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Greetings!
With over 100 communities and thousands of businesses represented in ICCE’s membership, we strive to connect local chambers to the trends, education and best practices that will improve business communities across Iowa.

It is through communications, conferences, statewide networks and online education that we keep chambers equipped with the tools necessary for professional growth and community economic development.

We are consistently adding more benefits to help our members across Iowa. Keep reading for this month’s news and updates.  
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
ICCE Orientation
During Fall Conference
September 20th, 2:30 p.m.

In our ever changing industry, it is tough to keep up with everything. We want to make it easier to understand the benefits and tools that ICCE provides.
Tuscany Trip 2017

Learn how your organization can earn revenue via our travel program.  ICCE is managing the travel plans for a trip to Italy in October, all you need to do is register!
Regional Meetings

Regional meetings are coordinated by ICCE and are the opportunity to connect with other chambers in your region. These meetings give you access to the most up-to-date information about issues that affect your members.

Make sure to mark your calendar and attend the next regional meeting.
NEWS
Mason City Chamber offers program for interns

North Iowa businesses are encouraged to involve summer interns in a program designed to connect young workers to the community and to each other in a new program sponsored by the Mason City Chamber of Commerce. "College Connections" will provide a series of social and educational activities on a once-a-week schedule from June 1 to July 27. Learn more

Sterilite builds a factory on the Iowa prairie

Lured by a combination of incentives from the State of Iowa, City of Davenport, and a unique training partnership with Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, the plant is projected to have a total economic impact of $143.6 million and add new payroll of $30.8 million. Full article

Chamber points to $873.4 million in investments

The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce has helped create about 6,000 jobs and draw $873.4 million in area capital investments since its creation six years ago, according to chamber officials. Full article

New Local Chamber Leaders

ICCE would like to provide a warm welcome to Iowa's newest executive directors:

Jenna Mulford, Humboldt/Dakota City Chamber of Commerce: Learn more here
Jen Rhomberg, Cascade Area Chamber of Commerce: More information here
Bailey Smith, Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce: Click for more

EVENTS & TRAINING
Member Resource Library

The Member Resource Library is designed to be the go-to place where ICCE members can find information about topics that are affecting chambers on a daily basis.  

Designed specifically for our members, this free tool is here to help you build your organization.

Save the Date: Fall Conference 2017

Designed to provide the best information to chamber executives from across Iowa, the Fall Conference is an exciting opportunity to advance your training on chamber issues. Join us on September 20-22 in Riverside, IA.

MACE Advocacy Alliance Policy Conference: November 9 – 10, 2017, St. Paul, MN

MACE Annual Conference: May 2 – 4, 2018, Sioux Falls, SD

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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