As 2016 draws to an end, ICCE has a lot to look forward to in 2017. Celebrating 100 years as an organization is a great accomplishment. We continue to grow and add new opportunities. Our members have the opportunity to learn from one another through our regional meetings, conferences, travel, webinars and by just picking up the phone and calling to get input from one another.

To sum it up here is a note from one of ICCE's past chairs on how he, as a long time Chamber Executive, benefited from ICCE and what it did for him as he moved forward in his career.

Larry J. Waller, ICCE Chair 1986
"I was sorry to have missed the 100 year celebration dinner for ICCE. If I had attended it would have been a great opportunity to tell those in attendance what the organization meant to my chamber career.

When I first attended the meetings I learned a great deal from the big city chamber executives that also attended, such as Jack Wesenburg from Des Moines, John Ireland, Sioux City, Larry Owen, Cedar Rapids and others. This is one reason that I returned to Iowa. I would attend the meetings with staff in order to provide any information that the younger execs might be looking for.

Then of course when I became Chair of ACCE and ICCE Chair, the Iowa Execs attended in mass. ICCE continues to mean a great deal to me even in retirement. I am pleased to see the continued opportunities for all the ICCE members and what it does for each of those execs as they move forward with their career.

Congratulations to ICCE."

Even in retirement, ICCE still means a great deal to those who helped lead us to where we are today. I encourage you to continue to participate not only as the Chamber Executive but also all your staff. We are here to help you, to help make your Chamber and staff stronger, and to learn and grow.

Happy Holidays to all of you from your ICCE Board and Staff.
Shar Pardubsky
Executive Director
Iowa Chamber of Commerce Executives

TUSCANY 2017 - October 18-26

ICCE Tuscany Trip
Would your chamber be interested in traveling with us? 
The travel program has been designed by ICCE to be a revenue generating machine for our members big or small. Members enjoy traveling with a group, earning non-dues revenue and having all activities pre-planned for them. Chamber Discoveries makes it easy!

Contact Shar to see how your chamber  
could be traveling for FREE!
Hosted By Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce  
Waukee Community Center - 675 Walnut Street, Waukee, IA   

Plan to be at this important one day meeting, April 12th, 2017, to brush up on your communication skills and network with chamber leaders from across Iowa.
Watch for more information.
Registration: $75.00
Hotel: $129
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Preliminary Injunction
Blocking Department of Labor's
Overtime Rule

At ICCE's fall conference we heard from Melissa Wright, Community Outreach & Resource Planning Specialist on the Fair Labor Standards Act. A lot has happened since her presentation. As a Chamber Executive and Chamber Staff you need to keep informed on what is happening.

The District Court in Sherman, Texas has granted a preliminary injunction blocking the Department of Labor's new overtime regulation nationwide. The preliminary injunction stops the rule from taking effect on December 1st. Updated information will continue to come from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and ICCE or if you wish to speak with Melissa Wright you can reach her at wright.melissa@dol.gov.

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New Members - New Executives  

Amber Jennings - New Executive Director  
  Regional Meetings

Have you been to a regional meeting lately?

ICCE has launched a series of meetings, one in each region across Iowa, to help garner member input and provide updates between chambers. These meetings give you the opportunity to provide direct input to both ICCE and other chamber staff regarding current issues, efforts, programs and growth within Iowa. 

View the ICCE events calendar, and get involved.  
Hosting ICCE Conferences

If you wish to host an ICCE Conference please go to ICCE website and fill out the registration form. This is a great opportunity to showcase your chamber, community  and bring chamber executives from across the state to your location.

ICCE Content Marketing Webinar  
ICCE Quarterly Webinar Series
Nurturing Your Online Tribe
Thursday, January 12th - 10:00 AM

As you know, your chamber must be using social media and content marketing to consistently reach your members and prospects to maintain top of mind awareness. This is critical top-of-funnel social media work that most chambers are getting very wrong. Matter of fact, most chambers are hurting themselves with every post! 
Learn expert digital tactics from industry expert Frank J. Kenny in a concise online webinar designed specifically for chambers of commerce.  

Click here for more information on the series
and to register now!

Maximizing Membership ROI: 
How to create organizational excellence in the new chamber world
May 3-5, 2017 - Sioux Falls, SD 

As a member of ICCE you automatically enjoy all the benefits of being a member of MACE. The regional chamber consisting of all the state, regional, and local chambers of commerce within the six state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

This unique three day conference will give chamber professionals solutions to build value in your chamber organization. You will learn how building that value will justify a business not only becoming a lifetime member, but also an advocate for the chamber.

 $225 Early Bird Pricing
$134 Hotel Special
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MACE Policy Conference

The 2016 Advocacy Alliance Policy Conference is a wrap, and was a great success. The information learned directly after the election was very informative and chamber leaders left with the tools needed for turning ideas into action.

If you missed the conference check the MACE Facebook page and the MACE website for information.

Click Here to register for the 2017 MACE Annual Conference, to make sure you don't miss it.
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