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GrowthZone Annual Survey: Majority of Associations Report Improved Member Engagement Rates

Over half of associations surveyed said their organization’s engagement rates showed a positive year-over-year trend
Press Release – updated: Jan 29, 2020 10:00 CST

NISSWA, Minn., January 29, 2020 (Newswire.com) – GrowthZone, provider of association management software, released the results of its 2020 Association Industry Survey. The report shows positive trends in member engagement and employee turnover and stagnant or decreased trends in membership growth.
“This year’s survey results revealed encouraging statistics in member engagement,” said John Cook, senior vice president of marketing, GrowthZone. “Additionally, results showed a direct correlation between satisfaction with association management software and both member retention and new-member recruitment rates.
The report contains specific strategies used by successful associations to increase engagement rates, data on association value proposition recognition and statistics on recurring membership renewals.
The report also highlights:
What association pros think their members say about their association 
What association pros would like to see their organizations achieve 
Frequency of increasing dues 
Digital marketing efforts 
Employee turnover rates
The survey was conducted from Nov. 19 to Dec. 10, 2020, by email and received responses from over 300 association professionals across North America. 
In its sixth year, the survey is again expected to be GrowthZone’s most downloaded piece of content in 2020.
Detailed survey findings can be accessed on GrowthZone.com.
About GrowthZone
​With headquarters in Nisswa, Minnesota, USA, GrowthZone, Inc., provider of ChamberMaster Membership Management Software and GrowthZone Association Management Software, has helped over 3,000 member-based organizations grow and retain membership, generate revenue, engage and communicate with members and prospects, and streamline their day-to-day operations. For more information, visit https://www.growthzone.com/.​  
Source: GrowthZone

Lymphoma Research Foundation to Host Annual Wine Tasting Fundraising Event at La Gorce Country Club in Miami Beach, Florida

Eric Hemer, , Senior VP and Director of Wine Education at Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Master Sommelier, Master of Wine and Certified Wine Educator

As the Founding Sponsor of the Swirl Series, I have been privileged to represent Southern Glazer’s and participate in this event, which pairs an appreciation of fine wines with a commitment to supporting LRF.

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (PRWEB) January 29, 2020
The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) – the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive series of education programs, outreach initiatives and patient services – will host the seventh annual Swirl: A Wine Tasting Event at La Gorce Country Club in Miami Beach on March 18.
National Swirl Series Sponsors AbbVie will join Founding Sponsor Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits to present attendees with a diverse selection of world class wines. Attendees can also expect delicious hors d’oeuvres to complement the tasting, as well as an exciting silent auction. The tasting theme this year is Iberian Peninsula, featuring wine trends from Spain and Portugal.
“As the Founding Sponsor of the Swirl Series, I have been privileged to represent Southern Glazer’s and participate in this event, which pairs an appreciation of fine wines with a commitment to supporting LRF,” said Eric Hemer, Senior VP and Director of Wine Education at Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Master Sommelier, Master of Wine and Certified Wine Educator. “I have also greatly enjoyed witnessing the shared efforts of the Miami Beach community to support the LRF in their mission to fund the research that will one day cure lymphoma, as well as serve and educate all those impacted by lymphoma.”
This year’s Swirl Host Committee members are Nina and Walter Andrews, Debbie and Kevin Fennessey, Barbara and Jerry Freundlich, Midge and Mark Halpern, Sam Halpern, Leigh and Cory Olson, Simone and Zach Stein, and Florence and Bob Werner.
“Each year I’m honored to return to Miami Beach as part of the Swirl series, as it’s a crucial part of our efforts to raise funds to further research and advocacy for the lymphoma community,” said Meghan Gutierrez, LRF Chief Executive Officer. “It’s incredible to join the Miami Beach community for this event to witness firsthand the dedication the community has to LRF’s mission. We are grateful for the contributions of the Swirl Host Committee members and our national sponsors who allow us to enjoy this event each year.”
For more information about Swirl: Miami, visit lymphoma.org/swirlmiami.
About the Lymphoma Research FoundationThe Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to funding innovative research and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive series of education programs, outreach initiatives and patient services. To date, LRF has awarded more than $62 million in lymphoma-specific research. For additional information on LRF’s research, education and services, visit lymphoma.org.
About Southern Glazer’s Wine & SpiritsSouthern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is the world’s pre-eminent distributor of beverage alcohol, and proud to be a multi-generational, family-owned company. The Company has operations in 44 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, Canada, and the Caribbean, and employs nearly 22,000 team members. Southern Glazer’s urges all retail customers and adult consumers to market, sell, serve, and enjoy its products responsibly. For more information visit http://www.southernglazers.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @sgwinespirits and on Facebook at Facebook.com/SouthernGlazers.

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Lymphoma Research Foundation to Host Annual Wine Tasting Fundraising Event at La Gorce Country Club in Miami Beach, Florida

Eric Hemer, , Senior VP and Director of Wine Education at Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Master Sommelier, Master of Wine and Certified Wine Educator

As the Founding Sponsor of the Swirl Series, I have been privileged to represent Southern Glazer’s and participate in this event, which pairs an appreciation of fine wines with a commitment to supporting LRF.

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (PRWEB) January 29, 2020
The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) – the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive series of education programs, outreach initiatives and patient services – will host the seventh annual Swirl: A Wine Tasting Event at La Gorce Country Club in Miami Beach on March 18.
National Swirl Series Sponsors AbbVie will join Founding Sponsor Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits to present attendees with a diverse selection of world class wines. Attendees can also expect delicious hors d’oeuvres to complement the tasting, as well as an exciting silent auction. The tasting theme this year is Iberian Peninsula, featuring wine trends from Spain and Portugal.
“As the Founding Sponsor of the Swirl Series, I have been privileged to represent Southern Glazer’s and participate in this event, which pairs an appreciation of fine wines with a commitment to supporting LRF,” said Eric Hemer, Senior VP and Director of Wine Education at Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Master Sommelier, Master of Wine and Certified Wine Educator. “I have also greatly enjoyed witnessing the shared efforts of the Miami Beach community to support the LRF in their mission to fund the research that will one day cure lymphoma, as well as serve and educate all those impacted by lymphoma.”
This year’s Swirl Host Committee members are Nina and Walter Andrews, Debbie and Kevin Fennessey, Barbara and Jerry Freundlich, Midge and Mark Halpern, Sam Halpern, Leigh and Cory Olson, Simone and Zach Stein, and Florence and Bob Werner.
“Each year I’m honored to return to Miami Beach as part of the Swirl series, as it’s a crucial part of our efforts to raise funds to further research and advocacy for the lymphoma community,” said Meghan Gutierrez, LRF Chief Executive Officer. “It’s incredible to join the Miami Beach community for this event to witness firsthand the dedication the community has to LRF’s mission. We are grateful for the contributions of the Swirl Host Committee members and our national sponsors who allow us to enjoy this event each year.”
For more information about Swirl: Miami, visit lymphoma.org/swirlmiami.
About the Lymphoma Research FoundationThe Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to funding innovative research and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive series of education programs, outreach initiatives and patient services. To date, LRF has awarded more than $62 million in lymphoma-specific research. For additional information on LRF’s research, education and services, visit lymphoma.org.
About Southern Glazer’s Wine & SpiritsSouthern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is the world’s pre-eminent distributor of beverage alcohol, and proud to be a multi-generational, family-owned company. The Company has operations in 44 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, Canada, and the Caribbean, and employs nearly 22,000 team members. Southern Glazer’s urges all retail customers and adult consumers to market, sell, serve, and enjoy its products responsibly. For more information visit http://www.southernglazers.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @sgwinespirits and on Facebook at Facebook.com/SouthernGlazers.

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Lymphoma Research Foundation to Host Annual Wine Tasting Fundraising Event at La Gorce Country Club in Miami Beach, Florida

Eric Hemer, , Senior VP and Director of Wine Education at Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Master Sommelier, Master of Wine and Certified Wine Educator

As the Founding Sponsor of the Swirl Series, I have been privileged to represent Southern Glazer’s and participate in this event, which pairs an appreciation of fine wines with a commitment to supporting LRF.

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (PRWEB) January 29, 2020
The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) – the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive series of education programs, outreach initiatives and patient services – will host the seventh annual Swirl: A Wine Tasting Event at La Gorce Country Club in Miami Beach on March 18.
National Swirl Series Sponsors AbbVie will join Founding Sponsor Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits to present attendees with a diverse selection of world class wines. Attendees can also expect delicious hors d’oeuvres to complement the tasting, as well as an exciting silent auction. The tasting theme this year is Iberian Peninsula, featuring wine trends from Spain and Portugal.
“As the Founding Sponsor of the Swirl Series, I have been privileged to represent Southern Glazer’s and participate in this event, which pairs an appreciation of fine wines with a commitment to supporting LRF,” said Eric Hemer, Senior VP and Director of Wine Education at Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Master Sommelier, Master of Wine and Certified Wine Educator. “I have also greatly enjoyed witnessing the shared efforts of the Miami Beach community to support the LRF in their mission to fund the research that will one day cure lymphoma, as well as serve and educate all those impacted by lymphoma.”
This year’s Swirl Host Committee members are Nina and Walter Andrews, Debbie and Kevin Fennessey, Barbara and Jerry Freundlich, Midge and Mark Halpern, Sam Halpern, Leigh and Cory Olson, Simone and Zach Stein, and Florence and Bob Werner.
“Each year I’m honored to return to Miami Beach as part of the Swirl series, as it’s a crucial part of our efforts to raise funds to further research and advocacy for the lymphoma community,” said Meghan Gutierrez, LRF Chief Executive Officer. “It’s incredible to join the Miami Beach community for this event to witness firsthand the dedication the community has to LRF’s mission. We are grateful for the contributions of the Swirl Host Committee members and our national sponsors who allow us to enjoy this event each year.”
For more information about Swirl: Miami, visit lymphoma.org/swirlmiami.
About the Lymphoma Research FoundationThe Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to funding innovative research and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive series of education programs, outreach initiatives and patient services. To date, LRF has awarded more than $62 million in lymphoma-specific research. For additional information on LRF’s research, education and services, visit lymphoma.org.
About Southern Glazer’s Wine & SpiritsSouthern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is the world’s pre-eminent distributor of beverage alcohol, and proud to be a multi-generational, family-owned company. The Company has operations in 44 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, Canada, and the Caribbean, and employs nearly 22,000 team members. Southern Glazer’s urges all retail customers and adult consumers to market, sell, serve, and enjoy its products responsibly. For more information visit http://www.southernglazers.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @sgwinespirits and on Facebook at Facebook.com/SouthernGlazers.

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Identity Theft Resource Center®’s Annual End-of-Year Data Breach Report Reveals 17 Percent Increase in Breaches over 2018

“The increase in the number of data breaches during 2019, while not surprising, is a serious issue,” said Eva Velasquez, president and CEO of the Identity Theft Resource Center.

SAN DIEGO (PRWEB) January 28, 2020
Today, the Identity Theft Resource Center®, a nationally recognized non-profit organization established to support victims of identity crime, released its annual End-of-Year Data Breach Report for 2019 with the support of the report’s long-time sponsor CyberScout®, a global leader in identity theft resolution, data defense and employee benefits services.
According to the report, the number of U.S. data breaches tracked in 2019 (1,473) increased 17 percent from the total number of breaches reported in 2018 (1,257). However, 2019 saw 164,683,455 sensitive records exposed, a 65 percent decrease from 2018 (471,225,862). The 2018 Marriott data breach exposed 383 million records alone, significantly skewing the data.
“The increase in the number of data breaches during 2019, while not surprising, is a serious issue,” said Eva Velasquez, president and CEO of the Identity Theft Resource Center. “It would appear that 2018 was an anomaly in how many data breaches were reported and the number of records exposed. The 2019 reporting year sees a return to the pattern of the ever-increasing number of breaches and volume of records exposed. Because that means more consumers are becoming victims, the ITRC will continue to help them by providing guidance on the best ways to navigate the dangers of exposed personally identifiable information (PII) from a data breach and the risks of identity crime as a result.”
“This year’s report paints a mixed view of the landscape as we continue to work with businesses and consumers alike to thwart cyber criminals and contain their damage,” said Matt Cullina, CyberScout’s EVP of Strategic Partnerships and Managing Director of Global Markets; and Board Chair of the Identity Theft Resource Center. “The overall increase in breaches is certainly concerning. However, the extraordinary drop in the number of records exposed and the incredible feat of cutting the sensitive PII exposed by two thirds, indicates that we may be moving in a good direction with regards to the extent of the damage associated with breaches. Businesses and consumers need to continue to be vigilant in
protecting data and systems, ensuring they have current protections in place, because even non-sensitive data exposure can lead to more serious issues.”
Another critical finding was that “hacking” was responsible for the highest percentage of data breaches (39 percent) and the highest number of non-sensitive records exposed (81 percent). “Unauthorized access” was the second most common breach method identified with nearly the same percentage as hacking at 36.5 percent. Unauthorized access continued to be a catch-all category with little transparency on the actual method of intrusion throughout 2019.
For the second straight year, the business sector had the most data breaches (644), while the medical/healthcare sector had the second most (525). The government/military sector had the fewest amount of breaches in 2019 at 83.
The ITRC has also now tracked over 10,000 publicly-notified data breaches since 2005, hitting that milestone in the spring of 2019.
Download the 2019 End-of-Year Data Breach Report.
For anyone that has been a victim of a data breach, the ITRC recommends downloading its free app to manage the various aspects of an individual’s data breach case.
Consumers and victims can receive free support and guidance from a knowledgeable live-advisor by calling 888.400.5530 or visiting http://www.idtheftcenter.org to live-chat.
Identity Theft Resource CenterCharity LaceyVP of CommunicationsO: 858-634-6390C: 619-368-4373clacey@idtheftcenter.org
CyberScoutHeather McLaughlinmedia@cyberscout.com
About the Identity Theft Resource Center
Founded in 1999, the Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC) is a nationally recognized non-profit organization established to support victims of identity theft in resolving their cases, and to broaden public education and awareness in the understanding of identity theft, data breaches, cybersecurity, scams/fraud and privacy issues. Through public and private support, the ITRC provides no-cost victim assistance and consumer education through its contact center, website, social media channels, live chat feature and ID Theft Help app. For more information, visit: http://www.idtheftcenter.org
About CyberScout
Since 2003, CyberScout® has set the standard for full-spectrum identity, privacy and data security services, offering proactive protection, employee benefits, education, resolution, identity management and consulting as well as breach preparedness and response programs. CyberScout products and services are offered globally by 660 client partners to more than 17.5 million households worldwide, and CyberScout is the designated identity theft services provider for more than 750,000 businesses through cyber insurance policies. CyberScout combines extensive experience with high-touch service to help individuals, government, nonprofit and commercial clients minimize risk and maximize recovery.

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Mo Rocca To Host The 25th Annual Audie Awards®, A Night Of Celebration For Achievement In Audiobook Excellence

The Audio Publishers Association (APA) announced today that bestselling author and CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Mo Rocca will host the 2020 Audie Awards® Gala. The ceremony will take place on March 2nd, 2020, at Guastavino’s in New York City.(PRWeb January 27, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/mo_rocca_to_host_the_25th_annual_audie_awards_a_night_of_celebration_for_achievement_in_audiobook_excellence/prweb16865550.htm

Thomson Safaris Announces 3rd Annual Porter Appreciation Week

Thomson Safaris is celebrating its third annual Porter Appreciation Week this year, February 10-17, 2020, in honor of the several thousand Tanzanian porters who aid trekkers on their quest to the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro.(PRWeb January 27, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/thomson_safaris_announces_3rd_annual_porter_appreciation_week/prweb16862276.htm

JildyT, in collaboration with Jenesse Center and Jeneration J’s 2nd Annual “Raise your Voice 4 Peace” Youth Vocal Competition 2019

Love is all you need.

LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) January 27, 2020
JildyT, Jenesse Center and JenerationJ’s 2nd annual “Raise your Voice 4 Peace” youth vocal competition 2019. The 2nd annual competition took place Nov 16, 2019 at Los Angeles Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles, CA. The winner takes home a grand prize check for $3,000 dollars and a professionally recorded demo made at Hollywood Hippie Records recording studio in the Hollywood Hills.
Disney’s hit show “Raven’s Home'” Star Issac Brown (who plays Booker) brings lots of humor hosting the 2019 2nd Annual Raise Your Voice 4 Peace Competition. Issac wowed the audience by performing his original new release. The 2019 1st place winner trophy went to Chastity Lesueur. Chastity blew the audience away with her original song, “Rocking My Chucks”. The 2nd place runner up trophy went to Caleb Smith.
Jenesse Center – Offering 38 years of life-saving services, Jenesse Center Inc. is a nationally recognized non-profit domestic violence prevention and intervention organization. Jenesse works locally, nationally and globally to shine a light on violence against women, girls, men and boys and advocates the basic human right for all people to have peace in their homes and relationships. Jenesse’s culturally sensitive programs and services not only transition families from crisis to self-sufficiency, but transforms the lives of its clients and the community at large by offering education, referrals and resources that go beyond shelter. Housing women and children from 30 days up to two years through our emergency and transitional shelters, Jenesse also provides a variety of support services, including mental health counseling, independent life skills classes, computer training, job referrals, after school programs for children, field trips, tutoring and comprehensive, direct legal services. Jenesse takes a proactive stance in educating young people to learn what healthy relationships look like and works to break the generational cycle of violence.
Jeneration J is an offspring of Jenesse Center, Inc and is a centralized virtual support system that provides a comprehensive dating violence intervention and prevention resource center exclusively for young people. Jeneration J serves as a culturally relevant outlet to engage young people in building healthy relationships.
To donate visit Jenesse Center http://jenessecenter.orgJenesse Center Hotline: 1-800-479-7328

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Diablo Magazine opens ballot for annual polling of “Best of the East Bay.”

Diablo magazine February 2020

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (PRWEB) January 25, 2020
Voting for Diablo magazine’s 2020 Best of the East Bay winners begins today. Winners will be announced in the annual July “Best of the East Bay” issue.
Voters can weigh in on dozens of topics in many categories, including Art & Leisure, Beauty, Fitness, Food, Kids, Nightlife, Pets, Shops, and Weddings. Diablo magazine will feature the winning businesses in their Annual “Best of the East Bay” issue this July.
Voters who cast at least one vote in each of the 10 categories are entered to win a luxurious stay at the Outrigger Honua Kai Resort & Spa in Maui. Spread across 38 tropical beachfront acres, Honua Kai Resort & Spa has become one of Kaanapali’s most sought-after luxury condominium resorts.
“Best of the East Bay” voting ends on March 31, 2020.
ABOUT DIABLO MAGAZINECelebrating 40 years, Diablo magazine covers topics ranging from travel, culture, and personalities to entertainment, recreation, and food. Diablo magazine is written specifically for the San Francisco East Bay market—from Central Contra Costa, into the Oakland and Berkeley hills, and throughout the Tri-Valley. With award-winning editorial content and beautiful photography, Diablo magazine is a unique celebration of the San Francisco East Bay. Published since 1979, Diablo magazine has been recognized for its editorial and design with numerous awards, including Maggie Awards for Best Overall Publication and Best Regional and State Magazine in the consumer category.
ABOUT DIABLO PUBLICATIONSDiablo Publications, an employee-owned company, has been creating award-winning publications, including Diablo magazine, Napa Sonoma magazine, Diablo Weddings, Diablo Arts, Concierge Wine Country, Visit Oakland Inspiration Guide, and the Tri-Valley California Visitors Guide. Diablo Publications’ custom content division, Diablo Custom Publishing (DCP), provides print and digital marketing communications and custom publishing services for corporate clients nationwide. For more information visit diablomag.com to view our retail publications and dcpubs.com to learn more about custom publishing.

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