Ahhh the holiday season! When we finally get past the frantic last minute shopping and all the present wrapping and cooking to just relax, and enjoy the twinkling lights and the friends and family around you - that's the moment it all becomes worth it! I hope you are reading this in one of those quieter moments.
In this week's mash-up, we have a bunch of just in time for the holiday rush info, from a last minute gift giving guide, to our ultimate swag pack giveaway, tips for homeowners going away for the holidays, and advice on giving annual performance reviews. Plus, a question I have asked myself a time or two - Is night time the right time to conduct board meetings? Read all about it in this week's CAM Mashup!
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 please share it too!
We Have a Winner!
This holiday season we've been winding up for a major giveaway of CAMfire tickets, awesome swag and many other goodies in our Ultimate CAMfire Swag Pack Giveaway. We are thrilled to announce the winner, Justin DeCrosta of Milmar Custom Property Management in Connecticut. Congratulations Justin!!
Last Minute Gifting
Forgot to get a gift for someone special in the CAM industry? It's not too late to grab that perfect gift for your favorite CAM Professional! Here are 12 great last-minute holiday gifts for the CAM in your life!
Away for the Holiday
Many community members leave their homes to celebrate the holidays. Spectrum Management has some great tips on how homeowners can safeguard their homes while they are away. I loved the idea of asking a neighbor to park in your driveway. Clever!
Night Time Not the Right Time
Should your boards ditch the night time meeting? "Evening meetings, quite frankly, tend to be grueling and unproductive. Many times there is a lack of focus, a tendency to ignore professional design advice, and an increase in the number of disagreements among board members. Fatigue, surely, is a factor. "
They're All Good Boys and Girls
The end of the year is the time when you do you annual performance reviews. "Too often managers save up negative information and unload it all at once during the annual review season. Others “whitewash” performance and act like everything is okay when it really isn’t. That isn’t providing leadership." Learn how to do performance reviews the right way here.
Last Chance of the Year for CAMfire 2018!
CAMfire will be here before you know it! If you've been thinking of attending an industry educational event, this is the one to do! CAMfire is 3 days of education and entertainment. Join hundreds of other CAM professionals in Orlando for the biggest technology conference in the CAM industry. But hurry--prices go up in the new year, so now's your last chance to take advantage of 2017 prices!
Do You Have Big News This Week?
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