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ACCEs awardwinning journal for and about chambers of commerce Fall 2016 MEASURABLE IMPACT Six chamber initiatives redefining success TAKING CHARLESTON BUSINESSES GLOBAL 15 SOCIAL MEDIA HELPS MEMBE

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ACCEs awardwinning journal for and about chambers of commerce Fall 2016 Contents Fall 2016 MEASURABLE IMPACT Six chamber initiatives redefining success TAKING CHARLESTON BUSINESSES GLOBAL 15 SOCI

FROM THE CHAIRMAN Nows the Time iming is everything. Its true so often in life, and I consider myself the happy beneficiary of perfect timing in assuming the chairmanship of ACCE. Over the past few y

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ACCE NEWS Fleming, Board Announce Plans for CEO Transition At the October board of directors meeting, ACCE President Mick Fleming announced plans to depart the organization by the end of 2017. Fleming

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THANK YOU, HORIZON INVESTORS ACCE thanks its Horizon Investors for their help sustaining the associations mission and shaping the future of chambers everywhere. Alliance Southwest Louisiana, Lake Cha

Measurable Impact Six chamber initiatives redefining success More than 1,200 chamber professionals and others gathered in Savannah in August for ACCEs annual convention. The six case studies that foll

Taking Charleston Businesses Global By Ian D. Scott Not surprisingly, the plan also revealed that most of the regions businesses were exclusively focused on markets in the southeastern U.S. Internatio

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Social Media Helps Members SeizeDesMoines By Kyle Oppenhuizen The key is to be memorable with your social media presence, says Tiffany Tauscheck, chief communications officer at the Greater Des Moine

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Millennial Matchmaking in the Fox Cities By Michelle Vegliante F ox Cities, an area comprised of 20 communities along the Fox River in east central Wisconsin, is home to roughly 400,000 residents an

Employers pay to participate, which funds the programs hard costs of hotel, food and transportation. The cost of participation is tiered, and is based on the level of time and exposure the employer wa

Come join us at Institute for Organization Management in Tucson, Arizona this January 48 for 2017 Winter Institute Institute is a great opportunity to meet your peers and establish a strong network of

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ACCEs Horizon Initiative Chambers 2025 recognized that, the education and talent issue goes beyond supplying workers for businesses, and that, when a community cant align meaningful job opportunities

Learning Outside the Classroom in Springfield, Missouri By Will Burns GO CAPS is Born The Greater Ozarks Center for Advanced Professional Studies GO CAPS was launched in February 2015. Eleven area sch

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The Chamber serves as the link between the business and education communities. The program focused on three industry sectors when it launched engineering and manufacturing, medicine and healthcare and

Haymes said that area companies are eager to get involved, but as the program grows, continued outreach is needed to ensure the quality of student experiences. The chamber team reaches out to new part

Reshaping Tulsas Mosaic By Hannah Nequist Under the direction of the new chair and with support from board and organizational leadership, the chamber was able to change course and direct their work in

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 Also crucial to the new direction was This much more

Impact Since the relaunch, the Tulsa Regional Chamber has welcomed an increasingly large group of people into Mosaic. Early meetings regularly attracted about 10 people each, but after six years, mont

Marketing Delivers Membership ROI in Texas By Aaron Cox and Chris Wallace he future of the ExportImport Bank of the United States EXIM was in jeopardy. With thousands of Texas jobs potentially on the

Good Health is Good Business Chambers Lead the Way on Community Health and Wellness Good health is good for business. Healthy communities achieve improved education outcomes, attract more talented wo

Workplace Wellness Workplace wellness programs help attract talent, build staff morale, reduce health care costs and boost productivity. Chambers are helping employers adopt effective programs and wor

Capital Campaigns By Chris Mead CCEs Horizon Initiative report, which identifies the eight influences that will shape chambers over the coming decade, encourages chamber professionals to think beyond

Another way to see how broad this field has become is to look at the leading metro markets. Rob Radcliff, principal at Resource Development Group, specializes in these communities. Recently he studied

Where we are today far exceeds the wildest dreams of all involved, El Koubi said. The old chamber had eight staff One Acadiana has 20 and may grow to 24. One Acadiana looks beyond Lafayette to a ninep

Economic Development Fits It would take thousands of words to detail all the advantages and disadvantages of running business attraction and other core economic development activities through a chambe

the ladder. These institutions often have deep local roots many cannot move and must make the best of their communities. Some of them have difficulty attracting doctors and nurses to town. Making the

FACES AND PLACES The South Lake Chamber of Commerce Fla. hired David Colby as its new president. Colby came to Clermont with 20 years of chamber of commerce experience, serving most recently as presid

FACES AND PLACES continued The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce N.Y. recently welcomed Jessica Walker as its new president. She replaced Nancy Ploeger, who left the organization after 21 years to lead a

Marisa Sharrah has been named the new president and CEO of the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce Alaska. Sharrah previously served as the community relations manager for Flint Hill Resources, Alas

MAKING THE CASE A fter one of my many road presentations on the Horizon report, the president of the Midwestern chamber that was hosting me made introductions to a few of the folks who had heard my

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