Michigan, Harbaugh's Contract and Association Image

SCD Group

While University of Michigan fans excitedly applauded the hiring of Jim Harbaugh as the university’s new football coach, some questioned the mega million dollar contract he will be paid.

Fermenta: Female Craft Brewers Hop Toward Trade Group in Michigan

Associations Now

A group of Michigan women in the craft beverage industry hope to increase its diversity by launching a new association next month—complete with a selection of new brews. The post Fermenta: Female Craft Brewers Hop Toward Trade Group in Michigan appeared first on Associations Now

Michigan Cider Association Vies for a Spot at the Tap

Associations Now

The Michigan Cider Association, a new industry group for cider manufacturers in the state, hopes to leverage the existing strength around the craft-beer industry as a whole to improve brand awareness for the product.

Best Benefit Ever: Navigating Michigan’s Entrepreneurial Scene

Associations Now

Businesses, investors, and self-starters now have an interactive online guide to Michigan’s community of entrepreneurs. With that in mind, MVCA launched the Michigan Entrepreneurial & Investment Landscape Map.

Bonus content – Event Garde e-news – September edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Bob Thomas, Michigan Chamber Foundation. Q & A with Bob Thomas , senior director of operations and executive director, Michigan Chamber Foundation at Michigan Chamber of Commerce.

Bonus content – Event Garde e-news – September edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Bob Thomas, Michigan Chamber Foundation. Q & A with Bob Thomas , senior director of operations and executive director, Michigan Chamber Foundation at Michigan Chamber of Commerce.

Amid Political Pressure, Michigan Teachers’ Union Loses Member Opt-Out Case

Associations Now

Facing a series of political setbacks in recent years, the Michigan Education Association last week lost a case regarding the one-month window when union members can drop out.

25 meeting management resources revealed

Aaron Wolowiec

Aaron Wolowiec facilitates an “Ask the Experts” panel during the 2013 Michigan Meetings Expo. Michigan Meetings + Events.

What’s in store for 2014?

Aaron Wolowiec

This week’s guest blog post is by Alexa Stanard , editor of Michigan Meetings + Events magazine. Alexa Stanard, editor of Michigan Meetings + Events magazine. Michigan hasn’t been a trendsetting state since the heyday of the American-made automobile.

Big picture thinkers vs. detail doers

Aaron Wolowiec

6, McClintick will give the keynote address at Destination Michigan’s Showcase of Ideas , which will be held at Eagle Eye Golf Club in Bath. But for now, McClintick writes a blog and hosts “Leadership Lowdown,” a radio segment on Michigan Business Network. .

Silence isn’t golden in the dark

Aaron Wolowiec

By now, many of you may have heard about the epic public relations failure of BWL in response to mid-Michigan’s days-long power outage after a major ice storm, dubbed “Icepocalypse.” It was Dec. 21 and we were frosting homemade sugar cookies when our world went black.

It’s an emergency! So now what?

Aaron Wolowiec

So important it was the topic of Destination Michigan’s Michigan Meetings Expo 2014 , which was held on May 8 at the MotorCity Casino and Hotel in Detroit. After the event, Destination Michigan compiled scenarios and recommendations from the idea exchange.

Bonus content – Event Garde e-news – June edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Henry Center for Executive Development , Michigan State University. Filed under: Meetings , Young Professionals Tagged: Event Gardeian of the Month , Meetings , Michigan State University , Shana Killips , The James B. Shana Killips, sales manager, The James B.

Bonus content – Event Garde e-news – June edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Henry Center for Executive Development , Michigan State University. Filed under: Meetings , Young Professionals Tagged: Event Gardeian of the Month , Meetings , Michigan State University , Shana Killips , The James B. Shana Killips, sales manager, The James B.

Rolling out the ORGPRO 2013 welcome mat

Aaron Wolowiec

Henry Center for Executive Development at Michigan State University, and Aaron Wolowiec, founder and president of Event Garde. Facilitators Cassandra Jorae, from the Michigan Economic Development Corp., Shana Killips, sales manager for the James B.

Bonus Content – Event Garde e-news – February edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Elyse Kopietz, director of communications, marketing and events, Michigan Manufacturers Association. Q & A with Elyse Kopietz , director of communications, marketing and events, Michigan Manufacturers Association.

Not just any top five list: Innovative and interactive learning formats according to you

Aaron Wolowiec

On May 23, Destination Michigan hosted its annual Michigan Meetings Expo at the Bavarian Inn Lodge in Frankenmuth. This year, instead of a traditional keynote session, the opening general session comprised five different speakers – each delivering one of five top Michigan meetings trends in five minutes or less.

Just two little words

Aaron Wolowiec

Destination Michigan believes that giving back to the communities in which we hold our events is an integral part of the meeting experience,” said Kim Corcoran, general manager. “If 6, Destination Michigan collected 425 pounds of food, which it donated to the Greater Lansing Food Bank.

Celebrating two years

Aaron Wolowiec

Wolowiec now writes a regular column in Michigan Meetings + Events magazine and he’s been featured as part of two magazine cover stories. Two years ago, Aaron Wolowiec had a vision. Strategic planning. Instructional design. Meeting management. They were all in his wheelhouse.

The X, Y and Z of membership

Aaron Wolowiec

Working on a college campus (my fulltime job is at Michigan State University ) I see the wide-eyed, go-get-the-world naiveté of Gen Y every day. Sarah Sladek, founder of XYZ University.

Engage volunteers, take a page from the magazine

Aaron Wolowiec

For the last year I’ve had the opportunity to serve on the editorial advisory board of Michigan Meetings + Event s magazine. Dudek is a meetings manager for the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants in Troy – and she’s an exemplary role model for the meetings industry.

Mission possible: Finding and keeping volunteers

Aaron Wolowiec

For more information on this topic, please read Aaron Wolowiec’s column in the fall issue of Michigan Meetings. It’s the first board meeting of the year and the room is packed with enthusiastic volunteer board members.

Call for Presentations: Dead or Alive?

Aaron Wolowiec

A colleague recently posted this question to a professional development discussion board I enjoy reading: In the past few years, we have been receiving fewer responses to our call for papers. Has anyone had any success with any incentives to increase the number of submissions received?

Leveraging strategy to amplify education initiatives

Aaron Wolowiec

So, as a self-proclaimed “meetings coach” and Michigan native, I’m pleased to have been invited by Brian McGrain of CEDAM (Community Economic Development Association of Michigan) to submit a presentation proposal for this year’s summit.

Planners and suppliers tell all

Aaron Wolowiec

Kelly Van Dyke presenting June 18 at the Michigan Meetings Expo. Kelly Van Dyke, CMP and I had the pleasure of delivering the highest rated education session at the Michigan Meetings Expo on June 18 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.

Sharing our Great Ideas

Aaron Wolowiec

Donna Oser, director of executive search services, Michigan Association of School Boards. The ASAE Great Ideas Conference is right around the corner. If you’ve not attended before, I highly recommend looking into it (if not this year, then next year).

A new face, a new format and all things ORGPRO

Aaron Wolowiec

Since 2008, Kristen has worked as a communications manager for Michigan State University, serving in the university’s central public relations office. Kristen Parker Digital Communications Manager. It’s every blogger’s worst nightmare.

Motown magic continues to attract business

Aaron Wolowiec

Detroit’s Cobo Center. I’m sure I can speak for my fellow Michiganders: We’ve watched with heartbreak as Detroit, once the most prosperous city in the country, has struggled to financially support its declining population.

Volunteer management: I gotta feeling

Aaron Wolowiec

Like many of you, I’ve been known to juggle a handful of volunteer roles in addition to my nine-to-five job at any given point in time during my association management career. Who am I kidding? When’s the last time I was able to get away with working an eight-hour day?).

Course 212

Snow day productivity: Briefer, clearer, funner communications

Aaron Wolowiec

Every couple of months, as I write my column for Michigan Meetings + Events magazine , I have the opportunity to practice this very same exercise. First, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2014.

The Meetings Report: Five game-changing tactics redefining education strategy and success

Aaron Wolowiec

In a nutshell, The Meetings Report strives to describe the state of the Michigan association meetings industry. Likewise, it was edited by Kristen Parker , a media communications manager for Michigan State University.

Instructional Design: The New Normal

Aaron Wolowiec

26, 2015, I’ll be further exploring what this means to associations in a webinar I’m developing for the Michigan Society of Association Executives. I fled this week from the blustery temperatures of Grand Rapids, MI to a warmer climate in Dallas, TX.

Interns have rights too

Aaron Wolowiec

Next week, I’ll be talking with Cheryl Ronk, president of Michigan Society of Association Executives , about MSAE’s intern program. An info graphic by InternMatch, listing quick facts about intern compensation. After posting on Sept.

Back to basics: Education programs

Aaron Wolowiec

I recently facilitated two sessions on meeting planning and professional development for the Michigan Society of Association Executive’s (MSAE) Academy of Association Management.

To pay or not to pay?

Aaron Wolowiec

Next week, I’ll talk with Cheryl Ronk, president of Michigan Society of Association Executives , about the association’s successful internship program. Photo courtesy of myjoboption.com. Not that long ago, interns were known as the coffee getters, copy makers and phone answerers.

What’s trending?

Aaron Wolowiec

Robertson and Cheryl Ronk, president of Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE), will close ORGPRO with a session titled, “ Association Trends – Future Strategic Issues.”. Susan Robertson, executive vice president of American Society for Association Executives. From the minute we get up to the minute we go to bed, we’re surrounded by it: social media. Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. Skype. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up.

Overcoming your fear of “messing up”

Aaron Wolowiec

Crenshaw, southeast zone adviser of the Michigan District of Key Club International, to present two breakout sessions on public speaking and confidence building at the organization’s 2012 Fall Rally in Wayland. It’s been several months now, but I was invited by Bryan L. As a former club president and district board member, I was eager to give back to this next generation of leaders and (fingers crossed) association professionals.

Return on learning (ROL): More than a boring statistic

Aaron Wolowiec

Next week I have the pleasure of participating in the Michigan Society of Association Executives’ annual convention, colloquially known as OrgPro. Fireworks in Grand Rapids on July 4, 2011. It’s Tuesday afternoon, the day before Selma’s favorite holiday: Independence Day.

SCD Group: Free to Fee: One Association's Response to the.

SCD Group

Small Business Association Of Michigan (SBAM) decided to make a change. Despite Michigan’s businesses mired in a long recession, SBAM was not satisfied with the status quo. SBAM is a broad-based “chamber-like” organization advocating for Michigan small business.

Online Communities and Online Events: The Perfect Match

CommPartners

A University of Michigan study found that customers / members spent 19 per cent more after joining a company’s online community. Online communities have become a valuable component of an organization’s engagement strategy.

Could this happen to you?

SCD Group

Local news station delivers entire report on Michigan winning In case you missed in Saturday, the University of Michigan attempted a punt with 4 seconds remaining in the game. WZZM TV failed to learn the lesson from the Chicago Tribune’s headlines claiming that Dewey Beat Truman.

Fix MI State Campaign Takes Aim at Infrastructure Issues

Associations Now

An initiative from the Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association draws much-needed attention to the state’s aging and failing systems. From its stormwater and wastewater systems to its roads and bridges, Michigan’s infrastructure needs some love—a lot of love.

8 Award-Winning Success Stories from Super Forum 2018

Higher Logic

Most Creative Use of Higher Logic Platform: The Alumni Association of the University of Michigan. Their mission is to nurture lifelong relationships with and among current and future Michigan alumni.