Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Attorney's Host Legal Q&A for Community Managers



 
Jason Fisher from Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd. came to ACM's Hanover office on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, to provide legislative updates and to answer legal questions from our Community Management team.

Going Green: Delinquents to Dollars....Pearls of Wisdom from the Experts




ACM is pleased to present:
"Going Green: Delinquents to Dollars....Pearls of Wisdom from the Experts"

The seminar will include a panel of esteemed attorneys who specialize in the industry. We will highlight the current best practices and procedures for safeguarding your association against excessive cash shortfalls resulting from delinquencies. As you know, failure to implement and enforce your association's collections policy and escalate accounts when necessary can lead to several issues including lack of cash to maintain your association's common elements and meet obligations which can in turn effect the value of your community.

To accommodate your busy schedules, we are offering two dates:

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 (6:00-8:00 pm) and; Friday, March 22, 2013 (1:00-3:00 pm)

Representatives from the following firms will be present as follows:

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 (6:00-8:00 pm)
  • Law Office of Cynthia Hitt-Kent, LLC
  • Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd
  • The Law Offices of Gregory Alexandrides, LLC
  • Nagle & Zaller, P.C.
Friday, March 22, 2013 (1:00-3:00 pm)
  • Elmore, Throop & Young, P.C.
  • Michael S. Neall & Associates, P. C.
  • Rees Broome, PC
Our experienced Collections Manager, Joanne Allen, will also be present to meet you and entertain questions throughout the event. Materials and light refreshments to be provided.

Contact Amanda Lande to register at alande@communitymanagers.net with your name, association and desired date for attendance. Due to limited space, RSVPs are required by Friday, March 15, 2013. Please submit questions you would like to hear posed during the session and we will do our best to incorporate them as well. Thank you and we hope you are able to participate!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Congratulations, Crislyn!

Congratulations to Crislyn Minnel, Administrative Contracts Manager, for earning her CMCA designation through CAI! Way to go, Crislyn!

Friday, February 22, 2013

ACM Implements New Online Bill Payment System

We are excited to announce that ACM is implementing A NEW ONLINE BILL PAYMENT (ACCOUNTS PAYABLE SYSTEM, AVID XCHANGE)!
This system will enable vendors to submit bills electronically or via a PO Box and will then automatically forward the invoices to our management team for approval. The site also has image capture and search capability making images of invoices and history available at your fingertips. It only requires a log-in using your email address and then takes just a few clicks to approve (as well as add comments or dispute) invoices. As it is integrated with ACM's accounting system, it will also improve the turn-around time of check processing on our end.  In addition, it will make audit fieldwork easier. As a result, it is our hope that auditors will pass-through some cost savings. We are excited to begin using this new system and making our management services even more efficient!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

ACM New Employee Spotlight

 
ACM would like to welcome Kimberly Johnson, joining ACM as our newest Community Administrative Assistant. Kimberly is originally from Maine and recently moved to the Baltimore, Maryland area. She went to Mount Ida College and is interested in yoga, running and photography.
 
Welcome, Kim!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

ACM Employees Attend CAI Breakfast Seminar



 
ACM staff members attended The Chesapeake Chapter of CAI's first annual breakfast seminar this morning at Snyder's Willow Grove Restaurant in Linthicum Heights, Maryland. The topic of today's seminar was "Modern Technology and the Social Media: How to Use Both Effectively and Efficiently in your Professional Life." ACM was proud to be able to tell other participants that our staff all used iPad tablets and we are very involved in both modern technology and utilizing social media to communicate with our clients and staff!

Monday, February 11, 2013

ACM New Employee Spotlight


ACM would like to extend a warm welcome to Aletha Peters, the newest addition to ACM's staff! Aletha is originally from the U.S. Virgin Islands and currently lives in Washington D.C. She enjoys writing, history and is a Redskins fan!

Welcome, Aletha!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Super Bowl Champs!


Congratulations to the Ravens for winning the Super Bowl! ACM is full of Baltimore Pride! Click the link below to learn about the Super Bowl Victory Parade being held tomorrow in downtown Baltimore:

http://www.baltimorecity.gov/OfficeoftheMayor/NewsMedia/tabid/66/ID/4155/Mayor_Rawlings-Blake_and_Baltimore_Ravens_Announce_Details_about_Super_Bowl_Victory_Parade.aspx

Friday, February 1, 2013

ACM Super Bowl Pot Luck Lunch!





ACM's offices both hosted a Super Bowl Pot Luck lunch for all staff members in honor of the Ravens going to the Super Bowl! Lets Go Ravens!