Associations Assist With Investigation After Seattle Hijacking

Associations Now

The hijacking of a passenger plane at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport by an airline employee on Friday was, by all accounts, almost unprecedented. Other organizations assisting the Port of Seattle with the investigation, according to the local news site The Stranger , include the American Association of Airport Executives and Airports Council International. The post Associations Assist With Investigation After Seattle Hijacking appeared first on Associations Now

Strawless in Seattle: How One City Committed to a Straw-Free September

Associations Now

Seattle, which recently approved a ban on plastic straws that will take effect next year, will get a practice run next month as part of the Lonely Whale Foundation’s “Strawless in Seattle” campaign. On the other side of the country, Seattle is taking a stab at banning plastic straws. Actor Adrian Grenier, best known for his role on Entourage , is a founder of Lonely Whale and will kick off the event by throwing the first pitch at a Seattle Mariners game.


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Franchise Association Promises Lawsuit Over Seattle Minimum Wage Law

Associations Now

The International Franchise Association says a new minimum wage law in Seattle—raising wages to $15 per hour over time—unfairly targets its members by treating franchisees differently from other small businesses. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray this week signed into law an unprecedented minimum wage increase that will over time raise bottom-level wages in the city to $15 per hour. ” I don’t know how I’m going to do it in Seattle. I don’t know how I’m going to do it in Seattle.

Driven to Organize: Seattle-Area Uber Drivers Form Association

Associations Now

With regulations for app-based ride services looming in Seattle and with concerns rising over the companies’ business practices, a group of drivers decided it was time for an organization of their own. Now, after a rash of driver firings in Seattle and as potential city regulations make the future of the industry uncertain , drivers have come together to create an association to represent their interests in negotiations with the companies and the local government.

Minimum Wage Law: Franchise Association Files Suit Against Seattle

Associations Now

The International Franchise Association has followed through with legal action against the city of Seattle over its $15 minimum wage law, which the association says unfairly targets franchisees. The International Franchise Association (IFA) isn’t taking a dramatic increase in Seattle’s minimum wage lying down. Like Seattle’s proposal, San Francisco’s ballot measure would increase the minimum wage in phases.

Franchise Association Takes Seattle Minimum-Wage Case to Supreme Court

Associations Now

The Changing Grassroots The battle over Seattle’s minimum-wage law highlights a current trend in urban areas. The International Franchise Association says that its lawsuit against Seattle over its $15 minimum wage brings up enough legal questions that the Supreme Court should weigh in on the issue. One of the most prominent critics of Seattle’s minimum-wage law is taking its legal fight to the highest court in the land.

Court Rejects Franchise Association Bid to Block Seattle Minimum-Wage Law

Associations Now

A federal judge declined to grant the International Franchise Association a preliminary injunction against portions of Seattle’s minimum-wage law, which IFA says discriminates against its members. IFA, which has emerged as a leading critic of Seattle’s decision to increase the city’s minimum wage to $15 per hour, has opposed the measure because it treats individual franchisees the same as their corporate parents.

How to Make Association Committee Members Happier and More Productive


There’s the company in Seattle that raised its minimum wage to $70,000, there’s WL Gore & Associates that eliminated a managerial hierarchy , and Whole Foods that publishes all of its employees’ salaries , which are based on work and abilities (the more able the employee, the higher the pay). The internet is filled with stories of organizations instituting radical changes to make employees more invested, happier, and thus more productive.

Membership Q&A: Don’t Leave Us!

Spark Consulting

Your conference is in Seattle, and he lives in Seattle. What’s the #1 reason a long-standing member would not renew? As Dr. Theodore Woodward of the University of Maryland School of Medicine taught his med students in the 1940: “When you hear hoofbeats, think of horses not zebras” For our purposes, that means start with the obvious: Did that member switch careers or retire?

Executive Connections: Dr. Vint Cerf: Living Legend

Executive Connections

If you are coming to the 2008 SLA Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO in Seattle next month, you are probably as excited as I am that our opening keynote speaker will be Dr. Vint Cerf, vice president and chief Internet Evangelist at Google. It is a brief article, but I think it shows what a treat is in store for us in Seattle. Executive Connections. « Book Recommendation | Main.

Executive Connections: SLA Says It "Big"

Executive Connections

I hope you had an opportunity to see the advertisement that appeared in the Wall Street Journal before and during the 2008 Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO in Seattle promoting the role of information professionals. Unfortunately I was too busy to see what else the media ran during the conference to let the Seattle area know what was going on. Executive Connections. « And the Question Is? Main. | A Visit To Emerald City » 24 June 2008. SLA Says It "Big".

Executive Connections: A Visit To Emerald City

Executive Connections

If you had the good fortune to attend the 2008 SLA Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO last week in Seattle, you know what a tremendous success it was. If you were unable to be with us in Seattle, you can still access the conference blog, listen to podcasts from the conference, hear the SLA candidates and more at Executive Connections. « SLA Says It "Big" | Main. Whats Up at SLA? » 25 June 2008. A Visit To Emerald City.

Conference Circuit: Continuing Education Pros

Associations Now

The University Professional and Continuing Education Association’s 104th Annual Conference begins next week in Seattle. More than 700 deans and other senior university leaders, key staff, and teams responsible for the management of professional, continuing, and online education programs are headed to Seattle to hear from engaging keynoters, participate in high-energy concurrent sessions, and take advantage of networking opportunities. Venue: Sheraton Seattle Downtown.

Conference Circuit: Dam Safety

Associations Now

The Association of State Dam Safety Officials’ 2018 Annual Conference begins this weekend in Seattle. Nearly 1,000 dam and levee safety professionals are headed to Seattle in the upcoming days to network, share knowledge, and learn from industry leaders. City: Seattle. The ASDSO Itinerary Planner will allow them to browse all sessions and presentations and set their agenda before they get to Seattle. Rundown Attendees: 1,000. Sponsors and Exhibitors: 100 plus.

How a Tweet Reopened an Association Book Fair

Associations Now

After the Association of Writers and Writing Programs tweeted that tax issues forced them to close a Seattle book fair to the public, the group was able to strike a deal. The tweet, sent roughly a week before AWP’s conference February 26 through March 1 incited strong responses from the association’s Twitter followers and coverage in a Seattle alt weekly. AWP is grateful to the City of Seattle Tax Office for its responsiveness to our community.”.

SBI Announces New Association Executive


SEATTLE, WA, October 9, 2020 — SBI Association Management (SBI), a Seattle-based association management company (AMC), is pleased to announce Felicia Kenan as its newest Association Executive.

Optometric Association Offers Free Lyft Rides to Eye Exams

Associations Now

Louis, and Seattle. Noting that nearly six in 10 Americans haven’t had their eyes checked in the last two years, the American Optometric Association is offering Lyft rides in 10 cities to help people get to their eye exams.

Canadian E-Waste Group Crosses Border With New Depots

Associations Now

The group is focusing its rollout on two of the country’s largest tech hotbeds—Seattle and Silicon Valley. The Electronic Reusing Association (ERA) , a group that aims to extend the life of discarded gadgets, is launching depots in two cities in the American market, Seattle and San Jose, California, after 15 successful years in the Canadian market. market,” Paduh recently told Seattle Weekly.

Felicia D. Kenan Earned Certified Association Executive Credential


SEATTLE, WA, February 16, 2021. The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has announced that Felicia D. Kenan, MPA, CMP, Association Executive of SBI Association Management , has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation.

SBI Announces New Client Partnership with the Western Association of College and University Business Officers (WACUBO)


Seattle, WA – July 1, 2019. SBI, a Seattle-based association management company, is proud to announce the Western Association of College and University Business Officers (WACUBO) as its newest full-service association management client. WACUBO provides business officers in the western region opportunities to develop professionally, to identify solutions for issues affecting higher education, and to share their expertise with their colleagues.

Conference Circuit: Big Innovation for Little Ones

Associations Now

The National Head Start Association’s first-ever Early Childhood Innovation Summit kicks off in Seattle next week. Location: Seattle. Rundown Cohosts: 4. Sponsors: 3. Keynotes: 2. Early childhood education innovators, technologists, and venture-capital and social-venture entrepreneurs will come together in Emerald City to explore ways to introduce the early education world to new technologies and and examine new sources of funding. Association: National Head Start Association.

Protecting community: Board members and managers show the value of crisis leadership


The board of directors at the Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue condominium in Seattle adopted regulations to only allow outside family members access to the community.

What associations can learn from the 2012-2013 NFL season

Association Advocacy Chick

For those who are not sports fans, this was the final play of one of the first Monday Night Football games of the season where one referee called it a touchdown for Seattle while the other called it a touchback for Green Bay. Ultimately, the game is called for Seattle. As we bid a fond farewell to the 2012-2013 NFL season, here are some lessons learned that may provide valuable to those of us in the association community. Never underestimate your young talent.

Ignite me? Ignite you!

Association Advocacy Chick

The first Ignite took place in Seattle back in 2006 and has since spread across the world. My name is Stefanie and I’m obsessed with Ignite. For those not familiar, Ignite is an event where speakers have five minutes and 20 slides (auto-advanced every 15 seconds) to make a point. I recently participated in my second ever Ignite at IgniteDC #9. It was here that I discovered something I already knew: I love everything about Ignite!

Monday Buzz: When It Comes to Salaries, How High Is Too High?

Associations Now

The debate continues after a Seattle company raises its minimum salary sky-high. Last week, Seattle-based credit-card-processing company Gravity Payments suddenly announced that it would raise its minimum salary to $70,000. Plus: John Oliver takes on so-called patent trolls. That salary, far beyond the city’s already high $15 minimum wage, will be funded by trimming 75 to 80 percent of estimated profits, and by founder Dan Price’s adoption of that same paycheck.

SBI Announces New Client Partnership with the International Ombudsman Association (IOA)


Seattle, WA – January 2, 2019. SBI, a Seattle-based association management company, is proud to announce the International Ombudsman Association (IOA) as its newest full-service association management client.

Friday Buzz: New Media Lessons Associations Should Heed

Associations Now

At the 2014 Independent Sector Conference earlier this week in Seattle, media pros offered up a few ideas about how nonprofits can support new media initiatives to help get their message out. Panelists from NPR, the Seattle Times , and other news organizations said that conducting strong research, connecting journalists with subject-matter experts, and understanding journalism ethics can help any nonprofit trying to work with a new media organization.

Conference Circuit: Weather Watchers

Associations Now

Thousands of scientists, educators, students, and other professionals from across the weather, water, and climate community are headed to Seattle to share, learn, and collaborate. City: Seattle. Rundown Square Feet of Exhibits: 20,800. Attendees: 4,100. Poster Presentations: 1,436. Sessions: 533. Exhibitors: 100. The American Meteorological Society’s 97th Annual Meeting begins over the weekend. More than 4,000 are expected to attend.

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

Associations Now

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.

Pi Day Hits a Landmark Anniversary for Number Crunchers and Pastry Lovers

Associations Now

The Downtown Seattle Association, for example , is holding multiple pie-eating contests on Thursday, with prizes for the winners. With several associations as boosters, National Pi Day was born a decade ago, dedicating March 14 to the mathematical constant 3.14 and promotion of math education.

What Happens at GEO Doesn’t Stay at GEO (and that’s a good thing)

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: I’m hosting a small army of guest bloggers, grantmakers, who are attending the GeoFunders National Conference taking place this week in Seattle. I spoke with Jennifer from the community foundation in Winnipeg (apologies, Jennifer, for not getting you name and everything exactly right — I’m writing this at the Seattle airport before my plane takes off.).

Conference Circuit: Immune System

Associations Now

The American Association of Immunologists’ Annual Meeting kicks off in Seattle later this week. Location: Seattle. Rundown Attendees: 3,000. Exhibitors: 150 plus. Distinguished Lectures: 3. More than 3,000 immunologists from 40 countries are in Emerald City to hear lectures from some of the world’s most prominent scientists, network with peers, and learn how innovations and biomedical advances can benefit their research. Association: American Association of Immunologists.

Washington Restaurant and Lodging Associations Become One

Associations Now

Combining resources provides a stronger organization for our members and a stronger voice,” Stan Bowman, president and CEO of the Washington Lodging Association, told The Seattle Times. The two groups have been working together for the last several years on issues such as tourism promotion and workplace safety, as well as a law that raised the minimum wage in Seattle and is affecting both the restaurant and lodging industries. “We

The Realities Time Replaces

Idea Architects

2001 was when I last spent significant time exploring Seattle. I haven't worked a minimum-wage job since 1980. I haven't been a renter for the past 15 years. I last supervised a full-time staff more than a decade ago. So do my memories of the way it was for each of these circumstances have anything to do with the way it is now and the way it will be in the future ? The present often calls on us to offer observations, make decisions, and share opinions.

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I was working on my laptop between sessions at the recent WA-ACTE conference near Seattle when I overheard a nearby conversation: - Did you hear the keynote speech? - Yes, it was excellent. I wish I could get a copy of that presentation. My ears perked up because we had just the solution.

Daily Buzz: Turn Office Complaints Into Positive Change

Associations Now

Among them: Washington’s Dulles International Airport, Chicago’s O’Hare, Dallas’ Love Field, and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport—the latter near Nintendo of America’s home base of Redmond, Washington. Work with employees to identify organizational problems and find solutions.

Reads of the Week: October 5, 2012

Reid All About it

Here’s a performance they did for Seattle radio station KEXP – check that station out too. 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?

Trade Group: Malls Consider High-Tech Solutions to Security

Associations Now

In the wake of a shooting at a Macy’s store in Seattle and a stabbing incident at a mall in Minnesota, executives are considering measures that rely heavily on technology. 3.3 % The anticipated year-over-year growth in retail sales in physical stores during the upcoming holiday season, according to a report released this week by the International Council of Shopping Centers. The association projects that shoppers will spend an average of $683.90 on holiday purchases.

Office in a Pod: Workbox Could Give Road Warriors Some Privacy

Associations Now

The Luxembourg-based company already has a wide reach in the Seattle area. The international workspace-rental firm Regus wants to make it easier for businesspeople to get work done on the go. Its work pods could offer them an option that’s way more attractive—and private—than the nearest coffee shop. Working in hotel lobbies can be inspiring, and logging on at Starbucks certainly hasn’t lost its luster.

Expecting the Unexpected

Idea Architects

The staff at the Grand Club at the Grand Hyatt Seattle are all youthful employees whose primary job seems to be bussing tables. The Grand Club concierge at the Grand Hyatt New York sits in front of his computer screen, seemingly bored and frequently surfing the Internet. He may greet you upon your entrance and exit into the Club, or he may not. They are perky, but seem more suited to being servers at TGI Friday's.