December 2018
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If you have received new credentials since last years annual meeting you can send the information to Shar Pardubsky, , along with a photo.

ICCE Scholarships Apply Now!

Your budgets should be close to finalized for 2019 and you should be well on your way to a wonderful year filled with lots of ideas for your members. Attending a conference is a great way to brainstorm new ideas for your members and ICCE wants to help you make that possible. ICCE strives to be the preferred choice of Iowa Chamber Executives and staff for professional development and industry enhancement. In that spirit, ICCE is offering scholarships for several conferences. 

Scholarships are available for the U.S. Chamber Institute program, the MACE Annual Conference, the ICCE Fall Conference, and the ACCE Annual Conference. Applicants must be ICCE members in good standing and are required to attend the Annual Meeting on February 20, 2019 where the scholarships will be presented. 

All are encouraged to apply even if you have received a previous scholarship. Any scholarship restrictions are noted on the application. 

Applications are due December 15, 2018 and will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee.
Webinar Series:
Part 1 of 4:
Why Don't They Get it?

This session reveals the communication gaps that often exist between chamber staff and small business members, and offers tips for closing the gaps so you can better communicate value to this important segment of your membership.

Date: January 24, 10am 11am
Winter Conference/Annual Meeting:
"Enhancing Efficiency for Your Chamber"

February 20 21, 2019

Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel, 401 Locust, Des Moines, Iowa. 
Hosted by Des Moines Downtown Chamber

Early Bird:
One Day: $100
Both Days: $125
Deadline: February 1, 2019

HOTEL RESERVATIONS: Contact Des Moines Savery Hotel  NOW for Hotel reservations. book online.
Cost: $139 per night
Deadline: January 30, 2019
February 20 th W e will meet at the capitol for lunch, followed by meeting with the legislative leadership and your individual legislators. That evening we will hold our annual meeting where we will recognize scholarship winners and present the following awards: Event of the Year, Publication of the Year, and Chamber of the Year. Be sure to follow the links to make submission for the chance to receive an award.

February 21 st Sessions:
  • Turning “To Do” to “Done”, Improving Your Personal Productivity – Presented by ATW Training Solutions. 
  • Media Relations Session: “Latest Tools and Strategies” – Greater Des Moines Partnership Marketing & Communications Team
  • Guest Speaker Dr. Bill Withers

Full Agenda forthcoming

Regional Meetings

Regions throughout the state continue to hold these very informative meetings. If you have not attended one, you are missing out on great discussion and information relating to your region, chambers and ICCE.

Remember to schedule your regional meetings and contact Shar Pardubsky with dates, time and location.
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Member News
Welcome New Members & Executives
New chamber member – Clarion Chamber & Development,
Ali Disney, Executive Director, Clarion Chamber & Development
Jeannie Wortman, Executive Director, Missouri Valley Chamber
Save the Dates

February 20 & 21, 2019
Hosted by Des Moines Downtown Chamber

MACE Annual Conference , May 1 3, 2019

Fall Conference, October 9 11, 2019
Hosted by Spencer Chamber of Commerce
ICCE 2018-2019 Board of Directors
Mike Hofman, Chair - Orange City Chamber
Travis Toliver, Vice Chair - Waverly Chamber
Deb Bengston, Secretary/Treasurer - Adel Partners Chamber
Lynn Olberding, Past Chair - Marshalltown Area Chamber
Shar Pardubsky - Executive Director
Jill Ackerman, Marion Chamber
Blain Andera, Spirit Lake Chamber
Maureen Miller, Clinton Area Chamber
Kurt Phillips, Boone County Chamber
Michelle Redlinger, Washington Chamber
Julie Cooper Todtz, Ankeny Area Chamber
Mark Wicks, Charles City Chamber
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