The new eNeighbors

The update is planned to begin at 1pm CDT. Status updates will be posted at https://twitter.com/eNeighbors.

eNeighbors is updating your community website and will launch tomorrow, September 4th, 2013. The new eNeighbors is being re-built from the ground up to create a simpler, more useful, and more enjoyable experience for residents. A preview of the new look is below.

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The upgrade will happen automatically for you and your neighbors. All user data, articles, groups, events, and so on will be transferred securely to the new site during the transition.

New Features

  • Photos: Share a photo, or an entire album of photos with your neighbors
  • Videos: Sometimes, there’s no better way to get the message across
  • Questions: Ask a question and get answers from your neighbors
  • Referrals: Have a great plumber? Let your neighbors know
  • Lost & Found: Lost Fido? Get help from your neighbors to find her
  • Recurring events: Post your monthly board meetings for the entire year – once
  • Committees: Organize your committees online
  • Alerts: Instantly email everyone in the neighborhood and add attachments too
  • Pages: Forming a group? Create your page to promote and organize it all
  • Instant notifications: Get notified immediately when something new is posted
  • Search: Find neighbors and documents just by searching

We anticipate that eNeighbors will be unavailable for several hours during the update process on 09.04.13. You will receive an email notification when the new website is available for use.

Have questions? Email support@eneighbors.com for assistance.

Welcome to the neighborhood, Kim

kimI’m excited to announce that Kim Goings is our new, and first, Chief Technology Officer at eNeighbors. She’ll be leading all technical development of www.eNeighbors.com.

Kim has been developing software for eNeighbors since “eNeighbors 2.0″ launched in 2007 and we’re excited that she’s joining the team full-time.

Before joining eNeighbors as CTO, she was a Solutions Architect and Principal at Level Five Solutions.

Kim earned a Master of Science in Business Administration and Management from Baker University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Missouri-Saint Louis.

She has been living in the Kansas City area since 1997 and currently resides in Prairie Village, Kansas. She’s a huge neighborhood geek and even has a bumper sticker that says, I (Heart) PV.

Welcome to the neighborhood!

Curry Association Management’s Annual Meeting

I will be presenting at Curry Association Management’s Annual Meeting for their clients.

The meeting is on Monday, May 9th at 6pm at the Holiday Inn on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City.

I have a short 10 minute presentation prepared where I’ll provide a quick overview of our services and some tips for generating participation on your neighborhood website. You can also meet with me after the presentation and I can answer any questions that you have in person!

If your HOA is managed by Curry, please be sure to attend, I would love the chance to meet with you.

If that’s not enough, we’re also giving away some gift certificates to Jack Stack BBQ to a few lucky winners.

eDeals Update: Saved homeowners $188k so far

Last June (2010) we launched a new money saving program for our Kansas City neighborhoods called eDeals. Through eDeals, neighbors agree to buy products and services in bulk allowing us to secure discounts from local merchants.

Since the beginning our goal has been to help residents save money on products and services, while at the same time, helping local merchants thrive.

I’m happy to report that we’ve already saved homeowners $188,101 and helped to generate $100,271 in revenue for local businesses.

To date, we’ve run 30 deals from local merchants such as:

  1. Sprinkler Blowout
  2. Lawn Fertilization
  3. Window Cleaning
  4. Furnace Tune-Up
  5. Dry Cleaning
  6. Restaurants
  7. Tree Trimming
  8. Mulch

If you’re a Kansas City merchant interested in offering an eDeal to our neighborhoods, please visit http://www.eneighbors.com/edeals/.

Here are some examples of our deals:

Learn more about eDeals at http://www.eneighbors.com/edeals/.

This is what it’s all about

From the beginning our vision has been to connect neighbors online to create stronger communities, so when I found the following comment it made my day:

“I’m so impressed with the effectiveness of the eNeighbors system, and the care and concern of our neighbors. Using technology to strengthen a community and to help neighbors is a good thing!” – Janet G.

(A screenshot of the full comment is below.)

Update: Our KC Neighborhoods

I received a request to publish a current list of neighborhoods in Kansas City that subscribe to eNeighbors.

The list below is for neighborhoods in the Kansas City metro area only (Kansas and Missouri). To see if your neighborhood is online, go to www.eNeighbors.com and search for your neighborhood by zip code. 

Amber Hills Estates
Arlington Park
Autumn Ridge
Berkshire
Birchwood
Bradford Gardens
Briarcliff Community Alliance
Briarcliff West
Brighton’s Landing
Cedar Creek
Cedar Ridge Park
Coffee Creek Crossing
Communities of North Brook
Coves
Coves North
Crimson Ridge
Deer Creek
Deerwalk
Eastbrooke
Falcon Valley
Fieldstone
Forest View
Grey Oaks
Hampton Place
Hawksbury
Highlands Ranch
Hills of Walden
Homestead Woods
LeaBrooke
Links at LionsGate
LionsGate
Maple Brook Park
Mills Farm
Newberry Commons
Northwood Trails
Nottingham by the Green
Nottingham Forest South
Oak Park Homes Association
Oaks Ridge Meadows
Oxford Pointe
Park Crossing
Parkhill Manor
Parkhurst
Ravenwood Place
Regency By The Lake
Riss Lake
River Ridge Farms
Santa Fe Hills
South Hampton
Staley Farms
Steeplechase
The Pavilions of Leawood
Tiffany Greens
Tuscany Reserve
Villas at Parkside
Villas of St. Andrews
Wakefield Estates
Wedgewood
Western Auto Lofts
Westwoods
WhiteHorse
Wilshire Farms
Windham Park
Windsor Hills
Woodland Creek
Woodland Reserve