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’s hospitality-, convention-, and tourism-related groups shared the same sentiment and worked hard to illustrate the potential impact on their respective industries.

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. The cross-border agreement will also help startups in Arizona and Mexico to benefit from incubation programs in both countries and find new markets by opening local startup competitions.

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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. The Arizona death toll “is not a normal level of loss, and I think our report really shows that,” Nuss said. The post Arizona Wildfire Tragedy Worst Since 9/11, Says Fire Protection Group appeared first on Associations Now

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. Scott Dunn, the Arizona Office of Tourism’s vice president of communications, says that the approach of the new website is meant to bolster an already growing trend.

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. A lot of people have graduated from Arizona State University over the years—more than 400,000, in fact.

Sun Cities waiting to be heard by court (AZ)

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Most of you are aware Sun City Home Owners Association has pending an appeal from a decision of the Arizona Corporation Commission concerning the forced consolidation of wastewater districts. With consolidation, we (Sun Cities) are subsidizing the other districts. Read the article…………………………… Arizona Condo & HOA News National Condo & HOA News

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.

Executive Connections: Prosumers

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I am currently attending Information Todays Buying & Selling eContent Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona and heard an interesting new term, " Prosumer ," which I would like to pass along to you. Executive Connections. « FORO 2007: The Transborder Library Forum | Main. SIIA Content Forum » 27 March 2007. Prosumers.

A vote for technology: How electronic voting can facilitate community association elections

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Arizona and Florida have passed legislation that prohibits proxy voting, and other states are in the process of doing the same. Contributed by Denise Lash, Esq.

Light Up Navajo: Association Helps Bring Power to Homes for the First Time

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This spring, the American Public Power Association (APPA) undertook an initiative to bring power to homes in the Navajo Nation, a territory that covers parts of New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona (with Arizona making up the largest portion). a Northern Arizona University professor of applied indigenous studies, says access to electricity could provide a major emotional boost for the community.

Membership Hack: $5 Trial Membership

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Anyone who joined as a professional member during the first half of August was automatically entered into a raffle for a chance to win a free registration to the 2020 annual meeting in Tempe, Arizona. For the cost of a Starbucks latte, the International Public Safety Association gave member prospects a limited $5 trial membership that included access to a lot of member benefits. How to hack it?

Find Out How Immersive Venues Promote Attendee Engagement

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The space’s design picks up on the convention center’s interior palate of colors, textures and finishes designed to capture the warm hues of the Sonoran Desert and the cool tones of an Arizona sky, “paying homage to the many canyons in Arizona,” Davis says.

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. We don’t expect it’s going to happen in our backyard, so we are not prepared, either as employers or employees, as to how to react to violent situations,” said Lisa Deane, chief member services officer at the State Bar of Arizona, which witnessed firsthand the aftermath of a deadly work incident.

SOS-Association Management Solutions to Provide Association Management Support to the Literary Society of the Southwest

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We are thrilled to be working with the Literary Society of the Southwest as it continues to build on its mission here in Arizona,” said Conni Ingallina, president and owner of SOS. By Conni Ingallina. President. About Conni. SOS-Association Management Solutions (SOS) has been selected by the Literary Society of the Southwest (LSSW) to provide association management services.

SOS-Association Management Solutions to Provide Association Management Support to the Literary Society of the Southwest

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We are thrilled to be working with the Literary Society of the Southwest as it continues to build on its mission here in Arizona,” said Conni Ingallina, president and owner of SOS. By Conni Ingallina. President. About Conni. SOS-Association Management Solutions (SOS) has been selected by the Literary Society of the Southwest (LSSW) to provide association management services.

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 to hack it? This summer, she launched a membership recruitment campaign that offers new members access to two free webinars. Summer can be a slow period for membership,” Blair says. “We

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. Going beyond its rich film history, Old Tucson is southern Arizona’s premier location for a true Western experience. Rundown Attendees: 700. Full conference registration: $450. Major sponsor levels: 5.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.14.18

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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.

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. Part of that boldness is how much their Industry Trade Association Strategic Plan reflects the challenges and business outcomes that members care most about.

Inventive Meeting Spaces Are The Way Of The Future

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Meeting planners are looking for something their clients will remember a bit more than your typical hotel ballroom,” says Ryan Holmstedt, vice president of ticket sales & events for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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. After calling Flagstaff, Arizona, home for 15 years, the American Holistic Nurses Association decided it was time to uproot their operation and find a more “user-friendly location.”

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.

Visitors Bureaus and Businesses Feel the Shutdown’s Sting

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In Flagstaff, Arizona, where millions of tourists flock to Grand Canyon National Park each year, officials are pushing alternative attractions , while trying to ensure that visitors intent on seeing the natural wonder are aware of road closures and other shutdown-related service disruptions that could affect their travel plans. Felicia Fonseca of the Associated Press reported on a proposal by Arizona Gov. Map to Nowhere Want to know which parks are closed?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.6.17

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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. The weekly list of free professional development events for the association community… Only 10% of Americans love cooking. Sure, “love” is a tougher bar to reach than “like,” but that stat still surprises me, probably because I love cooking, usually.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 04.26.19

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Anne Stafford, MA, Chief Executive Officer, Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Millennials and Gen Z are joiners but only if they believe the ROI your association offers is worth the short-term sacrifice to their budget. WBT Systems explains how to design and market programs that meet the education expectations of Millennials and Gen Z.

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. On October 1, 10 people were shot and killed at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, followed on October 9 by incidents at Northern Arizona University , where a student allegedly wounded three people and killed one, and Texas Southern University , where one student was killed near the campus.

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. Some associations with meetings scheduled there faced pressure from members to take their events elsewhere. One example: NASPA–Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education debated whether it should move its 2012 annual meeting, despite the high cancellation costs.

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

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Tired of watching their local economies struggle as officials scrambled to provide alternatives to disappointed tourists, political leaders in Arizona, Colorado, New York, South Dakota, and Utah agreed to fund the reopening and operation of National Park Service parks attractions shuttered on October 1 due to the partial government shutdown. The Associated Press detailed an agreement that Arizona Gov.

Report: The Story Machine Learning Tells About Nonprofits

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For example, three major West Coast states (Arizona, California, and Washington) most commonly focus on youth character development, while key mid-Atlantic states (Maryland and Virginia) are mostly driven by economic development. The analytics firm Civis says that its topic modeling-based analysis of nonprofits highlights how there are different kinds of organizational hot spots around the country. What could machine learning teach us about nonprofits nationwide?

Give Your Conference Attendees Something to Brag About

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When people get out of the standard meetings format, they’re better able to connect with each other, says Matt Cooley, cofounder and CEO of Cloth & Flame , an Arizona-based outdoor dining and luxury retreat company that is helping meeting planners create unique experiences in Phoenix and beyond.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.17.20

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Johanna Hernandez, administrator in the Office of Innovation & Strategy at the office of the city manager, Tucson, Arizona.

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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. Nonprofit and for-profit organizations wrestle continually with maintaining and improving their overall operations. Regardless of tax status, organizations must constantly strive for sustainability while keeping the mission in mind. Budgets should be a major part of every organization's plan.

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. The Association of Teacher Educators encourages its members to spur big changes. Plus: A renowned advocate sets the tone for discussing the state of mental health in schools.

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. Bills that would legalize the purchase of experimental drugs for terminally ill patients—a theme of a recent Oscar-winning film—are picking up steam at the state level.

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? Consider these 13 relatively unsung meeting destinations as you plan your next event. In the latest issue of Associations Now , we looked at three cities that are surprisingly robust meeting venues : Pittsburgh, Reno, and Detroit.

Association-Led Coalition Looks to Fight Diseases Spread by Ticks, Mosquitoes

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They don’t have a whole lot of Lyme disease in Arizona, but they certainly have their own things. Realizing that a combined effort is needed to reduce the transmission of illnesses like Lyme disease and Zika virus, the Entomological Society of America is heading up a new coalition that hopes to curtail human suffering from these diseases. Diseases transmitted by insects like ticks and mosquitoes can seriously debilitate or even kill people.

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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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.

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. According to the latest report from the Solar Energy Industries Association, the industry is currently producing a record 20 gigawatts of energy. That’s a lot of watts.