September 14, 2017 by Ronn
Chief Executive Group Acquires Corporate Board Member Magazine
Chief Executive Group, a subsidiary of SIPA member Greenhaven Partners, has acquired Corporate Board Member magazine and related assets from Marlin Equity Partners.
"Along with CEOs, corporate board members shoulder responsibility for the success or failure of their organizations," said Wayne Cooper, executive chairman of Chief Executive Group. "Like CEOs, corporate directors are a discriminating, hard-to-reach audience that values real-world, hard-won experience. This acquisition provides a significant opportunity for us to expand both communities, in collaboration with select partners who can add value."
"Business leaders face unprecedented challenges," said Marshall Cooper, CEO of Chief Executive Group. "From trade issues and technological disruption to compensation controversies and ever-increasing pressure from activist shareholders, wise governance and strategic foresight by corporate directors has never been more critical—or more complex."
"Over the last 40 years we have earned the trust of CEOs by helping them identify, evaluate and solve their biggest challenges, and will do the same for corporate directors," added Wayne Cooper. "Although CEOs and boards play separate and distinct roles, they work closely together to achieve organizational goals."
Association TRENDS Acquires AMS Fest, an Association Technology Event
Association TRENDS, a division of Columbia Books & Information Services, has acquired one of the leading association management software events, AMS Fest, from event founder Teri Carden of ReviewMyAMS.
The addition of AMS Fest continues Association TRENDS' ongoing expansion of training offerings for the association community. The conference will join the current lineup of education programs for association professionals spanning webinars, eLearning, and in-person conferences including Learnapalooza, Membership 2020 and the Nonprofit Finance Summit.
"AMS Fest was a natural fit with TRENDS' already robust training offerings for association professionals." said Brittany Carter, president of CBIS. "Teri has done an incredible job of developing this conference and we're excited to have it become part of TRENDS. AMS selection and integration remain at the top of the list of challenges that associations face. This event not only succeeds in informing association consumer decision making but also educates attendees on the ever-evolving strategies and technologies around association management."
The upcoming AMS Fest on Nov, 13-14 in Washington, D.C., will be jointly produced by Carden and the team at Association TRENDS.
Triumvirate Content Consultants' New Partnership Helps Publishers Expand Into Asian Markets
Triumvirate Content Consultants has announced a strategic partnership with Media Solutions Group to help its clients successfully expand their business into Asian markets. TCC understands the publisher's business model and value of content syndication. "We're excited to be offering this additional service to our clients. The financial opportunities in Asia are huge," said Paul Gerbino, president of TCC.
At our Business Information & Media Summit (BIMS), Nov. 13-15 in Fort Lauderdale, Gerbino will be presenting a Pre-con Workshop titled Understanding Content as Revenue Generator Beyond Core Products. It will be an intensive crash course in how to capitalize on the opportunity in content licensing.
Typical issues dealing with content syndication in Asia include finding the right partner, translation, editorial and production costs, image rights, packaging and design; and managing the brand name. "Print is still very much alive in Asia," said Gerbino. "This means there are more opportunities to syndicate content in both print and digital markets. It is critical to have all of these issues handled up front before matching with a partner.
"That's where Triumvirate Content Consultants comes in. We work hand-in-hand with each publisher to conduct their due diligence and be fully prepared for the level of commitment this takes."
Expanded Free Information Resources to Include Hurricane Irma
International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI), has opened several resources to the public at no charge to help victims and insurance professionals navigate the insurance process after the devastation of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Jack Gibson, IRMI's president and CEO, commented, "IRMI would like to express our heartfelt thoughts and prayers for those affected by these hurricanes. In the days ahead, our industry will be called upon to serve those affected by this catastrophic event. We know you will be working hard to process claims quickly and effectively to meet the needs of our fellow citizens as they return to their homes."
IRMI has made their publications Personal Risk Management and Insurance (PRMI) and Commercial Property Insurance (CPI), along with other flood resources, free to those in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida until Sept. 30.
In addition to their FAQ page titled "Hurricane Harvey: 12 Things You Need To Know Now About Your Insurance," you can also download the free guide, "10 Key Steps to Prepare for a Disaster."
EB Medicine Joins Thousands of Volunteers for EM Day of Service
On Sept. 6, volunteers came together at Atlanta Community Food Bank to help sort and distribute food to the Atlanta community, and EB Medicine took part. This event is part of a larger global philanthropic effort, the EM Day of Service, a campaign driven by the emergency medicine (EM) specialty.
The EM Day of Service provides an opportunity for emergency physicians, residents, nurses, physician assistants, paramedics, medical students and others to give back to the communities they serve. EB Medicine chose volunteering at Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) because ACFB is dedicated to building a healthier, stronger community that is free of hunger.
"We are delighted to partner with emergency medicine colleagues globally to make a difference in our community," said Stephanie Williford, CEO. "Many communities have unmet needs, so seeing the EM Day of Service in action allows us to serve in many places."
The EM Day of Service is defined by the motto: Need. Volunteer. Community. Teamwork. Celebrate. Emergency Medicine.
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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…