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Associations grapple with impact of virus on events, industries

Groups pivot to cancel or postpone trade shows and meetings, or find ways to go virtual as coronavirus spreads across U.S. Read expert guidance on making go-no-go decisions on events and reviewing contracts. Also in CEO Update’s continuing coverage:  Associations step up to help members respond to crisis, while advocating for relief for battered sectors of the economy. 

Making the most of giving awards to members of Congress

The public is increasingly critical of giving awards to lawmakers who are lightning rods for controversy, said Doug Pinkham, president of the Public Affairs Council. “This doesn’t mean (associations) can’t give an award to a member of Congress who is a bit controversial; they just need to do it with their eyes open and with a communications plan ready.”


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