New Approaches to Health Insurance Programs

New Approaches to Health Insurance Programs

In the good old days, chambers could actually create value and support for their mission with health insurance programs – then came the ACA!  Members still need help in this arena and chambers have responded in a variety of ways by experimenting with new approaches. This session will cover efforts to create self-insured multiple employer plans, partner with faith based medical cost sharing programs and explore the potential for new Association Health Plans.  Each approach has risks and opportunities, as the chamber work to creating value while staying “in-bounds” with changing regulatory and legal requirements and an ever-changing health insurance market. 

  • Eddie McBride, IOM, President & CEO, Lubbock Chamber of Commerce

  • Steve Millard, CCE, President & CEO, Greater Akron Chamber

  • Chris Romer, IOM, President & CEO, Vail Valley Partnership

Tuesday, July 16 | 10:45 a.m. | Promenade 103A

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DISCOVER DIGITAL RESOURCES TO EMPOWER YOUR COMMUNITY

DISCOVER DIGITAL RESOURCES TO EMPOWER YOUR COMMUNITY

Learn more about how your chamber can partner with the Grow with Google Program, which offers free resources and a curriculum your chamber can use to teach people in your community digital skills to grow their careers and businesses.

Julia Malecke, Partner Activation Manager, Grow With Google

Eran Harrill, CEO, Oklahoma City Black Chamber

Tuesday, July 16 | 10:45 a.m. | Promenade 202B

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THE CASE FOR FOCUSING ON SOFT SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

THE CASE FOR FOCUSING ON SOFT SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Success in the workforce depends on so much more than technical skills. What can chambers do to meet the demand for workforce-ready talent? Hear from chambers whose programs focus on developing core and soft skills to prepare the next generation of workers.

Vern Squier, CCE, President & CEO, Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County (CBICC)

Meredith Rozanski, CPA, COO, Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce

Tuesday, July 16 | 10:45 a.m. | Promenade 202C

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HER UNLEASHED

HER UNLEASHED

This interactive presentation will engage women in leadership roles at all levels in their chambers in an interactive discussion on the power of understanding and building authentic relationships both personally and professionally. The program will outline five key strategies to support your growth and development as a professional female in today’s world. 

Casey Steinbacher, CCE, President, Casey’s Company

Tuesday, July 16 | 10:45 a.m. | Promenade 104A

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NATURAL DISASTER RESPONSE, RECOVERY AND RESILIENCY

NATURAL DISASTER RESPONSE, RECOVERY AND RESILIENCY

Natural disasters can have a tremendous negative impact on communities, destroying homes, lives and businesses. This discussion will focus on how communities can prepare for, respond to and recover from natural disasters. Panelists will discuss how communicates can collaborate in the immediate response to disasters and build long-term resiliency in the face of future disasters.

Tony DeLisi, Vice President, Avalanche Consulting

Peter Rumble, CEO, Santa Rosa Metro Chamber of Commerce

Andrea Nunn, Senior Vice President of Corporate & Member Relations, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

Jesse Torres, Partner & Chief Strategy Office, Biltmore Group

Tuesday, July 16 | 10:45 a.m. | Promenade 202A

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BETTER DECISION-MAKING WITH DATA: HOW TO BECOME A DATA CONVERT

BETTER DECISION-MAKING WITH DATA: HOW TO BECOME A DATA CONVERT

Have you ever had to make a strategic decision and persuade your team and stakeholders to agree? Then this is the session for you! Representatives from the 2018 Michigan Chamber of the Year will give you plans and tools for making those decisions confidently and efficiently by using data. Learn how using data to determine your key performance indicators in areas of sales, retention, marketing, events, and even in managing your staff to help you make better decisions, faster. Understand the difference between a vanity metric and a valuable metric and leave with a framework for building your own data dashboards.

Jodi Owczarski, Vice President, Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce

Britt Delo, Director of Membership, Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce

Caroline Monahan, Director of Marketing & Communications, Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce

Tuesday, July 16 | 10:45 a.m. | Promenade 201A

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RECRUITING TRANSFORMATIONAL INVESTORS

RECRUITING TRANSFORMATIONAL INVESTORS

Our expert panel will share how dropping traditional transactional selling practices has opened the door to investments exceeding the limitations of standardized rate cards. Discover actionable strategies to position your chamber mission as a cause and compel major employers to invest in your long-range vision for your community.

Doug and Bill Holman, Partners, Holman Brothers Membership Sales Solutions

Christy Gillenwater, CCE, President & CEO, Chattanooga Area Chamber

Kristofer T. Johnson, IOM, President & CEO, Association of Washington Business

Michael S. Neal, CCE, President & CEO, Tulsa Regional Chamber

Tuesday, July 16 | 10:45 a.m. | Promenade 104B

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SUPPORTING SUPPLIER DIVERSITY PROGRAMS

SUPPORTING SUPPLIER DIVERSITY PROGRAMS

Supplier diversity programs have existed in large corporations for many years. Chambers have the power to encourage business communities to adopt and expand these types of programs, which help promote equitable economic growth and bolster small businesses. Hear how chambers have encouraged supplier diversity programs in their regions as a strategy for building inclusive economies.   

Belinda Matthews-Stenson, Director of Minority Business Development, Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce

Tyrone Tyra, Vice President of Community & Minority Business Development, Commerce Lexington Inc.

Tuesday, July 16 | 10:45 a.m. | Promenade 103C

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GET TO THE POINT: MAKING PRESENTATIONS WORK FOR YOUR AUDIENCE

GET TO THE POINT: MAKING PRESENTATIONS WORK FOR YOUR AUDIENCE

We’ve all been there. Stuck in a meeting where the presenter reads directly from the slide, line by line. Slowly, audience members disengage and turn to their phones. This session will help you create presentations that gain and maintain a strong connection with your audience, so your message is not only heard, but embraced.

Julie Granger, Executive Vice President, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce

Carrie Gossett, Director of Digital Communications, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce

Tuesday, July 16 | 10:45 a.m. | Promenade 102B

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