Groups Concerned Pending Texas Bill Could Weaken LGBTQ Protections

Associations Now

A coalition of business groups and convention and tourism leaders, which includes ASAE, is expressing concern that a pending bill in the Texas Legislature could weaken protections for the state’s LGBTQ workers.

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Case Study: Texas Society of Association Executives

Association Adviser

Like many associations, the Texas Society of Association Executives relies heavily on its print publication as a tool to engage members and earn non-dues revenue. The post Case Study: Texas Society of Association Executives appeared first on Association Adviser.

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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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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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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 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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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

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.

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.

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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Meet Outside the Box: Teaching Veterans in a Novel Setting

Associations Now

It’s not enough to have sessions or events outside of the convention center,” says Rachel Paisley, vice president of business development at Red Velvet Events, a destination management firm in Austin, Texas.

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Conference Circuit: Ticketing Pros

Associations Now

The International Ticketing Association’s 40th Annual Conference and Exposition begins next week in Grapevine, Texas. Location: Grapevine, Texas. Rundown Attendees: 1,000 plus. Exhibiting companies: 78. Platinum sponsors: 6.

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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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Member Visits Are the Way

Eric Lanke

First, at the beginning of the week I was in Texas for another one of the conferences I've been talking about. Two unconnected things got connected this week in a fun and interesting way.

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[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.

Nonprofit Aims to Provide Students With Audiobooks

Associations Now

Learning Ally aims to give students with learning disabilities an upper hand in the classroom with its Great Reading Games, an audiobook-driven educational program.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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