Try a Mindful New Holiday Tradition

Holly Duckworth

Today I write from Portland Maine. As a woman from Portland, Oregon it’s also my first time to the “other” Portland. Holidays are full of traditions memories of doing the same thing over and over.

Conference Circuit: Western Arts Alliance

Associations Now

WAA 2019 begins on Monday morning with an opening plenary featuring Lisa Bates, director of the Center for Urban Studies at Portland State University. Rundown Attendees: 700 plus. Exhibits: 180. Learning options: 20 plus. The Western Arts Alliance’s 2019 Annual Conference starts next week.

Trailblazing to ACLEA’s annual meeting.

YourMembership Blog

The Community Brands team is gearing up for our trip to ACLEA’s 54th Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon. This post originally appeared on the Abila blog Forward Together, another member of the Community Brands family. The theme this year for the Association for Continuing Legal Education’s conference is “Blaze the CLE Trail.” ” Of course, there’s an informative. The post Trailblazing to ACLEA’s annual meeting. appeared first on YourMembership.

Conference Circuit: Safety First

Associations Now

The International Association for Food Protection’s 2015 Annual Meeting heads to Portland later this week. Location: Portland, Oregon. Rundown Attendees: 2,800. Presentations: 900. Countries represented: 49. Special Contributors: 18.

A Year in Photos

Thanks For Playing

Louis, San Diego, Kansas City, Portland, Fort Lauderdale I tried not to take pictures of myself (two, neither of my face) or people in general (very few), my meals (although there are food photos), or my cat (less successful there).

Florist Society’s Solution to Stress: A Little Flower Power

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The tour plans stops along the West Coast, including Portland, Oregon, and Seattle. The Society of American Florists is embracing its product’s ties to ‘60s hippie culture in a new chill-out marketing campaign. The Society of American Florists has a message for America: “Flower power” is back in style.

Craft Brewers Have a Can Problem

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I spent probably four very sleepless nights, literally, wondering if we were going to be able to continue with our most popular brand,” said Heather Sanborn, the owner of Portland, Maine’s Rising Tide brewery, in comments to the Portland Press Herald.

Maine Tourism Group Launches Service to Help Members Find Employees

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In a statement to the Portland Press Herald , executive director Chris Fogg said that MTA is planning to cast a wide net to fill the employment need, especially by bringing in workers from other states. “We’ve

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Jeff De Cagna joins ATA Board of Directors

Principled Innovation

ATA, located in Portland, Oregon, exists to cure tinnitus through the development of resources that advance tinnitus research. Jeff De Cagna FRSA FASAE, chief strategist and founder of Principled Innovation LLC, has been elected to the American Tinnitus Association (ATA) Board of Directors. Tinnitus is the medical term for the perception of sound in one or both ears or in the head when no external sound is present. 50 million Americans experience tinnitus to some degree.

Book Review: Sharing Cities – Activating the Urban Commons

Beth Kanter

This project is a lending library for home cooks in Portland, Oregon.

Report: Meetings Bring More Than Money to Host Cities

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For instance, Jacksonville, Florida, is an expert in aerospace, while Portland, Oregon, is mission-control for cleantech, and San Diego is a center for life sciences.

Oregon Electric-Car Group Eyes “Living Lab” Storefront

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Drive Oregon is working to build a permanent storefront in Portland to help draw attention to the benefits of electric cars in real-world use.

Associations Help East Coasters Weather Winter Storm

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Paul LePage declared a state of emergency on Tuesday, the Maine Snowmobile Association began preparing snowmobile drivers to transport first responders to work should roads become impassable, according to the Portland Press Herald.

In Loving Memory of My Mom, Ruth D. Kanter (My Mom)

Beth Kanter

To honor her memory, I’m rais ing money for NTEN to offer diversity, local, and general scholarships for the 19NTC in Portland. In Loving Memory of Ruth D. Kanter. My mom passed away peacefully last month a few months shy of her 90th birthday.

Mixed Support for New York City’s New Sodium Warning

Associations Now

Consumers should have the same access to nutrition information from Portland, Maine, to Portland, Oregon.”.

KiKi's Unofficial ASAE Annual 2016 Party List (a.k.a. How to Never Be Alone at #ASAE16)

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

Every year, for the past several years, I make it a point to attend the ASAE Annual Conference. This conference is where anyone involved with associations and nonprofits can connect with others working in that space. Because it is the best way to catch up with the "Who's Who" of the association world. To be sure, ASAE Annual promises opportunities in learning and networking. It also promises a ton of parties in all shapes and sizes.

Happy Giving Tuesday: How Board Members Participate

Beth Kanter

A donation to the NTC scholarship fund will help professionals make it to the 2019 Nonprofit Technology in Portland.

Are you dying to be the real you?

Holly Duckworth

Jim Cacabelos was a powerful meeting professional and Chris Korsgaard the founder of the Portland Gay men’s chorus. My heart paused twice this week when I learned two different friends passed away.

The Associations Giving Wastewater a Second Life

Associations Now

The water resources management utility is working with the Oregon Brew Crew , a home brewers association based in Portland, on the Pure Water Brew Challenge, for which Clean Water Services will release 300 gallons of highly purified water to 20 home brewers in the club.

Gratitude, Happiness, and Improvement

Smooth The Path

I am grateful that my work takes me to interesting places from friendly Ottawa, Canada to beautiful Portland, Oregon and even to hurricane-ravaged Marco Island, Florida. Did you ever feel like you should be happier than you were? I felt like that.

These Are the World’s Best Airports

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Among other honored airports were Maine’s Portland International, in the Best Airport by Region, under 2 million travelers per year (North America), category, and Saskatoon International in Saskatchewan, Canada, for Best Improvement by Region, North America.

Where’s ASAE?

Association Okie

Portland. Let’s play a little “Where’s Waldo” with ASAE. We know where ASAE’s Annual Meeting & Expo are scheduled for the next 7 years: St. Louis – August 6-9, 2011, Dallas – August 11-14, 2012 , Atlanta – August 3-6, 2013, Nashville – August 9-12, 2014 , Detroit – August 8-11 2015, Salt Lake – August 13-16, 2016, Toronto – August 12-15, 2017. So where should they be going after this string runs out? And yes, I know that cities bid to host).

New Research: Majority of Americans are Angry Drivers 

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Portland. Last week, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released a new study, in which nearly 80 percent of drivers admitted to anger, aggression, and road rage at least once in the past year.

Good News For Celiacs: Barley-Based Beer Gets Association’s OK

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More details: About the beer: Omission Beer’s lager and pale ale , offered by the Portland, Oregon-based Craft Brew Alliance , take a different approach to getting rid of gluten than other beers on the market that are made from grains other than barley and hops.

Maine Group Takes on Governor’s “Misleading” Comment About Nonprofits

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Speaking to Portland-based WSCH-TV , newly reelected Gov. A Contradiction? One point that MANP Executive Director Scott Schnapp makes in his blog post is that the governor’s comment directly contradicts a MANP questionnaire [PDF] that he had recently filled out.

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Lessons for Associations From the Decline of Groupon and LivingSocial

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Jessie Burke, owner of the Portland, Oregon-based Posies Cafe, said that using Groupon was “the single worst decision I’ve ever made as a business owner.”

Conference Circuit: A Landmark Event in the Fight Against AIDS

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July 20-24: Everything you’d ever need to know about open source, or all of the available industry luminaries you’d want to talk to, will be descending upon Portland, Oregon, for OSCON , O’Reilly Media’s Open Source Convention.

Will the Sharing Economy Catalyze New Forms of Philanthropy?

Beth Kanter

In March, Airbnb announced a plan “ Shared City ,” a multi-faceted collaboration designed to give back to the communities it serves — beginning with the city of Portland, Ore.

5 Social Media Tips for Social Good Companies That Will Get Your Message Heard (In Less Than 10 Minutes Per Day)

SocialFish

Meg is a high-energy girl living in Portland, OR that loves traveling, being active, spending time outdoors, and eating (A LOT)! “I don’t have time for social media.”. “I I don’t have the money to hire anyone to do our social media marketing.”. Social media?

Are You Being Harassed by Diversified Consultants, Inc.?

SocialFish

” Their offices are located in Jacksonville, Florida, and Portland, Oregon. Diversified Consultants Inc. or DCI is a third-party debt collection agency that specializes in the telecom industry.

Social Media and Tourism

ChatterBachs

The top 3 finalists based on the voting were Loudoun County ; Nashville, Tennessee; and Portland, Oregon. The first Symposium on the Use of Social Media in the Tourism Industry will be conducted in Loudoun County November 17th-19th.

City-Based Manufacturing Groups Promote Their Economic Might

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In the past five years, such groups have sprung up in San Francisco , Portland , Cincinnati , Seattle , and elsewhere, taking advantage of Americans’ growing interest in locally sourced products.

The End Of The World, As We Know It

Holly Duckworth

On 9/11 I worked for the Portland Oregon Visitors Association in convention services, I knew then it was part of my job to take care of the visitors to our town and may be going to the airport to help people. I remember waking up on 9/11 (2001) watching the twin towers fall and knowing deep in my gut our world had changed forever. I woke up on 11/9 (2016) watching Mr. Trump give his acceptance speech knowing in a different way, our world had changed forever.

Higher Logic's Rob Wenger Announces New Role as Executive Chairman, Welcomes Kevin Boyce as New CEO

Higher Logic

2017 : We bought four companies and some great new products, and we’re so happy to count Saratoga Springs, Mesa, Portland, and all our remote teammates as members of the Orange Army.

Friday Buzz: SXSW, a Year After Tragedy

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Cool community startup of the day: The Portland-based community app Switchboard wants to make it dead simple to start an online community for any reason.

Maine Lobstermen Soften Shell of Longstanding Antitrust Regulations

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When the rules were enacted, in 1958, the goal was to prevent price-fixing, but the group says the efforts have gotten long in the too … er, claw, with a lawyer for the association, Mary Anne Mason, pointing out to the Portland Press Herald that antitrust laws have largely dealt with the issue.

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Study Reveals U.S. Cities With Best and Worst Travel Taxes

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Meanwhile, Portland, Oregon ($22.86), Boston ($19.34), and Indianapolis ($18.10) had the highest discriminatory travel taxes. Congress Taxes Travel, Too It’s not just the local municipalities that the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is worried about when it comes to travel taxes.

5 Social Media Tips for Social Good Companies That Will Get Your Message Heard (In Less Than 10 Minutes Per Day)

SocialFish

Meg is a high-energy girl living in Portland, OR that loves traveling, being active, spending time outdoors, and eating (A LOT)! Guest post by Meg Rulli, Co-founder, ModMark Group. ———— “I don’t have time for social media.”. “I

Maine Nonprofits Say Property Tax Proposal Would Jeopardize Programs, Services

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In an op-ed in the Portland Press Herald , Scott Schnapp, executive director of the Maine Association of Nonprofits, described the potential impact. “If Looking for ways to bring in new revenue, Maine Gov. Paul LePage submitted a proposed budget including a property tax for certain nonprofits.

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Five Global Meetings Megatrends

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For example, Portland, Oregon, recently announced it would offer free access to the region’s transit system to convention center attendees. A newly released German Convention Bureau study revealed big trends shaping the global meetings industry.