New at Rowell

A look at Rowell's 2013 Team - compliments of James Harvey Photography in Elgin

Toys for Tots at Elgin Community Crisis Center - December 2011

November 18, 2011
Jordan and Terry deliver baskets of donated turkey dinners to Elgin Community Crisis Center.  Thank you to all of our staff that donated, and thank you Terry and Jordan, for purchasing all of the food, and having it delivered.  You truly know the meaning of Thanksgiving!!

In Rowell’s continuing efforts to “pay it forward”, we will once again be spreading the holiday cheer and good will by donating food for Thanksgiving Baskets, which will be distributed to needy families through the coordination and efforts of the

Elgin Community Crisis Center.


The Elgin Community Crisis Center will also be holding their Annual Elgin Community Toy Giveaway, and members of our staff will be donating their time and talents to assist in distributing 6000 toys to 2700 disadvantaged children this holiday season. 

If you are interested in donating food, toys or time to these, or any of the Center’s other worthy charities, please contact Sara Manor at 847-991-6000. You can also learn more about the organization on their Facebook page “

Help Elgin Community Crisis Center”!


And finally, to stay true to our roots, we will once again be sponsoring a family through

Adopt-a-Family in Palatine, and will be contributing food, clothing and toys to a family in need during the holiday season. This is Rowell’s 8th year of participating in this program, and we’re happy to say we’ve been able to spread holiday joy to 8 families since we joined the program! If you’d like to join this effort, please contact Sara Manor at 847-991-6000 for more information.

CAI's August 2011 Program featuring The Top 5 Essentials of Proper Budgeting


Rowell Seminar:  Insurance and the Legal Aspects of Claims     

 Rowell, Inc. is proud to offer our clients valuable information through our “Triple E” Seminars.

You are invited to join the Rowell staff and Board members from other communities for hors d'œuvres, and to discover the value of our latest Seminar regarding insurance and the legal aspects of claims which may directly affect you and your community.

 The Seminar will be held at our office on

May 24th, 2011 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Guest Speakers: Joel Davis of CAU and Kerry Bartell of Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit

These Seminars are offered to all Board members on a regular basis, and are free of charge to all of our clients.  We are thrilled to be able to offer this value-added service, but need your participation to make it a success!  Please join us in this learning experience, and take the opportunity to meet our staff and network with Board members from other communities.

 We look forward to see you on May 24th!

Another commitment that evening?

Topic not of interest to you?

Participation is key for the success and continuation of this program, so if you’re not able to attend we’d greatly appreciate it if you would provide a brief reason for your declination.

Association of Professional Community Managers (APCM)
Join us in congratulating Kara Cermak, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
President of Rowell Inc.

Kara has been elected to serve a term on CAI's APCM Board. Kara was elected by her peers to serve in a Management Company CEO position. Her term officially begins January 1, 2011, and is for a period of two years.

This Board gives input on policy matters to the CAI Board of Trustees. They make recommendations on education curriculum, designations, and best practices.

Windhaven Condominium Association Hosts Summer School Classes
Summer 2010
Carole Engstrom describes what she learned: 
The class was asked the difference between a map and a globe:
A map is flat and a globe is round-good so far.
When would you use a map or use a globe:
One child replied:
You would use a map when you wanted to ride a bike and stop at the end and go back.
You would use a globe if you wanted to ride round and round and round..