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.

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

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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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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 The book focuses on his first year as head coach. during which he was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia or APL.

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.

Why is The Moery Company involved in IndyCar racing? – Ask JP #020

Moery Company

We’ve been able to have our clients, our team members, and the members of our client associations participate in and attend races such as the Indianapolis 500. Hi everybody, it’s JP Moery. I’ve got an Ask JP question today from one of our readers.

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.

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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GiGi’s Playhouse: Our 2019 MC Cares Initiative!


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! That’s why we developed MC Cares, our employee volunteer initiative where Clickers have multiple volunteer opportunities with one particular organization all year. This year, we’re thrilled to be working with an organization close to our hearts: GiGi’s Playhouse ! MC Insider

Behind the Scenes: An Inside Look at the MemberClicks Offices


Over the last year, all three of our locations - Atlanta, Indianapolis, and Vancouver - have moved into bigger, more functional offices. Emphasis on the fun in functional!). This week, we wanted to share a peek at our homes away from home, along with some cool facts about each the city: MC Insider

MC LIVE!: A Refreshing Learning Event for Member Organizations


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! - an educational conference for association and chamber professionals.

MC LIVE! 2018: Get the Recap!


Last week, we welcomed 207 MemberClicks and WebLink users - representing 127 different organizations and 15 different industries from 38 different states (and three different countries!) - to Indianapolis for three days of membership management insights, software training and analysis, and a whole lot of fun.

How to Regularly Host Virtual Meetings with Members and Staff


Since MemberClicks acquired ePly and WebLink in 2017 — adding office locations in Vancouver and Indianapolis, as well as a handful of remote employees — we’ve gained a lot of experience in this area.

MemberClicks Acquires WebLink, an Association Management Software Company


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

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.

How to Regularly Host Virtual Meetings with Your Members


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 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. 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.

Match a City’s Perks with Your Attendees’ Interests

Associations Now

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.

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


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!

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. If you haven’t heard, we’re sponsoring Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan as an official partner of the No.

Industry Buzz: 3 Key Takeaways from #MCLIVE18


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, should! All the links are at the bottom of this page.). That said, at MC LIVE!,

Association Field Report (March 20, 2020)

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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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Start with One Change to Create a Sustainable Meeting

Associations Now

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.

Welcome to MC Insider!


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!

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


We used to only have an office in 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 we have seven. And still more to come!). We used to have a bearded he’s clean shaven. (JK. Pretty sure Mark will never get rid of that beard.). Yes, lots of change - and we hope we’ve been doing it well enough that there hasn’t been much disruption on your end.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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


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.

Optometric Association Offers Free Lyft Rides to Eye Exams

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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.

Improve Your Meeting Through Better Interactions

Associations Now

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.

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. 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.

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.

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.