After Flag Goes Down, NAACP Lifts South Carolina Boycott

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NCAA Ends Boycott, Too As the flag was removed from the South Carolina state grounds on Friday, the nation’s primary college athletics association announced that it would loosen a boycott of its own. “For nearly 15 years we have specifically protested the flag by not allowing states like South Carolina to host pre-selected NCAA championships,” said Kirk Schultz, the chair of the NCAA’s Board of Governors, in a statement.

South Carolina Medical Association Launches Platform to Ease Health Records Headaches

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Woman killed by alligator in SC was doing homeowner’s nails

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The woman attacked and killed by an alligator in a gated community along the South Carolina coast was visiting the homeowner to do her nails and was trying to touch the animal when it grabbed her, authorities said. Read the article……………………………… National Condo & HOA News South Carolina Condo & HOA News

Mt. Pleasant family’s “Joke of the Day” is back after run-in with HOA (SC)

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In any case, some in the Snee Farm homeowners association didn’t think it was a laughing matter. Read the article………………………… Humor National Condo & HOA News South Carolina Condo & HOA NewsIn what might be a first, a bureaucratic loophole is being used for good. Susannah Cahillane thought a Joke of the Day sign would get some chuckles, not that it would get her in hot water with her homeowners association.

“A” or “The: Precise Language Important for Association Communications

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Clearly, this was not the only Confederate flag owned by the State of South Carolina. ASAE association boards Association CEOs association communications association executives associations Confederate flag SCD Group South CarolinaBack when I was covering Neil Armstrong’s walk on the moon for The Associated Press, a number of reporters gathered to desect Armstrong’s first words when he stepped on the moon.

Jumping Ship : Off Stage

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On January 19, 2011, Inman News carried a feature article by Matt Carter with the headline, “South Carolina real estate brokerage drops Realtor affiliation: Company maintains MLS membership. Off Stage. 20, 2011 - Jumping Ship. The article continues, “The largest brokerage in the Columbia, S.C., metro area has dropped its Realtor association membership, saying too many of its agents balked at paying $431 in annual dues in December 2010.”

Paul Mengert to Address Management Convention

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President of One of North Carolina's Leading Homeowner and Condominium Association Management Companies - Paul Mengert to Address Annual Convention on Community Management. Paul Mengert, President of Association Management Group, which manages condominium and homeowner associations throughout North and South Carolina, has been tapped to address the 42nd annual international Community Association Institute convention, which will be held in Orlando, Florida May 15th - May 19th.

Life Insurance Beneficiaries Often Aren’t Prepared for the Worst, Association Finds

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Information about the policy and coverage is important,” said Farmer, who is director of the South Carolina Department of Insurance. “It’s

S.C. Firefighter Group Launches Database to Track Cancer Cases

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Despite a link between cancer and the often-challenging work of being a firefighter, South Carolina had nothing in the way of data to show the potential health risks firefighters face. Now, spurred in part by an investigative report by a local television station, the South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association (SCSFA) is working to build out a database that could help quantify the issue in the years to come.

Striking the Right Balance

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Over the last 35 years, we have been extremely blessed to build a team of professionals who have joined us in helping community Associations across North and South Carolina administer their responsibilities. When May Gayle and I founded AMG back in 1985, we did so to help clients preserve, protect and enhance their communities.

Hurricane Dorian: Associations Get Into Response Mode

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The storm is expected to cause problems through the end of the week, particularly in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina, and affected regions are preparing for cleanup and recovery. One way it’s doing that is by flying out pets in affected regions—something the group just did in the Hilton Head area of South Carolina, taking nearly 200 housepets from the region’s shelters to new destination shelters outside of the storm’s path.

Newspaper Contest Aims to Prevent Texting and Driving Among Teens

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To help spread the word about the dangers of texting while driving, the South Carolina Press Association and its newspaper members are sponsoring a statewide essay and video contest for high school students. The South Carolina Press Association is challenging high school students around the state to help spread the word about the dangers of texting while driving as part of AT&T’s It Can Wait campaign.

Press Group Fights Gag Order in Charleston Shooting Case

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Citing the public’s right to know, the South Carolina Press Association has joined local media outlets in fighting a court order that sealed documents in the trial of Dylann Roof, the suspect in the mass shooting at a Charleston church. One of the most high-profile court cases in South Carolina in recent years is currently under a gag order—and a leading media organization in the state wants that to change.

Manufacturers Follow Winds of Change in Confederate Flag Debate

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As retailers halt sales of products bearing the Confederate flag after last week’s mass shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, the Flag Manufacturers Association of America has suggested that its members might stop producing the flags entirely.

Associations Respond to School Officer’s Treatment of Student

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Video of a North Carolina high school student being physically removed from a classroom last week went viral and became a flashpoint for public discussions about race and school policing. The incident occurred October 26 at a school near Columbia, South Carolina, as a 16-year-old girl who had refused to stop using her phone in class was grabbed and dragged from her seat by a Richland County Sheriff’s deputy.

Legal Groups Call Out GOP Attacks on Attorney Candidate

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In South Carolina, a gubernatorial candidate finds himself under fire from the Republican Governors Association over his work as a criminal defense lawyer. Opponents of one South Carolina attorney-turned-candidate are saying no, aiming to convince voters to reject state Sen. ” Online defense: Back in South Carolina, the state bar association launched S.C.

Neurologist Shortages Widespread in U.S., Alzheimer’s Association Warns

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The gaps were most significant in Wyoming, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Oklahoma. According to new research released at an association event, neurological care is struggling to keep up with the demand in 20 states. The care gap is seen as an opportunity to both expand service and better educate primary care physicians on neurological issues.

AARP Gives McDonald’s a Job-Recruiting Lift

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One person the news service interviewed, South Carolina-based Church’s Chicken Manager Stevenson Williams, worked his way up the ranks to store manager over a four-year period. With older individuals looking to stay in the workforce longer, whether by financial need or choice, McDonald’s is teaming with AARP to help fill open roles. It’s part of a broader job-culture shift.

Hurricane Michael: Electric Group Turns Website Into Info Hub

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Its website includes an “information hub,” with maps highlighting the co-ops feeling the brunt of the storm, which are largely focused in the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida.

Recycling Partnership Rolls Out 100,000 Curbside Carts

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Most recently, the cities of Roanoke, Virginia; East Lansing, Michigan; and Greenville, South Carolina have received the grants, which the cities have welcomed with open arms. A nonprofit initiative that works with local communities to help improve their recycling programs just hit a big milestone, but the group says it already has its eyes on future expansion.

Can Social Media Get Me a Job?

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Last week I spoke to the South Carolina Speech Language Hearing Association (SCSHA) about ways to amplify their professional presence online. Is it important to have a professional profile to be on social media? Better yet, can social media get you the job you want most? Many people are used to hearing the horror stories of employers looking at their employees' personal social media accounts and finding inappropriate content.

Conference Circuit: Fruits and Veggies

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Associations: Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association and the South Carolina Peach Council. Rundown Attendees: 3,700. Exhibitors: 290. Education Hours: 75 plus. The Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference will take place in Savannah, Georgia, during the first week of January. Almost 4,000 will be in attendance.

Clown Group Looks to Change Public Perception on Clowning

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Clown hysteria started back in August when local police in Greenville, South Carolina, got a handful of calls about clown sightings. In light of the creepy clown hysteria, the World Clown Association is speaking out and hoping to clear the good name of clowns everywhere. It’s also equipping its members on how to stay safe and acclimate.

Epic Mentoring: Delta Airlines Sparks Mile-High Chats

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” Next up, Sean Brock, the executive chef at two Charleston, South Carolina, restaurants—Husk and McCrady’s—will be headed to New York for the James Beard Awards on May 5, and the airline is accepting applications via LinkedIn for potential seat partners. Solitary Refinement If you’re not necessarily in the mood to strike up a conversation but still want a free trip with the potential to sharpen your mind, there’s always Amtrak.

Monday Buzz: The Results of a Gigantic Email Survey

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The South Carolina Society of Association Executives and Beth Ziesenis highlight one possible solution: Microsoft Office Lens, which is available on iOS. Billions of emails have been thoroughly examined, and the results should interest every association. Plus: the raw numbers of an event’s green energy initiative.

Ready for the Solar Eclipse? Not Without Eye Gear, Associations Say

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” The group, which offers a resource page on its website, says that within the path of totality—a 70-mile-wide swath extending from Oregon to South Carolina—the eclipse can be viewed safely with the naked eye during the time that the moon completely covers the sun (about two minutes and 40 seconds, or less). Next month, the heavens will serve up a total solar eclipse viewable across the United States.

Don’t Let Polls Mislead Your Association's Actions

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The headlines from Saturday’s South Carolina primary and Nevada caucuses show that the news media suffers from misperceptions arising from polling. While facilitating an association board workshop Friday, I shared that 9.2% of their members answered in a specific way. then, I let them know that for this question, 9.2% was only one member! Associations reading surveys need to be careful what they discover and the decisions they make.

Study: Travelers Hungry for Culinary Experiences

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Good places to eat and drink will never go away in terms of branding yourself as an attractive destination,” said Erica Hill, director of communications at Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA) in Charlotte, North Carolina. “It Hill said Charlotte’s dining scene has recently been infused with new life since the culinary school Johnson & Wales relocated there from Charleston, South Carolina, in 2004.

TV Meteorologists to Help Explain Climate Change

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Among the invitees was WLTX Chief Meteorologist Jim Gandy, who helped create “ Climate Matters ”—a 12-segment TV program meant to help educate the viewing public in Columbia, South Carolina, about the science behind climate change. President Obama is asking TV weathercasters to help disseminate information on climate change. Recent research published by the American Meteorological Society shows that these broadcasters can affect the public’s understanding of the issue.

Thursday Buzz: What’s the Most Influential Association in Congress?

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And for conference speakers, the site has tutorials on the ins and outs of improving your delivery , with the likes of President Obama , Shaquille O’Neal , and former Miss South Carolina Caitlin Upton as real-world examples of improved public speaking. A new survey reveals which trade association is the best at media relations and coalition building on Capitol Hill. Plus: How to make videos like BuzzFeed.

In “Digital Protest,” NAACP Urges Users to Boycott Facebook

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The NAACP’s historic legacy of leading boycotts to prompt change includes a long-running economic boycott of the state of South Carolina, which ended in 2015. The civil rights organization launched a weeklong boycott of Facebook Tuesday, saying it had failed to respond strongly enough to misinformation posted on the platform in 2016 that reportedly aimed to keep African-American voters from the polls.

After Tragedy, Employers Need to Respond to Mental Health Needs, Counselors Say

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It’s impossible to predict how employees will respond to tragic events like the recent shooting at a Charleston, South Carolina, church. More than a week after the massacre of African-American churchgoers at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, emotions are still raw. But employers can prepare themselves to get staff through a difficult time by crafting a disaster plan that includes a mental health component.

Civil Rights Groups Welcome FCC Ruling On Prison Phone Fees

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A group of seven South Carolina inmates who created a music video while in prison received harsh punishments, including a combined total of nearly 20 years in solitary confinement, for their creation. In recent months, the EFF has challenged the South Carolina Department of Corrections for its harsh punishments of inmates caught using social media.

Conference Circuit: Home Sweet Home with the Apartment Association

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June 18-21: Devotees of literature for younger audiences would do well to keep tabs on the 41st annual Children’s Literature Association Conference , held this year at the University of South Carolina, in Columbia. Share Your Own Have an upcoming event you’d like to tell your association peers about? If so, shoot us an email at editorial@asaecenter.org , and you may see it in these pages.

Report: Goodwill Locations Hit By Credit-Card Breach

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However, tech security journalist Brian Krebs reported Monday that stores in 21 states showed patterns consistent with fraud, including locations in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

How to Give Members the Bad News

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In 2013, John Durst saw a lot of South Carolina. In his first year as CEO of the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association, he racked up about 1,000 miles on his car every month visiting members in person. Associations that have experienced embezzlement recommend early and honest communication to maintain trust and support from members.

Meetings, Destinations Get Ready for Solar Eclipse

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For example, one association—American Athiests—is hosting its 2017 National Convention in North Charleston, South Carolina, during the eclipse. The solar eclipse will happen in less than two weeks, and while your main concern may be where to go to watch it, event planners, associations, and destinations are preparing for it as well. Who else is excited about the August 21 solar eclipse? The first to touch the U.S.

Restaurant Association Announces Its Own 2016 Campaign

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In South Carolina, 213,000 people are employed by restaurants, accounting for 11 percent of the workforce. To remind presidential hopefuls and Americans of the important role restaurants play in campaigns, as well as their impact on local and national economies, the National Restaurant Association launched a 2016 campaign: #RestaurantsDecide. As presidential candidates work their way across the U.S.

[Case Study] Why Nonprofits Should Save Some Marketing Budget for Facebook Advertising

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She develops and manages tactics to improve performance and manages an account management team in Marketing Mojo’s Charleston, South Carolina office. Guest post by Amanda Sides. —————– In its simplest description, Facebook advertising is essentially placing ads within the Facebook interface with a goal of increasing visibility for your target audience.

Is Your Board Ready for a Crisis?

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For the American Counseling Association, Tennessee legislation that countered the profession’s code of ethics moved ACA to consider moving its next conference out of Nashville; the American Public Transportation Association pondered moving a meeting out of Charlotte after South Carolina passed a law diminishing LGBT protections. It’s not easy to expect the unexpected—especially when you have 30 volunteer leaders with different opinions and experiences.