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Greetings!

Welcome to August. Labor Day is right around the corner and after that ICCE's 2017 Fall Conference. This is your opportunity to network, build value in your organization and focus on the training you need for success.  

To help capitalize on these themes, we have booked Gary Barta, University of Iowa Athletic Director, to speak about Win, Graduate & Do Right, which is his program for success, on and off the field, for the University's athletics department.

Make sure to register today so you can get the inside information directly from Gary .
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
Create Your ICCE Account

As part of your ICCE membership, we have included FREE benefits that help you succeed.  One of those benefits is the Member Information Center (MIC). This online community is a hub for daily interactions, allowing members to access resources and benefits while building integrated relationships with other ICCE members.
Southwest Regional Meeting

The southwest region has booked a regional meeting on August 16th in Red Oak, IA. This is your opportunity to collaborate with other chamber leaders from your region about current issues impacting businesses in your area. These free sessions give you the direct access to connect with other chambers in your area. Don’t miss out, register today.
Tuscany 2017: August 31 Registration Deadline

Our world is a global partnership and our chamber members need to be familiar with the global economy. ICCE's travel programs are directed toward helping our members understand other world economies, then bring that information back to build relationships across the globe.

There are only a few weeks left to register for our Tuscany trip in October. Click the link to learn more.

NEWS
Head Of Spirit Lake Chamber To Serve In Dual Capacity

The man who heads the Spirit Lake Chamber of Commerce is also now in charge of operations at the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. It was announced Blaine Andera has been hired as Chief Executive Officer of that organization as well.

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RAGBRI Economic Impact  

The Register’s Annual Bicycle Ride Across Iowa started in Orange City for the first time in its 45 year history.

The ride, which draws cyclists from across the country and globe, is estimated to have a direct economic impact of about $17 million on Iowa. Orange City organizers expect it to draw 20,000 to 25,000 participants to the city of 6,500, known for its strong and visible Dutch heritage.

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2017 Women of Influence - Tiffany Menke, Former ICCE President 

The Business Record's Women of Influence awards celebrate the work of women who have made a difference.


They've devoted their lives to doing things most wouldn't. They've spent countless hours on various boards and they've blazed a trail either personally or professionally for other women to follow.

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New Local Chamber Leaders


Tara Barney has recently resigned from the Quad Cities Chamber. We wish Tara well in her future endeavors.  Kristin Glass will serve as the Interim CEO as the board conducts a search for a new CEO. 


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EVENTS & TRAINING

ICCE Fall Conference 2017


Whether it’s membership renewals, event sponsorship, talent attraction, or any number of other items you chamber tackles on a daily basis, you need training on the best things to focus on for success.


ICCE is presenting a two-day conference that gives chamber professionals from across Iowa the chance to learn, build value in their organization, create a business-friendly environment and show lasting value for members.


Join us on September 20-22 in Riverside, IA.

MACE Advocacy Alliance 2017 Policy Conference


Building on the success of the Maximizing Membership ROI conference held in May, the MACE Advocacy Alliance is presenting the next step in chamber evolution. Effective chamber leaders have the opportunity to drive decisions at all levels (local, regional, state and federal). The ability to focus on the issues your members care about and develop thoughtful policy positions will take your chamber to the next level.

U.S. Chamber Regional Government Affairs Conference


With the policy landscape constantly shifting, staying up to date can be a challenge for chambers across the country. Our agenda this year will be jam-packed with valuable advocacy and communications workshops, a look at the new administration and its policies, and an overview of the issues that matter the most at the local, state, and federal levels.


October 25: Downtown Chicago

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BOARD OFFICERS
Lynn Olberding, Chair, Marshalltown Chamber
Blain Andera, Vice Chair, Spirit Lake Chamber
Mike Hofman, Secretary/Treasurer - Orange City Chamber
Tim Coffey, Past Chair, Clear Lake Area Chamber
Shar Pardubsky, Executive Director
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Deb Bengtson, Adel Partners Chamber
Kurt Phillips, Boone County Chamber
Krisi Plunkett, Council Bluffs Chamber
Michelle Redlinger, Washington Chamber
Julie Cooper Todtz, Ankeny Area Chamber
Travis Toliver, Waverly Chamber
Sadie Trytten, Des Moines East + South Chamber