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Thank you so much for those who participated in our
“We Found Community” Interactive Series – Let’s Talk Dollars!

We are always looking for feedback, so please take a few moments to let us know how we did.

Also, if you didn’t attend, please see the survey for questions for you.

Thank you very much!

FILL OUT THE SURVEY NOW.

Additionally, you can find the video online and share with other board members who may not have been able to attend.

Greetings:

The past few months have certainly been interesting times around this great country of ours and at Southern States Management Group, as well!

Like everyone else, Southern States Management Group was quickly challenged to adapt to the ever-changing Covid19 landscape while continuing to successfully manage our own business and keeping the business of all of our community association clients moving forward. Our pro-active approach and implementation of the dynamic technological trends has enabled us to continue to be effective, efficient and responsive to many of our community association directors and individual members.

In-person community association experiences still seem somewhat improbable right now but we continue to boost those remote access capabilities that allow our corporate leadership, community management and accounting personnel to be accessible. Our communication channels are wide open and strong and our general responsiveness is prompteven though “traffic” inside our physical offices continues to be limited for the safety of our staff and clients. With the utilization of Zoom and other remote tele-conferencing outlets we have successfully facilitated many association meetings and continue to deliver our ongoing educational initiatives so our clients can further satisfy statutory training requirements and remain well versed in the best business practices of community association management.

There is still plenty of work ahead of all of us. Please continue to regularly visit the website (www.SSMGroupinc.com) to stay current with educational training opportunities, best practice tips and a whole lot more. We are optimistically cautious for the future while being very mindful of the current climate. Our entire staff continues to work full time in our offices, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., weekdays, despite the fact that in-person access to our offices is temporarily restricted for everyone’s health and safety.

We are grateful for your support and sincerely thank you for your business and patience during these unique times. As always, your comments and feedback are always welcome and appreciated.

Thank you.

Fred Annon, Jr.
President

Earlier this year, Southern States Management Group  created a private Foundation for the purpose of improving the standard of living for those in need in our immediate areas with specific emphasis on transitional and permanent housing, physical and mental wellness, social stability and educational opportunity; we believe that these factors are paramount for a state of improved livability. More specifically, the overarching goal of the Foundation is to provide financial and in-kind resources that will directly and immediately improve the quality of life of individuals and families in Volusia or Flagler County.

We hosted our inaugural event, a team scramble golf outing at the Conservatory at Hammock Beach, last month which afforded the opportunity to make a sizable contribution to Family Renew Community in the amount of $30,000.

Family Renew Community provides safe and stable transitional housing for area families with children in need and equips them with the tools they need to be self-sufficient going forward. The organization has 32 apartments at three different campuses in Holly Hill, Daytona Beach and DeLand. These housing units are available for six months or more with no rent or utility payments due. Family Renew Community offers about 60 families a year safe haven from desperate situations and offers more than just temporary shelter. Southern States was proud to have had the Family Renew team at the event as ambassadors of the program to speak with the 144 golfers and nearly 50 event sponsors.

“I want to take this opportunity to further convey the impact of your gift on Family Renew Community as an organization and the families we serve. Your gift is the largest gift Family Renew has received so far this calendar year, with the exception of a bequest. Your gift covers more than 3 percent of our budgeted annual operating expenses for 2020. So you can see that your donation will do much to keep Family Renew Community strong through this challenging time. It will allow us to continue to help families change the direction of their lives despite the pandemic. Your gift exceeds the average amount Family Renew Community invests to lift THREE families out of homelessness, with a 95 percent chance of maintaining stable housing in the months and years to come. Research shows experiencing homelessness as a child is the leading indicator of whether a person will be homeless as an adult. By making that childhood experience of homelessness brief and nonrecurring for the boys and girls in these families, you are interrupting that cycle for generations to come. Thanks again,” expressed Denise O’Toole Kelly, Development Director for Family Renew Community.

The team at Southern States Management Group thanks all involved for helping to make this fundraiser such a success! With positive feedback, we have already begun recruiting volunteers and supporters for next year’s “Classic” which will take place again at The Conservatory on Monday, April 12, 2021. We look forward to highlighting more great news from the Foundation and the benefits it will have on our community!

Check presentation at Family Renew: Pictured from left to right, Fred Annon, President of Southern States Management Group, Jeff Annon, Vice President, Tony Deobil, Executive Director of Family Renew Community and Carsten Georg, Community Association Manager and the 2020 “Classic” Chairman

A gentlemen calls the office and says that he needs to come by to, “drop off a letter”. Harley, one of our CAM’s says, “no problem…we have a slot you can drop it through”. The gentleman calls back from the parking lot and says that the letter won’t fit which puzzles Harley. He heads to the door and immediately understands why he was having trouble. It was an actually “letter” that fell off of a building.

Log-In with Southern States Management Group and Intracoastal Bank on Tuesday, September 15 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m for the next interactive session in our Virtual Learning series.

We will be discussing:
– Budgeting – things to consider for 2021 including where to allocate surplus dollars, reviewing contracts up for renewal and more
– How to read Profit & Loss Statements and accounting basics for board members

Thank you to Andy Barboza with Intracoastal Bank who will be joining us, presenting on:
– How their bank loans to condominium’s
– How the loan process is managed including what they review, what’s needed in advance for best results and more

Join other community leaders VIA ZOOM from local Associations throughout Volusia & Flagler County to discuss the hot topics of the season. This interactive hour will be informative and go over best practices. A questionnaire will be provided in advance and stories will be shared to identify best practices.

Please REGISTER HERE and a secure link will be emailed to you for access into the ZOOM meeting. Thank you!


Boulevard 1385 Condominium recently had a facelift that resulted in renewed curb appeal in one of W. Granada Boulevard’s original commercial condominiums. The Association’s Board of Directors in concert with their Community Manager collaborated to select a new color palate and paint building exteriors (doors, roofs, doors and trim), undertake full scale landscape and parking lot enhancements, and install new LED lit road side monument signage. We specialize in supporting commercial condominium associations and are ready to work on your behalf. Contact us today for more information.

If you missed our 1st Virtual “We Found Community” Interactive Series hosted on July 15 by Troy Railsback from Southern States Management Group & Rich Cooper from Halifax Insurance Partners, you can still watch the session. The topic was “Hurricane Horror Stories & Preparations”

Thank you again to Rich Cooper who sponsored this educational opportunity for our board members.

To sign up for future events, please email outreach@ssmgroupinc.com.

Hello SSMG Conference Supporters!

With thoughtful consideration of the current climate of our state, the leadership of Southern States Management Group has decided to postpone the upcoming HOA/COA Conference scheduled for August 26.

We will reschedule asap and will be in touch as soon as we can.

We appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing you in the near future. 

For more information please call 386-276-9279.

We hope that this messages finds everyone well! We are two weeks out from The SSMG Charity GOLF CLASSIC. The tournament will take place on MONDAY JULY 27th, 2020 at the Conservatory at Hammock Beach.

We are excited to welcome everyone to a much deserved day of golf and fun, all undertaken in the interest of supporting the local community (most specifically Family Renew Community).

Registration is scheduled to open at 7am followed by a shotgun start at 8:30am. As a reminder, we have arranged for several on-course games and activities to further stoke the competitive spirit.  There will be a “traveling silent auction” where all players will have an opportunity to bid on several experience packages including weekend stays at the Hilton Daytona and the Hammock Beach Resort complete with a round of golf at the renowned Ocean Course, wine & dinner pairings at local restaurants, as well as traditional golf tournament raffle drawing prizes (Yeti coolers, premium golf equipment, themed gift baskets). 

If for whatever reason you aren’t able to join us, please let us know ASAP if you will be sending substitute golfers or if you need assistance filling any vacancies. Any vendors that have questions in regards to hole assignments please let us know.

We look forward to seeing each and everyone of you!