MIAMI May 14, 2012 The Continental Group (TCG), a FirstService Residential Management company, will host a free Hurricane Preparedness Seminar Panel for Condominium Associations on Tuesday, May 22nd from 6:00 p.m. 8:30 p.m. at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport located at 150 Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406. The event is open to all residents of the community, Condo Association Board Members and Property Managers.
The Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1st and ends November 30st. Compared to 2011, weather patterns will yield a less-conducive environment for tropical storms to develop. Strong, high-level winds are in place over the western and central Caribbean, promoting increased wind shear. If these high-level winds do not abate, increased wind shear will inhibit tropical storm development early in the season.
When it comes to hurricane preparedness and disaster recovery, TCG, the leading community association management company, offers best practices based on over two decades of experience on the proper way to prepare and protect our communities from hurricanes, as well as provide them with disaster recovery services, said Tim OKeefe, CEO of The Continental Group.
This seminar will be moderated by Julie Magaldi, Director of High-Rise Operation Assessments for The Continental Group. The interactive panel will discuss best practices in hurricane preparedness and focus on helping attendees create a realistic, functional plan critical for successful preparation, response and recovery should a hurricane strike. Panelists will include Mark Martel,TCGs Vice President of High-Rise for Palm Beach County; Raul Schwedt, Structural Mechanical PE for RAS Engineers; James Pearlson, Project Manager for RAS Engineers; Dave Vaughn, Certified Arborist for Lukes-Sawgrass Landscaping and Zack Hoffman, Branch Manager for Lukes-Sawgrass Landscaping. Prior to the seminar, over a dozen vendors will exhibit their products and services as related to hurricane preparation and restoration for condominiums. Vendors will include roofers, landscaping services, elevator services and generator providers, to name a few.
Topics will include steps for creating a personal hurricane plan, including: How to protect
your community, common areas and property, how to prepare for an evacuation, what to expect before, during and after a storm and community training and preparedness for high-rise condominiums.
For more information or to RSVP, please visit www.eventsTCGMGT.com/wpbhurricane or contact Astrid Marten at 954-734-5522 or email email@example.com. All attendees must be pre-registered.
In addition, TCG will host a free Hurricane Preparedness for Associations Webinar on Wednesday May 23, from 11 a.m. Noon. To register for the webinar, please visit https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/765405586.
To learn more about The Continental Group, call (954) 925-8200, toll-free: (800) 215-2316 or visit www.thecontinentalgroupinc.com.
About The Continental Group, Inc.
Founded in 1990, The Continental Groups corporate headquarters is located in Hollywood, FL.
It also has regional offices in Boca Raton, Miami, West Palm Beach, Wellington, Vero Beach, Orlando, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Jacksonville and Destin. The company is the largest manager of condominium and homeowner associations in the state, and one of South Floridas leading private sector employers.
Today, The Continental Group manages and maintains 1,500 Associations and more than 310,000 residential units. As the leading community association management company in Florida, Continental pioneered many of the practices widely utilized throughout the industry today.
The Continental Group is a subsidiary ofFirstService Residential Management (FSR). FSR is the largest manager of residential communities in North America, overseeing more than 5,600 properties and over 1.3 million residential units. FSR is a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation (NASDAQ: FSRV, TSX: FSV), a global leader in the rapidly growing real estate services sector, providing a variety of services in commercial real estate, residential property management and property services. More information about FirstService is available at firstservice.com.
To learn more about The Continental Group, call (954) 925-8200, toll-free: (800) 215-2316 or visit tcgmgt.com.