Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

ACM wishes everyone a safe and happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

2013 Chesapeake Chapter CAI Expo

ACM Community Managers Ruth Angell and Tina Dunn

ACM Community Manager, Carol Allen and Administrative Assistant, Carol Bruce

ACM Property Manager, Gary Bopp and VP of Property Management, Bob Guerin

ACM VP of Accounting, Theresa Edwards and Community Manager, Ron Rims
ACM staff members attended the annual Chesapeake Chapter of CAI's Expo on October 29, 2013. The Expo offered several seminars for participants to attend as well as breakfast and lunch breaks to network with community association industry professionals and vendors. Several Board members of associations represented by ACM were also in attendance at this yearly educational event.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Congratulations, Delphine!

ACM would like to congratulate Community Association Manager, Delphine Matthews, for earning her CMCA designation through CAI. Way to go, Delphine!

Halloween Health and Safety Tips

Candy has been stocked, costumes are ready to be worn and Halloween is only days away! Click the link below for a few health and safety tips for the holiday:


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Administrative Department SenEarthCo Training

ACM hosted its monthly SenEarthCo training with the Administrative Department this afternoon. A SenEarthCo representative conducted a virtual meeting with our Administrative staff to review the Maintenance and Architectural functions in SenEarthCo. We plan to continue these trainings with our staff to review and even learn more about the management system we use and provide to our clients.

Tips to Winterize Your Home

Fall has brought about the colder weather! Time to pull out the comfy sweaters and coats, but what about your home? Click the link below for an easy Autumn-To-Do list and tips for winterizing your home:

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

National Boss's Day!

Wishing all the boss's out there a wonderful day! Thank you for all that you do!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

CAI Chesapeake Chapter Annual Symposium & Expo

The Chesapeake Chapter of CAI is hosting its Annual Symposium & Expo on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Martin's West in Baltimore. The event runs from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and includes:
  • a 2-hour morning program titled "Community Feud...and the Survey Says"
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Luncheon
  • 4-hour trade show
  • Afternoon of Seminars - three options for participants
  • Wrap Party!
ACM staff members will be attending as well as several Board members of association's represented by ACM. We hope to see everyone there!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Community Board Members Now Have Access to ACM's Inspection App

ACM is excited to release to the Board of Directors our inspection app. This app will allow you to inspect your community, make notes and take photos to submit to ACM for publication or further action as directed.

Below are instructions on how to gain access and use the inspection app.
1)      You will need to obtain a username and password from ACM. Please contact Heather Griffing by email at

2)      Once you have your log in information, you will be able to download the app. The app requires the use of a data connection and may be downloaded from the android market or Apple’s App Store. Please search for American Community Management

3)      Once you have downloaded the app, you may log in using the credentials provided by American Community Management. You will be taken to the main screen of the app. There are several inspection forms to pick from. We recommend you use the CM Inspection form or the Quick Inspection form. The CM Inspection form is great to use if you are inspecting a large portion of the community. The Quick Inspection form is great to use if you want to note a few items, but are not completing an inspection of most of the community.

4)      All Inspection forms have the ability to have photos added. To add a photo to any field, click the blue down arrow and click on camera (to take a photo) or Gallery (if you already have a photo taken previously and would like to add it).  To delete a photo, tap on the photo on the inspection page and then click OK to delete.

5)      Once completed with the form, click the submit button at the bottom of the page.

6)      A copy of the form will be sent to the community manager and be available for placement in your next management report.


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

ACM Renews AAMC® Designation!

We are proud to announce that we have received notification that ACM has been approved for re-designation as an Accredited Association Management Company - AAMC®! We have worked hard over the years, continuing to promote education for our staff members as well as providing high quality community association management services to our 200+ clients. Our dedication, experience and community association management qualifications have allowed us to continue to hold this designation through the Community Associations Institute (CAI) until August, 2016.

ACM Welcomes Two Communities in October

ACM extends a warm welcome to two new associations beginning services with is in October:

-Oaklands HOA - located in Laurel, Maryland
-Rutherford Green HOA - located in Windsor Mill, Maryland

We thank you for the opportunity to represent your associations and look forward to beginning our relationship!