Supporting Future Leaders’ Efforts: Brian Hoffman, Illinois Banking Business Services

Association Adviser

Brian Hoffman of Illinois Banking Business Services talks about supporting IBA with non-dues revenue and BankTalentHQ, a natioanwide career center network. Careers Features From the Corner Office Leadership Revenue association leadership Illinois Bankers Association

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.


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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

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.

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 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. The Illinois Retail Merchants Association (IRMA) is teaming up with the Illinois State Treasurer’s Office to dig through a variety of inactive accounts, unpaid commissions, overpayments, and other forgotten assets.

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.

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.

Podcast: Creating the Place Where Talent Gathers

Association Adviser

Brian Hoffman, president and co-creator of BankTalentHQ, explains how the Illinois Bankers Association attracts talent to the banking industry. The post Podcast: Creating the Place Where Talent Gathers appeared first on Association Adviser.

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.

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.

Building standards: Improving structural integrity requirements for condominiums


In addition, condominium associations are required to have reserve funding for maintenance, repair, and replacement of major components in 11 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, and Oregon.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Know before you fly: Not all flags are treated equally under the law


Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee have laws that prevent deed restrictions on military flags. Contributed by Kevin M. Hirzel, Esq. Flag Day, held annually on June 14 since 1916, celebrates the history and traditions of the U.S.

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.

Internet Association Opens Texas Office And Hires State Government Affairs Southern Region Director


This expansion is a significant addition to IA’s 50-state government affairs program and existing offices in California, Illinois, Washington State, and New York. “We’re excited to have James join our team.

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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.”

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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? ”

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.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.11.20

Reid All About it

Debbie Trueblood, MS, CAE, executive director, Illinois Park and Recreation Association. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. 2021 attendee intent survey.

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.

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.

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.

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.