You are receiving this monthly newsletter because you are affiliated with an organization that is associated with ICCE.

Programs & Services     |    News     |    Events & Training
Greetings!

With the 4th of July now over, September and our Fall Conference are fast approaching. Have you registered yet? You can plan on two days of high-level networking and a keynote presentation by Rich Cartillon, focused on the value of your chamber membership. Keep reading for more information on the 2017 Fall Conference and how its agenda is focused on your chamber's continued success.

Register now to get the best prices by clicking below.
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
Tuscany 2017: August 1 Registration Deadline

ICCE is headed to Tuscany in October, where attendees will have the unique opportunity to meet with Italian business leaders. Our travel program has been designed to generate revenue for our members, big or small, and we hope you will consider joining us. There is still time to register and promote this amazing trip!
Regional Meetings

If you haven’t attended a regional meeting lately, you are missing out on the opportunity to collaborate with other chambers in your region regarding current issues impacting Iowa business. These sessions are free to attend. 
ICCE Resource Library

This members only resource will give you access to best practices, documents, presentations, forms and more all at your fingertips. Search the resources already there or submit your own.
NEWS
Reshaping Iowa's Workforce

15 years ago, 70 percent of the workers at Principal Financial handled paper transactions or customer interactions. Today, just 30 percent do. Over the years, the manufacturing sector increasingly has shifted from human to machine labor. Learn more.
2017 ACCE Chamber of the Year Finalist

The Des Moines Downtown Chamber of Commerce has been named a finalist for the 2017 Chamber of the Year award, presented by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE).
 
Chamber of the Year is the nation’s only award recognizing the leadership role chambers have in their communities. Those honored with the Chamber of the Year designation have demonstrated organizational strength and made an impact on key community priorities, such as education, transportation, business development and quality of life. Full Story.

New Local Chamber Leaders


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

  • Kati Henry, Executive Director - Osage Chamber of Commerce: Learn more here.
  • Susie Bormann, Executive Director - Red Oak Chamber and Industry Association: More Information Here.
  • Natalie Close, Executive Director – Centerville-Rathbun Lake Area Chamber of Commerce: Click for More.
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 2017Policy 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.

CONNECT WITH ICCE FOR ALL THE LATEST NEWS
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