Utah Restaurant Association to Cyclists: Skip the Drive-Thru

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Both the state’s legislature and the Utah Restaurant Association (URA) have weighed in. The post Utah Restaurant Association to Cyclists: Skip the Drive-Thru appeared first on Associations Now

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Governors Association Helps Members Leverage Possibilities of the Great Outdoors

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At its annual meeting last week in Utah, NGA announced the creation of the Outdoor Recreation Learning Network , which wants to teach governors and their staffs how to leverage natural resources to help extend economic, environmental, and other benefits to their states.

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Conference Circuit: Fish and Wildlife

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The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ 107th Annual Meeting begins in Sandy, Utah, in the coming days. territories, Canada, and Mexico are headed to Utah next week to discuss conservation policy and management issues and accomplishments. City: Sandy, Utah.

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Reading and Writing

Reid All About it

It’s been a busy spring of conferences, a hiking vacation in southern Utah (see below), weekends away and lots of work for clients. Have you missed my Reads of the Week posts?

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Membership Hack: Workshop Essentials

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The Utah Nonprofits Association does more than just train its members. It now works with them in post-training workshops to ensure they know how to put the tools they learned to use. How to hack it?

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Four States Put Up So Parks Don’t Stay Shut Up

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And in Utah, five national parks — Zion, Bryce, Arches, Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef — reopened over the weekend after the state paid $1.67 George News in Utah , referencing last week’s Occupy Zion protest, when a small group of hikers ignored the gates and walked into the park. “It

ASAE Annual Meeting 2016: Come see the new version of TopClass LMS!

WBT Systems

We are excited to be heading to ASAE Annual Meeting & Expo 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah from August 13-16 ! ASAE Annual Meeting 2016 is the biggest Association conference of the year and the schedule is jam packed with educational sessions, learning labs and social events.

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Conference Circuit: Oral History in the 21st Century

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October 4: The first collision industry exposition heads to Salt Lake Community College in Utah this weekend, with more than 50 vendors taking part in the inaugural event. Learn how an association dedicated to preserving oral history is adjusting to the digital age.

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Behind the American Nurses Association’s Rapid Response to a Nurse’s Arrest

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A viral video of a Utah nurse in handcuffs gave ANA an opportunity to spread the word about workplace violence and relationships with law enforcement.

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Now It’s the States’ Turn to Grapple With Swipe Fees

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One flash point: The Utah Bankers Association has already succeeded in pushing for a law that bars retailers from placing surcharges on credit purchases in the state; the association cited the settlement as it advocated for the measure.

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Study: Automation Will Change the Economy—But Not Consistently

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Among areas expected to see growth : College towns like South Bend, Indiana; smaller towns with fast growth, like Provo, Utah; rural communities with large tourism businesses, like Aspen, Colorado; and cities with large retirement communities, like The Villages, Florida.

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How the Outdoor Industry Found Its Lobbying Voice

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Colorado and Utah are not the closest places in the world to Washington, DC, but the outdoor industry—thanks in no small part to its economic clout—is well-positioned to make the political gap a lot smaller.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.15.16

Reid All About it

<Creative Commons photo of Provo Peak in Utah by Miguel Vieira > Tagged: Brain Food. I wouldn’t blame you for having conference envy right now.

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Driven to Distraction: AAA Warns About Voice-Activated Devices

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The foundation, with the help of the University of Utah and Precision Driving Research, tested a number of voice-activated vehicle systems and found that, depending on the feature being used and the accuracy of the system, the devices had a high potential to distract the driver.

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Bill that Would Lift Bike Ban in Wilderness Areas Draws Mixed Reactions

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In mid-July, two senators—Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah)—introduced Senate Bill 3205— Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Areas Act.

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League of Legends Publisher Bolsters Esports Support With Association

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The group’s board of advisors includes esports directors at schools such as the University of California, Irvine, Robert Morris University, and the University of Utah.

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Some must-dos for ASAE’s annual meeting

Aaron Wolowiec

13-16 in Salt Lake City, Utah, we’ll be providing some tips on how to maximize your experience. Lowell Aplebaum. In anticipation of the ASAE Annual Meeting and Exposition , which will be held Aug. To start us off, Lowell Aplebaum shares his advice. Follow him on Twitter at @LowellMatthew.

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How Associations Are Changing Up School Sunscreen Rules

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According to Stateline , six states—Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, Utah, and Washington—have passed laws this year allowing sunscreen to be used during school activities. You may not think of sunscreen as medication, but the FDA does, and so do many schools.

Reads of the Week: August 31, 2012

Reid All About it

I have no problem using it when I see a sight that inspires awe, like the landscape of southern Utah. If I had to pick one blog to take with me to a deserted island, it might be Brain Pickings.

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5 Things Your Organization Should Do to Improve Website Accessibility

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WebAIM, a service offered by Utah State University, has a useful guide that covers these elements.)

To Help Fight Cancer, The American Cancer Society Is Mapping Its Toll on America

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Congressional districts in Utah, meanwhile, have some of the lowest cancer mortality rates.

Light Up Navajo: Association Helps Bring Power to Homes for the First Time

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This spring, the American Public Power Association (APPA) undertook an initiative to bring power to homes in the Navajo Nation, a territory that covers parts of New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona (with Arizona making up the largest portion).

Thursday Buzz: Advance Reading for #ASAE16

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Get to know some associations that call #ASAE16’s host state home in “ Associations USA: Utah ,” Associations Now , May/June 2016. Can't Be There? Here are some ways to stay up to date from your desk: Twitter: Follow @asaeannual ; the hashtag is #asae16.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.28.17

Reid All About it

Photo: Lower Cathedral Valley Overlook Trail, Capitol Reef NP (Utah) Tagged: Brain Food.

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Best Credit Repair Companies


The company is based in Salt Lake City, Utah, and was founded in 1997. The Credit People : This company is based in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, and you can trust them to remove negative items from your credit report.

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KiKi's Unofficial ASAE Annual 2016 Party List (a.k.a. How to Never Be Alone at #ASAE16)

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

Every year, for the past several years, I make it a point to attend the ASAE Annual Conference. This conference is where anyone involved with associations and nonprofits can connect with others working in that space. Because it is the best way to catch up with the "Who's Who" of the association world. To be sure, ASAE Annual promises opportunities in learning and networking. It also promises a ton of parties in all shapes and sizes.

Nonprofits, Aid Groups Rebuke Governors Over Refugee Crisis

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One governor who has shied away from such a ban is Utah Gov. After more than half of all U.S.

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Membership Renewal Starts on Day 1


This was the focus of one of the wonderful sessions that I had the opportunity to attend while at ASAE Annual 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah. When is the right time to start approaching your members about renewing their membership? Do you start 30 days prior to their membership expiring?

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The Fire Has to Be Stoked

Idea Architects

I'm on a brief writing sabbatical in the mountains of Utah. My previous condos have all featured a gas fireplace. Just flip the switch and you have instant and constant flames.

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Reads of the Week: April 26, 2013

Reid All About it

Nelson, director of the Metropolitan Research Center at the University of Utah. Curated life. One of my favorite curated posts is published on Friday afternoons: Nieman Journalism Lab’s Week in Review.

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Compounding Pharmacists Shift Lethal Injection Stance

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The IACP announcement came a day after Utah Gov. Another Voice? IACP may not be the only organization looking into changing its official policy on lethal-injection drugs.

Why NEA Wants Arne Duncan to Resign

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Lily Eskelsen Garcia, an award-winning Utah educator and onetime folk singer, was elected to the post on Friday. A New Face Out Front With Dennis Van Roekel leaving the NEA presidency in August, the teachers union is bringing fresh blood to the role.

National Governors Association Makes Cybersecurity Its Newest Focus

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” The focus is a bit narrower than the prior year’s initiative—Utah Gov. Every year, the chair of the bipartisan political group focuses on a singular issue. This year, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants to bring his state’s cybersecurity know-how to a wider audience.

Trainer’s Tip: Your Room Set Up Can Make or Break the Learning Experience

Beth Kanter

Yesterday, I spent a day facilitating leadership workshops for arts leaders attending the Art House Convergence Conference near Park City, Utah. on personal and organizational resilience based on the ideas in my new book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit.

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How One Association Started a Conversation on Workplace Safety

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This is on par with other state bar surveys taken in Utah, Idaho, Kansas, Oregon, and North Carolina. After a tragedy that served as a wakeup call, the State Bar of Arizona worked to educate legal professionals on workplace safety and was recently awarded for its efforts.

Proposed Bill Aims to Cut Federal Travel Expenses Via Videoconferencing

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Jim Matheson (D-Utah), Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) The newly introduced bill calls on the Office of Management and Budget to cut travel expenses by 50 percent by setting up a plan for federal employees to use more videoconferencing.

Secular Groups Play Up Political Clout of “Nones”

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The Northeastern and Northwestern regions of the country tend to be least religious, while the Deep South and Utah are most consistently religious.

How AAA’s New Car-Share Service Thinks Beyond Ownership

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Mike Hetke, executive vice president and chief strategy officer at AAA Northern California, Nevada, and Utah, notes that this model differs that of Zipcar and others in an important way.

Make a Plan Now for a Professional Development Day During the Holidays


Or, if competition is a factor, you could group members from non-competing markets into circles, for example, one member each from Oregon, Utah, Iowa, Texas, Ohio, Georgia, Maine, and Hawaii.

Are You Using Identity as Association Marketing Strategy

SCD Group

Sitting in the airport last Saturday, I noticed a huge number of people wearing logoed clothing that identified themselves with their team, cause, city, company. Rather than a team or cause, some were unpaid walking billboards for “cool” apparel companies.

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