Illinois Hospitality Groups: Restore “Choose Chicago” Funding

Associations Now

Three Illinois associations spent $50,000 on an ad campaign asking state lawmakers to restore funding for Choose Chicago, which is being affected by a budget stalemate. Lack of a budget led Rauner to announce cuts in June to a number of state-funded programs, including Choose Chicago, the city’s convention and visitor’s bureau. million it had budgeted for the year has not only jeopardized 40 percent of Choose Chicago’s $33.1 We gotta keep people coming to Chicago,” he said.

4 Ideas From Chicago Ideas Week

Associations Now

I was catching up with a friend who lives in Chicago earlier this week when she told me she had to cut our phone call short. “I But then she told me it was part of Chicago Ideas Week (CIW), which, she explained, offers a bunch of interesting talks and hands-on classes for pretty cheap. Each of these dinners—held at top Chicago restaurants—feature two surprise guests who address varying themes and topics, such as music and creativity and the future of learning.


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How The Executives Club of Chicago Doubled Membership With A New Member Value Proposition

Association Freak

Here's How We Helped The Executive's Club of Chicago Do It. The Executives’ Club of Chicago had to urgently revitalize its membership. A dynamic new CEO, Dr. Margaret Mueller, had rebranded the Club with the help of Energy BBDO, one of Chicago’s most famous ad agencies.

Food and Beverage Colors – Chicago, IL September 11-13

Association Navigator

The International Association of Color Manufacturers (IACM) has created an amazing program for the upcoming Global Color Conference in Chicago. “ Food and Beverage Color in Today’s Global Market ” will be held at the Hotel Allegro, September 11-13, 2012. I hope you can join us in Chicago. What’s the latest in food and beverage color?

HighRoad Solution Talks Marketing Automation At The Personify User Group Meeting in Chicago

HighRoad Solution

Is your association looking to deepen relationships with prospects and members, but you’re struggling to make the most of your data? HighRoad News & Events

Air Traffic Controllers Group: Chicago Skies Are Safe Following Fire

Associations Now

After a fire closed a major air traffic control center outside of Chicago last Friday, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association offered a status update and assurances that flight operations were safe and returning to normal early this week. Since the first moment when radar scopes went dark at Chicago Center Friday morning, controllers have ensured the highest level of safety at all times.

Michelle Mason on the Future for the Association Industry


Michelle is a Chicago Business Journal Women of Influence Honoree 2019, Chicago Defender Women of Excellence Honoree 2019, and the CEO Update Professional Society CEO of the Year 2020. Associations are poised to lead the way, but will they?

Coming in August @ASAE Nashville and Chicago – China Healthcare Market Briefing


In response to our recent subscriber survey, MCI China will be conducting a special briefing for interested US healthcare associations during ASAE’s Annual Meeting in Nashville and later that week in Chicago at the headquarters of the American Health Information Management Association. Understanding Stakehol der Relations for Chinese Physicians’ Education.

#StopThePop: Chicago Bungalow Group Scores Big Notice With Social Campaign

Associations Now

The Historic Chicago Bungalow Association, a community group focused on keeping the look of Chicago’s historic houses in check, is taking on a developer who is renovating homes in a way unacceptable to the association. As part of broader renovations being done to the homes, the firm, Welcome Home Chicago Properties, has been expanding the sloped roofs that define the traditional look of bungalows.

Chicago’s Plan to Stay in the Conference Game

Associations Now

Chicago has been whipsawed. Second- and third-tier cities are nipping at Chicago’s heels in ways they never have before. With smaller locales challenging the Windy City’s conference dominance, a new hotel could help Chicago regain some ground. Unlike Orlando or Las Vegas, Chicago doesn’t have a “headquarters” hotel next to its convention center.

Live From D.C (and Chicago)!!

The Membership Blog

and Chicago. and April 3 in Chicago, go to . In a couple of weeks I’ll be holding the next of my occasional LIVE membership development seminars in D.C. I emphasize the “live” aspect because people are asking me if anyone really goes to live, in-person, all day, not-required educational programs these days.

Emerging Market Strategy Seminars ? Chicago and DC in August.


Emerging Market Strategy Seminars – Chicago and DC in August. If you seek access to the emerging markets of China and the Middle East or want ideas to develop a sustainable business model for your existing activities, then don’t miss MCI’s Emerging Markets Strategy Workshop to be held August 13th in Chicago and August 20th in Washington DC. In Chicago – August 13th 9am-12noon. Chicago, IL 60631.

Half Day Workshop – Rethinking Membership as a Global Engagement Strategy – May 8th Chicago


Can a traditional “one size fits all” approach to membership or product sales deliver bottom-line results in a world marketplace where the most highly successful businesses deliver customer experiences of equal value around the world? The time has come for associations to catch up to the realities of today’s consumer habits and reconsider how and why people around the world engage with organizations they feel deliver value.

Learn with iMIS and TopClass LMS at the 2018 NiUG Greater Chicago Conference

WBT Systems

WBT Systems is delighted to be an official strategic partner of the 2018 NiUG Greater Chicago Conference , hosted by NiUG International , April 4-6, in Rosemont, Illinois. Get the convenience and value of that experience by attending the 2018 NiUG Greater Chicago Conference, April 4-6, in Rosemont, Illinois. Be sure to stop by WBT Systems at the 2018 NiUG Greater Chicago conference to see how TopClass LMS can help to build and develop your education programs!

Blending Soft and Hard Management Styles

Association Adviser

Christie Pruyn, CAE, CIS, Executive Director of the Chicago area chapter of Meeting Professionals International, motivates a vast network of volunteers. From the Corner Office Leadership Chicago MPI christie pruyn Meeting Professionals International millennials new ideas social media volunteer network volunteer recognition volunteerswith the freedom to zigzag within your lane.

Is an AMC the Right Solution for You?

Association Adviser

Features Membership AMC ASAE association management Association Management Company Chicago MPI christie pruyn Dave Wenhold John Graham Josh Patrick Kautter Wenhold Management Group Meeting Professionals International Stage2Planning Partners Wendy Weiser WJ Weiser & AssociatesWith tremendous pressure to hold dues in check, it can be hard for any size association to find the in-house resources needed to handle all the specialized skills required to keep the modern.

Big city love from ASAE

Aaron Wolowiec

In 2018, ASAE’s Annual Meeting and Exposition will be coming to Chicago! 2018 – Chicago. ASAE last held its annual meeting in Chicago in 2007, which had the highest attendance of association executives. Filed under: Associations , Meetings , Professional Development , Social Media Tagged: #ASAE16 , ASAE , ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition , Chicago , knowledge transfer , Learning , networking , Salt Lake City , Twitter. Good news fellow Midwesterners!

Big city love from ASAE

Aaron Wolowiec

In 2018, ASAE’s Annual Meeting and Exposition will be coming to Chicago! 2018 – Chicago. ASAE last held its annual meeting in Chicago in 2007, which had the highest attendance of association executives. Filed under: Associations , Meetings , Professional Development , Social Media Tagged: #ASAE16 , ASAE , ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition , Chicago , knowledge transfer , Learning , networking , Salt Lake City , Twitter. Good news fellow Midwesterners!

12 Productivity Tools for Nonprofits (2021 Update)

Wild Apricot

Alyssa had no idea what she was getting into when she landed her first role as the Admin Coordinator at a small association in Chicago. While her duties seemed clear-cut in the job description, she quickly realized what a mess everything was on the. website-and-technology

6 Stories About Millennials & Associations

SCD Group

Outside Opinion: Millennials Frustrate HR Execs By Sean Bisceglia via Chicago Tribune This just in: New study on millennials. Adrienne Lafrance ASAE Association Marketer associations Chicago Tribune Dan Wolken Donna Vieira Member Clicks Millennials nonprofits SCDdaily Sean Bisceglia The Atlantic USA Today 5 Surprising Reasons Millennials Join and Stay with Your Association By Sarah Hill via Member Clicks How do you get more Millennials in your association?

How Activism Encouraged Chicago Police Chief’s Firing

Associations Now

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s decision to fire Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy on Tuesday came during a particularly volatile period for the city of Chicago. But in the wake of the scandal involving a Chicago police officer’s fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in 2014, Emanuel finally took the fateful step. The post How Activism Encouraged Chicago Police Chief’s Firing appeared first on Associations Now

Two Slide Shows on Humanize

Jamie Notter

I’m back from my Chicago/Belgium trip, and I had a GREAT time. I am posting my slides, below from the two presentations I did in Belgium at the Fusion Marketing Experience conference (which together cover all that I spoke about in Chicago, and then some). Consulting. Speaking. About. Contact. Generations. Humanize. Books: Jamie Notter. Leadership insight.right when you need it. Two Slide Shows on Humanize. Posted May 7, 2012. in Announcements , Humanize - 1 comment. Tweet.

American Board of Medical Specialties Conference

Web Courseworks Associations

ABMS , a prominent board of medical specialty boards, will hold its annual conference in Chicago, September 25-27. Marketing to Members Uncategorized American Board of Medical Specialties Conference associations CHEST Chicago CME healthcare LMS SaaS TechnologyHealthcare professionals attending will include medical educators interested in professional development of clinicians.

On the Road

Jamie Notter

I am off to Chicago and Antwerp this week. Consulting. Speaking. About. Contact. Generations. Humanize. Books: Jamie Notter. Leadership insight.right when you need it. On the Road. Posted April 30, 2012. in Announcements , Humanize. Tweet. On Tuesday morning, I’ll be doing the opening keynote at the annual meeting of IHRIM , the association for the Human Resource Information Management industry. The title of my talk is “Unlocking the Power of Human Organizations.”

4 Reasons to Meet With Us at ASAE Tech


Are you attending the 2018 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Chicago, IL? Here are 4 reasons to meet with MemberSuite at booth #338. See you in August

The Best Way To Learn About Marketing Automation At Association Forum’s Holiday Showcase

HighRoad Solution

HighRoad Solution is proud to bring some of our best and brightest to the Association Forum Holiday Showcase at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on December 13 th. As a long-standing part of the Chicago association community, HighRoad is proud to be among the reputable organizations attending the Showcase. Attendees can expect to connect, network, and celebrate professional and personal development.

Labor Shortages Loom—Learn to Hire and Manage Freelancers


Anyone who has spent time here in Chicago knows that the weather can turn from sunshine to flurries in the time it takes to stroll a block down the Mag Mile.

If You Build It –and Communicate It– They Will Come


In the film “Field of Dreams,” a voice in Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella’s cornfield convinces him to turn his acreage into a baseball diamond, and sure enough, once he’s done it, the ghosts of the 1919 Chicago White Sox do appear. “If you build it, they will come.” The First Step in the Technology Adoption. View Article. The post If You Build It –and Communicate It– They Will Come appeared first on Professional Association Management Company | Virtual Inc. Standards Technical Specifications

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Why Share the Wealth through Membership Recruitment?

Membership Marketing

This past weekend, I was in Chicago doing some membership presentations and spoke with members of one group who asked, “Why should I recruit members for the organization? Membership Marketing Blog. Membership marketing – acquiring, engaging, upgrading, and renewing members – is the cornerstone for associations and relationship driven organizations.

Executive Connections: Information Wins at EPA

Executive Connections

Tuesday, 30 September, EPA will reopen previously closed libraries in Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City and Washington, D.C. Executive Connections. « Are You Mission Critical? Main. | Why SLA Will Not Endorse, or Oppose, a Candidate for Public Office » 26 September 2008. Information Wins at EPA. Each will be staffed with a professional librarian and be open to the public at least 24 hours a week.

TED Bound


I’m currently sitting in an airport lounge in Boston waiting to board a plane to Chicago, then Palm Springs (note: if I ever become President, I will federally mandate that all airport lounges must have Walker’s Shortbread Cookies). I’m used to being in airport lounges—I flew something like 150,000 miles last year—but not used to

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The inferred power of Twitter! | Experts in Membership Marketing

Experts in Membership Marketing

Why a Tech Association Merged With a Tech Incubator

Associations Now

The Illinois Technology Association will join forces with 1871, a Chicago-area tech incubator that focuses on small companies. But in Chicago, a similar organization took a different kind of leap entirely. Pritzker helped launch 1871 in 2012 in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart building.

Help Chapters Be All They Can Be in ’23

Mariner Management

Register today for October 11 in Chicago or October 13 in Washington, DC. Super excited that Billhighway and Mariner are teaming up to bring two in-person workshops this October aimed at helping our chapters be all they can be in ’23.

The Moery Company Sponsors IndyCar for Second Year in a Row

Moery Company

Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-Sullivan is based in Plainfield, IL, which is located about 40 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. The Big Red “M” is thrilled to announce its continued association with Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan as an official partner of the No. 18 entry driven by Sebastien Bourdais for the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series Season.

AMSFest Highlights: Setting Expectations to Make a Saavy Membership Software Selection


AMSFest brought an energized and inquisitive crowd to Chicago last week. In a creative North Side loft, AMS software vendors, partners, and association executives looking for new software solutions met to discuss the changing technology landscape and strategies on making sound selection decisions. AMS Selection Membership Software Selection AMSFest

Getting Ready for ASAE Annual 2018

HighRoad Solution

The HighRoad team is gearing up to connect with partners, clients and association executives in Chicago and this year we’re focused on sharing the cool work we’re doing with our client base when it comes to digital marketing and growth strategies If it’s hot and humid, it must be August in DC, and if it’s August, then ASAE Annual must be around the corner.

AMS Implementations are 20% Technology and 80% Governance


Such were the provocative words by Thad Lurie, VP of Operations and CIO at EDUCAUSE, during the opening session at AMS Fest 2017 in Chicago earlier this month. AMS Implementations are only 20% technology; the rest is governance.” He made the case that with so many terrific and feature-rich AMS and CRM systems available to … Continue reading AMS Implementations are 20% Technology and 80% Governance → Association Management Software AMS AMS implementation Governance

Emotional rover coaster: Accommodating emotional support animal requests


Boards still have the ability to issue violation letters for a nuisance behavior by the animal and—after notice and an opportunity to be heard—potentially levy fines against the resident,” says Molly Mackey, a CAI member and partner at Levenfeld Pearlstein in Chicago.

High alert: Building safety concerns rise following Surfside condo collapse


Occupants of one downtown Chicago condominium raised concerns about advanced deterioration at a separately owned parking garage at the base of their high rise. City officials closed the eight-story garage for repairs, Crain’s Chicago Business reported.