CAM Mash Up: This Week (Feb 08 - 14, 2016)

Posted by Brianna Sturm on February 14, 2016


Happy Heart Day! You know what we love? This week's CAM Mashup!

Is it ok for a community association to enact gun restrictions? Is there such as thing as being too prepared? How thouroughly should you reference checking new hires? Also, we give you the deets on last week's CAMfire Conference, complete with pics and animated gifs! Check it all out 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 Mashup and please share it too!

Possible New Gun Laws in Florida

“Naturally, guns and all the emotions they evoke from both sides continue to generate media attention and heated personal and public debate. Since a large percentage of the American populace lives in mandatory association communities with those numbers growing, the question of whether or not a board of directors has the right or the responsibility to restrict association members and their guests from carrying and/or discharging firearms inside the community needs to be asked.”

The Storm After The Storm

There is no harm in being overly prepared. Especially when you’re preparing for disaster. Some San Diego communities got a brutal reminder of this recently as El Nino storms wreaked havoc on their ‘band aide’ repairs. Sometimes it’s better to dish out some money for proper repairs rather than deal with the astronomical consequences after a disaster.

House Passes FHA Condo Project Approval Process Changes 

“Yesterday, progress was made towards helping condominium projects recertify their FHA approval. If the bill becomes law it will not only help condominium projects maintain their FHA approval, but will also ease the burden on condominium projects and put homeownership in reach for more families.” Full breakdown here provided by CAI Online.

Did You Miss Out on CAMfire 2016?

Wondering what it was all about? See it in pictures and hear it from those who were there last week. CAMfire 2016 was a blast! And it wasn't just fun and games.

The underlying theme of CAMfire 2016 was Culture. Whether it is intentional or not, your organization has a culture. At TOPS everything we do is based around one key phrase: “Be TOPS”. Be TOPS Stands for the following: Be Team Oriented, Be Open, Be Positive and Be Sympathetic. What does your company stand for?

Reference Check Like a Boss

How thoroughly do you reference check a new hire at your organization? It could be the difference between hiring a loyal long term employee and someone you have to let go after spending countless hours training. Take it from a pro and learn how to reference check like a boss, here!


*Image credit: Kaz via Pixabay 

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