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August 9, 2010 — Meet Senators Cullerton & Radogno at "The State of the State"

CONGRATS TO MEMBERS ESHKENAZI AND LIEBER
Congratulations to Association Forum members Abe Eshkenazi, CEO of APICs: The Association of Operations Management, and H. Stephen Lieber, president and CEO of Health Information and Management Systems Society, and Association Forum Board Chair for being included among this year’s top association CEOs in the most recent issue of CEO Update.

NEW 1099 REQUIREMENTS COULD IMPACT YOUR ASSOCIATION
As a part of the recently passed health care legislation, all employers would be required to report to the IRS any purchase from a vendor of goods or services worth $600 or more. Can you imagine filing a 1099 for every business purchase over $600? One-time purchases to reoccurring payments, routine office supplies to new software systems, learn more about the issue and join us by signing the ASAE sponsored letter opposing the new 1099 requirements.

DALLAS MEETINGS
Dallas is home to the best shopping in the Southwest, a cutting-edge culinary scene, the nation’s largest urban arts district, 13 vibrant entertainment districts, and the spaces and resources to accommodate meetings of any size.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
We’d like to extend a warm welcome to some of the newest Association Forum members - please do the same if you see them at an upcoming event! Jennifer Gallagher from National Council of State Boards of Nursing; Kim Harden from Dietary Managers Association; Joni Johnson from Virginia Tourism Corporation; Gordana Krkic from Illinois Academy of Family Physicians; Marcus Newman from GCG Financial; Patti Wanderlich from The Institute of Medicine of Chicago.

CHECK OUT GREATER MIAMI CVB
Miami: Provocatively profitable, culturally diverse, a cosmopolitan city with tropical splendor. Read more for details on why Miami is the perfect meeting destination for your next meeting.

8/11 – SWAP IDEAS ABOUT COMPONENT RELATIONS
Would you like to network with your other component relations colleagues? Learn about best practices for component relations? Share your solutions that might help others dealing with component issues? If so, join us this Wednesday from 8 to 10 a.m. for this complimentary Component Relations Shared Interest Group.

8/17 – HOW TO BUILD AN INTEGRATED MARKETING PLAN
For those members located in the suburbs who want to learn about the right marketing mix and channels for optimal profitability and exposure, join us on Tuesday, Aug. 17, at the Million Dollar Round Table, 325 W. Touhy Avenue in Park Ridge, where the Marketing Shared Interest Group will host this complimentary event.

ADVANTAGE: BOSTON
Boston’s your city, with two world-class convention centers in one world-class convention destination. Learn more about the BCEC and Hynes Convention Center at www.AdvantageBOSTON.com.

8/26 – LEGAL LIABILITY & COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
Walk away with practical, hands-on tips from Paula Cozzi Goedert of Barnes & Thornburg LLP about copyright infringement, intellectual property considerations and conflicts of interest for this complimentary and "must attend" Educational Program Development Shared Interest Group event on Thursday, Aug. 26, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

9/15 – BUILD BETTER BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS
Are you new to serving the association professional marketplace? Do you want to build a better relationship with your current vendor? If so, attend Supplier Partner 101 on Wednesday, Sept. 15, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., and learn how to build the best relationships. Supplier partners will learn more about the time it takes for associations to plan and then have their organizational budget approved.

9/16 – DEMO DAY „Ÿ ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
Want to understand the scope of various association management systems? Does your company offer an AMS? On Thursday, Sept. 16, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., attend this program so you can learn from the experts and one another, as well as see demos of cutting-edge business technology. This session is ideal for all levels including CEO, CFO or IT professionals.

BUILD YOUR BUSINESS: SPONSOR HOLIDAY SHOWCASE
Want to achieve your fourth quarter sales and marketing goals? Then take advantage of our Holiday Showcase 2010 event sponsorship opportunities! Holiday Showcase is widely considered the industry’s best and most highly attended one-day exhibition for Chicago’s multi-billion dollar association market. The event is a one-day, one-stop shop for education, networking and meeting top decision-makers in the Chicagoland association community.

9/21-22 – ASSOCIATION LEADERSHIP SUMMIT AND CEO RETREAT
This C-level learning opportunity will coach you on how to strengthen your governance team. Receive strategies to help you and your elected officer build a board that demonstrates visionary leadership. CEOs and chief elected officers can register now to attend this regional leadership event co-hosted with Northern Illinois University's Association Resources Center and the ISAE Institute for Executive Education.


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