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Association Impact

Association Impact, hosted by Cheryl Ronk, CMP CAE looks into what some of Michigan’s top professional and industry groups are doing to make a positive impact for their members and for the state of Michigan. As part of MSAE, Association Impact works with all associations in Michigan.

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Replay: 3:00 PM, 9:00 PM, 3:00 AM


Recent Posts

GLCVB Services and its Economic Impact

Association Impact
June 28, 2018 6:00 AM

What is a destination marketing organization versus company? As one of the 55 destination Marketing organization’s in the state of Michigan, President, Jack Schripsema shares the Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau services and how a meeting professional can assess those services.

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Getting to know GLCVB's Jack Schripsema

Association Impact
June 27, 2018 5:00 PM

On this segment of Association Impact is Jack Schripsema. Jack has been Present/CEO of Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau for the past six years. Hear about Jack’s career path and what brought him full circle to be back in his college town. You will learn about some of the changes in the hospitality industry during Jack’s career and learn more about the Lansing Bureau and their goals.

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MessageMakers Catalyst for Events and More

Association Impact
June 21, 2018 8:00 AM

Wrapping up an episode of MBN's Association Imapact, Cheryl Ronk continues her conversation with Terry Terry of MessageMakers, an Event AV, Video Production and Custom Training firm, has served as the catalyst for the revitalization of Lansing’s historic Old Town district. 

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MessageMakers Creatively Tracking Emotions

Association Impact
June 21, 2018 6:00 AM

Emotion flow at your meetings…… what if you could plan for that emotion? That is exactly what MessageMakers, of Old Town, Lansing, MI, does for their events. 

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MessageMakers Making a Difference

Association Impact
June 20, 2018 8:00 PM

Cheryl Ronk interviews Terry Terry, or TNT, founder and president of MessageMakers, to learn more about his background and why MessageMakers is in the greater Lansing area.

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Hindsight is 20/20 Reflections with Former MI Governor Jim Blanchard

Association Impact
February 27, 2018 9:00 AM

Former Michigan Governor Jim Blanchard wrapped up the morning session for MSAE's Legislative & Public Policy Conference 2018.

He reflected on the hard decisions he had to make while Governor of Michigan 1983-1991, and then insight on what he sees in politics nationally and in Michigan here in 2018.

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Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau Wins Best Large CVB at Michigan Society of Association Executives Awards

Association Impact
December 4, 2017 4:00 PM

LANSING, Mich.—The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is proud to announce its was recently awarded Best Large CVB by the members of the Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE) at its Annual Association Choice Awards held last November at the East Lansing Marriott at University Place in East Lansing. This is the second year in a row the honor has been bestowed upon the GLCVB.

“Our organization takes great pride in this award,” said GLCVB President and CEO Jack Schripsema. “To be able to bring this Best Large CVB award home for two years in a row shows that our dedication to colleagues in the statewide association meetings industry is being recognized. We look forward to continuing to provide the service excellence to visiting groups that won us this award for many years to come.”

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Diversity in Associations

Association Impact
October 5, 2017 1:00 PM

The role of the Chief Staff Executive in creating a culture of diversity and inclusion is one of the major elements of consideration in today's association. Peter Spadafore, the guest host, interviewed two icons and leaders in ASAE's successful diversity initiative; Velma Hart, CAE and Aaron D. Wolowiec, MSA, CAE, CMP, CTA. Their conversation will help you understand the importance of setting a culture of inclusion and its significance on membership and staff relations.

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Associations and e-Marketplaces

Association Impact
September 22, 2017 1:00 PM

Associations and eMarketplaces

Earlier this month Cheryl Ronk, CAE, FASAE, President and CEO of MSAE, Michigan Society of Association Executives spoke with David J. Akers, Ann Csongei, and Denise Amburgey about a dynamic new eMarketplace which is coming to MSAE and its members

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Standards and Their Role in Associations

Association Impact
July 7, 2017 11:00 AM

A.J. Gruber, President of the International Safe Transit Association shares the key value of the Association to its 1200 members is its voluntary standards program. Started in 1948, the Association was organized to improve and set shipping standards. Of the staff of 6, 5 are here in the greater Lansing area due to the connection they have with Michigan State University, the first packaging training program in the United States.

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