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Association Forum and USAE Announces the 2017 Forty Under 40 ® Honorees FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Aiysha Johnson, Director, Brand Experience and Marketing  312.924.7030  marketing@associationforum.org Chicago, IL – September 6, 2017 Association Forum and USAE News are proud to announce the 5 th annual class of Forty Under 40 ® Honorees. The Forty Under 40 ® program recognizes accomplished association or non-profit professionals under the age of 40 for their achievements.   "Association Forum is pleased to enter into the 5th year of recognizing 40 accomplished trailblazers in ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ashley St. John 312.924.7031 | stjohn@associationforum.org Association Forum Announces New Partnership with Blue Plate Catering CHICAGO (Jan. 4, 2017) Association Forum is excited to announce it has entered into a partnership with Chicago-based Blue Plate Catering. Through this partnership, Association Forum will make its newly updated and refurbished office and conference spaces available for rent to outside organizations, with Blue Plate serving as the Forums official catering partner. Association Forum recently unveiled its new and improved headquarters space, which features modern and open, collaborative ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ashley St. John 312.924.7031 | stjohn@associationforum.org Advancing Their Respective Missions, Association Forum and Choose Chicago Renew Partnership Agreement CHICAGO (July 20, 2016) Association Forum is pleased to announce that it has renewed its partnership with Choose Chicago, the official destination marketing organization for Chicago, Illinois. Association Forum strives to provide an environment that engages the association community and its partners, and the renewed partnership reflects Choose Chicagos ongoing commitment to supporting Chicago and its communities. Through the partnership, Choose ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ashley St. John 312.924.7031 | stjohn@associationforum.org Association Forum Announces 3-Year Strategic Partnership with Dallas CVB CHICAGO (Dec. 14, 2016) Association Forum is pleased to announce it has signed a three-year strategic partnership agreement with Destination Cleveland. Through the strategic partnership, Destination Cleveland will sponsor Association Forums Holiday Showcase Opening Reception, as well as serve as a Healthcare Association Session & Reception Partner. Designed in collaboration with Destination Cleveland, this program provides association professionals an experience focused ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Jemilah Senter senter@associationforum.org  | 312.924.7030     Association Forum Announces Partnership with AssociationSuccess.org to Invite Members into the Association Success Book Club   CHICAGO (Aug. 18, 2016) — Association Forum is pleased to announce that it has entered into a partnership agreement with AssociationSuccess.org. The partnership allows Association Forum’s members to participate in the AssociationSuccess.org Book Club.  Under the agreement, AssociationSuccess.org will distribute up to 250 copies of the best-selling book  Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jemilah Senter senter@associationforum.org | (312) 924-7030 Association Forum and Fusion Productions Partner to Deliver digitalNow to the Chicago-based Association Industry CHICAGO, IL (July 29, 2016) — Association Forum and Fusion Productions have announced a unique partnership that provides association executives in the Chicago area with access to digitalNow content. This first-of-its-kind agreement will result in a special collaboration between the two organizations that will deliver the presentation of digitalNow Chicago: Transforming ...
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CHICAGO (June 23, 2016) —More than 300 association management professionals came together to attend Association Forum’s third annual Forum Forward ™ event on June 22. The completely reimagined event focused on embracing change and thriving in a dynamic environment, and this emphasis was reflected in a new one-day format and a change in venue— The Geraghty , located just southwest of downtown Chicago in a vibrant and diverse community. The day was rounded out with a blend of three powerful keynotes, energetic education programs and peer-to-peer “disruption” discussions, a CEOnly Summit, recognition of the recipients of Association Forum’s 2016 Honors ...
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CHICAGO (April 5, 2016) — Association Forum is pleased to announce the 2016 Honors Awards recipients. This year, the Honors Award program will recognize four Association Forum members who have made exceptional achievements and contributions to the association management profession. The Honors Awards are distributed during Honors Gala, the signature fundraising event for Association Forum’s Foundation. John C. Thiel Distinguished Service Award Recipients: Carol Pape, CAE, Chief Operating Officer, Association of Professional Chaplains (association professional recipient) Doug Bennett, Senior Vice President of Convention Development, Louisville ...
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CHICAGO (March 31, 2016) — Association Forum announces the appointment of its incoming Board of Directors. The 2016-2017 Board of Directors will take office on April 1. Joining the board for a three-year term are two Regular Directors: Geoffrey Brown, CAE CEO National Association of Personal Financial Advisors Colleen Lawler, CAE Vice President, Membership & Marketing Strategy American Medical Association Joining the board for a one-year term is one Regular Director: Don Welsh President and CEO Destination Marketing Association International Joining the board for a three-year term is one Supplier Partner Director: ...
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CHICAGO (Dec. 22, 2015) —Association Forum's Holiday Showcase®, which took place Tuesday, Dec. 15, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, is well-known as the Midwest's largest and most-attended exposition for meeting sites and business services. This year's event brought together more than 2,000 meeting planners, association professionals and supplier partners. It also served as a stage for the launch of Association Forum's Centennial Celebration as well as a new three-year strategic partnership agreement between Association Forum and Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau. And in keeping with Association Forum's promise to "shake up" Holiday Showcase, the event featured ...
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More than 2,000 meeting planners, association professionals and industry suppliers will come together Dec. 15 to learn, connect, and explore new opportunities. CHICAGO (Dec. 14, 2015) —Association Forum’s Holiday Showcase® is widely considered the industry's best and most highly attended one-day exhibition for Chicago’s multi-billion dollar meetings and events market. Associations in Chicagoland report spending $10.3B annually, which includes $947M on printing, IT, accounting, legal fees, and web design and another $2.6B on conferences, conventions and meetings. Next to Washington, D.C., Chicago is the nation’s second largest association headquarters city, ...
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Association Forum Announces 3-Year Strategic Partnership with Dallas CVB CHICAGO (Dec. 1 2015) —Association Forum is pleased to announce it has signed a three-year strategic partnership agreement with Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau. The strategic partnership is the first of its kind for Association Forum and is developed to support unconventional educational experiences that will push and provoke members through experimentation and design thinking. The partnership will provide Dallas with expanded reach and visibility in the Chicago community, facilitating opportunities to align itself with members through customized programming and greater visibility. ...
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More than 400 Association Management Professionals Attend Conference in Nation’s 2nd Largest Association Market CHICAGO (July 16, 2015) – More than 400 association management professionals joined the journey to association innovation and success during the Association Forum’s second annual Forum Forward ™, June 16-18 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. The event once again featured a completely different annual meeting experience to demonstrate what the association of the future could look like. It offered provocative and engaging keynote speakers, an impressive lineup of non-association industry presenters, a futuristic learning format and an exhibit space ...
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Association Forum and USAE’s Forty Under 40 Awards Program Named Silver “Power of A” Award Winner (CHICAGO ) June 30, 2015 —The Association Forum and USAE’s Forty Under 40® Awards Program has been named a Silver “Power of A” Award winner from the American Society of Association Executives. Each year the “Power of A” Awards recognize organizations that distinguish themselves with innovative, effective and broad-reaching programs and activities that positively impact America and the world. The Forty Under 40 Awards program launched in 2013, annually recognizes from across the nation the 40 most up-and-coming association and nonprofit professionals under ...
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Association Forum’s 2nd Annual Forum Forward Event to Provide Breakthrough Ideas, Solutions CHICAGO (June 16, 2015) – Association Forum’s second annual Forum Forward ™ event for association management leaders and professionals launches this week—June 16-17—at Chicago’s McCormick Place, providing more than 30 dynamic education experiences and a unique exhibit hall, dubbed the “Innovation Hub,” in which attendees can test new tools and technologies to transform how they manage their organizations and member experiences. Content is centered on six content pillars: the association model of the future, leadership horizons, marketing, technology, revenue ...
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Association Forum, USAE Announce 3rd Annual Forty Under 40 Awards for Association, Nonprofit Professionals CHICAGO (June 1, 2015) - For the third consecutive year, the Association Forum and USAE weekly newspaper is pleased to announce the launch of the Forty Under 40® Awards program. This program recognizes 40 professionals of trade and professional associations, association management firms, and charitable or philanthropic entities who are 39 or younger and who demonstrate strong leadership skills, leadership potential and a commitment to the association industry. Applications for Forty Under 40 Awards will be accepted through July 31. Individuals ...
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Association Forum of Chicagoland Extends Partnership with Lippman Connects to Produce Attendee Acquisition Roundtable and Exhibit Sales Roundtable in Chicago CHICAGO (April 17, 2015) - Association Forum is pleased to announce that it is continuing as the exclusive association partner of Lippman Connects’ June 25 Attendee Acquisition Roundtable (AAR) and the July 30 Exhibit Sales Roundtable (ESR), both of which will be held in Chicago. The partnership began in 2012 and both parties report continued benefits from the relationship. AAR is a one-day, invitation-only workshop, where an intimate group of event marketers learn from peers and subject matter ...
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Association Forum Announces 2015 Honors Awards Recipients, Prepares for Honors Gala CHICAGO (March 24, 2015) — Association Forum is pleased to announce the 2015 Honors Awards recipients. The Honors Awards program recognizes five Association Forum members who have made exceptional achievements and contributions to the association management profession. The Honors Awards are distributed during Honors Gala, the signature fundraising event for Association Forum’s Foundation. H. Stephen Lieber, CAE Named as Shapiro Award Winner The highest honor Association Forum bestows on an association professional for outstanding service and accomplishments in ...
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Association Forum Announces Incoming Board Members CHICAGO (March 23, 2015) — Association Forum announces the appointment of the incoming Board of Directors. The 2015-2016 Board of Directors will take office on April 1. Joining the board for a three-year term are regular directors Mitchell L. Dvorak, MS, CAE, account executive, Bostrom Corporation; Matthew Hornberger, MBA, CAE, associate executive director, American Society for Healthcare Risk Management at the American Hospital Association; and supplier partner director Andrea Wright, CPA, partner, Johnson Lambert, LLP. "Our incoming board members embody the spirit of community and bring talent, ...
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Association Forum’s 26th Annual Holiday Showcase Tops Recent Attendance, Highlights “What If…?” Approach to Business Opportunities CHICAGO (Dec. 23, 2014) - Association Forum’s Holiday Showcase® on Dec. 16—the Midwest's largest and most-attended exposition for meeting sites and business services—brought together more than 2,500 meeting planners, association professionals and supplier partners, topping the three-year high at the Hyatt Regency, Chicago. Nearly 130 CEOs and more than 1,400 qualified buyers attended Holiday Showcase 2014—representing more than half of the total attendees, according to preliminary reports. While this year marked the 26th ...
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