Amid Shop Raids, Alaska Marijuana Industry Association Forms

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With pot legalization on the table in Alaska, but business plans and regulatory issues still on the drawing board, a new trade group hopes to usher the state’s cannabis industry through a rocky period.

Membership Hack: Virtual Chapters

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That’s why NIGP, the Institute for Public Procurement, set up a virtual chapter to connect members far away from each other in Alaska and Hawaii. I talked with a couple of people from Alaska and found out they had many of the same issues we experienced in Hawaii.

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SCD Group: Chicken, Bus, Holland America & Associations: How do.

SCD Group

Last month, our Holland America (@HALcruises) tour bus broke down while we were driving the Top of the World highway (TOTWH) from Chicken, ALaska, to Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada. Pages. About. Contact. Causeaholic. AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association.

New Trade Group Goes Fishing for Aquaculture

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In comments to Alaska Public Media , Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation Executive Director Julie Decker noted that the increased production that aquaculture encourages would, at least in the short term, hurt the economy around fish. “If

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Associations Build Momentum Around Native American Tourism

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Alaska, and Hawaii could get extra marketing help for their tourism efforts—an area where at least one industry group has been focusing much of its attention. With the recent passage of a bill in the Senate, native populations in the continental U.S.,

Best Benefit Ever: Chiropractic Credit Expansion

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The Alaska Chiropractic Society is helping members gain access to needed business resources, thanks to a new credit union partnership. That’s why the Alaska Chiropractic Society (ACS) has announced a new partnership with the Chiropractic Federal Credit Union (CFCU).

Leading a Staff That Works Everywhere

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According to ARCUS’ website , its headquarters is in Fairbanks, Alaska. Others are located at other remote points elsewhere in Alaska, as well as in California, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. An office with plenty of remote workers can work together well thanks to technology.

Religion, Gender Top Issues in Library Group’s List of Challenged Books

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In the latest edition of the list, released Monday in connection with National Library Week, the popular Fifty Shades of Grey is near the top, second only to young-adult author John Green’s Looking for Alaska.

Associations Assist With Investigation After Seattle Hijacking

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And associations are offering their assistance as officials at the airport—along with the FBI and Alaska Airlines, which owned the Horizon Air 76-seater—try to make sense of the incident.

How to Earn Bonuses and Qualify for Promotions with Chase Bank Accounts:

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The offer is available nationwide except in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Alaska. The offer is available nationwide except in Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and Alaska. Available online nationwide except in Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. Forget about t-shirts, caps, and toasters.

Governors Association Launches Opioid Treatment Pilot Targeted at Prisons

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Last month, NGA announced a pilot program in eight states—Alaska, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Jersey, Virginia, and Washington—that will expand access to addiction treatment for offenders in prisons.

Groups Produce Film to Showcase Student Conservation Efforts

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Narrated by actor and producer Alessandro Nivola, the documentary follows the experiences of two SCA high school crews who spent three weeks working in Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve and the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area.

How Frequent-flier Program Changes Will Affect Travelers

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Meanwhile, Alaska Airlines has launched a limited promotion that puts a unique spin on mileage redemption. Changes are afoot in how airline miles can be redeemed. Here’s the scoop on what’s going to be happening to those prized reward miles in the next few months.

Religion, Gender Top Issues in Library Group’s List of Challenged Books

Associations Now

In the latest edition of the list, released Monday in connection with National Library Week, the popular Fifty Shades of Grey is near the top, second only to young-adult author John Green’s Looking for Alaska.

South Dakota School Group Wades Slowly Into Mascot Debate

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That’s a level far higher than most states—only Alaska and New Mexico have higher percentages of Native Americans in their populations.

Report: Fliers Happier With Air Travel Experiences in 2016

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At the top of the list of 10 domestic airlines were Alaska Airlines and United; at the bottom were Frontier and Spirit. A new survey from Airlines for America noted that 85 percent of customers expressed satisfaction with their air travel experiences last year.

Conference Circuit: Real Estate Gets Political

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And the conference’s multiple sessions on the impact of medical marijuana laws on real estate transactions couldn’t come at a better time, considering voters in Oregon, Alaska, and Washington, DC, approved marijuana legalization measures.

Josh Earnest’s Four Tips for Advocacy in Divisive Times

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Earnest himself points to Obama taking the reins of the White House Instagram account during a 2015 Alaska visit to speak out about climate change. The former White House press secretary under President Barack Obama sees a broken DC political culture.

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Airlines Defend Practices As Antitrust Probe Goes Airborne

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Two other major airlines, JetBlue and Alaska Airlines, say the Justice Department hasn’t reached out to them, according to the Wall Street Journal.

West Coast Credit Union Groups See Strength in Numbers

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I think that we in the Northwest have a lot of great content, we have a lot to offer,” said Heider, whose organization represents about 150 credit unions in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

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West Coast Credit Union Groups See Strength in Numbers

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I think that we in the Northwest have a lot of great content, we have a lot to offer,” said Heider, whose organization represents about 150 credit unions in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

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Industry Group Forecasts Winds of Change as Wildfires Rage

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Even this year, the wildfires torching regions in the West and even Alaska are “unprecedented,” said Hill, in their early outbreak.

Here Come the Drones: Industry Groups Talk Up FAA’s Unmanned Device Tests

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Among the picks was a trio of schools—University of Alaska, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and Virginia Tech— as well as the state of Nevada, Griffiss International Airport in New York state, and the North Dakota Department of Commerce.

It's Working.Now What?

Eric Lanke

Image Source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mountain_peaks_of_Alaska. Last week I bragged a little.

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Groups Push Ban on Powdered Alcohol in Massachusetts and Beyond

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Alaska, Louisiana, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, and Virginia have already banned the substance. Powdered alcohol? Yes, there is such a thing.

Ask These 5 Questions Before Planning Your Next Meeting

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The city is also a great jumping-off point to Whistler, Victoria, Alaska cruises, and the Okanagan Valley wine region, making extended stays a real lure. How meeting planners can prioritize what matters most to their organization in planning their next event.

Governors’ Group Launches Online Tool to Help Preserve ‘Crucial Habitats’

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The database of digital maps, which use biological data to illustrate crucial habitats across 16 states stretching from Alaska to Oklahoma, will help ensure that “wildlife values are better incorporated into land-use decision making,” the association said.

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TSA’s Fee Changes Are Causing Headaches

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such as Hawaii and Alaska, along with those entering from foreign countries. With the airline industry filing a lawsuit and computer glitches leading to travelers being overcharged, the Transportation Security Administration’s recent security fee increase has been anything but smooth.

Announcing My Next Book: The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit

Beth Kanter

Not long after, I was leading a workshop in Alaska at a nonprofit conference, and we had another chance to connect.

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Roundup: Ballot Initiatives Make Breakthroughs on Election Night

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The midterms were particularly fruitful for marijuana legalization efforts, with Oregon, Alaska, and Washington, DC, passing laws legalizing the drug.

Thursday Buzz: This Association’s Celebrating the National Parks

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The tour includes Bryce Canyon, in Utah, and the Kenai Fjords, in Alaska, among others. President Obama joins the National Parks Conservation Association in marking a major milestone. Plus: What’s with annoying event rules?

Associations Canada: The “Power of A” in the Great White North

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With a population of slightly more than 35,000 people, Canada’s smallest territory—which shares much of its border with Alaska—is full of small communities. 170K The estimated number of nonprofits in Canada, according to Imagine Canada.

Airlines, Private Companies Take Stab at Getting Around TSA’s Lines

Associations Now

Alaska Airlines has used CLEAR’s biometrics technology for boarding passes, for example. CLEAR, a company that uses biometrics to offer a shortcut at the airport security line, has earned a major boost in recent months.

Earthquake Insurance?

Risky Chronicles

Alaska is the most earthquake prone state but California has had the most substantial earthquakes. After the recent Virginia earthquake, many people asked about the need for earthquake insurance. Let’s do a risk assessment. The Risk.

As Carry-On Space Gets Bigger, Bags Are Shrinking. Here’s Why.

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More efficiency behind the scenes means carriers like Delta and Alaska Air will now guarantee you get your checked bag in 20 minutes or less. Even though there’s technically more room for carry-on bags on planes these days, it’s because things were way too snug before.

Have you tried these? 7 Innovative Ideas to Fight this Recession

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2 - Personalize the Member Experience.Literally Kimberly Gray of the Associated General Contractors of Alaska told me about how they started a group of assocate members called the Associates Council. A few months ago MGI published a white paper I wrote entitled "Seven Innovative Ideas to Fight This Recession." The purpose of the paper is to present seven practical ideas that membership leaders are using now to keep this recession from eroding their membership.

What Improvisation Can Teach Social Change Leaders

Beth Kanter

This reminded me of Margaret Wheatley, who was the keynote speaker at a conference in Alaska where I was doing a workshop a few years ago. This post follows yesterday’s post about networked leadership skills.

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Oregon State Bar Maps the Road to Greater Diversity

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Around 2 percent of Oregon lawyers are Hispanic, another 2 percent are Asian or Pacific Islander, 1 percent are black and another 1 percent are American Indian or Alaska Native.

Airline Quality Rating High in 2012, but So Are Passenger Complaints

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” The study ranked the 14 airlines in the following order, from best to poorest performance: Virgin America, JetBlue, AirTran, Delta, Hawaiian, Alaska, Frontier, Southwest, US Airways, American, American Eagle, SkyWest, ExpressJet, and United.

Pediatrics Group Revisits Marijuana Policy

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Marijuana for recreational use is currently legal in Colorado and Washington state; voters in Alaska, Oregon, and the District of Columbia approved legalization measures in the 2014 elections but those measures have not yet taken effect.