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Welcome to Insights into Iowa! We’ve re-designed our monthly newsletter to give members access to industry news that affects your day-to-day activities, made it easier to read and created a mobile friendly layout, all to bring you the best regional news from around Iowa.

You can expect to see information on the business community that impacts your chamber of commerce, as well as the latest news on ICCE events, programs and training opportunities.
Get Involved!
If you haven’t attended a regional meeting lately, you are missing out on the opportunity to meet with other chambers in your region regarding current issues impacting Iowa business. These sessions are free to attend. More details can be found here.
The Trip of a Lifetime
ICCE is headed to Tuscany in October, where attendees will have the unique opportunity to meet with Italian business leaders. Our travel program has been designed to generate revenue for our members, big or small, and we hope you will consider joining us. Click here for more information on the program, as well as to find out how your chamber can travel for free.
Why Invest in ICCE?
It’s that time of year when membership renewal invoices have gone out and we ask our members for their continued investment. Let’s be honest: Your first question is likely to be “What has ICCE done for me lately?” Then you may wonder “What will they do for me in the future?” Click here for more information or contact Shar with any questions.

Scholarships Made Possible by ICCE Members

Congratulations to all of our scholarship winners, selected to further their chamber education and training by attending various conferences. ICCE couldn’t fund these scholarships without the voluntary contributions made by our dues paying members, so thank you for your support. Click here to view all the scholarship recipients.

New Local Chamber Leaders

ICCE would like to provide a warm welcome to Iowa's newest executive directors:

Linda Christianson - Webster City Chamber: Learn More Here
Christian Lutz- Independence Area Chamber: Click for more information
Darrell Sarmento - Des Moines Westside Chamber: Click for information about Darrell

One-Day Conference 2017
Thank you to everyone who attended our 2017 One-Day Conference and Annual Meeting, hosted by the Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce. 90 chamber representatives attended to learn how to better tell their chamber’s story and engage stakeholders.
Kyle Sexton's message especially resonated with attendees and we hope to invite him back to speak at future conferences.

Save the Date: Fall Conference 2017

ICCE’s conferences are designed to provide the best information to chamber executives and staff members on local and regional issues, as well as industry networking. 

This year’s Fall Conference will be taking place in Riverside, Iowa on September 20-22. Hosted by the Washington Chamber of Commerce, this year’s Fall Conference will be at the Riverside Casino. Additional Conference details and registration information will be sent out this summer.

MACE Annual Conference

With over 140 chamber professionals from across the Midwest in attendance, including nearly 30 from Iowa, the MACE Annual Conference 2017 was the largest turn out in recent memory. The agenda was jam packed with information as well as great representation of Iowa chamber leadership.

Click here for the full Annual Conference recap, which includes links to all the award winners. 

Lynn Olberding, Chair, Marshalltown Chamber
Blain Andera, Vice Chair, Spirit Lake Chamber
Mike Hofman, Secretary/Treasurer - Orange City Chamber
Tim Coffey, Past Chair, Clear Lake Area Chamber
Shar Pardubsky, Executive Director
Deb Bengtson, Adel Partners Chamber
Kurt Phillips, Boone County Chamber
Krisi Plunkett, Council Bluffs Chamber
Michelle Redlinger, Washington Chamber
Julie Cooper Todtz, Ankeny Area Chamber
Travis Toliver, Waverly Chamber
Sadie Trytten, Des Moines East + South Chamber