CAM Mash Up: This Week (Apr 14-18, 2014)

Posted by Brianna Sturm on April 19, 2014

This week in Community Association Management

Spring, Common sense business rules, phantoms, bomb squads and scaventure. It all happened this week in Community Association Management!

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!

Spring has ‘almost’ Sprung  

All over the nation (unless you’re in Florida), people are praying for spring! After this insanely brutal winter it’s time for a little warmth and sunshine! With the warmer weather comes the necessity to do a walk-through of your community to check for any damages that may have occurred over the winter months. Here are six things that you should be checking on your inspection.

It’s just common sense!

In a perfect world, we would be able to 100% trust all of our employees. Unfortunately, we do not live in a perfect world and it is necessary to take certain precautions to keep the business safe. Make sure you are following these three common sense ways to protect your business.

Phantom Laws

Ever wonder if the laws that are enforced in your association are written in stone? When a new board member is elected, information is passed orally to the new director. It could be very possible that the restrictions within your association aren’t backed up in writing!

Life on the bomb squad

Julie Adamen answers the question "What gets you fired up about Community Association Management?" Her answer: It's not the problems that change, so much as the people. "The challenge of community management isn't that the problems are new - quite the opposite. Most of them are the same (pets, poop and parking, anyone?) today as they were 30 years ago.  It's the human element that renders each old issue as new."

It’s getting hazy 

With the legalization of marijuana in Colorado, HOAs are beginning to face a little uncertainty of how the laws within their associations should be structured. Technically, HOAs do not have the right to govern what happens inside resident’s home. It will be interesting to see how this change will affect HOAs in the future!

Going to CAI National?

Every year you go to CAI National for the great information, training, networking and affirmation. And every year, you go to dinner where you sit at a round table with a bunch of strangers and try to avoid making eye contact while people talk at you from the podium. It's time for something different.

This year, join TOPS at Citywalk in Universal Studios (free admission after 7pm) for a SCAVENTURE! What's a scaventure? Here's the breakdown:

  • Treasure Hunt
  • Mind Games / Trivia
  • Competition
  • Pub Crawl
  • Networking opportunity
  • SUPER FUN!

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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