Your Digital Infrastructure Shouldn’t Be Playing Catch-Up

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The bad news is that New Jersey—along with other states, including Kansas and Connecticut —have unemployment systems so out of date that they rely on this old programming language, one that is so vintage that it hasn’t been taught in universities for decades.

“Buddy Check” Program Encourages Veterans To Reconnect With One Another

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Sherri Marquis, a public affairs director at a Legion post in Somers, Connecticut, noted that the efforts were also beneficial to those making the calls. “It It was an experience every buddy check team member thought was fulfilling and very much needed,” she said last month. “We The American Legion found the Buddy Check program was so successful when it first tried it earlier this year that it will now be a twice-yearly endeavor—including during the week of Veterans Day.

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Innovation for Association Executives

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I saw this book on a friend’s home office desk this summer in Connecticut. His team thinks about the future and helps their senior managers chart the company’s course. I’m thinking about innovation in the context of managing associations and non-profit enterprises. Innovation is a corporate buzz word, but it’s also a fundamental element in any successful and growing organization.

Monday Buzz: Take Advantage of Google’s Management Resources

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Also: Take your team-bonding experiences to the extreme. Team-Building Times 10. Some Wild And Weird Corporate Team Building Ideas [link] #meetings #conference #eventprofs #AMCi #assnchat #associations. The association space loves a team-building retreat , but chances are you haven’t gone so far as to take your employees cage diving … but maybe you should. CNBC shares a few outrageous options for an extreme team -building experience.

Innovative Planning at The Global Pet Expo Creates Greater Productivity for Attendees

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Meet our fifth “Planner of Productivity”: Andrew Darmohraj, executive vice president and chief operating officer for the American Pet Products Association, based in Stamford, Connecticut.

Diversify Your Retention Rate, and Other Membership Ideas

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It was just one highlight from a great week for learning if you’re an association professional in the Northeast, with three conferences taking place in the span of three days: NYSAE’s event on Wednesday, the New England SAE’s Annual Management Conference on Thursday and Friday, and the Connecticut SAE Annual Conference on Friday. I attended the New York and Connecticut events—and, if not for the overlap, would have joined NE/SAE as well.

Conference Circuit: Getting Dog Trainers to Sit and Shake Hands

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Where else would you expect to find a Border Collie Team than at the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) annual conference and tradeshow ? The team of volunteers assists with day-to-day operations of the conference, from answering attendees’ questions to helping with workshops. The Association of Professional Dog Trainers gathers for its annual conference. Plus: The frozen food industry lays out a buffet.

Safety Top-of-Mind for Bus, Gaming Associations

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In response to a series of crashes involving buses carrying passengers to casinos, the American Bus Association and the American Gaming Association are teaming up to hold motor coach firms to higher standards. For years, the company’s buses have transported casino fans to casinos in nearby Connecticut; soon, buses will start taking passengers to Massachusetts.

6 Reasons your Association should Sponsor a Sports Program

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The association that is our Connecticut counterpart is a sponsor of a Division I University's basketball games. that are each good reasons for you to consider sponsoring a team/program in your area/state too: 1. specifically, the young people who attend these games, the school alumni and fans; as well as the visiting team's students, alumni and fans. There are 6 reasons they do it.

5 Ways to Make LinkedIn Board Connect Work for Your Nonprofit

Beth Kanter

Build Your Network Before You Need It : Board Connect is free to one person on the nonprofit’s leadership team, but if that person doesn’t have a critical mass of connections (500+ is best, 350 will do), your connections are not going to lead you to a big enough pool of people to find the perfect match. Halpert , a LinkedIn trainer, helped a Connecticut nonprofit search for board members.

My favorite comments on my 2012 blog posts


I would like permission to reprint this in the Connecticut Society of Association Executives newsletter minus the Thanksgiving lead in. You may be a remarkable customer service guy, but I’m a wiz at product development…regardless it takes a whole lot of different strengths (like the Avengers) to create a remarkable team. However, as demonstrated in the film, if the group is allowed to proceed, most differences can be put aside, individual motives quashed and a true team emerges.

111 Intriguing Chats for 2011


benberkowitz - Benjamin Berkowitz; New Haven, Connecticut; innovativelrng - Michael and Vicki; Santa Barbara, California; A team of dedicated individuals providing Autism Education for professionals, families, educators, and the community along with the latest Autism news. jhdesai - Jatin Desai; Hartford, Connecticut; Innovation and Strategy expert, speaker, author, mentor, and entreprenuer to large international companies.

Wednesday Buzz: Rebuilding a Fictional Town

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A big element of that buzz, notes BizBash , was a series of live events that brought the vibe of Stars Hollow, Connecticut—the show’s hometown—to Los Angeles. Netflix teamed with the experiential marketing firm MKG to create a real-life version of the fictional setting. How Netflix turned to live events to promote its revival of the cult show Gilmore Girls. Also: the next act for the two guys who created the hugely popular news site Politico.

Best Irish Jokes


An Irish priest is driving down to New York and gets stopped for speeding in Connecticut. The hole digger wiped his brow and sighed, “Well, I suppose it probably looks odd because we’re normally a three-person team. There’s never a dull moment with the Irish. Besides lively pubs and their ever-present camaraderie, another thing the Irish are known for is their unique sense of humor.

Coronavirus Updates for Association and Events Professionals – What You Need to Know


Revisiting agile teams after an abrupt shift to remote (source: McKinsey & Company) April 28, 2020 – Agile teams traditionally excel when their members are co-located. Connecticut – 3.5 or higher will be discreetly informed by a trained member of the security team and not be permitted to remain inside the resort,” a company statement said. About this list.

Daily #COVID19 Updates for Association and Events Professionals – What You Need to Know


Here’s the latest: Revisiting agile teams after an abrupt shift to remote (source: McKinsey & Company) April 28, 2020 – Agile teams traditionally excel when their members are co-located. Connecticut – 3.5

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