Illinois Pork Producers Boost Support of Animal Feed Innovation

Associations Now

The Illinois Pork Producers Association is helping to fund a new animal feed research facility at the University of Illinois, expanding a decades-long relationship between the school and association.

Why Illinois Corn Growers Are Working With NASA

Associations Now

NASA will be supplying the data for an effort launched by the Illinois Corn Growers Association that aims to improve farm management throughout the Midwest. The Illinois Corn Growers Association has a new collaboration in the works—and it has a NASA pedigree.

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Manufacturers Group Hosts Contest To Find “Coolest Thing” Made in Illinois

Associations Now

It’s down to the final four, with flavored peanuts, a mining truck, a functional hand, and hair clippers all vying to be “ The Coolest Thing Made in Illinois. ”. Taking a cue from the bracket traditionally used for the March Madness basketball tournament, he Illinois Manufacturers’ Association launched its first “Makers Madness” contest as a way to raise awareness of the state’s robust products industry. What is the Coolest Thing Made in Illinois.

Illinois Hospitality Groups: Restore “Choose Chicago” Funding

Associations Now

Three Illinois associations spent $50,000 on an ad campaign asking state lawmakers to restore funding for Choose Chicago, which is being affected by a budget stalemate. The post Illinois Hospitality Groups: Restore “Choose Chicago” Funding appeared first on Associations Now

New Illinois Domestic Violence Law Leans On Hairstylists’ Unique Role

Associations Now

Taking effect next year, an Illinois law mandates that hairstylists receive education on how to handle instances of suspected domestic violence. Now, a new state law in Illinois could help hairstylists act on signs that something might be seriously wrong.

Illinois Solar Group Opens Industry’s Doors to Public With Statewide Tour

Associations Now

The Illinois Solar Energy Association has open houses taking place throughout the state later this month to highlight solar energy’s use in both homes and businesses to the public. More than 75 Illinois cities will take part in the event—including Chicago, Aurora, and Rockford.

Illinois Ruling Throws Wrench Into ‘Amazon Tax’ Dispute

Associations Now

Illinois’ highest court has struck down a state law intended to allow sales tax on e-commerce—the exact opposite of a New York state court’s decision on a similar law earlier this year. The reaction: PMA says the 2011 Illinois law devastated the industry in the state.

Executive Connections: SLA's Illinois Chapter Invests in Members

Executive Connections

SLA’s Illinois Chapter Invests in Members. I cannot tell you how delighted I was to learn that the 2010 SLA Illinois Board of Directors has decided to offer up to 20 Early Bird registrations to the SLA 2010 Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO to its members —on top of two student stipends of $1,000 each! Congratulations, SLA Illinois!  Listed below are links to weblogs that reference SLA’s Illinois Chapter Invests in Members : Comments. Executive Connections.

Online Community Case Study: Illinois Park and Recreation Association's IPRA Online

SocialFish

One of my case studies is the Illinois Parks and Recreation Association, and I recently got a heads up from Dean Comber, Director of Operations at IPRA, with a press release on their new online community which they launched at the end of September. Here's a teaser for you. I've been conducting some interviews for case studies of associations using social media, which will appear as part of the Association Social Technologies Survey , which is coming out very soon.

A Busy Start to 2012

Moving through the Association World

Another organization I am very excited about is the Northern Illinois University Varsity Club. MASAE NIU Staffing Volunteers Work Associations Joseph Sapp Northern Illinois University Toastmasters volunteeringAfter a month it is beginning to look like 2012 is going to be extremely busy for me. The start of the year was also the start of my first time leading an organization as the lead staff person.

Chapters Impacting the 2020 Census

Mariner Management

The Alabama, Illinois and Texas Chapters of American Academy of Pediatrics are among those taking action. The 2020 Census has been in the news for many reasons. Many are talking about. And some are taking that talk to action.

Why a Tech Association Merged With a Tech Incubator

Associations Now

The Illinois Technology Association will join forces with 1871, a Chicago-area tech incubator that focuses on small companies. The Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center, a nonprofit best known for running the technology accelerator 1871, recently acquired the Illinois Technology Association.

Your Four Most Asked Questions Answered

Moery Company

I recently had a great conversation with our friends in the state of Illinois, they had 500 to 1000 people on their educational webinar.

Learn with iMIS and TopClass LMS at the 2018 NiUG Greater Chicago Conference

WBT Systems

WBT Systems is delighted to be an official strategic partner of the 2018 NiUG Greater Chicago Conference , hosted by NiUG International , April 4-6, in Rosemont, Illinois.

Conference Circuit: School Rules

Associations Now

The 2015 Joint Annual Conference of the Illinois Association of School Boards, Illinois Association of School Administrators, and Illinois Association of School Business Officials is happening in Chicago this week. Rundown Attendees: 9,000. Panels: 100 plus. General Sessions: 3.

The Associations That Stand Behind the Flag

Associations Now

flag a high level of notice and respect: IMA President and CEO Mark Denzler continued the “Manufacturing Matters Illinois” tour this afternoon with a stop at member company @FlagSourceJCS – which has been busy producing American Flags ahead of the July 4th holiday.

The Pandemic’s Effect on Association Membership, Events, and Leadership – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 227

Moery Company

I recently had a great conversation with our friends in the state of Illinois, they had 500 to 1000 people on their educational webinar. I recently had a great conversation with our friends in the state of Illinois, they had 500 to 1000 people on their educational webinar.

Just Because You Can

Smooth The Path

I have noticed this behavior in rural Illinois and in bustling New York City. Before the days of EZ Pass, a motorist in front of me paid for my toll. A similar thing happened at a Starbucks drive-through. Strangers have handed me coupons in stores.

AARP Opens Tech Lab to Foster Innovation

Associations Now

AARP has teamed up with the University of Illinois to open a lab to develop new technologies to improve quality of life for the 50-plus population.

Could “Safe Phone Zones” Help Stop Distracted Driving?

Associations Now

The Governors Highway Safety Association has given a thumbs-up to plans by Illinois and other states to create designated zones for drivers to use their cellphones. Illinois isn’t the first state to try phone zones.

Lots of Changes - BlogClump

BlogClump

But, I traveled last weekend to see my beloved Wolverines get crushed by Illinois. skip to main | skip to sidebar. BlogClump - Blogging About Associations From a Gen Xer. A Gen Xer giving his thoughts and opinions on the Association world. Friday, October 10, 2008. Lots of Changes. I am so sorry I havent blogged in a while. 9 days between posts is a lot for me. Then this week I was out for 3 days for my final InfoComm trip which was to St. Louis and Nashville.

Study: Telecommuters May Work Harder to Prove They’re Not Gaming the System

Associations Now

A new study form the University of Illinois found that people who work remotely are likely to show more dedication to their organizations and coworkers to prove they are working just as hard as they would in the office. If you think all telecommuters are slacking off, think again.

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Digitization Is Not Digital Transformation

Delcor

I was recently reminded of this need for innovation when I watched an interview with Arshad Saiyed , the Executive Director of Online Programs for the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign's Gies School of Business.

Lincoln’s Tomb, Facing Tough Times, Buoyed by Association

Associations Now

The resting place of Abraham Lincoln, located in Illinois, may be the victim of budget cuts in coming years, but a volunteer association that helps manage the facility could help remove some of the burden. Illinois Gov.

Association Supply Chain Advocacy

Potomac Core

Recently, the Soft Drink Industry faced an onslaught of proposed Soda Taxes in Santa Fe , New Mexico and in Cook County , Illinois. Association Supply Chain Advocacy can be a game changer for members.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.24.19

Reid All About it

The Illinois Principals Association (IPA) faced several years of declining attendance at their annual conference and wanted to involve their 21 chapters in remedying that. Presenter: Drew Thomason, Director of Marketing & Communication, Illinois Principals Association.

The 3 Best Data Points to Grab from Your AMS for Marketing Automation Campaigns

Higher Logic

The Illinois Association of School Business Officials used this tactic to speak to different segments of its audience based on membership type, such as vendors, administrators, or facility groups, and had impressive results.

Give Members the Gift of In-Person Conversation

Associations Now

That might seem like a heavy lift, but Debbie Trueblood, MS, CAE, executive director of the Illinois Park and Recreation Association, says it can be done if you set a goal and work to meet with members throughout the year.

First Concussion Lawsuit Filed Against High School Athletic Association

Associations Now

Last week, the Illinois High School Association became the first defendant, but he promises more suits are coming. The Illinois lawsuit—the first of its kind against a high school athletic association—will likely be the first of many, Siprut said.

Renting Your Seat at the Leadership Table

Idea Architects

1980-81 Executive Board, Illinois Association of Student Councils As a senior in high school, I have the tremendous honor of serving as the state president for the Illinois Association of Student Councils.

FieldRise: Farmers Grow Information Sharing

Associations Now

“We’re seeing increasing need for farmers to know where they stand and to get new ideas to continue improvements,” Illinois Soybean Association Director Ron Moore said on the FieldRise website.

A Big Course From a Small Association

Associations Now

Since 2012 Grimes has been the executive director of the Illinois HomeCare and Hospice Council. Grimes also has the assistant of Ray Schroeder, a leading MOOC expert at the University of Illinois Springfield.

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Creating Mentorship Programs to Drive Engagement

Associations Now

At an #ASAE16 session, the executive director of the Illinois Park and Recreation Association discussed its mentoring program and how other associations can build their own successful, sustainable programs to serve members.

orgCommunity’s Solutions Day Honors Innovator in the Association Industry

.orgCommunity

Association professionals from across the country gathered at the American Society of Anesthesiologists in Schaumburg, Illinois for the 4 th annual.orgCommunity Solutions Day. For Immediate Release. Contact: Emily Hendershot, Managing Director. 810.610.1512. emily@orgcommunity.com.orgCommunity’s Solutions Day Honors Innovator in the Association Industry. Schaumburg, IL. September 19, 2019.

How a Foundation Raised More than $1 Million in Its First 18 Months

Associations Now

Greenblatt was a high school theater student in Illinois,” Combs said, noting that Greenblatt thought that experience was pivotal in helping him learn important life skills. The Educational Theatre Foundation hit the ground running, assembling a board and racking up big donations early on.

Aging Members Will Stick Around (& Keep Learning) Longer Than You Think

WBT Systems

Jay Olshansky, a professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Every day, 10,000 Americans turn 65. Many associations operate with the assumption that they’ll lose these aging members to retirement. But don’t jump to that conclusion—older members may not be going anywhere anytime soon. According to a Merrill Lynch/Age Wave study, nearly 50 percent of retirees want to continue working in retirement.

Advocacy Should be a Top Priority for Any Entity – Here’s Why

Association Adviser

Heather holds a political science undergraduate degree in public administration, cum laude; and a master’s degree in American Government and Public Law from Northern Illinois University.

6 Quick Website Tweaks that Make a Big Impact

Higher Logic

The image of a smiling man increased conversions by 47% in Illinois, but decreased them 42% in Indiana. If you watch budget design shows on TV, you know that one of the designers’ favorite tricks is paint. It’s cheap, fast, and gives a whole new look to furniture and walls.

MOOC as Promotion: Brewers Association Launches Beer Course

Associations Now

Another association, the Illinois HomeCare and Hospice Council, has found success with a similar strategy.). In an effort to draw attention to beer’s culinary role, the Brewers Association announced a five-day course on how to best pair the popular beverage with food.

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How Moose Became King of the Forest: 5 Tips for Recruiting

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