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. Larry Alexander, president of the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau. So it’s encouraging to hear the excitement about Detroit’s “comeback city campaign.”

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. 8-11 at Detroit’s Cobo Center.

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.

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. Detroit served as the icebreaker and Matt Chung was our official tour guide.

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.

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.

Detroit Metro CVB: Bankruptcy Won’t Affect Conferences

Associations Now

$ 12B The amount of private-sector investment that Detroit Chamber of Commerce CEO Sandy Baruah says has been infused into the city’s economy in the past five years, creating 12,000 new jobs. In 2015, ASAE will hold its Annual Meeting & Exposition in Detroit.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Check Out AssociationSuccess.org

Jamie Notter

I'm just back from the ASAE Annual meeting in Detroit. It's my 12th consecutive annual meeting. Over the years most of my clients have been associations, so this is obviously the place to be for me every year, though my participation at the meeting has certainly morphed since 2004.

Vote for us for best meeting planning company!

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.

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.

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.

Women’s March Organizers Plan a Follow-Up Convention

Associations Now

Months after the Women s March became one of the largest activist events in American history, the organizers are hoping to leverage that momentum with a conference in Detroit. and the world the same day—is launching its own conference, to be held in Detroit in October.

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.

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. If you’re in Detroit for ASAE please take a minute and stop by the YM booth (#539) for a visit.

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.

#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.

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.

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.

Reinvent What You Do, Not Who You Are

Association Subculture

And now, Detroit. Our beloved Detroit is in danger of losing its soul. I have no idea what I am supposed to do.I only know what I can do. Captain Kirk, Star Trek Into Darkness. Yes, I am an unabashed fan-girl and so excited over this movie I can barely stand it.

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. 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.

New report: Association marketing has a ways to go

Aaron Wolowiec

The State of Association Marketing ,” unveiled this week during ASAE’s annual conference in Detroit, summarizes the marketing efforts of 373 survey respondents, mostly comprising membership associations. Marketing is much more difficult than most people think.

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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. What’s the benefit?

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.

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.

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. 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.

NBA Players, Nonprofit Encourage Healthy Eating in Flint

Associations Now

Our team in Detroit and NBA players throughout the league have really been stepping up to support Flint, and this is another program that will make a big difference.”.

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.

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The new association “normal”

Aaron Wolowiec

AA: You referenced ASAE’s hybrid membership model in your opening remarks at ASAE’s annual convention in Detroit. John Graham, president of ASAE. This month’s guest blog post is an interview with John Graham, ASAE president. Association Adviser conducted the interview and posted it on Aug.

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.

It’s an emergency! So now what?

Aaron Wolowiec

So important it was the topic of Destination Michigan’s Michigan Meetings Expo 2014 , which was held on May 8 at the MotorCity Casino and Hotel in Detroit. Imagine: Your conference is thriving. Rooms are packed and vendors are happy. Things are going swimmingly well and then it happens.

Manufacturers Group Perfects Stump Speech During Weeklong Tour

Associations Now

Stops included Austin, Texas; New York City; Detroit; Columbus, Ohio; Pittsburgh; and Madison, Wisconsin, all of which have major manufacturing interests.

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.

13 Hidden Conference Gems

Associations Now

In the latest issue of Associations Now , we looked at three cities that are surprisingly robust meeting venues : Pittsburgh, Reno, and Detroit. Tired of the cities where you’ve hosted conferences so often?