Beekeeping, With Associations’ Help, Takes New York City By Swarm

Associations Now

Among the many things buzzing through New York City—yellow cabs, fast walkers, cyclists—are lots of bees and multiple beekeeping associations. “Tending beehives on top of New York City and other urban areas is nothing new.

Mixed Support for New York City’s New Sodium Warning

Associations Now

When New York City became the first place in the country to require chain restaurants to post a warning next to high-sodium items, a number of associations came out both for and against the new rule. On December 1, New York City became the first city in the U.S.

Should New York City Cap The Number of Uber Drivers?

Associations Now

After New York City’s mayor and city council dropped legislation that would have put a cap on the number of Uber cars allowed in the city, a number of associations responded with mixed reviews. The post Should New York City Cap The Number of Uber Drivers?

New York City Taxi Drivers Launch Association in Response to Uber

Associations Now

If Uber doesn’t like a city’s rules and regulations, it really will leave. That’s what’s happened in San Antonio, to the dismay of its Alamo City customers and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SAHCC). Uber competitor Lyft also ceased services in the city.

New York City’s “Bloomberg Soda Ban” Dies With Appeals Court Ruling

Associations Now

While the large-soda ban is out of the picture in New York City, the beverage industry still could face a set of regulatory challenges. In New York Statewide Coalition of Hispanic Chambers of Commerce v. The Next Soda-Wars Front?

Executive Connections: Train, Learn, Survive.

Executive Connections

I attended the Software Information Industry Association (SIIA) Information Industry Summit (IIS) in New York City last week, and I was encouraged by the positive attitudes expressed by leaders in the content industry. In the midst of the current economic turmoil, she sees an opportunity to train 21 st Century employees in new skills—skills that we may not have even heard about yet. Executive Connections. « Launching a Special Year With a Great Summit | Main.

1-On-1 with Joe Bednar: Delivering Value to an Alumni Club

Wild Apricot Blog

Here are highlights of an interview with Joe Bednar, president of the Whitman Syracuse University Alumni Club in New York City, who offers insight into how to provide value and help an alumni organization flourish. membership member-advisory-group

Four Community Newsletters You Need to Subscribe To

Higher Logic

Even if you don’t go to the monthly Community Manager Breakfast meetups (in San Francisco and New York City), sign up for this weekly newsletter. Where do you turn to for information?

NYC-Based Freelancers Union Scores Major Legislative Victory

Associations Now

In a move likely to have ripple effects nationwide, a new law in New York City will stiffen the penalties for nonpayment of freelance contracts. And a group that fought for New York City to change its rules is celebrating a big win as a result.

New Writers Room Fellowship to Diversify TV Industry

Associations Now

The Writers Guild of America, East, and two New York City agencies opened a new writers room fellowship to better include women and minority groups in the television industry. The post New Writers Room Fellowship to Diversify TV Industry appeared first on Associations No

Association Boosts Legal Fight Over NYC Taxi Medallions

Associations Now

New York City taxi medallions have severely declined in value as a result of the rise in app-based ride-hailing alternatives. million each but now have a value of as little as $150,000, according to The New York Times.

With Eye Toward Diversity, NYC Gives Grants to Nonprofit Theaters

Associations Now

New York City is allocating $2 million in grants to nonprofit theaters throughout the city, with the goal of allowing theaters to target diverse staffs and audiences. “New York is a theater town,” de Blasio stated, according to Deadline.

New York Law May Signal Challenges Coming for Airbnb

Associations Now

An agreement with New York City this month removes some liability concerns for Airbnb in its largest market. The move was the result of a liability shift related to a New York state law that fines parties who rent apartments for less than 3o days—Airbnb’s bread and butter.

Membership Hack: Host an ‘Amazing Race’

Associations Now

The American Probation and Parole Association is adding some friendly competition to its annual conference to get members moving in their host city. We have three sites in New York helping to put this challenge together, and each stop will be a chance for our members to learn.”.

Boozing, Bribing and Brawling on Election Day

Reid All About it

During the 1860 presidential election, Democratic supporters of Stephen Douglas held a “Grand Political Carnival and Ox Roast” in New York City. The New York Times called it “one of the most magnificent affairs of the kind ever held in this neighborhood.”.

Our Favorite 2016 Summer Community Resources

Higher Logic

Although it’s based out of New York City and focuses on that area, it’s useful no matter where you live. And, at the bottom of each issue, they always have New York City-based community or customer support job listings accompanied by a fun GIF.

After Settlement with Trade Groups, NYC Halts Menu Labeling Rules

Associations Now

New York City, which originated many of the menu labeling standards that the Food and Drug Administration is trying to implement, won’t jump ahead of the FDA’s own planned deadlines after a coalition of trade groups sued the city.

The Happy Healthy Nonprofit Book Tour: You Are Invited To Join Us

Beth Kanter's Blog

Starting next week, we’ll be visiting a few cities on the West and East Coasts – dates below – and would love to see you. Tue Feb 7 – NEW YORK CITY 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Thu Feb 9 – NEW YORK CITY 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Google, American Library Association Team on Coding Initiative

Associations Now

It’s in that spirit that the American Library Association joined forces with Google to teach kids something new—about coding. ALA is working with the tech giant to make resources available to librarians in an effort to make exploring code as easy for kids as exploring a book at the library.

City-Based Manufacturing Groups Promote Their Economic Might

Associations Now

But with the rise of maker culture, artisanal crafts, and locavores across the country, small, city-based manufacturing associations have been flexing their muscle too, arguing that you don’t need a large plant in the suburbs to make an economic impact.

French Cheese Board Launches NYC Boutique Shop

Associations Now

To highlight its key product, the trade group for all things French cheese has launched a brand new store in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood, going so far as to hire a design firm to give the shop a striking look.

The Event World Celebrates Global Meetings Industry Day

Associations Now

On Thursday, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) will hold a panel discussion in the city’s new T-Mobile Arena to honor the meetings industry. NYC & Company, the city’s convention and visitor’s bureau, will hold several events honoring the day.

CEIR Report: Tradeshows Continue Growth Streak

Associations Now

According to new research released this week by the Center for Exhibition Industry Research, the first quarter of 2016 maintained its streak of growth, improving by 2.6

PR Week Award

Beekeeper Group

The Beekeeper Group partners accepted the honor at the 15th annual PRWeek Awards in New York City this past March. Beekeeper Group is honored and excited to announce that we have been named the 2014 PRWeek Boutique Agency of the Year.

What Old School Hip Hop Teaches Us About Content Marketing


Gen Y was born and raised on Hip Hop culture—which began in 1970s New York City and has flourished from the 1980s through today. for this fun and informative session, where we’ll invite you to think about your content in all new ways.

Authors Guild, Booksellers Association Partner to Promote Emerging Writers

Associations Now

A new collaboration between two literary groups will pair successful authors with up-and-comers at bookstore events. It builds on the American Booksellers Association’s existing new-author program.

Hello, Perfect Community Manager - Are You There?

Higher Logic

Currently there are 114, 657+ open positions for community managers on LinkedIn – New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles rank as the top three cities in the United States. It’s not a new tactic, but especially for this particular position, check them out on social.

How NYC’s Foam-Container Ban Won Over an Association Ally

Associations Now

Despite the higher cost of using alternatives to polystyrene containers for food packaging, the New York State Restaurant Association backed the city’s new ban on the material, thanks in part to some key concessions.

How One Foundation Got Kids Interested in Skiing—With Its Own Ski Park

Associations Now

In the three winters that the National Winter Activity Center has been active, the National Winter Sports Education Foundation’s “living lab” has helped drive a massive interest in the slopes among New York City-area kids.

Strawless in Seattle: How One City Committed to a Straw-Free September

Associations Now

It’s an issue nearly as serious as that of the foam containers that New York City keeps trying to ban. The post Strawless in Seattle: How One City Committed to a Straw-Free September appeared first on Associations Now

Cats Share the Spotlight at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Event

Associations Now

With help from the American Kennel Club, the International Cat Association gets cats on the center stage at a companion event to the storied Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City.

Groups File Suits Over NYC Subway’s Lingering Accessibility Problems

Associations Now

One of the biggest weaknesses of New York City’s otherwise impressive subway system is its lack of accessibility—the broken elevators and hard-to-reach stations that make the trains almost impossible to use for people with disabilities.

New Alliance Adds Weight to Specialty Food Sector

Associations Now

With the specialty food space growing at a faster pace than the broader food industry, a new partnership between the Specialty Food Association and the Food Marketing Institute could help both groups leverage that growth.

Join me at the Mashable #socialgood Summit


Held at the heart of UN week, the Summit is where big ideas meet new media to create innovative solutions. It ignites conversations between a live audience in New York City and thousands around the world participating via Livestream.

Ban on “Issue” Ads in DC Metro System Blocks Popular Advocacy Channel

Associations Now

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, which has long allowed advocacy messages to be posted throughout its system, this week chose to ban all issue-related ads, rather than let an anti-Muslim group display cartoons of the prophet Muhammad on the city’s trains, buses, and stations.

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Airbnb’s Business Travel Fortunes Rise

Associations Now

The popularity of annual events such as Dreamforce or South by Southwest might result in hotel room saturation in the host city, forcing business travelers to book alternative accommodations such as Airbnb rentals,” the report states. “In

IT Group Hosts Virtual Reality Events, Encourages Tech Careers

Associations Now

During its “Virtual Reality Experience Tour,” the foundation is hosting events in Washington, DC; Chicago; New York City; Boston; and at CES 2017 in Las Vegas to introduce kids, students, and parents to augmented-reality technology.

Tuesday Buzz: Your Volunteers Should Represent Your Audience

Associations Now

Also: How augmented reality technology in the new iOS may be changing events sooner than you think. An Engaging Volunteers blog post points to a group called Refugees Helping Refugees, which works to provide citizenship to Somali refugees in New York City.

ASPCA Expands Reach in NYC With NYPD’s Help

Associations Now

For the past 147 years, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has responded to animal cruelty complaints in New York City. In a New York Times report, the association says the reason for the partnership is to speed up response time.

Uber, Lyft? No Worries: Public Transit Group Sees Room for Sharing

Associations Now

In a new report, the American Public Transportation Association says it sees ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft—and the app ecosystem that has risen up around them—as complementary to traditional transportation options, rather than a business threat.

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