Education Groups Aid Louisiana Flood Victims

Associations Now

As southern Louisiana begins the arduous process of cleaning up after the floods that ravaged the area this month, the National Education Association and the Louisiana Association of Educators are working to provide public school employees with relief assistance and school recovery resources.

Repaying the Favor: Louisiana Restaurant Association Mobilizes Harvey Relief Efforts

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The Louisiana Restaurant Association, in tandem with other New Orleans groups, is coordinating a relief fund targeted at hospitality workers affected by Hurricane Harvey.

All Aboard the Open Access Train

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Features ASAE ASQ association resources CalSAE Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors Louisiana Oil and Gas Association Munich open access

Pennsylvania Legislation Threatens Private Certification, ASAE Says

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Last year, ASAE and the Institute for Credentialing Excellence cofounded the Professional Certification Coalition after bills limiting private credentialing emerged in Louisiana, Missouri, and several other states.

La. Restaurant Group, Health Department Team Up to Offer Healthy Menu Options

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Through an initiative to help people eat healthier, Louisiana restaurants can be recognized as “WellSpots” with nutritious items on their menus. Louisiana is known for good food—but not necessarily food that’s good for you. Louisiana is renowned for its food and culture.

Associations Respond to Hurricane Harvey

Spark Consulting

In case you missed it, ASAE’s Collaborate forum (member login required) has recently been hosting a robust discussion of how associations are helping their members and the local community in Houston and southwest Louisiana respond to Hurricane Harvey.

Association Spotlight: LOGA

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January 2012 -- Association Spotlight This month's spotlight on communication excellence falls on the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association (LOGA) , whose aggressive push into new media and technology has opened up a deep reservoir of membership growth and lobbying success in support of the "little guys."

How Fast-Acting New Orleans Won Over the NBA

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The city and the state of Louisiana pursued a thoughtful strategy to convince the league that it was taking discrimination concerns seriously. Almost immediately after news of the potential move broke last month, Louisiana Gov.

County Clerk Associations in Hot Spot Over Same-Sex Marriage

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Louisiana’s Shifting Stance.

Electrical Manufacturers Group Reenergizes Disaster Safety Guidelines

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This is a life safety issue,” said Bryan Holland, NEMA’s southern region field representative, which covers Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where major flooding in August left multiple people dead and tens of thousands of homes damaged. Natural disasters have struck the U.S.

Associations Launch Coalition to Support Professional Licensing

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The issue, which last year led associations into legislative battles in Louisiana and Missouri , reflects a situation where highly credentialed professions are being caught in the crosshairs of a broader movement intended to prevent the use of overly arduous licensing, ARPL members say.

Actuarial Groups Launch Climate Measurement Tool

Associations Now

In just the last few months, droughts and fires have plagued Tennessee , and heavy rains and floods have deluged Louisiana.

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Laws Imitate ‘Dallas Buyers Club’: States Pass Right-To-Try Legislation

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More details: A “right to try”: Several states, including Colorado and Louisiana, have passed laws that allow patients to make deals with pharmaceutical firms for access to experimental drugs, which generally require FDA approval before legal distribution.

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New Orleans: Returning to Life, a Decade After Katrina

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the storm left more than 1,800 dead and an estimated $100 billion in damage, much of that damage hitting New Orleans and surrounding areas in Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi.

How Associations Are Changing Up School Sunscreen Rules

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According to Stateline , six states—Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, Utah, and Washington—have passed laws this year allowing sunscreen to be used during school activities. You may not think of sunscreen as medication, but the FDA does, and so do many schools.

SLA 2010: What a Conference!

Executive Connections

Shortly before I left for New Orleans, I was saddened at the news that the Louisiana State University School of Library and Information Science is being threatened with closure. I sincerely hope that the visibility our conference generated in Louisiana helps Beth call attention to the fact that LSU has the only library school in Louisiana, and one of the few in the Southeastern U.S. . If you could not join us in New Orleans for SLA 2010, you missed something special.

Associations Size Up Harvey’s Economic Impact

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One of the factors that helped Louisiana get back on its feet after Hurricane Katrina was a major influx of temporary workers who assisted with reconstruction efforts.

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Making Introductions: Landmen Group Launches “Meet Us” Campaign

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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.

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

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Politicians in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Mississippi have worked to block gay and lesbian National Guard members’ spouses from receiving benefits based on state law not recognizing same-sex marriage.

Best of the Web: September 2013

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Louisiana Society of Association Executives. Best of the Web. How Do You Address the Long-Time Members or Customers No Longer in Your Ranks? Jeffrey Cufaude. Idea Architects. The 5 Must-Have Qualities of the Modern Employee. Jacob Morgan. Forbes.

Film Preservation Group Gives “Sponsored Films” an Online Home

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Chamber of Commerce; the International Association of Machinists; the National Federation of American Shipping; the Louisiana Association for Mental Health; the National Association of Manufacturers; and the National Paint, Varnish, and Lacquer Association.

Mapping Out a Roadshow Strategy

Associations Now

Because the group’s March annual meeting, ENDO 2019 , will take place in New Orleans, much of the initial strategy centered on states and member institutions near Louisiana. When your members are especially busy, you might consider hitting the road to meet them where they are.

Out of Bloom: Lessons from a Nonprofit’s Demise

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Most notable was the situation in Louisiana, where parents discovered that Social Security numbers were being used to classify students in the database.

Report: Goodwill Locations Hit By Credit-Card Breach

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The charitable nonprofit group reported evidence that its payment systems were recently attacked and announced an investigation. Although Goodwill stores in multiple states may have been affected, the nonprofit’s decentralized organizational structure could limit the damage.

Hotel Group: Fake Hotel-Booking Sites on the Rise

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” Tom Lubbe, president of the Shreveport-Bossier Hotel & Lodging Association in Louisiana, offered KTBS these tips for avoiding scams : Watch out for suspiciously low prices.

Different Strokes

Idea Architects

Ways to know the conference you are involved in is being held in Louisiana: The Starbucks in the hotel complements its assortment of sugar-free syrups with a half-dozen liqueurs to add to your coffee. The morning break at the conference offered only Bloody Mary's and another alcohol-laden drink. Just a good in-my-face reminder of the different norms and customs one may need to get accustomed to when stepping into others' worlds

How One Association Is Leading a Food Truck Revolution

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In hopes of staving off regulations that limit business opportunities for food trucks, the SoCal Mobile Food Vendors Association is offering to help other cities’ vendors get their own associations up and running free of charge.

Music Industry Groups Try to Hit the Right Note With Tax Credits

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“The founders of New York Is Music, Justin Kalifowitz and William Harvey, approached me about creating a tax incentive to draw back some of the music production business that has been taken away by other states like Tennessee and Louisiana,” Lentol told the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Groups Push Ban on Powdered Alcohol in Massachusetts and Beyond

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Alaska, Louisiana, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, and Virginia have already banned the substance. Powdered alcohol? Yes, there is such a thing.

Members Were My Mentors: Building Consensus Among the Folks Who Build

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Long story short, AGC hired me at age 24 to run a chapter in Louisiana. I was pretty up to speed when I got back to the Louisiana chapter office for my first job.

Massachusetts Convention Center Authority to Produce Its Own Events

Associations Now

Morial Convention Center in New Orleans produces two annual events, including the Farm-to-Table International Symposium, which it produces in partnership with the Louisiana Restaurant Association.

New Oil-Rig Rules Prompt Pushback From All Sides

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The new rules , released last Thursday by the Interior Department, focus on strengthening blowout preventers, the devices at the center of the 2010 oil-rig explosion that sent millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast.

Incorporating the Old With the New at Events

Associations Now

It’s a great sponsorship opportunity, one offered by both the Produce Marketing Association and the Louisiana Library Association. You want your conference to be on trend, but there’s something to be said for nostalgia. Could the adage “everything old is new again” apply to your next event?

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Groups Release Local Government Broadband Resource Guide

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Six cities that are part of NRN—Chattanooga, Tennessee; Gonzales, California; Greensboro, North Carolina; New Orleans, Louisiana; Springfield, Missouri; and Youngstown, Ohio—collaborated on drawing up the resource.

Compare Association Management Software Platforms

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with offices in California, Illinois, Louisiana, India, and Australia. Could an Association Management Software (AMS) solution be the answer to the inefficiencies that plague your association? This article will help you evaluate ten association software options.

CVBs Publish Pokémon Go Guides to Draw Visitors

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Lake Charles, Louisiana , shares not only where the city’s Pokémon congregate but also directs players to a local grill featuring a Pokémon Go special sandwich, “ The Charizard.”.

Game Theory: How the NBA Decided to Move the 2017 All-Star Game From Charlotte

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SB Nation notes that while Louisiana doesn’t have an HB2-style law of its own, the state is one of 11 suing the federal government over an Obama administration guidance regarding public-school restroom access for transgender students.

Senator Pushes to End Sports Leagues’ Nonprofit Status

Associations Now

Legislation allowing limited antitrust immunity passed, in part because of support in Congress from influential Louisiana lawmakers who wanted (and later got) a team of their own.

Want More Members? Better Get to Know Them

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At the Louisiana Society of Association Executives Annual Convention in February, I found myself sitting in on a session called, “How to Recruit More Members Using Relational Membership Marketing Strategies.” By Elsbeth W. Russell. Recruit, retain, engage and repeat.

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Supreme Court’s June Rulings Drive Massive Association Response

Associations Now

On healthcare and same-sex marriage alike, trade group and advocacy voices throughout the association world were working overtime to respond to two of the most prominent Supreme Court decisions in recent memory.