Should New York City Cap The Number of Uber Drivers?

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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

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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.

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Are San Francisco Nonprofits Getting Priced Out?

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The city has launched a fund intended to prevent nonprofits from going under, but for many organizations, it’s already too late. San Francisco’s increasing status as the center of the tech universe has strained many of the city’s residents—and that includes nonprofits, too.

Taxi Associations Struggle With Dropping Medallion Prices

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In New York City, an industry group is raising alarms, accusing the city’s taxi commission of making the problem worse by covering it up. At one point, a New York City taxi medallion cost more than $1 million, and they have regularly sold for six figures elsewhere.

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Association Boosts Legal Fight Over NYC Taxi Medallions

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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.

A night away? We sure did pay.

Aaron Wolowiec

The last time I booked a weeklong family vacation, I was shocked at the prices of hotel rooms. We weren’t looking for anything fancy, but those prices sure did crimp our style. According to a new report by STR Inc. ,

Thursday Buzz: Leadership Lessons From Donald Trump (Really)

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The grocery chain Whole Foods has two CEOs, and both of them appeared contrite in a recent video regarding pricing issues in the company’s New York City stores. Outside interests can have disastrous effects on how people perceive your leadership.

IAB Report: Marketers, Agencies Eye Potential of Digital Video Ads

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It’s a topic being explored at IAB’s Digital Content NewFronts event in New York City this week. The study’s release corresponds with the Digital Content NewFronts this week, the group’s annual event focused on new digital content and advertising options.

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New NYC-Based Association for Uber Drivers Has Company’s Backing

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Uber drivers still aren’t treated as full employees under the law, but the company is making an effort to formally support a new association for drivers in the Big Apple. As it turns out, the group is interested in collaborating with the new organization.

JetBlue to Upgrade Business-Class Seats to Attract Travelers

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The new seats will offer air cushions with adjustable firmness, a massage function, a 15-inch widescreen television, and a “wake-me-for-service” indicator if the customer chooses to sleep in.

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Wednesday Buzz: Budget Tips for Community Associations

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Plus: Microsoft’s latest investment in New York education. In working with contractors, for example, “if you have been happy with the service you receive, take advantage of early-bird pricing,” Craig Finck, vice president at Alliance Association Bank, said.

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Everyone in the Hospitality Industry Has an Opinion on Airbnb

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The lodging industry has a big issue on its mind, and that issue surfaced in a major way during a pair of New York City conferences last week. Nola Hospitality Senior Vice President Paul Ruffino : “New York is like no where else.

A Dramatic Concept: Theaters to Offer Playwrights a Free Seat

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And with theater productions (think Hamilton ) surging significantly in price in recent years, it’s created an unusual situation in the drama world: Many budding playwrights can’t afford to attend a local production of a play.

Prediction: Increased Travel, Meeting Costs in 2014

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According to Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s newly released 2014 Travel Price Forecast, next year will bring “moderate” price increases worldwide for business travel and meetings. That’s according to Carlson Wagonlit Travel, which released its 2014 Travel Price Forecast earlier this week.

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Benchmarking and its Application to Your Member-based Organization

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Pricing. For instance, a marketing association can survey its membership to find out what vice presidents of marketing in New York City earn; how much their departmental budget is; and the components of their marketing mix. Pricing.

The U.S. Tennis Association’s Selfie Game Is On Fleek

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Open, in Flushing, New York, the United States Tennis Association launched an epic experiment in selfiedom at Times Square. New York City’s Times Square is constantly lit up with larger-than-life ads featuring the beautiful, rich, and famous.

Study: Why Business Travel Costs Vary Significantly by City

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Event planners and business travelers alike should be aware of the additional costs that come with launching an event in a coastal city, a new study finds. For example, New York City has higher meal and hotel costs but below-average car rental costs.

Travel Groups’ App Turns Traffic Jams Into Advocacy

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The average price of gas as of Monday, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA). If that figure holds up until Friday, it’ll be the highest gas price during the Fourth of July weekend since 2008. $ 3.68

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.12.17

Reid All About it

If you anticipate having to make the case to your board for a new AMS or for any type of new software , check out this advice from Aptify. The new CIO is more than a technology manager. How to Fuel Exceptional New Member Experiences. Location: New York NY.

The Hidden Costs of Inefficiency

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Just ask New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Between 2000 and 2010, the city’s MetroCard system was an unexpected profit center for the city, as passengers let $500 million in prepaid fares expire, according to The New York Times.

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Membership Wakeup Call for Associations

Association Adviser

As we go live with this issue, the stock market is near its all-time high, housing prices are rebounding in most parts of the country and the jobless rate has significantly improved since we launched Association Adviser in March 2010. Hank Berkowitz, Editor-in-Chief.

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We had a regional meeting in New York City. We have run this type of meeting in 20 cities over the past few years, so we have it down to a science. The price was right, but there wasnt enough space to put in the 5 rounds of 8-10 that we wanted. I have a new job. skip to main | skip to sidebar. BlogClump - Blogging About Associations From a Gen Xer. A Gen Xer giving his thoughts and opinions on the Association world. Friday, September 26, 2008.