Distillers Turn Kentucky Bourbon Trail Into Major Driver of Tourism

Associations Now

According to the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail tourism program drew nearly 900,000 visitors last year, a double-digit improvement from 2014. “The growth and impact of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail is advancing Kentucky tourism beyond our wildest dreams.

Kentucky Distillers Bring Class to First Membership Drive

Associations Now

Making a Big Bet Distilleries across Kentucky have big long-term plans for their main product. “We’re in the largest expansion mode since the end of prohibition,” Kentucky Distillers’ Association President Eric Gregory told ABC News.

A Happy New Year for meetings?

Aaron Wolowiec

We are finding room rates escalating,” said Kevin Beckman, director of strategic accounts for Crowne Plaza Hotel Louisville, and a member of the MPI Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter. “We The champagne is chilling and we’re pumped to watch the ball drop as we find ourselves humming “Auld Lang Syne.”.

Conference Circuit: Water Professionals

Associations Now

More than 1,700 water industry professionals from Tennessee and Kentucky are headed to Louisville this weekend to take part in technical sessions, network with each other, and see the latest equipment in action. Venue: Kentucky International Convention Center.

A Bourbon Affair: Association Celebrates America’s ‘Native Spirit’

Associations Now

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association is hosting a five-day Kentucky Bourbon Affair this week in honor of the 50th anniversary of Congress declaring the drink America’s “native spirit.” It’s going to be the best week to be alive in Kentucky,” Gregory said.

Lessons From a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the World’s Biggest Events

Associations Now

These are some heavy hitters: the Westminster Dog Show, the Kentucky Derby, the Chanel haute couture fashion show, and the esports championship League of Legends.

Why People Love This Association’s Membership Mascot

Associations Now

At the Kentucky Pharmacists Association, Roamey the Gnome is popular guy. Bob McFalls, executive director and CEO at the Kentucky Pharmacists Association, can add one more hat to his rack: Gnome caretaker. Post by Kentucky Pharmacists Association.

Meet Your Community Manager: Will Machin

Higher Logic

Will was born and raised in Kentucky before attending Indiana University in Bloomington. Ever wonder who the people behind the curtain are here at Higher Logic? We're introducing you to our community managers.

Radio Incubator Shows How to Cultivate Tomorrow’s Talent

Associations Now

One way to do that is to sponsor a talent institute like the one the Kentucky Broadcasters Association is hosting this week. For many associations, cultivating their profession’s next generation is a critical component of their mission.

Hemp Industry Brings Momentum to Annual History Week

Associations Now

In Kentucky, the Drug Enforcement Administration seized seeds that were to be used in a pilot program at the University of Kentucky.

The Art of Newsjacking

Higher Logic

If you demonize Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, you lose the argument. When a clerk in Kentucky refused to provide marriage licenses for gay couples, I saw an irony. You have a plan for your posts, whether for a blog or a community. The plan is orderly. It allows you time to prepare things.

May Social Media Ideas for Associations

GrowthZone

5 Kentucky Derby. May the Fourth Be with You, Lyme Disease Awareness Month, and Cinco de Mayo are just a few May holidays. Holiday observances are a great way to keep your association’s social media feeds active. Check out these May themes to spark ideas: Monthly Observances.

State Bar Association Moves to Address Lawyer Suicides

Associations Now

At least a dozen Kentucky lawyers have committed suicide since 2010—half of those in the last year—prompting the state bar association to speak out and act on the issue.

If You’re Looking for a Job, Look Inland, Lists Say

Associations Now

The Midwest is likewise heavily represented on Glassdoor’s list, with three Ohio cities in the top 10, and four others in Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, and Tennessee.

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Association Puts a Face on the Effects of Sequestration

Associations Now

Tommy Hagan oversees a newly leased Audubon Area Head Start warehouse facility in Owensboro, Kentucky. The National Head Start Association helped create a new photo exhibit that documents the impact of federal budget cuts on five Head Start programs across the country.

Boozing, Bribing and Brawling on Election Day

Reid All About it

To reduce voter fraud, cities and states started to adopt the secret ballot, beginning with Louisville, Kentucky in 1888. The ugliness of this election has certainly caused a lot of boozing. Bribing? Not touching that one. And brawling? I guess we’ll see.

Lessons From 25 Years at One Association

Associations Now

She had worked as a press secretary and business journalist in Kentucky, and NTA seemed like an intriguing new venue for her writing. “I Catherine Prather has worked at the National Tour Association for 25 years. Soon she will take on the CEO role.

Horse Racing Groups Denounce Top Trainer Over Animal Mistreatment

Associations Now

Days ahead of the Kentucky Derby, horse racing is facing a scandal that could change the face of the game forever after a PETA exposé appeared to show trainer Steve Asmussen’s team using inhumane medical treatments to make his horses go faster.

Meet You in Nashville: Celebrating Craft Beer at #ASAE14

Reid All About it

His insider’s tip: “If they have it, get a Kentucky Bourbon Ale. I always have high hopes of getting to a lot of breweries when I’m at a conference, but it rarely happens. If you have more free time than I do, I hope you can hoist one for me. Or just grab me and make me come with you!

How Associations Are Responding to Hurricane Matthew

Associations Now

Members of the Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives offered assistance in response to the storm, while workers, organized by the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives , headed east to help with the power-restoration efforts.

Making Introductions: Landmen Group Launches “Meet Us” Campaign

Associations Now

The group focused its efforts on markets near major shale plays like Marcellus (New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia), New Albany (Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky), and Haynesville-Bossier (Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas), among others.

It’s a Snap: Adding Snapchat to Your Event’s Engagement Strategy

Associations Now

NBC Sports is making Snapchat a central part of its coverage of this weekend’s Kentucky Derby. Last year 16 million viewers tuned in to watch the 141st Kentucky Derby. Here’s why it’s time for your association to consider doing the same at its events.

New Battlefront: Same-Sex Spouse Benefits and the National Guard

Associations Now

National Guard units in states such as Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Alabama, and Michigan have offered federal benefits to all Guard spouses despite the differences between state and federal law on same-sex marriage.

In By a Nasal Strip: Association Gives Race OK to California Chrome

Associations Now

” As the nasal strips, which California Chrome wore during his wins at the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, had not been approved under this rule, the horse’s trainers might have decided not to let the horse run without the strip, which is believed to open up the horse’s airflow.

What You Missed at Smart Monday #imex15

Cvent Association Tips

The session began with hands-on preparation of Old Fashioned with bourbon supplied by Louisville, Kentucky CVB. On Monday, the day before IMEX America 2015 began with. 2 keynotes. 4 half day "deep dives" about thirty 1 - 1 1/2 hour concurrent sessions.

Can associations vote by email?

AMR Management Services

Most state non-profit corporation statutes, including Kentucky where AMR Management Services is headquartered, only permit boards of directors to act through a meeting (in-person or via teleconference) or through “unanimous written consent.” by Brian Reuwee.

Firearms Group, Suicide Prevention Group Join Forces to Save Lives

Associations Now

The four states involved—Alabama, Kentucky, Missouri, and New Mexico—saw these AFSP chapters build relationships with the local gun industry, helping vendors and shooting range owners alike spot the signs that come with suicide risk.

Physical Education Group Launches Advocacy Resources for Teachers

Associations Now

When it comes to advocacy, one of SHAPE America’s state affiliate organizations, the Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, has been a posterchild.

March Madness for Nonprofits: How Brackets for Good Went National

Associations Now

Then the contest expanded to other college towns—first Louisville, Kentucky, in 2015, and then three more Midwestern towns last year.

Physical Therapy Group Encourages Patients to Swap Painkillers for PT

Associations Now

It’s also relying on its state chapters to spread the word, especially in states the CDC has identified as having high rates of opioid overdose deaths or high rates of prescriptions, including Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

Do You Know the Chase Bank Routing Transit Number?

SocialFish

Kentucky. Your bank’s routing number is significant because it is the key to knowing where to send and receive money. In fact, when banks ask for a “voided check,” they are usually looking for this number.

Ambulance Association Honors Heroes

Associations Now

The American Ambulance Association’s “Stars of Life” program recognizes heroes, showcases the profession’s good work, and builds relationships with legislators.

County Clerk Associations in Hot Spot Over Same-Sex Marriage

Associations Now

And Chris Jobe, the president of the Kentucky County Clerk’s Association and the clerk of Lawrence County, found his county in the middle of a debate over the high court ruling.

Exhibition Group’s Advocacy Day Goes Global

Associations Now

For example, participants from Association of Equipment Manufacturers visited legislators from both their home state of Wisconsin and the locations of the group’s annual meetings: Kentucky and Nevada.

Report: Major Hotel Chains Hit by Long-Term Data Breach

Associations Now

The company’s statement listed the affected hotels—located in Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia—and stated it will offer credit monitoring services to customers affected by the breach. White Lodging Services Corp.

As United Airlines Controversy Dies Down, Groups Make Case for Overbooking

Associations Now

Initially, reports stated that the flight with passenger David Dao was overbooked, but it turned out the airline decided it had to make room for aircraft crew needed in Louisville, Kentucky, the next day.

Next Up for Antidoping Regulators: Horse Racing

Associations Now

Horse-racing groups that have previously opposed regulation—including the Jockey Club, the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, and the Breeders’ Cup—are backing the new bill.

Association Blasts Medicare for Paying Unlicensed Prosthetics Providers

Associations Now

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.

Earnest Review

SocialFish

You must be living in the District of Columbia or in any other state other than Alabama, Nevada Delaware, Kentucky, or Rhode Island. The process of refinancing student loans can be difficult.

Tobacco Grower Associations Take Stand Against Child Labor

Associations Now

In July, Kentucky’s Council for Burley Tobacco passed a resolution opposing “the hiring of anyone under the age of 16 for work in tobacco anywhere in the world.”