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. 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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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?

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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. The post Detroit Metro CVB: Bankruptcy Won’t Affect Conferences appeared first on Associations Now

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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. The post Ban on “Issue” Ads in DC Metro System Blocks Popular Advocacy Channel appeared first on Associations Now

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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. Detroit’s Cobo Center.

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

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

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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 (!)

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.

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.”

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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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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.

Top 3 Tips from the Informz Client Idea Swap


I know not everyone can attend so here are the top three tips from our last Informz Idea Swap Session in the DC Metro : 1. Client idea swaps are a great chance to see other emails and get ideas from our fellow association marketers.

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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.

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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

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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

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The Case for Mega-Leadership


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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Disaster Preparedness for Associations & Nonprofits Ahead of Hurricane Florence


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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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.

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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.

Mark Your Calendars – YAP at #ASAE11


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.

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.

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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.

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Event Industry Prepares for Canada Meet Week 2015

Cvent Association Tips

Three co-located events will take place at the Metro Convention Centre: CanSPEP Breakfast. The next day iBE Expo will begin with keynotes at the Glen Gould Theatre across the street from Metro Convention Centre: Kelsey Ramsden, Canada’s top female entrepreneur.

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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.

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. All associations are in the business of sales, whether they want to believe it or not.

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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.

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.

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).

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.

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CompTIA Helps Build New Tech Foundations for the Underemployed

Associations Now

Paul metro area. The association’s philanthropic arm, Creating IT Futures, is expanding its free training program for individuals looking to enter the information technology field.

Updated Per Diem Gives Federal Employees More Wiggle Room

Associations Now

While there are 400 non-standard areas for which federal employees receive slightly larger per diems, 15 former NSAs lost that status for the 2016 fiscal year , including three metro areas in Virginia.

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Record-breaking donations on Give to the Max Day in Minnesota

Beth Kanter

A really unique partnership with Metro Transit, which is Minnesota’s transportation resource offering a network of buses, light rail and commuter trains, allowed us to plug into their engaged audience of commuters. GiveMN launched its “Give to the Max Day” over 6 years ago.

Knight Foundation Boosts Funding for Local Journalism in Detroit Area

Associations Now

million in investments in the metro area’s media infrastructure. The foundation, through its investments in the Detroit Journalism Cooperative and the Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund, will commit $1.8 million to the city’s nonprofit media outlets.

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.

How Virtual Engagement Can Positively Impact Membership Renewal


————– 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.

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AMA Study: Health Insurer Mergers Will Harm Patients

Associations Now

The mergers would exacerbate the issue, creating mergers that would break federal antitrust guidelines in 97 metro areas in 17 states, the study concludes.

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Associations Reflect, Assist on 9/11 Anniversary

Associations Now

The event, sponsored by Chase, will benefit the Capital Area Food Bank, which will distribute the meals to food-insecure older adults throughout the DC metro area.

Orlando Weathers Federal Conference Cutbacks

Associations Now

With sequestration taking multiple knocks out of Orlando’s meetings-heavy economy, the news hasn’t been all great for that Florida metro area lately.

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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.

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