I Heart Detroit

Association Advocacy Chick

years as a DELPer: Detroit. The Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau supports ASAE’s Diversity Executive Leadership Program. Every summer, we travel to Detroit for a weekend filled with learning and fun. Now, you’re probably saying to yourself, “Detroit?” Yes, Detroit has its challenges. When I see Detroit, I see progress. What I saw in DC is what’s happening now in Detroit.

Detroit: Not the ‘black eye’ of America

Aaron Wolowiec

Since last week’s blog post, the latest story about Detroit’s bankruptcy seems to be the city’s problem with stray dogs. I’m not sure this is news, but as Larry Alexander, president of the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau , told me last week, media watch the city with careful eyes since it’s the automobile capital of the world. Larry Alexander, president of the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau. But this isn’t the first time Detroit has come back.


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How Detroit Got Its Groove Back

Associations Now

The city’s convention and visitors bureau announced hotel and convention bookings are up significantly for the next two years—the result of a hard-fought effort to elevate Detroit’s image. We had to work extremely hard to convince customers that Detroit is operating and is suitable for major conventions. Detroit may be dealing with bankruptcy , but you wouldn’t know it by looking at its convention and hotel room bookings for the next couple of years.

Tuesday Buzz: Getting Ready for Detroit

Associations Now

Some of the most informative guides you can find ahead of the 2015 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition, taking place in Detroit this weekend. You may have heard that the 2015 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition is taking over Detroit this weekend. And MemberSuite has great advice on getting more out of the expo-hall hours at Detroit’s Cobo Center. The old Detroit Free Press building got its plywooded windows covered today w/graphics.

JPMorgan Chase Gives Major Boost to Detroit Nonprofits

Associations Now

Meet In Motor City The association community will get a glimpse of just how far Detroit has come in the last few years when members of the industry gather for ASAE’s 2015 Annual Meeting and Exposition, taking place August 8 to11. ASAE’s Annual Meeting and Exposition in Detroit will give the city a great platform to tell its comeback story and position Detroit as an ideal location for association meetings,” said ASAE President and CEO John H.

Knight Foundation Boosts Funding for Local Journalism in Detroit Area

Associations Now

The foundation, through its investments in the Detroit Journalism Cooperative and the Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund, will commit $1.8 Detroit is still on the comeback trail—and that includes its media outlets, too. For example, the city’s two daily newspapers, The Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press , cut home delivery to just three days per week in 2009, though both are still available on newsstands daily in an abbreviated form.

Conference Circuit: Meeting of the Minds Heads to Detroit

Associations Now

The rate at which people and businesses abandoned Detroit over the last half-century is well documented. Although the city filed the nation’s largest municipal bankruptcy case last year, its political and business leaders say Detroit is on the cusp of significant renewal. Representatives of local groups, including Detroit Dirt and the Detroit Economic Growth Corp.,

Motown magic continues to attract business

Aaron Wolowiec

Detroit’s Cobo Center. I’m sure I can speak for my fellow Michiganders: We’ve watched with heartbreak as Detroit, once the most prosperous city in the country, has struggled to financially support its declining population. A recent Detroit Free Press column by Tom Walsh piqued my interest for this blog. He wrote about Detroit’s new “comeback city” advertising campaign, geared toward convention and event planners. 8-11 at Detroit’s Cobo Center.

With New Name, Detroit Sports Media Group Makes a Pitch for New Members

Associations Now

Long the home for TV and radio journalists, the Motor City group now welcomes sports journalists across media and will boost initiatives to support emerging professionals aspiring to cover Detroit’s sports scene. The Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association, which for nearly seven decades has exclusively served TV and radio journalists, has changed its name and expanded its mission.

Connected in every way imaginable

Aaron Wolowiec

I swam in the hallways of the Detroit Convention Center looking for the correct bus back to one of the many host hotels while trying to network, build business leads and learn about association trends. I had always wanted to visit the Detroit Institute of Art, so I signed up, prepared to relax, exhale and maybe connect with a few people. Detroit served as the icebreaker and Matt Chung was our official tour guide. Jessica Pettitt.

ASAE’s Closing Luncheon Looks to the Future

Association Adviser

Are you looking forward to 2015 in Detroit? Events ASAE Annual Meeting association change Detroit Noreena Hertz Susan NeelyWhat did you think about the closing luncheon? The post ASAE’s Closing Luncheon Looks to the Future appeared first on Association Adviser - Best. For more about this topic, click on the headline.

Leveraging strategy to amplify education initiatives

Aaron Wolowiec

Aerial of downtown Detroit Riverfront Photo Credit: Vito Palmissano. Hosted by the Greektown Casino-Hotel in Detroit, the theme is “What’s Working?” Despite bad press, Detroit offers countless examples of what’s working. Likewise, Detroit is not the ‘black eye’ of America and Motown magic continues to attract business. I recently had the good fortune to tour several Detroit sites with her as a committee chair for the aforementioned event.

ASAE15: We do we GO from here?

Association Advocacy Chick

It was our first annual meeting in Detroit. Uncategorized ASAE ASAE Annual ASAE Annual Meeting asae15 delp DetroitASAE 15 was a different experience for me than in years past. It was my first annual as an Executive Director. I missed the annual DELP reunion so it was my only opportunity to see most of my DELP family. I could focus on the good, the bad and the unusual, but I’ve decided to go with what’s next.

What’s in store for 2014?

Aaron Wolowiec

Everyone’s hot to visit Detroit; Grand Rapids is topping national lists of places to live; and Traverse City keeps crushing it as a vacation destination, somehow figuring out how to lead about every trend – from craft brew making to farm-to-table cuisine – that comes down the pike. Associations Innovation Meetings 2014 Alexa Stanard Detroit event planners events Grand Rapids green Michigan Michigan Meetings + Events technology Traverse City venues

Welcome DELP newbies

Association Advocacy Chick

Afterwards, your class will travel to Detroit to meet your fellow DELPers for our annual reunion. Uncategorized ASAE associations delp Detroit Professional Development Congratulations to the DELP class of 2014-2016! Soon you will meet in DC to receive a formal orientation on all things DELP and ASAE. There will be some laughs, some happy tears, some learning and a lot of fun! Before we get there, let me share a few words of wisdom with you. DELP is what you make it.

Creating a Sustainable Organization

SCD Group

Here are the highlights of the USA Today story: The Detroit Red Wings and the San Antonio Spurs play different sports in different leagues on different surfaces in different states, but make no mistake: They''re the same team. Detroit Red Wings association leaders SCD Group USA Today San Antonio Spurs Forbes Group St.

Collaborate LARP at #ASAE15

Spark Consulting

In just under two weeks, at the 2015 ASAE Annual Meeting in Detroit, I’ll be facilitating a session called “ Request and Re-gift.” If you’ll be in Detroit for ASAE, I hope to see you in room 320 of the Coho Center, Monday, August 10 at 9 am. Many association executives are familiar with ASAE’s online member community, Collaborate.

Top Auto Groups Combine in Major Industry Merger

Associations Now

Previously, AAM members included the “big three” Detroit carmakers and several major foreign ones, and Global Automakers represented the U.S. The new alliance is building on a past collaboration, the Detroit Free Press noted.

Motor City, ASAE 2015 and a Remarkable Year at YM

YourMembership Blog

I am excited about making my way to Detroit, except for the 4:00 AM wakeup call to make my flight – reminds me too much of my days as a kid delivering newspapers. And to get things hopping in Detroit, we are announcing a new strategic partnership with Informz , a leading provider of email marketing and marketing automation for the association market. If you’re in Detroit for ASAE please take a minute and stop by the YM booth (#539) for a visit.

Check Out AssociationSuccess.org

Jamie Notter

I'm just back from the ASAE Annual meeting in Detroit. I shared on AssociationSuccess.org an interesting resource that Joe Gerstandt shared during his session on diversity in Detroit, and the next day the engine suggested to me an equally interesting TED talk about a black journalist studying and living in what he called "Whitopian" communities in the U.S. It's my 12th consecutive annual meeting.

News Quiz: What Happened at ASAE’s Annual Meeting & Exposition?

Associations Now

In this edition: A few questions about the 2015 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Detroit this week, an Expedia and Orbitz merger has one association concerned, and a group of thespians is worried about forthcoming rules from the FCC. Welcome to the weekly news quiz, where we test your nose for association news.

Insects for Dinner? New Trade Group Hopes to Make the Case

Associations Now

The group, launched at an event in Detroit, highlights the fact that some startups see the Motor City as ripe for edible-bug manufacturing. This weekend, the North American Edible Insects Coalition (NAEIC) is holding its first-ever meeting as part of the Eating Insects Detroit conference, taking place at Wayne State University.

3 Reasons Why the Big Red “M” is Sponsoring an IndyCar - Moery Company

Moery Company

Big example: We’ll be traveling to Detroit, Michigan; Fort Worth, Texas; Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, and Lexington, Ohio for a scheduled IndyCar race. Since announcing our IndyCar sponsorship two weeks ago, we’ve been getting unprecedented activity on social, and record hits on our website over the news. If you haven’t heard, we’re sponsoring Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan as an official partner of the No.

My weekend in the “D” – an open letter to my DELPers

Association Advocacy Chick

Dear DELPers, This past weekend, we came together in the Detroit area for a special purpose. Sponsored by the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau, it was an opportunity for alumni to reconnect and haze meet the new class of DELP scholars who we affectionately call the newbies. Sure, I could run down the activities we participated in from the visit to the Arab-American Museum to taking in a Detroit Tigers game, but that would be boring.

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Aaron Wolowiec

Best Convention and Visitors Bureau – Detroit Metro CVB. Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space (more than 200 guest rooms) – The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit. Best Meeting/Event Venue in Detroit Metro Area – Cobo Center. Best Meeting/Event Venue outside Detroit Metro Area – Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. As you probably gathered from our recap of 2015 , it’s been a pretty awesome year for Event Garde! And it shows.

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Conference Circuit: Lots of History

Associations Now

The American Association for State and Local History’s 2016 joint annual meeting with the Michigan Museums Association begins next week in Detroit. City: Detroit. Following a day of workshops on Wednesday, the 2016 AASLH/MMA Annual Meeting kicks off with its evening event, “Distinctly Detroit: A Night at the Detroit Historical Museum.” Rundown Attendees: 1,000. Sessions: 75. Exhibitors: 60.

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

Associations Now

At the ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Detroit Sunday, opening general session speaker Josh Linkner explained to association leaders the five “obsessions” of innovative thinkers and showed them how they can be adopted back at the office. The way Josh Linkner sees it, Detroit is the perfect setting for a gathering of association executives who want to embrace innovation.

ASAE Annual Exhibitors Miss Another Opportunity

Reid All About it

So why are you telling someone who didn’t come to your booth: “Thanks so much for stopping by our booth at ASAE in Detroit. Yesterday, one of my friends started a conversation on Facebook about all the post-show emails sent by ASAE Annual exhibitors. We’re not receiving nearly the deluge of emails that go out before the show, but, once again, many of these emails are missing the mark. Segment your list. You scanned badges.

#asae14 is over. Now what?

Association Advocacy Chick

Or maybe the choir that performed during the closing session got you pumped for Detroit. To recap #asae14, some sessions were great; Others not so much. People had particular feelings about the opening and closing sessions. Nashville pulled out all the stops to welcome attendees. We all had fun at parties, yadda, yadda, yadda. But it’s all over now. The sessions. The networking. The receptions. So now what? Do we go back to work as if nothing happened? Obviously not.

Twelve Association Scholars Named to ASAE’s 2022-2024 DELP 2.0 Class


ASAE thanks the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau for its ongoing support of the DELP program for more than 20 years. June 14, 2022. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Twelve Association Scholars Named to ASAE’s 2022-2024 DELP 2.0 Class.

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Best Benefit Ever: A Chance to Root for Your Home Team

Associations Now

Michigan social workers get an off-hours perk: discounted tickets to Detroit Pistons games for the upcoming season. Members of the Michigan chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) can now enjoy the NBA hype courtside with discounted tickets to five Detroit Pistons games this year, including matchups against expected postseason contenders such as the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards.

To the new DELP Scholars

Association Advocacy Chick

Good luck with your orientation and I look forward to meeting you in Detroit. Congratulations on your selection to the 2013-2015 Diversity Executive Leadership Program! Consider yourself among the very fortunate to have this opportunity. This program is competitive. Very competitive. For many of you, this was your second, third or even fourth application. And you finally got in. If you think the hard part is over, think again.

Trainer’s Notebook: Making Accommodations In Workshops

Beth Kanter

Last week I facilitated a workshop in Detroit hosed by Co-Act , a nonprofit collaboration space in Detroit. In my workshop in Detroit, I had several people with physical disabilities. Last week I facilitated a workshop in Detroit hosed by Co-Act, a nonprofit collaboration space in Detroit. The workshop was focused on personal resilience and self-care based on my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit and was part of series of workshops on resilience.

Starting Chapters? In 2019?

Mariner Management

They launched new chapters in six focus regions: Austin, Birmingham, Detroit, Piedmont North Carolina, Tulsa, and Dallas/Fort Worth. According to the 2019 Chapter Benchmarking Study , the trend looks more like it’s about closing chapters.

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Fix MI State Campaign Takes Aim at Infrastructure Issues

Associations Now

Over the past seven months, the association, which represents more than 600 companies in the construction industry, has built up a massive public awareness initiative set to consume up to 20 percent of its annual budget, according to an article in Crain’s Detroit Business. An initiative from the Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association draws much-needed attention to the state’s aging and failing systems.

NBA Players, Nonprofit Encourage Healthy Eating in Flint

Associations Now

The National Basketball Players Association and the FlintNOW Foundation, a nonprofit founded by Detroit Pistons Owner Tom Gores, partnered with the Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital on their Pediatric Public Health Initiative to distribute 8,000 “nutrition backpacks” to elementary school children at Flint public schools on June 6. If the backpack program is successful, the organization would consider repeating it in the fall, according to Crain’s Detroit Business.

Clown Group Looks to Change Public Perception on Clowning

Associations Now

Later, Christensen told the Detroit Free Press that clowns “are professional performers who visit children in hospital wards … they go to senior homes and they perform for veterans. A number of our members aren’t sure what to do,” Christensen told the Detroit Free Press. In light of the creepy clown hysteria, the World Clown Association is speaking out and hoping to clear the good name of clowns everywhere. It’s also equipping its members on how to stay safe and acclimate.

Wednesday Buzz: The Outdated-Browser Blues

Associations Now

Also: a sneak peek at what #ASAE15 attendees should expect from Detroit. ” During the Closing General Session on Tuesday at the ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition , Nashville attendees got their first taste of the 2015 conference in Detroit with decorative food sourced from the Mitten. But it was nothing compared to the emotional thrill ride that the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau provided with its launch video for the conference (shown above).

How One Expo Drives Student Interest With a Design Contest

Associations Now

Detroit’s North American International Auto Show has held a poster design contest targeted at high schoolers for decades. Winners can receive as much as $1,000, will have their artwork printed in the official program for the expo, and will see their posters displayed throughout the event at Detroit’s Cobo Center. The contest gives student designers a chance to have their artwork displayed at a major event—along with the opportunity to win some prize money.

Prep Work: Getting Ready for a Conference

Associations Now

It’s hard for me to believe that in a week I’ll be headed to Detroit for ASAE’s 2015 Annual Meeting & Exposition. She also recommended a map of Detroit, so you can explore when you have downtime. Oh, one other thing I’ll try to do before heading to Detroit is get a little more sleep this weekend. Attending a large conference requires some preparation—whether packing, list-making, or picking out sessions to attend and people to meet.