SIPA July Member News

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We are excited to welcome the following new members to the SIPA community:

BLR Commits Percentage of This Week's Proceeds to High Fives Foundation and the Injured Athletes, Veterans It Serves 

Business & Legal Resources will dedicate 5% of e-commerce sales between today and Friday to nonprofit organization High Fives Foundation, furthering its commitment to supporting community and advocating for personal and corporate safety and injury prevention.

"At BLR, we always strive to make a positive impact on our greater community," says Rafael Cardoso, president of BLR. "By partnering with the High Fives Foundation, we have the opportunity to provide real and practical support to an individual in need as they rehabilitate from injury. What's more, we can reinforce a shared message of safety that resonates on both a personal and occupational level."

"Every dollar raised helps us fund the requests of all empowerment athletes," says Roy Tuscany, co-founder and executive director of High Fives Foundation. "We're grateful to BLR for being a company that is built around positive agents of change."

This campaign also has a personal connection to BLR's corporate family. In August 2016, an employee's husband suffered a spinal cord injury that rendered him paralyzed. Both BLR and the High Fives Foundation rallied to support the family during that time and the months that followed.

CadmiumCD Fuels Growth with Three Major Hires 

CadmiumCD, a leading event management software company, is expanding its regional growth in the U.S. with two senior hires and new offices in Dallas and Fullerton, Calif. They also recently welcomed Bryan A. Scott to the role of chief strategy officer.

Sandy Brown joins as sales manager for the Los Angeles, San Francisco and west coast markets. DeWayne Jackson joins as sales manager for Dallas, Houston, and will focus on corporate and south central markets. Brown makes the transition from IEEE Computer Society. Jackson comes to CadmiumCD from Lanyon Solutions, an event registration software company.

As a member of the company's executive team, Scott will work alongside its founders to amplify and scale its current successes and to define, shape, and deliver upon future accomplishments for its clients, industry partners, and staff. He had been the president of the convention division for Wyndham Jade, a provider of convention housing and registration technology and services.

Columbia Books' Almanac of American Politics Returns

Given its continued success, The Almanac of American Politics has announced a new 2018 Edition, the 24th in the storied collection, shipping in early August. Columbia Books & Information Services, publishers of The Almanac, also recently announced the complete digitized archives of the Almanac from its first edition in 1972 to the current 2018 edition.

The 2018 edition provides more in-depth political insights and data than ever before, and includes a multitude of new features. Highlights include: The Brookings Institute's Vital Statistics tables on Members of Congress; the first-ever Almanac Presidential and Vice-Presidential profiles on Donald J. Trump and Mike Pence by Michael Barone; and unprecedented campaign finance data on spending by all Senate and House members in their most recent election. 

The digitized archives is available for licensing.

Member's Marketing Book Now Available in Paperback

Marketer, author and speaker Matt Bailey's latest book, Teach New Dogs Old Tricks!: How Traditional Sales Techniques Accelerate Digital Marketing, is now available in paperback.

This book is written to industry people who know the technology, but want to learn the "WHY" that will enable you to transform your online marketing capabilities and take them to the next level. It's also for those who need to retrofit those seemingly "rusty" skills into the shiny new space.

"We have a generation of website builders, app developers, marketing directors, and consultants who know about the tactics of marketing online but do not understand the underlying principles of what drives everything," Bailey says. "Sales. People. Relationships."

IRMI's First Emerging Leaders Summit for Insurance and Risk Professionals Scheduled for Aug. 28

Continuing a popular trend for publishers now to get younger colleagues more involved, the International Risk Management Institute, Inc. and Young Risk Professionals (YRP) have announced the first Emerging Leaders Summit to be held in Dallas on Aug. 28.

This 1-day event will feature interactive sessions focused on issues important to young risk and insurance leaders. The agenda will include a blend of technical education, such as the impact of technology on insurance and employment practices liability coverage nuances as well as professional development topics, such as effective negotiating skills and ideas for career success. 

Of course, attendees will also have opportunities to interact with other like-minded, young professionals to grow their networks and exchange ideas.

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Ronn Levine began his career as a reporter for The Washington Post and has won numerous writing and publications awards since. Most recently, he spent 12 years at the Newspaper Association of America covering a variety of topics before joining SIPA in 2009 and SIIA in 2013 as editorial director…