Friday, September 24, 2010

"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" Premieres Baltimore Build Sunday

On Sunday, September 26, 2010 beginning at 7 PM, ABC's popular TV show, "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" will air its season premiere. "Extreme Makeover" will kick off the season by airing footage taped during the week of July 12, 2010 when hundreds of volunteers gathered in Baltimore to build a home for the Boys Hope Girls Hope organization.

During the week of July 12, ACM's Gail Nesmith volunteered at the build site lending a hand with numerous jobs during the week.

"I have found that the best way to get through the challenging economic times for me, is to help someone else... and I had a really GREAT time doing it!"

To celebrate this exciting event, Gail along with the scholars from Boys Hope Girls Hope, will be attending a premiere party held at Notre Dame Preparatory. The family-oriented event with begin with a pre-party and then feature the broadcast of the season premiere of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" from 7-9 PM.

Don't forget to look for ACM's Gail Nesmith during the premiere episode!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

ACM has been named one of the EcoCEO finalists by SmartCEO Magazine

American Community Management has been named one of the EcoCEO finalists by SmartCEO Magazine!

ACM will be recognized in November by Washington SmartCEO as part of 30 companies who have gone above and beyond in certain areas to implement green initiatives and technologies to help make their workplace more environmentally friendly.

Keep checking back for updates!

Boards of Directors Pack Conference Room for ACM Insurance Seminar

Boards of Directors and ACM staff packed the conference room at the Best Western BWI-Airport on Saturday, September 11, 2010 for a seminar hosted by American Community Management that focused solely on the topic of insurance.

Insurance experts discussed how the state laws impact condominium insurance for both common areas and units, the responsibilities of Boards of Directors to protect the association with adequate insurance, and the need for directors & officers and fidelity insurance. They also reviewed the ACM Community Client Insurance Program and the many benefits this plan will provide our clients over the next three years.

ACM would like to thank our guest speakers:
  • Joseph Douglass, Esq., Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP
  • Tiffany Releford, Esq., Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP
  • Wayne C. Pachol, CPCU, ARM
  • Brian J. Finnerty, Area Vice President, Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc.
  • Matthew R. Davis, Area Assistant Vice President, Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc.

The Daily Record: "Beware the Cheap Driveway Fix"

The Daily Record has published an article warning homeowners of "bogus driveway repavers", stating that there are unlicensed contractors that are offering bargain prices to seal or coat a driveway with asphalt, however, the coating "washes away with the next rain or just quickly crumbles".

To read the article, "Beware the Cheap Driveway Fix", please CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

September is National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security. It is a nationwide effort to increase public awareness and educate individuals on how to prepare for and respond to emergencies.

Click Here for Maryland emergency information and contact phone numbers.

Click Here for the Ready Campaign website.

Communities Get Advanced Notice on Foreclosed Homes

New, First Look program gives communities a 48-hour advanced notification on foreclosed properties allowing the community to buy them for a discounted price before they go up on the market.

Click Here to read the USA Today article "Communities Get First Shot at Foreclosed Homes".