Major Gaming Convention Considers Leaving Indianapolis Over “Religious Freedom” Bill

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Organizers for Gen Con, Indianapolis’ largest convention based on scale and economic impact, have sent a letter to Indiana’s governor, saying they may leave the state out of concern that a recently passed bill will allow private businesses to discriminate against LGBT audiences for religious reasons. “It doesn’t align with the brand that is Indianapolis, and for that matter, Indiana.

Building Association Culture from the Get Go

SCD Group

The other day while browsing at a bookstore, I purchased a copy of Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano’s book Sidelined. jamienotter ASAE Association CEOs association culture association executives Chuck Pagano Coach Tony Dungy Cory Redding Indianapolis Colts SCD Group The book focuses on his first year as head coach. during which he was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia or APL.


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Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: What Informs Your Efforts?

Idea Architects

Seeing Indianapolis ready for its prime time appearance this week as host of Super Bowl XLVI is exciting to someone who has called downtown Indy home for more than 18 years. When driving to a speaking gig in Indianapolis, I was delayed by road construction, which I later learned was part of Super Bowl prep. Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: The Importance of Being Part of the.

Idea Architects

In reviewing photos from the recent Super Bowl Village here in Indianapolis, I was reminded of a very important one: people just want to be a part of the action. Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Tuesday, March 06, 2012.

Auto Racing Ace Santino Ferrucci and The Moery Company Announce Sponsorship Launch

Moery Company

He finished fourth 4 times, including the 2020 Indianapolis 500. The Moery Company’s Motorsports division announced today its partnership with Santino Ferrucci, driver for Sam Hunt Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

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Oklahoma Congressman Lucas Honors the Big Red “M” for IndyCar Sponsorship - Moery Company

Moery Company

Lucas arranged for the American flag to be flown over the United States Capitol, dedicating it to The Moery Company’s sponsorship of a car that will be driven during the Indianapolis 500 over Memorial Day Weekend. Oklahoma Congressman Frank D. He said, “It must be a thrill to be part of such a historic event and an essential part of American sports culture.” ” Indeed it is. We are grateful for this honor.

What Makes a Great Salesperson or Sales Team? – Ask JP #087

Moery Company

I’m supporting the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, one of my favorite places on the planet. Hello there, it’s Ask JP today. The first question is, what’s that shirt? The real question today is what makes a great association salesperson or sales team?

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Congratulations to the 2022 ACCE Chamber of the Year Award Winners


The winners were announced at the ACCE Conference in Indianapolis, IN on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. GrowthZone congratulates all of the 2022 Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE)’s Chamber of the Year award winners.

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Choose Non-Traditional Venues to Spark Creativity

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Fortunately, downtown Indianapolis is overflowing with the type of venues that will spark inspiration and create lasting impressions. Here are two unique spots to consider for your next event: Indianapolis Artsgarden. 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. Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Match a City’s Perks with Your Attendees’ Interests

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The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) hosted its 100th annual meeting in Indianapolis June 28–July 2, 2019, knowing the sports-loving city would welcome the event and offer advantages over other cities. Indianapolis has done an exceptional job in embracing the sports culture, which in turn attracts volunteers as well as state-of-the-art facilities that are available,” says Mark Koski, director of marketing for NFHS and CEO of NFHS Network.

The Moery Company Announces IndyCar Sponsorship of Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan - Moery Company

Moery Company

18 entry driven by Sebastien Bourdais beginning with the Indianapolis 500 and for the remainder of 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. The Big Red “M” is thrilled to announce its association with Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan as an official partner of the No. The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series is the 23rd season of the Verizon IndyCar Series and the 97th official championship season of American open wheel racing.

Start with One Change to Create a Sustainable Meeting

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Make one change, learn from your experience and start building a practice,” says Julia Spangler, a sustainable events consultant in Indianapolis. “It Recycling is the last resort of the three, says Spangler, who was honored this year with the Young Professional Achievement RISE Award from Meeting Professionals International (MPI) for her work on MPI’s World Education Congress in Indianapolis last year.

Association Field Report (March 20, 2020)

Moery Company

I hope to see it Indianapolis this year! Transcript: Hi, it’s JP Moery. Got some of the stuff set up here from a podcast that I just recorded for you.

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Embrace ‘Undertourism’ for Your Next Meeting

Associations Now

Places like Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, and Indianapolis are often unexplored and surprising locations for attendees, while offering everything meeting planners and guests want in an event experience. The undertourism opportunities in Indianapolis are endless. In fact, Forbes called Indianapolis the country’s “ most underrated city ,” saying the smaller city “punches so far above its weight class for the meeting trade that many planners seem to think it is bigger than it is.”.

Conference Circuit: Bikeshare Leaders

Associations Now

The North American Bikeshare Association’s 2019 Conference begins next week in Indianapolis. More than 300 bikeshare and shared micromobility and transportation leaders, practitioners, and equipment providers are headed to Indianapolis to learn, network, and chart the future of the industry. City: Indianapolis. Rundown Attendees: 300 plus. Sponsors: 20 plus. Keynote speakers: 2. Attendance is expected exceed 300.

March Madness for Nonprofits: How Brackets for Good Went National

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Brackets for Good, the Indianapolis-based “competitive giving” nonprofit, has grown from a creative local fundraising strategy into a formidable national tournament of its own. The NCAA isn’t the only Indianapolis-based organization managing a high-profile bracket on a national scale this year. And there’s a new twist for the Indianapolis contest this year: A new Community Teammate competition ties local companies to corresponding nonprofits.

3 Reasons Why the Big Red “M” is Sponsoring an IndyCar - Moery Company

Moery Company

18 entry driven by Sebastien Bourdais beginning with the Indianapolis 500 and for the remainder of 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Since announcing our IndyCar sponsorship two weeks ago, we’ve been getting unprecedented activity on social, and record hits on our website over the news. If you haven’t heard, we’re sponsoring Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan as an official partner of the No.

Food Trends That Captivate Meetings Attendees

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“There’s a lot of mixing and mashing of cultures,” said Alan Sternberg, the executive chef at Indianapolis’ Cerulean , which focuses on contemporary, locally sourced, Midwest cuisine “designed to bring people together.” “It’s pretty much everywhere,” said Sternberg, one of four Indianapolis chefs who were semifinalists for James Beard Awards in 2016. In Indianapolis, that means the focus is on the bounty of Indiana’s farms. The U.S.

Fuel Your Meeting Attendees with Modern, Local Cuisine

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Meeting planners who underestimate modern cuisine in non-coastal cities like Indianapolis would be making a mistake. Some consider Indianapolis a fly-over city; they don’t expect good food here, but that’s changing,” says Lauren McGraw, event manager for the acclaimed Indianapolis restaurant Bluebeard. Having unhealthy, greasy chain food is going to make you feel worse,” says Maddy Barnas, marketing director of Patachou restaurants in Indianapolis.

I Believe This is For You

Idea Architects

Help people apply their TEDx Indianapolis experience by asking others something they learned that they are going to use in their personal or professional life. Be fully present, 100% focused on enjoying the here and now of TEDx Indianapolis. Connect with others to imagine a worthwhile initiative that Indianapolis should consider. Many meeting attendees are creatures of habit.

Improve Your Meeting Through Better Interactions

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Such an infrastructure led Maggie Connolly, director of client relations at First Protocol, an international event-management and production agency, to Indianapolis in March. Indianapolis’ enclosed skywalk system that joins 12 hotels and 4,700 rooms with 749,000 square feet of exhibit space connected the participants, regardless of which hotel they were staying in. Much of the important work at a meeting doesn’t just happen during scheduled events.

Optometric Association Offers Free Lyft Rides to Eye Exams

Associations Now

Under the partnership, a free round-trip ride, up to a $25 fare, will be offered in 10 cities: Charleston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Memphis, Miami, New York City, St.

Thinking Beyond the Traditional Meeting Space

Associations Now

While numerous cities are prioritizing this trend for meeting planners, Indianapolis has long been home to non-traditional spaces utilized for meetings and events. The park is home to the Indianapolis Zoo, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, the Indianapolis Indians baseball team’s Victory Field, the NCAA Hall of Champions Museum and National Office, Indiana State Museum, amphitheater, memorials, and much more.

The Meeting of the Future is Green and Looks Like This

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Jessica Davis, director of the Office of Sustainability at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), took her first stab at a zero-waste event when IUPUI’s natatorium hosted the 2016 U.S. Banners from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra become cool duffel and executive bags. In downtown Indianapolis, six convention hotels have committed to using wind power for some portion of their energy needs.

The Art of Designing a Memorable Food and Beverage Display

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In 2017, the AZA annual meeting was hosted by the Indianapolis Zoo, the location for Zoo Day. Here are four tips that helped AZA and the Indianapolis Zoo wow attendees: 1. Anything you can do live is a wow factor—that’s how I try to approach everything, from the biggest event to the smallest event,” says Indianapolis Zoo Executive Chef Edward Yows. AZA and the Indianapolis Zoo reached high in taste and presentation, but they also aimed to maximize sustainability.

There is no “I” in Team

Association Leaders

What greater example is there of this concept than the 2011 Indianapolis Colts. Remember the old saying “There is no ‘I’ in Team”? I love this saying – in other words, for teams or organizations to succeed it takes more than one successful person. I recently read a Harvard Business Review blog posting that reminded me of this concept. Click here to read the posting. This is a team that has defined success in the National Football League for many years.

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A Year in Photos

Thanks For Playing

I know I did miss a handful of days (likely about 5, without going back to confirm), but many days I took more than one photo, resulting in 688 posts to the blog Most of the photos were taken in and around DC, although there are also photos from New Orleans, rural Virginia, the Philadelphia area, the Jersey shore, rural Maryland, Indianapolis, Omaha, St. My resolution in 2012 was to do Photo365 , which I documented on a Tumblr.

Can Encouraging Bleisure Travel Boost Millennial Conference Attendance?

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Indianapolis has joined the bike share revolution with the addition of 29 Indiana Pacers Bikeshare stations downtown. And the Indianapolis Cultural Trail , an eight-mile urban bike and pedestrian path, is a great way to see a lot of what downtown Indy has to offer sans car. For example, no trip to Indianapolis would be complete without a visit to the Indy Speedway. Did you know that Indianapolis has the second most war memorials in the United States?

As “Religious Freedom” Law Passes, Controversy Heats Up in Indiana

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Following in the footsteps of Gen Con, the NCAA—which is hosting the Final Four in Indianapolis next month—has spoken out about a controversial Indiana state law that could allow businesses to deny services to the LGBT community on religious freedom grounds. “This bill is not about discrimination, and if I thought it legalized discrimination I would have vetoed it,” Pence said in a press conference covered by The Indianapolis Star.

At home, at work: Regulating home businesses in community associations


says the community of 142-single-family homes south of Indianapolis has seen businesses emerging among residents working to replace lost income due to reduced hours or unemployment.

The One Way to Deliver Unwelcome News

Idea Architects

Because that was the approach the Indianapolis Museum of Art (and presumably the PR firm that advises it) opted for in announcing the elimination of free general admission, a practice in place from 1941 to 2005 and 2007-present (according to this article in the Indianapolis Business Journal. Imagine you are leaders of an important community institution, one some might even describe as beloved.

Conference Circuit: Animals’ Best Friends

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The American Veterinary Medical Association’s 2017 Convention begins in the upcoming days in Indianapolis. Thousands of veterinary professionals are headed to Indianapolis to learn from industry leaders, network with their peers, and discover products and services that will enhance their practices and careers. City: Indianapolis. Rundown Attendees: 4,000. Educational Sessions: 700 plus. Exhibitors: 300. Content Tracks : 9.

Curate Destination Experiences for Your Attendees

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When Indianapolis hosts Routes Americas 2020 February 4-6, welcoming 1,000 delegates representing 90 airlines and 300 airports, integrating city experiences is considered critical to the success of the event. Visit Indy and partners Indianapolis International Airport, Indiana Economic Development Corporation, and Accent Indy DMC are planning only-in-Indy tours and events to inspire the attendees from all over the world, most of whom will be visiting Indy for the first time.

Conference Souvenir Causes TSA Headaches for Sorority Members

Associations Now

We won’t be leaving until 9:30 tonight not to get into Indianapolis until 1 o’clock in the morning and I have to be at work at six so I’m not happy. We won’t be leaving until 9:30 tonight not to get into Indianapolis until 1 o’clock in the morning and I have to be at work at six so I’m not happy,” passenger Cassandra Tomes told KHOU of the situation.

Why Your Meeting Needs to Be Green

Associations Now

The foundation chose Indianapolis, thanks to the city’s connected downtown, miles of walking and bicycling trails and its commitment to greenery. Over the past decade, the city and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful have planted more than 50,000 trees. Indianapolis provides a great model that they can take home to their communities to continue to advance their work.”. Sustainable practices should be a starting point, not a feel-good bonus.

Why Walking Will Improve Your Meeting

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a family physician at Kaiser Permanente in Southern California who specializes in the health benefits of physical activity, travels to Indianapolis frequently for meetings of the American College of Sports Medicine. “I always enjoy going to Indianapolis because it’s so walkable,” he said. Walking is great for brains. It improves creativity, which can be a boon for meetings. Think back to your last meeting.

Improvements Are Taking Off at U.S. Airports, As Industry Calls for More Investment

Associations Now

Restaurant options are getting better , and more recent facilities like the international airport in Indianapolis, built in 2008, have won awards for their design and ease of check-in.

Create Memorable Events That Leave Your Attendees In Awe

Associations Now

MPI’s World Education Congress (WEC) in June in Indianapolis was held entirely in a huge open-plan exhibit space at the Indiana Convention Center. MPI also included its board of directors and Indianapolis as key stakeholders. The team partnered with Visit Indy and the Indianapolis International Airport to create a WEC Lounge in the airport’s central atrium, which all arriving passengers must walk through.

Ready for Applications: TSA’s PreCheck Program Expands to Public

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In case you find yourself flying to Indianapolis this holiday season, you may want to spend a little extra time at the airport. Indianapolis International Airport is the site of the first application center for the Transportation Security Administration’s PreCheck program , which helps travelers avoid many delay-causing security headaches.

The 6 Forces Shaping the Future of Meetings

Associations Now

Indianapolis is a great example of this phenomenon: Salesforce bought marketing-tech success ExactTarget, enabling a cadre of newly-anointed entrepreneurs to launch their own ventures and startups, further spurring activity in the city. Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis’ natatorium achieved a 93 percent waste diversion rate when it hosted the 2016 U.S. For example, the Indianapolis Zoo recently opened a new, eco-conscious private events pavilion.