Tuesday, November 29, 2011

New Employee Spotlight: Kristin, Administrative Assistant

ACM would like to welcome Kristin, one of our newest Community Association Assistants. Kristin is from Annapolis and has past experience working as an office assistant. She has earned her Associates Degree in Mathematics.

In her spare time, Kristin enjoys playing softball, basketball, four-wheeling, horseback riding, drawing and working on her Mustang.

We are thrilled to have Kristin join the ACM team!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Basic Household Winter Safety Tips from Arthur J. Gallagher

Click on the photo to enlarge the Basic Household Winter Safety Tips from Arthur J. Gallagher.

Consumer Reports: 12 Low-Cost Ways to Save Energy and Money Now

CLICK HERE to read a report by Consumer Reports that outlines 12 low-costs ways to save energy and money.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Holiday

ACM's offices will be closed Thursday, November 24, 2011 and Friday, November 25, 2011 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

We wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving weekend!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Arthur J. Gallagher Property Visit

On October 25 and 26, 2011, representatives from Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc. visited several ACM associations to conduct a preventative risk management assessment. Mr. Scott B. Parrish, Area Senior Vice President and Mr. Michael G. Waytena, Area Assistant Vice President, of Gallagher joined Mr. Bob Guerin, Vice President of Property Management and Ms. Amanda Lande, Marketing Coordinator of ACM to walk through the following associations:

  • Capistrano by the Square Condominium
  • Cedar Valley Condominium
  • Clary's Forest I Condominium
  • Clary's Forest II Condominium
  • Coldspring Community Association
  • Concord House Condominium
  • Deering Woods Condominium
  • Governor's Grant Condominium
  • Hearthstone at Timbers Condominium
  • Heatherfield Condominium
  • Hickory Crest Townhome Condominium
  • Highlands Corporate Center One
  • Hollington at the Pointe I
  • Hollington at the Pointe II
  • Silverbrook Farm Condominium
  • The Gatherings at Lyndwood
  • The Villas at Hobbit's Glen
A report is being generated by the Gallagher representatives with suggestions and recommendations for preventative and routine maintenance after conducting the property visits. Upon completion, this report will be shared with the Community Manager and the Board of Directors of each association to assist with any future developments or necessary projects that may be able to be completed for preventative maintenance purposes.

introduced the specialized insurance program for represented associations with Zurich and Arthur J. Gallagher in September 2010. Over the past year of this program being available, significant saving have already been recognized. If your association is interested in learning more about the insurance program, please contact your Community Manager.

ACM is Now on Twitter

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

ACM Welcomes New Communities

Thames Street Condominium

Caroline Street Condominium

We would like to welcome Caroline Street Condominium and Thames Street Condominium to the ACM family. We are excited to begin working with you!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System - Wednesday, November 9th

As part of the effort to keep our country and communities safe during emergencies, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS).

The national test will occur on Wednesday, November 9th at 2 PM. The test will be similar to local emergency alert system tests. The test will be transmitted via television and radio stations.

The EAS is a national alert and warning system established to enable the President of the United States to address the American public during emergencies. The EAS can also be used by NOAA's National Weather Service, governors and state and local emergency managers so that it can be used to issue more localized emergency alerts.

For more information, please visit: http://www.fema.gov/eastest/

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

Remember to turn the clocks back one hour this weekend! Daylight Savings Time ends this Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 2:00 AM.

"The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is reminding consumers that when changing the clocks this weekend to change the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms, too."

The CPSC estimates that 16 million homes in the U.S. have smoke alarms that do not work mostly because of dead and missing batteries.

For more information, please click on the following links: