TCG Presents Free Educational Seminars in St. Petersburg and Sarasota for Condominium Board Member Certification

Hollywood, (PressExposure) January 18, 2012 -- The Continental Group (TCG), a FirstService Residential Management company, is hosting two educational seminars for condominium board member certification. The first will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24th in the Hyatt Regency Sarasota located at 1000 Blvd of the Arts, Sarasota, FL. The second will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25th at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, located at 333 1st Street South, St. Petersburg, FL. These seminars are part of the statewide Continental Certified Educational Program Series and are open to any condominium board member who wishes to attend.

As the leading Florida property management company, TCG shares best practices in the communities it serves to help enhance board effectiveness and efficiency. These courses will cover the most critical aspects of condominium operations, and will provide guidance for board members who want to better understand how to manage the day-to-day operations of their condominium communities in 2012. Topics to be discussed include: Demystifying the budget and reserve process, accurate financial reporting, bids and contracts, correct records maintenance and handling owner records requests, Chapter 718 and the Condominium Act.

Upon completion of the course, a TCG instructor will present newly elected or appointed condominium board members with a certificate of completion that satisfies new state educational requirements for their position. These courses are free of charge and are open to local condominium board members. For reservations or more information on the St. Petersburg's seminar, please call Dan Graham at 727-209-6130 or visit For the Sarasota seminar, please call 941-840-0315 or visit

About The Continental Group, Inc.

Founded in 1990, The Continental Group's 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 Florida's 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 of FirstService 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

To learn more about The Continental Group, call (954) 925-8200, toll-free: (800) 215-2316 or visit

About The Continental Group

To learn more about The Continental Group, call (954) 925-8200, toll-free: (800) 215-2316 or visit

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Press Release Submitted On: January 18, 2012 at 10:22 am
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