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King, a seven-year-old wire fox terrier, was named Best in Show at the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 12 at Madison Square Garden. King is the 15th wire fox terrier to beat out other breeds for the Best in Show award at the prestigious event. Photo by David Woo

Unrelated Business Income Tax Repeal
Bill Introduced in House

By Todd McElwee

A bill to repeal the 21% tax on fringe benefits such as free parking or mass transit assistance nonprofits provide to employees was introduced February 14 by House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.)

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Election Contribution Caps Boosted by FEC

By Grant Broadhurst

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has released the contribution limits for the 2019-2020 campaign cycle, increasing the amount individuals can give to candidates and parties but not to PACs.

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Destinations International Task Force Reviews Early Diversity Survey Data

By John Trager

A Destinations International task force previewed information collected thus far from a survey that seeks to broadly identify the extent of diversity across the DMO landscape.

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EIC’s Hall of Leaders On the Move; Working Again

By Grant Broadhurst

Anyone wandering the vast corridors of DC’s Walter E. Washington Convention Center looking for where the Event Industry Council’s Hall of Leaders used to be will find new furniture instead of industry icons.

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2019 E-Blast and
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Just in time for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, HOTS read the American Kennel Club is hailing the return of New York’s Museum of the Dog. The museum, which officially returned to New York on February 8 after moving to St. Louis in 1986, features more than 180 pieces of canine-themed artwork. Plus, there’s an educational area where visitors can learn about the different breeds of dog and a “virtual dog” that learns tricks based on hand signals. Unfortunately, HOTS discovered dog lovers won’t be able to bring their canine companions into the museum itself. But on the other hand, it might be difficult for the staff to enforce a “No Barking” rule.


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