Associations International Named a 'Best Places To Work In Kentucky 2013' Winner
Lexington, Ky. (January 29, 2013) – Associations International (AI) has been named one of Kentucky’s Best Places to Work by The Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management and The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce in the small-medium sized employer category.
Associations International employs nearly 90 association professionals at its Lexington-based headquarters. AI, formerly a division of Host Communications and IMG, has been helping professional and trade associations promote their missions, build membership and seize opportunities for growth for over 40 years.
“We are both humbled and honored to be included in Kentucky’s Best Places to Work,” said AI Chief Financial Officer Ben Polk. “We are first and foremost committed to the mission, success, and growth of our client associations. We are also very proud of the commitment and dedication that AI employees bring to their jobs each day.”
The Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management State Council (KYSHRM) and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce host the Best Places initiative each year to encourage companies across the state to move their workplaces toward excellence. This award is based on the results of an internal employee survey and the outside assessment of the company’s employee policies and procedures. The small-medium category includes businesses with 25-249 employees.
“In addition to being a Best Place to Work in Kentucky, we are also a growing organization,” Polk continued. “In the last year alone, we’ve added three new associations to our company’s already impressive list of clients. This means more quality jobs created in Central Kentucky and Louisville. We’re truly thankful for this recognition, and for each of our employees who are helping Associations International continue to provide the most cutting edge association management services to nonprofits at the state, national and international levels.”
The rankings will be announced for statewide distribution on April 16 at the Lexington Convention Center at an awards dinner.
Associations International Awarded AMC Institute Accreditation
Lexington, Ky. (June 11, 2012) – Associations International has recently been awarded accreditation by AMC Institute, the global trade association representing the Association Management industry.
Among 500-plus Association Management Companies (AMC) worldwide, fewer than 70 have achieved AMC Institute Accreditation, demonstrating the commitment and the ability to deliver the highest level of professional management services to association and not-for-profit clients. These AMCs are the recognized choice of association and not-for-profit organizations. “We congratulate Associations International for achieving AMC Institute Accreditation,” stated AMC Institute Board President, Richard Cristol. “The accreditation evaluation is the most demanding and comprehensive in our industry. Clients of accredited AMCs should feel assured that this exclusive group operates with the highest level of professionalism and responsibility, and consistently meets or exceeds all industry requirements.”
Administered by AMC Institute, AMC Institute Accreditation is recognized and supported by ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership and is based on the ANSI Standard of Good Practices for the AMC Industry. ANSI requires that the standard be reviewed and updated regularly to remain an approved standard. Measurable performance practices include contracts and service delivery; employee recruitment, training and professional development; and financial management and internal controls, among others. AMCs must earn re-accreditation every four years, demonstrating to an independent outside auditor that they continue to meet the standard. “Our clients already know Associations International as an organization of integrity that keeps to the highest professional standards,” said Associations International Vice President Lynne McNees. “This is just the next step in establishing Associations International as a leader in the association management industry.”
A mid-size, boutique firm, Associations International has led the pack in helping professional and trade associations build membership, promote their missions and seize opportunities for growth for over 37 years. Headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, AI employs more than 100 association professionals who immerse themselves in our clients’ cultures, thereby offering expertise tailored to that specific association and industry. For more information on Associations International, contact Keith Howard at 1.888.484.4678 (US and Canada) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Association Management Companies specialize in managing associations and not-for-profit organizations, providing leadership and professional management services through experienced staff, best practices and shared resources. Because AMCs manage multiple association and not-for-profit clients, their experience and knowledge base are broad and substantial, positioning AMCs as the preferred choice for full-service and specialized management services.
For more about AMC Institute accreditation, visit www.AMCInstitute.org/accreditation.