Utah Restaurant Association to Cyclists: Skip the Drive-Thru

Associations Now

Both the state’s legislature and the Utah Restaurant Association (URA) have weighed in. “We could not work a compromise with Salt Lake City that would prevent us from having higher insurance costs and higher risk associated,” Sine testified before the Utah House’s Political Subdivisions Committee. The post Utah Restaurant Association to Cyclists: Skip the Drive-Thru appeared first on Associations Now

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HOA Immunity from COVID-19 Liability (UT)

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Utah HOAs can breathe a little easier because associations are now protected generally from lawsuits and claims relating to COVID-19.

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Homeowner asked by HOA to take down pro-police flag in Draper neighborhood (UT)

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A Utah woman is expressing her frustration after she was asked by a local homeowner’s association to take down her family’s “Thin Blue Line” flag. “It’s awfully convenient that in years past they never have requested this, but this year it’s a big deal,” Aimee Peterson told 2News. Read the article……………………………… Flags National Condo & HOA News Utah Condo & HOA News

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Open and shut: How communities should proceed when reopening amenities

Ungrated

Michael Johnson, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, CEO of FCS Community Management, AAMC, in Draper, Utah, developed detailed guidelines to help guide the 250 communities his company manages as they reopen based on the state’s color-coded reopening plan. Reopening amenities and common areas during the COVID-19 pandemic is a complicated decision for community association leaders.

Governors Association Helps Members Leverage Possibilities of the Great Outdoors

Associations Now

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. The strategy is based on an approach that Utah implemented in 2013, something that Gov.

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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? I’m sorry I haven’t been sharing good reads with you here, but I’m still sharing them on my Twitter account. I take reading and sharing quite seriously. .

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Good thinking: Finding solutions and support in communities

Ungrated

You can see those contributions throughout this issue, including the cover photo (thanks, Page Austin at Harvest in Texas ) and the detailed guidance on reopening common areas and amenities (thanks, Michael Johnson at FCS Community Management in Utah). What will we remember about the COVID-19 pandemic when we look back at it a few years from now? I’m hopeful one thing that remains is how we’ve found solutions and support from each other, our neighbors, and within our communities.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.25.20

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… I’m not publishing Brain Food next Friday (10/2) because I’ll be hiking in southern Utah, so this edition includes all the events I know about in the next two weeks. Creative Commons photo of Bears Ears, Utah by Emily Campbell via Unsplash.

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. The lucky among us in the association community, including me, are heading off today or tomorrow to the ASAE Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City for several days of learning, hugging, chatting, drinking, eating, and hanging out with fellow association geeks.

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Membership Hack: Workshop Essentials

Associations Now

The Utah Nonprofits Association does more than just train its members. The Utah Nonprofits Association offers its Nonprofit Organizational Credential program to leaders who are looking to boost their skills in nine areas, such as governance, finance, human resources, marketing and communication, and advocacy. 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

Associations Now

Tired of watching their local economies struggle as officials scrambled to provide alternatives to disappointed tourists, political leaders in Arizona, Colorado, New York, South Dakota, and Utah agreed to fund the reopening and operation of National Park Service parks attractions shuttered on October 1 due to the partial government shutdown. And in Utah, five national parks — Zion, Bryce, Arches, Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef — reopened over the weekend after the state paid $1.67

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

Associations Now

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. In the past week, Alex Wubbels has become an unlikely household name, thanks to a video of her being arrested while on the job as a nurse at the University of Utah Hospital.

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Conference Circuit: Oral History in the 21st Century

Associations Now

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. “The Utah Auto Body Association is working to bring more education and training to Utah, and we’re proud to bring this high level of education, training and networking to the collision industry. Learn how an association dedicated to preserving oral history is adjusting to the digital age.

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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. Maria Popova is a curator like no other, bringing us fascinating posts about creativity, knowledge, science, art, culture, and more. She describes herself as “an interestingness hunter-gatherer and curious mind at large.” That’s what I want to be when I grow up.

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

Associations Now

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. The Utah Retail Merchants Association, meanwhile, opposed the law, noting that federal regulations allow retailers to offer discounts for paying with debit cards or cash, which has a similar effect to imposing a surcharge on credit-card purchases. “I

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How the Outdoor Industry Found Its Lobbying Voice

Associations Now

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. Other states heavily affected by the outdoors, such as Washington State and Utah, have filled similar roles, and those officials are working to bring together the disparate parts of the industry under one common cause.

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Driven to Distraction: AAA Warns About Voice-Activated Devices

Associations Now

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. The 5-point scale came from the University of Utah, which created the test during a 2013 study on distracted driving.

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Elevating Advocacy Voices for Children Through Social Media

Beth Kanter

Utah’s tourism slogan captures the physical wonders of our state, which has some of the best skiing, highest deserts and deepest canyons in the world. Utah has the highest birth rate in the country (88 births per 1,000 women aged 15 to 44) and the youngest population – almost a third of Utahns are under the age of 18. Utah is dead last in the nation for education funding per pupil. Voices for Utah Children recently helped host a conference on.

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Study: Automation Will Change the Economy—But Not Consistently

Associations Now

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. A report from McKinsey & Company says automation will deepen a rural/urban divide, while some types of jobs—particularly, office support work—will face deeper existential threats than others.

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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. Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… If you’re not heading to ASAE’s Marketing Membership & Communications Conference (aka MMC) next week, glom onto the hashtag #MMCCon like the rest of us and follow along on Twitter. Preconference sessions take place on Monday, May 1 followed by the conference on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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

Associations Now

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. Conservation and biking groups have assorted opinions when it comes to proposed legislation that would lift the existing ban on bikes across more than 100 million acres of U.S. wilderness areas. Where are bikes allowed? That’s a question being debated because of newly proposed regulation.

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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. Do you have some tips to share? Email Kristen Parker at Kristen@eventgarde.com. For each session time slot, map out a first and second session choice.

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5 Things Your Organization Should Do to Improve Website Accessibility

Associations Now

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

League of Legends Publisher Bolsters Esports Support With Association

Associations Now

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. Riot Games, the maker of League of Legends, has launched a new association to support the game in the esports world—largely among high schools and colleges. The company behind one of the most popular multiplayer games on the planet is boosting its esports efforts.

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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. This year's unit has a wood fireplace, so building a fire involved setting some kindling aflame, adding wood, periodically stoking the logs to keep the flames going, and regularly adding more wood.

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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. Last week it covered online and offline verification in Boston’s wake, an underdog’s Pulitzer win, Medium and Matter, journalism education and more. Digital life. A GigaOm conference about digital media, paidContent Live (#pclive), took place last week in New York.

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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.

How Associations Are Changing Up School Sunscreen Rules

Associations Now

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. School rules restricting suncreen use lead to dangerous sun exposure for students, dermatology associations say—and they’re working to ensure kids are protected, one state at a time.

Thursday Buzz: Advance Reading for #ASAE16

Associations Now

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. Facebook: Visit and “like” the conference. Instagram: Follow @asaeannual ; the hashtag is #asae16.

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

Associations Now

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). More than 15,000 homes in Navajo Nation lack access to electricity, and it’s costly to put them on the grid. But a campaign backed by the American Public Power Association helped put a dent in that number.

My At-Home Retreat Week

Reid All About it

But how would I replicate that experience without morning hikes in southern Utah’s glorious red rock landscape, frequent massages, fitness and wellness classes and a dining room serving delicious and healthy food? When I first decided to have an at-home retreat week, I had in mind the relaxed yet energizing experience of my stays at Red Mountain Spa.

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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. WBT Systems are looking forward to making the most of our time there, both by attending sessions and while exhibiting our learning solutions for Associations in the Expo Hall at Booth #515. We have big news!

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

Associations Now

Congressional districts in Utah, meanwhile, have some of the lowest cancer mortality rates. To assist in its advocacy efforts, the American Cancer Society is mapping cancer mortality rates and state legislative activity to help show which regions and districts of the country could be doing more to fight the disease.

Best Credit Repair Companies

SocialFish

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. If your credit report is a complete mess, and your credit score is low, you may have some trouble getting loans and credit card approvals. Bad credit causes most people to stagnate financially and leaves them unable to make any big decisions concerning money.

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Why NEA Wants Arne Duncan to Resign

Associations Now

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. As Politico notes, Garcia faces a tough road ahead , one that may find the union moving further from its traditional Democratic base.

Secular Groups Play Up Political Clout of “Nones”

Associations Now

The Northeastern and Northwestern regions of the country tend to be least religious, while the Deep South and Utah are most consistently religious. In an era when religion remains an important litmus test for many presidential candidates, a number of groups affiliated with nonreligious and secular movements have been emphasizing that atheists, agnostics, and other nonreligious audiences shouldn’t be ignored, either.

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. In 35 minutes, I saw hats, t-shirts, jackets and bags promoting: STL Cardinals. SF Giants. Ohio State. Mizzou. Miami (Ohio). Maryville. Houston. Texas. Cincinnati Bearcats. Ole Miss. P38 Lightning. Volcom. Ernst & Young. Swiss Army.

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National Governors Association Makes Cybersecurity Its Newest Focus

Associations Now

” 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. Terry McAuliffe has helped his home state embrace technology and security issues. Now he wants to share with the rest of the country.

Industry Group Forecasts Winds of Change as Wildfires Rage

Associations Now

Drones flying in prohibited areas nearby fires grounded aerial firefighting efforts several times last week in Utah. New air tankers and helicopters, along with new legislation, are among the tools that could help fight—and fund the fight—against wildfires in the future, according to an official at the American Helicopter Services and Aerial Firefighting Association.

Nonprofits, Aid Groups Rebuke Governors Over Refugee Crisis

Associations Now

One governor who has shied away from such a ban is Utah Gov. After more than half of all U.S. governors said they would not allow Syrian refugees to relocate to their states, a number of advocacy and aid groups criticized the governors for what one nonprofit exec called “small-minded panic.” ” Meanwhile, one legal group argued that the governors were overstepping their bounds.

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