Attack Of The 50 Foot Ticket Bots

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Ticket bots, programs used by unscrupulous ticket resellers to purchase large swaths of available tickets at lightning speed, are back in the news thanks to a sharp increase in predatory reseller tactics. Two articles in particular focusing on this problem are worth your time; the most recent is from the 6/7/2016 edition of the New York Times and the next is from the 1/28/2016 edition of npr.org. Both articles do a …

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The Latest Example Demonstrating Why You Need An Effective Government Affairs Committee

The New Haven Independent published an article by Paul Bass on 4/20/2016 which reports that the New Haven Symphony (NHS) may lose its primary venue, Yale University’s Woolsey Hall, where the orchestra has performed for 114 years (not a typo). According to the article, the NHS is being used as a pawn in a larger political battle over a proposal in the state legislature that would impact a 182-year-old law (again, …

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Channeling Your Rage Over Health Care Costs

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If you’re fortunate enough to be in a position where you don’t have to directly manage your health care, you probably haven’t noticed the flood of ire spilling out across the country in the wake of health insurance providers rolling out their costs for 2015 plans. For most, you’re fortunate if premiums are only going up in the low double digits alongside doubled and tripled deductibles and other reductions in coverage …

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Chicago’s Latest Tourism Ad Is A Stark Reminder About The Importance Of An Effective Government Affairs Committee

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TimeOut Chicago published an article by Clayton Guse on 8/21/15 that examines a 15 minute city tourism from 1977 juxtaposed against a 2015 counterpart. Granted, if the only media from the 70s era to survive the millennia is the “Chicago Is” ad, future humans will have a superb idea of what that time period was like, but what should catch your attention in the here and now is how the 2015 …

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Get Your Government Affairs Groove On

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Sarah Marczynski published an article at ArtsHacker on 3/27/2015 titled 10 Ways to Build a Strong Relationship with Your Legislator and all 10 are worthwhile tips and it made me think about one of the most overlooked areas of governance we haven’t examined in a few years: the need to establish and maintain an effective government affairs committee. It never ceases to amaze me at how many arts groups either neglect …

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