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Make sure you have these event dates on your calendar and plan to join us! 
2017 Staff Development Day 
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Join us for a training opportunity for you & your staff! This will be a best practices event with lunch included, and we're excited to present a conference call session with Libby Spears, Bravo cc, who will be our featured speaker for the 2017 PACP Chamber Professionals & Leadership Conference. The event will be offered on the same date at the following locations so pick one that is closest to you:
  • Bedford County Chamber (Breezewood)
  • Clarion Area Chamber (Clarion University SBDC)
  • Main Line Chamber (Chamber conference room)
  • Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber (Conference Center)
  • Schuylkill Chamber (Chamber conference room)
To register for the event, please CLICK HERE.
 
2017 Chamber Professionals & Leadership Conference 
Wednesday-Friday, October 25 - 27, 2017  /  Clarion, PA
This event is designed to present Chamber Executives and their professional staff members new ways to solve management problems, to motivate people, and to increase their knowledge in order to become more effective in developing better local communities.
 
PACP WELCOMES NEW MEMBER
Delaware River Towns Logo
Delaware River Towns (NJ) Chamber of Commerce
David B. Morgan, Executive Director 
77 Bridge Street 
Lambertville, NJ  08530
(609) 397-0055
dbmorgan@delawarerivertowns.com 
www.delawarerivertowns.com 
 
PA CHAMBER ARTICLE 
PA Chamber
Legislature, Governor Face Difficult Budgetary Decisions as Fiscal Year Comes to a Close   
Gene Barr, President and CEO
The start of June kicks off the final days of the 2016-17 Fiscal Year and as the constitutional budget deadline approaches, the Wolf administration and lawmakers are working towards an agreement on a spending plan for 2017-18.     
PACP VENDOR NEWS
Go Chamber
How are you communicating with your members, are you using text marketing to keep them engaged?  Text message alerts are a relevant, effective and inexpensive tool to keep your members in the loop.  Send event reminders, chamber updates, etc. instantly and directly via text message. Go Chamber has launched a text marketing platform for Chambers of Commerce and kicked off the service with the Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber and Brookline Chamber. Contact Curtis Brown at info@jirehmobile.com or 412-368-0033 for more information.  
PFEW
The Foundation for Free Enterprise Education is pleased to announce that Paul Vizza has joined the team as Program Manager. He will be responsible for recruiting volunteers and speakers, managing relationships at host campuses, and coordination, evaluation, and implementation of the PFEW summer program. Paul recently graduated from DeSales University with a degree in Business Administration and Human Resource Management, and is a graduate and former intern of PFEW. 
PACP MEMBER NEWS
Central PA Chamber 
We were saddened to share the news that our friend, colleague, and PACP Board Member Bruce Smith passed away in May. The Rotary Club of Milton established the "Bruce T. Smith Jr. Family Memorial Fund" to provide financial assistance to Bruce's wife, Connie, and their two sons, Andrew and Aaron. To make a donation to the Fund, send checks payable to "Rotary Club of Milton" with "Bruce Smith" in the memo line to: PO Box 36, Milton, PA 17847. The Chamber has named Chairman Dale Moyer as the organization's Interim president/CEO.
Chamber for Greater Philadelphia  
A new online presence has been launched called Grow PA. This new initiative seeks to convene people and organizations in key sectors in Pennsylvania to establish a modern economic growth agenda for the 21st century that includes transforming post-secondary education, modernizing all facets of our infrastructure, leveraging our energy assets, and accelerating the development of innovation in health care technology and delivery. Our overall goal is to begin to build a common language for growth and an economic plan that will achieve results. To sign up for the newsletter, please click here. To share your story ideas, please contact Tony Abraham at tony@technicaly.ly. 
Denise Martin
Erie Regional Chamber 
Denise Martin has joined the Chamber team as Development Director in late March.  Denise comes to the ERCGP with years of sales and marketing experience. Most recently she held the position of Director of Membership & Programs at the Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce in Latrobe, PA. There she coordinated member events, openings, and networking opportunities to build referrals and membership value for the 500+ member organization. While in Latrobe, the Chamber membership increased by over 40%.  In her supervisory position with the ERCGP, Denise will oversee the sales staff, coordinate member services including benefits and all dues and non-dues revenue programming, develop benefits to improve membership value, plan and coordinate member retention events, new member orientation events, and coordinate sales strategies to achieve revenue goals.
Juniata River Valley Chamber 
Our Chamber started a "Chamber Mystery Bus Tour" Event last year and to date have hosted two.  They have been a HUGE success and have sold out both trips. The premise of the event is that the adventurers have no idea where they are going, they just board the bus and enjoy the day. It is a win-win because we take them to out-of-the-way places that many of them have never been to, often right in their back yards. We also include a significant historical location as well as great food & of course shopping! Not only does this bring many of our members together for a great day of fun, it exposes several of our members' goods and services. The best part is we cleared over $1,000 per trip for the Chamber!
Lebanon Valley Chamber 
The Chamber held its 2017 Small Business Luncheon on May 31. The 2017 Small Business Person of the Year Award as well as this year's Leon Hoover Entrepreneurial Spirit Award were presented.
TriCounty Area Chamber
TriCounty Area Chamber 
Over 200 business professionals attended the 2017 Annual Dinner at RiverCrest Golf Club in Phoenixville. The 2017 keynote speaker was Paul Butler - Speaker, Presenter, Trainer, and Entertainer. This event served as the Chamber's 90th Anniversary Celebration and featured a Red Carpet Reception with a Paparazzi Photo Op! The 2017 Chamber Stars Awards were presented and the Chamber also recognized local police (pictured with Police Recognition Sponsor and Speaker) and former Chairmen of the Board of Directors.