When You Should Book: Expedia Highlights 2015 Airline Pricing Trends

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On Tuesday, Expedia released a white paper, “Preparing for Takeoff: Air Travel Trends 2015,” created with the help of the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC), that notes the pricing trends that will affect the way we fly in the new year.

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The Impact of Gas Prices on Associations and Their Members

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The Impact of Gas Prices on Associations and Their Members. Associations, like every other type of business, are feeling the impact of rising petroleum prices. The effect of high gas prices will be felt for the forseeable future. As frightening as the rapidly-escalating price of energy is, it provides us with an opportunity to think about new ways to do business. Labels: environment , gas prices , social changes. gas prices. (1).

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Association Staffing and the End of Toll Booth Workers: 3 Lessons for Association Executives

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When driving with my son in the Dallas area a couple of weeks ago, I discovered that Texas is tearing out toll booths. Interestingly, many major cities are doing it via dynamic pricing (see USA Today story: Toll lanes create 'another option' to avoid traffic.) As you may recall, I posted a story ( When will associations move to “dynamic pricing?” Lesson from Black Friday ) about dynamic pricing and associations last month.

The Prime Effect: How Amazon Is Helping Retail Membership

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When Amazon increased the price of Prime last year, 53 percent said it didn’t affect their use of the service, and 24 percent said they weren’t even aware of the change. Meanwhile, the growth of Restoration Hardware’s program has buoyed the company’s stock price.

How Nonprofit Grocery Stores Are Filling the Gap

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In this way, we are able to keep prices affordable for all our customers,”says the nonprofit’s website. Our meals are priced to compete with fast food options, making it easier for families to eat healthier within their means.”.

Report: What Lies Ahead for Meetings in 2017

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The 2017 Meetings and Events Forecast notes that food and beverage prices are expected to rise globally due to a variety of factors, including attendee preferences. Promoters boast up to 40 percent savings, while critics suggest foot-for-foot equal pricing,” the report states.

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

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Sydney Bennet of Apartment List noted that large coastal cities like New York, Chicago, and San Francisco tend to price themselves out of the market, leading smaller markets to be a better bet.

We’re All In Sales Now

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Pink’s book will include new research and some of it will be shared at the upcoming ASAE Annual Meeting and Expo , August 14 th in Dallas when Pink presents during the Closing General Session. Let me repeat, we are all in sales now.

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Making Sure Your New Website Theme is Social-Friendly

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You get a ton of options for the price of just one theme. Jared Carrizales runs the team at Heroic Search in Tulsa and Dallas. You’ve launched your new web theme, and you need to make sure it’s going to convert visitors.

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Associations Size Up Harvey’s Economic Impact

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In comments to the Dallas News , Will Adams, vice president of legislative affairs for the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, said that “everything about this bill makes it harder for policyholders to hold insurance companies accountable.”

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So What’s Taking High-Speed Rail So Long?

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“68 trips a day” in Texas: The 239 miles separating Dallas and Houston could get a lot shorter by 2021. “It protects the nation from energy price spikes, and increases national security by reducing our dependence on foreign oil.”

CMI's Association Management Blog: Everybody Knows

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Thursday, May 6, 2010. Everybody Knows. Everybody knows the dice are loaded. Everbody rolls with their fingers crossed. Everybody knows the war is over. Everybody knows the good guys lost. Everybody know the fight was fixed, The poor stay poor, the rich get rich. Thats how it goes. Everybody knows.*. It makes for good music, but poor policy.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Get It in Writing

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Wednesday, October 20, 2010. Get It in Writing. Get it in writing.". It sounds so cold and mistrusting.

Hotel F&B Costs.Trust, but Verify and Watch Your Back

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Your meeting specs should, ideally, indicate an expected price range for each meal, so that hotels know whats expected of them.and to give them fair warning that youll expect their contracts to be adjusted accordingly. CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Wednesday, March 19, 2008. Hotel F&B Costs.Trust, but Verify and Watch Your Back.

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CMI's Association Management Blog: Dropping the Ball.on Your Foot

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, October 20, 2009. Dropping the Ball.on Your Foot. There are untold numbers of reasons I could give, but the core, truth-be-told, horribly embarrassing reason for my failure to post here lately is that I have allowed myself to believe my own lies. Ive been too busy." Client conferences took all my time." "I I needed more time to flesh out my ideas."

CMI's Association Management Blog: After the Election

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Friday, November 7, 2008. After the Election. The election of Senator Barack Obama as President-Elect of the United States will result in a massive amount of gnashing of teeth and tearing of hair in associations across the land. The same would have happened had Senator John McCain won the election.

SCD Group: Is Membership in Your Association Worth the Dues?

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“I just received my state and local bar membership dues invoice, and I’m staring at the $528 price tag wondering whether I ought to renew. every year for a seat at the table is worth the price of admission. Pages. About. Contact. Causeaholic. AMR Management Services.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Mission Critical

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, April 1, 2008. Mission Critical. Associations that do not pay attention to their mission statements risk losing the support that led to the drafting of those mission statements. Its important for an association to regularly remind its members about what the organizations mission is.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Imminent Danger

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Thursday, January 3, 2008. Imminent Danger. Organizations that do not take seriously the different preferences of their various constituencies are at risk of becoming irrelevant. When Netflix emerged in 1998, Blockbuster was the king of home video. There was no match, no comparison, no threat. But Netflix changed that.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Successful Associations.

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Wednesday, December 19, 2007. Successful Associations Require Staff Intensity. Thats right, successful associations require intensity. There must be intensity in the underlying purpose of the association and in its mission and vision and objectives. There must be intensity in its volunteer leadership.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Forecasts: Brave the Worst of.

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Wednesday, November 25, 2009. Forecasts: Brave the Worst of them and Work to Shape the Outcome.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Creativity in Volunteers and Staff

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Friday, August 28, 2009. Creativity in Volunteers and Staff. From time to time I encounter volunteers who really give association management professionals a run for their money, in terms of creativity and what they can get done with limited resources.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Association Meetings.

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Fuel prices are climbing sky-high, making it exceptionally expensive to travel, whether by plane, car, boat, or train. CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, April 8, 2008. Association Meetings: Dinosaurs? Weve heard it all before. The advent of video conferencing was going to be the downfall of association meetings. But it didnt happen.

CMI's Association Management Blog: The Power of Associations, for.

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Laws in the United States that work to prevent collusion, restraint of trade, price-fixing, and any number of other breaches of trust and good will by associations were not passed in anticipation of bad deeds. CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, March 4, 2008. The Power of Associations, for Good or Bad. At heart, Im an optimist.

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CMI's Association Management Blog: The Contemplative Sciences

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, May 12, 2009. The Contemplative Sciences. Association management is, in and of itself, an odd profession (if, indeed, it is a profession, which I question). When one is employed as a direct staff member of an association, one becomes engaged in a business in which financial profit takes a back seat to many other objectives.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Connections

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Thursday, April 9, 2009. Connections. I had lunch with a colleague recently, a woman who Ive known for several years. She has been active with one of our client associations and was president of that association a few years back.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Training for Performance

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, February 9, 2009. Training for Performance. Occasionally, I will use this blog to admit guilt. This is one of those occasions. And my admission today is this: I am guilty of saying one thing and doing quite another. I am a hypocrite, a dissembler, a sophist, a charlatan, a poser, an impostor and a phony. Alright, thats off my chest.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Dealing with the Recession

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, January 6, 2009. Dealing with the Recession. Every. The economy is tanking. Automobile manufacturers are on the verge of bankruptcy. Were looking at the prospect of at least a 1$ TRILLION stimulous package that could re-start the economy, but could leave our great, great, great grandchildren in debt until their dying days.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Lessons from an Economic.

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, October 20, 2008. Lessons from an Economic Crisis. It has been three weeks since the Dow sharply reminded us of the severity of the financial crisis in which the U.S. is embroiled. Unfortunately, we did not respond as a nation with the collective determination that this, too, shall pass and that, together, we will weather the storm.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Anger: It's No Way Out

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, March 2, 2010. Anger: Its No Way Out. The following post is published with permission. It originally appeared at The Buddha Diaries on March 1, 2010. I was moved by it and believe it holds a lesson for all of us.including association staff and volunteers.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Seizing Opportunities vs.

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Wednesday, August 6, 2008. Seizing Opportunities vs. Embracing Burdens. The difference between success and failure sometimes can be the simple difference between seizing an opportunity and embracing a burden.

Networking.Social and Otherwise.Associations Need to Catch On

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, July 8, 2008. Networking.Social and Otherwise.Associations Need to Catch On. Associations once had an almost ironclad lock on opportunities to meet and communicate with like-minded professionals or with business associates from ones industry.

CMI's Association Management Blog: A Socio-Political Economic Rant

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I find it simultaneously interesting and deeply depressing to hear both Democrats and Republicans try to blame one another for the rising prices of energy. No, they want the government to step in and cut prices, while punishing the bad energy giants. CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, July 22, 2008. A Socio-Political Economic Rant.

CMI's Association Management Blog: We're All Human, Don't You.

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Food prices are skyrocketing worldwide and food riots are taking place all over the globe. CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, April 29, 2008. Were All Human, Dont You Think? Recently, almost all of the financial news that has come across my desk, television, or computer screen has been bleak. The dollar is weak almost to the point of collapse. The U.S.

CMI's Association Management Blog: A Good Concept for all.

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Friday, February 22, 2008. A Good Concept for all Associations: Operating Surveys. Operating ratio surveys and reports tend to be considered only for trade associations. That makes sense, because Quick Ratio, Current Ratio, Average Debt Collection Period, Debt to Asset Ratio, and various liquidity ratios, etc.

Fiduciary Responsibilities of Members of Boards of Directors

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Thursday, February 14, 2008. Fiduciary Responsibilities of Members of Boards of Directors. Almost anyone who has been elected or appointed to an associations board of directors has been told that they have "fiduciary responsibilities" to the organization and its members.

CMI's Association Management Blog: The New Age of Association.

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Thursday, February 7, 2008. The New Age of Association Education. The era of talking heads is over, at least for a little while. Associations are beginning to understand that adults do not learn as quickly nor as well from listening to speeches, no matter how articulate or intelligent the speaker.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Small Associations Can.

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Sunday, January 27, 2008. Small Associations Can Perform "Big". Small associations often lament the fact that they do not have the resources to perform as well as their larger brethren.

CMI's Association Management Blog: Volunteer-Managed.

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CMI) is an association management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. gas prices. (1). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, January 7, 2008. Volunteer-Managed Associations: Avoiding Traps.