Tennessee Education Groups Create Digital Library for High Schoolers

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With the development of a new digital library, Tennessee high school students will be switching from print textbooks to online learning materials this school year. The post Tennessee Education Groups Create Digital Library for High Schoolers appeared first on Associations Now

How Associations Have Responded to the Tennessee Wildfires

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Wildfires in and near Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains have caused significant damage and loss of life in one of the country’s most popular tourist areas. The post How Associations Have Responded to the Tennessee Wildfires appeared first on Associations Now

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ASAE Urges Veto of Tennessee Bill Allowing Denial of Counseling Services

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ASAE joined counseling groups in opposing a bill passed Monday by Tennessee lawmakers that would allow counselors to deny services to clients on the basis of personal “principle.”.

When An Organization Takes a Stand

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When controversial legislation passed in Tennessee, Rich Yep, CEO of the American Counseling Association, had to lead his association in a huge move to relocate their annual conference.

10 Things You Need to Know About Non-Dues Revenue, Part 1

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Features American Beverage Association Florida Society of Association Executives integrated marketing non-dues revenue Tennessee SOciety of Association Executives Twitter Association execs offer frank insights about what’s working and not working in the NDR trenches.

American Counseling Association Moves Meeting from Nashville

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Though its 2017 annual conference is only 11 months away, the American Counseling Association is moving the event from Nashville following the passage of a controversial Tennessee law.

What Associations Can Learn from Bumper Stickers

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Most of your association members are in your corner, but don’t ever take them for granted. Like a bumper sticker, they can peel away fast. The post What Associations Can Learn from Bumper Stickers. For more about this topic, click on the headline.

10 Things You Need to Know About Non-Dues Revenue, Part 1

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Features American Beverage Association Florida Society of Association Executives integrated marketing non-dues revenue Tennessee SOciety of Association Executives Twitter Association execs offer frank insights about what’s working and not working in the NDR trenches.

11 Questions You Must Ask Yourself

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Ground Up: How a Construction Association Built Community

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Despite challenges such as limited finances and manpower, the renovation of the Tennessee Concrete Association’s Nashville headquarters turned out to be a significant source of member engagement.

Is Your Board Ready for a Crisis?

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ACA’s board turned out to be quite split—the new law was a black eye for the profession, the consensus went, but what did leaving Nashville say to ACA members in Tennessee?

Hit the Road: Using Roadshows to Bring Education to Members

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For example, the Tennessee Medical Association hosted its TMA Summer Roadshow last month. Instead of associations making attendees come to them, many groups are taking meetings and education opportunities directly to attendees. A look at roadshows and their benefits.

Actuarial Groups Launch Climate Measurement Tool

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In just the last few months, droughts and fires have plagued Tennessee , and heavy rains and floods have deluged Louisiana.

Meetings, Destinations Get Ready for Solar Eclipse

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In Nashville, one of four state capitals in the path of totality, there will be a Total Eclipse Plaza Party at the Grand Ole Opry and a viewing party with the city’s mayor at First Tennessee Park.

Physical Therapy Group Encourages Patients to Swap Painkillers for PT

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It’s also relying on its state chapters to spread the word, especially in states the CDC has identified as having high rates of opioid overdose deaths or high rates of prescriptions, including Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

Meet You in Nashville: Celebrating Craft Beer at #ASAE14

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Tennessee Brew Works ( Twitter , taproom Twitter ). They just released the first in their “Tennessee Sessions” series of lower-alcohol brews – American Pale Session Ale. The first female-owned brewery in Tennessee, they have tours on Saturday afternoon.

Meet You in Nashville: Recharge with Art at #ASAE14

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Half of the Omni’s 350-piece collection is by Nashville artists and 75% of it is by Tennessee artists. art collection with all but five works by Tennessee artists.

Meet You in Nashville: Be a Tourist at #ASAE14

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Once the centerpiece for Tennessee’s 1897 Centennial Exposition, it now houses an art museum and a 42-foot statue of the goddess Athena, the tallest indoor sculpture in the Western world.

Contractors Group Aims to Quell Workforce Shortage

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For instance, in Tennessee, one member used the PHCC resources and created a Ride-and-Decide program, where high school students can get paid for a six-week summer job of riding alongside a plumber, as well as working in the office and observing on the job site.

Events That Will Drive Buzz With Members

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The latter are bars in cities like Washington, DC; Chicago; Knoxville, Tennessee; and Seattle, where members have access to Society whiskies.

Meet You in Nashville: Sipping at #ASAE14

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I never got to try Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream which was described as similar to Bailey’s but made with aged Tennessee whiskey, not Irish whiskey.

Best Benefit Ever: Learning the ARTS of Retail Technology

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For example, ARTS’s next quarterly meeting will take place at the Tractor Supply Company Store Support Center in Brentwood, Tennessee, on August 17. The National Retail Federation’s IT-focused division provides a one-stop resource for those looking to learn about technology.

Marriott Reverses Course on WiFi Blocking

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The issue came to a head in October after Marriott was fined $600,000 for using wireless-blocking devices at its Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Evacuation Procedures: How Can Your Association Prepare?

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Wildfires in Tennessee led to the evacuation of more than 14,000 residents and tourists in the affected areas. How can association meeting planners best prepare for a situation that would require attendees to be evacuated?

Distillers Turn Kentucky Bourbon Trail Into Major Driver of Tourism

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Tennessee may have Jack Daniel’s, but the Kentucky bourbon industry has a pretty strong trump card of its own: lots of interest from tourists.

Monday Buzz: Shift the Focus of Your Year-End Fundraising Campaign

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Renee Thompson, director of philanthropy for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee , decided to change up how the organization reaches out to some of its most important donors this year. Many organizations make their end-of-the-year campaigns all about them.

Study: Web-Based Video Interviews Are Effective

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The advent of online video tools like Skype and ooVoo make it possible to interview potential hires from around the globe. But how effective are those video interviews, and how can they benefit an organization? A new study has some answers.

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A Wiring Challenge: Municipal Broadband Pits Cities Against Telecom Giants

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The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to override Tennessee and North Carolina law and allow two cities to expand their super-fast internet service.

What Associations Can Learn from the Dorton Experience

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But then, my son, brothers, cousins and nephew attended the Memorial Day services at Dorton United Methodist Church in Crossville, Tennessee.

Give Back: Community Service Projects at Conferences

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ASAE is working with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, which helps feed children, families, and seniors throughout a 46-county service area.

Hotel Industry Wants Clearer WiFi Signals From FCC

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The American Hospitality & Lodging Association joined Marriott in filing the petition last August, but the question gained new urgency in October when Marriott was hit by a $600,000 FCC fine for using wireless-blocking devices at its Gaylord Opryland facility in Nashville, Tennessee.

How Shopping Centers Are Boosting Their Game in the Age of Amazon

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” In a recent story , Chattanooga, Tennessee, developer Duane Horton compared the phenomenon to another form of entertainment that was disrupted by technology: professional football.

Meet You in Nashville: What You Need to Know for #ASAE14

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All but five of their 128-piece collection are by Tennessee artists. If you’re on the fence about attending the ASAE Annual Meeting in Nashville , let me tell you: Nashville will pleasantly surprise you. No, that’s not quite right. You are going to have a blast in Nashville! What a cool city!

Country Music Gets Its Own Startup Accelerator

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The Country Music Association, the primary trade group for country music—which you may know from ITS popular awards show—is joining forces with an entrepreneurial group to bring music-focused startups to Nashville.

FCC Takes Aim at Convention Center WiFi With Marriott Fine

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The Federal Communications Commission handed out a $600,000 fine against the hotel giant over the use of wireless-blocking devices at its Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Counseling Groups Partner to Fight Bill They Say Allows For Discrimination

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The American Counseling Association has partnered with other organizations to oppose a Tennessee bill they say would permit discrimination against LGBT people based on a service provider’s personal beliefs.

Stroke of Genius: Adding Art to Meeting Places and Spaces

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Of the 52 artists represented in the collection, 32 are from Davidson County, Tennessee. Convention centers and hotels are commissioning original artwork for their spaces, not only as a way to highlight the local art community but also to immerse attendees and guests in the local culture.

Piggybacking Off a More Established Brand

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When my husband’s grandfather settled on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee, in the late 1960s, he didn’t have a lot of money.

Associations Reflect, Assist on 9/11 Anniversary

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The National Fireworks Association, which is holding its annual expo in Bristol, Tennessee, this week, will hold memorial events at the Bristol Dragway on Friday and Saturday. Tennessee’s lieutenant governor, Ron Ramsey, will speak at the event on Friday, whole Rep.

Are you an iCitizen?

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iCitizen announced today that Republican Congressman Marsha Blackburn and Democratic Congressman Jim Cooper , representatives from Tennessee, are headlining the iCitizen National Launch Celebration on November 19, 2013 in Washington D.C.