Nevada Chambers Unite to Form Association Health Plan

Associations Now

Taking advantage of a June Labor Department ruling that expanded association health plans to create more access to affordable health coverage for small businesses and their employees, three southern Nevada chambers of commerce have joined forces to offer an AHP to their members.

Why Nevada Doesn’t Have the Powerball

Associations Now

A combination of resort-industry opposition and lack of legislative momentum has kept Nevada, a state known for its legalized gambling, out of the lottery for decades. That’s because Nevada is one of just six states in the country that don’t allow for legal lottery games.

In Protest, Fantasy Sports Group Moves Event From Nevada

Associations Now

The Fantasy Sports Trade Association, currently in the midst of regulatory controversy and legal challenges, decided over the weekend to move its upcoming winter conference from Nevada. The post In Protest, Fantasy Sports Group Moves Event From Nevada appeared first on Associations Now

Nevada Cattlemen on Cause Célèbre: Cliven Bundy Has a Point

Associations Now

With the rancher and activist becoming a political flashpoint in his decades-long dispute with the Bureau of Land Management, the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association released a statement this week supporting Bundy’s point of view—but not his supporters’ recent actions.

Meetings, Education & Professional Development Survey Report

Association Adviser

A group of 12 state societies of association executives collaborated with Whorton Marketing & Research in Las Vegas, Nevada and Event Garde in Kalamazoo, Michigan to conduct a survey of their education, meetings, and professional development activities.

Gaming Manufacturers Hit the Jackpot With Skills-Based Slots Bill

Associations Now

A newly signed Nevada law paved the way for skills-based slot machines in the state’s casinos. New legislation that was recently unanimously approved [PDF] by Nevada’s state legislature and signed into law by Gov.

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Gaming Association’s Voter Guide Presents Candidate’s Views

Associations Now

Before Nevada casino employees go to caucus starting on Saturday, they may want to take a close look at the guide recently sent by the American Gaming Association (AGA).

U.S. Travel Association Doubles Down on Vegas Ahead of Debate

Associations Now

Another Big Bet Also last week, the Nevada legislature approved funding for a new football stadium in Las Vegas. Travel Association announced a major ad campaign ahead of Wednesday’s debate at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).

When Unlikely Pairings Yield New Awareness

Associations Now

Hoping to attract a new audience to its mission, the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is hosting Cookies & Kegs, a fundraising event that pairs the group’s signature cookies with a local brewery’s craft beer.

NV Lawmakers: Lift Agency Resort, Casino Meeting Bans

Associations Now

Federal lawmakers from Nevada—which was uniquely affected by the restrictions—are pushing legislation to lift them. Meetings and conferences hosted by federal agencies could make a Las Vegas comeback if legislation introduced by a group of House members from Nevada passes.

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Forestry Group Looks at Big Picture Amid California Wildfires

Associations Now

Earlier this year, the Little Hoover Commission, an independent nonprofit watchdog in California, raised the question with a study [PDF] that called out mismanagement of Sierra Nevada forests and suggested the recent attention the issue has received opens up the possibility for change.

Boomers at CES Prove Technology Is Not Just for The Young

Associations Now

AARP Nevada sent a group of members to the world’s largest consumer electronics tradeshow last week to check out whether some of the latest tech gadgets meet the needs of those over 50.

Local Perspective

Associations Now

The cattle are hand-selected in Nevada, sent to a butchering facility in California and brought back, and listed on the menu as Nevada Beef. Going local is more than just one of the hottest restaurant trends.

Don’t Let Polls Mislead Your Association's Actions

SCD Group

The headlines from Saturday’s South Carolina primary and Nevada caucuses show that the news media suffers from misperceptions arising from polling. For example, they reported that Hillary Clinton had a “big 5% win” in the Nevada caucus and that Marco Rubio had “narrowly” finished second to Ted Cruz. While facilitating an association board workshop Friday, I shared that 9.2% of their members answered in a specific way. then, I let them know that for this question, 9.2%

Final Fantasy? Scandals Keep the Fantasy Sports Industry on Edge

Associations Now

A move by Nevada regulators to shut down daily fantasy sports sites in the state, arguing that the websites need gambling licenses to operate. For example, the American Gaming Association was quick to cheer Nevada’s decision to treat daily fantasy sports as gambling.

An Introduction to Social Media For Strategic Communication


for his class at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. (By There are three truths to social media. People are more important than platforms. Experiences are easier to remember than content. Social media doesn’t exist in a vacuum but as part of an integrated communication campaign.

Amid March Madness, Gaming Group Calls for Regulated Betting System

Associations Now

PASPA, a federal law passed in 1992, largely prohibits betting outside of Nevada. billion estimated for this year’s tournament, only about 3 percent ($295 million) will be wagered legally through Nevada sports books.

How Three Associations Partnered to Feed the Content Beast

Associations Now

campaign—which advocates for dairy jobs in the United States and spotlights stories of members, like Nevada farmer Daniel Perazzo. Developing and delivering editorial content to your members can be an uphill climb, especially with limited staff and budget. The U.S.

Boozing, Bribing and Brawling on Election Day

Reid All About it

But, when Lincoln won the election of 1860, it took six days for the Pony Express to deliver the news from a fort in Nebraska to a fort in Nevada. The ugliness of this election has certainly caused a lot of boozing. Bribing? Not touching that one. And brawling? I guess we’ll see.

Sunny Side Up: Solar Industry Seeing Record Returns

Associations Now

While the industry’s growth is significant, there’s plenty of room for more growth, as just five states (California, Arizona, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Nevada) represent three-quarters of the cumulative solar-energy production.

Conference Circuit: National Black Nurses Association

Associations Now

NBNA will host a book drive to benefit the local charity Spread the Word Nevada, which provides books to at-risk students. Rundown Attendees: 1,000 plus. Career Fair Exhibitors : 100.

An Anniversary to Collect: Letter Carriers’ Charitable Event Gets Commemorative Stamp Set

Associations Now

Jeff Keane, along with officials from NALC, will be on hand at the AmeriStamp Expo, taking place March 3-5 in Reno, Nevada, to release the souvenir set out into the world.

ISP Privacy Battle Moves to the States

Associations Now

Nevada and Minnesota have ISP privacy regulations set into law. Old Rules, New Target The Federal Communications Commission is taking its own approach to internet privacy in the wake of the ISP rules repeal.

Airport Amenities: What’s In, and What’s Out?

Associations Now

Airports like Nevada’s Reno-Tahoe International Airport have made up for the loss of pay phone access by offering access to a bank of free courtesy phones to customers.

Trade Groups Breathe Easier After Overtime Rule Blocked in Court

Associations Now

The decision, made as part of Nevada v.

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Report: March Madness All About Big Bets

Associations Now

In Nevada alone, for example, sports bookies will likely accept $240 million in bets on the tournament. The American Gaming Association reports that college basketball’s biggest month is going to drive about $9 billion in bets on games—around $2 billion of which will come from brackets.

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NBA, Gaming Group Push to End Illegal Sports Gambling

Associations Now

In an op-ed published last week in The New York Times , NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the time is right to begin allowing consumers to place wagers on professional sports games—an act that is currently legal only in Nevada.

Pro Football Group Considers Marijuana as Pain-Management Tool for Players

Associations Now

This announcement came one day after voters in California, Massachusetts, and Nevada joined a handful of other states, including Colorado and Washington, in legalizing the recreational use of marijuana.

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With New Labeling Program, Brewers Association Makes Craft Beers Clear

Associations Now

If you were buying beer in a store, the difference between a truly independent beer, like Sierra Nevada or Fat Tire, wouldn’t be obvious next to a mass-market brew like Shock Top or Blue Moon.

Report: Governments Must Help Manage Transition to Driverless Trucks

Associations Now

But that’s without driverless trucks, which would more than fill that workforce gap and are already operating in states like Nevada.

What Burning Man's 10 Principles Can Teach You About Building Community

Higher Logic

All to create this massive, sustainable, eco-friendly, self-aware, amazing.experience, smack dab in the middle of the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, for one week, once a year.

Your life in ten words or less


Though he has been declared legally dead, five months after he disappeared over the Nevada desert, it made me smile because I happen to know that he's now flying alien aircraft for Area 51. I read Steve Fossett's obituary this weekend. Regardless, what really caught my eye was the headline of his obit: Steve Fossett, 63; Adventurer of the Seas and Skies. How AWESOME is that. We should all be so lucky to have our lives captured in a nutshell as inspiring as that. Dream big.

Conference Circuit: Education Technology Advocates Cross Digital Divides

Associations Now

January 26-29: The Nevada Water Resources Association plans to take advantage of its meeting venue to highlight environmental issues during its 2015 annual conference.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.21.17

Reid All About it

Presenter: Patti Shock, academic consultant, The International School of Hospitality, and professor emeritus, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… Yesterday I went on an ebook buying rampage thanks to BookBub.

Thursday Buzz: Amazon’s Alexa Hits Vegas

Associations Now

If you have similar technologies at home and you don’t see it (in the hotel), it’s going to be some sort of a disappointment,” noted Mehmet Erdem, a University of Nevada, Las Vegas professor and the president of the International Hospitality Information Technology Association.

Conference Circuit: Affirmative Action Takes Center Stage

Associations Now

June 1-5: Travel Alliance Partners ‘ annual TAP Dance event , focused on fostering new relationships between tourism industry pros, will be held this year in Reno, Nevada. Share Your Own Have an upcoming event you’d like to tell your association peers about?

Why Telemedicine Is Making Major Progress Nationally

Associations Now

The states that scored an A on the report card were Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. With HR departments starting to embrace the technology, telemedicine is on track to see massive growth in 2016.

YP Impact: 4 Integration Issues Associations Must Address

Associations Now

I was honored to have been selected to facilitate the second NextGen Association Summit held last week in Reno, Nevada, for a number of reasons—one being that I was able to do just that. What are the important issues affecting young professionals in the association community?

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How AAA’s New Car-Share Service Thinks Beyond Ownership

Associations Now

Mike Hetke, executive vice president and chief strategy officer at AAA Northern California, Nevada, and Utah, notes that this model differs that of Zipcar and others in an important way.

No Girl Left Behind: Girl Scouts Expand Presence at CES

Associations Now

Girls from the Girl Scouts of Northern California and Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada demonstrated the new website at this year’s CES.