This week in Community Association Management: community, the housing market, sneak peaks, gardening, accounting cycles and testimonials!
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!
At the very heart of community association management is, well…community! By definition, Community is a social unit of any size that shares common values. Here’s a story of a man who was given a budget to make a movie trailer but instead asked to use the money to aid a community in great need—even if it was thousands of miles away from his own community. (Who’s chopping onions?)
New Year, New Market
As we ring in the New Year, many wondering what the housing market will be like compared to 2013. MSN Real Estate gives us their projections and what markets to keep an eye on this New Year!
If given the opportunity to pick the brains of three community association industry veterans with a combined experience of, well frankly, a lot of years, would you take it?! The CAM Profitability Conference is the perfect time to do so! Tour dates TBA soon. Here’s a sneak peak!
Garden of Eden
Just imagine a community association where everyone gathered to plant, water, trim and pick in the community garden. What a wonderful, healthy, green and inspiring way to cultivate not only good, but also friendships within your neighborhood. HindmanSanchez offers a 10 step plan to help make a community garden in your community successful.
Hold on just a second! You haven’t taken a gander at TOPS Software’s ebook on CAM Accounting?! What are you waiting for? This blog post is a great excerpt from the ebook “CAM Accounting 101” detailing the CAM accounting cycle. You’re welcome ;)
In Their Own Words
At our recent TOPS User Conferences, we asked attendees to tell us in their own words what TOPS meant to them. The resulting video reminded me why I am proud to work for a company like TOPS!
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Since receiving her BS in Marketing, Brianna Sturm has perfected the art of event management. She uses her powers for the greater good in her role as executive assistant to Mike Hardy, President of TOPS Software. Bri is also the official morale officer at TOPS. When she's not posing with fake mustaches and glasses, she keeps everyone upbeat with her humorous poetry readings.