Speaking to Alabama Law Students about the Association World

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I’m excited to again speak to University of Alabama law students about opportunities in the association world. Partner Mike House is the organizer of Alabama’s government relations program that brings students to Washington for a semester to work and study. courtesy of [link].

Spring Hill College Alumni Board and New Offices for the Verto Solutions Companies

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Spring Hill College is a liberal arts school located in my hometown, Mobile, Alabama. It’s the oldest college in Alabama, the first Catholic college in the Southeast, and the third oldest Jesuit college in the United States. The Association Navigator Blog is back.

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How Does Nick Saban Do It?

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I did some reading about Coach Nick Saban’s leadership philosophy and style in anticipation of the BCS National Championship game Monday night between Alabama and Notre Dame. Saban’s success at Alabama is measured in wins, revenue, and player academic success. Fortune magazine.

Chapters Impacting the 2020 Census

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The Alabama, Illinois and Texas Chapters of American Academy of Pediatrics are among those taking action. Alabama Chapter is partnering with VOICES for Alabama’s Children to develop and distribute posters to every chapter member.


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“Granddaddy” and “Dad” visited Washington as part of an “Honor Flight” from Mobile, Alabama. Granddaddy Cox” was one of the South Alabama veterans flown to Washington for ceremonies in their honor. Alabama Members of Congress including U.S.

Chuck Spurlock: An Appreciation

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I went to Montgomery, Alabama today to be with the friends and family of Charles Hughes Spurlock, Jr. He went on to manage gubernatorial and Senatorial campaigns in Tennessee and Alabama. Chuck managed Senator Jeff Sessions’ successful races for Alabama Attorney General and U.S. Chuck and I traveled with the Senator for three years and I got to know Chuck, and the State of Alabama, better.

New Badges Highlight Girl Scouts’ Increased Focus on STEM

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GSUSA launched its new offerings last month in Huntsville, Alabama , amid festivities for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

Rail Passengers Association Takes Message on a Field Trip, (Mostly) By Train

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Field representatives for the association are traveling in the Deep South this month in an effort to advocate for expanded Amtrak service in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

American Heart Association Will Harness Health Data to Speed Emergency Response

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AHA is teaming up with the emergency technology firm RapidSOS on a new tool to make patient health information available immediately to first responders. The American Heart Association’s latest collaboration with the tech world could make a life-saving difference in medical emergencies.

Add Chapters to Make an Old Association Feel New

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So far, six local affiliates have been announced in Austin, Texas; Birmingham, Alabama; Detroit; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Dallas-Fort Worth; and the Piedmont region of North Carolina.

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Advice for New Lawyers

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I’m speaking again this week to University of Alabama law students about career opportunities for lawyers working in government relations. University of Alabama Law School – Tuscaloosa.

Getting Started in Government Relations: Advice for Law Students

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This is the question I’m trying to answer in this post and when I speak next week to University of Alabama law students that are in DC participating in a government relations externship program.

Meet You in Nashville: Where to Eat During #ASAE14, Part 3

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Nashville Lifestyles recommends ordering the smoked wings with Alabama white sauce, redneck taco with pulled pork or smoked sausage plate with two sides and Texas toast. 5211 Alabama Ave., It’s time for#ASAE14!

Tim Tebow Act Has High School Sports Associations Divided, but That’s All Right

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Alabama is on the cusp of becoming the next state to adopt the legislation. Despite the legislative trend, not all state or state high school athletic associations are as welcoming to home-schoolers—including Alabama’s high school sports governing body.

Associations Advise Public After Gas Shortages Arise

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With an Alabama pipeline rupture causing gas shortages and other negative effects on the gasoline industry throughout the southern U.S., The recent reports of a pipeline break in Alabama are having a ripple effect all over the southern U.S.,

Persistence Pays Off for Public Broadcasters

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We just got word [Monday] night that the Alabama House of Representatives has approved a 38 percent increase in state funding for Alabama public television,” he said.

Cargo Plane Crash Revives Pilot Fatigue Questions

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A Good Deed An Alabama-based nonprofit organization lost a valuable shipment of goods in the UPS cargo plane crash last week, but that hasn’t stopped the group from helping the families of the two pilots who died in the crash, according to an NBC News report.

Top Coaches Say Association’s NFL Draft Rule Change Good for Players

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The decision by the American Football Coaches Association to allow underclassmen to take part in pro-day combines has major supporters in Alabama coach Nick Saban and Clemson coach Dabo Swinney—the two head coaches in last night’s bowl championship game.

RIP Harper Lee: The Mockingbird Scribe’s Association Legacy

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” The ABA Journal awards the prize each year with the help of the University of Alabama School of Law.

How Associations Are Changing Up School Sunscreen Rules

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According to Stateline , six states—Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, Utah, and Washington—have passed laws this year allowing sunscreen to be used during school activities. You may not think of sunscreen as medication, but the FDA does, and so do many schools.

Hit the Road: Using Roadshows to Bring Education to Members

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Then there’s the Alabama State Bar Association, which has held the ASB Roadshow since 1995. Instead of associations making attendees come to them, many groups are taking meetings and education opportunities directly to attendees. A look at roadshows and their benefits.

How Green Are Your State’s Purchasing Practices?

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Four states—Alabama, Idaho, Mississippi, and Ohio—reported no green purchasing programs or activities.

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How Associations Are Getting to Know Alexa

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Or ask Alexa for an Alabama Rural Water Association training, and she’ll read you the upcoming schedule of classes. Voice-recognition devices are growing in popularity and offer opportunities for associations to engage members at home.

Hurricane Michael: Electric Group Turns Website Into Info Hub

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The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, which is closely collaborating on the response to Hurricane Michael this week, is using its website to highlight the work being done to get affected communities back on the grid.

State Troopers Held a Beauty Contest for Their Cruisers

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Alabama Highway Patrol. To help instill camaraderie among state troopers throughout the country, as well as generate a little publicity, the American Association of State Troopers launched a social media campaign calling on people to vote for the “Best Looking Cruiser.”.

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Association Management Basics: Successful Leadership Transitions

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In Alabama, the highlight was visiting family and good friends in Fairhope and Mobile. I just finished Hans Finzel’s Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make.

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It is headquartered in Panama City, Florida, and has a network of 23 branches across Florida and Alabama. They have a vast network of branches within the Florida Pan Handle and Alabama areas that benefit their customers extensively.

New Battlefront: Same-Sex Spouse Benefits and the National Guard

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National Guard units in states such as Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Alabama, and Michigan have offered federal benefits to all Guard spouses despite the differences between state and federal law on same-sex marriage.

Do You (and Your Organization) Strive to Be the Best?

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In an interview after Ohio State beat #1 Alabama in the 2015 national semi-final football game, OSU coach Urban Meyer was asked about the “gap” between the Big 10 and other Power 5 conferences.

The Beer Industry’s Growing … in One Case, Maybe Too Fast

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The beer industry is expanding by leaps and bounds—particularly in the craft sector—and the Brewers Association is trying to keep pace. But a recent snafu involving a conference showed that’s not always easy.

Firearms Group, Suicide Prevention Group Join Forces to Save Lives

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The four states involved—Alabama, Kentucky, Missouri, and New Mexico—saw these AFSP chapters build relationships with the local gun industry, helping vendors and shooting range owners alike spot the signs that come with suicide risk.

CompTIA Study Finds Tech Hubs Where You Wouldn’t Expect Them

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Yes, you’re probably aware that San Francisco or Seattle are tech hotbeds, but what about Huntsville, Alabama, or Lansing, Michigan? The Tech Town Index, a new report from the association, finds a surprising geographic diversity among tech hot spots, helped along by both booming college towns and maturing local tech economies.

Lieutenant Governors Forge Industry Partnership to Promote Drones

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Monday Buzz: In-Your-Face Security

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The newspaper reports that firms as diverse as Uber, MasterCard, and the Alabama Department of Revenue are using selfies as a form of identification. The growing appeal—and the weaknesses—of using selfies as a form of security. Also: where Slack may not make sense as a community platform.

Construction Industry’s Youth Strategy Includes Appealing to Gamers

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Mike Rowe, the host of the former Discovery Channel series “ Dirty Jobs” and the upcoming CNN show “ Somebody’s Gotta Do It ,” has frequently worked with trade groups and nonprofits, such as Go Build Alabama.

Physical Therapy Group Encourages Patients to Swap Painkillers for PT

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It’s also relying on its state chapters to spread the word, especially in states the CDC has identified as having high rates of opioid overdose deaths or high rates of prescriptions, including Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

As One Internet Tax Battle Ends, Talk of Another Heats Up

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Alabama Deputy Revenue Commissioner Joe Garrett said that the plan was purposely intended to set up a legal battle in an effort to overturn Quill. “We’re

Groups Concentrate on Ending Distracted Driving

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To help educate younger drivers, members of the Alabama Association for Justice are visiting local high schools throughout the month to talk about the dangers of driving while distracted, according to The [Athens] News Courier.

Country Music Association Writes Its Own Anniversary Song

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Alabama. To create buzz around the 50th Annual CMA Awards, the Country Music Association produced a mashup of songs that has become a sensation across the U.S. and garnered attention around the globe, boosting CMA’s mission to expand country music’s appeal outside the States.

Government Shutdown: Head Start Protest Draws Hundreds to Capitol Hill

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” Likewise, a program in Talladega, Alabama, was forced to close its doors after the federal fiscal year began on October 1. 57K The number of low-income and at-risk children who lost their Head Start spots nationwide due to sequestration-related cuts, according to NHSA.