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Social Goodness

AIM has the goal of being a socially good company to our team members, our partners, and our community and to the global society. AIM defines success not just in dollars, but also in our ongoing commitment to improving our impact on social, environmental, and economic influences within our local and global communities.


Of consumers would switch to a company that supported a good cause.


Of the workforce believe businesses should be involved in social issues.


Of people consider social impact when deciding where to work.

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Being Green

AIM practices green initiatives and is committed to providing goods and services that use our global resources wisely. We recycle, repurpose, and reuse as many materials as possible.

Recycling Practices:

  • Computers and printers
  • Copy paper
  • Glass, aluminum cans, and plastic
  • Post-meeting materials such as badge holders and conference publications
  • Toner cartridges

Proactive Purchasing Practices:

  • Contract with leads facilities
  • Purchase from vendors that have environmental policies
  • Utilize technology to minimize paper waste

We research and utilize philanthropic and innovative tools and services in our day-to-day operations. Our exposition and meeting planners seek out meeting venues that provide green facilities. Our administrators significantly reduce the number of face-to-face board and leadership meetings with online meeting services and hosted webinars, completely eliminating travel. Our scientific and education program directors use innovative, web-based technology to more efficiently communicate with and educate an increasing global audience. Our communications team reduces mailing by providing electronic communications and purchases from vendors that ensure the paper we use originates from sustainable forests and adheres to strict environmental and socioeconomic standards.

Volunteer Time

AIM team members receive paid hours to work on volunteer activities of their choice. This gives team members a sense of pride and the ability to be passionate while helping others, and allows them to establish or strengthen their leadership skills.

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Giving Back

Giving Back to the Community

AIM embraces the opportunity to give back to our community through employee and company-sponsored contributions to local charitable organizations:

  • Adopt-a-Family for the Holiday—Cornerstones provides opportunities to adopt a family or families to fulfill their wish lists during the holiday season. Wish lists are designated by each family member and typically include clothes, toys, and personal items.
  • Dress for Success—This is an office-wide clothing drive for unworn items to donate to this organization devoted to providing professional attire for disadvantaged women.
  • Ecumenical Community Helping Others (ECHO)—Any clothes from the office clothing drive that could not be donated to Dress for Success were given to this local community organization dedicated to helping low-income households.
  • Holiday Food Baskets and Gifts—LINK, a food pantry with locations in Herndon, Sterling, and Ashburn, Virginia, provides holiday food baskets in November and again in December for families identified by schools and social workers. They accept food items, grocery store gift cards, new or used coats, and in December, holiday gifts for children and teens.
  • Movies for Recovering Troops—The American Red Cross office located at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center collects Night at the Movies kits, which include DVDs (new or gently used), popcorn singles, candy bars, and cards for our troops recovering at Walter Reed. These donations are welcome during the holiday season and year-round.
  • Share the Warmth Coat Drive—Bergmann’s Dry Cleaners collects gently worn and new winter coats, dry-cleans them for free, and donates them to the Salvation Army during the last three weeks of the year. Collection starts the day after Thanksgiving (November 23) and lasts until December 31
  • Toys for Tots—This is a perennial collection sponsored by the US Marine Corps Reserve. Their mission is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November, and December each year and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

Clean Air

AIM supports the Clean Air Act by encouraging shared transportation and offering employees telecommuting opportunities and Metrorail commuting benefits to decrease our carbon footprint.

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Corporate Duty

Corporate Duty

At AIM, we lead by example. The entire AIM team has a membership in American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). Our team members are active in the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) and the Professional Convention Management Association. AIM is a member of the Association Management Company Institute (AMC Institute) and is accredited by the AMC Institute.

The Employee Promise

At AIM, our team members are the most important resource in our service commitment to our partners. By applying the principles of trust, honesty, respect, integrity, and commitment, we nurture and maximize talent to the benefit of each team member and the entire company. AIM fosters a work environment where diversity is valued, quality of life is enhanced, individual aspirations are fulfilled, and the AIM purpose is strengthened and continuously evolving.

Employee Promise