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Waltham - Wed 3/7
Tech to Comply with MA Law
$28 $20 $33 $25
Longmeadow- Thu 3/8
The Growing Liability of Mold
$35 $26 $32 $40
Worcester- Wed 3/14
Meet the Sheriffs; Disaster Show & Tell
$23 $13.50 $32 $40

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  • Southbridge Mon 2/5: February Meeting
    7:00 PM-9:00 PM
    02/05/2018

    153 Chestnut St. Southbridge, MA 01550

    153 Chestnut St. Southbridge, MA 01550

     

    We’re working on an informative Febraury event! Check back for updates regarding this event as the meeting date gets closer.

    Monday, February 5th

    Meeting Agenda

    • 7:00p Meeting
    • 7:45p Pizza break
    • 8:00p Meeting wrap-up
    • 8:30p Networking

    Location

    Southbridge Community Center (aka Casaubon Senior Center)
    153 Chestnut St.
    Southbridge, MA 01550

    Food

    • Pizza and Beverages

    Pricing

    Members and non-members are welcome.

    • Members are admitted for free
    • Non-members are free the first time, then pay $50/yr.

    Membership options.

    Please note: this event is run by volunteers at a partner association.

    Tickets are not required. Members can just show up.

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  • CANCELED DUE TO SNOW: Waltham Wed 2/7: Water Bill Workshop, Zero-Down Cashflow Positive Solar
    5:30 PM-9:00 PM
    02/07/2018

    380 Winter St, Waltham, MA 02451, USA

    380 Winter St, Waltham, MA 02451, USA

    This event has been canceled due to NWS forecast of 3 to 5 inches and hazardous driving conditions. Stay safe!

    Turn your building into a power plant and add another revenue stream. We’ll teach you how to avoid bad solar leasing deals by financing your own panels and getting a new roof in the process.

    If you go solar soon, you will still be eligible for the valuable SREC tax credit, which we’ll explain. Plus we’ll show you how going solar and then including electrical and heat in the rent can leave you with a premium over market rates. This is an extremely valuable presentation for everyone looking to invest. Your existing property may be your best opportunity! Or find untapped potential in a new purchase.


     

    Are you paying too much for water? Bring copies of your water bills for our sometimes shocking and always enlightening Water Bill Workshop. Last time one landlord learned that the tenant he was evicting was leaving a faucet on. Another found she had a huge number of running toilets.

    Participation in the Water Bill Workshop is not required. If you wish to participate, bring copies of up to three bills per property for as many properties as you like. Clearly write on the bill your first and last name, and the number of people you think are living at that property. During our first presentation, we will tabulate all the bills brought to us and add them to our database. At the end of the meeting, we will show a graph. Everyone will see where they fall on the graph.

    Please bring copies that we can write on. You will receive the copies back with your rank among attendees. Winners will receive nothing except the knowledge that they have an expensive water problem. =) Better to know now than before you get the next bill, right?

     

    This event has been canceled due to NWS forecast of 3 to 5 inches and hazardous driving conditions. Stay safe!


     

    Have you seen our Leave Stuff, Take Stuff Table?

    Market your business, pick up handouts, give away an old doorknob. Everything goes on our first-come, first-served display
    table at all our events. Please bring business cards, brochures, coupons. And feel free to pick up your own uncollected marketing materials at the end.
    Everything not claimed end-of-night may be chucked.

    Wednesday, February 7th

    Charles River Meeting Agenda

    • 5:30pm Sign-in/Networking/Dinner
    • 6:00pm Buffet Dinner
    • 6:40pm Executive Director Doug Quattrochi with the MassLandlords Business Update
      • Member Minutes – Any member can have the mic for 60 seconds (introduce yourself, ask a question, share words of wisdom, etc.)
    • 7:00pm Zero-down Cashflow Positive Solar
    • 7:55pm Water Bill Results
    • 8:20pm Networking
    • 9:00pm Doors Close

    Location

    Best Western Waltham (Food by Copper House Tavern)
    380 Winter St. (Meeting room located just off the main hotel lobby)
    Waltham, MA 02451

    Parking

    There is ample parking in the lot around the Best Western. Please enter through the main lobby and look for the MassLandlords signs.

    Food

    • Full Buffet Dinner
    • Soda, Water, Coffee
    • Dessert

    *Please disclose any dietary restrictions to Alexis at agee@masslandlords.net and we will try to accommodate you.

    Pricing

    Non-members always welcome! Please prepay in advance to receive the discounted pricing. The venue requires this much notice for our reservation.

    • Early-bird only until 01/29 at 12pm:
      • Non-members: $27.00
      • Members: $20.00 (log in
        before you register or you will see the non-member
        price)
    • After Early bird or at the door:
      • Non-members: $32.00
      • Members: $25.00

    This event has been canceled due to NWS forecast of 3 to 5 inches and hazardous driving conditions. Stay safe!

    Membership
    options
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    Please note: this event is run by MassLandlords volunteers and staff.

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  • East Longmeadow: Judge Abrashkin: Perspectives on a Lifetime of Public Service
    5:30 PM-9:00 PM
    02/08/2018

    700 Wolf Swamp Rd, Longmeadow, MA 01106, USA

    700 Wolf Swamp Rd, Longmeadow, MA 01106, USA

    William “Hank” Abrashkin might have reached a career zenith when he became a justice in the Western Division of the Housing Court,
    but Judge Abrashkin later went on to become one of Western Mass’ biggest landlords, which in our eyes makes him a double class act.

    As Executive Director of the Springfield Housing Authority, Judge Abrashkin became a Purpose Prize Fellow for his dedication to finding
    solutions to challenging social problems. Innovation isn’t only for the young! The Purpose Prize specifically honors innovators over age 60.

    We’ll be giving Judge Abrashkin the floor to share his perspectives on a lifetime of public service. This is a rare opportunity to dine with and learn from a down-to-earth
    housing celebrity, and is not to be missed.

    Please note: at the Judge’s request, questions must be submitted in advance and will be screened.

    Purchase your ticket in just a few clicks!

    Thursday, February 8th

    Meeting Agenda

    • 5:30pm Socializing and Networking
      • Cash bar
    • 6:00pm Buffet dinner
    • 6:40pm State-wide Business Update and Member Minutes
    • 7:00pm Local Updates
    • 7:05pm Legal Update
    • 7:10pm Judge Abrashkin, Perspectives on a Lifetime of Public Service
    • 8:30pm Networking
    • 9:00pm Doors Close

    Location

    Twin Hills Country Club
    700 Wolf Swamp Rd
    Longmeadow, MA 01106

    Food

    • Hot Buffet Dinner
    • Cash bar
    • Hot Coffee & Tea
    • Dessert

    *If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know as soon as possible so we can provide options for you.
     

    Pricing

    Please prepay at least 10 days in advance to receive the early bird discount. This also helps us order the right amount of food for the evening.
    Members must log in to MassLandlords.net before trying to purchase a ticket at the member price.

    • Early bird Discount ONLY UNTIL 02/01 @ 12pm:
      • Non-members: $34.00
      • Members: $26.00 (log in before you register or you will see the non-member price)
    • After Early bird or at the door:
      • Non-members: $39.00
      • Members: $32.00

    Membership options.

    Please note: this event is run by MassLandlords staff and volunteers.

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  • Worcester: Zero-down, Cashflow Positive Solar & 10 Reasons Why Your Apartments are Uninhabitable
    5:30 PM-9:00 PM
    02/14/2018

    1 Skyline Dr, Worcester, MA 01605, USA

    1 Skyline Dr, Worcester, MA 01605, USA

    Turn your building into a power plant and add another revenue stream. We’ll teach you how to avoid bad solar leasing deals by financing your own panels and getting a new roof in the process.

    If you go solar soon, you will still be eligible for the valuable SREC tax credit, which we’ll explain. Plus we’ll show you how going solar and then including electrical and heat in the rent can leave you with a premium over market rates. This is an extremely valuable presentation for everyone looking to invest. Your existing property may be your best opportunity! Or find untapped potential in a new purchase.

    This presentation will be interview-style with Rich Merlino, our Worcester emcee, asking tough questions of Aaron Simms, General Manager of Sunbug Solar.

    The state sanitary code is changing. In late 2017 DPH proposed amendments that will invalidate many of our apartments and entire buildings. Will these changes all take effect, or was public comment too intense?

    Even without the changes, most apartments in older buildings fail the state sanitary code. This leaves it open as a weapon against landlords during evictions and other tough tenant situations. We’ll be reviewing the top ten things landlords get wrong under the current code, and discussing the prospects for the proposed changes.

    This presentation will be presentation-style with Lee Hall, Chief Sanitary Inspector of the City of Worcester, and committed researcher. Lee has a Master’s Degree in Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management and polled MassLandlords Worcester members as part of her thesis work.

    Purchase your ticket in just a few clicks!

     

    Have you seen our Leave Stuff, Take Stuff Table?

    We encourage everyone to bring materials in to share! You’re welcome to bring things like: business cards, brochures, items that could have a second life with someone who needs them, etc. The only catch is that we don’t have storage at the school, so the registration desk staff usually throw away what’s not taken at the end of the night. So we ask that you bring things in limited quantities as not to waste.

     

    Wednesday, February 14th

    Meeting Agenda

    • 5:30pm Doors Open
    • 5:45pm Socializing and Networking
      • Network over drinks and appetizers
      • Topics will be marked off by table for one-on-one help
    • 6:15pm Buffet Dinner by The Vintage Grille
    • 6:40pm MassLandlords Business Update and Member Minutes
    • 7:00pm Rich Merlino Meeting Introduction
    • 7:05pm 10 Reasons Why Your Apartments are Uninhabitable
    • 7:45pm Zero-down, Cashflow Positive Solar
    • 8:25pm Networking
    • 9:00pm Doors close

    Location

    Worcester Technical High School
    1 Skyline Dr
    Worcester, MA 01603

    Food

    • Cheese and crackers, sodas, water
    • Buffet dinner and refreshments
    • Desserts

    Pricing

    Please prepay in advance to receive the discounted pricing. The caterer requires this much notice for food orders. Non-members always welcome!

    • Early-bird ends 02/02/18 @ 12pm:
      • Non-members: $22.00
      • Members: $13.50 (log in before you register or you will see the non-member price)
      • Premium Members: No charge and no need to register
    • After Early bird or at the door:
      • Non-members: $25
      • Members: $17
      • Premium Members: No charge and no need to register

    Membership options.

    Please note: this event is run by MassLandlords volunteers and staff.

     

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  • Cambridge Tues 2/20: Maintenance Hacks, Stories from the Trenches
    5:30 PM-9:00 PM
    02/20/2018

    1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142

    1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142

     

    The first member-produced segment is called, “Tips & Tricks for the Savvy Landlord that you have never heard of before”. Here we’ll learn the fastest, cheapest, best techniques for making light work of some annoying problems.

    Topics include fixing stripped screws, testing for carpenter ants, saving your cabinets, and more.

    This part of the presentation will be given by MassLandlords staff.

    Maintenance Hacks
    Jordana Greenman
    Attorney Jordana Greenman

    Our second part of the presentation will be stories from the trenches with Attorney Jordana Greenman.
    We’ll be hearing about her memorable cases. What were the issues? Which curveballs came at her client? How was it resolved? Note that Attorney Greenman has permission to
    change the presentation topic based on current events.

    Have you seen our Leave Stuff, Take Stuff Table?

    Market your business, pick up handouts, give away an old doorknob. Everything goes on our first-come, first-served display table at all our events. Please bring business cards, brochures, coupons. And feel free to pick up your own uncollected marketing materials at the end. Everything not claimed end-of-night may be chucked.

    New Day: Tuesday, February 20th

    Meeting Agenda

    • 5:30pm Registration, Socializing and Networking
    • 6:00pm Buffet Dinner in the Venture Cafe
    • 6:40pm Executive Director Doug Quattrochi with the MassLandlords Business Update
      • Member Minutes – Any member can have the mic for 60 seconds (introduce yourself, ask a question, share words of wisdom, etc.)
    • 7:00pm Maintenance Hacks
    • 7:25pm Stories from the Trenches with Attorney Jordana Greenman
    • 8:15pm Networking
    • 9:00pm Doors close

    Location

    Cambridge Innovation Center
    1 Broadway (5th Floor)
    Cambridge, MA 02142

    Accessing from the T

    • Exit the Kendall T stop on Main St.
    • Cross to the northeast side of Main St. with the Marriott and Chipotle and walk down the street away from Cambridge towards the Longfellow Bridge to Boston.
    • Cross through the plaza with the five-foot high metal globe; One Broadway is the building undergoing construction across the next street.
    • Cross over Broadway to arrive at One Broadway.

    For all attendees Upon entering One Broadway, you will need to check in with the lobby security. You’ll just need to show your ID and let them know you’re going to the MassLandlords event in the 5th floor Venture Cafe.

    Parking

    Accessible by T and highway. Parking available in several garages for weekend rates. See CIC Directions for details. Pilgrim Parking is $10 enter after 4pm, a two-minute walk from One Broadway, click here for details

    Food

    • Assorted Italian buffet (Vegetarian options available)
    • Salad
    • Beverages
    • Desserts

    *If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know as soon as possible so we can try to accommodate you.*

    Pricing

    Non-members always welcome! Please prepay in advance to receive early-bird pricing. The caterer requires this much notice for food orders.

    • Early-bird Discount only until 02/13 @ 12pm:
      • Non-members: $20.00
      • Members: $13.50 (log in before you register or you will see the non-member price)
    • After Early bird or at the door:
      • Non-members: $24.00
      • Members: $18.00

     

    Purchase your ticket in just a few clicks!

    Membership options.

    Please note: this event is run by MassLandlords volunteers and staff.

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MassLandlords and/or partner groups hold regular membership meetings every month except July and August. From west to east:

  • Longmeadow or West Springfield (RHAGS): Second Thursday
  • Sturbridge (SWCLA): First Monday
  • Worcester (WPOA): Second Wednesday
  • Marlborough (MWPOA): Second Tuesday (No December, June, July or August meetings)
  • Charles River (CRRHA): Newton/Waltham/Watertown: First Wednesday
  • New Date! Cambridge: Third Tuesday

Note about meeting service:

  • Our events range widely from “no food” to “full buffet and cash bar”.
  • Speakers range from informal (“This event is run by volunteers at a partner association”) to rehearsed (“This event is run by MassLandlords staff”).
  • Please note your location and all event details.

If you have any questions concerning events, please contact Alexis Gee, Manager of Marketing and Events, at agee@masslandlords.net

Regular meetings and special events appear below when scheduled.

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