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FUEL- Strategically Creating the "Buddy System" for Young Professionals A uthor David Avrin said, "it's not who you know - it's who knows you!" FUEL, AENC's Young Professionals, was conceived as a vehicle to bring young AENC members together to strengthen their relationships and involvement with AENC. already have connections when you attend your next AENC occasion. By helping new and younger members feel comfortable in the AENC world, we hope you'll feel encouraged to continue to grow your network at subsequent events and meetings. FUEL strategically plans a round table or other FUELorganized event directly before or during another AENC function. Our goal is to first connect you with other AENC members who are similar in career or age so that you'll Plan now to join FUEL at one of their evening socials, round tables or meet with a FUEL member at the AENC Annual Meeting. To get involved, contact FUEL Chair Kim Lawyer at z Above: Organized by FUEL, AENC young professionals gathered at Lonerider Brewing Company for an evening of socializing before the Association Management 101 event the next day. Association executives and affiliate young professionals enjoyed the opportunity to connect in a relaxed and informal setting. Thanks to event sponsor Greenville-Pitt County Convention & Visitors Bureau for the local beer and food truck snacks! Right: FUEL members, Kiella Molden - Embassy Suites Charlotte Concord, Holly Currie - FirstPoint Management Resources and Amanda Wujcik - NC Retail Merchants Association. july/august 2016 || success 29

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Success by Association - July/August 2016

President’s Message
Event Calendar
North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians Inspires the Next Generation of Family Medicine
What’s the Best Advice You’ve Been Given as a Meeting or Event Planner?
From Good to Great: 5 Little Ways to Take Your Conference Up a Notch
Email Marketing Advice for Exhibitors and Sponsors
2016 Annual Meeting Sponsor Recognition
Networking: Schmooze It or Lose It
7 Ways to Become a Meetings Industry Advocate
Member Updates
CRM for Associations: A New Approach in Member Engagement and Revenue Generation
Tips for a Meaningful Mountain Retreat
Young Leader Profile
FUEL — Strategically Creating the “Buddy System” for Young Professionals
Why Enragement Blocks Engagement
Staff Update: Introducing BriAnna Walker
Advertiser Index
Buyers’ Guide
Advertiser Showcase
Executive Director’s Message

Success by Association - July/August 2016