CAM Mash Up: This Week (Oct 12 - 18, 2015)

Posted by Andrea Drennen, CMCA on October 18, 2015

From coping with burnout to a manager saving a building from burning down, this was a week for unsung heroes. We also learned measures to take against cyber theft and some pretty 'dam'ing news exposed by the flooding in the Carolina's recently. These stories and more 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!

Cyber Theft

If there were ways in which you could lessen your chances of being affected by Cyber Theft, would you utilize them? Of course you would! Thanks to our friends over at Mutual of Omaha, here is a complete list of ways you can begin to protect yourself.


I am pretty sure everyone experiences occupational burnout from time-to-time. Especially in this day and age when we are always connected via phone, text, email, chat and so on. As a community association manager you are always on call so it is even more important for you to have some go-to strategies to avoid the burnout.

Property Insurance & Water Damage

Leaky roof? Unfortunately, it’s not likely that the building's leaky roof is not something that is covered under your property insurance. Insurance policies are normally designed to cover only sudden or accidental leaks such as a pipe bursting and flooding. Check out this great source to see learn what types of water damage are covered by your property insurance.

D is for Dams

Well, these are some scary stats. In light of the recent major flooding with more than 20 dams biting the dust in South Carolina, check out these terrifying statistics based around the current state of America dams. This is a unfortunately a problem that will only persist and most likely increase with time.

H is for Hero

I love it when good stories about CAM managers get into the news, and this one about a brave building manager in Madison Wisconsin whose quick thinking saved his condo building (and a cat) from burning to the ground.

An Attitude of Apathy

Do the members of the communities you manage have an attitude of apathy? It can be difficult to get homeowners to engage. Here are is a simple formula - 6 steps you can follow to get people involved!

Over the Top Halloween Decor

Everyone has one of ‘those’ neighbors. You know, the ones who transform their home into an elaborate haunted house complete with the cackling witch and screeching fake cats. But how far is too far according to your association’s guidelines? Are there rules set in place?

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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