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 »

Medical Associations Drive Meetings Industry

The Power of A has shown repeatedly that associations are driving the economic recovery through their meetings and conventions, but occasionally it is interesting to look at specific industries to see how specific types of associations are leaders within a field.  The Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association did just that with the press release last… Read more »

US Travel Associations Proposes Ways to Increase U.S. Travel

With the ten year anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks approaching, the U.S. Travel Association earlier this week gave a report on the state of U.S. travel industry.  But rather than just lamenting the state of travel, they gave a proactive plan to help people travel more easily to, from, and around the… 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 »