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. Those were the words of Marci Claude, a Gatlinburg, Tennessee, spokeswoman who represents the local convention and visitors bureau, while on a media tour with the Associated Press in the wake of the deadly wildfires that caused significant damage to both the city and nearby facilities.

Tennessee Governor Signs Bill Allowing Denial of Counseling Services

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Tennessee Gov. The post Tennessee Governor Signs Bill Allowing Denial of Counseling Services appeared first on Associations Now The governor put his signature to a controversial measure that opponents say will permit counseling professionals to discriminate against LGBT individuals and others. Bill Haslam signed a law Wednesday that allows mental health counselors and therapists to refuse to treat clients based on their own “sincerely held principles.”.

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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. A team of education groups and private companies created a digital resource for Tennessee high school students and teachers that replaces textbooks and provides better education through accurate, up-to-date materials.

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.”. Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam should veto a bill that would allow mental health professionals in the state to turn away clients based on the counselors’ own “sincerely held principles,” ASAE said in a letter sent to the governor on Wednesday.

‘Gated’ Fairview community has gate removed, road determined as public (TN)

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After research into the Stable Acres subdivision history, analysis of what’s allowed on a city public road, and input from the homeowners, the Fairview Board of Commissioners decided to take no action — essentially they chose not to vacate the public road. Read the article……………………………… National Condo & HOA News Tennessee Condo & HOA NewsA “gated community” in Fairview is gated no more.

Weeding Out Members From Pretenders

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Features Membership American Marketing Association ASAE Home Builders Association of Iowa Institute of Food Technology Jeff DeCagna Jenny Matthews John Graham members membership Risk and Insurance Management Society Russ Klein Sharon Kneebone Tennessee SAE High performing associations are focusing on the engagement level of their members—not how many dues bills they send out. The post Weeding Out Members From Pretenders appeared first on Association.

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11 Questions You Must Ask Yourself

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What Associations Can Learn from Bumper Stickers

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Features Leadership Marketing & Communications American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Association membership Association of Chamber of Commerce Executive Georgia Veterinary Medical Association Independent Bankers of Texas (IBAT) membership National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Tennessee SOciety of Association ExecutivesMost 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.

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. Do you have to choose between cool and cash flow? The post 10 Things You Need to Know About Non-Dues. For more about this topic, click on the headline.

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. ACA American Counseling Association amplified growth Association Chat associations code of ethics conferences discriminatory law kiki l'italien nashville rich yep tennessee

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. In light of the Tennessee governor signing a controversial law that would allow counselors to refuse to provide services based on “strongly held principles,” the American Counseling Association announced on Tuesday that it decided to relocate its 2017 annual conference from Nashville.

Conference Circuit: Water Professionals

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More than 1,700 water industry professionals from Tennessee and Kentucky are headed to Louisville this weekend to take part in technical sessions, network with each other, and see the latest equipment in action. Organizations: Kentucky-Tennessee Water Environment Association and Kentucky/Tennessee Section of the American Water Works Association. Rundown Attendees: 1,700 plus. Exhibit booths: 254. Technical presentations: 180 plus. Sponsorship levels: 5.

Construction Groups Set Out to Fill Industry’s Skills Gap

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A group of construction-related associations in Tennessee has launched an initiative to encourage young people to pursue careers in the industry and to fill its thinning ranks. The good news: Construction is booming in Tennessee. Research indicates that young people simply are not considering the construction trades as a viable career choice,” said Grace Masterson, CEO of Associated General Contractors of Tennessee, one of four associations sponsoring Go Build Tennessee.

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. 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.

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. Teri recommends chilling on Bicentennial Mall with its “very well done Tennessee history wall, bigger than life granite map of the state, fountains and ahhhhmazing view of the capitol.”

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. When I went to Nashville in May for the digitalNow conference, I expected to be wowed by Nashville’s music scene, but I was blown away by the art that surrounded me everywhere I went. I wasn’t expecting that. I can think of no better way to recharge your brain than to spend some time enjoying art.

Yes, Some In-Person Meetings Are Still Happening! (Here is how they are doing it!)


The 2021 GSAE Annual Meeting, June 2-4, will be held at The Read House in Chattanooga, Tennessee. GSAE Supports Community, Safety at 2020 Annual Meeting.

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. Counseling and equality groups are speaking out against a bill in the Tennessee House of Representatives they say would allow for discrimination against LGBT individuals. The Tennessee bill is among many that associations, along with corporations, have recently spoken out about.

Chuck Spurlock: An Appreciation

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Chuck is originally from Clifton, Tennessee. He went on to manage gubernatorial and Senatorial campaigns in Tennessee and Alabama. I went to Montgomery, Alabama today to be with the friends and family of Charles Hughes Spurlock, Jr. Chuck Spurlock passed away Tuesday evening after a year fighting cancer. Chuck was one of the smartest, sweetest, and most interesting people I have ever met. I admired Chuck enormously and today I learned some things about him I didn’t know.

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. I’m usually a beer and wine drinker, but back in May, my first stop in Nashville with my friends Ben Martin of Online Community Results and Teri Carden of was at Rumours Wine Bar in the Gulch neighborhood. It was happy hour so a selection of cocktails were $5 or $6.

How One Association Found Opportunity in a Public-Private Partnership

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As a part of a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA), NAMA and others will partner with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a federal technology lab in Tennessee, on the development of new types of more energy-efficient heating and cooling technologies.

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! That’s more like it. In May when I attended the digitalNow conference in Nashville, I wasn’t expecting to fall for the city like I did.

Meet You in Nashville: Where to Eat during #ASAE14, part 2

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Charred Tennessee pork belly appetizer at Bound’ry (photo by Bound’ry/Instagram). I’ve already written one post about dining in Nashville that focused on downtown restaurants – the ones closest to the Music City Center. But there’s more! Rolf & Daughters ( Twitter , Instagram ). 700 Taylor St., 2 miles/8 minute drive from the MCC. Just a short cab (or Uber) ride away is the Germantown neighborhood.

Associations Advise Public After Gas Shortages Arise

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In Tennessee, where occasional gas shortages have been reported, the Tennessee Fuel and Convenience Store Association is keeping the public abreast of how fuel shippers are responding to the situation. “A As reported by The Tennessean , LeRoy credited Tennessee Gov. With an Alabama pipeline rupture causing gas shortages and other negative effects on the gasoline industry throughout the southern U.S., associations are offering tips and advice to people affected at the pump.

Conference Circuit: Read All About It

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Location: Nashville, Tennessee. In addition, a seven-member student news team from three universities in Tennessee will work with NAA staff to cover the conference. Rundown Attendees: 1,000 plus. Speakers: 45. Exhibitor booths: 48. NAA mediaXchange 2015 gathers newspaper industry executives to share knowledge on how to generate revenue and increase their 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.

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.

We Asked, You Answered: Practical and Tactical Event Strategies

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This fall, we’ll be in Nashville, Tennessee. Not every “wow”-worthy gesture at an event has to be bold—sometimes, it just has to be supremely useful. Here are a few smart ways associations impressed their attendees and exhibitors. Sometimes, the biggest “wow” you can generate for your attendees isn’t a spectacle. Maybe it’s just a sign that you’re listening and willing to go above and beyond to make them feel happy and included.

Conference Circuit: Web Ed

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The HighEdWeb 2016 Annual Conference begins Sunday night in Memphis, Tennessee. City: Memphis, Tennessee. Rundown Attendees: 650 plus. Presentations: 70 plus. Half-Day Workshops: 10. Web developers, marketers, and programmers—along with managers, designers, writers, and all team members in between—are headed to Memphis this weekend to explore and learn more about the unique web issues facing colleges and universities. Association: Higher Education Web Professionals Association.

Leaving Your Family at Disneyland

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And as I read on I realized, much to my own chagrin, that I had once done exactly the same kind of thing -- leaving a family vacation (not at Disneyland, but in Gatlinburg, Tennessee) for a few days to see to a work commitment in another city. I remember my wife driving me through the Tennessee countryside to the Knoxville airport, the kids back at the rental house with their aunts, uncles and cousins.

Conference Circuit: Time for Practice

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The Medical Group Management Association’s 2015 Annual Conference begins this weekend in Nashville, Tennessee. Location: Nashville, Tennessee. Rundown Attendees: 5,600. Exhibitors: 300. Content Areas: 12. Learning Formats: 7. Learning Levels: 5.

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. Last week, four actuarial groups in the United States and Canada introduced the Actuaries Climate Index, an online tool that measures changes in extreme weather events and sea levels.

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Counseling Association Chooses San Francisco as New Host of 2017 Annual Meeting

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ACA pulled its conference from Nashville in May after Tennessee passed legislation allowing counselors to refuse service based on “strongly held principles”—a condition that violates ACA’s code of ethics. When looking for a new location, ACA sought out places that could not only provide the necessary amount of space and rooms but that also did not have any pending legislation similar to Tennessee’s. “It

Best of the Web: September 2013

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Tennessee Society of Association Executives. Best of the Web. How Do You Address the Long-Time Members or Customers No Longer in Your Ranks? Jeffrey Cufaude. Idea Architects. The 5 Must-Have Qualities of the Modern Employee. Jacob Morgan. Forbes. Making an Impact: Building Trusting Relationships and Expanding Your Sphere of Influence. Louisiana Society of Association Executives. Go Boldly Where Your Members Are. Christine L. Avery. Association Media & Publishing.

Basketball May Not Be Pat Summitt’s Greatest Legacy

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But the University of Tennessee icon may have left another legacy behind that stretches far beyond those win totals. Summitt’s longtime colleague Joan Cronan, the former Tennessee women’s athletic director, recently recalled a conversation with her friend soon after the diagnosis. The legendary NCAA coach, who died last month, played a significant role in drawing public attention to Alzheimer’s disease.

Nonprofits Raise Concern Over Netflix Series “13 Reasons Why”

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The National Association of School Psychologists and the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network are among a variety of organizations warning of potential dangers to young people posed by the popular Netflix series 13 Reasons Why , centered on a teen who takes her own life.

If You’re Looking for a Job, Look Inland, Lists Say

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The Midwest is likewise heavily represented on Glassdoor’s list, with three Ohio cities in the top 10, and four others in Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, and Tennessee. Two new reports suggest that Midwestern and Southern cities have a better balance of job openings and cost of living than their coastal counterparts. If you’re in the job market, you might want to head to Pittsburgh—especially if you’re just starting out in your career.

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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. What’s the benefit?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.7.20

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Kate Vitasek, Faculty – Graduate and Executive Education, University of Tennessee. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, I’m attending the virtual ASAE Annual Meeting during the day and The Echo Hangout during the evening. Will I see you there? Young professionals working from home. Here I was thinking everyone was discovering the joys of working from home.

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. Building community among members takes work, which the Tennessee Concrete Association took to heart, quite literally, several years ago.