NAACP Hosts Bias Training for New Jersey Police

Associations Now

This week, the New Jersey chapter of the NAACP invited officers to its annual meeting to participate in the program. ” That’s what NAACP New Jersey State Conference President Richard Smith said at a news conference following a fair and impartial policing (FIP) training at the organization’s annual state conference Thursday. The post NAACP Hosts Bias Training for New Jersey Police appeared first on Associations Now

New Jersey Accountants ‘Pay It Forward’

Associations Now

Nearly 100 members of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants traveled to high schools statewide last month with the goal of increasing awareness and enthusiasm for a career as a CPA. For the past 10 years, about 100 members of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants have visited high schools across the state to discuss the career opportunities that are available to students who study accounting.

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New Jersey Mug Shot Bill Raises Open-Access Concerns

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A proposed law targeting ethically questionable sites that post arrest mug shots easily passed in the New Jersey General Assembly on Thursday, but journalists’ organizations and open-access advocates worry that it will have wider consequences. Mug shots are big business, and New Jersey’s General Assembly wants out. In New Jersey, media outlets face complicated ethical dilemmas of their own regarding mug shots.

Proposal to Change New Jersey’s Self-Serve Gas Law Fuels Debate

Associations Now

New Jersey is one of just two states to require full-service gas pumps—something a key association in the state hopes to change. Problem is, a prominent lawmaker is fighting new legislation tooth and nail. Full-service gas is such a fact of life in the Garden State that a popular slogan there claims that “Jersey girls don’t pump gas.” Even so, the New Jersey Gasoline, Convenience Store, and Automotive Association is making its case for change.

New Jersey Tech Council Has Its Eye on Post-Embargo Cuba

Associations Now

A little less than 1,300 miles separate New Jersey from Cuba, but with a new association endeavor, that distance could get a little smaller. Recently, the New Jersey Tech Council (NJTC) announced it would plan a trip connecting at least half a dozen business leaders from the state with potential tech opportunities in the Caribbean country, which had, until recently, been subject to a U.S.

Elections (NJ)

All the Blogs

The answer is…it depends. Read the article……………………… Annual/General Meetings Coronavirus (COVID-19) New Jersey ArticlesIf your association’s annual election is approaching, you likely have questions about how the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting governmental restrictions will affect your ability to hold your election. Should we reschedule the election? What if we have already sent out the request for nominations?

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Meet the Team – Bethany Murphy, Senior Business Development Director

Moery Company

And, I work out of the New Jersey TMC office. Transcript: Hi, my name is Bethany Murphy. I’m the Senior Business Development Director at The Moery Company.

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Liability protection: State laws facilitate community pool operations

Ungrated

New Jersey and Missouri became the latest states to pass legislation that provides limited liability protection to community associations from civil lawsuits claiming a person contracted COVID-19 while using the pool or other amenities, except in cases of gross negligence or willful misconduct.

Friday Buzz: Concrete Evidence on the Benefits of Public-Private Partnerships

Associations Now

A study of the past five years of economic activity in New Jersey reveals a number of insights about partnerships that associations nationwide can learn from. A new report from the NJ Policy Research Organization provides a comprehensive look at how integral the bonds that tie businesses, associations, state governments, and academia are to economic success. Take a look at these new applications hoping to dethrone the king of intra-office communication.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.9.16

Reid All About it

Hear ways the American Institute of CPAs and New Jersey Society of CPAs are connecting with high school and college students, educators, members and other stakeholders to recruit members and nurture future CPAs. Speakers: Carolyn Hook (Moderator), Membership & Engagement Director, New Jersey Society of CPAs. Susan Dyer, Membership Development Manager, New Jersey Society of CPAs.

High alert: Building safety concerns rise following Surfside condo collapse

Ungrated

On the East Coast, Jersey City, N.J., Currently, New Jersey requires life safety-type surveys at hotels, condominiums, and apartments every five years.

Association-Backed Coalition Promotes Alternatives to Opioids for Pain

Associations Now

For example, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, a group that supports community coalitions in the fight against drug use, recently gave a grant to a local nonprofit , New York’s Rockville Centre Coalition for Youth Works, to make the public aware of the dangers of opioid use.

Know before you fly: Not all flags are treated equally under the law

Ungrated

Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee have laws that prevent deed restrictions on military flags. Contributed by Kevin M. Hirzel, Esq. Flag Day, held annually on June 14 since 1916, celebrates the history and traditions of the U.S.

Best Benefit Ever: Tailored Performance Tracking

Associations Now

The New Jersey Credit Union League will create customized performance reports for its members. Starting next year, the New Jersey Credit Union League will offer customized quarterly reports to its members to help them compare their performance against prior results, longer-term organizational or regulatory goals, and the performance of other credit unions. Why it works: The new product is part of the group’s effort to offer members strategic help.

Your Digital Infrastructure Shouldn’t Be Playing Catch-Up

Associations Now

Murphy, the Democratic governor of New Jersey, found himself having to name-drop a supposed “dead programming language” at a news conference. But Murphy’s state suddenly needed a lot of help with it, because New Jersey’s unemployment systems rely on COBOL.

Hospital Association Aims to Use Big Data to Spot Bigger Trends

Associations Now

The New Jersey Hospital Association is launching a new program, CHART, to utilize big data in hopes of spotting the underlying problems behind the medical issues its members tackle. Are there gaps in New Jersey’s healthcare coverage? One of the state’s medical groups is turning to big data to find out.

Consistent enforcement: The first step to reducing conflict in community associations

Ungrated

He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. >>Read Residents in community associations won’t always see eye to eye on every issue, and that’s OK. We simply aren’t wired to agree on everything.

A vote for technology: How electronic voting can facilitate community association elections

Ungrated

New Jersey recently allowed condos to use electronic voting and, at the same time, passed a law that prohibits condos from offering proxies to owners unless they also allow them to cast absentee ballots. Contributed by Denise Lash, Esq.

Membership Hack: Card-Carrying Volunteer Recruiter

Associations Now

The New Jersey Society of CPAs recruits volunteers with a business card that removes the barriers to getting involved. The New Jersey Society of CPAs was on a mission to engage members face-to-face and recruit some volunteers at the same time. In Hook’s experience, recruiting new volunteers works best in face-to-face situations, where members make the personal ask.

Why One Tire Dealers Group Put on the Brakes

Associations Now

The decision by the New Jersey State Tire Dealers Association to stop spinning its wheels came down to three simple things: revenue, membership, and a lack of either. New Jersey’s leading tire dealers group won’t be burning rubber anytime soon. Citing funding issues and a lack of paid members, the New Jersey State Tire Dealers Association (NJSTDA) has announced it will hold off on future work.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.3.20

Reid All About it

I made this tater tot ham and cheese breakfast casserole for Christmas and New Year’s mornings but the second time, I used regular ham instead of country ham, a big improvement since I thought the first version was too salty. On New Year’s morning, I also served bacon cranberry crack.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.20.19

Reid All About it

Do you know about the horrific impact some of the new gig worker laws will have on freelance writers, journalists and other professions? New York and New Jersey are proposing similar laws—speak up if you live there. A new episode is posted every Monday by 1 p.m.

New Group Aims to Tackle Sports Betting Fraud

Associations Now

With a Supreme Court decision paving the way for legalized sports betting in some states, a new association hopes to set the rules of the road for wagering. SportTechie reports that the new group is being driven by New Jersey’s legislative efforts on sports betting, which led to this spring’s Supreme Court decision, and requires gaming operators to notify regulators, law enforcement, and fellow operators when a case of fraud emerges.

Thanksgiving: What are your grateful for?

Beth Kanter

I’m at the New Jersey Shore for the Thanksgiving holiday. My hometown got hit pretty hard, but we’re counting our blessings that my family’s house is still standing and able to enjoy this Thanksgiving with family. If you haven’t donated to Hurricane Sandy Relief, please consider making a contribution. Here’s my crowdrise campaign. Be sure to check out “Giving Tuesday” a national day of giving the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

No swimming: Why opening pools in a pandemic isn’t so simple

Ungrated

Pellegrino isn’t alone, especially in New Jersey. While these new laws are helpful, associations may continue to choose to keep pools closed. Pools might be one of the most desired amenities in community associations, but opening pools in the middle of a pandemic isn’t so simple.

Best Benefit Ever: Keep Your Skin in the Game

Associations Now

As part of a new agreement with the New Jersey State Golf Association (NJSGA), the cancer-screening company MoleSafe is offering the golf association’s members a 15 percent discount on skin-analysis services at a handful of hospitals in New Jersey as well as at NYU Medical Center in New York.

Funeral Directors Group Enlists Volunteers for COVID-19 Funeral Home Relief

Associations Now

As of April 22, New York and New Jersey had almost 20,000 deaths related to coronavirus. Initially, we were only able to provide [requesters in New York] with volunteers from New York, who were licensed funeral workers,” Bernfeld said.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.15.21

Reid All About it

In response to the pandemic, many associations hosted new virtual events, took down their members-only content paywall, and reduced fees for virtual conferences and education—changes that affect their membership value proposition. New episodes are posted by 1 p.m.

State Dealer Groups, Tesla Motors Find Room for Compromise

Associations Now

The company, which is looking to invest $4 billion to $5 billion in a “gigafactory” that would produce lithium-ion batteries, is looking to build in one of four states—Arizona, Texas, Nevada, or New Mexico. New Jersey: The Garden State became the epicenter of the tussle— and the target of a tough blog post from Tesla CEO Elon Musk—when its Motor Vehicle Commission issued a ruling last month that would have forced the stores to convert to showrooms April 1.

The Right Kind of Pickle

AssociationChat

For the last few months, my husband, daughter, and I have been living with my in-laws as we renovate and sell our home of 15 years and move to a new state – the state they live in – to buy a new home. People argue about the strangest things.

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). Youth character development groups were often very common in major cities, while New York City had a strong focus on cultural organizations.

Butterfly Association Steps Up Conservation Efforts

Associations Now

With a new network of land preserves, the North American Butterfly Association hopes to further support the continent’s populations of endangered butterflies. The North American Butterfly Association began a new stage in its work to preserve the continent’s butterflies through the launch of its Butterfly Habitat Network (BHN). However, the new plots will not act as education centers.

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State Dealers Groups, Tesla Motors Find Room for Compromise

Associations Now

The company, which is looking to invest $4 billion to $5 billion in a “gigafactory” that would produce lithium-ion batteries, is looking to build in one of four states—Arizona, Texas, Nevada, or New Mexico. New Jersey: The Garden State became the epicenter of the tussle— and the target of a tough blog post from Tesla CEO Elon Musk—when its Motor Vehicle Commission issued a ruling last month that would have forced the stores to convert to showrooms April 1.

Pain Point: Acupuncturists Concerned With Therapists’ Use of Needles

Associations Now

Exposing a sharp pain: The issue came to a head earlier this month, after members of the New Jersey Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine pressured a CBS affiliate, via a Facebook message to its members, not to air a segment on dry needling featuring a physical therapist in the state. Is “dry needling” a form of acupuncture? That question has led to a turf war between associations in the physical therapy and acupuncture professions.

Hometown Association Gives the Boss a Museum Treatment

Associations Now

And, as the Boss nears his 70th birthday this September, a local historical association is bringing together the many local threads of a homegrown New Jersey icon. The Monmouth County Historical Association will honor its most famous local resident, Bruce Springsteen, with a museum exhibit full of rare items. From the title of his first album, ?Greetings Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. fans always had a pretty strong handle on where Bruce Springsteen was from.

Infection Control Group Spearheads Online Ebola Training Course

Associations Now

This innovative program will assist [infection preventionists] in training health care personnel on proper [personal protective equipment] use through visual demonstrations put in the context of CDC’s new [personal protective equipment] guidance.” ” Since the outbreak first began, APIC has been out in front of the issue, recently speaking out against a decision by the states of New York and New Jersey to quarantine frontline healthcare workers returning from West Africa.

Tesla, Auto Dealers Still Tangling Over Direct Sales

Associations Now

But a flare-up of the issue in New Jersey, where a state agency ruled last week that the company was violating state law by selling directly to consumers, is drawing new attention to the dispute. Well, I got news for him,” New Jersey Coalition of Automobile Retailers President Jim Appleton told The Verge. “This is not a new law, Tesla is operating illegally, and as of April 1st, they will be out of business unless they decide to open a franchise.”

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.25.16

Reid All About it

EDT* – The Certificate is Obsolete: New Ways to Track PD, CE and Certification . Marc Rein, Multimedia Specialist, New Jersey CPAs. – Digital Advertising to Attract New Customers (Inbound Lunch Bunch). Inbound marketing is so new to the association market that it might make you feel like you’re back in elementary school where everything is new. Here’s the webinar line-up for the association community for the week of April 25.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.25.16

Reid All About it

EDT* – The Certificate is Obsolete: New Ways to Track PD, CE and Certification . Marc Rein, Multimedia Specialist, New Jersey CPAs. – Digital Advertising to Attract New Customers (Inbound Lunch Bunch). Inbound marketing is so new to the association market that it might make you feel like you’re back in elementary school where everything is new. Here’s the webinar line-up for the association community for the week of April 25.

Sunny Side Up: Solar Industry Seeing Record Returns

Associations Now

That interesting factoid comes from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and GTM Research, which also reported in the latest edition of their quarterly fact sheet that the solar industry represents 32 percent of all new electricity generation in the country—enough to power 4.6 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.