Assessment Process Developing Policy Finance Processes Event Planning Volunteer Development Policy Management Strategic Planning Board Orientation Organized as 189 pages, Bob Harris, CAE, says it's okay to save, copy, post, reference, adapt, etc. "You are invited to make best use of this new document," he added.
Todd Morris, with the Charleston CVB, shared information at the February WVSAE meeting about how much conventions can contribute to the Charleston economy. He said bringing 1,000 guests who use 2,400 room nights over a week can bring as much as $1 million to Charleston's economy. "When I worked in economic development, it could take me years to bring that much to a community," Morris said. Morris said his office can make tailored presentations to prospective meeting planners [...]
WVSAE would like to congratulate members Bernie Deem of AlignHR and Rebecca McPhail of the WV Manufacturers Association for being named as two of West Virginia 50 "Wonder Women" by WV Living magazine!
WVSAE members and guests learned that millennials are active in causes that interest them, use their phones more than any other device and don't want to waste time with meeting just for the sake of meeting. Our panelists were WVSAE intern and WV State University student Evan Dupree, KingMaker Marketing Agency founder Rudi Arrowwood and Putnam County Chamber of Commerce President Ashley Alford. Kay Fanok of the Morgantown Convention and Visitors Bureau won a lovely centerpiece provided by [...]
We all want to attract millennials as staff and as members of our associations, but we don't know how to do it. No one seems to have the answers. Perhaps we should ask them. We're doing just that during our October gathering. We will have a variety of panelists who will share what they're looking for in a job, in communication channels and in an association. We want to hear from these panelists what their ideal membership organization [...]
Bernie Deem of AlignHR shared tips with WVSAE members on how to keep toxic people from sucking the life out of you. Julie Caldwell and Pama Rutledge of Holiday Inn Express took the theme and gave us a grand time with the "lunch with a vampire" theme. Bernie's suggestions included: You can't change anyone Begin with the end in mind Talk so someone wants to hear it Build a relationship with five positives for every negative [...]
Charleston, W.Va. (August 22, 2017) - The West Virginia Oil Marketers & Grocers Association (OMEGA), the trade association which represents the state’s convenience stores, independent grocers and petroleum marketers, has appointed Traci Nelson president of the organization, representatives announced. “Given her more than 20 years of experience working with OMEGA and its membership, there is no one more qualified to lead the organization than Traci,” said OMEGA Chairman Joe DeFazio. She knows our issues, understands trade association management [...]
Tourism Commissioner Chelsea Ruby shared the impact of tourism on the state's budget, as well as her plans and hopes for the future, during WVSAE's June 13 meeting at the Marriott Town Center Hotel in Charleston. Ruby said Governor Justice is hoping to double her marketing budget for the coming fiscal year, but that remains to be determined. "Every dollar spent on tourism promotion returns $7 to $10," Ruby said. She highlighted the new social media promotion, running [...]
How does an association or hotel/resort recruiter find the best candidates? The answer is simple – by posting to a job board that serves one field – not several. The WV Society of Association Executives' Career Center offers the power of precision and our formula is simple. We are a niche job board created specifically for the association or hotel/resort communities, so our candidates have the specialized skills and relevant, up-to-date experience to match exactly what you’re looking [...]
Dr. Anthony Jenkins, 11th president of West Virginia State University (WVSU), talked about how the university has been on the rise in the last five years. He began talking about the University's achievements. In 1927, WVSU gained accreditation and is the only school in West Virginia never to lose it. The university is one of two land grant institutions in the state and one of three research universities. Research has grown from $1.6 million in 1998 to $16 [...]