CACCE August 2020 E-Newsletter
COVID-19 Resources and Updates
CACCE has a COVID-19 resource page on our website that houses local, state, and federal updates.

One important aspect of the page are the samples that have been provided by your CACCE peers. Below are what your peers are doing with regard to the pandemic and recovery efforts in their communities:

  • Link - Greater Durham Chamber - Back on the Bull Campaign

Be sure to keep sending us samples that you'd like for us to share!

Click here for ACCE's 60 Sponsorship Ideas in 60 minutes session, and click here to learn more about their Future of Chambers Summit. You can also find out more on their Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Division by clicking here.

Click here for the latest article from Bob Harris - From Virus to Value.

Click here for Institute's Resource Center with their Summer Webinar Series videos and supporting materials.
Associate Member News
We are proud to welcome a new CACCE Associate Member this month:

Annette Medlin, Membership Engagement Specialist

Annette's new company can help chambers with their member engagement strategies. Please click here for the webinar we recently held with Annette on how she can help your chamber.
Looking for a webinar for your members?
We all know that stress levels are at an ALL time high right now, so Anissa Starnes with Swingbridge Consulting has created a very affordable webinar for our chamber members.
Please click here for more information.
CACCE Member News
Aiken Chamber
Chamber members put smiles on the faces of Aiken Public School District's first-time teachers recently when they were each presented with $50 and an SRP tote full of surprises as part of the Chamber's New Educator Welcome. You may have heard the applause coming from Aiken High School where they were assembled this year. Click here to see the list of sponsors for the program.
Greenville Chamber
The Chamber is proud to offer the 4th Annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit as a VIRTUAL conference this year scheduled for October 20, 2020 with the theme of " Amplify the I." We'd like to share this opportunity with our CACCE members. Please click here for the 2020 Summit Chamber Partnership Packet. For more information, please contact Liz Horton at 864-242-1050 or
Holly Springs Chamber
Chante Pickard has decided to resign as Executive Director of the Chamber. Board Member Karen Shore will serve as Interim Executive Director while a search for a new Executive Director is underway.
Little River Chamber
The Chamber is cancelling our fall festival that was scheduled for October 10-11, 2020. We had combined the World Famous Blue Crab Festival normally held in May with the Little River ShrimpFest that is traditionally held the 2 nd week-end of October. Unfortunately, due to the continued health crisis, we find no alternative but to cancel the event and look forward to a brighter 2021. The health and safety of our community is our top priority .
Myrtle Beach Area Chamber
The Chamber's mission for our Diversity Equity & Inclusion Council is to promote growth and enhance community awareness about the value and advantages of creating and sustaining diverse and inclusive businesses and workplace environments. Diversity is defined as any respect in which people or groups may differ, including race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, ability status, and veteran status. Our goals are to encourage entrepreneurship, support the growth and development of businesses owned by individuals from underrepresented and marginalized groups, cultivate diversity leadership by providing resources and services for our diverse business community and help the community recognize the importance of all consumers. We have recently launched a monthly education series entitled EVOLVE ( Educated Voices on Leading and Valuing Equity ). The seminars to be offered are: DEI 101: Business Case for Diversity (July), Generations at Work (August), Implicit Bias (September), Microaggression (October), DE&I Strategic Planning for your Business (November). The Council is also looking at utilizing Focus Groups to better understand unmet needs in our community and how the MBACC can assist moving forward.  
The Chamber for a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro continues to grow. With 30 partner Chambers, has now helped Chamber members source 85,000 gloves, 38,000 masks, and 40,000 ozs of sanitizer. The program is now expanding to partner with an additional ten South Carolina and North Carolina Chambers. There is no cost to join and a small revenue share for chambers who participate .
Triangle East Chamber
The Triangle East Economic Development Foundation was proud to create a Business in Need Grant in order to provide advertising avenues for small businesses facing challenges due to COVID-19. Applications were open to any small business in Johnston County. Four local media groups -- Country Superstars 102.3, InterState Outdoor, Johnston Now Magazine, and the Johnstonian News -- partnered with the Foundation to match the grant amount of $500 in order to support the recipients. Thirteen small businesses in the county were chosen and will work with their selected advertising company to reach customers .

Additionally, the Chamber helped to stimulate our local economy in the COVID-19 recovery through restaurant vouchers. The Chamber's Annual Meeting and 50th Anniversary Celebration was postponed due to COVID regulations and revamped into a virtual event. The Annual Meeting ordinarily features a catered dinner; since this was not possible, the Chamber purchased vouchers in the amount of $10.00 each from local restaurants and distributed them to ticket holders. Recipients were encouraged to support the restaurants by spending additional funds when using their voucher. Grants, grant matches, and vouchers have brought, to date, $22,200 to our businesses. Collaborative efforts like these between the Chamber, our members, and our businesses are helping our local economy during this difficult time.