Why Illinois Corn Growers Are Working With NASA

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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

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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

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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Why Play Benefits Attendees

Associations Now

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.

At CHEST Innovation Is Called Business as Usual

.orgCommunity

The Association moved to a sleek custom-built office in Glenview, Illinois. The opportunity to participate in my clients’ stories is one of the reasons I love being a consultant. To write our book, Association 4.0—Positioning

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?”

Creating Mentorship Programs to Drive Engagement

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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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Learners Want Transformation—What Does It Take to Deliver?

.orgCommunity

To hear more amazing speakers like Tracy, register for.orgCommunity’s Leading Innovation Summit on February 28 at The Rose Hotel, Rosemont–Illinois’ newest contemporary property. Trendspotters are great, but trendsetters are golden.

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.

Anesthesia SimSTAT Provides Simulation Training Anytime, Anywhere

.orgCommunity

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.

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.

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?

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

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.

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

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Association Blasts Medicare for Paying Unlicensed Prosthetics Providers

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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.