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December 11, 2012
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  • Maryland homeowners vie for more HOA representation
    Columbia, Md., residents, including the president of the Maryland Homeowners' Association, are seeking to make all Columbia Association homeowners corporate members of the group, a change from having only the board of directors as corporate members. "We are not asking for something that will make us stand out or different," says Bill McCormack. "In fact, CA, as it is structured now, stands out and is different. In this case, we want to be like everybody else and adopt a structure that is tried, tested and true." The Baltimore Sun (12/5) Email this Story
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  • Let's party -- but not too hard, CEOs say
    Nine out of 10 companies plan to throw a holiday party this year, the most since the recession hit and up from less than 75% last year, according to a Battalia Winston survey. Still, many parties will be low-key, low-budget affairs, with almost half held at lunchtime rather than in the evening. "You can't be Scrooge forever," says Battalia Winston CEO Dale Winston. "It's not that business is booming; it's just that [firms] don't want to keep skimming everything down." The Wall Street Journal/At Work blog (11/30) Email this Story
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  • Ex-HOA chief is honored for bringing National Night Out to community
    A resident of Hampstead, Md., who headed the North Carroll Farms HOA has received the Governor's Crime Prevention Award for Community Groups for bringing the National Night Out program to his town. "Even though I had a lot to do with it, it really took a complete team effort and group effort to make National Night Out happen," Ray Baker says. "It really has been a partnership between the police department, the businesses in the town and the association to make this happen." Carroll County Times (Westminster, Md.) (12/9) Email this Story
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  • Smart bosses take their enemies to lunch
    Every business professional winds up making enemies, so the real test is how you respond to conflict, writes Mike Figliuolo. It's usually better to take the high road, responding to workplace slights by inviting your enemy for lunch or buying them a beer. "You kill them with kindness. ... [I]f you're being nothing but professional, it's hard for you to look bad," Figliuolo writes. ThoughtLeaders blog (12/3) Email this Story
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