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Who Stays, Who Goes?

January 1, 2011: 

One of the toughest decisions to make in an association merger is how to merge staff. You—and your employees—know there’s no room for two education managers or two professional standards administrators. So, how can you blend, balance, and build the staff your new organization needs with the least amount of stress?

Law & Policy: Essential Merger Docs

January 1, 2011: 

by Laurie Janik

A merger is the union of two or more corporations into one, known as the surviving corporation. Once a merger is complete, the merging corporations cease to exist and the surviving corporation assumes the assets and liabilities of all of the corporations that are parties to the merger.

Never Hide a Merger

January 1, 2011: 

Associations considering a merger—or any other type of complex and lengthy decision-making process—face the question: How and when do we tell the members?

Making Merger History

January 1, 2011: 

It took only one meeting for the leaders of the REALTOR® Association of Greater Miami and the Beaches and the REALTOR® Association of Miami-Dade County to decide to merge.

I Have Realistic Optimism

January 1, 2011: 

“Real optimism is aware of problems but recognizes the solutions, knows about difficulties but believes they can be overcome, sees the negatives but accentuates the positives, is exposed to the worst but expects the best, has reason to complain but chooses to smile.”

I Have Realistic Optimism

January 1, 2011: 

“Real optimism is aware of problems but recognizes the solutions, knows about difficulties but believes they can be overcome, sees the negatives but accentuates the positives, is exposed to the worst but expects the best, has reason to complain but chooses to smile.”
—William Arthur Ward

I hate clichés. I can still hear my college English professor repeating, “A cliché is a crutch for lazy writers.” Well, despite all that, and with apologies to George Orwell, here are a few clichés we’ve been hearing lately:

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