January 2019
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Happy New Year, ICCE Members!
 We hope 2019 is a prosperous year for each of you.
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 have a presentation on "Power Up Iowa." Following the presentation 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

Membership Recognition Awards
Deadline: January 15
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
Regional Meetings

Please go to ICCE web site for upcoming regional meetings. Remember if you have not scheduled one please contact Shar with a date and notify your regional members.
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State tax credits awarded to businesses in Pella and Ankeny
Why a strong Iowa economy is putting the hurt on the state's private colleges and universities
Department: More than 340 Iowa schools are struggling
Iowa school districts count on Legislature to extend 1% sales tax
11 Iowa City Area Development Projects to Watch in 2019
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Member News
Scholarship Application

Thank you for those of you who submitted your application for an ICCE Scholarship. Reminder you must be in attendance to the February 20 th conference to receive your scholarship. They will be announced at the annual meeting


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

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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Mission Statement:
To enhance the Chamber of Commerce industry and profession in the State of Iowa.