CAM Mash Up: This Week (May 21, 2017)

Posted by Brianna Sturm on May 21, 2017


This week, we're going over some major Do's and Don'ts that maybe aren't at the front of your mind every day in the CAM industryfrom legalities to be cautious of in this social world, to flying flags at half-staff (a good one to keep in mind with Memorial Day so close!), to effective meeting tracking. Tune into the CAM mashup to learn about all of this and more!

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!

Meeting Deja Vu

"One of the hardest things a property manager must do is manage, process and respond to abounding information. I was reminded of this when I read a recent forum on the subject of ‘motion spreadsheets.’ By my understanding, the question was—what is the best way to keep a searchable history of the Board's decisions (motions)?" Without addressing this question, countless hours will be wasted discussing matters that have already been settled. Here is how to avoid it! 

Red Flags

"When you’re carrying out a major project, you’re bound to encounter issues. Unhappy owners, unexpected 'surprises' during the project, and other challenges are to be expected. A challenging issue is figuring out what problems are part of the normal lifecycle of a project and which ones are signs of a bad performer. Here are three Condo Association project red flags that Boards and Management should look out for."


The article addresses a question I think many of us have wondered at some point in our lives. Who decides when an American flag can be flown at half-staff? And if a member of your association dies, are you allowed to lower the community flag in honor? Answers here! 

Insurance Blunders

Insurance isn't the most thrilling of all topics, but it is a necessary evil when owning a business. And if you aren't well informed, a simple mistake could cost you and your business millions! Here are the most common business insurance mistakes that could save your business. 

Social Media and the Law

"Social media laws relating to who owns the content being shared, when and where sharing is appropriate, and what limits may be imposed on sharing often raise issues relating to trademark infringement, copyright infringement, social media marketing, labor relations and more. Here are five tips that may keep you from finding yourself in trouble when it comes to different social media platforms."

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