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

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“Our concern is that there could be a misperception with this bill that doesn’t paint a picture of [Indianapolis] being a warm, welcoming, hospitable place,” Visit Indy Vice President of Marketing and Communication Chris Gahl told The Indianapolis Star.

Building Association Culture from the Get Go

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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

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. Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

GiGi’s Playhouse: Our 2019 MC Cares Initiative!

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Atlanta, Indianapolis, and Vancouver.). At MemberClicks, we’re all about the mission: Yours, ours, and those of organizations making an impact in our local communities!

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

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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.

MC LIVE!: A Refreshing Learning Event for Member Organizations

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We welcomed over 350 attendees in Indianapolis for three days of learning industry insights and trends in technology, camaraderie with staff from other member-based organizations, and SO much fun. Last October, MemberClicks hosted the first ever MC LIVE! -

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

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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.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: What Informs Your Efforts?

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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.

Conference Circuit: Bikeshare Leaders

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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.

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. to Indianapolis. “We

MC LIVE! 2018: Get the Recap!

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Embrace ‘Undertourism’ for Your Next Meeting

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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.

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. Having unhealthy, greasy chain food is going to make you feel worse,” says Maddy Barnas, marketing director of Patachou restaurants in Indianapolis.

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 An Ignition pharmaceutical client recently exhibited at the American Association of Nurse Practitioners’ annual conference in Indianapolis.

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.

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.” The U.S. is a hotbed for innovative cuisine.

MemberClicks Acquires WebLink, an Association Management Software Company

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As you may have heard, MemberClicks acquired WebLink , an association management software company located in Indianapolis. We announced some very exciting news yesterday! Read the full press release here.]. You may have some questions, so we want to provide you with a few answers. Take a look! Association Views

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. The zoo worked with the city of Indianapolis, separating everything into compost, recycle, biodegradable and waste.

Thinking Beyond the Traditional Meeting Space

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While numerous cities are prioritizing this trend for meeting planners, Indianapolis has long been home to non-traditional spaces utilized for meetings and events. For example, the Indianapolis Artsgarden hosts over 250 performing artists a year.

Allow Us to (Re)Introduce Ourselves: We Have New Product Names!

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We used to only have an office in Atlanta.now we’re in Indianapolis and Vancouver, too. If you haven’t noticed, MemberClicks has gone through a few changes in the last couple of years -. We used to have one product.now we have seven. And still more to come!).

Industry Buzz: 3 Key Takeaways from #MCLIVE18

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If you follow us on social media, you likely know about the conference we just held in Indianapolis - MC LIVE! (If If you don’t follow us on social media, well.you should! All the links are at the bottom of this page.). That said, at MC LIVE!,

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.

How to Regularly Host Virtual Meetings with Your Members

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Since MemberClicks acquired ePly and WebLink, adding office locations in Vancouver and Indianapolis, we’ve gained a lot of experience in this area. This age of connectivity has certainly opened up a number of ways we can communicate with each other. Not only that, but it’s given us the opportunity to be more flexible in the way we conduct business. Have you ever considered regularly hosting virtual meetings with your members? It’s not as hard as it may seem!

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.

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.

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. Much of the important work at a meeting doesn’t just happen during scheduled events.

Six Ways to Wow Attendees with International Cuisine

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Indianapolis culinary experts say the key is to have a few ideas—choose a few regions or countries—then partner with your catering staff to see what they are skilled at and what ingredients are available.

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.

MC Cares 2018: From Coding to Caulking with Habitat for Humanity!

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Our Atlanta and Indianapolis locations had the opportunity to work on projects in March to do our part in helping further that vision: MC InsiderMC Cares is our annual initiative to give back; It’s one of the ways we honor the “ heart for service ” part of our mission. As a company that provides solutions for member-based and nonprofit organizations, it’s so important to us that we give a helping hand and support missions in our local communities!

Welcome to MC Insider!

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MC Insider is a weekly series for our users, dedicated to all things MemberClicks: product features and pointers, training details, webinar announcements, a glimpse into our day-to-day lives at our three office locations (Atlanta, Indianapolis, and Vancouver).and New year, new blog!

Why Your Meeting Needs to Be Green

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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.

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

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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.

Conference Circuit: Animals’ Best Friends

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The American Veterinary Medical Association’s 2017 Convention begins in the upcoming days in Indianapolis. City: Indianapolis. Rundown Attendees: 4,000. Educational Sessions: 700 plus. Exhibitors: 300. Content Tracks : 9.

Conference Souvenir Causes TSA Headaches for Sorority Members

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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.

The 6 Forces Shaping the Future of Meetings

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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.

Create Memorable Events That Leave Your Attendees In Awe

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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.

5 Questions to Answer Before Planning Your Next Meeting

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For example, the nonprofit TechPoint in Indianapolis works with conference planners to find local keynote and panel speakers that can cover the latest and future tech trends that matter to your members. **2. What are the most important things your meetings need to deliver?

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

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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.

ENGAGE. IN PERSON. Introducing the First Annual MC LIVE!

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This October, join us at the JW Marriott Indianapolis Downtown for a shockingly refreshing technology conference experience that will empower the way you lead your organization and transform how you serve your members. Calling all MemberClicks and WebLink users! We’re excited to announce the first annual MC LIVE! MC LIVE! brings together hundreds of association and chamber professionals for three days of educational breakouts, hands-on instruction, and exceptional networking.

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. Walking is great for brains.