November 2018
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Show Me the Money!!

ICCE offers a variety of scholarships to members for professional development. Attending a conference is a wonderful way to gain new ideas, meet others and advance your career. 

All are encouraged to apply, even if you have received a previous scholarship. If restrictions apply for a specific scholarship, it is noted on the application. Applicants must be ICCE members in good standing and are required to attend the Annual Meeting on February 20, 2019 where awards will be given.

Applications will be available November 15-December 15, 2018 so mark your calendar and be on the lookout for the application.
Award Recognition!

ICCE will soon be offering a variety of member recognition awards.

Applicants must be ICCE members and are required to attend the Annual Meeting on February 20, 2019 where the awards will be given.

Award applications will be available on the website in the month of November, so be on the lookout for them.
Upcoming Webinar Series

ICCE will be beginning another series of webinars soon. Be sure to watch for information. We have a lot of great ideas planned!
Winter Conference/Annual Meeting

February 20 – 21, 2019

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

Cost: to be announced
Watch for information regarding the conference on the  ICCE website. 

HOTEL RESERVATIONS: Contact Des Moines Savery Hotel  NOW for Hotel reservations. book online.
Cost: $139 per night
Deadline: January 30, 2019
February 20 th - Travel to the capitol for lunch, meet with legislative leadership and your individual legislators. We will hold our Annual Meeting with scholarship recognition along with special recognition of our members, soon to be announced. 

February 21 st - Guest speakers for the day. 
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.
Northwest Iowa Celebrate Completion of U.S. Highway 20 Project
Ames, Council Bluffs, Quad Cities compete for U.S.D.A. facilities
Alliance & Chamber Partners with Iowa Workforce
SBA Sees Iowa Business Loan Numbers Drop, Dollar Amounts Rise
Crystal Group Opens New Iowa HQ, Manufacturing Facility
Five Ideas from the 2018 Iowa Ideas Conference
Small Business Administration says it helped more than 400 businesses last year
Number of downtown Cedar Rapids hotels would triple under proposal
Small Business Bootcamp - Webinar Series
Zankowski earns new role at Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
Rene Gellerman named United Way of QC president, CEO
Being seen online: Chamber continues to offer classes that help businesses grow
Northwest Iowa Development Wins Excellence In Economic Development Award
Veteran Advantage Program
Member News
2019 Chamber Discoveries Pompeii Trip
ICCE will not be offering these trips, but we encourage you to contact our Affiliates, Alan Seibert with Chamber Discoveries, or Leo Liu with Citslinc, who will work directly with you to offer a trip for you and your members. These trips are a great non-dues revenue opportunity.
Chamber Bucks

After visiting with Association Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE), it was expressed, by them, that Chamber Bucks are typically used like gift certificates and most chamber programs have a one year expiration date. It is enforced by making sure your participating business members only accept current Chamber Bucks. If you have any further questions you can go to US Chamber Website Library or ACCE Website libraries.  
Save the Dates

Winter Conference/Annual Meeting,
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
Tourism Awards nominations are now being accepted!
The awards recognize Iowa's most outstanding organizations and individuals and represent the highest honor given for tourism in Iowa. 
Nominations are due by 4 p.m. on Monday, December 3. 
If you are interested in judging award nominations, please contact Jenna Beary .
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
Platinum Affiliate
Gold Affiliate
Mission Statement:
To enhance the Chamber of Commerce industry and profession in the State of Iowa.