Gardian of the Month: Charlotte Muylaert

Aaron Wolowiec

Charlotte Muylaert, Marketing Leader for Billhighway is our Gardian of the Month

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

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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.

2021 AMG Scholarship Winners Press Release

AMG

The essays were evaluated anonymously by a panel of eight judges, including representatives and staff from AMG, community board members from Greensboro, Charlotte and Greenville, as well as client community vendors.

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.

ANNOUNCING FOUR ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT GROUP (AMG) COLLEGE / UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS

AMG

These scholarships honor the memory of four individuals who made a difference in the lives of others: Billie Butler Scholarship – Billie joined our AMG Charlotte office in 1994. He attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, was loved by many, and cared passionately for his family.

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.

Two HOA Community Managers of Association Management Group (AMG) Earn Advanced Management Certifications

AMG

With offices throughout the Carolinas in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Charlotte and Raleigh, NC; as well as Greenville, SC; AMG is knowledgeable partner in enforcing community governing documents with a proven set of processes and techniques.

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.

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). The GrowthZone AMS 1st Annual Association Momentum Awards Competition for Construction Trades and Building Associations yielded extraordinary results, with entrants submitting details of their most inventive and forward-thinking programs.

See a Chapter Bright Spot? Propagate It!

Mariner Management

Charlotte Muylaert from Billhighway shared the process in her post. The perennial favorite event of chapters, golf tournaments, needed a make-over in 2020.

A Bright Spot in Chapters

Mariner Management

The first session, led by Charlotte Muylaert of Billhighway gave us a working definition of a bright spot and a process for identifying and sharing.

Paul Mengert to Address Management Convention

AMG

With offices throughout the Carolinas in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Charlotte and Raleigh, NC, as well as Greenville, SC, AMG is a knowledgeable partner in enforcing community governing documents with a proven set of processes and techniques. President of One of North Carolina's Leading Homeowner and Condominium Association Management Companies - Paul Mengert to Address Annual Convention on Community Management. Greensboro, N.C-

North Carolina Appellate Court Rules That Restrictive Covenants More Than 30 Years Old May Be Extinguished

AMG

We first blogged about C Investments 2 v. Auger, a potentially impactful case for older communities, several months ago. The North Carolina Court of Appeals has now rendered its opinion, which is discussed below.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.30.21

Reid All About it

Presenters: Charlotte Muylaert, Sarah Garrity, and Katie Carson. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Association performance and priorities.

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. The National Association of Home Builders encourages friendly competition among chapter members with an annual fall membership drive. This year, to raise the stakes, NAHB announced extra cash and prize incentives. How to hack it?

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.

Why Hiring a Community Management Company for Your HOA Will Save You Time & Money?

AMG

We have physical offices in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Charlotte, and Raleigh/Durham, NC, and Greenville and Aiken, SC. Managing your HOA can be a strain on your time and money. There are seemingly infinite tasks associated with running a community.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.7.21

Reid All About it

Presenters: Charlotte Muylaert, Sarah Garrity, and Katie Carson. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Research on associations.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.23.21

Reid All About it

Presenters: Charlotte Muylaert, Sarah Garrity, and Katie Carson. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Member communications.

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.

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.

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

AMG

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.13.20

Reid All About it

Presenters: Charlotte Hayslett, Vice President of Human Resources, Visit Milwaukee. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Looking forward.

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

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.

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.

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. The Senior Dining Association, just a few months old, targets food service in the senior living space—a space that’s raising its standards for a new generation.

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. It can be frustrating to recruit and train a chapter leader just to have them drop out or burn out a short time later.

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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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.

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.

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.