Texas House Considers Discriminatory Bill Alternative

Associations Now

ASAE, business groups, and convention bureaus oppose a new Texas House bill meant to replace a controversial Senate bill that would dictate bathroom use policies. ASAE does not support ongoing efforts in the Texas legislature to change social policy in Texas.

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ASAE Set to Oppose Discriminatory Bill in Texas

Associations Now

ASAE is preparing to fight a bill in Texas, where the first is likely to emerge. Texas will be the next battleground in the ongoing state-level debate over so-called religious freedom laws that ASAE and others view to be discriminatory and harmful to the economy.

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Groups Denounce Texas Bill as Discriminatory Ahead of Special Session

Associations Now

A group of local visitor bureaus, businesses, lawmakers, and associations spoke out against the proposed Texas “bathroom bill” on Monday as the legislature prepared to kick off a 30-day special session. When businesses succeed, Texas communities and families succeed.

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New Campaign Celebrates the People, Experiences of Texas

Associations Now

With its “What I Like About Texas” summer campaign, the Texas Travel Industry Association is sharing Texans’ favorite things about the state to catch the attention of visitors. What do you like about Texas? Nunn’s song “What I Like About Texas.”.

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ASAE Joins Business, Hospitality Groups to Oppose Texas ‘Bathroom Bill’

Associations Now

Saying that a bill introduced in Austin last week would discriminate against the LGBT community and hurt business in Texas, ASAE and others in the hospitality, meetings, and association industries announced a joint campaign to oppose it.

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ASAE Cites Discrimination, Business Impact in Testimony Opposing Texas Bill

Associations Now

As a Texas Senate committee considered a proposed “bathroom bill” in a Tuesday hearing, ASAE submitted written testimony opposing SB 6, saying the measure discriminates against members of the LGBT community and is bad for business.

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Texas Apartment Group Campaign Looks to Recruit New Workforce

Associations Now

The Texas Apartment Association Education Foundation’s new campaign seeks to find them. A new campaign from the Texas Apartment Association Education Foundation aims to raise awareness of the growing apartment industry and draw new professionals to fill the open positions.

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Chew on This: Texas Beef Council Aims for Millennials

Associations Now

With the beef industry struggling to break through to a younger audience, marketing groups in the space are working extra hard to make the pitch—even in Texas, home of the cattle ranch. And the challenges that face the cattle industry in Texas are being felt across the meat industry.

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Roller Coaster Safety Questioned After Texas Death

Associations Now

A woman’s death at a Texas amusement park has some questioning the safety of thrill rides, but a survey by an amusement park trade group found the chances of being seriously injured on these rides are slim.

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Alumni Group’s Rapid Response Connects Texas Aggies Amid Hurricane Harvey

Associations Now

The Association of Former Students, Texas A&M Foundation, and the sports website TexAgs moved swiftly this week to provide a relief forum for Aggies affected by the storm and its aftermath. However, she expects word of this resource to spread beyond the Texas A&M community.

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Pro-Cuba Trade Group Finds Support in Texas

Associations Now

Engage Cuba, which is looking to build congressional consensus for a broader trade policy, has found a groundswell of support among business leaders, universities, and trade groups in Texas. thaws, last week revealed that more than three dozen members have joined its Texas council alone.

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Oil Industry Group Sues Over Texas Fracking Ban

Associations Now

Facing a ban on hydraulic fracturing in Denton, Texas, the extraction method’s birthplace, the Texas Oil & Gas Association is asking for an injunction to stop a ballot measure from taking effect.

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New Ideas in Texas and Beyond | KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

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Texas Court Rejects Claim That Association’s Lawyer Represents Members

Associations Now

In a decision involving the Texas Automobile Dealers Association, a state appeals court rejected an argument that the association’s general counsel had an attorney-client relationship with a member embroiled in a lawsuit.

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A Year After Texas Explosion, Federal Report Outlines Progress on Fertilizer Safety

Associations Now

According to a new government report to the president 14 months after last year’s massive explosion in West, Texas, much needs to be done to encourage safe practices when storing volatile fertilizers such as ammonium nitrate.

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From the Corner Office: Beth Brooks, CAE, Texas Society of Association Executives

Association Adviser

December 2012 -- Leadership This month, the Corner Office spotlight shines on Beth Brooks, president of the 1,000-member Texas Society of Association Executives (TSAE).

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Attending ASAE Next Week? Don't Miss Our Social Media Contest!

YourMembership Blog

Catch us at ASAE 2012 at Booth 439 – August 11-14 in Dallas, Texas. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products. Support.

Associations bring meetings back to Houston

Aaron Wolowiec

When the Texas Society of Association Executives gathered in Houston in September for the New Ideas Annual Conference, it was the first major event to take place in the city after Hurricane Harvey devastated Southern Texas with historic flooding

TSAE Rallies to Hold First Meeting in Houston After Hurricane Harvey

Association Adviser

W hen the Texas Society of Association Executives gathered in Houston earlier this month for the New Ideas Annual Conference , it was the first major event to take place in the city after Hurricane Harvey devastated Southern Texas with historic flooding. During the opening session, TSAE Board Chairman and Executive Vice President of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas Christopher Williston IV, CAE, told attendees, “You did not call to cancel.

What Associations Can Learn from Bumper Stickers

Association Adviser

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.

Leading People Through Change: An Essential for Success

Association Adviser

It is a part of the Texas Society of Association Executives’ CEO Strategies series sponsored by the Fort Worth CVB. Jennifer Blenkle, Frameworks.

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Want More Members? Better Get to Know Them

Association Adviser

1 response the Texas Society of Association Executives (TSAE) received when it recently asked members to identify their biggest challenges. Membership member recruitment membership Texas Society of AssociationsBy Elsbeth W. Russell. Recruit, retain, engage and repeat.

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From the Corner Office: The Wisdom of Wading Into the Pool Before Going Deep

Association Adviser

This month’s Corner Office spotlight shines on Christopher Newton, president of the 700 member Texas Food & Fuel Association. Incidentally, Texas has more convenience stores than any other state (14,000) and our members own, operate and supply more than 10,000 of them. Chris Newton.

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TSAE - Great People, Great Conference, a Great State! | Experts in.

Experts in Membership Marketing

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Help Hurricane Harvey Victims: Where To Donate #HoustonStrong

Beth Kanter's Blog

I watched the news reports from Texas and was horrified at the scale of this disaster. PortLight “Inclusive Disaster Relief” SPCA of Texas. Texas Diaper Bank.

How to be a World Changing Leader

Association Leaders

My brother-in-law graduated from the University of Texas. One wall of his room is painted burnt orange and the skull of a Texas Longhorn hangs on it. Recently, my brother-in-law sent me a copy of the text of the University of Texas 2014 Commencement speech given by Naval Admiral William H. I’ve often thought fondly of UT. I remember watching great UT football teams in the 1970′s and again in the 2000′s.

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ICYMI: Key Takeaways From Our 2018 Super Forum Keynote Speakers

Higher Logic

Also, fun fact - Jackie identifies as a One-Percenter for the Pittsburgh Steelers, so she created a community for fanatics like her.who also live in Austin, Texas. What’s the connection between customer loyalty and Lady Gaga? Why are many Generation Z-ers best friends with their parents?

3 Reasons Why the Big Red “M” is Sponsoring an IndyCar - Moery Company

Moery Company

Big example: We’ll be traveling to Detroit, Michigan; Fort Worth, Texas; Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, and Lexington, Ohio for a scheduled IndyCar race.

[Infographic] The Power of Audience Segmentation

Higher Logic

The Texas Medical Association (TMA) analyzed its member campaign data and noticed many non-members were opening a member newsletter and purchasing TMA courses and course materials. Good marketing delivers relevant content.

Associations Size Up Harvey’s Economic Impact

Associations Now

With flooding from Hurricane Harvey still inundating southeastern Texas, it will likely be weeks or longer before its devastation is fully understood. As Hurricane Harvey continued to soak the Texas coast Tuesday, it was hard to come by official estimates of the storm’s impact.

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Pharmacy Association’s New Program Gets Patients to Take Their Meds

Associations Now

The Medication Adherence Project, an initiative by the Texas Pharmacy Association, will use a cloud-based platform to check on people with controlled hypertension. But a new program launched by the Texas Pharmacy Association could help fix this state of affairs.

Big Hair, Big Bling, Big Money, Big Boots: Things To Know Before You Go To ASAE 12 In Dallas

Velvet Chainsaw

Everything is bigger in Texas. Yes, in Texas size matters. Only during Texas’ Stampede, a Texas rodeo or Texas State Fair do you see a real cattle drive through downtown Dallas’ streets. Dress Texas-style. Everything In The Shape Of Texas.

Conference Circuit: Water Pros

Associations Now

The National Rural Water Association’s 2018 WaterPro Conference begins next week in Fort Worth, Texas. City: Fort Worth, Texas. Rundown Attendees: 1,500 plus. Vendors: 150. Continuing-education hours: 30.

Repaying the Favor: Louisiana Restaurant Association Mobilizes Harvey Relief Efforts

Associations Now

When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston and other parts of southeast Texas , Louisiana’s restaurant industry knew all about how bad a storm like this could be.

The Power Of A Nudge

Associations Now

Another example is Texas and roadside litter. The nudge was a slogan, “Don’t mess with Texas.” You can’t force your members or colleagues to change, but maybe by giving them a little nudge, they’ll be more open to changing their behavior. What makes things work?

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Western Governors’ Association Takes Aim at Invasive Species

Associations Now

This week, news surfaced of a new invasive species of South American reptile that could cause problems from Florida to Texas. With a new biosecurity initiative, the association’s incoming chair, Hawaii Gov.

Five Things You Missed at Wild Apricot’s First User Conference

Wild Apricot Blog

The conference took place between April 8 - 10, in downtown Austin, Texas. Last week we hosted our first ever Wild Apricot User Conference as part of Personify’s Annual user conference, PersoniFest. Here are the highlights

Mapping Out a Roadshow Strategy

Associations Now

The roadshow started in October at two medical colleges in Texas: the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine. When your members are especially busy, you might consider hitting the road to meet them where they are.

Associations Assist Dairy Farmers in Storm’s Aftermath

Associations Now

storm of 2015, killed dozens of people, but it also killed tens of thousands of cows throughout New Mexico and Texas. A winter storm named Goliath has milk producers throughout Texas and New Mexico picking up the pieces, and the associations that represent them are looking to help out.

Conference Circuit: Higher Learning

Associations Now

More than 5,000 attendees are expected in San Antonio, Texas. City: San Antonio, Texas. NASPActs will engage conference participants in encouraging a socially just community in Texas and beyond. Rundown Attendees: 5,500. Sessions: 600.

The Association With Its Own Peace Officers

Associations Now

It’s still a reality for today’s ranchers, which is why the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association has long battled livestock theft with its own staff of investigators and inspectors. The crime of cattle rustling isn’t a relic of the Old West.

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National Rifle Association Straddles Line With ‘Open Carry’ Comments

Associations Now

In a rebuke of recent tactics by “open carry” advocates, the NRA warned owners of long guns against “counterproductive” demonstrations at public businesses, such as those in Texas that have led some corporations to openly discourage customers from bringing guns into stores and restaurants. Texas law allows long guns to be carried openly in public.

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Letter to ASAE – ASAE’s Response

Spark Consulting

I also appreciate the fact that ASAE’s response includes a re-statement of the association’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, I commend ASAE for their ongoing work lobbying against the “bathroom bill” in Texas. ASAE has officially responded to those of us who expressed concern about the association industry response to the 2016 Presidential election.

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