The holidays are here! Thanksgiving is around the corner and even though we aren't in the office this coming week, we want to stay in the spirit of the season and share a wealth of information with you. From service dog fraud to solar power, and a ton in between, we've got some great information to share to show you how thankful we are that you're with us. As an added bonus, we've got a great CMCA Study Guide to keep you sane during the holidays! All this, and more, on this weeks 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!
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
"Fact: Working with other people is hard. Even when you like them. And over the years, I’ve tried different strategies to improve relationships (or, at the very least, prevent myself from freaking out in people’s faces). But then, last year, I started going to therapy to deal with a situation outside the office. And I was surprised to realize that a lot of the advice I was getting could be applied to the workplace, too. In fact, by using these therapist-approved strategies, I’m able to deal with difficult work situations much better now. So, before you let co-workers drive you up another wall, here are three new things to try."
Dog Days Are Over
"You may have noticed the signs outside of businesses becoming more prominent lately. They all carry a similar message: Only legitimate service dogs allowed. And, in some jurisdictions, they are now adding a reminder that service dog fraud is a crime.
But what, exactly, is “service dog fraud?”" Fine out here.
What's Trending in the CAMverse
"Whether you own or manage HOA or COA properties, or some of both, it’s wise to stay up-to-date with the latest in the industry. Being at the forefront of trends can give you a chance to get ahead in the community association game – so you’re more likely to improve the value of your investment and run a smooth operation."
The Principle of the Thing
"One of the fundamentals of community management is the HOA accounting. As a Board Member, you may or may not have a background or experience in reading and understanding financial reports. Here are some things every board member should know about HOA Accounting."
Holidays? More like Dramadays! We all love being with family, and maybe we love family even more than we love the delicious holiday meals we share! But sometimes, family can be, well, family. And sometimes, that means we quietly sneak away to gather our thoughts and inner peace, and maybe get a little work done. This CMCA Study Guide is a great way to politely break away from the chaos and get started on studying for your CMCA Certification!
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!