Finding Calm in Chaos

By: Kristi Spargo

I am not a trendsetter. I am not even a trend follower. I’ve been known to quit listening to bands once they become popular and although it’s 2018, I still haven’t gotten over my fear of Facebook. There is one trend, however, that has completely captivated me: mindfulness through meditation. I understand that the vast majority of our readers are Type A meeting planners, executives and generally speaking, people that might not picture themselves taking a 10-minute break in the busy association world to seek their Zen. But before commencing the hippie talk requisite eye roll, at least consider the legitimacy of this trend. Continue reading “Finding Calm in Chaos”

Florida Dental Laboratory Association (FDLA) -Weathering the Storm and Coming Out Stronger

By: Jillian Heddaeus

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The Florida Dental Laboratory Association (FDLA), founded in 1964, is PIAM’s second longest term client.  While I have not served as their Executive Director for their entire duration, I have been fortunate to witness the remarkable turn of events they have provided for themselves and their membership. Continue reading “Florida Dental Laboratory Association (FDLA) -Weathering the Storm and Coming Out Stronger”

Tips for the Job Searcher:  How is your First Impression?

By: Ricki Sexton

The very first impression that you will give to any potential employer, is of course, your resume.  There are many things that make a resume stand out to a potential employer, and if you have a great resume, chances are good, you will get an interview and a chance to showcase yourself and your skills in person.  Here are a few tips to polish and shine your resume to stand above the crowd! Continue reading “Tips for the Job Searcher:  How is your First Impression?”

The Big Two-Oh Glow: 20th Anniversary Highlights

By: Shelly Joines

Twenty eighteen marks the twentieth anniversary of Partners in Association Management- a small business started by two colleagues in 1998 in Tallahassee, FL. As we kick off a year of celebrations we hope you join us through the story telling, memories and plans for the future. Continue reading “The Big Two-Oh Glow: 20th Anniversary Highlights”

Florida Life Care Residents Association (FLiCRA) – A Good Example of Grassroots in Action

By: Bennett Napier, CAE

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The lead off organization being featured is actually the company’s longest term client, the Florida Life Care Residents Association (FLiCRA). I started as their Executive Director twenty six years ago, and they transitioned with me as our first client association, when our AMC formally opened. Continue reading “Florida Life Care Residents Association (FLiCRA) – A Good Example of Grassroots in Action”

YOU’VE BEEN SERVED

By:  Dee Kring, CAE, CMP

What is the first thing you would do if your organization were faced with a lawsuit?  I’m not an attorney, nor an insurance agent, so it may seem strange for me to answer this question.  However, I’ve learned a few lessons in my association management career that I’m compelled to pass on to other association professionals because many of us (perhaps in a state of panic) would answer the question with “call an attorney”.  I will save you the call and tell you the first question an attorney will ask you: “what type of insurance do you have?” Continue reading “YOU’VE BEEN SERVED”