Happy New Year
2020 CACCE EVENT SCHEDULE
Be sure to have these dates on your calendar and join your CACCE peers for some great training opportunities:

CACCE Staff Development Conference
April 22 - 24, 2020
Hilton Head Island, SC

CACCE Annual Management Conference
October 28 - 30, 2020
Wrightsville Beach, NC 

We will let you know when the room blocks open for each event.   
 
NORTH CAROLINA CHAMBER UPDATES
January 7, 2020
Durham, NC
Sure to once again attract a sold-out crowd, the NC Chamber and the North Carolina Bankers Association proudly present the 18th Annual Economic Forecast Forum, a gathering of our state's most powerful and influential leaders, to discuss how the state can become a leader in job retention, job creation and quality of life. Join more than 900 business leaders at the 18th annual Economic Forecast Forum January 7 in Durham for a detailed economic forecast from the state's leading economists. Lunch and ample time for networking are included in the agenda .
 
OPEN CHAMBER POSITIONS
Charleston Metro (SC) Chamber
The Chamber is seeking a Creative Design Manager. For more information on this position, please see the CACCE Careers Page.
 
ASSOCIATE MEMBER NEWS
Citslinc
Citslinc           
Citslinc is proud to present a new travel opportunity for your Chamber - JAPAN!  Join Citslinc in 2020 or 2021 to visit Osaka, Nara, Kyoto, Mt. Fuji,and Tokyo.

For more information on the Japan trip, please click here.

Convergent
Convergent Nonprofit Solutions               
The New Year: 6 Ways of Being for 2020 
To help with your reflection here are 6 prompts on "ways to  be "  that can help you set the stage for a great 2020 .

Click here to read the full article.

Indus Travl
Indus Travel                
The destination of the month for Indus Travel is Egypt. Click here for more information on this opportunity!

You can also contact Harish Shroff at harish@indus.travel or call 866-978-2997 x814.

Leadercast
Leadercast                
International Women's Day
With International Women's Day coming up on March 8th, we are seeing some chambers plan women's events around the month of March. A number of them are rebroadcasting our latest women's event as part of their activities. Here is a highlight reel from the event: 
 
 
Please contact Vanessa Dulaney if you are planning events around IWD and are looking for quality content. 
 
Shamgar Consulting
Shamgar Consulting                
Marc Jordan, IOM, CCE, founder of Shamgar Consulting, has announced his 20th Anniversary Tour, in celebration of his successful heart transplant in August 2000, while CEO of the Memphis Chamber. Very reasonable fees for campaign kickoffs, motivational speeches, strategic planning, staff and board retreats, sharing more than 40 years of building organizations and communities. Learn how you and your organization can be more purpose driven. Contact Marc at www.shamgarconsulting.com or call 843-241-2108. 

MEMBER UPDATES
Beaufort Regional (SC) Chamber
Blakely Williams has resigned her position as President & CEO effective January 31, 2020 in order to begin a career in economic development and local government relations with Dominion Energy.  The Chamber has established a search committee and will be using Anissa Starnes with Swingbridge Consulting to fill the position. 
 
Blowing Rock (NC) Chamber
The Chamber recently announced that it will not host SAVOR Blowing Rock in the Spring of 2020.  The Chamber is committed to bringing visitors to town during the "shoulder seasons" and will re-imagine a new SAVOR event over the next year.
 
Greenville (SC) Chamber
Inc. recently announced its second annual Surge Cities list, a guide to the best 50 cities in America for starting a business.  Coming in 33rd on the list is Greenville, SC, which is featured for the first time. 
 
The Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge (NC) 
The Chamber's annual Christmas Gala Fundraiser was held December 5 at the Lake Lure Inn.  Revenue records were the highest in the 25+ year history.  We netted over $23,000, 200 attendee tickets sold, and our auction items were 100% donated and netted over $9,000.
 
Richmond County (NC) Chamber 
The Chamber is pleased to welcome Lauren Brewer, Director of Marketing / Membership, to the staff.
 
Winston-Salem (NC) Chamber 
As the Chamber and Winston-Salem Business Inc. (WSBI) work toward a combination that was approved unanimously by their two boards in October, a new name and executive leadership for the unified economic development organization is being announced.  The unified organization will be called Greater Winston-Salem Inc. and it will be led by Mark Owens, who will serve as its President and CEO.
 
CACCE 110% Give Fund
We'd like to thank these CACCE Chamber Members who included additional funds to their annual membership renewal to help fund event scholarships for our members.