Category Archives: SAMI Perspective

Rebranding Story: from SAMI to ARC

My personal background is in design; through high school and college I had a singular goal: to work in pre-press for a printing company. Like many of my esteemed colleagues, I came into the Association Management realm by fortunate happenstance, but my love for color and design elements never left me. Every time a client […]

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ARC Emerges – 2020

MILWAUKEE, WI, January 2020 –– Jennifer Rzepka, CAE is excited to announce the ownership change and rebranding of Svinicki Association Management, Inc. (SAMI) to Association Resource Center, Inc. (ARC). Rzepka has been working with the company for twenty years, for the past five years as 50% owner while purchasing the company from former business partner […]

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Empty Your Cup

There’s a famous proverb that is observed by some of the most respected leaders in your life. It sounds so simple, yet can be so difficult: Empty Your Cup. A scholar visited a Zen master for enlightenment and advice. It was quickly obvious the scholar was full of his own opinions and knowledge. He interrupted […]

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National Volunteer Week April 15-21, 2018

One third of Americans are part of an association community. Every year millions of people donate personal time and resources to make the world a better place. As we celebrate National Volunteer Week, I encourage all association professionals to reflect on the dues dollars, countless hours away from their families and the intellectual property that […]

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Four Ways to Overcome Procrastination

We live in the age of procrastination. There are so many distractions at our fingertips on our computers and phones that it can overwhelm us during our work time. We all encounter projects that are difficult to start or that we try to avoid at all costs. Here are some steps you can take to […]

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