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2017 PACP CONFERENCE  
Libby Spears
Register Now for our 2017 Event in Clarion!     
We are excited to be heading to Clarion, PA for our 2017 Chamber Professionals & Leadership Conference:

October 25 - 27, 2017 
The Park Inn - Clarion, PA

The Clarion Area Chamber of Business & Industry will serve as our host chamber this year, and we have a great event lined up for you! We listened to your survey suggestions from last year, and we have many opportunities for you to network with your peers:

-  CEO Roundtable 
-  Professional Staff Roundtable
-  Chamber Issue Session (by number of staff members)
-  Lessons in Chamber Leadership 

We are pleased  to be able to present Libby Spears with Bravo cc as our featured speaker.  Libby is on the US Chamber's Institute faculty, and she has built a successful 20-year career centered around two of her favorite things - leadership and communication. While with us, she'll share:
  • What's Your Plan Be?
  • The Triple Threat: Power, Persuasion, and Influence 
To view the complete event agenda and register for the event, please click the link below:

PA CHAMBER ARTICLE 
PA Chamber
PA Chamber Recognizes "Local Chamber of Commerce Month," Fights Increases to Worker's Comp Costs for Employers      
Gene Barr, President and CEO
The PA Chamber is proud to join with Gov. Tom Wolf in recognizing the month of October as "Local Chamber of Commerce Month" in Pennsylvania.  The Commonwealth's more than 200 local chambers work every day to support their area businesses and secure new opportunities for economic growth for their individual communities. To view the proclamation from the Governor, please click here.
PACP VENDOR MEMBER NEWS
Indus
River Cruising in Europe!
Check out the latest cruising offers on the Classic Rhine Tour and the Classic Danube Tour offered by Indus Travels. They are offering a super special deal for chambers - receive one (1) spot free on every 10 paying passengers and $300/person royalty back to chambers. For more information, contact Harish Shroff at harish@indus.travel or 647-526-0063.
 
PACP MEMBER NEWS
Blair County Chamber
Blair County Chamber
Join the Chamber at the Penn England Farm in Williamsburg for an evening of farm fun at the annual "Down on the Farm." The event includes an all you can eat pig roast, farm tours, music by Zupe and hay rides! The event takes place October 5 from 5-7pm.

Central PA Chamber
Central PA Chamber
Tea Jay Aikey has been named the next President/CEO of the Central PA Chamber of Commerce, effective Oct. 8.  Aikey has served the Chamber since March 2011, initially as Executive & Finance Assistant before moving to the position of Finance & Membership Director earlier this year.

The Main Line Chamber  
The Chamber held its 9th Annual Gold Leaf Celebration at The Philadelphia Country Club on Thursday, September 28, 2017. This event honors women's leadership, "Celebrating the Legacy, Leading the Way." The program features the Helena Devereux Women in Leadership Award, given to a senior-level executive woman who has achieved exemplary professional and personal accomplishments and has significantly, ethically and memorably impacted the Greater Main Line area.  This year we will be awarding Binney Wietlisbach, President of The Haverford Trust Company , for her work for the advancement and financial empowerment of women.
 
TriCounty Area Chamber
TriCounty Area Chamber 
On September 7, Chamber Members gathered for the first Membership Breakfast of the 2017-2018 program year. The breakfast featured a discussion on Workforce Development focusing on Next Generation Sector Partnerships. The guest speakers of the morning were Michael Lesiter, Director of Partnership Development, PA Department of Labor & Industry; and Gwen Ross, MPA, Director of Workforce Development Initiatives, PA Department of Community & Economic Development.