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.

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

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

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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.

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 Retail Group Helps Members Recover Unclaimed Valuables

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The Illinois Retail Merchants Association is working with the state’s treasurer to automate the process of recovering unclaimed valuables—a real perk for members who have a little cash unexpectedly hidden away.

Illinois Ruling Throws Wrench Into ‘Amazon Tax’ Dispute

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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.

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


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.

Conference Circuit: School Rules

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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

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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.

Lots of Changes - 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.

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.

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?

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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.

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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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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First Concussion Lawsuit Filed Against High School Athletic Association

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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.

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.

orgCommunity’s Solutions Day Honors Innovator in the Association Industry


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.

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.

FieldRise: Farmers Grow Information Sharing

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“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.

AI-Powered Hiring Practices Face Regulator Scrutiny

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Beyond EPIC’s complaint, HireVue’s technology has also drawn scrutiny at the state level, with Illinois about to enact a law that requires employers who use facial-recognition technology to inform job applicants and regulators how their systems work.

Why Play Benefits Attendees

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And the Illinois Digital Educators Alliance’s conference featured an “Escape the Conference” game and a Playful Learning Space, in addition to a tech playground that featured interactive drone flying and wearable tech. At work, play has been linked to greater productivity and more creativity.

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

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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.

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.

A Big Course From a Small Association

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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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An Active Approach to Board Diversity

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The disparity persists in spite of increased efforts to encourage companies to diversify their leadership ranks: The report notes that Illinois and California have passed legislation to promote inclusion, and multiple states have introduced similar bills.

Months Before 2020 Census Gets Underway, State Nonprofits Boost Campaigns

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For example, the Illinois Count Me In 2020 coalition raised direct concerns with the “hub and spoke” approach that the state is taking in disbursing money to promote the campaign. The decennial process of counting the U.S.

Social Media Roundup: If Astrophysicists Can’t Solve Airplane Boarding, Who Can?

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Astrophysicist Jason Steffen of the University of Illinois told the Associated Press he calculated the perfect plan , but admitted it probably wouldn’t work because it calls for boarding passengers in a precise order. Not at Annual?

Choose Non-Traditional Venues to Spark Creativity

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Head to the corner of Washington and Illinois streets and look up, and you’ll experience your first view of the Indianapolis Artsgarden, a seven-story tall glass and steel icon hoisted over the intersection.

New Coalition Kicks Off Push for NAFTA Replacement

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agricultural conglomerate Cargill, glass container manufacturer Owens-Illinois, financial services firm Citi, automaker Fiat Chrysler, package delivery giant UPS, and apparel-maker VF Corporation among the coalition’s cochairs.

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.

Integrate for Success: 3 Sweet Results of AMS Integrations

Higher Logic

The Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) used data from their AMS, netFORUM Pro, in their marketing automation platform to build targeted event campaigns to illustrate benefits for membership types, each with their different needs.

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.

When Love Hurts: AARP Cracks Down on Romance Scams

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“The sites don’t yet do enough to protect their members from known scammers,” AARP Illinois Communications Manager Gerardo Cárdenas said in a statement.

MOOC as Promotion: Brewers Association Launches Beer Course

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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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FTC Seeks to Stop Tradeshow Directory Scam

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Postal Inspection Service, the Attorney General’s Offices of California and Illinois, the Better Business Bureaus serving Central Ohio, Metropolitan New York, and Chicago and Northern Illinois, and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

New Office Space Allows For Growth and Collaboration

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Last week, the Emergency Nurses Association moved into its newly designed headquarters in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois. “In

Engage volunteers, take a page from the magazine

Aaron Wolowiec

Similar publications are offered in California, Colorado, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Texas, as well as two regional publications (i.e., “Busy.”. I suspect this is the four-letter word you last used in response to the question, “How are you?”