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NOV 26 BECOME A NEIGHBORHOOD CHAMPION In 2015, over 4,100 Neighborhood Champions signed up to rally their communities for Small Business Saturday. Help make this Nov 26 one of the biggest days of the

Contents Schedule at a Glance ......................................................................................................................... 2 Sessions at a Glance .........................

Schedule at a Glance All events take place at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center unless otherwise noted. Schedule and content subject to change. Indicates an optional event requir

Thursday, August 11 78 a.m. CCE Breakfast 8 a.m.5 p.m. Registration Open 8845 a.m. ACCE Annual Meeting and Plenary Session featuring Christine Cashen 91015 a.m. Diversity Inclusion Division Meeting 9

Sessions at a Glance Leadership Wednesday, August 10 Networking Makeover 101115 a.m. HERO and Bizologie Librarians at Your Service CCE Workshop 1130 a.m.1230 p.m. Retirement Countdown Workshop Laying

Use the grid to customize your convention experience. Session descriptions are listed on pages 12 through 29. Visit www.ACCE.orgconvention for expanded descriptions and the latest session updates. Eco

Savannah International Trade and Convention Center Meeting Rooms First Floor 6 Meeting Rooms Second Floor

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Onsite Convention Information This guide is an excellent resource for a successful convention experience, but the most uptodate information will be found on the convention app, which is continuously u

First Timers Orientation 101102, Level 1 New to ACCEs convention This session gives you insider tips on how to make the most out of your Savannah experience. Learn which sessions and events you cant m

BOOTHe32 in th nvention co hall Come visit us at our Featuring the Dalmatian Coast, Dubrovnik, Split Zagreb Undoubtedly the best kept secret, Croatia is a captivating European country that revels i

CHANGING THE WAY YOU LOOK AT NONDUES REVENUE Group Transportation Services is the onestop source for your members transportation needs. Stop by our booth to talk to our team about how your members c

Convention Schedule Use the Convention App Updates, alerts, session handouts, PowerPoints, scheduling, tweets, photos, speaker profiles, attendee contact info and exclusive apponly content is availab

All events take place at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center unless otherwise noted. Schedule and content subject to change. 2430 p.m. Tour Historic Savannah Experience Preregistra

Convention Schedule, continued 8915 a.m. Opening Plenary Session featuring Jamie Merisotis Chatham Ballroom 101115 a.m. WORKSHOPS Inclusive Growth Policy, Programs, and Progress Room 103 What does it

Keeping a Strong and Relevant Membership Pipeline Room 100 The key to growing new members is successful recruitment. Learn strategies to keep your pipeline filled with targeted, relevant prospects. Pr

Convention Schedule, continued 1130 a.m.1230 p.m. EDUCATION SESSIONS Retirement Countdown Workshop Laying the Groundwork Room 101 This is an exciting and potentially scary time in your life. As you

The Events Chopping Block Room 102 Can you afford to eliminate your most profitable event Can you afford not to Learn how to make tough decisions with big events in order to keep your chamber successf

Convention Schedule, continued 230345 p.m. EDUCATION SESSIONS Everything you Wanted to Ask About LGBT Business Room 201 Despite having made huge strides in equality, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender L

K12 Education State Accountability Innovation Room 105 Every Student Succeeds Act ESSA was signed into law December 2015, kicking off a time of momentous change and opportunity. Discover how chambers

Convention Schedule, continued 91130 p.m. Haunted Pub Crawl Preregistration required. Walking Crawl Departs from Hyatt Underpass Trolley Crawl Departs from Westin Join us by trolley or foot for this

91015 a.m. EDUCATION SESSIONS Capital Campaigns Room 103 Chambers raise more than 100 million per year through capital funding campaigns. Whos raising this money, what are they using it for, and which

Convention Schedule, continued MarCom Metrics Room 201 Brush up on your knowledge and learn how to use easytogather metrics to gauge audience interest, identify opportunities for improvement, and comm

Incorporating Inclusion in Small Business Programs Room 104 Diversity and inclusion is a mindset, not just a program. Get strategies from chambers who have built inclusion principles and practice into

Convention Schedule, continued Think Tank InterCity Visit Organizers Roundtable Room 205 InterCity Leadership Visits are a great way to engage key stakeholders and benchmark peer cities. In this discu

Video Worth a Million Room 105 If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth a million. Chambers have used video to parody pop stars and persuade policymakers. See surprising ways peer

Convention Schedule, continued Membership Marketing Essentials Room 104 Get back to the basics with core elements to develop and execute a marketing plan that better promotes your chambers products an

Friday, August 12 810 a.m. Registration Open River Concourse, Level 1 91015 a.m. Special Session Beyond the Horizon Oglethorpe Auditorium This lively onstage exchange between Rebecca Ryan, a wellknow

Convention Schedule, continued Leading Outside Your Comfort Zone Clean Energy and Environmental Policy Room 103 As technology and consumer demand drive down price and improve performance, cleaner ener

2430 p.m. Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum Tour Preregistration required. Departs from Hyatt Underpass River Street On January 28, 1942, fiftythree days after the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor, the 8t

38 INSPERITY CHAMBER PROGRAM Discover a New Way to Inspire Your Members Find out how you can Tap into nondues revenue for your chamber Get preferred pricing on select Insperity HR solutions Increa

group travel Chambers of Commerce offer travel programs to Create a renewable source of nondues revenue. Earn FREE travel. Build loyalty and attract new members. Create a visible presence in the

rinR 16 Yea 2015 uture the F ringing B s Foculeming into n and Mick F By Joe Ro ma eview T wo years ago, ACCE entered its second century with an ambitious new strategic plan. It called for us to b

31 fellowship alumni and award winners attended inaugural EAD Annual Meeting in Nashville clusive culture, articulating the unique chamber business case for inclusion, and building career pathways fo

Educating and Informing For an organization like ours, which measures progress not by bills passed or investments won but by answering questions and making connections, headlines are not the goal. Man

201417 Strategic Plan in a Nutshell Proven Core member service, tracking issues, collecting data, help with todays obstacles, unwavering support for the chamber industry. Envisioned Future challenge

Shape the Professions Future Support your Association by Sustaining its Mission Maximize your Membership Horizon Investors support ACCEs mission in high priority work areas. The Association thanks th

Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce El Paso, TX Greater Houston Partnership Houston, TX Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Kansas City, MO Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce Oklahoma City,

ACCE Board of Directors 201617 Chairman Jay Chesshir, CCE President CEO Little Rock Regional Chamber Ark. Immediate Past Chair Joe Roman CEO Greater Cleveland Partnership District 1 Leonardo McClart

Cynthia Larsen President Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce Mich. Pat MulQueeny, IOM President Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce Minn. Canada Greg Durocher President CEO Cambridge Chamber of Comm

ACCE Board of Directors, continued Chairman Nominated John Brewer President Billings Chamber of Commerce Mont. Miles Burdine President CEO Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce Tenn. Wendy Gramza, CCE P

Emerging Cities Council Representative Kelly Hall, CCE, IOM President Longview Chamber of Commerce Texas Audit Committee Chair Chip Hallock President CEO Newark Regional Business Partnership N.J. Met

Past ACCE Chairs ACCE expresses its gratitude to these individuals who, by serving as chair of ACCE, have given their energy and expertise to lead the professions only national association. 20152016 2

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201617 CGEF Board of Directors Community Growth Educational Foundation CGEF is a 501c3 charity foundation that supports the work and mission of ACCE Chairman Oz Griebel President CEO MetroHartford A

201617 Board of Trustees The ACCE Benefits Trust is led by a volunteer board of trustees composed of chamber executives who assume fiduciary responsibility and oversee the ACCE Insurance and Retiremen

201516 Fringe Benefits, Inc. Board Fringe Benefits, Inc. FBI is ACCEs whollyowned, forprofit subsidiary which supports members benefit plans. To learn more about FBIs many services, visit

201516 CCE Commission The commission oversees the administration of the Certified Chamber Executive CCE program. As the premier professional designation in chamber management, the CCE demonstrates you

201617 ACCE Subgroup Leaders ACCE has peer networks for CEOs based on community size and type, referred to as Community Peer Groups, and divisions which are open to any chamber professional interested

GROWING OPPORTUNITY Georgia is our home too. Thats why weve partnered with local chambers, development authorities and elected officials across the state to stimulate growth and invest in the future o

WITH THE MARKET STREET TEAM ABOUT YOUR COM MUNITYS BOOTH TO TALK P BY OUR NEEDS. STO Rome Gwi nnett County Macon Market Street is in booth 2122. We look forward to seeing you At Metro lanta Colu

Learn why 68 chambers love creating websites with Accrinet. Wow, it has been quite a journey I would like to take a moment to recognize the immense effort the entire Accrinet team put into making our

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Did your chamber get a share of the 3 million that NCP distributed to chambers in 2015 You might have noticed we look a little different. We have an exciting new logo and face to the world, but were

FEDERATION PARTNERSHIP Stand Out for Your Small Businesses As one of the first to participate, our chamber continues to enjoy the benefits of the Federation Partnership Program. Two memberships for t

Convention Sponsors TITANIUM SPONSOR Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce GOLD SPONSORS 56 ACCE Benefits Trust Stacey Breslin Executive Director, FBI VP ACCE Benefits Services 1330 Braddock Place Ale

Citslinc Leo Liu President 108 N Ynez Ave, Suite 205 Monterey Park, CA 91754 9496376688 Booth 19 20 Georgia Power Elyse Davis Regional Project Manager 10 Massell Dri

Convention Sponsors, continued SILVER SPONSORS AGIA Laura Achee Account Services Representative 1155 Eugenia Place, Carpinteria, CA 93013 8006011016 Booth 23 Cha

Exhibitors Acxiom Lori Collins Sales Executive 601 E. 3rd Street Little Rock, AR 72203 5013429130 Booth 67 American World Trade Chamber of Commerce Wendy E. Fic

Exhibitors, continued Connectik Convergent Education Attainment Division Scott White Nonprofit Solutions Alysia Bell Sales Account Executive Samantha Hardwick Vice President, EAD 3575 Piedmont Rd., B

Master Your Card Jon Rosborough Program Director 1100 Vermont Ave., NW Suite 200 Washington, DC 20005 2022806761 Booth 49 MentorMe Brit Fitzpatrick Founder

Exhibitors, continued Staples Business Advantage Laura Bourdelais Strategic Account Leader 1400 N. Cambridge Ave. Kansas City, MO 64120 8165042211


Exhibitors Index 401kInsurance ACCE Benefits Trust Principal Booth 23 Booth 23 Booth 31 Financial American Express Capital One Financial Master Your Card Rapid StreetShares Booth 3

Membership Plaques and Awards Cowart Awards Inc Booth 16 Ribbon Cuttings and Events Golden Openings Booth 53 Office Products and Services National Chamber Program Office Depot Staples Business Advan

Chamber Savings Program Beyond Great Savings Serving the Chamber Community Meridian One specializes in providing chambers and their members with best in class member benefit programs. Our core missi

Membership Recognition Name Badges Crystal Awards Lapel Pins Golf Awards Custom Projects Membership Awards Specialist Since 1985 See us in Savannah Booth 16 Be sure to pickup your 2016 Savanna

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