PACP FEBRUARY 2021 E-NEWSLETTER
Connector Street for Enterprise - PACP Webinar

Thursday, February 25 - 10:00am 
 
Join us as we hear from our newest PACP Vendor Member - Connector Street Inc.  We'll hear from Andrea Tinianow about their "Connector Street for Enterprise" program. This new program empowers chambers of commerce to make impactful introductions (and referrals) in the moment, and then to track and follow up on the connections made across the organization. The program consists of an app and dashboard. The dashboard enables chamber leadership to download custom branding and intro messages onto the app, as well perform analytics on the connections. Chamber leadership and members use the app to make intros in just a few clicks.

You must register to participate in this free webinar. CLICK HERE to register for the event.

Click here for their latest blog post - How to Create a Culture that Fosters Introductions, Connections, and Referrals.
 
PA CHAMBER ARTICLE 
PA Chamber
Pro-Growth Policies Needed to Move Pennsylvania's Economy Forward
Gene Barr, President and CEO
 
The 2021-22 legislative session is officially underway, and this week marks the start of the state's budget process for the upcoming fiscal year.  In just another example of how the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the way in which traditional events occur, this year's budget address will be delivered virtually by Gov. Wolf via a pre-recorded video
 
CLICK HERE to read the full article.   
 
GROW PA UPDATES
Grow PA Grow PA: Statewide Strategies to Get Connected

If you would like to share innovative ongoing work in your community, suggest research topics for consideration or host a gathering, please contact Liz Ferry at lferry@chamberphl.com.

PACP VENDOR MEMBER UPDATES
So many chambers do strategic planning in January and February, and YGM has provided information that will hopefully help reframe and refocus those planning sessions. YGM's latest blog post focuses on how Strategic Planning Starts with Strategic Thinking. The second in the 'TRC Talks: Ideas & Inspiration' interview series delved deeper into strategic thinking with Kelly Hall, CCE, IOM, President/CEO of the Longview (TX) Chamber of Commerce

PACP MEMBER UPDATES
African American Chamber of Western PA
The Chamber will host a PowerBreakfast Meeting on February 19.  Attendees will learn about the partnership between the Chamber and the US Small Business Administration.
Alle Kiski Strong Chamber 
The Chamber has moved to a new location - 1525 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights, PA.
Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County
The Chamber (CBICC) and the Centre County Industrial Development Corporation (CCIDC) recently announced that longtime President and CEO, Vern Squier, will be retiring from his position with the organization late this year, time being dependent upon search outcomes.  Squier will play a key role ensuring a smooth transition.  A national search for his replacement is underway. 
Greencastle-Antrim Chamber
The Chamber's Board of Directors named Valerie Meyers as Executive Director at their January meeting.  Valerie has been with the Chamber since 2015 serving as the Executive Assistant and took on the role of Interim Director when the position was vacated by Georgina Cranston in June 2020.
The Main Line Chamber 
The Chamber will host its annual Summit on Business Impact and Volunteerism on February 11. The event will feature a conversation with leaders of the Philadelphia Zoo president and CEO Vikram H Dewan and Board Chairman F William McNabb III, America's First Zoo, stressing the importance of Board engagement for nonprofits and also highlighting the impact that employees from for-profit companies can have on their communities. Attendees will participate in breakout discussions focused on the roles that companies play in supporting their communities and strategies relating to the business case for corporate social responsibility.
NATIONAL PARTNER UPDATES
ACCE
 
Click here to register for ACCE's Annual Sales Training Conference to take place virtually March 11-12.
 
Click here to view ACCE's recent webinar on CEO Careers in the Chamber Industry.
 
Click here for a new book just out - Horseshoes vs. Chess: A Practical Guide for Chamber of Commerce Leaders by ACCE Life Member, Dave Adkisson, CCE. In it, Adkisson shares experiences from his 40-plus year chamber career in a collection of stories and lessons.

U.S. Chamber Foundation - Institute 
 
Click here for the Winter Webinar Series from Institute - the next session will be held February 3.