White House Mischaracterizes Role of Associations

The new rules were drafted by the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) and would amend current regulations governing standards of ethical conduct for executive branch employees that limit all government officials from accepting gifts from registered lobbyists and lobbying organizations. While the Obama administration imposed tighter gift restrictions on political appointees shortly after the president… Read more »

Georgia Association “Runs” for STEM Education

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the state’s technology industry, is expanding their annual Techie 10K Run/Walk this year to include a 5K option for participants. The event takes place October 1 at 8 AM and will benefit the organization’s efforts to fund more science and technology education for… Read more »

AWEA Teams With OSHA to Promote Safety

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) last week announced a new initiative with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to protect workers in the wind energy field. Their Alliance program is a two-year project to provide training and safety material to workers designed to prevent common accidents for those designing and maintaining wind energy products. “AWEA… Read more »

Louisiana Association Awards $40k in Scholarship Funds

The Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) through its Education Foundation awarded $40,000 in scholarship money to twelve Louisiana students this month.  The scholarships will allow the students to continue their culinary careers and the awards were presented at the LRA Awards Gala in New Orleans. The LRAEF Scholarship Fund was created in 2009 to provide an… Read more »

Manila Association Drives Small Business Financing and Development

The Manila, Philippines-based Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP), www.adfiap.org with its 127 development bank members in 44 countries has found a unifying initiative to advocate for and help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) gain access to knowledge and finance. Description and Rationale ADFIAP’s SME Finance Initiative (SME/FI) is a… Read more »