How Baltimore Is Deconstructing Itself—With Local Nonprofit Help

Associations Now

But in Baltimore, a successful anti-blight initiative is helping to highlight how nonprofits can help solve this problem. In other words, Baltimore’s discarded row houses are being reclaimed—especially their wood and bricks, which can be reused in modern-day construction projects. Still, it’s not an easy process to start up, and its challenges have created problems for cities that have hoped to follow in Baltimore’s footsteps, such as Milwaukee.

MoeryLAI Partners with Belardi Auto Racing in Baltimore

Moery Company

Mazda Road to Indy team Belardi Auto Racing will showcase a new partnership on the Firestone Indy Lights car of Peter Dempsey and the Cooper Tires USF2000 Powered by Mazda car of Wayne Boyd this weekend at the Grand Prix of Baltimore


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Meetings Forged Ahead Despite Baltimore Unrest

Associations Now

At least two groups went ahead with their planned meetings and conventions in Baltimore last week and this week in spite of a breakout of protests that left the city in a state of emergency. Following a week of protests and tension, Baltimore is seemingly returning to a more normal state of affairs. The circumstances in Baltimore last week affected a handful of meetings and events—several of which were canceled.

Thursday Buzz: Baltimore’s Effect on Events

Associations Now

After unrest brings a state of emergency and curfew to Baltimore, associations cancel high-profile meetings. Yesterday the Orioles and White Sox played to no fans at Baltimore’s Camden Yards just days after protests over the death of Freddie Gray, who died of spinal injuries while in police custody, turned violent and led to nearly 200 arrests and a spate of arson cases. But that was far from the only effect that this week’s riots had on events in Baltimore.

Baltimore Riots: NAACP Denounces Violence, Launches Satellite Office

Associations Now

In the context of violence and looting that shook the very core of Maryland’s largest city, NAACP leaders are working both to address the community’s current concerns about police accountability along with other issues that have been lingering with Baltimore residents for years. “It was only a matter of time before Baltimore exploded,” Washington Post correspondent Michael A.

A Behind-the-Scenes Look At Meetings in Baltimore Last Week

Associations Now

This was the case in Baltimore last week as protests broke out over the death of Freddie Gray, who died of spinal injuries while in police custody. It actually started to happen relatively quickly,” Scott Wolters, director of the Food Safety Summit, which took place at the Baltimore Convention Center April 28-30, said of the protests that broke out on Monday night following Freddie Gray’s funeral. “I

Join an Interactive Discussion on - Membership Marketing Blog

Membership Marketing

For those readers located in the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area, I wanted to invite you to attend an interactive session that I am leading for the Maryland Society of Association Executives discussing the results from our Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report. Membership Marketing Blog. Membership marketing – acquiring, engaging, upgrading, and renewing members – is the cornerstone for associations and relationship driven organizations.

Conference Circuit: Public Safety Communications

Associations Now

APCO International’s Annual Conference & Expo begins this weekend in Baltimore. More than 5,000 public safety communications officials, including frontline telecommunicators and comm center managers, are headed to Baltimore to learn more about the industry’s newest technology, hear from speakers about trends and challenges, and get to know colleagues. Venue: Baltimore Convention Center. City: Baltimore, Maryland. Rundown Attendees: 5,000 plus. Vendors: 275.

The Reluctant Volunteer


Looking back through my emails, I found this piece posted in the Baltimore Business Journal - 5 questions to ask before taking on a volunteer commitment. It’s a response to a question posed by a CEO who was trying to. encourage his leadership team to volunteer for their professional. associations as a way to build the brand. The CEO was getting some. push-back from his team who felt volunteering is often a waste of time. and of no true value. The response was on target by suggesting that.

Join MoeryLAI #9 Racer at Final Event!

Moery Company

Thank you for supporting the #9 Belardi Auto Racing/MoeryLAI race cars last weekend at the Grand Prix of Baltimore. It was a fantastic experience. In fact, let's just keep this going! MoeryLAI is providing supporters the opportunity to win all access passes for the September 14-15 race program at Virginia's pre-eminent racing venue, Virginia International Raceway in Alton, VA.

Three Cities Sync Up to Generate More Meetings Business

Associations Now

Taking a new team approach, Baltimore, San Antonio, and Anaheim, California, will combine resources to offer meeting planners a one-stop-shop for all three destinations. San Antonio, Baltimore, and Anaheim, California, are banking on it as they team up to help boost their convention business. The National Postal Forum recently announced that it selected Anaheim, San Antonio, and Baltimore to host its annual conference in 2015, 2016, and 2017, respectively.

Conference Circuit: Crop Science

Associations Now

The 2018 International Annual Meeting of the American Society of Agronomy, the Crop Science Society of America, and the Canadian Society of Agronomy begins this weekend in Baltimore. Around 2,500 soil-management and crop-production scientists, professionals, educators, and students will head to Baltimore in the next few days to take part in tours and workshops, network with colleagues, and learn about the latest technology. Venue: Baltimore Convention Center.

Statement On Gov. Hogan’s Veto Of The Digital Services Tax Bill


Baltimore, MD – IA Director, State Government Affairs for the Northeast Region John Olsen released the following statement on Governor Larry Hogan’s (R-MD) veto of H.B.

What one chapter is doing to steer towards DE&I

Mariner Management

As with many chapters, the leadership of PRSA Maryland, which is based in Baltimore, has been looking for a path towards more diversity within its leadership and membership ranks for a while.

Conference Circuit: Local Government Leaders

Associations Now

The International City/County Management Association’s Annual Conference begins next week in Baltimore. Venue: Baltimore Convention Center. City: Baltimore, Maryland. Rundown Attendees: 3,500 plus. Exhibitors: 150 plus. Keynote speakers: 4. Attendance is expected to exceed 3,500. Thousands of U.S.

Are you an iMIS Superhero?

Chapter Chat

We’re looking forward to meeting a few iMIS Superheroes at the 10 th Annual NiUG Discovery Conference , September 26-28, 2016 in Baltimore, MD. We hope to see you in Baltimore! NiUG Discovery is the most comprehensive iMIS conference in the country. The event offers expert instructors who have real-life experience, networking, and exhibitors that feature the newest technologies. This year’s theme is Become an iMIS Superhero.

Conference Circuit: Fraud Prevention

Associations Now

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ 26th Annual Global Fraud Conference kicks off in Baltimore early next week. Anti-fraud professionals will soon make their way to Baltimore to learn the latest trends and techniques to protect their companies and clients from fraud threats. Venue: Baltimore Convention Center. Rundown Attendees: 3,000. Education Sessions: 70. Countries Represented: 60. Exhibitors: 50.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.26.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Inclusive conferences. Barbara Palmer at PCMA Convene lists eight ways conference organizers, sponsors, speakers and attendees can make conferences more racially diverse.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.7.20

Reid All About it

Mac Campbell, CVP, Baltimore Convention Center. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… What do you do at the end of a long, stressful day at the office? Work out? Binge watch TV? Open a bottle of wine?

The Five Elements of Healthy Vendor Relationship (plus a bonus!)

Effective Database

I recently moderated a keynote presentation at ACGI’s Knowledge Days in Baltimore. The session, entitled “How to Keep a Healthy Marriage with Your Technology Vendor,” covered the five elements that I believe constitute a good marriage, and will serve you well in relationships with your technology vendors. Those five elements are: You have the other party’s best interest in mind. Honesty, openness, and transparency. You’re more successful together than apart.

Protech’s Virtual Customer Conference Draws More Than Double Previous Events


After shifting away from an in-person customer celebration at the Four Seasons in Baltimore due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Protech Associates’ Fusion 2020 Customer Conference surpassed all previous attendance numbers for the event. .

Background Checks, Backlashes Define Police Chiefs Conference

Associations Now

” The comments were echoed by the chief of police of Baltimore, another city that’s been in the headlines in recent years. Baltimore police chief Jim Johnson noted that current gun laws require background checks for gun dealers but leave a huge gap elsewhere. The law enforcement field has been struggling to regain its footing in the wake of a number of serious scandals in cities such as Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore.

Trust in Diversity: How to Make People Feel Welcome

Association Success

One year, the cover picture was the silhouette of an African-American woman with the backdrop of Baltimore City, where the event was taking place. Invigorate your events by inviting new perspectives to the table. Revamping has become a buzzword. Everybody wants to be different and do something that will make them stand out. This applies to all aspects of association culture, including diversity and inclusion.

Managing the Communications Plan for Your Association’s Virtual Event


After shifting away from an in-person customer celebration at the Four Seasons in Baltimore due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Protech Associates’ Fusion 2020 Customer Conference surpassed all previous attendance numbers for the event. By Heather Hughes, Marketing Communications Specialist.

Hilton Latest to Be Fined in FCC’s WiFi Probe

Associations Now

Also getting scrutinized by the FCC is a contractor for the Baltimore Convention Center. Dean , an electrical and telecommunications systems firm based in Dulles, Virginia, was slammed with a $718,000 fine from the commission this week for blocking vendors’ personal hot spots at the Baltimore Convention Center and charging firms up to $1,095 to access the center’s WiFi network from the exhibitor hall.


Association Advocacy Chick

On a Tuesday evening in May, my friend Bea sent me an urgent FB message asking if I heard about Prince coming to Baltimore. For the past 8 months, I’ve been on hiatus from blogging as I transition into a new position in association management. I knew it would take a powerful event to get me back here. Unfortunately, it was the death of Prince. Three days later and it’s still hard for me to write that sentence.

50 Things That Shaped Our World in 1969

Association Adviser

The New York Mets defeat the Baltimore Orioles four games to one in the World Series. Naylor was founded in 1969 in Winnipeg, Canada, and while we like to think that event constitutes important world history, there were a lot of other notable events happening around the world. Here’s a glimpse into what life was like in 1969. If you’re of a certain age, do you remember any of these details? What was YOUR life like in 1969? Remarkable Events.

Conference Circuit: Vision Research

Associations Now

Once they have seven different buttons in hand, they will be entered into a drawing to win prizes, including free registration to ARVO 2020 in Baltimore. Rundown Attendees: 11,000 plus. Poster and Paper Presentations: 6,000 plus. Exhibitors: 200 plus. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology’s 2019 Annual Meeting begins this weekend in Vancouver, British Columbia. Attendance is expected to exceed 11,000.

KiKi's Unofficial ASAE Annual 2016 Party List (a.k.a. How to Never Be Alone at #ASAE16)

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

Every year, for the past several years, I make it a point to attend the ASAE Annual Conference. This conference is where anyone involved with associations and nonprofits can connect with others working in that space. Because it is the best way to catch up with the "Who's Who" of the association world. To be sure, ASAE Annual promises opportunities in learning and networking. It also promises a ton of parties in all shapes and sizes.

Renewables Groups Collaborate in Launching National Clean Energy Week

Associations Now

Most events will be held in DC that week, but related events over the next two months will be in Sea Island, Georgia; Baltimore; Minneapolis; Las Vegas; and Des Moines, Iowa. The bipartisan event, which organizers hope to make annual, will try to make the business case for renewables—and build support for them among legislators. Next month, a variety of organizations focused on sustainable energy are going to make their voices heard in Washington, DC.

How Nonprofit Grocery Stores Are Filling the Gap

Associations Now

Last year, a local Salvation Army chapter launched a grocery store in an area of Baltimore that had been poorly served by grocery chains. Food deserts, whether in big cities or small towns, have proven difficult to shake—but largely grassroots nonprofit efforts around the country are turning out to be essential options for solving the problem. With grocery store chains leaving markets behind without any alternatives, nonprofits are increasingly filling in the gaps.

Hotel Group Launches New Job-Recruiting Initiative

Associations Now

Conference of Mayors winter meeting, will be funded through $500,000 in grants from AHLA’s foundation and will support recruitment efforts in six cities—Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Orlando, and Washington, DC. The American Hotel & Lodging Association’s Hospitality is Working campaign will support the recruitment and placement of Opportunity Youth—16 to 24-year-olds who are out of both school and the workforce—in the hospitality industry.

What blogging and the Foo Fighters taught me about acceptance

Association Advocacy Chick

When I saw them on SNL, I swore that their concert will be my next big rock show after seeing U2 in Baltimore over the summer. Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of attending Progress U’s Blogger Summit (PUBS) sponsored by DelCor Technology Solutions. Led by the lovely and talented KiKi L’Italien, I spent an entire day learning from some of the best association bloggers in the world (yes, they’re that good).

Meet a Trade Group That Stands Up for Utilities

Associations Now

Read more about the industry below: A famous inventor: The history of the utility pole dates to the 1840s , when telegraph inventor Samuel Morse found that his efforts to bury a cable between Baltimore and Washington, DC, were ineffective. Supreme Court to Baltimore on May 24, 1844. You may never have heard of the North American Wood Pole Council, but you can see its work just about everywhere you go.

Prince’s Quiet Philanthropic Legacy

Associations Now

After the death of Freddie Gray while in Baltimore police custody in 2015, the artist held a charity concert that helped to pay for services at local nonprofits. The effort, said Ernest Dorsey of the Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, helped pay the salaries of 20 young people last year.

Amazon’s HQ2: 3 Ripple Effects for Associations

Associations Now

Already, some cities within a day’s drive of Northern Virginia, such as Raleigh, North Carolina , and Baltimore , are seeing ways to turn the HQ2 decision into a net positive. With one of two new Amazon headquarters planned for Northern Virginia, associations in the DC region are likely to see some big shifts in the local market in the coming years. Here are three possible ripple effects.

Vaping Industry in Tough Fight Over e-Cigarette Bans

Associations Now

In the last few weeks, e-cigarette ordinances either went into effect or are advancing quickly in Santa Monica, California ; Baltimore ; Minneapolis ; Buffalo, New York ; and Hawaii. With cities and states around the country considering how to regulate e-cigarettes, the American Vaping Association is making its case for the devices as a healthier alternative to tobacco products. But with momentum building for regulation, it’s an uphill fight. vape (v?p) p) v.,

Conference Circuit: Hands-on Experiences With Professional Development

Associations Now

December 14-16: The Association for Jewish Studies ’ 46th annual conference in Baltimore will look back through centuries of Jewish history while exploring issues currently facing the Jewish community. A conference centered on learning features a variety of tech-focused programming for furthering professional development. Plus: A risk-analysis association aims to tackle major environmental and public health issues.

Aboard the AudiobookMobile: Audio Publishers Push Reading With Your Ears

Associations Now

The AudiobookMobile will be on tour through the end of September, making stops in cities throughout the Northeast at local libraries, book festivals, and the Baltimore Comic Con. The Audio Publishers Association kicked off its largest consumer awareness campaign over Labor Day weekend, aiming to build some buzz around a booming audiobook industry.

Top Technology Strategy Tips for NiUG Discovery

WBT Systems

LOCATION: Hard Rock Café Baltimore, 601 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. Pratt Street, 27th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202. With less than a week to NiUG Discovery 2016 , we are excited to be sponsoring this great, interactive, learning and networking event for the iMIS Community!