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

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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. But, the association had a desire to engage more small businesses to enhance our voice within Michigan. Is there a "magic" price for association membershi. Pages. About.

Best Benefit Ever: A Chance to Root for Your Home Team

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Michigan social workers get an off-hours perk: discounted tickets to Detroit Pistons games for the upcoming season. Members of the Michigan chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) can now enjoy the NBA hype courtside with discounted tickets to five Detroit Pistons games this year, including matchups against expected postseason contenders such as the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards. Discounted prices range from $15 to $45.

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How Job Market Changes Could Affect Association Hiring

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A new report from Michigan State University, Recruiting Trends 2019-2020 , offers some clues about how the job market will change. They just don’t want to get caught committed to some high-priced labor that they won’t be able to continue to employ if things got tight. This bodes well for new grads, but not necessarily for employees with a high price tag hoping to make moves.

Many Counties Still Waiting for the Economic Recovery

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Unemployment has been a particular drag on economic momentum: Just 5 percent of counties nationwide have returned to pre-recession levels of unemployment, and just one of those—Kent County, Michigan—has a population of more than 500,000. The report found that 72 percent of local economies have improved on one of the four main metrics researched—unemployment rate, jobs, GDP, or median home price.

What Ideas Can Your Meeting Steal From the Super Bowl?

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I hope so, because Sunday’s Super Bowl XLIX is one of the largest and priciest events to happen all year, whether you’re talking audience, sponsorships, ticket prices, or food and beverage. For example, at the 2015 Michigan Turfgrass Conference [PDF], which took place last week at Michigan State University, the group held a halftime show on the exhibit hall floor to close out the second day of its meeting.

Dog Days of Summer: 5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Hot Dogs

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Higher raw-material costs are leading to higher retail price points,” she told the publication. Side note: The “Coney dog”, while named for Coney Island, is not from there—that’s a Michigan-based dog variation. However, if you’re on Coney Island and want a hot dog with sauce, there’s an option for that: The Michigan hot dog. The Sausage Slump It’s not all news to relish in the world of tubular meat.

Lunchtime Links: A Nonprofit’s Powerful Video Message

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An example of an amazing nonprofit video pitch in today’s Lunchtime Links: A powerful Veterans Day ad: The Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Dégagé Ministries , a religious nonprofit that helps the homeless rebuild their lives, may have created the season’s most effective viral video in the clip above, which shows the physical transformation of U.S. How the nonprofit Dégagé Ministries condensed its message into one engrossing three-minute video. Also: the magic hiding in a tweet.

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Is the World Ready for “Talking” Cars?

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A yearlong testing phase conducted in Ann Arbor, Michigan, ended in summer 2013 and involved more than 3,000 vehicles. While adding a V2V system would raise the price of a car by roughly $100 to $300—though Kelley Blue Book tells Bloomberg that price is dropping—the value could very much be worth it for most consumers.

5 Ideas for Adapting to Shifts in Your Member Market

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Guests: •Josh Lord, MBA, Michigan Dental Association. Jacqualine Price Osafo, CAE, Water Quality Association. As times change, so do jobs and entire professions. If your association is seeing growth in nontraditional members—whether they’re freelancers, “paraprofessionals,” or something else—consider these ideas for evolving your membership strategy. In many professions, the nature of work is changing.

Why Negative Feedback Can Be a Positive

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In a study published last month in the Academy of Management Journal , three Michigan State University researchers played the role of supervisors for a group of college students who were assigned a series of stock-pricing tasks. A mean boss isn’t advisable in any workplace. But a new study suggests that the bigger issue is an untrustworthy one. “You should be ashamed of your efforts.”. That’s not the sort of thing an employee ever wants to hear.

100% Attendance, Part 1 : Off Stage

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It was a long way between Northern Michigan and the East Coast, and we settled on weekly phone sessions and reading assignments. The price (this call is toll free, but not all services may offer this). Off Stage. 16, 2010 - 100% Attendance, Part 1. As a consultant and a coach, Im finding that more and more of my work is being completed on a a conference call basis. When I first hired a personal coach, I was given the choice of holding sessions in person or via telephone.

Trade Association CEO Support: Event Planning Checklist

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· Sponsorship Chair (if applicable): sponsored items/prices, sponsor sales scripts, flyer, sales responsibilities, recognition, thank you notes · Event Chair: Coordinate other Chairs, manage location vendors, oversee on-site flow, timing, quality, bill-pay, photography, press release/newsletter notes, signage, handouts, chair and volunteer thank you notes/recognition (Source: Skip Potter, c6support). Debbie Cook, Michigan Automotive Parts Assoc.

The First Milepost for the 3-Way Management Team

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When I resigned I asked the Board to consider hiring me in a new role: Executive Advisor, where I would continue to provide them that unique insight, motivation and talent of an ASAE Certified Association Executive without having to pay full price for it. Debbie Cook, Michigan Automotive Parts Assoc. Trade Association CEO Support.

Members Get Members. Staff? Not So Much.

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I have always been jealous of those trade associations with a powerful membership hook, like a killer price on an insurance program or a government mandated certification that members must have for employment. Debbie Cook, Michigan Automotive Parts Assoc. Trade Association CEO Support. The role of association CEO is diverse and whether youre a volunteer or a paid staff executive director this blog is the starting line for concepts and ideas to solve your leadership challenges.

Sample Strategy and guidelines for Group/Affinity Services

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The program offers a business an exclusive and substantial savings as compared to the general price available to that business through that vendor or other like competitors. Debbie Cook, Michigan Automotive Parts Assoc. Trade Association CEO Support. The role of association CEO is diverse and whether youre a volunteer or a paid staff executive director this blog is the starting line for concepts and ideas to solve your leadership challenges. The Role of Association CEO.

Trade Association CEO Support: Productive Staff - The 3 Ts

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As a result of our review we made several improvements including the addition of a dedicated printer to this work area, a simple software modification that quickly discriminated between member and non member pricing, a change in process regarding credit card processing, and a change in process involving our mailroom. Debbie Cook, Michigan Automotive Parts Assoc. Trade Association CEO Support.

Coronavirus Updates for Association and Events Professionals – What You Need to Know

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The Price of the Coronavirus Pandemic (source: The New Yorker) April 13, 2020 – As April arrived, businesses, large and small, decided not to pay rent, either because they didn’t have the cash on hand or because, with a recession looming, they wanted to preserve what cash they had. The conference took place at Ferris State’s College of Pharmacy facility at 25 Michigan St. About this list.

Daily #COVID19 Updates for Association and Events Professionals – What You Need to Know

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The Price of the Coronavirus Pandemic (source: The New Yorker) April 13, 2020 – As April arrived, businesses, large and small, decided not to pay rent, either because they didn’t have the cash on hand or because, with a recession looming, they wanted to preserve what cash they had. The conference took place at Ferris State’s College of Pharmacy facility at 25 Michigan St.