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 »
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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 »
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 »
Mark Golden, CAE, is the chair of the Power of A Committee, a volunteer council that provides executive level guidance to the campaign. He shares his thoughts on why associations should participate in this effort.
The National Restaurant Association, the leading business association for the restaurant industry, released its jobs forecast yesterday for the summer of 2011 and is anticipating its members will add over 400,000 jobs to the struggling national economy. U.S. restaurants employ nearly 13 million people, or almost 10 percent of the U.S. workforce, according to the NRA press… Read more »