What's Your Story?

Hello from Washington, Iowa! I'm excited to introduce myself as a new board member with ICCE and look forward to serving and connecting on a more meaningful level. I hope to meet many of you next week at the One Day Conference featuring speaker Kyle Sexton as he helps us 'Tell Your Chamber Story'.

Kyle is going to help us break through the clutter and craft our message, but we can't all tell the same story. Each Chamber is unique and we have all found different success stories that help us serve our communities.

In my five years serving the Chamber of Commerce, I have learned that there is a lot of ambiguity about what our organization offers the community, which is why telling our story is a huge part of being successful in our profession. If you don't mind, I'd like to share 3 simple tools that I keep in mind when answering the question, 'What do you do?    

Michelle Redlinger
Michelle Redlinger
Executive Director
Washington Chamber of Commerce

Kyle Sexton - Speaker LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER 
April 12, 2017: 9 am - 4 pm

ICCE Fall Conference
September 20-22, 2017
Leadership Iowa Nominations
Due May 1!

The deadline is approaching quickly to submit nominations for Leadership Iowa, a premier statewide issues awareness program provided by the Iowa Association of Business and Industry Foundation.

Learn more about the Leadership Iowa program and nominate someone you know or yourself at LeadershipIowa.com.
Business Horizons Applications

Business Horizons is currently accepting applications from Iowa high school students (grades 9-12) for the 2017 program to be held June 25-29.

Visit BusinessHorizonsIowa.com to watch re-cap videos, download applications and nominate students to attend.
ICCE Membership Investment

Thank you to those who have sent in the 2017/2018 membership dues. ICCE appreciates your support and investment.

If your organization has not received your membership dues, please contact Shar Pardubsky ICCE Executive Director at 515-240-8785 or

Thank you to those who applied for an ICCE Scholarship. The winners will be announced at the One Day Conference April 12th. You must be present to receive your scholarship.
ICCE Tuscany Trip
Interested in
traveling the world?
June 1st for Tuscany 2017!

Regional Meetings

Have you been to a regional meeting lately? 
Full details are posted to the event calendar.

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We wish to congratulate Bob Mundt, who has been with the Council Bluffs Chamber for the past 25 years, the very best in his new role as President to the Fox Cities, WI Chamber.

Bob served as ICCE Cha
ir in 1997 and has served on the Chamber Alliance Board.

New Members - New Executives  

Carole Chambers, President/CEO - West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce  

Jan Hoag, Executive Director - Monticello Area Chamber of Commerce  
 Annual Conference
Early Bird Pricing Ends Next Week
for the MACE Annual Conference!
Thank you to the many members who responded to our programs survey.

We had a great response with valuable information on specific benefits our members want. Watch in 2017 as we move forward with your recommendations!

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