CAM Mash Up: This Week (November 13, 2016)

Posted by Brianna Sturm on November 13, 2016


Bragging rights, feral cats and the most interesting man you'll meet this February. What do they have in common? It's all 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 please share it too!


The CAMfire Conference is in February, and we are getting really excited about the more than 60 sessions we have lined up - it's going to be epic. One of the speakers we are most excited about, you may never have heard of. His name is Anthony Iannarino, and he's the most interesting man you'll meet at CAMfire...

Holiday Décor Policies

“From Halloween through the New Year, there are all sorts of opportunities to celebrate, decorate…and break every HOA rule in the book. But while you love the festivities as much as anyone else, you still have community standards to maintain. All too often, adherence to rules about decorations and such can put a damper on your delicate image. So how do you enforce the rules without zapping the mood? By using some simple remedies to debunk those HOA holiday myths.”

Amenity Bragging Rights

Most of my friends live in a condo or an apartment building downtown. I have heard most of them mention that they either have a pool, a gym or a rooftop deck. However, I’ve never actually seen any of them utilize any of these amenities. So is it worth the extra monthly cost just to have the bragging rights of the amenity itself?

Feral Cats and Your Community

I would venture to say most communities across the nation deal with the issue of feral cats hanging around. And yes, I have been guilty a time or two of feeding these skittish little guys (not recommended). So, as a community, what are your options when it comes to living in harmony with the furry felines or removing them all together? Find out here!

Improved Communications to Cut Costs

“The number one complaint at a condominium corporation’s annual general meeting (AGM) is quite often poor communication. On the one hand, owners feel left out of the decision-making loop and on the other, board directors lament that residents don’t know the rules, regularly resulting in numerous extra expenses that can eventually lead to increases in condo fees.” Learn here how you can improve communications within your community to help cut expenses!

The All-Important Treasurer

“The treasurer’s key job is to review the manager’s monthly financial report and know how to spot signs of trouble. At least once each year, finances must be audited by an independent certified public accountant to confirm that records are accurate and properly maintained. Treasurers monitor the process and explain the audit findings to the full board.”


 *Image credit: Hitchster via flickr

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