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 »

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 »

Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association

Ike Casey Executive Vice President http://www.phccweb.org/ Our association helps move the country toward economic recovery primarily by providing education and information to our members to help them meet the difficult economic challenges of today. The livelihood of our members’ small businesses is extremely important to the economic backbone of America. The better equipped our members… Read more »

Wisconsin Housing Alliance

Amy Bliss, CAE http://www.housingalliance.us/ The Wisconsin Housing Alliance is the trade association that represents the factory-built housing industry in Wisconsin. We provide training for our members to: • help the manufacturers design and build green, energy efficient and cost effective housing. • train home installation crews to install homes that will perform up to standards… Read more »