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ASMI Celebrates 2014 Successes; Sets Course for Service Growth in 2015, news release, Dec. 30, 2014.
ASMI staff quoted in Bloomberg Business Week. Ian Weston, executive director of the American Trauma Society, managed by ASMI, was quoted in High Point Regional gives up trauma center designation, Bloomberg Business Week, Dec. 9, 2014. The article was about Highpoint (North Carolina) Regional Hospital voluntarily relinquishing its Level 3 trauma center designation. Noting that this is not an unusual event, Weston said “It is very expensive for a hospital to maintain the guidelines. It may not be economical for them to maintain a Level 3 status.” Level 3 trauma centers are usually located in rural areas that are long distances from cities with major medical centers, and this particular hospital is close to two larger hospitals with trauma center designations.
ASMI recognized in Associations Now magazine. The National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO), managed by ASMI, was referenced in Public Safety Groups Disagree on Deal to Increase 911 Location Accuracy, Associations Now, Nov. 19, 2014. The article referenced an advocacy letter written to FCC Commissioner Thomas Wheeler by Kevin McGinnis, NASEMSO Program Advisor, on behalf of a coalition including NASEMSO, International Association of Chiefs of Police, International Association of Fire Chiefs, and National Sheriffs' Association. The letter addressed the FCC proposal to update its wireless indoor location accuracy rules. The organizations commended the FCC for its focus on improving the location information being provided to first responders from wireless devices during 911 calls.
ASMI was recognized in the September/October 2014 issue of the Florida Society of Association Executives magazine. ASMI President Beth Armstrong, MAM, CAE, was interviewed on ASMI's plan for the QAS certification program. Fifteen ASMI staff members earned the Qualified Association Specialist designation. Download article here.
ASMI is happy to welcome two new employees:
ASMI has been selected for the 2014 Best of Falls Church Award in the Business Organizations category by the Falls Church Award Program. download press release
ASMI Program Manager Kevin McGinnis is in the news providing expert commentary on volunteer and rural emergency medical services. (He appears on page 4 of this Journal Star article.).
IAEM-USA was Sponsor of the FIRST LEGO League World Festival and Global Innovation Awards. IAEM members and staff were on hand to share information with kids about disaster preparedness. photos here
Welcome to ASMI
Association & Society Management International, Inc. (ASMI) helps organizations position themselves to optimally serve members of their profession, industry or cause. ASMI personnel perform administrative oversight and management functions, allowing elected leaders to focus on association policy and professional issues. ASMI helps clients define metrics of success and achieve goals as appropriate to expand scope, size and influence.
Accredited by AMC Institute, ASMI provides full-service association management to most of its clients. ASMI can also help organizations needing only partial support, such as event management, bookkeeping, special projects management or other outsourcing resources.
ASMI Recognized by ALHI Industry Advisory Council
Clay Tyeryar, MAM, CAE, President, Trade Associations Division, ASMI, was appointed Jan. 23, 2015, to the ALHI Industry Advisory Council (IAC), a prestigious group of corporate and association meeting professionals who exemplify the highest standards of the industry and are leaders within their own organizations. IAC members serve a two-year term and are called upon to advise ALHI on business solutions and trends. ASMI Chairman Harry W. Buzzerd, Jr., CAE, stated that ASMI and its clients will benefit from IAC representation, saying, “The structure and process creates valuable interpersonal working relationships among association executives as well as with key executives of high quality hotels and resorts. The expansion of association executive networks is a natural and potentially valuable spinoff benefit. Clearly, this collaborative umbrella translates to a broader base of intelligence and negotiating power to place client meetings in optimal properties.”
ASMI Chosen for 2014 Falls Church Business Award
ASMI has been selected for the 2014 Best of Falls Church Award in the Business Organizations category by the Falls Church Award Program. Each year, the Falls Church Award Program identifies companies that have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. The Falls Church Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Falls Church area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
ASMI: An Accredited Association Management Company
ASMI is proud to be an Accredited Association Management Company. Among 500-plus association management companies (AMCs) worldwide, only 74 have achieved AMC Institute Accreditation, demonstrating the commitment and ability to deliver the highest level of professional management services.
The AMC Institute Accreditation is unique because it is based on an AMC Standard developed under the guidelines established by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ASMI earned accreditation by submitting an accreditation application and by demonstrating to an independent auditor that it meets the standard.
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