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Wednesday, August 10

Inclusive Growth: Policy, Programs, and Progress | Presentation
Moderator:
J. Mac Holladay, CCE, PCED, LM, HLM, CEO, Market Street Services; Panelists: Bob Morgan, CCE, President & CEO, Charlotte Chamber; Courtney Ross, Chief Economic Development Officer, Nashville Area Chamber

Workplace Legislation Landscape | Handout
Presenter:
Lauren Doroghazi, Senior Policy Associate, MultiState Associates Inc.; Tom Pierson, President & CEO, Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber

Investing in the Higher Education of Incumbent Employees | Presentation
Speakers:
Alisha Benson, CCE, IOM, Vice President, Education & Workforce, Greater Spokane Incorporated (Wash.); Alison van Dam, IOM, Vice President, Metro South Chamber of Commerce (Mass.)

Keeping a Strong and Relevant Membership Pipeline | Presentation
Presenter:
Shari Pash, Owner, Strategic Solutions for Growth

Retention Jeopardy! | Jeopardy! game
Panelists:
Henry Florsheim, President & CEO, Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce (Texas); Liz Horton, Executive Director, Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center (S.C.); Sara Ray, Director of Communications & Community Affairs, Douglas County Chamber (Ga.); Shannon Viera, President/CEO, Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce (N.C.)

Networking Makeover
Presenter:
Keith Scott and Rebecca Klein Scott, Co-founders & CEOs, TALLsmall Productions

HERO and Bizologie: Librarians at Your Service! | Presentation | ACCE Fast Facts | HERO Tip Guide | Dynamic Chamber Benchmarking Tip Guide
Presenters:
April Kessler, Partner & Chief Research Analyst, Bizologie; Sarah Melby, Director of Information and Research, ACCE; Holly South, Director of Information and Research, ACCE; Lindsey Schell, Partner & Chief of Business Development, Bizologie

Beyond the Logo: Mundane to Monumental | PowerPoint Presentation
Presenters:
Rick Kern, Managing Director, MixIt Marketing; Wendy Watkins, Principal, Wendy Watkins Speaks

Retirement Countdown Workshop: Laying the Groundwork
Presenters:
Stacey Breslin, Executive Director of Fringe Benefits, Inc. & Vice President, ACCE Benefits Services; Cheryl Jones, Vice President & Senior Account Executive, AGIA; Marsha Mathis, CEBS, Senior Relationship Manager & Advisor Representative, PrincipalSM

Mobilizing the Mighty Middle Market
Presenter:
Thomas A. Stewart, Executive Director, National Center for the Middle Market

Workforce Development: Closing the Skills Gap | Presentation | AWB Internship Toolkit | About Ford Next Generation Learning
Speakers:
Amy Anderson, Director, Government Affairs, Association of Washington Business; Betsy Dexter, Executive Director, Business & Education Network, Commerce Lexington Inc. (Ky.); Alma Salazar, Ed.D., Vice President, Education & Workforce Development, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

CCE Workshop | Presentation | 2017 Intent to Apply Form
Presenters:
Robert L. Quick, CCE, President & CEO, Commerce Lexington Inc. (Ky.); Linda Rabe, CCE, IOM, President & CEO, Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce (S.D.)

Chamber Membership Database Face-off
Speakers:
Scott Juranek, CEO/CTO, MicroNet, provider of ChamberMaster; DJ Muller, Founder, President & CEO, WebLink International

The Events Chopping Block | PowerPoint Presentation
Presenters:
David Brown, President & CEO; Anne Branigan, Senior Vice President, Innovative Services; Diane Poots, Director, Member Services; Greater Omaha Chamber (Neb.)

Tulsa Mosaic: How One Chamber Transformed Its Minority Business Council | Handout
Presenters:
Michael S. Neal, CCE, CCD, President & CEO; Denise Reid, Executive Director Mosaic & Workforce, Tulsa Regional Chamber (Okla.)

Tapping the Global Marketplace | Presentation
Presenters:
Pennie Bingham, IOM, Executive Director, World Trade Center Charleston; Bryan Derreberry, President & CEO, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce (S.C.)

After the Election: Rebuilding Relationships with Electeds
Panelists:
Daniel Davis, President & CEO, JAX Chamber (Fla.); Mark D. Fisher, MPA, Vice President, Government Relations and Policy Development, Indy Chamber; Andy Johnston, Vice President of Government & Corporate Affairs, Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce (Mich.)

Communicating Policy Priorities | Southwest Indiana Chamber PowerPoint Presentation | Southwest Indiana Chamber Legislative Survey
Presenter:
Kate Catlin Payne, Vice President of Communications, North Carolina Chamber; Justin Groenert, Director of Public Policy and Government Relations, Southwest Indiana Chamber (Ind.)

Everything you Wanted to Ask About LGBT Business
Presenters:
Tony Vedda, CCE, IOM, President & CEO, North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce; Jason Rae, Executive Director, Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Measuring Your Success | Presentation | Dynamic Chamber Benchmarking Tip Guide
Presenter:
Jodie A. Perry, IOM, President, Richland Area Chamber of Commerce (Ohio); Joe Unterreiner, President, Kalispell Chamber of Commerce, Convention & Visitor Bureau (Montana); Marianne Virgili, President & CEO, Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association (Colorado); Matt McCormick, President, Columbia Chamber of Commerce (Missouri)

Anatomy of a Winning Campaign | Presentation
Presenter:
Scott Crockatt, Director of Marketing & Communications, Calgary Chamber (Alberta)

Promoting Business Growth with the Census Business Builder
Presenter:
Andrew W. Hait, Program Planning & Data User Outreach Liaison, Economy-Wide Statistics Division, U.S. Census Bureau

Innovative Non-Dues Revenue Strategies
Speakers:
Jamie Gates, CCE, Senior Vice President, Conway Area Chamber of Commerce (Ark.); Stephen Cartwright, CEO, NSW Business Chamber; Adrina Patterson, President, Affinity Management Group

Evolution of Site Selection
Moderator:
Lori Becklenberg, Director, Business Recruitment, St. Louis Regional Chamber
Panelists:
Brett Bayduss, Site Selection Group; Robert Boehringer, KPMG; Monty Turner, Global Location Strategies; Alexandra Segers, SSOE Group

K-12 Education: State Accountability + Innovation | Presentation | ESSA Primer: Accountability
Speakers:
Monica R. Almond, Ph.D., Senior Policy & Advocacy Associate, Alliance for Excellent Education; Andrew Davis, Legislative Director, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce

Corporate Expansion Explained
Moderator:
Ryan Mooney, CEcD, Senior Vice President, Economic Development, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
Panelists:
Del Boyette, Boyette Strategic Advisors; Sarah Raehl, Deloitte Consulting

Special Session: Principles & Priorities: An Interactive Federal Budget Workshop | Handout 1, Handout 2
Presenter:
Sara Imhof, Ph.D., Director: Education and Grassroots Advocacy, The Concord Coalition


Thursday, Aug. 11

Capital Campaigns
Speakers:
Tom DiFiore, President, National Community Development Services, Inc.; Sean Mikula, Chief Executive Officer, POWER 10 Fundraising, Inc.; Tom Mucks, President, Funding Solutions; Rob Radcliff, Principal, Resource Development Group

Higher Education Ecosystems | Presentation
Speakers:
Lindsay Haymes, Vice President, Workforce Development, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce (Mo.); Greg Laposa, Vice President, Education Strategies, St. Louis Regional Chamber; Gilbert Zavala, Vice President, Education and Talent Development, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce (Texas)

Special Session: Employer ROI – Talent Investment Pays Off | ROI Whitepaper: Cigna
Presenter:
Haley Glover, Strategy Director, Lumina Foundation

A Winning Membership Transformation | Presentation
Presenter:
Danna Markland, President & CEO, Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce (Va.)

Is Board Engagement Driving Your Organization's Success? | Presentation
Presenter:
Linda Stinson, Business Coach/Facilitator/Speaker

MarCom Metrics | PowerPoint Presentation
Presenter:
Nick Mattar, Director of Marketing, Detroit Regional Chamber

Happiness is Job One
Presenter:
Sandy Weaver Carman, CEO, Voicework On Demand, Inc.

Special Session: The CEO as Urban Statesman | Website
Presenter:
Sam A. Williams, Founder, Business City Partnerships, retired President & CEO, Metro Atlanta Chamber

Three Rs for Staff Success
Presenter:
Alysia A. Cook, IOM, PCED, Opportunity Strategies LLC

Incorporating Inclusion in Small Business Programs | Knoxville Video, JAX Graphic
Moderator: Nika White, Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce
Presenters:
Efrain Gonzalez, Associate Director, Business Development, Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce; Doug Minter, Business Development Manager, Knoxville Chamber (Tenn.); Carlton Robinson, VP of Entrepreneurial Growth, JAX Chamber (Fla.)

Campus and Community | Handout, Survey Data
Presenter:
Beth Bagwell, MPA, Executive Director, International Town Gown Association

Today’s Advocacy Toolbox | Presentation
Presenter:
Janice M Ryan, Esq., Venable LLP

Creating a Culture of Health Within Your Community | Presentation | Frameworks for Chambers | Traverse City 5toOne Project
Presenters:
Christy Huston, CCE, IOM, Executive Director, Indiana Chamber Foundation, Indiana Chamber of Commerce; Mary Manner, Great Start Coordinator, Venture North Funding, Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce (Mich.); Meg Schneider, IOM, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Greater Des Moines Partnership (Iowa)

Emotional Intelligence for Chamber Success
Presenter:
Bill Marklein, Community Relations Director, Sheboygan County Chamber (Wis.)

Blogs by Blogging Bloggers | PowerPoint Presentation
Presenter:
Michelle West, President, Chamber Speak; Laurel Egan Kenny, Founder and President, Turningpoint Communications

Think Tank: InterCity Visit Organizers Roundtable
Facilitator: 
Ian D. Scott, VP Communications & Networks, ACCE

Sponsorship Strategy: Organizing for Success
Presenters:
Jason Ebey, IOM, President and CEO, YGM Total Resource Campaigns; Dale Steenbergen, President, Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce (Wyo.); Loren Traylor, Vice President, Investor Relations, Birmingham Business Alliance (Ala.)

Membership Development: Peer Mindshare | MDD Leadership and ACCE membership resources summary
Facilitators:
Chad Hamman, Senior Director, Membership Development and Service, Greater Cleveland Partnership (Chair, ACCE Membership Development Division); Ruth Littlefield, Vice President of Membership Development & Relations, Tulsa Regional Chamber (Chair-Elect, ACCE Membership Development Division)

Think Tank: Workforce Development Is Economic Development – Framing Your Strategy | Presentation | Clark County It's All About Me Handout
Presenter:
Horton Hobbs, The Chamber of Greater Springfield (Ohio)

Video: Worth a Million | PowerPoint Presentation: Bowling Green | Notes on video from Visit Savannah | PowerPoint Presentation: Savannah
Presenters:
Jeremy Harvey, Vice President, Communications & Marketing, Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce (Ga.); Kim Phelps, Vice President, Communications and Public Policy, Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce (Ky.)

Attracting and Keeping Millennial Talent | Presentation 
Moderator:
Matthew Tarleton, Vice President, Market Street Services Panelists: Kate Atwood, Vice President, Marketing, Metro Atlanta Chamber; Shannon Full, President and CEO, Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce; Shannon Hoeg, President, JSS Communications

Tackling Community Needs: Strategies from the Field | Presentation 
Presenters:
Janeen Tucker, Senior Vice President, Economic Development & Workforce Solutions, Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce; Barbara Ward, Director, Work Force Development, Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce (Ga.); Melissa Worthington, Vice President, Fond Du Lac Area Association of Commerce (Wis.)

Membership Marketing Essentials | Presentation
Presenters:
Texas Association of Business: Aaron Cox, VP of Member Engagement and Chamber Relations, Chris Wallace, President

Accelerated Strategic Planning for Chambers | Presentation | Tip Sheet 1 | Tip Sheet 2
Presenter:
Dr. Peggy M. Jackson, DPA, CPCU, Principal, Peg Jackson & Associates

Social Media for Chamber Events | Social Media Must Haves | PowerPoint Presentation
Presenter:
Tiffany Tauscheck, CDME, Chief Communications Officer, Greater Des Moines Partnership (Iowa)


Friday, August 14

Special Session: Attitude of a Champion Chamber
Presenter:
Aaron Davis, President, Aaron Davis Presentations

Special Session: Beyond the Horizon
Presenters:
Mick Fleming, President, ACCE; Rebecca Ryan, Resident Futurist, Alliance for Innovation and Senior Fellow, CEOs for Cities

Reframing Your Pitch for Diverse Audiences | Presentation
Presenters:
Nepherterra Estrada, Agency Partner & Director of Public Relations, Mosaic Communications, Inc.; Keva Walton, Senior Vice President, Member Engagement, Charlotte Chamber (N.C.)

Leading Outside Your Comfort Zone: Clean Energy and Environmental Policy
Speakers:
Ryan Evans, Vice President of Business & Community Relations, Salt Lake Chamber (Utah); Marc Jordan, IOM, CCE, President & CEO, North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce & CVB (S.C.)

Thriving Together: Supporting Success for Underserved Populations | Presentation
Speakers:
Alicia Berhow, Vice President, Workforce Development & Advocacy, Orange County Business Council (Calif.); Jay Byers, CCE, IOM, CEO, Greater Des Moines Partnership (Iowa); Mary Stagaman, Senior Inclusion Advisor, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

60 Membership Ideas in 60 Minutes

The Six Biggest Mistakes in Economic Development Marketing
Presenter:
Dariel Curren, Senior Vice President, Development Counsellors International


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