The Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area, a trade association composed of 14 colleges and universities in the DC area, released last week its most comprehensive study to date on the economic impact of the region’s higher education institutions.  The study found that despite lagging numbers in many different industries, DC colleges and universities are… Read more »

Since the passage of the new health care law, ASAE has been reaching out to its members on the issue of grandfathered health care plans.  In brief, employer-sponsored health plans in existence prior to March 23, 2010 would be “grandfathered” under the new health care law unless they made changes to benefits or employee costs… Read more »

The American Red Cross is inviting businesses, organizations and schools to improve their emergency preparedness by participating in the Ready Rating program. The Red Cross is inviting organizations to attend the national launch of the Ready Rating program May 12 from 8:30 AM-10 AM at the American Red Cross Board of Governors Hall in Washington,… Read more »

The U.S. Travel Association this year is again launching National Travel and Tourism Week, five days of activities designed the highlight the importance of travel to the economy.  The annual event, which comes months after the CIC study highlighting the economic benefits of travel to the economy, is highlighted by Travel Rally Day on May… Read more »

With recent events where associations have played a role in helping communities in need of assistance in the storm-ravaged South, ASAE is extending the Power of A Awards deadline to give some associations an added opportunity to submit entries based on very recent programs.  The new awards deadline will be May 6, 2011. Any association… Read more »