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 Retail Group Helps Members Recover Unclaimed Valuables

Associations Now

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

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New Office Space Allows For Growth and Collaboration

Associations Now

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

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

Associations Now

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?

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.

Lincoln Foundation Turns to Crowdfunding, Auctions to Cover Debt

Associations Now

Among those items: A beaver-fur hat that was reportedly worn by Lincoln during his days as a state legislator in Springfield, Illinois, along with a pair of bloodstained gloves that Lincoln carried the night he died.

When Love Hurts: AARP Cracks Down on Romance Scams

Associations Now

“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

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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Anesthesia SimSTAT Provides Simulation Training Anytime, Anywhere


Attendees at the.orgCommunity Leading Innovation Summit on March 7, 2018 in Schaumburg, Illinois will learn about emerging trends and innovations in association management. Learners can access the virtual activity on their own time. Simulation training is a popular method for health care professionals to expand their knowledge and refine their skills.

FTC Seeks to Stop Tradeshow Directory Scam

Associations Now

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.

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?”

Program Gives American Flags Respectful Retirement

Associations Now

The community response continues to grow as more people learn about how they can properly dispose of their worn out flags,” David Zimmerman, board chairman of Tazewell County, Illinois, said in a NACo post.

Association Blasts Medicare for Paying Unlicensed Prosthetics Providers

Associations Now

The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics reports that 15 states currently have certification laws: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Ohio, Oklahoma, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington.

Air Traffic Controllers Group: Chicago Skies Are Safe Following Fire

Associations Now

After a fire closed a major air traffic control center outside of Chicago last Friday, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association offered a status update and assurances that flight operations were safe and returning to normal early this week.

Air Traffic Control Center Recovers From Fire, But Broader Challenges Linger

Associations Now

A federal inspector general will look into the Federal Aviation Administration facility in Aurora, Illinois, to determine whether it has sufficient “redundancy” to deal with unexpected situations.

Monday Buzz: Why the Gig Economy Is Growing

Associations Now

Many of those side-hustlers are working in states with high costs of living, such as California, New York, and Illinois. According to new research from LinkedIn, side hustles are driving the gig economy in new ways. Also: A few tips to make your SEO shine.

Best Benefit Ever: Making the Farm Bill Easy for Farmers

Associations Now

Our objective is to give people the opportunity to have someone assist them in walking through the online farm bill tools developed by the University of Illinois and Texas A&M University so they can evaluate the differences between farm bill programs as it relates to their specific operation.”

Speaking to Alabama Law Students about the Association World

Association Navigator

Association jobs are found in every state, but they are primarily clustered in California, New York, Illinois, Florida, and Pennsylvania and of course, Washington, D.C. courtesy of [link].

Groups Applaud Move to Extend Obamacare Employer Mandate Deadline

Associations Now

Not a Parody One surprising—but fun—development from the Affordable Care Act rollout comes from Illinois, where the state’s Get Covered Illinois program has teamed up with The Onion on a marketing campaign that includes video and custom content.

Making Introductions: Landmen Group Launches “Meet Us” Campaign

Associations Now

The group focused its efforts on markets near major shale plays like Marcellus (New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia), New Albany (Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky), and Haynesville-Bossier (Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas), among others.

Wildlife Society, Bee Protection Program Team Up

Associations Now

The six-week forage tour—which will result in the planting of 50 million wildflower seeds at dedicated areas in Texas, Kansas, Illinois, and Florida—will involve TWS chapter members, as well as other Feed A Bee partners, and incorporate an educational session depending on the partners’ interest. “We

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Controversy Lingers as Congress Rolls Back FCC’s Internet Privacy Rules

Associations Now

This sort of legislation will likely have an impact outside of Illinois since other states may follow suit.

Monday Buzz: The Impact of Small Events

Associations Now

It may not have shot to the top of Google News or occupied a lead spot in The New York Times , but the recent tournament hosted by the National Dart Association (NDA) in Rockford, Illinois, had a positive impact on the community nonetheless.

Report: Goodwill Locations Hit By Credit-Card Breach

Associations Now

The charitable nonprofit group reported evidence that its payment systems were recently attacked and announced an investigation. Although Goodwill stores in multiple states may have been affected, the nonprofit’s decentralized organizational structure could limit the damage.