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2018 MACE Annual Conference

Last week some ICCE members had the opportunity to experienced another successful MACE conference. A special thank you to Robin Anderson with the Mason City Area Chamber for her leadership in 2017/2018 as the MACE Chair and for making this a great conference for everyone in attendance.

The annual MACE Conference was held May 2-4, 2018 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The Conference offered great speakers and networking with regional states, Minnesota, Nebraska, South & North Dakota, Wisconsin and Iowa. Over 149 MACE members were in attendance with 20 ICCE members representing Iowa. Congratulations to Mike Hofman, Orange City Chamber, and Kativa Weitzel, Mason City Area Chamber, for receiving MACE Scholarships and Sadie Trytten for receiving an ICCE Scholarship.

MACE also recognized award winners in 5 different categories. Iowa had 3 winners – Mason City Area Chamber, for Public Policy of the Year, Downtown Des Moines Chamber, for Event of the Year, and Tiffany Menke, Urbandale Chamber, for Executive of the Year . In addition, the Greater Manchester Area Chamber was nominated for Digital Campaign and the Mason City Area Chamber was nominated for Publication of the Year . Congratulations to all our winners and nominees. The MACE conference is a great way to showcase the great Chambers and ICCE members from Iowa.

Digital Campaign of the Year
Fargo Moorhead Chamber
Event of the Year
Des Moines Downtown Chamber
Public Policy of the Year
Mason City Chamber
Publication of the Year
Brookings Area Chamber
Executive of the Year
Tiffany Menke, Urbandale Chamber
ACCE Conference: July 17-20, 2018
Still Time to Register & Save

ICCE is working with the Greater Des Moines Partnership to welcome ACCE members to Des Moines. Please help us by volunteering to welcome over 1,000 ACCE members. See the letter from ACCE with conference information, the cost of joining ACCE and the cost of the conference.  

Volunteer information, schedules and locations will be coming in the June newsletter. 
Best of Luck!
ICCE wants to wish Linda Washburn, Executive Director with the Glenwood Area Chamber, the very best as she moves on to a new opportunity. Linda was a long time ICCE Member and was a past ICCE Board Member as well as a past ICCE Chair. Please take time to congradulate Linda and wish her well in her new endeavor as she leaves the Chamber of Glenwood after 18 years of service. 

Best of luck to you Linda. ICCE will miss you!

Clive Chamber of Commerce
Kristy Schmidt, Executive Director,
ICCE looks forward to your involvement!

Thank you to each region for holding these informational meetings. Please continue to schedule and confirm meeting dates, times and locations with Shar Pardubsky, ICCE Executive Director. These meetings are known to be very informative for everyone and some regions are holding meetings every other month. They are a great opportunity to meet and discuss issues within your region as well as within your Chamber.

Fall Conference

October 3 – 5, 2018

Watch for information regarding the 2018 ICCE Fall Conference hosted by the Centerville/Rathbun Chamber at Honey Creek Resort. The Conference committee is working to confirm the speakers and the program. 

Natalie Close, Executive Director with the Centerville/Rathbun Chamber has planned a great time on the lake to see some great history in the Centerville area. Mark your calendars now!

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 W EBINAR: August 23rd, @10am
Part 4 of 4: Why Members Leave Us and How we Can Make Them Stay
Please contact Shar Pardubsky or Chamber Discoveries to learn more about the Danube Cruise.
Remember this is a great non-dues revenue opportunity for your chambers.
Danube River Cruise

October 17-25, 2018

There is still time to register for the ICCE Danube River Cruise. 

Questions please contact Shar Pardubsky at , or 515-240-8785
Regional Entrepreneur Event
Thursday, May 17

When: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Where: Tycoga Vineyard & Winery, 2585 195th St. DeWitt, IA 52742

Hear from other local entrepreneurs and their pathways to success!
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Cedar Rapids, Coralville, Iowa City hope new incentive fosters development
Younkers closures could cost Iowa 800 jobs. But will the retail sector notice?
Storm Lake, Lakeside on Opportunity Zones nominee list
Michael Jordan on Association Fundamentals
Why are negotiations over Iowa tax cuts taking so long? Here are the sticking points.
Main Street Iowa Honors go to Mason City, Charles City, an Franklin County
Apply now for Main Street Iowa’s 2018 Open 4 Business Contest
County voters pass hotel-motel tax, elect Dirksen
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
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 - Marshalltown 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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