitors packed the exhibit hall and attendance was at a record level.  A Philadelphia ball park lunch was served including stadium hot dogs, Philly cheesesteaks and hoagies. Attendees had the opportunity to participate in four educational classes throughout the day, including Stormwater Management, Neighbors at War, Working with Your Historical Commission, and Multiple Unit Insurance Claims. Attendees also had the opportunity to tour the stadium and even had a chance to have a picture taken with the Phillie Phanatic!

At the end of the day, exhibitors gave away door prizes galore, and the cash prize grand winner was Rosy Brophy, of Mid-Atlantic Management, who won the $1000 cash prize! Congratulations Rosy!

Rosy Brophy wins the Grand Cash Prize!

Rosy Brophy wins the Grand Cash Prize!

After a long day of education, exhibit hall fun, and door prizes, many exhibitors and attendees joined together at the after party in the stadium’s Diamond Club for a relaxing evening unwinding after an action packed day.

CAI thanks all of our sponsors who made this event possible, including our three Grand Slam Event Sponsors, Eastern Diversified Services, Macadam Company and Lemus Construction. Our Breakfast sponsor was Sparkling Pools and Steve Diorio/State Farm Insurance. Lunch Sponsors were Stark and Stark, Lindsay Insurance and Wentworth Management. Community Association Banc and County Action Restoration sponsored our Keynote Speaker and Becht Engineering and RestoreCore sponsored our Registration Booth. The Lanyard Sponsor was Shearon Environmental Design. And our Extra Innings Evening Reception was sponsored by Roof-A-Cide, Mamco Property Management, Smith Insurance, R.V. Buric and Union Bank.

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Attendees tour the Phillies dugout

Attendees tour the Phillies dugout

Attendees relax at the after party at Citizens Bank Park's Diamond Club behind home plate.

Attendees relax at the after party at Citizens Bank Park's Diamond Club behind home plate.


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