Monday, March 01, 2010

State of the Association

In the best of times, state associations monitor lobby-worthy developments while providing community and recreation to amusement operator members. In the worst, they're pre-mobilized organizations prepared to make lawmakers aware how bills can impact and exploit their small business, both directly and indirectly. In both cases, there's strength in numbers, however the onus is always on leaders to build a vision of their state's operators, often competitors, being bound in a cause that can and will impact their individual bottom lines.

What is your level of participation in your state association? What's the status or outcome of specific initiatives with which you've been involved? What are the biggest challenges to maintaining the health of a state association, and how does yours promote its member benefits? Your feedback may be selected for inclusion in the forthcoming issue of RePlay Magazine.

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