CEO PROJECTIONS FOR 2019

CEO PROJECTIONS FOR 2019

While strong economic tailwinds continue to push the economy forward, there is growing concern the “good old days” might just be ending. During this session, Vistage Chief Research Officer, Joe Galvin will share the thoughts of more than 1,200 CEOs nationally. He will review their economic confidence for the year ahead, explore their key decisions and understand their top investments for 2019. He will look at their growth levers and identify the obstacles in their path and discuss how you can put this information to work for your members and your chamber.

Joe Galvin, Chief Research Officer, Vistage

Monday, July 15 | 9:45 a.m. | Promenade 202B

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MEASURING THE SOCIAL IMPACT OF CORPORATE INVESTMENT

MEASURING THE SOCIAL IMPACT OF CORPORATE INVESTMENT

By working together, leaders from the public, private and social sectors can become a catalytic force to meet our greatest societal challenges. As businesses become increasingly focused on the social impact of their operations and investments, Deloitte has developed a tool that forecasts the social impact of large corporate investments across more than 75 social measures, including education, housing, income, transportation and other factors. Learn more about the model and how the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber used the tool to analyze the impact of corporate investments.

Darin Buelow, Global Location Strategy Leader, Deloitte

Monday, July 15 | 9:45 a.m. | Promenade 104A

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PERSPECTIVE, COLLABORATION, GROWTH: CHAMBER LEADERSHIP INITIATIVES

PERSPECTIVE, COLLABORATION, GROWTH: CHAMBER LEADERSHIP INITIATIVES

With cities and regions competing for top talent, leadership and mentorship initiatives are tools chambers are using to engage emerging generations, strengthen their ties to the community, and enhance the relevancy of their organizations. This session will share best practices for leadership initiatives from chambers in Rochester, N.Y. and Billings, Mont.

Jennifer Reiser, IOM, Chief Operating Officer, Billings Chamber of Commerce

Shannon Ealy, Senior Manager of Marketing & Engagement, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce

Monday, July 15 | 9:45 a.m. | Promenade 201A

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PROVEN STRATEGIES FOR NEW CEOS

PROVEN STRATEGIES FOR NEW CEOS

This session, designed for chamber CEOs hired within the past two years, will examine a chief executive’s role in establishing the organization’s relevance as a business and community resource, implementing strategic planning and increasing membership and partnerships. Also gain helpful insight on how to follow steps for U.S. Chamber accreditation.   

Todd Murphy, President, Jefferson Chamber

Monday, July 15 | 9:45 a.m. | Promenade 102B

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GO DIGITAL AND GET RESULTS

GO DIGITAL AND GET RESULTS

To achieve meaningful results from your online efforts, you have to move beyond social media and incorporate digital marketing. Discover the simple steps to digital marketing success that can deliver results, including attracting and retaining members, boosting non-dues revenue, increasing event attendance, engaging members and more.   

Frank J. Kenny, Founder, Chamber Professionals Community

Monday, July 15 | 9:45 a.m. | Promenade 103B

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CULTURE OVER STRATEGY

CULTURE OVER STRATEGY

Just a few short years ago, Greater Louisville Inc.'s (GLI) employee survey came back with a 42 percent satisfaction rate; today, it stands at 83 percent. Get the inside story on how GLI came to better understand its majority-millennial workforce. Learn about the specific strategies implemented to enhance culture and strengthen morale, and how these workplace improvements boosted staff recruitment and improved diversity and inclusion throughout all operations and programmatic areas of GLI.

Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, Chief of Staff & Chief Operating Officer, Greater Louisville Inc.

Monday, July 15 | 9:45 a.m. | Promenade 102A

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MEMBERSHIP AS MARRIAGE: DEVELOPING LIFETIME RELATIONSHIPS WITH MEMBERS

MEMBERSHIP AS MARRIAGE: DEVELOPING LIFETIME RELATIONSHIPS WITH MEMBERS

Realizing that you are in the relationship business is the first step in understanding your member’s expectations and developing long-term win-win relationships with them. Gain insight into relationship patterns characterizing both marriage and membership and how you can leverage them to deliver better experiences, manage expectations and create alignment between diverse interests and perceptions.

Cathi Hight, President, Hight Performance Group, Inc.

Monday, July 15 | 9:45 a.m. | Promenade 104B

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MISSIONAL INVESTORS

MISSIONAL INVESTORS

To be truly effective at moving the needle on tough areas such as workforce development, transportation infrastructure or attainable housing, chambers must make a bold, long-standing commitment to addressing them. To support this important missional work, member investment must rise beyond traditional dues and sponsorship asks and transcend into a more capital-campaign mindset using metrics and storytelling. In this highly interactive session, learn how to frame the operational and “capital” asks differently and how to navigate with community partners who may already be in the space.

Adrian Cain, Cheif Development Officer, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce

Shannon Ealy, Senior Manager of Marketing & Engagement, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce

Monday, July 15 | 9:45 a.m. | Promenade 104C

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M&A: MERGERS AND ALIGNMENT

M&A: MERGERS AND ALIGNMENT

Learn more about the latest merger and alignment trends from across the country, as Market Street and a panel of chamber executives share their personal experiences and words of wisdom about mergers and realignment.  This session will help chamber executives be proactive and appropriately responsive to potential merger discussions and organizational alignment in their communities.

J. Mac Holladay, CCE, Founder & CEO, Market Street Services

Bob Quick, CCE, President & CEO, Commerce Lexington Inc.

Matt Pivarnik, CCE, IOM, President & CEO, Greater Topeka Partnership

Monday, July 15 | 9:45 a.m. | Promenade 202A

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WORK-BASED LEARNING SUCCESSES

WORK-BASED LEARNING SUCCESSES

Learning doesn’t just have to happen in the classroom. When people have the chance to be immersed in a specific work environment, they build real-world skills and understanding. Hear about the different ways chambers are approaching internships and apprenticeships.

Cynthia Bennett, Vice President, Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce

Joshua Monge, Director of Economic Development, Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce

Dinah Becton-Consuegra, Director of Partnership Development, PBLWorks

Monday, July 15 | 9:45 a.m. | Promenade 202C

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BUILDING COMMUNITIES WHERE MINORITY BUSINESSES THRIVE

BUILDING COMMUNITIES WHERE MINORITY BUSINESSES THRIVE

Creating an inclusive economic growth strategy goes beyond small or minority business support programs. The most successful results are coming from communities that are building ecosystems that create the conditions for diverse businesses to succeed. Learn the key elements of systems designed to enable and support growth for minority and women-owned businesses in their communities.

Ken James, Director of Inclusion, Grand Rapids Chamber

Greg Valdovino, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

Monday, July 15 | 9:45 a.m. | Promenade 103C

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