DC Organizations Prepare for Disruptive Metro Maintenance

Associations Now

Starting in June, DC commutes will be tough as Metro begins its year-long restoration plan, and associations need to develop coping mechanisms. With the introduction of the DC Metro “SafeTrack” plan , DC area organizations will have to work with staff to maintain productivity as commutes are disrupted and extended. For example, 340B Health is switching its Metro-only benefits to a general travel stipend, the group said in an email to staff.

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The DC Metro Area #Eventprofs and #Assnchat Tweet-up | KiKi L.

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

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Detroit Metro CVB: Bankruptcy Won’t Affect Conferences

Associations Now

That’s the message the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is making clear this week, days after the city’s unprecedented municipal bankruptcy was announced. Meetings sector still going strong: Soon after the bankruptcy became news, Detroit Metro CVB President and CEO Larry Alexander began working to inform the public that the city’s convention industry—responsible for millions of dollars in the city’s economy—isn’t flagging. “I

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Hospitality Groups: Could Reduced DC Metro Service Derail Business?

Associations Now

Restaurant and hotel associations argue that reduced DC Metro service will hit employees particularly hard and deter customers. The post Hospitality Groups: Could Reduced DC Metro Service Derail Business? The general manager of the District’s subway system wants to permanently shorten its hours. Hospitality associations worry a proposal to permanently curtail late-night service of DC’s Metrorail system will inconvenience employees and hurt business.

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Motown magic continues to attract business

Aaron Wolowiec

The Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau has raised funds for the annual meeting, so members can be confident in the city’s ability to educate and entertain, Graham said. Also, Detroit Metro Airport is an international airport so members traveling from around the globe can easily fly to the meeting. Detroit’s Cobo Center.

Ban on “Issue” Ads in DC Metro System Blocks Popular Advocacy Channel

Associations Now

The many advocacy ads that line the sides of trains, buses, and Metro stations in Washington, DC, may be a thing of the past—at least for a while. ” However, such a ban could have greater impact in Washington, DC, where associations, advocacy groups, and unions often use ads to promote their political views on trains and buses and at Metro stations, particularly those located near Capitol Hill.

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I Heart Detroit

Association Advocacy Chick

The Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau supports ASAE’s Diversity Executive Leadership Program. Uncategorized Conventions delp Detroit Detroit Metro Convention Visitors One of the highlights of being a DELP scholar is our annual reunion. For most of us, it’s the only opportunity we have to see each other and immerse ourselves in all things DELP. No matter how large our group gets or how unique our experiences are, there’s been one constant in my seven (!)

Join JP Moery for “Rebuilding Together” Luncheon - Moery Company

Moery Company

Location : above Metro Center at The Nickles Group, 601 13th Street, NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC.

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D.C. Car Wars: Zipcar vs. Hertz on Demand vs. Car2Go

Beekeeper Group

While Capital Bike Share, the Metro and Uber are great options for the daily commute or a night out on the town, one of the many nice things about the DC Metro area is that you can get by just … Continue reading → Digital Tactics Social Media applications mobile smartphone

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Vote for us for best meeting planning company!

Aaron Wolowiec

Best Convention and Visitors Bureau – Detroit Metro CVB. Best Meeting/Event Venue in Detroit Metro Area – Cobo Center. Best Meeting/Event Venue outside Detroit Metro Area – Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. Metro Cars. As you probably gathered from our recap of 2015 , it’s been a pretty awesome year for Event Garde! And it shows.

We Asked, You Answered: Public Transit Commuter Strategies

Associations Now

On days I Metro to and from work, I like to clean out email on my phone. I have about a 45-minute commute that’s a combination of walking, Metro, and occasionally bus. Not everyone has a 30-minute car ride ahead of them.

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

Associations Now

The city topped two recent surveys: Glassdoor’s “ 25 Best Cities for Jobs in 2017 ” and Apartment List’s “ Top 10 Metros for Millennials.” “Largely, inland metros, primarily located in the Midwest and South, rank higher than coastal metros, offering affordable options for millennials, in addition to strong job markets and plentiful entertainment options,” Bennet wrote.

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Detroit: Not the ‘black eye’ of America

Aaron Wolowiec

I’m not sure this is news, but as Larry Alexander, president of the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau , told me last week, media watch the city with careful eyes since it’s the automobile capital of the world. Larry Alexander, president of the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau. Photo by Vito Palmissano, courtesy of Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.14.20

Reid All About it

Host: DC-Metro Association-Nonprofit Tech Network. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… #ASAE20. I took three days off this week to dedicate my time to ASAE’s Virtual Annual Meeting aka #asae20.

Disaster Preparedness for Associations & Nonprofits Ahead of Hurricane Florence

Delcor

Sign up for local government alerts, Metro services updates, etc. Hurricane Florence may not be headed directly toward the DC region, but will certainly impact association and nonprofit operations across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic United States.

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How Detroit Got Its Groove Back

Associations Now

They’re up 208 percent for 2014 and 2015 compared to 2013, the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau announced last week. Metro Detroit is also scheduled to host 12 hotel meetings in 2014—more than twice the number hosted in 2013. The city’s convention and visitors bureau announced hotel and convention bookings are up significantly for the next two years—the result of a hard-fought effort to elevate Detroit’s image.

Silver Line Puts DC Closer to “Seamless Mobility” Goal

Associations Now

The national capital region, which does not have a direct rail link to its largest international airport, is one step closer to that goal, thanks to the opening of the first phase of the Metro Silver Line last weekend. Washington Convention Center via Metro alone—a straight shot on the Yellow Line—trips downtown from the region’s two international airports have remained more complicated.

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Study: Nonprofits That Follow BBB Standards Raise More Money

Associations Now

His analysis [PDF] showed that charities in the national sample that adhered to the 20 BBB WGA standards raised roughly 8 percent more in fundraising revenue; in the Metro New York sample, charities that met all the guidelines reported a 13.5 These findings are similar to results to of Chen’s 2009 study of Metro New York charities that implemented BBB standards.

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Study: In Charitable Giving, Middle Class Digs Deeper Than the Wealthy

Associations Now

Here are some of the hardest-hit metro areas, in terms of the drop in average giving rate: Rank (out of 50). Metro area. The most generous metro areas were Salt Lake City (5.4 A Giving Slowdown New research from the Nonprofit Research Collaborative’s midyear fundraising survey reveals a slowdown in charitable giving in the first half of 2014. According to NRC, 52 percent of charities had raised more funds as of mid-2014 than they did in the first half of 2013.

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The Case for Mega-Leadership

Wired4Leadership

mega-leadership is at work on a series of “mega-projects“ Among them, the extension of the metro rail system to Dulles International Airport (IAD), the planning for the budding metropolis of Tysons Corner and … Continue reading → You are reading The Case for Mega-Leadership from the Wired 4 Leadership blog. In the countryside west of Washington, D.C.,

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.24.20

Reid All About it

Host: DC-Metro Association-Nonprofit Tech Network. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Associations and the future of colleges. Jeff Cobb of Tagoras/Leading Learning asks a provocative but reasonable question: Could associations replace colleges? For many of us, the answer is a resounding “Yes.”

Mark Your Calendars – YAP at #ASAE11

SocialFish

YAPstar DC Metro Region residents and former “Joplinites,&# KiKi L’Italien and Kylee Coffman, will be onsite to share their story. Going to #ASAE11 in St Louis? Join the YAP NATION for a night that will surely live in infamy teh awsum – YAP presents: network-FEST. This guaranteed good time will kick off with cocktails and conversations followed by exciting and interactive entertainment from Jive and Wail’s infamous dueling pianos.

We Asked, You Answered: Making the Most of Drive Time

Associations Now

Commuting in the greater metro Atlanta area gives me plenty of opportunity for idle time in stop-and-go traffic.

Nevada Chambers Unite to Form Association Health Plan

Associations Now

Southern Nevada has become a testing ground for AHPs: Last month, the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce announced that it was launching its own plan.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.12.20

Reid All About it

Host: DC-Metro Association-Nonprofit Tech Network. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Motivation and focus enhancer. If you’ve been distracted at work and dispirited by what’s going on in our country, WBT Systems has some timely advice: remember your purpose. You may look at your to-do list and wish you were working on bigger issues but the fact is, as their post reminds you, you’re already making a difference. CRPs explained.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.23.16

Reid All About it

Location: Personify’s Tyson Corner office (Metro accessible). The only way to thrive in our ever-changing world is by sharpening old skills, learning new ones, and deepening your knowledge. That’s why I provide this list every week—so it’s a little easier for you to do that. Change and fear go hand in hand. Do you ever think about fear? Your fear? Your staff’s fear? Your board’s fear? What do you think about being fearless? See what I think in my latest post, Walk Alongside Fear.

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Infrastructure Report Card Shows Critical Need for Investment

Associations Now

The recent Oroville Dam spillway collapse , the sinking Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge , and the disruptive and long-term Metro maintenance in DC all showcase a common theme: America’s infrastructure could use some upkeep. The longer you defer maintenance, the more it’s going to cost you to get that transit system and that transit line back in the condition you need it to be in order to provide consistent, reliable service for the people that continue to take the bus or the metro system.”.

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Association’s Augmented Reality App Tries to Make Recycling Exciting

Associations Now

“Once users have found and interacted with these four bins, they’re automatically entered to win the grand prize, which is a trip for two to Churchill to see the Beluga Whales,” Communications Manager of CBCRA and Recycle Everywhere, Arielle Gurevich, said to Metro. Gurevich told Metro that the association and Recycle Everywhere “came up with this app idea prior to Pokémon Go coming out.”

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Three Ways to Boost Conference Security

Associations Now

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is set to test radar-imaging technology, which is coupled with artificial intelligence software, that finds security threats before they reach a meeting facility’s entrance, according to a MeetingsNet article. Conference security remains a priority for planners and attendees, and new technologies are being introduced to meet their needs. Here’s a look at three tools worth checking out.

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Social Media Roundup: Is Your Conference Location Walkable Enough?

Associations Now

In terms of events, a number of conference hot spots showed up on the Pedestrian Danger Index, with the Orlando metro region taking first place, Atlanta earning 8th place, and the Las Vegas metro area nabbing 13th. A new study on walkability raises some interesting questions about meeting locations. Also: where ethics come into play for event planners. If your conference attendees skip the rental car, are they putting themselves at risk?

Time to get in the game. There’s a game being played?

YourMembership Blog

Although unemployment rates are trending downward in most major metro areas, the recent JOLTS (Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey) report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed there were 4 million job openings in the US at the end of January 2014. Last week we hosted our monthly Thought Leadership Webinar , featuring a whitepaper published by Association Laboratory entitled Looking Forward 2014: An Environmental Scanning Whitepaper for the Association Industry.

New Orleans: Returning to Life, a Decade After Katrina

Associations Now

Hurricane Katrina’s landfall in New Orleans—and the ensuing breaking of the city’s levees—had a long-term devastating effect on the metro area, four-fifths of which was flooded by the storm. And the metro area is even seeing some major critical acclaim: Earlier this year, Travel and Leisure named New Orleans the second-best city to visit in the United States, behind only Charleston, South Carolina.

Uber, Lyft? No Worries: Public Transit Group Sees Room for Sharing

Associations Now

Washington, DC, for example, is about two months into a yearlong plan to repair its aging Metro system. In a new report, the American Public Transportation Association says it sees ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft—and the app ecosystem that has risen up around them—as complementary to traditional transportation options, rather than a business threat.

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My weekend in the “D” – an open letter to my DELPers

Association Advocacy Chick

Sponsored by the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau, it was an opportunity for alumni to reconnect and haze meet the new class of DELP scholars who we affectionately call the newbies. Dear DELPers, This past weekend, we came together in the Detroit area for a special purpose. It was the 10th anniversary reunion of the Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP).

How Virtual Engagement Can Positively Impact Membership Renewal

SocialFish

————– If you’re an association professional in the DC metro area, I strongly encourage you to take advantage of the fantastic educational opportunities provided through ASAE each month. Written by Alix Sandler, Marketing Manager, CommPartners. The content is valuable and it’s always great seeing old friends as well as making new connections.

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YAPpy Friday update!

SocialFish

It will be in the DC metro area and will be metro-accessible. VERY IMPORTANT - If you are a YAP member who is NOT LOCAL to the DC metro area but are in town for some reason, BE SURE TO LET US KNOW and we will hook you up. THANK YOU to everyone who has joined YAP , our Young Association Professionals group. We are also now on LinkedIn if you prefer to join that way. REMEMBER - anyone can join.

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Thanks For Playing: Friday Top 5

Thanks For Playing

I might complain about their lack of Metro etiquette, but they bring in a tremendous amount of revenue, which given the presence of all these freeloading government and nonprofit entities (guilty!), skip to main | skip to sidebar. Thanks For Playing. Seeking community in associations since 2008. 23 March 2012. Friday Top 5. DCs famous cherry blossoms peaked this week. And did you know that its the 100th anniversary of this lovely gift from Japan? Had to do an in honor of post, right?

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The Changing Role of Association Chapters

Associations Now

While the most common chapter model remains a state structure (81 percent), 69 percent of associations said they’re using a mix of options that might include chapters organized by metro area or by region encompassing several states or countries. A new benchmarking study indicates that associations view chapters as an increasingly important element of their member engagement strategy. Meanwhile, chapter membership structures and programs are starting to shift in new ways to support members.

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How to Create a Culture That Embraces Sales

Associations Now

Girl Scouts have been everywhere this past month—in grocery store lobbies, at street corners, and at the entrance to the Metro station nearest my home. Until cookie season ended this week, my workdays were punctuated with Girl Scouts hawking their Tagalongs, Trefoils, and my favorites, Samoas, at my Metro station. All associations are in the business of sales, whether they want to believe it or not.

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Outdoor Advertising: Charting a Fake Campaign’s Viral Boost

Associations Now

Two-thirds of online voters came from outside the four metro areas where the ads were posted, and 75 percent said they saw the ad on a billboard or bus shelter. The Outdoor Advertising Association of America recently sponsored a test campaign asking people to vote for the next president to be added to Mt. Rushmore to measure the ability of outdoor advertising to drive social and mobile activity. Who should be the next face etched into Mt. Rushmore?