February 4, 2019
Produced by the Mid-America Chamber Executives

Date: May 1-3, 2019
Location: Hilton Garden Inn – Sioux Falls, SD
Early Bird Cost: $235 or Register 3 get the 4 thFREE
Early Bird Price ends April 10.
Chambermaster Training

Managing your Prospects with ChamberMaster:  
  • Populating your database with prospects 
  • Setup “Sales Funnel” Standard & Custom Fields 
  • Develop a Touch Point Program using Projects/Tasks
  • Review Prospect Reports 
 
Measure Member Engagement with ChamberMaster:
  • Calculate & Review Retention Rates/Lapse Rates 
  • Analyze Joins/Drops Reasons
  • Review Member Engagement Statistics
  • Review Communications/Interactions
  • Using Forms/Survey to Measure Member Satisfaction
 
Communications…it’s not just about Emails:
  • Using the ChamberMaster Blog functionality
  • Logging Notes/Reminders
  • Sending/Logging eReferrals
  • Lead Management
  • Using Smart Text
Did you Know?

The Soviet satellite Sputnik IV fell out of orbit in 1962 and while most of it burned up on re-entry, a 20-pound piece of debris crashed to the ground in Manitowoc.
Despite smaller footprint, Kimberly-Clark still commands attention of the Fox Cities

Consumer products giant Kimberly-Clark Corp. is no longer the dominant force of the Fox Cities economy that it once was..."They're smaller, but they're still a very important part of our community," said Peter Thillman, vice president of economic development at the Fox Cities Regional Partnership and Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce.
Report: Foxconn may drop manufacturing as part of drastic rethinking of Racine County campus

F oxconn Technology Group is radically rethinking its Racine County project, scaling back or dropping completely the advanced liquid crystal display panels it planned to manufacture, Reuters reported Wednesday...'Am I worried? ... No' Timothy Sheehy, president of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, expressed confidence Wednesday that Foxconn will continue to invest in Wisconsin even as the nature of the investment changes.
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Institute

Institute for Organization Management (Institute) is the premier continuing education experience for chamber professionals. Since 1921, the Institute program has educated and empowered chamber executives with the knowledge and skills they need to be leaders in their organizations and industry.

The Institute curriculum is comprised of four week-long sessions. Each session is five days and is offered at five locations across the country annually. With courses on topics such as advocacy, media training, membership, finance, legal issues, human resources, and much more, Institute ultimately educates participants on all facets of running an association. To view a full listing of course offerings, click here .  

MACE POLL
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Survey Says:
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CLEAR LAKE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LEADER TO RETIRE IN JUNE

The leader of a North Iowa Chamber of Commerce is getting ready to retire. After 7 years, Tim Coffey, the President and CEO of the Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce, is stepping down on June 1st.
Quad-Cities Chamber of Commerce announces 2019 priorities

A competitive business climate, support for economic growth and investments in infrastructure, education and workforce top the list of issues the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce will push with legislators in 2019.
Rep. Lippert co-authors bill to expand paid family and medical leave

Now in control of the House, Minnesota Democrats have made paid family and medical leave one of its top priorities in the 2019 session, and Northfield's District 20B Rep. Todd Lippert is in the thick of it...Now in control of the House, Minnesota Democrats have made paid family and medical leave one of its top priorities in the 2019 session, and Northfield's District 20B Rep. Todd Lippert is in the thick of it.
In Business: Bohnen recognized for leadership

Teresa Bohnen, president of the St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce, was recognized by the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Executives for her leadership as the 2017-18 chair of the MCCE board of directors.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce committed to assisting businesses

As we begin a new year here in Central Nebraska, I want to take this opportunity to fill you in on a few of my thoughts and what is taking place within your Grand Island Chamber of Commerce. First, we have much to be thankful for, as we all have the privilege to live in a wonderful part of our great nation!
A little more about the next chamber president

Obviously, the big news this week in the chamber is the announcement of the hiring of the next chamber president. Late last week, the chamber’s Board of Directors unanimously accepted the recommendation of the Search Committee to hire Jeanne Schieffer as the next president of the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce.
The February Bridge is Here

The February edition of The Bridge is ready for reading! This month, check out highlights, takeaways and photos from State of the Cities , Women Connect with Rachel Hollis, get the details for the upcoming Economic Outlook Forum , read about Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley , and of course, find the latest Chamber news and events.  Read it online or visit our archives today to find out more!  
Economic fears follow Shopko store closures in S.D. small towns

The pending closure of ShopKo department stores may have devastating effects on six South Dakota small towns that will suffer job losses, decreased access to basic necessities and reductions in sales-tax collections that could limit municipal services...“It’s going to be a huge trickle-down effect,” said Doom, who also heads the Wagner Chamber of Commerce.
Community Members Want Community Center

A group of 50 Vermillion citizens didn't know what to expect as it gathered Monday night to hear from a local representative of the Integrated Community Action Planning Group (ICAP) and a consultant from the architectural firm of Koch Hazard from Sioux Falls about its findings regarding the construction of a new community center in Vermillion...ICAP was established in 2015 with representatives from the city of Vermillion, Clay County, the University of South Dakota, the Vermillion School District and the Vermillion Chamber and Development Corporation.
Free Wi-Fi Available in Downtown Montgomery

The Wind Creek Wi-Fi Network, a high speed network available free to the public, officially goes live today for visitors, residents and businesses in downtown Montgomery thanks to a partnership between Wind Creek Hospitality, the Riverfront Foundation and the City of Montgomery.
NATIVE AMERICAN JOBS:   Greg’s 100% Native-owned construction company worked on the Line 3 Replacement Project in Wisconsin and hopes to support Native employment in Minnesota. He knows from his work just how safe pipelines really are. “It’s gonna benefit our people, everyone’s people, to move forward.”  LISTEN:
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