March and April are popular months for association lobby days; some groups held their meetings before Capitol Hill shuttered.
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Groups that said show would go on find they must cancel, postpone or go virtual; some continue with more health precautions.
Weigh pros and cons of postponing or holding virtual events instead of canceling, establish a go-no-go date and policy on refunds.
Thomas Gibson will step down this fall from the $23M-revenue American Iron and Steel Institute, where he has been CEO since 2008.
Given top job for next 18 months, longtime EVP to lead association through centennial year; search for new CEO to start in October.
Putting off computer systems upgrades can lead to greater costs later, but groups can spread out updates over time.
Associations step up for members by trying to calm public fears about disease, offering information about how to best prepare.
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Some groups cancel annual lobby days in Washington, D.C., but many others move forward with meetings while continuing to monitor developments.