Meetup Groups
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Meetup Groups

Networking Groups are now Meetup Groups! Everything else the same, just a fresh, new name!

As an association professional, you can't have all the answers. Often the best and most timely answers to your difficult questions are best answered by your fellow Associations North members.

Meetup groups are small, informal meetings comprised of Associations North members who have shared interests. Meetup Groups discuss issues, ideas and trends on many areas of association and non-profit management. Stay informed, learn new skills, meet Associations North members -- and of course have a good time!

All members of Associations North are eligible to participate. Meetings are free for members. However, any planned event will be self supporting. Associations North offers a variety of Meetup Groups based on areas of interest.

Allied Meetup

Allied Meetup is for allied/vendor members to enhance, improve and increase association and allied interaction.

Chair: Shannon Hirstein, Roseville Visitors Association

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CEO Meetup

CEO Meetup is a group of individuals who represent the special professional development interests, issues, and concerns specific to the role of CEO in a non-profit association environment. This group is exclusively meant for association CEOs and Executive Directors.

Chair: Dave Radziej, CAE, IOM, Printing Industry Midwest

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Communications Meetup

Communications Meetup is for those involved in communication activities at their associations.This includes public relations, publications, website, social media,

Chair: Tara Owens, Professional Liability Underwriting Society

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Financial Meetup

Financial Meetup is for those primarily in accounting and financial positions to discuss issues and challenges being faced, offering resources or recommendations.

Chair: Ron Steffens, Global Management Partners, LLC

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Meeting Management & Education Meetup

Meeting Management & Education Meetup discusses topics that relate to the meeting planning industry and educational programs. This group is ideal for those who deal with various event planning. While business partners are welcome to attend and participate in this Meetup, the group’s purpose is the open dialogue of ideas, policies, and suggestions regarding meeting and event planning and not sales/promotional activities.

Chair: Lisa Johnson, MN Social Service Association

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Membership Meetup

The membership meetup group meets to discuss topics of interest to those responsible for membership development.

Chair: Trish Stevens, Hospitality Minnesota

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Young Professionals Meetup

Young Professionals Meetup is to designed share experiences and learn about the association industry. Gain practical knowledge from like-minded professionals that help solve problems and challenge you to grow in your career.

Co-Chairs: Amanda Friedrich, CMP, Visit Saint Paul | Regina Fodness, Canal Park Lodge

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