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  • Blog Entry

    This week the Governor's administration extended the emergency rules requiring employers to continue implementing policies that require remote work for employees where remote work is feasible. In addition to further dampening the economy, ongoing work-from-home requirements have many association leaders concerned about its effect on related issues. The Expectation of Work-from-Home With each read more ...

  • Blog Entry

    As more and more Michiganders are vaccinated, association leaders are looking ahead to plan for a safe return to the office. This week's blog post explores the current state of return-to-office and tools associations can leverage now to make early preparations for a smooth return-to-office later. Current State of Return-to-Office In effect since last October, the current restrictions ordered read more ...

  • In MSAE's 2021 Member Survey, concerns about the status of in-person meetings and the cost and logistics of hybrid meetings ranked at the top of the list, right behind revenue concerns. Outside of the survey, we've heard these concerns daily from both association professionals and industry partners. Associations In general, associations need in-person meetings to maximize revenue (via sponsorships read more ...

  • Association CEOs Are Exhausted

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    CEOs of Michigan associations are exhausted and worried about workload and capacity, according to MSAE's 2021 Member Survey. These sentiments came through loud and clear in the instrument's open-ended and narrative questions. They reinforce what we have been hearing conversationally for months. I shared these findings in a conversation with a fellow CEO yesterday, and his response was telling, "Things read more ...

  • The Michigan Dyslexia Institute (MDI) has received a $14,000 Good Neighbor Citizenship Company Grant award from the State Farm Companies Foundation to provide training to parents and teachers on how to recognize the signs of dyslexia. Historically, MDI has relied on in-person training, however, with the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, the organization has pivoted to offer virtual read more ...

  • Blog Entry

    Mark your calendars - MSAE’s 2021 Legislative and Public Policy Micro Conference will occur on April 13, 2021, from 3:30 – 5:00 PM. Held virtually, the Micro Conference will feature Michigan’s Quadrant Leaders in an interactive panel conversation, taking questions from a virtual audience. After a year of unparalleled challenge and political division, MSAE invites you to be a part of this unique bi-partisan read more ...

  • Research & Reality: In-Person Events

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    Research released last week by Freeman , a significant global player in events, showed the majority of attendees and exhibitors in the U.S. plan to return to face-to-face events by the fall of 2021. The most comprehensive research of its kind in the industry, Freeman's analysis is based on data from more than 1 million U.S. event attendees, exhibitors, organizers, and brand marketers (and 20% international read more ...