THE EOS® JOURNEY: GOING FASTER AND FURTHER TOGETHER

THE EOS® JOURNEY: GOING FASTER AND FURTHER TOGETHER

Imagine it: your entire team is on the same page with the direction your chamber is going, and how you plan to get there. An organization with focus, discipline and accountability throughout, enabling everyone on your team to execute the same vision every day. Discover how the Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce uses the Entrepreneurial Operation System (EOS®), a complete set of simple concepts and practical tools, to support cohesive and functional team dynamics, and achieve powerful results.

Ben Wills
ENHANCING EVENTS WITH DIGITAL

ENHANCING EVENTS WITH DIGITAL

Digital isn’t just an online thing—it’s an [often untapped] opportunity to be more efficient and to deliver a better member/guest experience. From visual seating apps and text notifications to livestreaming and digital check-in, learn about the affordable tools used at the Calgary Chamber to take events – big and small – to the next level.

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THE INCLUSIVE CHAMBER: DIVERSE BY DESIGN

THE INCLUSIVE CHAMBER: DIVERSE BY DESIGN

Diverse by design, the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber has embraced an organizational strategy that’s centered on inclusion. See how they’re getting it right in this session, which explores the five dimensions of inclusion: people, programs, practices, policy and partnerships.

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THE SCIENCE OF MEMBER LOYALTY

THE SCIENCE OF MEMBER LOYALTY

Loyal members support your mission, encourage others to join and positively impact your bottom line. In many ways, retention is more science than art. Explore the science, and learn how to build strong programs that reduce churn and enhance loyalty at your chamber.

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CHAMBERS: CATALYSTS FOR HEALTHY, PROSPEROUS COMMUNITIES

CHAMBERS: CATALYSTS FOR HEALTHY, PROSPEROUS COMMUNITIES

A healthy and educated community is a productive and prosperous community. Explore the many ways that chambers – through policy and programming – can drive health and wellness improvement to boost educational and economic success.

Ben Wills
HOW BOSTON RETAINS TALENT

HOW BOSTON RETAINS TALENT

In 2016, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce acquired an independent nonprofit called City Awake to enhance its focus on the next generation of talent, namely millennials. Today, City Awake empowers Greater Boston’s millennials through civic engagement, leadership development and community dialogue. Learn how the Boston Chamber integrated an external initiative into its internal strategy, hear best practices in acquisition and be inspired by ideas for programmatic innovation in talent attraction and retention.

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TALENT SUCCESS STORIES

TALENT SUCCESS STORIES

In this fast-paced, round-robin session, members of ACCE’s Education Attainment Division will each spend five minutes sharing talent-focused success stories. Hear how these chamber pros are driving improved higher education and talent development outcomes in their communities.

Ben Wills
THE ROBOTS HAVE ARRIVED

THE ROBOTS HAVE ARRIVED

Technological advancements are bringing about disruptive change that will revolutionize the core of our economies. Although these innovations will create new opportunities, they will also eliminate millions of jobs – especially lower-skilled ones. What will the impact be on our communities and its workers? Join the discussion and explore the implications, from workforce and real estate development to guaranteed minimum incomes.

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A RECORD-BREAKING INVESTOR CAMPAIGN

A RECORD-BREAKING INVESTOR CAMPAIGN

With a team of 60 dedicated volunteers, the Greater Des Moines Partnership concluded its five-year investor campaign in 2017, achieving a 19 percent overall growth in investor revenues. In this session, learn what it takes to run a successful campaign—from assembling a volunteer cabinet and building engagement to defining and communicating your chamber’s value proposition.

Ben Wills
CREATIVE CONVERSIONS: FILLING YOUR SALES FUNNEL WITH DIGITAL LEADS

CREATIVE CONVERSIONS: FILLING YOUR SALES FUNNEL WITH DIGITAL LEADS

After pivoting to a conversion-driven marketing strategy, the Nashville Chamber increased website traffic, created online lead sources and ran a successful digital-only membership campaign using creative tools, methods and content. Learn how to leverage social media to engage your audience, develop targeted emails to fill your sales funnel, create content marketing strategies that generate leads and how to measure your results.

Ben Wills
THE RELUCTANT GENERATION: INSPIRING GEN X TO LEAD

THE RELUCTANT GENERATION: INSPIRING GEN X TO LEAD

Generation X, sandwiched between the Baby Boomers and Millenials, is the smallest generation in today's workforce. A new research study shows that Gen X-ers, particularly women, are more reluctant to get involved in their chambers and communities. So what gives? Dig into the study's findings and examine ways your chamber can motivate this group to step up and lead.

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STRONGER TOGETHER: ADVOCACY IN ACTION

STRONGER TOGETHER: ADVOCACY IN ACTION

By banding together, chambers of commerce can be strong advocates for business. Learn how your chamber and others can work together to develop joint policy agendas, to collaborate on advocacy strategies and to influence legislation and regulation that benefits members and the community.

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THE MODERN MEMBER

THE MODERN MEMBER

Today membership is about creating opportunities for your audience to connect organically, not about building a directory of businesses. Learn how modern businesses are finding fans, and where modern chambers can find theirs. Be inspired by stories of success and explore strategies to transform members into fans.

EDUCATION TRANSFORMATION

EDUCATION TRANSFORMATION

Hear how two chambers – driven to meet tomorrow's skills demands – are transforming the way that students learn, educators teach and businesses engage. Explore how your chamber, too, can work together with businesses to transform education and build a pool of talent for the future.

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60 SPONSORSHIP IDEAS IN 60 MINUTES

60 SPONSORSHIP IDEAS IN 60 MINUTES

In the competitive world of corporate sponsorship, chambers can get ahead of the game with strong strategies and creative concepts. Share a success story and be inspired by dozens of others in this fast-paced, panel-facilitated session. Your next $10,000 sponsorship idea awaits.

Ben Wills
BUILDING A PLACE FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

BUILDING A PLACE FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

Evolving workforce demographics and a growing demand for talent have chambers, and the businesses and communities they serve, scrambling to retain young professionals. Learn how two chambers are helping their communities win the talent competition through quality of life initiatives, opportunities for civic engagement and by fostering a culture of inclusion.

Ben Wills
SMALL CHAMBER, BIG IMPACT: LEADERS IN ADVOCACY

SMALL CHAMBER, BIG IMPACT: LEADERS IN ADVOCACY

Small but mighty, even chambers of commerce with slimmer budgets and fewer members can play a big role as the voice of their business community. Discover how smaller chambers are building effective advocacy strategies that enhance member value and engage the community.

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WHAT MEMBERS WANT

WHAT MEMBERS WANT

Hear directly from the mouths of members in this session, designed to inspire you to better define what your audience wants. Learn to serve varied member interests to increase your retention, refine your programming and boost membership morale. Plus, discover how the strong voice of your members can impact community and drive change.

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ENGAGING THE DISENGAGED

ENGAGING THE DISENGAGED

Building a robust talent pipeline requires coordinated efforts to reengage displaced workers. Discover how a collective impact strategy can bring long-term rewards to your community. This session will highlight the benefits of embracing this approach, which requires community collaboration that links transportation, childcare, education, social support, business and other leaders together in search of solutions.

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FAIR CHANCE HIRING

FAIR CHANCE HIRING

More than 25 states and 150 cities and counties have policies that regulate how and when employers can consider an applicant’s criminal background in the hiring process. Chambers can provide an essential support system to member businesses and human resources pros as they navigate this new process. Learn more about the role chambers can play to improve public safety, ensure smart government spending and help employers cultivate an untapped, loyal workforce.

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