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A Happy New Year for meetings?

Aaron Wolowiec

Great architecture goes a long way, if you highlight it with lighting,” said Pam Madewell, of the MPI Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter , who runs an event management firm. It also means choosing the right location, i.e. a rooftop terrace for a younger crowd (read: less décor needed).

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Raising spirits: How a Texas community is engaging residents during COVID-19

Ungrated

Residents have donated money, food, snacks, and water to staff at hospitals and clinics in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, says Page Austin, Harvest’s lifestyle manager. It is the Dallas-Fort Worth area’s first “agrihood”—a growing trend of communities in the U.S. that offer a farm-to-table lifestyle.

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ASAE Joins Tourism, Business Groups to Oppose Texas “Religious Refusal” Bill

Associations Now

ASAE President and CEO John Graham, FASAE, CAE, joined leaders from Texas Welcomes All, Texas Competes, Visit Dallas, Visit Fort Worth, PCMA and others at a press conference in Austin to oppose SB 17 and SB 15, another bill pending in the Texas Legislature.

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Conference Circuit: Water Pros

Associations Now

The National Rural Water Association’s 2018 WaterPro Conference begins next week in Fort Worth, Texas. Venue: Fort Worth Convention Center. City: Fort Worth, Texas. Rundown Attendees: 1,500 plus. Vendors: 150. Continuing-education hours: 30. Attendance is expected to exceed 1,500.

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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. But that’s not the story over at PEN America , a literary organization with nearly 100 years of history.

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Making spirits bright: Communities planning big holiday events and activities this season

Ungrated

The 1,200-acre large-scale community under development in the Dallas-Fort Worth area planned a similar calendar last year. It has hosted most events outside where residents can socially distance.

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Groups Concerned Pending Texas Bill Could Weaken LGBTQ Protections

Associations Now

But six major Texas cities—Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Plano and San Antonio—have their own nondiscrimination protections in place. Unlike 21 other states and the District of Columbia, Texas employment discrimination laws don’t explicitly protect LGBTQ workers.

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