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    Due to overwhelming labor shortages and supply chain disruption, the production and delivery of promotional items for the meetings and events industry is being increasingly affected. As the Hospitality Industry reopens and more live meetings and events are taking place, it is putting a huge strain on production facilities and hindering their ability to deliver goods on time. The items most affected read more ...

  • MSAE members are invited to stop by our (former) headquarters building located at 1350 Haslett Road in East Lansing September 21 and 22 between 10 am and 2 pm to add to your professional library or outfit your office space. Choose from a huge variety of books, office furniture, and supplies. Name Your Price - or Not Take what you need; pay if can. The building was sold in August and the new read more ...

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    Photo by Pixabay on Pexel What does 2022 and beyond look like for associations? Several well-respected entities in the industry recently published research, forecasts, and guidance that lays out their take on the future. Certain key themes were inherent in all of the publications, which means they're worthy of consideration as you chart your association's path for the future. One hard truth read more ...

  • MSAE 2021-22 Chairman of Board Ara Topouzian receives the crystal gavel from outgoing Chairman Jared Burkhart, CAE A very special transition of leadership occurred at MSAE's Board of Directors meeting on August 25, 2021. The board elected the 2021-22 officers and recognized the service of directors who were retiring from the board. Ara Topouzian will serve as Chairman of the Board. Executive read more ...

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    One hundred fifty association executives, professionals, and industry partners came together for MSAE's Annual Conference at the lovely Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest to learn, share, and connect with colleagues. Lots of great activities, conversations, and connections occurred, but here's a quick recap of nine items that stood out for me: Inspirational speaker Alex Sheen shared read more ...

  • Could Chapters be a Competitive Edge?

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    What do you know about chapters? Otherwise known as sections, states, clubs, locals, or affiliates, c hapters are components of associations that act as a critical presence and connection to members. Closer to members geographically, chapters - when effective - improve member satisfaction, expand revenue opportunities, and amplify an association's reach with regard to marketing and advocacy. read more ...

  • A Screenshot from Naylor's 2021 Association Communications Benchmarking Report Naylor's new report on association communications confirms that associations' communication frequency reached a record level in 2021. However, the report also highlights the significant pain points related to those communications, which may be a portent of things to come. Communication Frequency The frequency read more ...