North Carolina LGBT Law Widely Rebuked

Associations Now

A quickly passed state law in North Carolina that effectively ends local antidiscrimination ordinances affecting the LGBT community has proved hugely controversial with advocacy groups, sports organizations, corporations, and trade groups.

HB2 Costing North Carolina Business, Convention Bureaus Warn

Associations Now

Two major convention groups say that event planners have taken steps to move their events from North Carolina in response to the state’s controversial LGBT law. ” The post HB2 Costing North Carolina Business, Convention Bureaus Warn appeared first on Associations Now

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Design Group Pushes Back on North Carolina’s HB2

Associations Now

In the days leading up to a large-scale North Carolina furniture tradeshow, the American Society of Interior Designers is pressuring the state to repeal a new law that prevents local municipalities from expanding discrimination protections for LGBT people.

North Carolina Groups Convince Musicians to Protest, Not Boycott

Associations Now

North Carolina’s controversial HB2 law has led several musicians to boycott the state. I’m doing what I can do, and I’ll make the most of going to North Carolina.”.

NCAA “Reluctantly” Ends North Carolina Ban After HB2 Repeal

Associations Now

The University of North Carolina’s win in the NCAA men’s basketball championship Monday night isn’t the only reason many in the state are celebrating today. On Tuesday morning, the NCAA announced that it would end its ban on holding championship events in North Carolina.

HB2 Costing North Carolina Billions in Lost Business, Says AP Report

Associations Now

The Associated Press this week reported that the controversial law, which prevents local governments from passing LGBT protections, will cost North Carolina at least $3.76 Now, a new report from the Associated Press estimates that HB2 will cost North Carolina more than $3.76

A Social Media Banana Split

Beekeeper Group

NPR recently aired this story examining how Ohio and North Carolina residents are using Twitter to vie for the favor of the Chiquita fruit company, which is considering moving its Cincinnati headquarters to Charlotte. The report describes how Ohio marketing … Continue reading → Uncategorized Aguirre Banana Baquis Chiquita North Carolina NPR Ohio Salomone Social Media Twitter

The Elephant Climbs up on the Table : Off Stage

Off Stage

I was asked by the North Carolina AEs to be a featured speaker at a ‘Fireside Chat’: the AEs submitted questions and I (retired and “experienced”) responded with shoot-from-the-hip answers. Off Stage. 24, 2010 - The Elephant Climbs up on the Table.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.14.16

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Our home, property and lives were spared from the storm, unlike so many in North Carolina. The training industry is a huge enterprise representing approximately $160 billion in North America and over $355 billion globally.

One State Association’s Search for Missing History

Associations Now

The North Carolina Bankers Association is sifting through historical records to uncover four portraits of North Carolina’s earliest governors in an effort to update an old poster and distribute 4,000 copies to local schools.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.20.19

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If you’re in North Carolina, please consider supporting the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. If this law ever comes to North Carolina, I am screwed.

Calling on Members: Tech Association Embarks on Statewide Tour

Associations Now

We really want to be able to tell a story about how specifically in North Carolina there is a diverse range in markets and how companies have gone to each of those regions and built businesses that have helped North Carolina’s economy.

Paul Mengert to Address Management Convention


President of One of North Carolina's Leading Homeowner and Condominium Association Management Companies - Paul Mengert to Address Annual Convention on Community Management.

Speaking Elsewhere: April 2011

Reid All About it

Last week I spoke to a group of association professionals here in North Carolina on the basics of blogging – And Now You Want Us to Blog Too? What do I do when I’m not writing? Every now and then I share what I know with others.

Are Zip Lines Safe? Industry Faces New Questions Following Girl’s Death

Associations Now

A fatal zip-line accident involving a 12-year-old girl in North Carolina has legislators talking regulation at the state level. The death, the second caused by a zip-line accident in North Carolina, led to the closure of the zip lines at the YMCA’s Camp Cheerio.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.6.16

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– Association Management 101 (North Carolina). If you’re in North Carolina, here’s an opportunity to deepen your knowledge of association management and feel recharged about your profession, all at a price your budget can afford.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.27.20

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You’ve probably seen stories about distillers in your area who are now producing hand sanitizer—I know they are in my part of North Carolina. If you’re in my part of North Carolina, your donation to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina goes even further this month.

Study: Internet Leaving Low-Skilled Workers Behind

Associations Now

A study from North Carolina State University found that the internet created a disparity in how employers recruit that favors already skilled workers over those who want to find a better job.

Starting Chapters? In 2019?

Mariner Management

They launched new chapters in six focus regions: Austin, Birmingham, Detroit, Piedmont North Carolina, Tulsa, and Dallas/Fort Worth. According to the 2019 Chapter Benchmarking Study , the trend looks more like it’s about closing chapters.

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Leadership Lists

Association Leaders

The other leadership blog I read recently was about former North Carolina basketball coach, Dean Smith, who passed away this week. I have always liked North Carolina basketball. We’ve all seen them. Some of us have written them. I’m talking about lists…not grocery lists or to-do lists. I’m talking about the tenets of leadership lists. I love reading other people’s tenets of leadership lists.

Association Brain Food: Week of February 1, 2016

Reid All About it

One of the ways I’m contributing to the Association Executives of North Carolina (AENC), as a member of its professional development committee, is by compiling a list of professional development opportunities that’s shared in AENC’s weekly newsletter.

In Case of Emergency: Financial Counselors’ New FEMA Collaboration

Associations Now

The initiative comes after a hurricane season that had devastating effects on Florida and North Carolina and as western states recover from major wildfires. It’s always better to prepare for the big one before it hits.

Ask Different Questions

Reid All About it

I’m finishing a presentation on blogging for the Association Executives of North Carolina Technology 20.11 “What keeps you up at night?” ” Its intention is good: discover what troubles people, their pain points, and try to address the underlying needs.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.16.16

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Organizer: Association Executives of North Carolina. Facilitator: John Nash, Executive Director, The Arc of North Carolina. What’s on your mind this week?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.9.16

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This one’s for my North Carolina association community. Facilitator: Tom Purdy, IT Director, North Carolina Board of Nursing. Here’s the learning line-up for the association community for the week of May 9.

Lessons Learned from March Madness

Association Leaders

As his North Carolina Tarheels found themselves down with the clock running out. However, before allowing North Carolina to inbound the ball and try their last desperation play, the referees reviewed “the tape” After that review, they determined the clock operators started the clock late allowing more time than they should have AND when the referees eventually recognized Coach Williams was calling a timeout, there shouldn’t have been any time left.

5 Unexpectedly Thoughtful Ways to Thank Your Association’s Volunteers

Higher Logic

The North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA) sends their volunteers an entire book. Whether they’re in your office or working remotely, your association probably has volunteers contributing to projects every day.

The Power of Chatty Friends

Reid All About it

Last night I went to the Kids Summer Stock Social Media Mixer at the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. If you’re from central or eastern North Carolina, visit the Food Bank’s Kids Summer Stock page and contribute some money or time to the hungry kids.

How to Manage Social Media with Hootsuite and Buffer

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This article was originally published in the Association Executives of North Carolina’s Success By Association magazine, February 2016 issue. ~~~.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.1.20

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If you’re in North Carolina, I hope you’ll support the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina.

How an American Beer Hit a German Tradeshow’s Center Stage

Associations Now

Proving its global reach, the Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte, North Carolina, is participating in a massive tradeshow in Germany later this month.

Reads of the Week: February 22, 2013

Reid All About it

Even better, the nonprofit partner for the evening was one of my favorite organizations: the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. North Carolina produces about half the sweet potato crop in the U.S. Last night I went to Ignite Raleigh where the speakers, including a few of my friends, delivered a mix of inspiration, entertainment and education.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.22.17

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Organizer: Association Executives of North Carolina. Host: Association Executives of North Carolina.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.14.18

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Because our North Carolina home is surrounded by trees in rain-soaked ground, I’m preparing for the winds of Hurricane Florence and the inevitable power outage instead of giving my usual attention to this post.

Reads of the Week: November 30, 2012

Reid All About it

You can spread your holiday blessings to those who have less by contributing to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina’s Holiday Meals Drive. Tomorrow my Twitter avatar will don her Santa hat, a sign the holiday season has officially begun.

Photojournalist Group Focuses on New Headquarters

Associations Now

The National Press Photographers Association announced last month that it will relocate its headquarters from North Carolina to Georgia. The move puts the group at the center of academia, with offices on the campus of the University of Georgia.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.24.20

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If you’re in North Carolina, I hope you’ll support the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Zoom fatigue—or is it?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.8.20

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If you’re in North Carolina, I hope you’ll support the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Chapter virtual events.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.3.20

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Unfortunately, we have a lot of them in my state, North Carolina. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… DEI education.

Meet You in Nashville: Where to Eat during #ASAE14, part 2

Reid All About it

We shared a bunch of dishes including a few pizzas featuring their house-cured meats and cornmeal-crusted North Carolina catfish with a tasty slaw of Savoy cabbage, rhubarb, Vidalia onion and an orange dressing.