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How Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Can Help Associations Adapt to a Tight Events Market

Associations Now

For the past decade, Travel Portland has been focusing on intentional change with its EDI efforts, said Angela Nelson, vice president of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Travel Portland recently reviewed its process for evaluating vendors when it issues requests for proposals and requests for qualifications. “We

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Congratulations to the ACCE 2022 Chamber of the Year Finalists


Portland Business Alliance. Portland, Ore. Henry County Chamber of Commerce. McDonough, Ga. West Des Moines Chamber. West Des Moines, Iowa. Category Three. Conway Area Chamber of Commerce. Conway, Ark. Category Four. Source: ACCE | Chamber of the Year.

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[Webinar] Mission Critical: How One Association Transformed its Live Event to Virtual in Record Time

Velvet Chainsaw

When their reimagined conference couldn’t take place in Portland, Ore., This is not a typical story. The American Association of Suicidology’s annual meeting had been growing steadily in recent years.

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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).

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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.”

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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. I am grateful for the work I do. I enjoy the research, writing, and speaking. I am grateful that you read this blog! Your reading enables me to keep writing.

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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. The pass is valid on MAX light rail, streetcars, and buses in the city of Portland—making it easy for attendees to get to hotels, the convention center, the airport, or other offsite venues.