CAM Mash Up: This Week (Oct 14-Oct 18, 2013)

Posted by Brianna Sturm on October 18, 2013

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This week in Community Association Management:

I've been in a pickle. A PARADOXICAL PREDICAMENT, if you will. My favorite new song from DBPR, SECONDS ON MINUTES is competing on the TOP TEN against the latest hit from SMASHING PUMPKINS - HATERS GONNA HATE. What to choose? The cheerleaders in my head are screaming 'WE HAVE SPIRIT, YES WE DO!' but If I don't get some work done, I'll get FIRED, so I'll think about that later - on WHITEBOARD WEDNESDAY.

As an educated member of the Community Association Management industry, you already know how crucial it is to stay informed and up-to-date on the latest news, trends and happenings within the industry. Each week, we bring together our favorite reads of the week and share them with you! Enjoy the CAM Mash Up and feel free to share it too!

10 reasons to attend the TOPS User Conference in Orlando
Ten reasons to attend the TOPS
User Conference in Orlando!

Haters Gonna Hate

No matter how great of a human being you may be, there are always going to be haters! Well, the same goes for HOA’s. But, despite the bad rap they seem to get, here is a list of ways HOA’s make their communities an awesome place to live!

Smashing Pumpkins

No, I am not talking about the music group from the 90’s…but Stefanie Ford IS talking about communicating ways to keep your communities safe during the holiday season. Namely, Halloween. Break it down for us, Stef!

We have spirit, yes we do!

And speaking of communicating, what's a great way to build community spirit and keep homeowners healthy, happy (and non-litigious)? CAI's research foundation has a whole ebook of ideas available free for download!

Paradoxical Predicament

Importing waste? Why would any country do such a thing? Sweden has put such a focus on sustainable living that they have literally run out of waste to burn for electricity! So, what is their solution? Simply to import waste from neighboring countries! I think we could all learn a thing or two from these activists!


Hey Mac lovers! Frustrated by trying to use Windows based software on your operating system? Ashley Capps over at Trapp Online has the perfect solution for you in this week’s edition of White Board Wednesday!

You're Fired!

Julie Adamen, explores a touchy subject this month on her HOA Manager Newsline - Re-humanizing termination. It's a good read, and a cautionary tale to how things can go terribly, terribly wrong. (You're no Donald Trump, honey!)


Dead Bros Professing Respect? Deal Breaker's Parole Resource? Not if you live in Florida, where the Department of Business and Professional Regulation is requiring every homeowner association to be registered under a licensed manager. TOPS customer Towers Property Management has built a handy guide to walk you through this (relatively simple) process.

Top Ten

Looking for a reason to join the TOPS User Conference in Orlando next week? Well, look no further! I’ve got ten reasons why you should NOT miss our biggest conference of the year! Curious what number one is?!

Seconds on Minutes

Here's one to share! Are you aware of what should be included in your HOA board meeting minutes? Is it necessary to include everything listed in the agenda? To clarify, Jim Slaughter, an attorney with Rossabi Black Slaughter, P.A. explains exactly what should be included!

Do You Have Big News This Week?

If you've got big news that would be relevant to other CAM professionals, please share it with us in the comments below 



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