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No one knows what the future holds. But you can make it more secure. ACCEs Group Term Life Insurance for chamber professionals You put your community, local businesses and individuals at the forefron

Contents Spring 2017 ON THE COVER 6 22 24 36 40 The Ninth Influence Limitations of Government The IT Factor By Michelle Vegliante DEPARTMENTS 5 42 ACCE News Faces and Places Nashville Welcoming Hos

FROM THE CHAIRMAN uring the course of almost 10 years on the ACCE board, Ive been privileged to witness the runup to the annual convention each spring. Staff and committee chairs scramble to pull toge

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ACCE NEWS CEO search update The 15member executive search committee, chaired by Greater Oklahoma City Chamber President CEO Roy Williams, CCE, has retained search firm Korn Ferry to help identify a s

THE NINTH INFLUENCE LIMITATIONS OF GOVERNMENT Oooh That title sounds like a directtovideo apocalyptic movie or perhaps a managers strategy for the final inning of a baseball game. But what is the Nin

It goes on and on. Mandates from federal or state government create untenable burdens on counties. Voting rules change to suit the parties in control. Wellmeaning public servants see orders counterman

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As with the original Eight Influences from the Horizon Initiative, organizations and regions have differing perspectives on how we govern ourselves. In many areas of North America, chambers might be q

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ALBANYS PIPELINE FOR A SKILLED WORKFORCE By Holly South Janet Steele, president of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce, is working with community partners to lead an initiative that addresses her regi

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acce news Check your passport and make plans to attend ACCEs 2015 Convention Aug. 1114 Rendezvous with ACCE when we bring our annual convention to Montreals Palais des congres, Aug. 1114. This interna

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AS FLOODWATER RUSHES IN, SO DOES THE CHAMBER By Ben Goldstein In August 2016, three days of nonstop torrential rain struck Southern Louisiana, submerging houses and businesses and causing billions of

Sunday, July 16 Wednesday, July 19 Nashville, Tennessee PLUG IN. Mark your calendar for the next ACCE annual convention, hosted in the heart of Music City from Sunday, July 16 to Wednesday, July 19

Waters flooded many streets, businesses and houses in Livingston Parish. resources about contractors, materials, building permits, insurance requirements and other important reconstruction items in h

ASK Reports By Sarah Melby About Annual HELP EXPERTISE RESOURCES ONLINE Question Answer Chambers of commerce use annual reports to show progress to stakeholders members and perhaps prospective memb

Four tips to consider before getting started 1. Spice up the stats finesse the finances. Chamber team members, board members and volunteers have worked hard the past year and an annual report is a tru

A few friends from the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce share with us why they love the city that they call home. The vibe of Nashville is diverse, creative and welcoming. It is fun to live in a co

Nashville has an infectious vibrancy that feeds your inner creativity and instantly makes you feel at home. Whether youre a native or newcomer, Nashville embraces you as its own, all the while, extend

THE IT FACTOR By Michelle Vegliante PLACE BRANDING MIDDLE TENNESSEE How do you build a brand for a region that spans 10 unique counties and is home to more than 40,000 businesses and nearly two mill

Local workIT Nashville advocates and technology leaders. From left Hannah ParamoreBreen, founder and EVP of Paramore the digital agency Clint Smith, CEO and cofounder, Emma, Inc. and LeShane Greenhill

NASHVILLE WELCOMING HOST, GRACIOUS GUEST By Hannah Nequist Nashville which has been called Nowville by GQ Magazine hosts its fair share of visitors, from top conventions and intercity visits to cou

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Weeks said that studying the STEPUP program helped to illustrate in very concrete terms what the successful implementation of an initiative like that could look like in Davidson County. Another Nashvi

Denver Sacramento Colorado Springs Indianapolis Cleveland Cincinnati Richmond Charlotte Nashville El Paso Jacksonville From being a frequent visitor, the Nashville region has learned to be a good h

By Hannah Nequist E Like the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, ChamberRVA the chamber of commerce in Richmond, Virginia is no stranger to the intercity visit concept. ach year for the last quart

50 of the 160 ChamberRVA delegates took time away from downtown Nashville to discover neighboring Franklin, Tennessee. Enhancing the regions entrepreneurial ecosystem is essential to placemaking effo


opportunities to leverage community assets, Nashville serves as a friendly role model. The Nashville visit has inspired Richmond, and the Virginia community has sights set on a facelift for its own ba

DRIVE TO 55 By Laura Ward I WANTED TO GO TO COLLEGE WHEN I GOT OUT OF SCHOOL I JUST DIDNT KNOW HOW TO. Q uick to acknowledge a great career with the Metropolitan Nashville Fire Department, Capt. Bi

Representative from Nashville State with Darrell Brown, a Reconnect advisor, at a launch event. Reconnect Caf at a Middle Tennessee employer. Assisting adults in program choice and with the financia

MUSIC CITY A TALENT MAGNET By Ben Goldstein Nashville, with a rising international profile and redhot job market, has emerged as a destination of choice for recent college graduates and young profess

The city of Nashville is growing exponentially, and as more young professionals move to town, they are going to be looking for opportunities to network and be engaged Sarah Hannah, YP Nashville Chair

Young professionals are the heartbeat of Music City. Whether new to the Nashville region or a native, YP Nashville helps people find their place. their organizations to the hundreds of young professi

Market Street helped us develop a strategy with consensus, identifying Nashvilles unique strengths with the right data and metrics to allow us to measure our progress. Theyve been our partners in buil

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Nashville is a city on the move. Forbes and Zillow cite its hot housing market. Travel Leisure calls it a must visit and NerdWallet named it one of the best cities for job seekers in 2017. nd as it l

FACES AND PLACES Mike Artim has taken the reins of the Greater JohnstownCambria County Chamber of Commerce Pa. as its new president and CEO. He replaced longtime chamber leader Robert Layo, who retire

ACCES NATIONAL REACH PROVIDES POWER IN NUMBERS. Join the many chambers across the country that have trusted ACCE Benefits Trust to meet the retirement needs of member organizations of all sizes. ACCEs

LEARNING B ack when I was a prep school teacher in Buffalo, we fine young educators collected and curated a collection of misunderstandings we labeled History According to Students. This mimeographe

The ACCE Horizon report predicted eight forces that will impact your Chamber. How are you planning for the future WE CAN HELP. Rebecca Ryan is a Futurist. As President of NEXT Generation Consulting,