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Downtown Springfield, Inc. Announces 16th Annual Upper Story Tour, May 7
Downtown Springfield, Inc and event sponsor, Illinois Association of Realtors announce the 16th Annual Upper Story Tour, Thursday, May 7 from 5 - 8 p.m. The Upper Story Tour invites attendees to take time to look up and think beyond the ground floors passed ever day on the sidewalk, continuing the tradition of taking the public behind "the velvet rope" to view unique historical, residential and commercial spaces often not otherwise accessible. Click here for more information.
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Embassy Suites East Peoria participated in the first-ever Embassy Suites Sales Advantage Sales Blitz competition, a program to generate new leads and thank loyal customers. Due to their hard work and participation, Embassy Suites East Peoria was entered into a drawing to win a $500 American Express gift card and won! Congratulations to Joni Staley and her colleagues! Check out their Facebook page for more details.
The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) is now accepting applications for the 2015 Illinois Governor's Sustainability Awards. This award, begun in 1987, is the nation's longest standing state environmental award program that annually honors organizations and businesses who have made a commitment to the environment through implementation of outstanding and innovative sustainability practices.The deadline for submitting your application is close of business May 22. Applications will only be accepted electronically. Details and application information can be found here.
ISAE would like to extend a welcome to our newest members:
Barbara J. Rosi, Professional Registered Parliamentarian
Joanie Ohlms, Greater Saint Charles CVB
The latest issue of ASAE Inroads is out. The topics included in this edition are:
ASAE sends comments to tax reform working groups
Hatch warns IRS about political activity rules
House passes various IRS bills
Business groups balk at corporate-only tax reform
Read the entire issue of ASAE Inroads here.
Always keep up with ISAE through the ISAE Blog.
Spring cleaning ideas for membership pros
It’s once again time to dust off your well-worn association membership practices and make them sparkle anew. Get inspired with these refreshing ideas regarding engagement, surveys, recruitment and storytelling.
How to attract and engage millennial attendees for your event
Event Manager Blog
Our events and our attendance rates, fundraising and marketing campaigns will all be influenced by the up and coming generations. So who is the Millennial generation and how can you begin attracting them to your events and engaging them while they are in attendance?
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Boost non-dues revenue through Instagram
Most of you have heard of Instagram by now. Many of you are using it for fun or for business. How many of you are earning revenue from it? Learn how one association is boosting their non-dues revenue through Instagram.
Drawing a clear line on transparency in associations
By Robert C. Harris
It is true there are regulations for public governmental bodies that facilitate openness and transparency. Among private-sector associations, however, the requirements are different. Board members often confuse the transparency required of governmental bodies with that of associations.
Adding remarketing to your membership and conference marketing mix
Membership Marketing Blog
In most cases, all of your marketing efforts drive members and customers to your website to join, register, or purchase an item. But the reality is that once a prospect comes to your website many do not complete their transaction on the first visit. They may need to check their calendar, the cost of flights, or get budget approval to attend. Because an organization’s website is core to the purchasing process and because many prospective members do not buy on their first visit, adding online remarking advertising to website is a necessity today for organizations.
The best mobile online community options: Responsive web design vs. mobile sites vs. native apps
The increased use of mobile devices poses both opportunities and challenges for businesses. Though the mobile strategy conversation and the experiments that organizations are launching in their markets are not new, the current discussion is centered around responsive web design, mobile sites, and native apps. Which is better? Where should you invest your valuable resources when it comes to staying ahead of the curve? The answer is simple and unpopular: it depends.
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