How Events Can Strengthen Your Community
Are you wondering how you can strengthen the sense of community in your HOA? Have you thought about what might be lacking in your community? Maybe a sense of belonging, a feeling of pride or solid network of social connections?
Community events are an often overlooked and underutilized tactic in creating the foundations of a beloved community in which residents feel safe and appreciated in. Simple events can bring together residents and leave a lasting positive impact on the community. The number of associations taking advantage of this is on the rise.
Your community could be reaping the benefits of:
- Bringing communities together and strengthening relationships
- Promotion of communities and destinations
- Sense of belonging for residents
- An inviting community vision and perception
- Increase in the recognition of the community
- Education and information for residents
- Resident and board networking opportunities
- Showcasing of community culture
- Facility usage and interest
Even the smallest events can take your community interaction to the next level, improving the quality of life for everyone involved. In 2018, networking, learning, and entertainment were the top three most desirable traits of a community event in a survey recorded by Bizzabo, a top event production company. From planning a night of live music with the local neighborhood band, to a summer evening BBQ, or a holiday event like an Easter egg hunt, it’s worth it to bring together your residents for a fun, community building event.
The more of these positive, impactful memories that are created within your community, the better regarded and desirable it will be to live there. When you have a history of an inviting, fun atmosphere, you enter an almost “karamatic” relationship, in which the events you put on will attract the type of residents you want to have.
Today, more and more, homeowners are doing preemptive research into the type of community they are looking at moving into. Websites online review your town and your neighborhood, from price to culture to facilities. Community events can be the answer to making your community stand out above the rest. Take the first step to raising your community up this year and host an event.
Need help planning your first or next community event? Contact Aperion Management Group today!
By David Hoover, Marketing and Events