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Industry Hiring Managers: Reach & Recruit Only the Best Candidates

YourMembership Blog

Niche job boards, recruitment advertising and sponsorship solutions make it easier than ever for associations to bring value to their industry and members. YM enables them to collaborate and become the recognized industry leader to match talent with jobs.

Funding Industry Innovation

Potomac Core

Associations who are Funding Industry Innovation can position themselves as essential partners in helping members achieve business outcomes. Once an organization reaches this point they move to what’s becoming a new trend where Associations are funding Industry Innovation.

Associations Share Industry Predictions for 2017

Associations Now

As a new year begins, associations reveal their predictions of what’s to come in their respective industries in 2017. According to Cruise Lines International Association’s 2017 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook [PDF], the number of worldwide cruise passengers is projected to rise from 24.2

Crowdfunding Industry Group Launches Expert Community

Associations Now

CfPA is promoting the community as a member benefit, with the goal of connecting crowdfunding professionals with entrepreneurs, investors, and others interested in the industry. The post Crowdfunding Industry Group Launches Expert Community appeared first on Associations Now

Industry Initiative Touts The Benefits of Tile

Associations Now

The Tile Council of North America teamed up with other industry groups to answer that question—and to extol tile’s benefits. The post Industry Initiative Touts The Benefits of Tile appeared first on Associations Now Why tile?

Is Your Event’s Success Tied to Your Industry’s Performance?


———— If you run a trade association event or series of events, there’s a good chance that a portion of your event success is dependent on the success of your industry. Is my industry viewed as high-risk or “safe” for investors?

Event Industry Prepares for Canada Meet Week 2015

Cvent Association Tips

This inspiring week of events for event and meeting planners will provide opportunities for networking, professional development and recognizing the accomplishments of event industry professionals. The day will end with the BEICC industry night. MPI's National Meetings Industry Day.

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Industry Buzz: 4 reasons why is the up and coming community platform


———— Cool Social Tools Industry InsiderStartups and tech vendors are welcome to contact me at maddie[at]socialfish[dot]org to submit guest posts about their platforms – SocialFish readers love to read about new tools and apps!

Meetings Industry Moves Forward With Safety Initiative

Associations Now

During the 2016 edition of IMEX America, stakeholders announced steps to further safety endeavors within the meetings industry through the launch of a new council. The council extends the events industry’s ongoing collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security.

The State of the Community Industry: A Return to Community-Driven Business

Higher Logic

He attributes shifts like organizing for the gaming industry, joining Twitter and following thought leaders like Seth Godin and Lisa Gansky to his community success. David Spinks is the founder of CMX, the hub for the community industry.

Hospitality Industry Urges Congressional Action on Zika

Associations Now

After Congress failed to fund Zika-related prevention measures this week, major players in the travel industry got together to ask for quick action. The impact to the travel industry will have adverse and widespread economic ramifications. Our nation’s travel industry generates $2.1

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5 Future Trends Affecting the Events Industry

Associations Now

A new whitepaper by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events reveals 13 trends that will affect its industry. The goal was to create a picture of the next three to five years in the exhibition industry.

2015 Customers, Social Media And The Hospitality Industry [Infographic]

Velvet Chainsaw

As the debate continues, take a look at how social media customer service may evolve over the next year within the hospitality industry. Social Media hospitality industry social media and customer service Does customer service belong on social media or not?

Bio Products Group Rebrands, Expands to Adapt to Changing Industry

Associations Now

As industries change, so do their associations. To keep pace with growth and new business models in its industry, the Biological Products Industry Alliance has adopted a new name and invited new companies to join the fold as members.

Report: Industry Group Raises Alarm About Cybersecurity Skills Gap

Associations Now

The post Report: Industry Group Raises Alarm About Cybersecurity Skills Gap appeared first on Associations Now A new report from ISACA finds that the demand for cybersecurity positions outstrips the supply.

10 Film Industry Tips for Getting Media Coverage for Events

Cvent Association Tips

Here are 10 tips from the film industry for how to improve media coverage of your events. Rosey Edeh, anchor of the News at Noon and host of The Morning Show at Global News will be hosting one of the industry panels.

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Greeting Card Industry Shifts Over Millennial Taste

Associations Now

Millennials have eschewed sending greeting cards, so the industry has gotten edgier in response—making room for different voices and different kinds of cards. Greeting cards reflect society, and the industry needs to speak in the voice of the consumer,” Doyal added in his statement.

How the Outdoor Industry Found Its Lobbying Voice

Associations Now

More organized than ever, groups like the Outdoor Industry Association have started to make inroads on the advocacy front, thanks to two big factors: the ability to get disparate voices at the table, and the support of industry advocates at the state level.

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Demystifying the China Healthcare Industry


Industry Growth Statistics. Healthcare Industry Stakeholder Map -Government, Hospitals, Industry Partners, etc. As we wrap up 2014, we complete our “subscriber-requested” three part China series with an indepth overview of the China healthcare market.

How Associations are Attracting Students to the Profession or Industry

Smooth The Path

So associations are helping members attract more grads to the profession or industry and this is how they are doing it: Successful Professionals Describe the Career. Hopefully the experience propels them into one of the STEM majors and on to the aerospace industry.

Construction Industry Courts Next Generation of Workers

Associations Now

44 % The percentage of workers in the construction industry who are 45 or older, according to U.S. The construction industry isn’t holding its own in the era of millennials, and a key trade group has plans to change that.

Plastics Group Simplifies Name to Reflect Industry Evolution

Associations Now

SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association has changed its name to the Plastics Industry Association—PLASTICS, for short—to better represent its members and build stronger connections within the industry. As the plastics industry grows and evolves, the audience expands.

Irish Whiskey Association Shares New Industry Vision

Associations Now

Counting prominent brands like Jameson and Bushmills in its cabinet, the Irish Whiskey Association hopes to expand its industry’s market share by 300 percent worldwide in the next 15 years. The goal is momentum—something that the industry finally has but wants to maintain.

Life Insurance Industry Still Struggling to Engage With Millennials

Associations Now

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month , and as it draws to a close, an inability to attract millennials remains one of the industry’s biggest challenges. The post Life Insurance Industry Still Struggling to Engage With Millennials appeared first on Associations Now

Meetings Groups Announce National Day to Promote Events Industry

Associations Now

Meetings and events industry organizations and chapters in the United States, Canada, and Mexico will celebrate and promote the value of meetings and conferences next year during an official day of events. Travel Association in 2009 to promote the industry.

New Association to Help Women in Events Industry Thrive

Associations Now

There’s a new association supporting women in the events industry. Considering data like that, it’s time to focus on those issues and find champions in the industry to help support women, said AWE cofounder Carrie Abernathy. “In

How the Electric Industry Sees Drones Saving the Day

Associations Now

Drones weren’t just impressive gifts during last year’s holiday season—they’re quickly gaining a reputation as a game-changer in industries as diverse as real estate , road construction , and movies.

Travel, Meetings Industry Groups Raise Concerns Over Revised Travel Ban

Associations Now

While crediting the Trump administration for taking a more thoughtful approach with its updated immigration executive order, industry groups in the meetings and travel sectors—including ASAE—emphasized the need for a balance on security and travel issues.

Brewers Association Reports Maturing Industry Growth

Associations Now

The association representing craft brewers around the country says the industry is continuing its long-running trend of double-digit growth. As the industry matures and moves into the mainstream, slower growth is a natural part of that maturation,” Watson said.

Healthy Food Trend Hits Pet Industry

Associations Now

Last week’s announcement that the Food and Drug Administration has decided to ban trans fats from foods doesn’t translate to animal feed or similar foods— a decision that earned praise from the American Feed Industry Association, a trade group for animal-feed producers.

Wanted: Industry Advisory Group Members

Wild Apricot Blog

We’re looking for participants for a grassroots industry advisory group. If you''ve been involved in a small association, club or non-profit and want to be an advocate for your industry – check out this post for details! Advisory-Group-membership

Safety First: Meetings Groups Support Industry-Wide Security Initiative

Associations Now

While convention centers have always had their own safety and security measures in place, a new industry initiative will create national standards to make for safer events and more secure venues.

Getting the Most from Industry Contributors

Association Adviser

This is not only a great way to get relevant, on-topic content from industry thought leaders, but could also be a great way to simultaneously promote the conference and session in one or more of your publications leading up to the event.

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Five Tech Tools that Every Association Needs to Be a Leader in Their Industry


Over the past decade technology has changed at lightning speed. Systems are more intuitive and user friendly than ever before, as sites like Slack and Twitter continue to garner mass use with simplicity.

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The Event World Celebrates Global Meetings Industry Day

Associations Now

On Thursday, the event industry will celebrate the first-ever Global Meetings Industry Day. Last year’s North American Meetings Industry Day (NAMID) was a big hit—so much so that the event is going global this year.

Workforce Development Key for Senior Living Industry

Associations Now

The senior living industry has 10 years to find 1.2 million new recruits, according to a new roadmap report from industry group Argentum. To attract and retain employees, particularly young professionals, the industry is rolling out new education initiatives.

Consumer Data Industry Makes Credit Scores Easier to Access

Associations Now

The trade group representing the credit-reporting industry announced this week a plan to improve data reporting, while taking steps to remove certain consumer debts from credit reports or delay when they appear.

#MillionSolarStrong Campaign Celebrates Meteoric Growth in Solar Industry

Associations Now

Solar energy is on a rapid ascent, and the Solar Energy Industries Association is using broad outreach and social media to shout it from the rooftops. To celebrate the milestone, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) launched its #MillionSolarStrong campaign this week.

Hotel Industry Wants Clearer WiFi Signals From FCC

Associations Now

While travelers may not much like the hotel industry’s push to limit access to portable wireless signals, there’s also good news for guests. That’s a major shift for the industry, which has tended to charge for WiFi at higher-quality hotels. More Free WiFi in 2015?

Industry Support – GSA Blowback

Moving through the Association World

Hope you everyone can take some time to follow the link to submit a letter to their local Congress person and show some support for our industry. Been awhile since I had a chance to jump on and get a post out. Wanted to share this post from Gregg Talley of Talley Management Group Inc. about the recent blowback from the GSA scandal. Talley Management Group Gregg Talley GSA Meetings and Events