Cleveland Nonprofit Recognizes Unsung Volunteer Heroes

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For nine citizens of the Greater Cleveland area who were recently honored with MTV Awards, the recognition had nothing to do with catchy music videos or trophies shaped like moon men. The post Cleveland Nonprofit Recognizes Unsung Volunteer Heroes appeared first on Associations Now

Thursday Buzz: Cleveland Prepares for GOP Convention

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Serious event planning is underway for events around the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this July. Politics aside, the 2016 Republican National Convention , taking place in Cleveland in July, presents some unique challenges for event planners.

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All Eyes on Cleveland as It Finalizes Preparations for RNC

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It been two years—and lots of work—since Cleveland was awarded the Republican National Convention. After being awarded next week’s Republican National Convention in July 2014 , Cleveland hit the ground running. It receives pro bono support from Destination Cleveland. “We

High Quality Educational Content Remains Key for Attendees

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In 2019, the AAMI held its meeting in Cleveland, home to the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, the MetroHealth System, and biomedical organizations such as BioEnterprise. The relationships we cultivated in Cleveland made it possible.

How to Delight Meeting Attendees in 2020

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The organization transformed a big-box room at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland into the ultimate CrossFit gym , hosting literal hometown heroes to compete with world-renowned CrossFit athletes. To learn more about Cleveland, visit

Inspiration in a Box From One Traditional Meeting Venue

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When Welch sought to make the event a reality beyond the reach of the field house, he turned to the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. “A As for Welch’s event, with help from the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, he successfully hosted the inaugural Winter Classic.

Hitting the Professional Meeting Trifecta with Unique Venues

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The Content Marketing Institute hosts its annual meeting—Content Marketing World—in Cleveland, Ohio, hometown of its founder Joe Pulizzi , every year in September. It’s amazing how many of our international attendees tell us that Cleveland isn’t at all what they expected,” McPhillips says.

Accessibility is Cornerstone of a Successful Meeting

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Ondrla and the ACRL selected Cleveland for their 2019 annual meeting after a site visit. The conference’s VIP Reception took place at the Cleveland Public Library’s main branch, a 94-year-old building renovated in 1999.

Impressive Venues & Unique Experiences to Foster Connection

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Cleveland had an outstanding diversity of venues, dining opportunities and features.”. ASAE worked closely with the Cleveland Convention and Visitors Bureau to find venues and experiences outside of the work day where CEOs could talk directly.

Create Mindful Meetings For An Improved Attendee Experience

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Consider participating in immersive learning and dining experiences in places such as Spice Acres, a 13-acre sustainable farm in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park outside Cleveland.

Connection to a Locale Fosters Authentic Interactions with Peers

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For its own biannual CDX conference last fall, ConferenceDirect selected Cleveland, Ohio because of its up-and-coming reputation. An attendee favorite was the world’s largest outdoor chandelier in Cleveland’s historic Playhouse Square.

Three Reasons to Embrace SEO During the COVID-19 Crisis

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For example, Cleveland Clinic saw a more than 80 percent increase in search visibility, while the New York Post and Politico saw increases of 73.3 In a world where search engines are often the main window to commerce, SEO matters a bit more than ever.

Your Event Guide for the 2016 Political Conventions!

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We’re excited to bring you Convention Buzz 2016 — your go-to resource to view and post events taking place at the National Political Party Conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia. Are you attending the Republican National Convention ?

Brewers Association Grants Will Support Events Focused on Diversity and Inclusion

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The other three events seek to expand the diversity of the industry itself—two employment fairs in Cleveland and Boston and an event series in Brooklyn, New York, that aims to elevate women in the craft beer community.

Fighting Homelessness: Libraries on the Front Lines

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PLA president-elect and director of the Cleveland Public Library, in an interview with Associations Now. When people think of libraries, they think of books. But for homeless individuals, they’re often a place of refuge.

Purpose-Driven Design Makes Meeting Collaboration Easier

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The Madison Meeting Center incorporates the Staywell features offered at several MGM Resorts, including circadian lighting, air purification, aromatherapy, custom menus approved by the Cleveland Clinic and guided meditation narrated by Dr. Deepak Chopra, to improve alertness and engagement.

What Can Community Professionals Learn from Influencer Marketing?

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Imagine your user conference is in Cleveland, and LeBron James sent a tweet, welcoming your customers to his city. Or Google’s Sundar Pichai wrote a guest blog post on your community about the future of cloud computing. Do you think your customers would be excited?

Daily Buzz: The Evolving World of Content Marketing

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The annual event, held in Cleveland since 2011, brings together professionals in an industry that is constantly evolving. As content marketing shifts, so do the conversations at industry meetings like Content Marketing World.

MGM & Delos Partner for Productive Meetings & Relaxing Stays

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Stay Well features include circadian lighting, air purification, aromatherapy, custom menus approved by the Cleveland Clinic and guided meditation narrated by Dr. Deepak Chopra.

Manufacturing Group Tries to Draw Millennials With New Initiative

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“We want manufacturing companies to thrive,” Grealis told Crain’s Cleveland Business. The Precision Metalforming Association’s new MFG NXT effort builds on the group’s prior success in reaching new demographics.

Get Creative With Your Spring Membership Drive

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For instance, the Cleveland chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners will host a member rally to celebrate Women’s History Month. Spring offers a chance to rethink membership campaigns, adding seasonal tie-ins and creative themes that make it more fun to recruit and engage.

Obsessive Innovation: Why Associations Must Constantly Turn to What’s Next

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He cites examples like Dollar Shave Club and Cleveland Whiskey for their unorthodox messaging and business approaches and suggests association executives must lead their associations and their industries toward similar reinvention.

The Association Keeping NBA Coaches Focused on Health

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Cleveland’s Tyrone Lue was sidelined for two weeks by anxiety and stress-related ailments.

Batter Up: Event Lessons From the World Series

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What this year’s thriller of a World Series can teach meeting planners about designing and executing conferences or meetings.

Trade Association Advocacy and the Political Conventions

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In DC shorthand it’s referred to as “Cleveland” or “Philadelphia” as in “are you going to Cleveland?”. Someone said that involving your association in Cleveland creates the risk that your industry will be seen in a negative light.

Social Media and Security: Protecting Your Nonprofit


She can be found typing away on her laptop in cold Cleveland, OH. Guest post by Stacey Waxman for SocialFish. ——-. Social media has revolutionized the way people communicate and has become a central player in the nonprofit field.

Political Science: Meetings Industry Effort Makes Most of Election Season

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The idea is while all of those policymakers are together in one place in Philadelphia and Cleveland [for the national conventions], we want to take an opportunity to highlight and advertise the importance of meetings,” Dominguez told industry publication Skift. “We

Association, University Alliance Aims to Boost Women’s Leadership Skills

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Taking place at CWRU’s Cleveland campus, the program is funded in part by the GE Foundation and builds on a previous leadership program that the university created for women in STEM careers.

Blockchain for Impact: Blockchain Revolution Global Event Wrap-Up

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Blockchain for Impact: Blockchain Revolution Global Event Wrap-Up – Guest Post . By Amy Neumann. Note from Beth: Amy Neumann recently attended the Blockchain for Impact gathering in Toronto last month with 1200 attendees from dozens of countries.

Gaming Association Expands Code of Conduct for Casino Industry

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The Associated Press notes that the pledge comes at a time when deadly incidents involving people who had suffered gambling losses have drawn media attention—particularly a random murder in Cleveland that was aired on Facebook Live.

Turn Members Into Hackers (the Good Kind)

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He cited Redfin , Cornell University , Cleveland Medical , and Hilton as good examples of organizations that host annual or semiannual hackathons. Associations can enlist their members to participate in quick-sprint hackathons to help develop new products and services.

Heart Association Rolls Out Traveler-Friendly CPR Training

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Another two will be placed at The Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland and Anthem’s office in Washington, DC. Got five minutes to spare before your flight? Use the time to learn CPR, courtesy of the American Heart Association.

At One Meeting, Innovative Registration Makes for Happier Attendees

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Meet our seventh “Planner of Productivity”: Kevin Brooks, the agent of record for the Church of God—headquartered in Cleveland, Tennessee—since 2004.

Why The Path to Innovation is Paved Through Partnership

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Features like circadian lighting, air purification, aromatherapy and custom menus approved by the Cleveland Clinic enables MGM to create one-of-a-kind customer experiences that MGM might not be able to execute on its own.

NFL. Rams. Association Governance.

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Last week, the National Football League’s Board of Governors voted to authorize the (Cleveland/Los Angeles/St. But, as an Ohio native, I recognize that the Rams started in Cleveland and moved to LA back in the 1940s. All association professionals need to remember this mantra: “It’s their organization not yours!” Louis) Rams to move (again) to Los Angeles. The decision upset fans in St. Louis. along with San Diego and Oakland (other franchises seeking to move.)

Las Vegas Bets on New Ad Campaigns to Attract Meetings

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Despite attempts to court the GOP’s 2016 Republican National Convention , the city was outbid by Cleveland. Even though federal agencies are staying away, Las Vegas is holding its own as a meeting and convention destination.

Wednesday Buzz: How to Get Results Using Video

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Content Marketing World 2015 kicked off yesterday, but there are still plenty more sessions, insights, and lessons to be shared from the halls of the Cleveland Convention Center. Everyone’s always talking about video, but what are some legitimate ways to use it for lead conversion?

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.8.18

Reid All About it

From the mainstage to breakouts and exclusive speaker interviews, you’ll feel like you’re right there with everyone in Cleveland. From the mainstage to breakouts and exclusive speaker interviews, you’ll feel like you’re right there with everyone in Cleveland.

Katie Winter Joins the Velvet Chainsaw Team

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Lucky for us, Katie and her family recently relocated to Cleveland, OH from Chicago, IL. We’re excited to announce that Katie Winter has joined the Velvet Chainsaw team as Client Projects & Stories Specialists!

Tuesday Buzz: Can Social Media Surface New Member Leads?

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Use your social media presence to attract new member leads for your organization—but don’t forget the strategy. Also, find out why the Democratic National Convention has a case of the tax-status blues. If you build it, that doesn’t mean they’ll come.