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. As it launches an expanded partnership with a major university, the Illinois Pork Producers Association is hoping to uncover new innovations in animal feed. We are confident that our contribution will benefit the pork industry in Illinois and beyond,” Janssen said in the release.

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.

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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. For five months and counting, the state of Illinois has not had a 2016 budget, largely due to political tension between the state’s Republican Governor Bruce Rauner and Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan.

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. The post Why Illinois Corn Growers Are Working With NASA 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. The law, signed in August by Illinois Gov. The post New Illinois Domestic Violence Law Leans On Hairstylists’ Unique Role appeared first on Associations Now

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. That’s the strategy the Illinois Solar Energy Association is using with its latest campaign, which aims to highlight the power of solar throughout the state. More than 75 Illinois cities will take part in the event—including Chicago, Aurora, and Rockford.

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.

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. An Illinois court decision late last week added a new twist to the saga over states levying a so-called “Amazon tax” on online purchases—making it more likely that the Supreme Court could be dealing with the issue soon.

Condominium must allow census worker to enter building (IL)

All the Blogs

Does our association need to admit census workers to the property? Read the article………………………………… Illinois Condo & HOA News National Condo & HOA NewsQ: A census worker contacted our condominium association in connection with the 2020 federal census. The census worker asked to be admitted into the condominium building, to which the entry doors are locked.

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.

Chapters Impacting the 2020 Census

Mariner Management

The Alabama, Illinois and Texas Chapters of American Academy of Pediatrics are among those taking action. Illinois Chapter launched a multipronged effort to a campaign to encourage pediatricians throughout the state to write op-eds to newspapers and will provide talking points, census data and technical assistance. 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. Current Illinois governor and former venture capitalist J.B. Together, the groups say, they create a full package to support the state’s tech sector.

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. Nearly 9,000 Illinois public school leaders, including local school board members and superintendents, will be in Chicago this weekend to participate in and prepare to advance public education in their communities, state, and nation.

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. I’m very excited about the opportunity to share with you the conversations I’m having with association industry leaders during this pandemic and cover some of the topics, issues, and questions I’m getting from our clients and share them directly to you. Should I be doing our membership renewals now?”.

A vote for technology: How electronic voting can facilitate community association elections


Illinois dictates that once a condominium adopts electronic voting in its rules and regulations, proxy voting is no longer allowed for board elections. Contributed by Denise Lash, Esq.

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.

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. This week, the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association took members to visit FlagSource/J.C. a flag manufacturer in the Illinois town of Batavia.

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. That appears to be the strategy that the state of Illinois is taking as it adds six “ Safe Phone Zones ” to the Illinois Tollway in the coming weeks. Illinois isn’t the first state to try phone zones.

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. To drive innovation in technologies that can benefit people as they age, AARP and the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) have joined forces. They held a grand opening of their joint innovation venture, the Tech Nest, last week at the university’s Research Park, a tech hub where many other organizations and corporations reside.

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. Once someone gave my family a free movie ticket. We have come home to find garden vegetables on our doorstep. In Switzerland, a very nice lady walked me across town to help me find my destination.

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. On this week’s episode JP answers your most asked questions about membership renewals, events, and leading during a pandemic. Hello and welcome to JP Moery’s Association Hustle Podcast.

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. Analyzing data from more 300 employees at various organizations, researchers at the University of Illinois found that telecommuters actually work harder to contribute to their organizations and help coworkers.

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. An AMS is a treasure trove of valuable data, so we often think: why not grab everything we can for our marketing campaigns? But with an endless amount of information right at our fingertips, it can be tough to separate the grain from the chaff.

Help Your Speakers Embrace Diversity and Inclusion

Idea Architects

Guidance and Orientation LeadingAge Illinois , like some associations, includes a brief statement in their speaker guidelines “to sensitize speakers to the potential diversity in the audience.” The latter echoes encouragement from the LeadingAge Illinois statement to “make no assumptions about those in the group other than a common interest in the content area delineated in the printed meeting materials.”

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. With this week marking the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, the Lincoln Monument Association (LMA) is putting attention on a dire funding situation for historical projects in Illinois—one that endangers Lincoln’s tomb, which the association promotes.

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. By uniting the Supply Chain through Associations members can better influence the destiny of their company and their Industry in ways they could not do on their own.

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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 weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Billhighway asks, “ Do your chapter awards spark joy? ”

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.14.20

Reid All About it

Professional Development Coordinator, Illinois Association of School Business Officials. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… #ASAE20. I took three days off this week to dedicate my time to ASAE’s Virtual Annual Meeting aka #asae20.

Digitization Is Not Digital Transformation


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. Similar to what the University of Illinois did with its MBA program, associations will need to transform their offerings for a hyper-competitive and rapidly changing digital landscape.

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. Last week, one of Siprut’s clients, former Notre Dame College Prep quarterback Daniel Bukal, sued the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) for not doing enough to protect him and other players from the risks of concussion. The Illinois lawsuit—the first of its kind against a high school athletic association—will likely be the first of many, Siprut said.

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. Over the past year, Trueblood repeatedly packed her suitcase and drove around Illinois in a “conversation tour” to celebrate IPRA’s 75th anniversary.

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. One of the best lessons my mentors taught me is that you don't own your seat at the leadership table no matter how talented, knowledgeable, or caring you might be. Part of leadership success is knowing when to exit and create space for the enthusiastic contributions of others.

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.’s Solutions Day Honors Innovator in the Association Industry. Schaumburg, IL. September 19, 2019.

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. “We offered the program to Illinois soybean producers and about 300 questionnaires were completed.

A Big Course From a Small Association

Associations Now

Since 2012 Grimes has been the executive director of the Illinois HomeCare and Hospice Council. To assemble the MOOC, which has six modules, IHHC partnered with another state organization, the Illinois Hospital Association , and four national organizations: the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization , the Center to Advance Palliative Care , the Beryl Institute , and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

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. Get the convenience and value of that experience by attending the 2018 NiUG Greater Chicago Conference, April 4-6, in Rosemont, Illinois. There’s no better way to make purchasing decisions for your association than to learn about the product first-hand and talk face-to-face with a knowledgeable supplier.

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. And it shouldn’t be any different when it comes to mentoring programs, Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) Executive Director Debbie Trueblood, CAE, told ASAE Annual Meeting attendees last week. “If

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. Rarely do you see a makeover on a budget that doesn’t at least paint an accent wall. White walls hardly ever remain white. Websites are the white wall of your marketing plan.

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. An inside look at how it happened. Within just 18 months of the Educational Theatre Association launching its foundation, the group was able to raise more than $1 million to fund its programming.