THANK YOU

to everyone who attended CAMfire
both in Las Vegas and St. Petersburg!

We hope to see you at the next event!


CAMfire



About the CAMfire Conference

What is CAMfire?

The CAMfire Conference is a gathering of Community Association Management professionals, thought leaders and TOPS Software users in an open, engaging environment.

Mission

The mission of CAMfire is to INFORM you about CAM industry trends, INSPIRE you to be a positive force, and IGNITE in you a passion to serve. CAMfire is where CAM professionals can gather to learn, network and build fruitful relationships.

Who SHOULD ATTEND?

CAMfire is for all Community Association professionals including: TOPS users of any skill level, accounting professionals, property managers and management company executives.

 

This is the place to find CAMfire webinars, audio clips, Powerpoint slide decks and other content that ingnited our first CAMfire Conferences. All of these resources are available to everyone, whether you attended CAMfire or not.

More content will be added here periodically!

Slide Presentations from CAMfire

  • Transformational Technologies

    Kevin Ergenbright demonstrated the transformational technologies that defined community association management in the past, and explored the technologies that will transform the future of the industry. Take a ride on the way back machine in the slide presentation he gave at CAMfire.

  • Corporate Culture

    Mike Hardy spoke about building a "Corporate Culture" at your company. He shared the TOPS culture deck is used for new employee orientations. View it here.

  • The New School of Marketing: Inbound

    Resident TOPS marketer Andrea Drennen talks inbound marketing. Learn how your management company can implement an effective marketing strategy with minimal resources, tools and services. View it here.

  • Condo & HOA Payments: then and now

    In this slidedeck, Ben Truehart explores the past of how homeowners pay their dues, and makes a well-researched and data backed case for online payment processing for community associations. View it here.

  • The Key to Productive Board Meetings

    This presentation by Mickel Graham, PCAM of Union Bank explores the elements that make up a great community association board of directors meeting. By incorporating the practices of great communication into your meeting, you can guarantee success every time. View it here.

  • More slide decks coming soon...
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  • A Brief History of TOPS

    Listen to (or read) a first hand account of the beginnings of TOPS by Jeff Hardy, Founder of TOPS Software.

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    Multimedia "Sparks"

  • "What Your Management Company Needs to Know About Social Media and Communicating Online"

     

     
  • WHY THEY BUY: Behavioral Economics in Community Management
    When: Jan 14, 2015 2:00 PM EST

    Management company executives: Join us for an encore presentation of one of the most popular sessions given at CAMfire Las Vegas in 2014! James Bradley, MBA and Senior Vice President of State Bank (and former management company owner) shares his innovative views on winning and keeping community association clients.

    "I really enjoyed the behavioral economics class that James Bradley taught. It will not only have an impact on co-workers but Board members and vendors as well."
    "James Bradley's Session was the most useful to me because it challenges the way I think about creating proposals and forces me to reconsider how to determine our company's price."
    "James Bradley's class was by far the most useful for me. It's always helpful to learn new sales techniques and share ideas."
    ABOUT THE PRESENTER

    James Bradley is former association management company owner, city planner, and Association auditor. He has taught behavioral economics and international business at the University level. James will help you incorporate behavioral economics into your association marketing plans.

CAMfire Sessions are divided into 4 categories:

  • TOPS Fundamentals

    If you are new to TOPS, these sessions were designed specifically for you. Learn the basic ins and outs of TOPS to help make your job a little easier with these Beginner classes.

  • CAM Industry

    We work in an incredibly unique industry. Which mean there are unique business strategies that you as professional should be executing. These sessions are tailored specifically to help you run your CAM business.

  • TOPS Advanced

    So, you and TOPS Software have been buddies for a while? Well, I am sure there are still some things you don’t know about one another! Take your relationship to the next level with these more advanced level TOPS classes!

  • CAM Executive

    We have complied an impressive array of sessions specifically tailored to you, the TOP level executive! These sessions hold all the secrets to help you take your company to the next level!


CAMfire Speakers

CAMfire 2014 brought together over 20 industry thought-leaders who presented CAM-centric classes and TOPS classes, led panel discussions, delivered engaging keynotes.
Julie Adamen
Julie is a consultant and employment service provider to Common Interest Development executives, managers and affiliates. She is a nationally known author, publisher, speaker and educator in community management. Read more about Julie...
Julie Adamen

President of Adamen, Inc.

Paul Grucza
Paul is an active member of the National Faculty for CAI, training and educating new managers, board members and homeowners in association management techniques and skills. He is an active past-President of Community Associations Institute (CAI). Read more about Paul...
Paul Grucza

Past CAI President, Lecturer

Rolf Crocker
Rolf started his Association Management Career in 1988. Since then, Rolf has served in a variety of capacities on both the management and vendor sides. Rolf is a recent Chapter President for the SF Bay Area/Central Chapter of CAI and is very involved as a speaker, trainer and author.
Rolf Crocker

COO, Axis Construction

Mike Hardy
Mike has specialized in technology and web-based software for over 15 years. He guides TOPS to develop industry leading Property Management software and is passionate about the CAM industry. His vision to make the CAMfire Conference an industry-wide event is a testament to his passion.
Mike Hardy

President and CEO, TOPS Software

Craig Huntington
Craig is a well-respected and distinguished industry speaker. He has been presenting managerial, leadership and motivational presentations for the past 20 years, and has spoken at CAI conferences, management companies, executive retreats and strategic meetings in more than 15 states.
Craig Huntington

President, Alliance Assoc. Bank

Jeff Hardy
Jeff is a pioneer in CAM software development. He founded TOPS almost 30 years ago after working as an accountant of two Fortune 500 companies, and later, owner of a Property Management company with 15,000 homes. Today, he continues to be involved with TOPS as Chairman.
Jeff Hardy

Founder of TOPS Software

Mickey McGuire
Mickey has been a part of the Property Management industry for almost 25 years. He is a specialist in billing documents and other association communications, and often shares this complex and important aspect of Property Management with groups and CAI chapter events across the US.
Mickey McGuire

National Sales Manager, SouthData

Mike Egelston
Prior to joining Cities Management, Mr. Egelston worked in the transportation and printing industries, managing several multi-million dollar operations the Twin Cities area. Mr. Egelston has a proven track record in growing, managing and turning around medium sized businesses.
Mike Egelston

CEO, Cities Mgmt. & SenEarthCo

Tyler Gill
Tyler leads the strategic direction of Strongroom, and has held executive management positions for other software companies. He has also worked with banks and financial institutions to provide investment products.  Mr. Gill holds an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Tyler Gill

CEO, Strongroom

Nicole Beal
Nicole is a Florida LCAM with over 15 years experience in the community management industry. As Director of Professional Services at TOPS, she assists new users as they transition to TOPS from other products, and assists existing users as their needs change with the industry.
Nicole Beal

Director of TOPS Prof. Services

Speaker
James is former association management company owner, city planner, and Association auditor. He has taught behavioral economics and international business at the University level. James will help you incorporate behavioral economics into your association marketing plans.
James A. Bradley, MBA

SVP/Director State Bank

Kim Repass
Kim is an accounting specialist with extensive knowledge in property management. She is a former licensed CAM Manager and bookkeeper. Kim has helped TOPS customers for over 10 years as technical support lead, Quality Assurance Manager and as a TOPS Trainer.
Kim Hendrix

TOPS Prof. Services Consultant

Mickel Graham
Mickel has over 29 years work experience in real estate, with 24 years in CAM management. He has worked as a CAM Manager, and later a COO for one the largest community association management firms in Georgia. He has committed to continued education for the Community Association industry.
Mickel Graham, PCAM

VP, Union Bank

Ashish Patel
Ashish is the owner of Pilera Software, LLC., an advanced communication and data management solution for community management. Mr. Patel has a Masters in Software Engineering.
Ashish Patel

Owner, Pilera Software

Lo Andrews
Lo is SVP, National Sales Executive for Association Capital Bank. He has held various senior sales roles over twenty years at JPMorgan Chase (formerly Bank One) in the Global Treasury Services sales group. Lo is a former National Basketball Association (NBA) draft pick of the Kansas City Kings.
Lo Andrews

Senior VP, Association Capital Bank

Andrea Drennen
Andrea is the primary author of the TOPS CAMblog, a valued resource for Community Association Management Professionals. In addition to being a marketing specialist, Andrea has a deep knowledge of software development, technology and issues affecting CAM professionals.
Andrea Drennen

Marketing Manager, TOPS Software

Diana Kral
Diana has a background in IT and years of experience working for a property management company. She draws on that background, along with her deep knowledge of TOPS, to offer a complete training experience for TOPS clients.
Diana Kral

TOPS Prof. Services Consultant

Kevin Ergenbright
Kevin is a dynamic professional and strategic innovator with progressive experience in successfully directing complex projects, developing strategies and leading high performance teams to further enhance key sales initiatives and overall business operations.
Kevin Ergenbright

Director of Sales, TOPS Software

Deb White
Deborah's background is in Computer Support and Networking. After 13 years at TOPS, she has extensive knowledge of TOPS Software products and the CAM industry. She specializes in implementation and training of new and existing clients.
Deborah White

TOPS Prof. Services Consultant

Alan Crandall
Alan has specialized in association banking services for the past 23 years. He has owned his own HOA management company in Northern CA and is a former instructor for the CA Association of Community Managers. He speaks regularly on banking issues specific to the CAM industry.
Alan Crandall

Senior VP, Mutual of Omaha Bank

Brook Silvestri
Brook establishes payment capture systems for property management firms, finances repair projects for common interest communities, analyzes and invests reserve balances, and assists with mergers and acquisitions. He authors the industry blog CondoT@lk.
Brook Silvestri

Senior VP, Association Capital Bank

Dan Haumann
Dan has a unique background — a combination of both Real Estate Management and Information Technology leadership. His focus is on delivering higher levels of service to clients through a unique team-based management approach, innovative processes and technology solutions.
Dan Haumann

President, Advocate Property Mgmt

Ben Truehart
Ben has over 10 years of experience in the payments and property management industries. He is a frequent speaker at events catering to property management professionals, and is a regular speaker for PayLease’s property management industry webinar series.
Ben Truehart

SVP, PayLease

DJ Jones
DJ Jones is an award winning marketing veteran who leads a team of professionals in creating and implementing both internal and affiliate campaigns. He specializes in building channel partner programs that expand a company’s reach into vertical markets.
DJ Jones

VP Marketing, Trapp Online

2014 CAMfire Venues

CAMfire—St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg
  • August 7-8, 2014

    Thanks to everyone who came out and made CAMfire St. Pete a great event!

CAMfire—Las Vegas

Las Vegas
  • August 7-8, 2014

    CAMfire Las Vegas rocked! Thank you to everyone who attended!