March 31, 2014
Dear CAA Member,
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Chicagoland Apartment Association, we're writing to let you know that after much thoughtful discussion, careful consideration, and valuable input from a cross-section of CAA membership, we have decided to forego conducting the Chicagoland Marketing and Management Excellence (CAMME) Awards this year. An improved, refreshed, and refocused CAMME Awards program will be held again in the fall of 2015.
The CAMME Awards ceremony is the CAA's signature event recognizing excellence in the multi-family housing industry. A CAMME Award is valued highly by industry professionals and recipients are held in high esteem. Our goal is to take the time necessary to properly evaluate the program to ensure that its objectives and standards are being met.
Last year, the CAA Events Task Force identified the need to review the CAMME Awards and a task force specific to that goal was formed. In general, the recommendations of the CAMME Task Force - comprised of owner, manager, and associate members - included attracting a broader audience to a streamlined program that incorporates a philanthropic component, and honors the industry's "best and brightest." The recommendations were approved by the Executive Committee and Board of Directors, and will serve as a guideline for the CAMME Committee as it works throughout the year to develop a "new and improved" 2015 CAMME Awards Program. We welcome your input and will keep you informed throughout this process.
Thank you for your membership in CAA and your support of our efforts to continually evaluate and make improvements to our programs, products and services. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.