The word association is a noun. Association means (1) the act of consorting with or joining with others, (2) the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination, (3) (ecology) a group of organisms (plants and animals) that live together in a certain geographical region and constitute a community with a few dominant species, (4) a formal organization of people or groups of people, (5) (chemistry) any process of combination (especially in solution) that depends on relatively weak chemical bonding, (6) a relation resulting from interaction or dependence, (7) a social or business relationship, (8) the state of being connected together as in memory or imagination.
The following articles and web pages elaborate on the word association.
- Professional Paddlesports Association
In 1977, several paddlesports businesspeople founded the National Association
of Canoe Liveries and Outfitters Inc. (NACLO). In November 1995 members changed the organization's name to the Professional Paddlesports Association to better represent the comprehensive paddlesports industry. Today, this association
strives to increase people's safe and enjoyable participation in paddlesports through the information it provides about safety, paddling locations, and paddling basics.
- International Housewares Association
This is the website for IHA, a trade association
dedicated to promoting sales and marketing since 1938. The IHA sponsors an annual International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago, where the newest products are showcased. Website visitors can find information about the Association, its membership, and its publications.
- American Nurses Association
This is the official website for the American Nurses Association
representing 2.9 million nurses. The Association lobbies Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public. The website has information about membership and benefits for joining. There is also information about ANA publications, including OJIN, an online journal.
- International Sign Association
The ISA was founded in 1944 and was originally called the National Electric Sign Association. The ISA, with 2600 members, exists to support, improve, and promote the sign industry. Visitors to the website can find out about ISA activities, how to join, the annual International Sign Association
Expo, and educational opportunities as well as news about legislation and industry events.
- American Camp Association
Founded in 1910, the American Camp Association
(formerly known as the American Camping Association) is a community of camp professionals who have joined together to share their knowledge and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs. In their role as camp professionals, they advocate quality, developmental experiences for children, youth, and families.
- Association of Field Ornithologists
of Field Ornithologists (AFO) is a society of professional and amateur ornithologists dedicated to the scientific study and dissemination of information about birds in their natural habitats. Founded in 1922 as the New England Bird Banding Association, this origin promoted an emphasis on bird banding and field techniques. Today, the AFO publishes the Journal of Field Ornithology and serves as a bridge between the professional and the amateur ornithologist.
- Cabinet Makers Association (CMA)
The Cabinet Makers Association
is a professional organization where cabinetmakers and woodworkers from both the residential and commercial markets get together and share their hard-earned knowledge and experience to help one another. The Cabinet Makers Association
strives to uphold a high level of professionalism in the industry by providing its members with networking opportunities, continuing education, and ongoing professional development.
- Cruise Lines International Association
Cruise Lines International Association
is an association
of cruise operators that strives to promote a safe and secure cruise environment as well as the growth of the cruise industry.
- Food Processing Suppliers Association
Founded in 2005, FPSA, the Food Processing Suppliers Association, is the trade association
for suppliers to the food processing and packaging industry.
- Gift and Home Trade Association
The GHTA was formed in 2000, as the gift and home industry's non-profit professional trade association. The Association
strives to help vendors, sales agencies, industry affiliates, and retailers work together by providing members with the opportunity to exchange ideas and network with industry leaders. The GHTA is a place where members can connect, contribute, and learn.
- National Association of Charterboat Operators
Formed in 1991, NACO is a national association
of charter boat owners and operators that represents thousands of individuals across the USA. NACO's membership includes marine charters that provide fishing, sailing, diving, and eco-tours, as well as other excursion vessels that carry passengers for hire. As an Association
that represents charter boat interests, it strives to improve the professional charter boat operator's bottom line and to provide a voice in Washington, DC.
- National Association of the Remodeling Industry
In 1983, the National Remodelers Association
and the National Home Improvement Council joined to establish the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), which now has chapters nationwide and has enjoyed sizeable growth since its formation. In 2000, NARI moved its national headquarters to Des Plaines, Illinois. NARI strives to advance and promote the remodeling industry's professionalism, product, and public purpose.
- National Tutoring Association
The National Tutoring Association is an association
that is dedicated solely to the advancement of tutors. The NTA's mission is to foster the advancement of professional and peer tutoring and academic coaching, support research into best practices and standards for all tutors, support tutor training, and advocate for tutor certification.
- American Apparel and Footwear Association
The AAFA, formed in August, 2000 via the merger of the American Apparel Manufacturers Association and Footwear Industries of America, is the national trade association
representing apparel, footwear and other sewn products companies, and their suppliers that compete in the global market.
- American Association of Community Colleges
Website for the Association. Information about community colleges, a community college finder, information about joining and meetings. The AACC is an advocacy group for community colleges.
- American Heart Association
The American Heart Association
was formed in 1915 by a group of physicians and social workers. It is a non-profit organization that seeks to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases. The AHA website provides information about heart disease, children's health, lifestyle, how to donate, a heart and stroke encyclopedia, and much more.
- American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association, founded in 1940, is a nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. The mission is to cure and prevent diabetes and to enhance the lives of those who have it. On the website, which is in English and Spanish, are links to information about the disease, diet and exercise, and much more.
- National Middle School Association
The only national association
devoted exclusively to the educational needs of young adolescents, NMSA is an advocacy group that works with legislators and educators. The site also contains research reports and other information pertaining to middle school education, educators, and researchers.
- NVCA: National Venture Capital Association
NVCA is a trade association
that represents the nation's venture capital industry, which helps finance new companies and supports innovation. It is a member-based organization. On the website, users can find out about membership, local chapters, and events, including several annual meetings. The website offers publications and model legal documents plus links to venture capitalist and business service providers.
- Software & Information Industry Association
SIIA is the principal trade association
for the software and digital content industry. Its mission is to promote and protect the software industry and to provide information to the industry. Users can become members on the website and learn about membership benefits. The website contains information about products, events, programs, and recent news.
- Stanford Alumni Association
The Stanford Alumni Association
was founded in 1892. It offers a bimonthly magazine; online communication and networking tools; academic and social programming; a worldwide travel/study program; Stanford-related products and initiatives. On the website, Alumni can find out about class members, news, events, membership, lifelong learning, reunions, and Stanford links.
- United States Distance Learning Association
The USDLA is a USA-based distance learning association. Many course listings including Pre K-12, Higher Education, Continuing Education, Corporate Training, Home Schooling, and others.
- Antiques Dealers' Association of America
Established in 1984, the Antique Dealers' Association
of America seeks to promote professionalism in the business of buying and selling antiques. Membership consists of professional antiques dealers.
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