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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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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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.

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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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.

Still No “Bathroom Bill” in Texas as Special Session Ends

Associations Now

Opponents of a bill that would have restricted restrooms available to transgender people celebrated its demise in the Texas legislature, at least for the moment. ” ASAE participated in the Keep Texas Open for Business coalition, which last week sent a letter to Abbott, Lt.

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.

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.

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.

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.”.

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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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.

Is Donor Fatigue Real?

NonProfit University Blog

And still to come this year to a state, region or town near you is the original giving local days, such as GiveMN , North Texas Giving Day , Georgia Gives Day , or Give Miami Day , to mention a handful. Thoughts & Commentary donor fatigue Georgia Gives Day Give Local Give Local America Give Miami Day GiveBig Giving Tuesday GivingMN Kimbia North Texas Giving Day Red Nose Day Small Business Saturday Walgreen's Duane Reade

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.

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.

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).

Hot Association Jobs – Week of August 9

SocialFish

Marketing Manager , Texas Association of School Business Officials – The Texas Association of School Business Officials is known for its robust professional development opportunities and its certification program, but it does much more.

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.

How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic]

Velvet Chainsaw

Here’s an infographic from the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (at the University of Texas at Austin) that can help. Most of us turn to the internet when we are looking for resources to use for a presentation, report or article.

Recruit the Whole Person

Spark Consulting

She said that one of the things that had most struck her and has been on her mind since the reports came out last year was the concept, raised in the University of North Texas study, of “recruiting the whole person.”

Trade Groups Breathe Easier After Overtime Rule Blocked in Court

Associations Now

District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, rejected the Labor Department’s effort, saying that the rule change exceeded its mandate under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and that Congress should be the arbiter of whether such a rule change is implemented. “If

HB2 Costing North Carolina Billions in Lost Business, Says AP Report

Associations Now

The economic impact on North Carolina is cited regularly by opponents of similar measures in other states, including Texas, where Lt.

Labor Department Moves to Revise Overtime Rule

Associations Now

Earlier this month, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said he planned to seek more input on the rule, which was blocked by a federal judge in Texas before it was supposed to take effect on December 1, 2016.

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Water-Efficient Toilets Could Save 170 Billion Gallons Each Year, Study Says

Associations Now

The research looked at Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, and Texas, all of which have experienced severe water shortages and together made up 28 percent of the population in 2015.

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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Butterfly Association Steps Up Conservation Efforts

Associations Now

BHN will include the already-existing National Butterfly Center , a 100-acre education center in Texas run by NABA that hosts thousands of wild butterflies and native plant species.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.26.17

Reid All About it

Presenters: Cathy Stoebner DeWitt, vice president of governmental affairs, Texas Association of Business. Chris Wallace, IOM, CCE, president, Texas Association of Business.

Review: When Millennials Take Over

Spark Consulting

Happy State Bank , a community bank operating in Texas, that is able to make good decisions almost absurdly fast thanks to their laser focus on caring and relationships (not exactly traditional for financial institutions).

How to Prepare for a Chapter Restructuring

Chapter Chat

A Texas chapter member said, “ By disaffiliating , we retain critical flexibility to respond quickly to community needs and we retain the authority to innovate and control our ongoing programs and service.”. You’ve seen the warning signs.

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Three Tips for Brand-New CEOs

Associations Now

During her session at last week’s ASAE Great Ideas Conference on tips for first-year CEOs, Texas Society of Association Executives CEO Beth Brooks, CAE, related her experience just starting as the executive director of the Texas Pest Control Association.

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CXPA Elevates the Customer Experience with Community

Higher Logic

The mentor program is one of the most valuable things CXPA offers,” says Lisa Nance, CXPA Member and Treasury Client Experience Manager from Texas Capital Bank. Lisa Nance, CXPA Member and Treasury Client Experience Manager, Texas Capital Bank.

Clown Group Looks to Change Public Perception on Clowning

Associations Now

Since then, “creepy clowns”—the moniker given to this craze—have made appearances in more than a dozen states , including Arkansas, Texas, and California. In early October a pair of Baytown, Texas, teens were arrested for dressing as clowns and chasing people with sticks.

How Associations are Making Their SXSW Imprints Felt

Associations Now

For one thing, the president’s decision to keep his commitment to SXSW over attending the funeral of former first lady Nancy Reagan has drawn controversy this week, though PolitiFact Texas reports it is rare for sitting presidents to attend the funerals of first ladies.).

For the Kids: Child-Friendly Conference Events

Associations Now

At its January 2017 North American Beekeeping Conference & Tradeshow in Galveston, Texas, it held the “Kids and Bees” event. Sure, conferences are usually for adults, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t any room for “kids stuff.”

When You Should Book: Expedia Highlights 2015 Airline Pricing Trends

Associations Now

And in Texas, the repeal of the Wright Amendment, which limited airlines flying out of Dallas’ Love Field airport to destinations within Texas or in nearby states, is expected to greatly boost air capacity in the region.

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Study: Public Can’t See Past Profit Motive of Social Good Companies

Associations Now

In the work, Saerom Lee, an assistant professor of marketing at The University of Texas at San Antonio, and coauthors Karen Winterich, an associate professor of marketing at Pennsylvania State University, and Lisa E.

Awesome Association Jobs this Week – March 9

SocialFish

Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital.

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Summer-Fresh Meeting Ideas

Associations Now

When we started this, we knew it’s Dallas, Texas. Meetings are making the most of the season to provide attendees with experiences that give a nod to their summer favorites. We’re on the verge of “triple H” time here in DC—hazy, hot, and humid.