I am looking forward to 2017! I know we are two months into the year, but 2017 has been great already and the next few months are looking better everyday. I spent a week in January at the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Institute for Organization Management in Tucson, AZ, serving on the Board of Regents for Winter Institute. I was asked to increase my involvement on our ICCE Board of Directors as Treasurer/Secretary. And Orange City received the nod to be the starting community for RAGBRAI XLV in July, our first time hosting this event.

2017 is going to be busy! But I know I have the support of our members, community, AND my ICCE colleagues. ICCE has been instrumental in my professional development in the last 9 years. ICCE can be, and should be, your resource for assistance in your daily job as a chamber of commerce professional. Below are a few ways that you can get involved with ICCE, many will be mentioned in more detail in this newsletter. I want to highlight some of things that helped me along the way!

There is only one way to get the full benefit of your membership in ICCE, Get Involved! That sure does sound familiar, doesn't it......

Join us for our 2017 One Day Conference happening April 12. Join us at the Waukee Community Center to hear Kyle Sexton speak. Kyle will present on various topics including: 10-Tiered Membership Mistakes (You Don't Have to Make), Turning Social Media into Business Media, and Telling Your Chamber Story in 2017. Register today! 

Be on the lookout for our upcoming ICCE survey! We will be sending out a survey on the specific benefits of ICCE and what we can do for you. Please take some time to give us your feedback. We value and appreciate your opinions of how we can make ICCE better.

Interested in hosting an ICCE meeting? Brings executives from across the state to your location, and showcase your chamber and community. To host an ICCE conference, click the link and complete the application form.

Follow us on Facebook. Our ICCE Facebook page keeps you informed of upcoming events, new job postings, learning opportunities and much more! Like our page by clicking the link above.   

The best time to get involved is right now!

Mike Hofman
Mike Hofman, IOM
Executive Director
Orange City Chamber of Commerce

April 12, 2017: 9 am - 4 pm 
Hosted By Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce
Waukee Community Center - 675 Walnut Street, Waukee, IA   
Kyle Sexton - Speaker
Telling Your Chamber's Story in 2017 
  Kyle Sexton - Speaker
- 10 Tiered Membership Mistakes
(You Don't Have to Make)
- Turning Social Media Into Business Media
- Telling Your Chambers Story in 2017

Learn the keys of communicating, cutting through the clutter and insights for creating tiered memberships.  

Interested in hosting either the
One Day Conference or Fall Conference?

Bring hundreds of chamber executives from across the state directly to your community and chamber.

To host an ICCE Conference please go to our website and fill out the registration form.

2017/2018 ICCE Membership Investment
ICCE Membership invoices were sent to the billing contact we have on record. If your organization has not received it, please contact Shar Pardubsky, ICCE Executive Director at 515-240-8785.

We appreciate your support and investment into the future of Iowa. Through our communication, conferences, statewide networks and education we connect local chambers to improve our communities. 
  Regional Meetings

Have you been to a regional meeting lately?

The regional meetings provide direct input to both ICCE and other chamber staff regarding current issues, efforts, programs and growth within Iowa.  

ICCE is scheduling these meetings. Full details are posted to the event calendar. Click Here

Keep watching for your opportunity to participate in these important meetings. 
New Members - New Executives  

Shanelle Matus, Executive Director
Sheldon Chamber & Development Corp.

Have you gained any professional credentials recently?

Chamber Executives with IOM status are displayed in the annual meeting program. Make sure your credentials are up to date with and send us your photo as well.

Not sure if you're current, contact Shar Pardubsky at 

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.

TUSCANY 2017 - October 18-26

ICCE Tuscany Trip
Are you interested in traveling with us? 
The travel program has been designed by ICCE to be a revenue generating machine for our members large or small. Enjoy traveling with a group. Earn non-dues revenue. All activities are  pre-planned.

Contact Shar to see how you could be traveling for FREE!
   Annual Conference

Bring your laptop for this great ChamberMaster focused training designed for the members of MACE.They will be taking the most requested support topics and breaking them down in depth. And train you on the best practices and solutions that help your chamber run smoothly.
ChamberMaster Training  
Topics Include: Billing Module batches and reports, Importing to QuickBooks, Events Module pricing/discounts/refunds, Communication Module creating templates and saving groups.
Wednesday May 3: 8:15 - Noon At the Hilton Garden Inn Before the Annual Conference
Registration - $50

Click Here to Attend
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