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. If Nevada residents want to take part in the Powerball—not an uncommon desire, considering the record jackpots of late —they have to cross the state border. That’s because Nevada is one of just six states in the country that don’t allow for legal lottery games. The State of Lottery in Nevada.

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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. Last week, the Nevada Gaming Control Board ruled that it would treat daily fantasy sports as a form of gambling —and as a result, fantasy sports providers will need to get a license to operate in the state.

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. For decades, Bundy has grazed cattle in southeastern Nevada, on federal lands near Bunkerville. ” The post Nevada Cattlemen on Cause Célèbre: Cliven Bundy Has a Point appeared first on Associations Now

New bill limiting COVID-19 liability covers HOAs (NV)

All the Blogs

Steve Sisolak issued a Declaration of Emergency to facilitate the state of Nevada’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 12, Gov. On the following day, the president of the United States declared a nationwide emergency, pursuant to Section 501(6) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.

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As we head into summer HOA pools remain closed (NV)

All the Blogs

We have read many articles stating that pool water cannot contain COVID-19, if treated with the proper chemicals, and of course, social distancing is used within the pool complexes. Read the Q&A……………………… Coronavirus (COVID-19) Nevada Condo & HOA NewsQ: We just wondered if there is any time frame on when homeowners association condo pools might reopen?

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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. Though the bill has been signed into law, the Nevada Gaming Control Board and Nevada Gaming Commission still needs to create regulations around the new gambling technology, Prater explained.

What’s an SEO Keyword? Why it Matters and How to Use It.

GrowthZone

To get past this, add more words such as “Builder Associations in Nevada” or “Home Builder Health Insurance” (linking that one to your member benefits page). Help your members get online exposure with long-tail keywords like “find a builder in Reno, Nevada” then link it to your member directory. According to Techopedia , a keyword (in the context of search engine optimization), is a particular word or phrase that describes the contents of a Web page.

4 Lessons Association Chapters Can Learn From Craft Breweries

Associations Now

In 2016, for example, Nevada’s Lovelady Brewing Company teamed with the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada on a fundraising event called Cookies & Kegs , which is exactly what it sounds like.

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. Perhaps the surprise factor is what the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is counting on with the announcement of its latest fundraising and public awareness event, Cookies & Kegs.

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. After an embarrassing scandal in 2010, many federal agencies imposed bans on holding conferences at resorts and casinos.

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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. AARP Nevada sent 50 tech-savvy seniors wearing “#DisruptAging” shirts to the Lifelong Tech Pavilion to check out the gadgets on display.

How an Association Helped Put Craft Beer in the Smithsonian

Associations Now

The exhibit will get a grand opening November 7-9 as part of Smithsonian Food History Weekend, with McCulla moderating a conversation featuring Papazian and other key figures in craft beer history, including Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. The Brewers Association funded a wide-reaching initiative to bring the story of craft beer to the National Museum of American History. A new exhibit opens this week.

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. While much of the produce comes from bountiful California, the café uses herbs from a local hydroponic facility, fruit from a local orchard, and cheese from Carson City, Nevada. Going local is more than just one of the hottest restaurant trends.

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. But the title of this post doesn’t refer to the election tomorrow, I’m talking about the wild elections of the past. Things could be worse, folks. Boozing it up with George.

An Introduction to Social Media For Strategic Communication

SocialFish

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. Not only are they true, but they are a consistent part of the presentation deck created by Richard R. Becker, ABC, president of Copywrite, Ink.,

Utilize Unserved Conference Food To Fight Local Hunger

Associations Now

In fact, Three Square is southern Nevada’s only food bank and the distribution hub for the community’s emergency food services. MGM Resorts has helped to establish a successful, standardized process for safe collection, preservation and service of surplus food that will help reduce hunger in southern Nevada that others will be able to follow,” says Maurice Johnson, Director of Operations, Three Square Food Bank.

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%

Report: The Story Machine Learning Tells About Nonprofits

Associations Now

Meanwhile, benefits and insurance nonprofits tend to get the best funding in the Midwest and a handful of other isolated states around the country (Nevada, New Mexico, Arkansas, New Jersey). The analytics firm Civis says that its topic modeling-based analysis of nonprofits highlights how there are different kinds of organizational hot spots around the country. What could machine learning teach us about nonprofits nationwide?

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.

Healthy Social Media Use While Practicing Social Distancing

Associations Now

If you’re already feeling anxious or upset, anything that is problematic offline can perpetuate online,” said Natalie Pennington, a University of Nevada-Las Vegas professor of communication studies. “In While government calls for social distancing have led some people to think they should use social media more, using these tools the wrong way can increase loneliness. A communications expert offers tips on using social media to improve connections.

Governors Association Helps Members Leverage Possibilities of the Great Outdoors

Associations Now

Governors from a number of states, including Maine, Oregon, Vermont, Montana, and Nevada, took part in the network’s launch last week. The National Governors Association’s new Outdoor Recreation Learning Network will help state leaders share strategies for maximizing one of their greatest resources: nature. The 50 states have a lot of the great outdoors to share, protect, and promote.

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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. According to the latest report from the Solar Energy Industries Association, the industry is currently producing a record 20 gigawatts of energy. That’s a lot of watts.

26 ways association professionals find problem-solving inspiration

Association Success

Association magazines : Many national publications still send print magazines, which for Jeffrey Geihs of the Nevada Association of School Administrators, provide a great way to spend some time reading and thinking through what other organizations are doing to solve problems. From the time we begin work in the morning to the time we wrap things up for the day, there’s no telling what’s going to come across our desks or land in our inboxes. .

Your life in ten words or less

SocialFish

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.

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. $ 29 The average bet placed per March Madness bracket, according to the American Gaming Association.

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. The National Black Nurses Association’s 45th Annual Institute and Conference begins in the upcoming days in Las Vegas. More than 1,000 are expected to attend.

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. You know how it goes: you look at the “Customers who bought this item also bought” section on Amazon and before you know it you’ve clicked “Buy now” several times. Well, that’s what happens to me.

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. With the help of the event’s longtime mascots—whom you might recognize from the comics page—the National Association of Letter Carriers’ annual Stamp Out Hunger event is getting its own personalized stamp set to signify its 25th anniversary.

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. The commission announced it would rely on vintage telephone system rules, implemented as part of the Communications Act of 1934, to allow for partial re-regulation of ISPs on the privacy issue.

Trade Groups Breathe Easier After Overtime Rule Blocked in Court

Associations Now

The decision, made as part of Nevada v. The Labor Department overtime rule, which would have significantly expanded the number of people eligible to receive overtime—and was strongly opposed by numerous trade groups—was blocked from taking effect by a federal judge, just days before it would have been implemented. One of the most controversial labor-related regulations in recent years— along with a top concern for ASAE members—has been put on ice, at least for now.

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. If you have a March Madness office pool happening this year, don’t feel bad if you do poorly: 40 million people will fill out a bracket, and not everyone can be a winner.

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. In some cases, sports books in Nevada have even notified the FBI of unusual betting activity on sporting events that have led to convictions on match fixing.”.

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. According to a report from Airports Council International-North America, older types of airport amenities, such as smoking lounges and pay phone banks, are likely to go away as newer kinds of amenities take hold.

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.

The Group Lobbying the States for a Presidential Popular Vote

Associations Now

And Nevada’s handling of the legislation points at a political debate more complex than it appears. The National Popular Vote has long made the case that there’s no reason that states have to stick with the electoral college—and has legislative success stories to show for it. We’re closer than ever to a popular vote in the United States—and a nonprofit might be the reason for the shift. Since 2006, the National Popular Vote , a group that is looking to move the U.S.

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. A Boston accelerator brings community members together to discuss ways to improve and expand use of technology to improve education. Plus: A water conservation group chooses a venue that underscores its values.

How Much Should Associations Care About Blockchain?

Associations Now

Nevada passed a series of laws designed to encourage the use of blockchain in the state, including the creation of a regulatory sandbox and a law that explicitly allows companies to use a blockchain to store public records. Long the subject of breathless hype, blockchain technology has started to find its way into real-world use cases. A recent whitepaper highlights where associations and their members might come into play.