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April 5, 2018 One Day Conference/Annual Meeting
Thank You

Thank you to all who attended the April 5 th ICCE Conference. We had a record attendance and our speaker Bob Harris left all of us with some very valuable and helpful information.
Thank you to Jay Byers, President/CEO with the Greater Des Moines Partnership for the update on the ACCE Conference coming to Des Moines July 17-20, 2018. Make your reservations now, and lets have a great Iowa representation. Watch for volunteer opportunities.

A very special thank you to our host the Newton Area Chamber of Commerce, the Iowa Speedway and our sponsors. As mentioned many times we couldn’t hold these conferences for our members without the continued support of our sponsors.  
Learning from Bob Harris:
Welcome Letter from 2018-2019 Chair, Mike Hofman

Hello ICCE members and staff!

I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself as your incoming ICCE Chair. For those that do not know me my name is Mike Hofman and I am the Executive Director for the Orange City Chamber of Commerce. I have been with the Orange City Chamber for 10 years now (where does the time go?) after 20+ years in restaurant management. 

Mike Hofman, IOM
Executive Director
Orange City Chamber of Commerce
Congratulations to all our scholarship winners.

The Paulette Franklin Memorial Iowa Chamber of Commerce Executives Conference:
Kathy Rollefson, Forest City
Lynn Scarlett, Nevada

Mid America Chamber of Commerce Executives Conference (MACE):
Rachel Huisman, Decorah
Sadie Trytten, FuseDM

Institute for Organizational Management, Staff Partnership Scholarship:
Jill Ackerman, Marion

Institute for Organizational Management:
Amber Jennings, Garner
Shelly Oltmans, Keokuk

American Chamber of Commerce Executives:
Robin Anderson, Mason City
Melinda Behn, Waukee
Nikki Dillon, Eldridge
Brenda Easster, Indianola
Mike Hofman, Orange City
Christian Lutz, Independence
Kurt Phillips, Boone
Jeana Schultz, Urbandale 
Darian Sloat, Fairfield
Mark Wicks, Charles City
ACCE Scholarships offered by American Chamber of Commerce Executives

You have an opportunity to apply for ACCE Scholarships.

Faye DeKam - Hull Chamber of Commerce
Lynsi Pasutti - Perry Chamber of Commerce
Cary Darrah, Interim President/CEO - Cedar Valley Alliance
Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance
  • Doug Neumann, President/CEO
Kalona Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Kaylin Browkaw, Executive Director
ICCE looks forward to your participation.

Webinar Series

Thank you to those of you who have registered for the ICCE Webinar Series. We hope you have found them beneficial. If you registered and were unable to attend the live series, there will be a link provided to you so you can view it at your convenience. If you have not registered and wish to take part in the series please contact Shar Pardubsky to register.  You must register at least 24 hours before the next series.

NEXT WEBINAR: April 26th, @10am
Part 3 of 4: The VOI of Membership is Greater Than the ROI
Please contact Shar Pardubsky or Chamber Discoveries and we will visit with you regarding the Danube Cruise.
Remember this is a great non-dues revenue opportunity for your chambers.
Danube River Cruise


Cruise set to sail one day later

October 17-25, 2018

IMPORTANT: Please your register before the end of April. Don’t miss the boat. It's a great revenue generator. $200 for each traveler, and after the 10th traveler, get the 11th free.

Information regarding the new cruise line and the trip itself, can be found in the link below. 

All costs remain the same. 
Ivanka Trump's Iowa visit emphasizes workforce development
Iowa's Unemployment Rate Steady at 2.9 Percent
Downtown Des Moines poised for hotel building boom
Iowa City Chamber of Commerce now accepting Bitcoin
Rumler takes helm of Quad-Cities Chamber
As steel companies celebrate, trade war talk worries makers of cars, planes and whiskey
Knoxville Chamber of Commerce Announces New Executive Director
Field of Dreams home becoming 'hotel' destination
Bill would change redistricting process for Iowa county boards of supervisors
These counties will be the first to receive Iowa's new license plates
Save the Dates

These important conferences are the best way for you to network with other chamber professionals from across the state. They also give you the latest information, best practices and cutting edge programming. Make sure to flag your calendar, register and attend!
2018 ACCE Conference, July 16-20, 2018, hosted by Greater Des Moines Partnership

Fall Conference, October 3-5, 2018, hosted by Centerville/Rathbun Area Chamber of Commerce
MACE Annual Conference

May 2-4, 2018 - Enterprising Chambers, Sioux Falls South Dakota
This unique three day conference will give chamber professionals solutions to build value in their 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.
ICCE 2018-2019 Board of Directors
Mike Hofman, Chair - Orange City Chamber
Travis Toliver, Vice Chair - Waverly Chamber
Sadie Trytten, Secretary/Treasurer - FuseDSM
Lynn Olberding, Past Chair - Clear Lake Area Chamber
Shar Pardubsky - Executive Director
Jill Ackerman, Marion Chamber
Blain Andera, Spirit Lake Chamber
Deb Bengtson, Adel Partners 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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