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PACP 2017 AWARD DEADLINES
It's time to apply for our 2017 PACP Awards - please note that the deadline for each application will be Friday, September 8, 2017 .  The awards will be presented during our 2017 Chamber Professionals & Leadership Conference scheduled for October 25-27 in Clarion, PA. 
2017 Keystone Award 
The Highest Honor Bestowed by PACP 
The Keystone Award was established in 1963 to recognize outstanding service in, and contributions to, the profession of chamber management in Pennsylvania. For our complete list of award recipients, please click here.  

If you would like to nominate a colleague to receive PACP's Keystone Award for 2017, please click the button below...
PaCCE Certification Program 
Recognizing Leadership and Managerial Excellence 
The PaCCE Certification Program is designed to recognize leadership and managerial excellence among Pennsylvania's chamber professionals, commitment to continued professional growth and development, dedication to the chamber of commerce profession, and demonstrated leadership roles in state, regional, and national professional organizations. 

Detailed program information can be found here. For the current list of PaCCEs, please click here. To apply for your PaCCE designation, please click the link below
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2017 Service Awards  
Be Recognized for Your Service 
Each year, PACP recognizes chamber professionals who have served any five year increment in the chamber of commerce field. If you will be celebrating a 5-year anniversary ( 5 years, 10 years, 15 years, etc.) in 2017, you may apply for a Service Award.
 
To apply for this award, please click the link below...
2017 PACP CONFERENCE - Registration Open 
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 Gears Up for Busy Fall Agenda    
Gene Barr, President and CEO
As the summer draws to a close, the PA Chamber is gearing up for a busy fall. This season always
marks a flurry of activity for our organization - particularly towards the end of September, when our
annual Chamber Dinner takes place.  
  
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
CBICC
Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County 
On Aug. 18, the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County, Penn State University, and RJ Lee Group, Inc. officials announced the Pittsburgh-based company's plans to expand its business operations to Centre County. After signing a research and development Memorandum of Understanding with the university and inking a long-term lease for space in a currently under construction building at Innovation Park, RJ Lee Group, Inc. highlighted plans to become an integral part of the local economy.The company plans to offer cost-effective, rapid turnaround analytical laboratory services, and develop and commercialize new technology, which could lead to 25 to 30 new jobs over the next three years. CBICC President and CEO Vern Squier, CCE, PaCCE, said there is excitement about the near-term and future economic impact potential of RJ Lee Group's decision to locate in the county. "Working with RJ Lee Group on matters related to engagement with the local community has been a distinct component of this recruitment project, as the company sees its investment extending beyond the lease agreement and initial jobs that will be created." Squier said.
Chamber of Greater Philadelphia 
It's been a few months since the successful launch of our Grow PA online newsletter. Thanks to you, the newsletter is growing daily and telling extraordinary stories of innovation and opportunity throughout our state.  In an effort to better share these stories of innovation and develop a plan for economic growth to share with Pennsylvania gubernatorial and legislative candidates, we will be gathering on November 15 in Harrisburg. Your participation is critical if we are to truly grow Pennsylvania instead of simply managing decline. The event will be held Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Penn State Harrisburg, 777 West Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA 17057.
 
For your information, attached is a promo kit for your use to share with your members and contacts encouraging them to attend. We hope you will find it helpful to get the word out. There is no cost for you to attend.  If you use the promotional code GROWPAPARTNER at checkout, you will receive a 100% discount on a regular priced ticket. However, we will have a small charge for other participants to help defray some of our costs.  If you have any questions about the gathering or promo kit, please contact Liz Ferry at 215-790-3794 or lferry@chamberphl.com.