CACCE October 2020 E-Newsletter
CACCE 2020 Virtual Annual Conference
Join Us in October!

We are excited to offer a virtual learning experience for our members this month with our CACCE Virtual Annual Conference. Please see below the details of our new event:
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 1:30pm to 5:30pm
  • Replace Your Event Revenue with Forever Revenue
  • Talent Pipeline / Gap Analysis Session
  • Chamber Programming Reality Check
  • HAPPY HOUR (optional)
Friday, October 30, 2020 - 8:30am to 11:30am
  • 2-Page Strategic Plan
  • Breakout Sessions: Road to Recovery, Membership Solutions, or Technology Trends
  • Facilitator Highlights from Breakout Sessions
  • Lessons Learned in Leadership on the Appalachian Trail

To register for the event, please CLICK HERE.
CACCE Webinar - Total Resource Campaigns
Total Resource Campaigns -
What Are They?

Wednesday, October 21 - 10:00am

Join us for this free, one-hour webinar with our friend Jason Ebey with YGM Total Resource Campaigns as he explains how these types of campaigns can increase your chamber’s non-dues revenue by 200-800%. From leadership and program development, to financial resources and volunteer involvement, a total resource campaign can be the recipe for your success. Learn how these programs can breathe new life into your programs and increase the involvement of your members in your chamber activities and increase your revenue.

You must register to participate in this free webinar. CLICK HERE to register for the event.
Associate Member News
In August, 365° Total Marketing added Kelly Smith, a rising star in marketing, to its already stellar team. Smith, who serves as the firm’s Digital Marketing & Agency Manager, comes to 365° with exceptional experience. She worked previously with Miles Partnership in Denver, and most recently, Smith served as the Senior Director of Marketing for the Golden Isles Convention & Visitors Bureau. As the lead digital marketing strategist, Smith works directly with clients to plan and optimize digital marketing tactics with measurable results. She also works with 365°’s agency clients as a project manager, helping to implement marketing strategies across all platforms and media types.
With 40 years successfully managing experiences in the travel industry, Leo Liu is the owner and founder of Citslinc International Inc. located in California. He has worked with over 1,200 chambers in all 50 states and handles up to 20,000 chamber passengers annually. CLICK HERE for more information.
When you're ready to offer travel programs to your members again, please contact Leo at 949-637-6688 or

Convergent's recent podcast included a discussion of managing virtual and hybrid feasibility studies and capital campaigns today. From virtual campaign kick-offs to Zoom meeting tips, Convergent's experienced fundraisers provide practical advice and real-life stories of how they have overcome challenges to run successful campaigns. Click here to listen.
ACCE Chamber Executive Magazine Article
"Major Funding Asks Through the Pandemic and Beyond"
Click here for article

New Webinar Opportunity
Tuesday, October 27 - 11am to Noon
"Finding New Funding Sources During COVID-19 and Beyond"
Click here for registration
CACCE Member News
Aiken Chamber
A geofenced social media and Google ad words campaign being used by the Chamber to promote Aiken as an excellent place to live, work and play is successfully wrapping up after a three-year run. The campaign aggressively targeted the Washington D.C. metro area, including Fort Meade, Maryland, and Fort Belvoir, Virginia, where individuals potentially relocating to the area with the growth of the cyber industry corridor were working before being transferred to our region. Click here for a video that was produced in early 2020 from the campaign.

Tom Barkin, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, will be the keynote speaker at October’s First Friday Means Business breakfast.
Avery County Chamber
The Chamber's Golf Classic will be held Friday, October 16 at the Mountain Glen Golf Club in Newland, NC.
Blowing Rock Chamber
The Chamber recently hosted our annual Partner Appreciation Dinner in person. We followed NC guidelines and had less than 50 attendees and outside for heavy hors d oeuvres and drinks. It was a beautiful evening had by all!

We are also partnering with area Chambers: Ashe, Avery, Boone Area, Banner Elk, and Caldwell to host a Grow with Google Series. These will be 5 one-hour sessions online throughout this fall. Demming Bass is leading these.

Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge
The only event we are holding is the Chamber Chat via FB on the first Friday at noon and 3rd Monday’s at 4:00. We are planning a Holiday Tree Lighting the day after Thanksgiving – it will be live, and we hope to have carolers there, too.
Charleston Metro Chamber
The Chamber has released Talent 2020 & Beyond, a report focused on a skills-first approach to meeting the Charleston region's workforce needs. With the disruption of 2020, the region has experienced a drastic swing from record high to record low unemployment and is now facing a new challenge - how to get people back to work and advance economic recovery.

The Chamber is excited to partner with the Columbia and Greenville Chambers on the inaugural SC Leadership Exchange, a four-day, virtual conference in November where leaders from South Carolina's three largest metros will come together to have dialogues and build connections across the state.

The Chamber will host their Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference virtually on October 13-15. The Chamber is creating a space to listen, learn and take action on the importance of diversity in the workplace. We will spend three days journeying together in a virtual conference with the goal of leading our region's business community in creating a diverse and inclusive workforce where opportunities and resources are equitable for all. Each day will feature a thought-provoking keynote speaker along with breakout sessions and work groups. At the end of the conference, you will be equipped with the resources you need to undertake the DE&I journey within your own organization.

Clayton Chamber
The Chamber is hosting our first fully in-person event since COVID in October. The first annual Clayton Chamber of Commerce "Clays for Commerce" clay shooting tournament, presented by RiverWild, will be held on October 16, 2020 from 10am to noon. The event will feature a fun day of Sport Clay Shooting at Drake Landing in Fuquay-Varina. On Drake Landing's Sporting Clays course, participants will flow through 13 stations each laid out in natural surroundings with rolling hills, woods, and ponds, creating a realistic setting.
Columbia Chamber
The Chamber has two positions open in their Partner Relations Department - a Partner Relations Coordinator and Sales Representative. For more information, please see the CACCE Careers page.
Garner Chamber
We will be holding a Virtual Connect Conference consisting of (4) sessions over (4) weeks - October 22, 29 and November 5, 12. We will be using Zoom.

Greater Cayce - West Columbia Chamber
CACCE is pleased to welcome Tim James, President & CEO, and the Greater Cayce - West Columbia Chamber as our newest CACCE member.
Greater Chapin Chamber
Paul Sadler has been named the new President & CEO of the Chamber.
Greenville-Pitt County Chamber
The Chamber recently held their Small Business Awards event. To see an example of how this event was run, please click here for the video. You can move it to 15:30 as the first 15 minutes showed a sponsor slideshow prior to the event starting so should people log on early, they had something to see/hear.
Greenwood Chamber
Swingbridge Partners has been retained to manage the executive search for a new President/CEO for the Chamber. Please see the CACCE Career page for more information.

The Chamber in partnership with Greenwood City & County Councils, is excited to launch a Small Business Micro-Grant Program to benefit local small businesses. The Chamber is working to distribute $150,000 to local small businesses who may be facing financial hardship brought on by the trials of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Myrtle Beach Area Chamber
The Chamber will be hosting B2B Connects via Zoom on October 6 and a Women & Wine Wednesday via Zoom on October 14. Virtual Market Updates & Coffee Chats – continuous series to get brief updates on the state of the market as well as have conversations on timely topics. Includes opportunity for education and networking. Bi-weekly series. Using Zoom and Facebook Live. Not published yet but working on a COVID readiness workshop with an investor to give a tour/use a pre-recorded video to show what they implemented that works. The video will highlight their modified operations and changes they have made regarding traffic patterns, plexiglass to separate people, how to create no or low-touch check-in, providing hand sanitizing stations, staff policies, elevator and mask policies. Using Zoom with screen-sharing. We will continue with our webinar series, as well. We are now holding in person ribbon cutting ceremonies, as well as our Leading Business of the Month and Nonprofit of the Month presentations.
OneSpartanburg, Inc.
The Spartanburg Chamber, Economic Futures Group, and Convention & Visitors Bureau recently restructured to become OneSpartanburg, Inc. Click here to view our brand reveal video, and our new website can be found here.
Rowan County Chamber
The Chamber is pleased to announce that the "Local Super Heroes" Campaign was successful with 51 new members vs. a goal of 50 new members during the 30-day campaign. New member investments were $19,600 vs. a goal of $17,500, and total investments of over $79,368.
Triangle East Chamber
The Chamber launched the JoCo Candidates Connection in September. This online platform will connect our candidates for the US House and Senate, the NC House and Senate, County Commissioners, and Johnston County School Board with Johnston County voters. Each candidate has been invited to upload video responses to our questions, allowing voters to get to know each candidate and their views on important issues. At their own pace, voters will be able to use this resource until Election Day. The JoCo Candidates Connection will provide our residents with access to the knowledge they need to make informed decisions in November.
Wilmington Chamber
We are working with UNC Wilmington, the city, the county, Cape Fear Community College’s Small Business Center and the SBTDC to host a virtual MED Week beginning on October 5. We have served on the planning committee which has identified partners to provide programming for Minority-owned Enterprises. In previous years, the program lasted only a day and a half. This year, programming will start on Monday and go through Saturday morning.

Additionally, we are hosting our 2nd annual 40 Under 40 event in partnership with the Star News. The inaugural event was very well received. This year, due to the pandemic, we are producing a video recognizing all 40 winners, as well as our sponsors and judges. We will provide gift bags for the winners, sponsors and ticket purchasers which will include libations and snacks, as well as coupons from various chamber members. We will premier the video on October 22 at 5:30pm.
Zebulon Chamber
We will hold our Annual Meeting virtually. Olde Raleigh Distillery will be opening in our Downtown later this year. As a way to highlight them, we will host the virtual Annual Meeting from their space.