Thursday, August 28, 2014

Labor Day Well Wishes from ACM!

In the USA, it’s fairly obvious that we work hard. Whether you're an attorney, a doctor, a carpenter or even a Community Manager, our efforts at work contribute to the overall well-being of this country, and that’s always something worth celebrating!

This Monday, September 1, 2014, marks the 133rd annual Labor Day celebration and we’d like to take a moment to thank everyone for their hard work to make this nation great. Our offices will be closed on Monday in honor of Labor Day, but we’ll be back to the grind on Tuesday morning!

We wish everyone a safe and Happy Labor Day Weekend! 

Please call (410) 997-7767 for any emergencies.

The American Community Management Team

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

ACM News: Participation in August 7-8 Treasurer Training Opportunity Totals 65!

ACM Vice President of Accounting, Theresa Edwards, led an information-packed program for a full audience at last week’s training opportunity:  "Treasurer's Orientation: A Tour of Your Financial Statements, Budgeting and Cash Management."

Nearly 50 Board members visited ACM Hanover offices on Thursday, August 7, for seminar sessions at 12:30 and 4:30.  Both seminar sessions featured training from Theresa on ACM financial reporting, systems and procedures, as well as a presentation from guest bank representative, Mark Kitsoulis, Vice President of American Bank .

Each session also included valuable information every Association Treasurer should know about conducting the yearly audit.  Presenting at the mid-day session was Jonathan Strauss, CPA, of Strauss & Associates, P.A.

The late-afternoon session auditor presentation was given by Samuel L. Dickey, CPA, MBA, of Dickey & Associates, LLC.

Both sessions were well received.  As one Board member commented, “Theresa was extremely helpful and answered all of my questions.”
As a convenient alternative, 15 additional Board members chose to join us from the comfort of a home or office computer on Friday, August 8, for a noon-time webinar.  Vice President Theresa presented a Powerpoint summary, condensing the training highlights of Thursday’s sessions.  If you were unable to join us and wish to view a recording of the webinar or receive training reference materials, email ACM Marketing Coordinator, Sara Rolf, at

Friday, August 1, 2014

Board Member Seminar and Webinar Training Opportunity August 7 and 8

Don’t miss next week’s Board Member training opportunity!

Registration deadline extended until, Monday, August 4.  Details below


Treasurer's Orientation:  A Tour of Your Financial Statements, Budgeting and Cash Management

  • Financial Statement Road Map
  • Review of the audit and tax process
  • The tax exemption election available to homeowners associations  
  • ABCs of Preparing Your Annual Budget
  • Classification of reserve and operating expenses
  • Cash Management and Making Investment Decisions

Audience: Community Association Board members

Where: American Community Management Hanover Office:
              7484 Candlewood Road, Suite H, Hanover, Maryland 21076

Dates: Choice of 12:30–2:30 pm OR 4:30-6:30 pm (at ACM) on Thursday, August 7, 2014, OR
                        12:00–1:00 pm (online) webinar summary session on Friday, August 8, 2014

Contact Sara Rolf to register at with your name, association and desired session date and time.  **Registration deadline extended to Monday, August 4**

**Materials and light refreshments provided**

We hope you can join us!