Lessons from Arizona: Meetings and Controversial Legislation

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While Arizona’s governor vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed businesses to use religious beliefs to refuse service to people earlier this week, the uproar around the measure provides plenty for associations to think about as they pick locations and plan for their upcoming meetings.

Arizona and Mexican Business Groups Sign Trade Agreement

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Arizona associations dedicated to fostering business innovation and startups signed an agreement with a Mexican counterpart organization last week to help further business development in the U.S. Three groups are joining together to help foster the growth of startups in Arizona and Mexico.

Arizona Wildfire Tragedy Worst Since 9/11, Says Fire Protection Group

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The National Fire Protection Association responded rapidly to the loss of 19 firefighters who died battling a wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona, on Sunday, providing data and resources to media covering the story.

Arizona Restaurant Association, Tourism Office: Our State Is a Foodie State

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Average temperature aside, is Arizona about to become the country’s hottest foodie hot spot? It’s a little early to say, but the Arizona Restaurant Association, in partnership with the Arizona Office of Tourism, is working to make the case.

Arizona State University’s Alumni Association Tries Free (but Tiered) Membership

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In an effort to boost donations to the university and boost connections with the school’s numerous graduates, the Arizona State University Alumni Association is shifting to a free membership model, in addition to a variety of paid tiers for those who want more services.

SCD Group: Associations, Flash Mobs, Meetups, Popup Restaurants.

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Random thoughts on options for associations: Years ago, an AMC in Arizona talked about the “unconferences” that one of her clients held during weekends. Pages. About. Contact. Causeaholic. AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. Monday, June 4, 2012. Associations, Flash Mobs, Meetups, Popup Restaurants & Unconferences: Whats the connection?

Executive Connections: FORO 2007: The Transborder Library Forum

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The Transborder Library Forum (FORO) began in 1989 at a local Arizona library conference where librarians from United States and Mexico recognized the need to create a network and events where they could meet and discuss issues of common interest while exchanging information and resources across borders. Executive Connections. « Mission: Advocacy | Main. Prosumers » 16 March 2007. FORO 2007: The Transborder Library Forum.

Membership Hack: A Two-for-New Deal

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The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits offers member prospects an incentive to join with two free webinars, which provide practical value. Jennifer Blair, membership director at the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, excites prospective members with a special “two-for-new membership” deal.

How One Association Started a Conversation on Workplace Safety

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After a tragedy that served as a wakeup call, the State Bar of Arizona worked to educate legal professionals on workplace safety and was recently awarded for its efforts. It was January 2013, and Arizona attorney Mark Hummels and his client were shot and killed following a mediation session.

Members Hire Bold Strategies

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The initial phase of the Strategic Plan was approved by the Board of Directors on April 15, 2018 and presented by the Board Task Force to an all Membership Meeting at the Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Arizona. Members Hire Bold Strategies.

Conference Circuit: Wildlife Wins

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The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 105th Annual Meeting begins in Arizona this weekend. Canada, and Mexico are headed to Tucson, Arizona, to discuss conservation policy and management issues and accomplishments. Location: Tucson, Arizona. Rundown Attendees: 700.

Bomb Scares Add Urgency to Calls for More Civil Discourse

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A return to respectful dialogue can help reverse that trend, according to the National Institute for Civil Discourse , an affiliate of the University of Arizona. Concerns about overheated political rhetoric have risen to new levels after Wednesday’s mail-bomb reports.

Location, Support Network Prompt Holistic Nurses’ Big Move

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A desire to be centrally located and to improve the association management resources available to them made moving 1,000 miles from Arizona to Kansas an easy decision for the American Holistic Nurses Association.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.14.18

Reid All About it

I haven’t had time since returning on Wednesday night from our Arizona hiking vacation to do any of my usual work on this week’s Brain Food post. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Brain Food is quick and dirty this week.

Student and Law Enforcement Groups Respond to Recent Campus Shootings

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Incidents in Oregon, Arizona, and Texas have revived a discussion about laws regulating guns on campus and the special policing challenges that the university environment presents.

Maine Tourism Group Launches Service to Help Members Find Employees

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It’s also had a negative effect on other regional markets with seasonal needs, such as Maryland’s crabbing industry , Ohio’s landscaping industry , and Arizona’s construction field.

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Four States Put Up So Parks Don’t Stay Shut Up

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The Associated Press detailed an agreement that Arizona Gov. In Arizona, tourism officials arranged trips to Lowell Observatory and guided tours of the local Hopi culture. Governors in at least four states have reached deals to reopen their national parks and monuments.

Visitors Bureaus and Businesses Feel the Shutdown’s Sting

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Felicia Fonseca of the Associated Press reported on a proposal by Arizona Gov. But fresh news out of Arizona indicates the governor has had productive talks with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell that could eventually lead to a compromise.

Major Gaming Convention Considers Leaving Indianapolis Over “Religious Freedom” Bill

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An Arizona Precursor An obvious comparison point for Gen Con’s approach is in Arizona, where lawmakers passed a harsh anti-immigration bill in 2010 that led many to boycott the state.

The Most Important Things to Consider When Creating Your Association’s Annual Budget

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in Accounting, with an emphasis in Mandarin Chinese from Arizona State University and an MBA, Finance, from Hult International Business School. The budget: The lifeblood of any organization.

Conference Circuit: Teacher Educators Promote Social Justice

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Gunckel, assistant professor in the teaching, learning, and sociocultural studies department at the University of Arizona, for example, will lead a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ ) panel.

13 Hidden Conference Gems

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Chandler, Arizona: Once largely devoted to ostrich farms, the legacy of which remains with the Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival , Chandler is now a hub for golfing and spas. Tired of the cities where you’ve hosted conferences so often?

Report: Hidden Health Benefits of an Open Office

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In a study published in Occupational & Environmental Medicine [registration], researchers at the University of Arizona found that the open-office environment encourages more physical activity and helps to decrease stress.

3 Topics for Medical Society Execs to Watch

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Lambert , CAE, Executive Director, New York Chapter, American College of Physicians , Lynda Layer , CAE, Massachusetts Medical Society and Donna Seawards , CAE CNAP, Executive Director, Arizona Geriatrics Society, American College of Physicians IL & IN Chapters.

Effort Empowers Kansas City Women To Effectively Negotiate Salaries

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Following the program’s success in Boston and other cities across the country, including Washington, DC, and Tempe, Arizona, AAUW CEO Kimberly Churches last year announced the organization’s commitment to train 10 million women in salary and benefits negotiation by 2022.

Laws Imitate ‘Dallas Buyers Club’: States Pass Right-To-Try Legislation

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The governors in those states have signed the bills into law; other efforts are moving forward in Arizona, Missouri, and elsewhere.) The bills are backed by the Goldwater Institute, a conservative Arizona-based think tank that focuses on state-level issues.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.6.17

Reid All About it

Hear how the University of Arizona College of Public Health used existing content and training materials to design their online conference, and partnerships to broaden audience reach.

With Partnership, Western Growers Adds a New Crop: The New Mexico Chile

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Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif noted that the new partnership helps the association expand its member base beyond its traditional strongholds of California and Arizona, as well as its more recent inroads into Colorado.

Sunny Side Up: Solar Industry Seeing Record Returns

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While the industry’s growth is significant, there’s plenty of room for more growth, as just five states (California, Arizona, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Nevada) represent three-quarters of the cumulative solar-energy production.

State Dealer Groups, Tesla Motors Find Room for Compromise

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The company, which is looking to invest $4 billion to $5 billion in a “gigafactory” that would produce lithium-ion batteries, is looking to build in one of four states—Arizona, Texas, Nevada, or New Mexico.

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.

Water-Efficient Toilets Could Save 170 Billion Gallons Each Year, Study Says

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The research looked at Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, and Texas, all of which have experienced severe water shortages and together made up 28 percent of the population in 2015.

Coffee Affects Ethical Behavior? Take a Sip of This Study

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According to research by business professors at three major universities—the University of Washington, the University of Arizona, and the University of North Carolina—coffee affects the ethical decisions we make at the office.

Conference Circuit: Burn Care

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Dr. Michael Peck, associate medical director of the Arizona Burn Center, will discuss the benefits of taking a team approach to burn care and treatment. Rundown Attendees: 1,500. Exhibitors: 80. Sessions: 75 plus.

State Dealers Groups, Tesla Motors Find Room for Compromise

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The company, which is looking to invest $4 billion to $5 billion in a “gigafactory” that would produce lithium-ion batteries, is looking to build in one of four states—Arizona, Texas, Nevada, or New Mexico.

Conference Circuit: Next Generation of Nurses

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Next week, student nurses will gather in Arizona for the NSNA Annual Convention to enhance their clinical and academic skills and grow their network. Rundown Attendees: 3,500. Percentage of attendees who are 18 to 25: 53. Number of Focus Session topics: 26.

“Airbnb for Water” Teams With Association to Battle California Drought

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” The Western Growers Association, a trade group representing farmers in California and Arizona, is working with SWIIM to launch irrigation efforts in water-starved areas of the Golden State.

Not Feeling the Cheer: Customer Rage on Rise, New Survey Says

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In a new Arizona State University study, more than half of all respondents said they have dealt with bad customer service—a number that’s gone up over the years. A new study from Arizona State University’s W.P.

For SABR, Data Is Just a Small Part of the Equation

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We moved to Phoenix in 2011, and we’re kind of in the center of the baseball Mecca here with Spring Training and then the Arizona Diamondbacks during the regular season, and then there’s the Arizona Fall League.

NSA Foundation Sets Up Emergency Fund for Members After Hurricane Harvey

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Then, after a separate conversation with NSA’s Interim CEO Chris Packard and others at NSA’s headquarters in Tempe, Arizona, a decision was reached. “We

Thursday Buzz: Is Female Leadership Reflected Fairly in the Media?

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“Historically, female CEOs garner far more media attention than their male counterparts, and not for corporate performance and policy decisions alone,” Christine Shropshire, an author of a similar study by Arizona State University, wrote, according to Fast Company.

Smaller-Scale Locales Score Big on Top Destinations List

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Other new spots on the list include Tucson, Arizona, and Salt Lake City. The usual suspects—Orlando, Chicago, and Las Vegas—showed up near the top of Cvent’s Top 50 U.S. Meetings Destinations list.

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Realtor Study: Recovering Market Will Leave Out Many Former Homeowners

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The study notes that California, Florida, and Arizona are seeing the most return buyers.