U.S. Economy Rebounded in Third Quarter

The U.S. economy grew by a record 7.4 percent in the quarter ending in September, although it has recovered only two-thirds of the ground lost in the first half of the year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Data released this morning by the Bureau of Economic Analysis showed that at an annual rate, gross domestic… Read more »

ASAE Centennial and USAE Presentation of Trade Associations: Their Organization and Management by Emmett Hay Naylor

In honor of ASAE’s centennial anniversary, USAE Publisher & Executive Editor Anne Heller and CustomNEWS Publisher Ross Heller on September 9 presented a rare, original edition of Trade Associations: Their Organization and Management by Emmett Hay Naylor to ASAE President & CEO Susan Robertson. Naylor served as the first President of the New York Society… Read more »

ASAE Advocacy Update

Dear Members and Advocates: We are pleased to share a recent op-ed in The Hill from ASAE’s president and CEO, Susan Robertson, CAE. It is not news to our community that we need relief now, but Susan makes the case: “America’s nonprofit associations are struggling in a big way. The pandemic has virtually wiped out in-person meetings and… Read more »

Senate Proposal Would Expand PPP to 501(c)(6) Organizations

We have a long update today, but with very positive news to report! Yesterday, Senate Republicans released several bills that comprise the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection, and Schools (HEALS) Act – their proposed relief measure to begin negotiations with the Democrat-led House of Representatives. Today, Senate Small Business Committee Chairman Marco Rubio (R-FL) and… Read more »

DC Council Considers Tax on Advertising

The DC Council is considering a three percent tax on the sale of advertising and personal information that could impact any company or industry that advertises in the District. This tax was proposed in the final hours before the first budget vote last week, and originally was floated as a ten percent tax. The tax is expected… Read more »