Game Theory: How the NBA Decided to Move the 2017 All-Star Game From Charlotte

Associations Now

Nonetheless, the decision-making process that the league used when considering whether to move the 2017 NBA All-Star Game from Charlotte, North Carolina, in response to the state’s controversial HB2 law, may be familiar to more traditional associations. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver attempted to persuade the state to change the law as early as last April , and earlier this month he was holding out hope that the game could stay in Charlotte. “I’d

How an American Beer Hit a German Tradeshow’s Center Stage

Associations Now

Proving its global reach, the Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte, North Carolina, is participating in a massive tradeshow in Germany later this month. Olde Mecklenburg Brewery (OMB), a beer maker in Charlotte, North Carolina, is donating beer for the event’s opening reception, thanks in part to the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. But it’s the brewery’s ties to Charlotte—not Germany—that inspired it to participate in the fair.

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Making a Case for Monthly Membership Auto-Renewal

Aptify

This is a guest blog post by Charlotte Muylaert of Billhighway. With #AUC2017 less than two weeks away, we are thrilled to share with you a series of guest blog posts courtesy of some of those who are sponsoring this year's Aptify Users Conference! Thank you for sponsoring, and we look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas.

10 Ways to Drive Member Engagement and #LeverageChapters

Aptify

This is a guest blog post by Charlotte Muylaert of BillHighway. With #AUC2017 less than two weeks away, we are thrilled to share with you a series of guest blog posts courtesy of some of those who are sponsoring this year's Aptify Users Conference! Thank you for sponsoring, and we look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas.

7 Award-Winning Ideas for Building Associations

GrowthZone

Home: Charlotte-DeSoto Building Industry Association. The Big Book of Association Ideas: Building Industry Associations Edition showcases the 7 award-winning program and event ideas from the Association Momentum Awards Competition.

Study: Travelers Hungry for Culinary Experiences

Associations Now

Good places to eat and drink will never go away in terms of branding yourself as an attractive destination,” said Erica Hill, director of communications at Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA) in Charlotte, North Carolina. “It Hill said Charlotte’s dining scene has recently been infused with new life since the culinary school Johnson & Wales relocated there from Charleston, South Carolina, in 2004.

Conference Circuit: Storage Space

Associations Now

The Energy Storage Association’s 26th Annual Conference and Expo begins in Charlotte, North Carolina, next week. More than 2,000 influential leaders and decision makers from 750 companies will gather in Charlotte with global experts to shape the future of the energy storage industry. Venue: Charlotte Convention Center. Location: Charlotte, North Carolina. Rundown Attendees: 2,000. Speaker and keynotes: 100 plus. Expo hall time: 20 hours.

2018 Building Associations Momentum Award Winners

GrowthZone

Honorable Mentions included the BIA of Okaloosa-Walton Counties (FL), Charlotte-Desoto Building Industry Association (FL), and Desert Valley Builders Association (CA).

A Social Media Banana Split

Beekeeper Group

NPR recently aired this story examining how Ohio and North Carolina residents are using Twitter to vie for the favor of the Chiquita fruit company, which is considering moving its Cincinnati headquarters to Charlotte. The report describes how Ohio marketing … Continue reading → Uncategorized Aguirre Banana Baquis Chiquita North Carolina NPR Ohio Salomone Social Media Twitter

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.5.17

Reid All About it

AENC FUEL Young Professionals Round Table (Charlotte NC). Location: Charlotte NC. AENC FUEL Young Professionals Meetup (Charlotte NC). Location: Blackfinn Ameripub, 210 E Trade St, Charlotte, NC. Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… “I’ll do that but not right now.”. How many times do you say that? What usually happens? Right, you never do it. You don’t schedule it. You don’t make time. You forget. Months go by….

North Carolina LGBT Law Widely Rebuked

Associations Now

Pat McCrory during a single-day emergency legislative session this week—was timed to take effect before an anti-discrimination measure in the state’s largest city, Charlotte, could. American Airlines, which has a major hub in Charlotte, was also included on the list of critics. “We We believe no individual should be discriminated against because of gender identity or sexual orientation,” airline spokeswoman Katie Cody said, according to the Charlotte Observer.

Membership Hack: Recruitment Competition for Chapters

Associations Now

For instance, Florida’s Charlotte-Desoto Building Industry Association will give its top recruiter a free trip to Las Vegas to attend NAHB’s International Builders’ Show in February.

Greensboro HOA Manager AMG Sponsors Big Hair Ball to Benefit Family Service of the Piedmont

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.17.17

Reid All About it

AENC Charlotte Connection Event (Charlotte NC). Location: Charlotte, NC. A month ago, I shared an article about morning routines and mentioned making changes to my own. I’m happy to report my mornings are more productive now – and I haven’t suffered. The biggest change is not going on the web until around noon. Seems so obvious in hindsight.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.17.17

Reid All About it

AENC Charlotte Connection Event (Charlotte NC). Location: Charlotte, NC. A month ago, I shared an article about morning routines and mentioned making changes to my own. I’m happy to report my mornings are more productive now – and I haven’t suffered. The biggest change is not going on the web until around noon. Seems so obvious in hindsight.

New Senior Dining Group Launches as Sector’s Ambitions Grow

Associations Now

It appears that a lot of organizations seem to agree with Harris Ader’s assessment of the field, as SDA already has 335 members—including both individuals, organizations, and industry partners—and is lining up its first annual meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, next March.

Five Ways to Boost Your Microvolunteering Resources

Associations Now

It’s essentially the ‘many hands make light work’ approach,” notes Charlotte Muylaert, a marketing leader for Billhighway, in an article on ASAE’s website. Sometimes, it comes down to the right task doled out the right way.

Daily Buzz: Retaining Chapter Leaders

Associations Now

Spell out national’s chapter-related responsibilities and resources,” writes Charlotte Muylaert. Chapter leadership comes with a lot of responsibility. Here’s how you can empower your leaders to prevent turnover. Also: One company implements mandatory vacation days.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.6.17

Reid All About it

Charlotte Muylaert from Billhighway makes a guest appearance on the Aptify blog to share ten great ideas for chapters that her team discovered at ASAE Annual. 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.

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

Associations Now

Topping the list overall were two cities in North Carolina—Charlotte and Raleigh. While both had smaller numbers of job listings than more prominent metro areas such as Washington, DC, they made up for it by having cost-of-living levels that were much more modest—adjusted for hourly earnings, Charlotte and Raleigh ranked fourth and third, respectively.

HB2 Costing North Carolina Business, Convention Bureaus Warn

Associations Now

The Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority reported earlier this month that four conventions have been cancelled in direct response to the controversial law, which was itself passed in response a local ordinance by Charlotte’s city council. Two major convention groups say that event planners have taken steps to move their events from North Carolina in response to the state’s controversial LGBT law. The Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau says it has lost $3.1

The Young Professional – Tracking down the Future Leaders of Your Association

Association Adviser

We spoke with Charlotte Putnam, vice president of communications & marketing for the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors – National Association (PHCC) , who told us about their new website, www.phccareers.com , that showcases a modern, exciting and technologically skilled trade. Part 4 of our 2017 Association Communications Benchmarking Study series. Acknowledging a challenge is the first step to finding a solution.

Atlanta Ranks as America’s Most Crowded Airport

Associations Now

The second most crowded facility, Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina, saw an all-time peak last year of about 41.2 The runners-up: In addition to Charlotte Douglas, runners-up in the rankings included Los Angeles International, Chicago’s O’Hare International, and Seattle-Tacoma International airports. Atlanta’s airport is easily one of the busiest in America. Forbes says it’s also the most crowded, but it manages to keep passengers moving.

Conference Circuit: Break Free

Associations Now

On Sunday, correctional personnel at all levels will be in Charlotte, North Carolina, to mark the start of the American Jail Association’s annual meeting. Venue: Charlotte Convention Center. Rundown Attendees: 1,400. Exhibitors: 200 plus. Special Topics Workshops: 4. The American Jail Association’s 34th Annual Conference and Jail Expo features live demonstrations and plenty of education covering hot topics.

If You’re Looking for a Job, Look Inland, Lists Say

Associations Now

The largest cities that made Glassdoor’s top 25 were generally on the bottom half of that list—DC ranked at number 16, while San Jose, Chicago, Charlotte, and Dallas–Fort Worth, each with populations above 800,000, filled the final four positions of the top 25. Two new reports suggest that Midwestern and Southern cities have a better balance of job openings and cost of living than their coastal counterparts.

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Daily Buzz: Set Chapter Leaders Up for Success

Associations Now

To ensure the strength of your chapters, provide the right conditions and tools for leaders to succeed, says Charlotte Muylaert on the BillHighway blog. Leading a chapter can be a high-pressure job, but creating the right leadership environment makes it manageable. Also: community management’s loneliness factor. Strong chapters make for strong associations, and that means you need strong chapter leaders.

How Fast-Acting New Orleans Won Over the NBA

Associations Now

After the NBA announced it would move its All-Star Game game from Charlotte, North Carolina, because of discrimination concerns, New Orleans worked quickly to put together a bid that focused on creating a welcoming environment. “New Orleans is a diverse, open, and inviting city, and we pride ourselves on our ability to host major sports entertainment events,” he said after the move from Charlotte was announced.

The Association Keeping NBA Coaches Focused on Health

Associations Now

Several high-profile coaches have had serious health scares, including current Orlando coach Steve Clifford, who suffered severe headaches and missed several weeks last season with the Charlotte Hornets due to sleep deprivation, NBA.com reported. With the help of outside vendors and an on-call nutritionist, the National Basketball Coaches Association is encouraging NBA coaches to actively focus on their health as they go through the grind of a long season, just like the players.

Three Collaboration Tools Component Relations Pros Swear By

Associations Now

In an ongoing Billhighway blog series, Marketing Leads Charlotte Muylaert and Sarah Garrity highlight several membership tools to streamline chapter data collection , design , and content efforts. It’s hard work managing chapters across the country and around the world. Here are a few essentials component relations staffers rely on to stay organized and better manage their time.

Turn Members Into Hackers (the Good Kind)

Associations Now

Associations can enlist their members to participate in quick-sprint hackathons to help develop new products and services. In exchange, participants get a highly engaging experience. Here’s what one hackathon looked like at #ASAE18. Not all hackers are bad. Some hack for good.

Friday Buzz: Experiential Learning vs. Traditional Meetings

Associations Now

As the power of the hashtag continues to grow, some, like GeekSnack ‘s Charlotte Banks, think nongovernmental organizations are on their way out. How a new way to run meetings and conferences could raise participation. Plus: One group looks to take piracy out of Talk Like a Pirate Day. Many event pros agree that educating and engaging attendees at a conference is crucial.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.8.19

Reid All About it

I saw these two excellent bands last week, first in Washington DC and then in Charlotte NC. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… “It’s not the technology that makes your association innovative; it’s what you do with technology,” said WBT Systems. They describe several non-technology learning trends that can help your association engage learners and become the preferred educational provider in your industry.

Monday Buzz: What to Consider When Considering Joint Membership

Associations Now

“This research will also provide what you’ll need later to develop marketing copy and testimonials for joint membership promotions,” explains writer Charlotte Muylaert. It sounds beneficial, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t think it through first. Here are a few challenges to consider when looking into a joint membership model. Also: Why you should add music to your next presentation.

CompTIA Helps Build New Tech Foundations for the Underemployed

Associations Now

In recent months, the foundation has moved to duplicate the program in other cities, including Philadelphia, Dallas, and Charlotte, North Carolina. The association’s philanthropic arm, Creating IT Futures, is expanding its free training program for individuals looking to enter the information technology field. The world of information technology can be a great opening for unemployed or underemployed people seeking new careers.

Black Newspaper Publishers Demand Action After Police Shootings

Associations Now

Millions of our readers across the nation are once again outraged at the latest fatal incidents of police brutality in Tulsa and Charlotte. In response to shootings of African-American men by police officers around the country, the National Newspaper Publishers Association has declared a state of emergency for black America, calling for the federal government to take specific steps to address the problem.

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Defining Your Ideal Employee - Is This You?

SCD Group

Ironically, as you''ll see in a minute, I was flying to Charlotte to give a presentation and facilitate a discussion on generational differences. This photo from Google Images and is NOT the guy on the plane in this post! I overheard a cellphone conversation on a plane last week. Based on what I could hear, he was the CEO; the other party was an HR person/recruiter. CEO: “Say, I don''t want an Ivy League white guy. I''ve had enough charts & graphs. No more twitterers or whatever.

Thursday Buzz: Turn Your Members Into Subscribers

Associations Now

A monthly auto-renewal payment plan allows a member to join your association for the price of lunch and start receiving benefits immediately,” writes Charlotte Muylaert. Why your members are ready for auto-renewal plans. Also: A television ad hijacks Google Home devices. Your members are already using subscription services like Netflix, Blue Apron, and Slack, so why shouldn’t your association work the same way?

World Biogas Association Poised to Take a Bite Out of Climate Change

Associations Now

s Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association] is delighted to be a founder member of the association,” ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton said in a statement. The recently launched World Biogas Association plans to help organizations across the globe promote anaerobic digestion and biogas technologies—and harness them to fight climate change.

Michael Jordan Antiviolence Donation Strategy Strikes Careful Political Balance

Associations Now

Jordan, the retired Chicago Bulls icon who currently owns the Charlotte Hornets, announced two charitable donations of $1 million each to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) and the Institute for Community-Police Relations (ICPR) , which was recently established by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). One of the greatest basketball legends of all time is troubled by recent violence by police officers against African-Americans.

Conference Circuit: A Healthy Host for a Holistic Association

Associations Now

14–17: Hats off to the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) for its 100th annual conference , which will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina. When picking your host city, it’s best to take a holistic approach, which is why a holistic medical association picked one of America’s healthiest cities. The American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA) is hosting its annual conference in Minneapolis from September 18-21.