Blogging Live from TEDx Raleigh

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I’m live blogging from TEDx Raleigh this morning. TEDx Raleigh is an independently organized TED-like event. Back in Raleigh, one mile from the Capitol, he built a coop. Soon the kids didn’t want to return to Raleigh. I’ll be posting notes as each speaker finishes. I’ve never done this before and will probably get distracted, so bear with me.

TEDx Raleigh: Local Ideas Worth Spreading

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Tomorrow I’m spending the morning at TEDx Raleigh , an independently organized TED event. TEDx Raleigh runs all day but I’m leaving at lunch to go camping at the beach – unfortunate timing but it’s no fun to set up camp in the dark. TED’s annual conferences in California and Oxford UK are “riveting talks by remarkable people” with “ideas worth spreading.”

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HB2 Costing North Carolina Business, Convention Bureaus Warn

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The Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau says it has lost $3.1 Among those that have cancelled is the Community Transportation Association of America, which was to hold its 2018 annual meeting in the Raleigh region. Combined, says the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, the passage of HB2 has cost the area $3.1 We continue to receive concerns from definite and tentative groups regarding HB2,” Edwards told the Raleigh News & Observer this week. “We

Paul Mengert to Address Management Convention

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With offices throughout the Carolinas in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Charlotte and Raleigh, NC, as well as Greenville, SC, AMG is a knowledgeable partner in enforcing community governing documents with a proven set of processes and techniques. President of One of North Carolina's Leading Homeowner and Condominium Association Management Companies - Paul Mengert to Address Annual Convention on Community Management. Greensboro, N.C-

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.6.16

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Location: Raleigh, NC. Location: Raleigh, NC. Raleigh, NC. I’m not going to name names, but I saw a company promote a webinar on Twitter just two days before holding it—that was the first time they mentioned it on Twitter. I went to their site to see where they promoted upcoming events, like webinars. Nowhere. Not on their Resources page, not on their home page. What the heck?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.11.17

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– AENC CEO Round Table/Luncheon (Raleigh NC). Location: Raleigh NC. Look out associations, now that LinkedIn is owned by Microsoft, you can expect it to become a professional development and networking behemoth. This week it launched a new service that identifies potential mentors and people who might be looking for mentorship in a specific location , and then helps them connect. Hmm, sounds like a souped-up association mentoring program.

Greensboro HOA Manager AMG Sponsors Big Hair Ball to Benefit Family Service of the Piedmont

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You’ve Got to Read This: October 4, 2011

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They’re from Raleigh! If you’re behind in your blog reading, like I am, let me help you out by suggesting a few of my recent favorites. Three of these bloggers have something in common, can you figure out what it is? Long ago I stopped trying to keep up with Facebook changes. My work doesn’t require me to be a Facebook expert, so why not let the experts figure it out and soon enough I’ll learn from them everything I need to know.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.16.17

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Mobile Apps: AENC Meeting Planners Round Table (Raleigh NC). Location: Raleigh NC. Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… If your association plans to get a new association management system (AMS) in the next few years, or you want to learn more about AMS selection and implementation, or you just have an abnormal interest (hello!) in AMSes in general, you must get yourself to the next AMS Fest.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.13.19

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Croissants from Union Special Bread in Raleigh, oh yes. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… I just bought a wreath at the farmers market and I’m listening to the Christmas Cocktail Jazz playlist on Spotify.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.15.17

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AENC CAE Study Group (Raleigh NC). Raleigh, NC. The weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… We’re all Equif*cked. I swiped that word from TechCrunch —it’s a gem. Dave Coriale at DelCor Technology Solutions isn’t one to use that kind of language in public but he did share 12 steps association CEOs can take to avoid becoming the next Equifax —and avoid getting the axe.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.21.16

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Location: Clouds Brewing, 126 N West Street, Raleigh NC. Location: Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh NC. Spring is the perfect time to nurture your professional growth. You can start doing that by setting aside one hour a week for you. Maybe one of these virtual or in-person events will be a good place to start. Mon 3/12 at 9 a.m. Central (networking at 8:30 a.m.) – Dallas Fort Worth Association Executives Association Day.

Meet You in Nashville: Celebrating Craft Beer at #ASAE14

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I love the Flying Saucer in Raleigh and I definitely loved the one I ended up in with a bunch of friends in Nashville. I always have high hopes of getting to a lot of breweries when I’m at a conference, but it rarely happens. If you have more free time than I do, I hope you can hoist one for me. Or just grab me and make me come with you! Downtown breweries. Czanns (no website, Facebook , Twitter ).

CompTIA Study Finds Tech Hubs Where You Wouldn’t Expect Them

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Topping the list overall were two cities in North Carolina—Charlotte and Raleigh. While both had smaller numbers of job listings than more prominent metro areas such as Washington, DC, they made up for it by having cost-of-living levels that were much more modest—adjusted for hourly earnings, Charlotte and Raleigh ranked fourth and third, respectively.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.5.17

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AENC Technology Roundtable (Raleigh NC). Location: Raleigh NC. Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… “I’ll do that but not right now.”. How many times do you say that? What usually happens? Right, you never do it. You don’t schedule it. You don’t make time. You forget. Months go by…. I finally got around to doing it, in my case, donating to The Meetings Industry Fund.

Blogging Elsewhere: March 2011

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I first met Jen Newmeyer, who is the Food Bank’s social media person, at a Raleigh tweet-up last year. I’ve been cheating on my blog again. Here are some of my posts on other blogs — Avectra and Socialfish. Yes, You Can Be Private in Public. Do you have a hard time convincing your members to get active online?

Why Diversity and Inclusion Needs to Guide Credit Unions Moving Forward

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While the principles touch on fairness, openness, and democracy, there is no principle that comes out and openly touts the idea of inclusion and diversity,” said Smith, who also serves as CEO of the Local Government Federal Credit Union in Raleigh, N.C. Against the backdrop of Black History Month, the chairman of the Credit Union National Association wants diversity and inclusion added to the seven principles that have guided co-ops for 175 years.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.16.16

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Location: 18 Seaboard Restaurant , Raleigh, NC. What’s on your mind this week? I’m thinking about one-page strategic plans, automating processes, change management, shifting board mindsets, cybersecurity, leading from the middle, personalizing content, and other juicy association topics. Never a dull day! Tue 5/17 at 12 p.m.* – Meetings Outlook: A Deep Dive into the Latest Business Trends.

Funding Initiative to Support Black-Owned Businesses Hits the Local Level

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cities: Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, New York City, and Raleigh, North Carolina. The Association for Enterprise Opportunity, continuing its three-year Tapestry Project, has launched “action labs” in five cities to support black-owned businesses. An association’s ongoing efforts to support black-owned businesses is about to hit the local level.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.24.17

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AENC Membership Round Table (Raleigh NC). Location: Raleigh NC. Steve Jobs would have celebrated his 62nd birthday today. Here’s one of the many smart things he said: “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”. Indeed. And another one: “I would trade all of my technology for an afternoon with Socrates.”.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.24.17

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AENC Membership Round Table (Raleigh NC). Location: Raleigh NC. Steve Jobs would have celebrated his 62nd birthday today. Here’s one of the many smart things he said: “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”. Indeed. And another one: “I would trade all of my technology for an afternoon with Socrates.”.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.2.17

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AENC Affiliate Roundtable (Raleigh NC). Location: Raleigh NC. Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… Countdown time to AMS Fest!! I’m looking forward to spending a few days next week talking and thinking about association technology. Ah, the geeky pleasures of life. If you can’t make it to AMS Fest in Chicago next week , stay tuned for my reports.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.12.17

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AENC CEO Luncheon (Raleigh NC). Location: Raleigh NC. Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… How are associations using learning technologies? Don’t you want to know? If you work for a membership organization, please participate in the Association Learning + Technology survey.

Reads of the Week: April 19, 2013

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I spent Monday and Tuesday at the Digital Marketing for Business conference at the Raleigh Convention Center. First… Oh, Boston, you’re my home. Dirty Water by The Standells (video) my favorite by Mission of Burma didn’t seem appropriate right now. Back to your regularly scheduled program… One of my favorite curated posts to read during the weekend is GigaOm’s Look Back at the Week in Tech.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.10.17

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AENC CEO Think Tank (Raleigh NC). Location: Raleigh, NC. How often do you find yourself doing something that’s at odds with what’s best for you? Something you do to check out and ignore what the best truest part of you would do. Maybe you’re procrastinating. Maybe you’re resisting something difficult. Maybe you’re lazy. What’s numbing you from your guidance system? That’s not my line – I heard it this morning on a podcast.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.10.17

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AENC CEO Luncheon (Raleigh NC). Location: Raleigh NC. My Valentine wish: Love reign o’er all of you. Before we get to the upcoming week’s webinars and learning events, here are a few of my favorite reads and some news from this week. In her work with associations, Amanda Kaiser has talked with hundreds of members about their conference experience. Read about some of their gripes and her suggested solutions.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.10.17

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AENC CEO Luncheon (Raleigh NC). Location: Raleigh NC. My Valentine wish: Love reign o’er all of you. Before we get to the upcoming week’s webinars and learning events, here are a few of my favorite reads and some news from this week. In her work with associations, Amanda Kaiser has talked with hundreds of members about their conference experience. Read about some of their gripes and her suggested solutions.

Amazon’s HQ2: 3 Ripple Effects for Associations

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Already, some cities within a day’s drive of Northern Virginia, such as Raleigh, North Carolina , and Baltimore , are seeing ways to turn the HQ2 decision into a net positive.

The Power of Chatty Friends

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It means I was in the Food Bank’s HUGE Raleigh warehouse full of boxes of all kinds of food — fruit, vegetables, eggs, bread, Mt Olive pickles, peanut butter, water, you name it — on towering shelves that reach up to the ceiling. Last night I went to the Kids Summer Stock Social Media Mixer at the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. That’s a mouthful! What does it all mean?

Reads of the Week: October 5, 2012

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Last weekend I discovered a poem by Raleigh poet Dorianne Laux. I’ve fallen in love with poetry! You knew it would happen eventually. Yes, I had a dalliance with Yeats when I was much younger – it was during my romantic Irish phase – but we drifted apart. Thanks to a modern poetry class I’m taking at Coursera – an online educational platform – I’m spending time with Emily, Walt, William, Gertrude, Alan, and many more. And you know what? This could be serious.

Reads of the Week: September 7, 2012

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In an effort to raise awareness, funds, and food as part of Hunger Action Month , starting at 6pm tonight, the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina will stream live online for 24 hours from their warehouse in Raleigh. I lead off this week with a request to your heart. And wallet. Tonight, as you sit down to dinner, thousands of families in your area struggle to provide a nutritious meal to their kids.

3 Reasons for Brain Drain—and 3 Possible Solutions

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As Bloomberg noted last year , this is particularly problematic in cities with larger urban areas nearby—such as Hanford, California, within shouting distance of both Los Angeles and Silicon Valley, and Danville, Virginia, near the tech hotbed of Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. If your longtime employees are leaving your organization and you’re struggling to find new talent with the right expertise in a tough job market, you’re likely suffering from brain drain.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.14.16

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Location: downtown Raleigh, NC. This week’s list is full of learning opportunities—webinars, Blab chat, luncheon and brown bag. If you can’t attend a live webinar, go ahead and register if the topic interests you. Most webinar hosts send a link to the recording to all registrants. Tue 3/15 at 2 p.m. Eastern* – Project Management Techniques for Non-Project Managers (Association Chat on Blab). Project management…it’s an art and a skill.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.30.16

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Location: FirstPoint Management Resources, 1500 Sunday Drive, Suite #102, Raleigh, NC. Location: Raleigh, NC. The four-hour work week is a myth, despite what Tim Ferris says, but thankfully the four-day work week isn’t. Even during this short work week, surely you can find some time to invest in yourself. See if any of the webinars listed below sparks an interest.

Military Groups, CVBs Feeling Pinched by Meeting Cutbacks

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While trying to find a less costly location for its Winter Symposium, previously held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, AUSA came close to securing an agreement with the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau (GRCVB)—but that was before the sequester. Raleigh initially offered an excellent location to fit our changing needs,” Retired U.S. But for Greater Raleigh, being flexible is more difficult. “A

New blogs of note

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She's currently making a move to Raleigh, NC and her personal blog is at Reid All About It. Just wanted to let you know about four new bloggers I have had the distinct pleasure of getting to know recently.

The Social Network Your Social Network Should Be Like

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In the past two weeks alone, police departments in Milwaukee and Raleigh, North Carolina , have scored agreements with Nextdoor to use the service in tracking local crime concerns. People said we want to hear from the people who protect and serve us, but we want to maintain the privacy of who we are and what we’re talking about,” Nextdoor Senior City Strategist Joseph Porcelli told the Raleigh News & Observer.

Conference Circuit: Psychology Meeting Gathers the Field’s Best Minds

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August 3-6: Focused on “promoting the teaching and learning of sustainable agriculture,” the Sustainable Agriculture Education Association will host its sixth national conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. The wide world of psychology ponders all kinds of ideas during the American Psychological Association Annual Convention. Plus: a cornucopia of agricultural events.

Calling on Members: Tech Association Embarks on Statewide Tour

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Other tour locations include stops in Asheville, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Wilmington, and Raleigh. 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.

It’s Easy to Be Excited About Your Work When You Work for Good People

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This month, Association Adviser sat down with Andy Curliss, chief executive officer of the North Carolina Pork Council (NCPC), to chat about a job he was tapped for in November 2016 after 20 years of working as an investigative reporter and editor for The News & Observer (Raleigh) and as a division head for Gelia, Wells & Mohr, Inc., From the Corner Office: Andy Curliss, North Carolina Pork Council.