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American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA)
AHLA represents all sectors and stakeholders in the lodging industry, including individual hotel property members, hotel companies, student and faculty members, and industry suppliers. AHLA provides members with national advocacy on Capitol Hill, public relations and image management, education, research and information, and other value-added services to ensure a positive business climate for the lodging industry.

Mailing address:
1250 Eye Street, N.W., Suite 1100
Washington, D.C.  20005
Telephone: (202) 289-3100
Fax: (202) 289-3199
Website: https://www.ahla.com/ 
Email: informationcenter@ahla.com

ASIS International (ASIS)
ASIS is the largest organization for security professionals, with more than 34,000 members worldwide. ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests as well as specific security topics. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, governmental entities, and the public.

Mailing address:
1625 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone: (703) 519-6200
Website: https://www.asisonline.org/
Email: asis@asisonline.org

Better Business Bureau (BBB)
In 2016, people turned to BBB more than 167 million times for BBB Business Profiles on more than 5.2 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at bbb.org. The Council of Better Business Bureaus is the umbrella organization for the local, independent BBBs in the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as home to its national and international programs on dispute resolution, advertising review, and industry self-regulation.

Mailing address:
3033 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
Telephone: (703) 276-0100
Website: https://www.bbb.org/

Business Network International (BNI)
With over 240000 members worldwide, BNI is the world’s largest business networking and business referral organization.

Mailing address:
11525 N. Community House Road, Suite 475
Charlotte, NC 28277
Telephone: (704) 248-4800
Website: https://www.bni.com/

Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office)
A component of the U.S. Department of Justice, the COPS Office works to advance the practice of community policing as an effective strategy to improve public safety. The COPS Office awards grants to law enforcement agencies to hire and train community policing professionals, acquire and deploy cutting-edge technology, and develop and test innovative policing strategies. The COPS Office also provides training and technical assistance to law enforcement professionals.

Mailing address:
145 N Street NE
Washington, DC 20530
Telephone: (800) 421-6770
Website: https://cops.usdoj.gov/
Email: askCopsRC@usdoj.gov

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
The mission of the FBI is to protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats, to uphold and enforce the criminal laws of the United States, and to provide leadership and criminal justice services to federal, state, municipal, and international agencies and partners.

Mailing address:
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20535-0001
Telephone: (202) 324-3000
Website: https://www.fbi.gov/

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
The FTC is the only federal agency with both consumer protection and competition jurisdiction in broad sectors of the economy. The FTC pursues vigorous and effective law enforcement; advances consumers’ interests by sharing its expertise with federal and state legislatures and U.S. and international government agencies; develops policy and research tools through hearings, workshops, and conferences; and creates practical and plain-language educational programs for consumers and businesses in a global marketplace with constantly changing technologies. 

Mailing address:
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20580
Telephone: (202) 326-2222
Website: https://www.ftc.gov/

International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
The IACP is the world’s largest and most influential professional association for police leaders. With more than 30,000 members in 150 countries, the IACP is a recognized leader in global policing, committed to advancing safer communities through thoughtful, progressive police leadership. Since 1893, the association has been serving communities worldwide by speaking out on behalf of law enforcement and advancing leadership and professionalism in policing worldwide. 

Mailing address:
44 Canal Center Plaza #200,
Alexandria, VA 22314 
Telephone: (703) 836-6767 / (800) The-IACP
Website: https://www.theiacp.org/ 

International Council of Shopping Centers
The International Council of Shopping Centers is the global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its 75,000 members in the U.S., Canada, and more than 80 other countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, lenders, retailers, and other professionals as well as academics and public officials. 

Mailing address:
1221 Avenue of the Americas, 41st floor
New York, NY 10020-1099
Telephone: (646) 728-3800
Website: https://www.icsc.org/
Email: membership@icsc.org

Keep America Beautiful
Keep America Beautiful changes behaviors and improves communities through a focus on litter prevention, waste minimization and recycling, and beautification of the environment.

Mailing address:
1010 Washington Boulevard
Stamford, CT 06901
Telephone: (203) 659-3000
Website: https://www.kab.org/
Email: info@kab.org

Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
MBDA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce that promotes the growth of minority-owned businesses through the mobilization and advancement of public and private sector programs, policy, and research.

Mailing address:
10750 Columbia Pike, Suite 200
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Telephone: (301) 242-5320
Website: https://www.mbda.gov/

National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)
NACS advances the role of convenience stores as positive economic, social and philanthropic contributors to the communities they serve. The U.S. convenience store industry, with more than 153,000 stores nationwide selling fuel, food and merchandise, serves 160 million customers daily—half of the U.S. population—and has sales that are 10.8% of total U.S. retail and foodservice sales. NACS has 2,100 retailer and 1,750 supplier members from more than 50 countries.

Mailing address:
1600 Duke Street, 7th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone: (703) 684-3600
Fax: (703) 836-4564
Website: https://www.convenience.org/

National Center for Victims of Crime
The National Center for Victims of Crime is a leading resource and advocate for crime victims and those who serve them. Working with local, state, and federal partners, the center provides resources to crime victims, advocates for new laws and public policies, delivers training and technical assistance, and fosters cutting-edge thinking about the impact of crime and the way in which we can help crime victims rebuild their lives. 

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 101207
Arlington, VA 22210
Telephone: (202) 467-8700
Fax: (202) 467-8701
Website: http://victimsofcrime.org/

National Consumers League (NCL)
NCL works to protect and promote social and economic justice for consumers and workers in the U.S. and abroad. NCL represents consumers on marketplace and workplace issues and provides government, businesses, and other organizations with the consumer perspective on concerns such as child labor, privacy, food safety, and medication information. 

Mailing address:
1701 K Street, NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20006
Telephone: (202) 835-3323
Fax: (202) 835-0747
Website: https://www.nclnet.org/
Email: info@nclnet.org

National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC)
The National Crime Prevention Council’s mission is to be the nation’s leader in helping people keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe from crime. To achieve this, NCPC produces tools that communities can use to learn crime prevention strategies, engage community members, and coordinate with local agencies. 

Mailing address:
2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 500
Arlington, VA 22202-4801
Telephone: (202) 466-6272
Website: https://www.ncpc.org/

National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)
NFIB is the voice of small business, advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven. Since its early history, NFIB’s agenda has been determined through a one-vote balloting process of its membership. NFIB has grown from a for-profit entrepreneurial vision in 1943 to the non-profit national association it is today.

Mailing address:
53 Century Boulevard, Suite 250 
Nashville, TN 37214
Telephone: (800) 634-2669
Website: https://www.nfib.com/

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
NFPA is a global self-funded nonprofit organization, established in 1896, devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. NFPA delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering our mission. NFPA membership totals more than 50,000 individuals around the world. 

Mailing address:
1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, Massachusetts 02169
Telephone: (800) 344-3555
Website: https://www.nfpa.org/

National Restaurant Association
The National Restaurant Association is the largest foodservice trade association in the world. We represent and advocate more than 500,000 restaurant businesses. The Association serves its members by advancing and protecting America’s restaurant and foodservice industry.

Mailing address:
2055 L Street NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: (202) 331-5900
Website: https://www.restaurant.org/Home
Email: askus@restaurant.org

National Retail Federation
The National Retail Federation’s membership comprises all retail formats and channels of distribution, including department, specialty, discount, catalog, Internet, independent stores, chain restaurants, drug stores, and grocery stores as well as the industry’s key trading partners of retail goods and services. NRF represents an industry that contributes $2.6 trillion to our nation’s GDP.

Mailing address:
1101 New York Avenue NW Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20005
Telephone: (202) 783-7971
Website: https://nrf.com/
Email: contact@nrf.com

National Small Business Association (NSBA)
NSBA represents America’s small business companies and entrepreneurs, with 65,000 members in every state and every industry in the U.S.. The NSBA has represented the small business community before the U.S. Congress, White House, and federal agencies, advocating for the interests of their customers, their companies, and their communities to help ensure the continued viability of their small business way of life.

Mailing address:
1156 15th Street, NW, Suite 502
Washington, D.C., 20005
Telephone: (800) 345-6728
Website: https://nsba.biz/

National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C)
For more than three decades, the National White Collar Crime Center has worked to support state and local law enforcement efforts to prevent, investigate and prosecute economic and high-tech crime. NW3C provides a nationwide support system for law enforcement and regulatory agencies involved in the prevention, investigation and prosecution of economic and high-tech crime.

Mailing address:
5000 NASA Blvd, Suite 2400
Fairmont, WV 26554 
Telephone: (877) 628-7674
Website: https://www.nw3c.org/
Email: training@nw3c.org 

Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
OJP provides innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for the implementation of these crime fighting strategies. Because most of the responsibility for crime control and prevention falls to law enforcement officers in states, cities, and neighborhoods, the federal government can be effective in these areas only to the extent that it can enter into partnerships with these officers. 

Mailing address:
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
Telephone: (202) 514-2000
Website: https://ojp.gov/
Email: askojp@ncjrs.gov

U.S. Postal Inspection Service
The Postal Inspection Service enforces over 200 federal statutes related to crimes that involve the postal system, its employees, and its customers. The Postal Inspection Service prosecutes any scheme that uses the U.S. Mail® to obtain money or something of value by offering a product, service, or investment that intentionally does not live up to its claim.

Mailing address:
433 W.Harrison Street, Room 3255
Chicago, Il 60699-3255
Telephone: (877) 876-2455
Website: https://www.uspis.gov/

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
The SBA was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.

Mailing address:
409 3rd St, SW
Washington DC 20416
Telephone: (800) 827-5722
Website: https://www.sba.gov/
Email: answerdesk@sba.gov

SCORE
For over 50 years, SCORE has served as America’s premier source of free business mentoring and education. As a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE has helped more than 11 million entrepreneurs through mentoring, workshops and educational resources since 1964.

Mailing address:
1175 Herndon Parkway, Suite 900
Herndon, VA 20170
Telephone: (800) 634-0245
Website: https://www.score.org/
Email: help@score.org

Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS)
The VIPS Program provides support and resources for agencies interested in developing or enhancing a volunteer program and for citizens who wish to volunteer their time and skills with a community law enforcement agency. The program’s ultimate goal is to enhance the capacity of state, local, campus, tribal, and territorial law enforcement to utilize volunteers. The VIPS staff shares information and resources with law enforcement agencies that want to expand their programs, increase the use of volunteers in existing programs, help citizens learn about and become involved in VIPS program. 

Mailing address:
44 Canal Center Plaza #200,
Alexandria, VA 22314 
Telephone: (703) 836-6767
Website: https://www.theiacp.org/projects/volunteers-in-police-service-vips
Email: styles@theiacp.org