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John H. Graham, IV, CAE, FASAE. Photo by Chuck Fazio

John H. Graham, IV, CAE, FASAE,
President & CEO, ASAE, Dead at 70

By Todd McElwee

John H. Graham, IV, CAE, FASAE, President & CEO, ASAE, died Jan. 12. He was 70.
A consummate association executive as well as a passionate believer in the mission of the Boy Scouts of America, even up to three days before he died from cancer he was volunteering with the Scouts National Capital Area Council.

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Puerto Rico Reaching Out After Earthquakes

By Jonathan Trager

Despite extensive coverage in the aftermath of earthquakes earlier this month that caused destruction on the south side of the island, Puerto Rico is generally open for business.

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House Democrats Ask IRS to Issue Guidance
on UBIT Refunds

By Todd McElwee

Two top House Democrats have called for the IRS to provide refund guidance to tax-exempt organizations that paid a 21% Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT) on parking and transportation benefits provided to employees.

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Ground Broken on 700-Room Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel in Salt Lake City

By Grant Broadhurst

The Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City has been a long time coming.
Portman Holdings and its partners broke ground on the 700-room hotel on the southeast side of the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The $377 million hotel will be connected to the Salt Palace and house 60,000-square feet of its own indoor meeting space. The hotel is planned to open in October 2022.

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2020 E-Blast and
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HOTS read that popular audio app Spotify has made playlists and a podcast for dogs to listen to in their owners’ absence, after finding that nearly 74% of UK pet-owners play music for their animals. Reuters reports the Swedish company’s podcast features soothing music, “dog-directed praise,” and messages of affirmation and reassurance narrated by actors. The survey also showed 42% of owners saying their pets have a favorite type of music. HOTS can only hope the content for canines is in Hi-Fido.


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