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CAI-MN 2015 Trade Show - Attendee Registration

When: Thursday, February 26, 2015
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Where: Saint Paul RiverCentre
175 West Kellogg Boulevard
Saint Paul, Minnesota  55102
United States

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Please join us for the 2015 CAI-MN Trade Show!

Registration Rates

Members - $55.00
Nonmembers - $65.00
Homeowner (CAVL) - Free | Homeowner Quick Registration Form

*Note: Free rate for Homeowner/CAVL members is only valid for pre-event registrations. Registrations will be $20 day of the event.


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Welcome/Program 1
Using Mediation to Resolve Community Association Disputes – Linda Mealey-Lohmann, Esq., Mediator & Arbitrator, Mealey-Lohmann Mediation & Dispute Resolution & ValueSolve ADR, LLC

Learn from an experienced attorney and mediator about how mediation and mediation skills can be used to manage and resolve homeowner conflict. Topics will include ways to analyze homeowner conflict, how mediation differs from arbitration and going to court, some tips on how to prepare for and participate in a mediation, and some techniques that Property Managers can use to help homeowners who are in conflict

  1. Attendees will learn several ways to analyze conflict.
  2. Attendees will learn what mediation is and how it differs from arbitration.
  3. Attendees will gain knowledge of tips on how to prepare for and participate in a mediation; and some techniques they can use in dealing with homeowners who are in conflict


Program 2
Cyberliability: What Associations Need to Know and How to Protect Themselves – Dan Hanson, Director, Management Liability

This presentation will provide an overview of what cyberliability is, how it can affect an association, how to protect data, how to protect the organization, and what to do if data has been compromised.

  1. Participants will understand an overview of Cyber Liability Exposures
  2. Participants will understand Legal and Financial Consequences
  3. Participants will uderstand Risk Management Techniques
  4. Participants will understand Cyber Liability Insurance overview


2015 Tradeshow


Program 3
Legislative Process In Action – John R. Dorgan, Attorney at Law, DORGAN LAW OFFICE; Michael D. Klemm, Attorney - Dougherty, Molenda, Solfest, Hills & Bauer P.A.; Nick de Julio, Government Relations Consultant, Ewald Consulting

This seminar will educate participants regarding how a bill becomes a law and how individuals and groups can participate in the process. Specific topics will include tracking bills, making proposals, meeting with state legislators and participating in committee hearings. The seminar will focus on issues related to real estate, use recent examples from the work of the Community Associations Institute Minnesota Legislative Action Committee and provide information regarding the 2015-2016 Minnesota legislative session.

  1. Participants will learn how a bill becomes a law.
  2. Participants will learn how individuals and groups can participate in the legislative process.
  3. Participants will learn about current legislative issues related to real estate.
  4. Participants will learn about the 2015-2016 legislative session.

Matching Issues in Community Association Insurance Claims After Cedar Bluff v. American Family – Anthony (“Tony”) T. Smith, Founding Partner of Roeder Smith Jadin, PLLC

This session is intended to provide residential property managers with an update on the effect of the Minnesota Supreme Court’s recent decision in Cedar Bluff v. American Family on insurance claims involving condominium and townhome associations. It will cover: (1) an overview of the holding in the Cedar Bluff decision; (2) the effect of the Cedar Bluff decision on pending and prior insurance claims involving matching issues; (3) how to document matching issues for insurance companies; and (4) how to use appraisal to resolve matching issues.

  1. Participants will learn how to identify and present matching issues to insurance companies.
  2. Participants will learn about the insurance appraisal process as a method of alternative dispute resolution.

Program 4
Homeowner Panel:  Ask a Professional! – 
Panel Members: Nancy Polomis, Hellmuth & Johnson; Jeffrey Mayhew, American Family Insurance; JoAnn Borden, Community Development; Michelle Stephans, Reserve Advisors; Moderator: Mel Schultz, New Concepts Management

CAI-MN is sponsoring a panel Q & A session for Board Members and Committee Members of Common Interest Community Associations.  All Board and Committee Members of condominium, townhome, twin-home, time share, single family home, and co-operatives are invited to attend this informative panel session.  Attendees will learn from a panel of industry experts that includes an attorney, insurance professional, property manager, and reserve advisor.  The panel will be on hand to share their ideas and answer your questions.  Join us to hear their valuable insights and ideas to help you effectively manage your Association.


Networking Reception & Trade Show



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Current Exhibitor/Sponsors

As of 1/28/2015


Conference Bag Sponsor
Roeder Smith Jadin, PLLC

Laynyards Sponsor
Sharper Management, LLC

Networking Reception Food Sponsor
All Sons Exteriors

Show Sponsors
CertaPro Painters, Ltd.
Community Advantage, a Wintrust Company
Xtreme Exteriors N.A., Inc.
SRM: ServiceMaster Recovery Management

Trade Show Bar Sponsor
Cedar Management, Inc.
Roell Painting Company

Trade Show Food Station Sponsor
Reserve Advisors, Inc.


  • 24 Restore 
  • Advanced Waterproofing & Advanced Sandjacking
  • All Elements Inc
  • All Sons Exteriors
  • All Ways Drains, Ltd.
  • Alliance Association Financial
  • American Building Contractors, Inc.
  • American Family Insurance Group
  • Allied Blacktop
  • Asphalt Associates, Inc.
  • Asset Exteriors
  • Association Dues Assurance Corporation
  • Bartlett Tree Experts
  • Benson, Kerrane, Storz, & Nelson, P.C.
  • Birch Lawn Maintenance
  • Breiwick Companies, Inc.
  • Building Reserves Inc.
  • C.G.T. Limited
  • Carlson & Associates, Ltd.
  • Cedar Management, Inc.
  • CertaPro Painters, Ltd.
  • Cityview Property Services
  • Clean Response
  • COIT Cleaning & Restoration Services
  • Columbia Building Services, Inc.
  • Community Advantage, a Wintrust Company
  • Construct-All Corporation
  • Coverall Health-Based Cleaning System - Coverall of The Twin Cities
  • Final Coat Painting, Inc.
  • FirstService Residential
  • Giertsen Company
  • Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC
  • Levin & Edin
  • Metro Paving, Inc.
  • Mickman Brothers, Inc
  • MicMak Condo Approvals, LLC
  • Minnesota Exteriors Inc
  • Mutual of Omaha Bank - Community Association Banking & CondoCerts*
  • Nugent Sealcoating, Inc.
  • Paul Davis Restoration
  • PayLease
  • Rainbow Treecare
  • Reserve Advisors, Inc.
  • Roeder Smith Jadin, PLLC
  • Roell Painting Company
  • Roofing Consultants, Ltd.
  • S&S Tree Specialists 
  • SRM: ServiceMaster Recovery Management
  • SMA Exteriors & Restoration Inc.
  • SouthData
  • St. Croix SavATree
  • Strongroom Solutions, Inc.
  • Superior Reserve Engineering and Consulting
  • Trans Alarm
  • Treecology
  • TruNorth Painting
  • TruSeal America
  • U.S. Bank
  • Union Bank Homeowners Association Services
  • Waldman Engineering Consultants
  • Xtreme Exteriors N.A., Inc.

CAI "SUITCASING” POLICY: CAI has a no-tolerance policy regarding "suitcasing,” which describes the practice by non-sponsoring companies or individuals soliciting sales or sales leads at a CAI event, and/or representing their services or soliciting seminar participants for conflicting social activities. Non-sponsoring business partners participating in the seminar as attendees or speakers are prohibited from soliciting business in or after sessions, or in the facility where the CAI event is being held.

Professional Credentials & Real Estate Credits:

Professional Credentials:
All CAI-MN events qualify toward earning and maintaining your professional credentials (CMCA, AMS, PCAM, etc.).Visit the Professional Credentials webpage to learn more! Click Here

Real Estate Credits:
CAI-MN submits application for Real Estate Credits with the state of Minnesota for each educational program.

Admission to all CAI-MN events requires advance registration either by mail, online, or in person. Individuals will not be admitted to an event without payment. Failure to attend an event does not constitute a cancellation of event registration and you will be charged for registering.

Cancellation Policy: With written cancellation notice, received one week prior to the event, you will receive a refund, less a $40 processing fee. Cancellations the week of the event are non-refundable. Notice of cancellation must be faxed to the CAI-MN office. No-shows will not receive a refund.


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