CAM Mash Up: This Week (Oct 21-Oct 25, 2013)

Posted by Brianna Sturm on October 25, 2013

This week in Community Association Management

This week in Community Association Management:

Usually, this series focuses on the events that are happening around the web for each week. Now, I don't want to say that nothing happened in the industry this week that wasn't about us, but I am pretty sure that if it did, we didn't notice! This week it was all about TOPS! We celebrated our 28th birthday at our largest (and final) user conference of the year in beautiful Orlando Florida! The conference heralded several major announcements including a new website and the release of a whole new product! It's been a busy week! So take your shoes off, grab a frothy beverage, and celebrate 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!

Happy Birthday, TOPS!

TOPS is only one measly year older than yours truly, but somehow it has managed to accomplish so much more in its lifetime than myself! ;) Our team properly celebrated TOPS 28th year at the User Conference this past week. Here’s to another 28 years! Salute!


As TOPS Software’s Event Coordinator, no one else is as relieved as I am that the last User Conference of the year was a total success <sigh of relief>!! If you didn’t make it to Orlando this past week, be sure to check out our photos from the conference! I think I can speak for all TOPS employees, vendors and customers when I say that it was such a great time! I guess it’s time to start planning for even bigger conferences for 2014! See y’all next year!

Play by Play

So, you weren’t able to make the trip to Orlando for our final User Conference? No worries! We brought along TOPS Marketing Manager, Andrea Drennen to live blog during the entire event! Here’s what you missed! (Also, great job Andrea!)

We Care

Themes, training, and manuals-OH MY! Our bright, shiny and new customer care site has it all (including a customer login to view support tickets!) It is our customer’s one-stop-shop for all of their TOPS needs! Be sure to check it out!

Work Smarter, Not Harder

What!? You missed our BIG announcement at the Orlando User Conference? Tsk, tsk! Ok, I’ll repeat it just once more for you. TOPS Software has officially released TOPS iQ! TOPS iQ is the next generation Community Association Management solution! Go on, check it out here!  

Single HOA seeking contractors

As if the events of this week weren't enough, TOPS Founder Jeff Hardy shows us how to get the best contractors for future projects in our community associations by implementing RFPs (requests for proposal). This is the third in his series on community association budgeting. Enjoy!

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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