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.

Wednesday, July 18 / 9–10:30 a.m.

Ben Wills
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.

Wednesday, July 18 / 9–10:30 a.m.

Ben Wills
MAKING MONEY MOVES

MAKING MONEY MOVES

Learn how to enhance membership value and generate income for your chamber through non-dues revenue. Explore the success of the Kentucky Chamber’s health insurance offering, and learn best practices for launching, marketing and measuring the success of money-making affinity programs.

Wednesday, July 18 / 9–10:30 a.m.

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.

Wednesday, July 18 / 9–10:30 a.m.

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.

Wednesday, July 18 / 9–10:30 a.m.

Ben Wills
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.

Wednesday, July 18 / 9–10:30 a.m.

Ben Wills
CCE: CERTIFYING THE PROFESSION

CCE: CERTIFYING THE PROFESSION

Designed for experienced leaders, Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) is the highly-recognized designation for high-achieving chamber professionals. Learn how certification can boost your professional confidence and take your career to the next level, and how a prestigious alumni network of 500+ CCEs can help get you there.

Wednesday, July 18 / 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Ben Wills
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.

Wednesday, July 18 / 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Ben Wills
60 SPONSORSHIP IDEAS IN 60 MINUTES, SPONSORED BY YGM

60 SPONSORSHIP IDEAS IN 60 MINUTES, SPONSORED BY YGM

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.

Sponsored by YGM

Wednesday, July 18 / 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Ben Wills
EVENTS TO EMBRACE DIVERSITY

EVENTS TO EMBRACE DIVERSITY

Chambers of commerce are engaging their communities and C-Suite leaders by leveraging the power of events to support diversity and inclusion. This session explores the impact of chamber diversity events and CEO summits, and highlights a planning framework for hosting these events. Learn how peers have positively moved the inclusion needle in their communities by bringing stakeholders together for diversity summits of every size.

Wednesday, July 18 / 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Ben Wills
MAKING THE IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE, SPONSORED BY YOUSCIENCE

MAKING THE IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE, SPONSORED BY YOUSCIENCE

Chambers are in a unique position to build strong partnerships focused on regional success. Learn how two chambers leveraged leadership and influence to advance important priorities in their communities by effectively using resources and credibility. Get ideas for how to fund advocacy efforts, how to build strong coalitions, how to establish trust with elected officials and how to select the issues where you can have the most meaningful impact.

Sponsored by YouScience

Wednesday, July 18 / 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Ben Wills
DATA DRIVES EVERYTHING: CLOSING THE SKILLS GAP

DATA DRIVES EVERYTHING: CLOSING THE SKILLS GAP

As chambers everywhere work to close the skills gap in their communities, many have harnessed the power of data to create effective talent strategies. Learn how the Austin Chamber of Commerce has used data to fundamentally change the conversation, trajectory and alignment of workforce demand and talent supply in their region, and how you can, too.

Wednesday, July 18 / 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Ben Wills
THE TIME IS NOW: YOUR CHAMBER’S FUTURE

THE TIME IS NOW: YOUR CHAMBER’S FUTURE

With a focus on innovative chambers of commerce, this session highlights how to engage leaders, think differently, embrace a generational shift in the workplace and position your chamber for the future. What can chambers learn from companies that have disrupted their old business model? When we think about our future, who do we see having a seat at the table? Hear lessons learned and stories of success from chambers that are looking ahead and pushing forward.

Wednesday, July 18 / 2–3:30 p.m.

Ben Wills
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.

Wednesday, July 18 / 2–3:30 p.m.

Ben Wills
PEER MINDSHARE: MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

PEER MINDSHARE: MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

In this all-hands-on-deck networking and brainstorming session, Membership Development Division Advisory Board members will lead problem-solving roundtables based on the toughest challenges faced by chamber membership professionals today. Share tough problems, exchange information, and develop solutions with your peers.

Wednesday, July 18 / 2–3:30 p.m.

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.

Wednesday, July 18 / 2–3:30 p.m.

Ben Wills
CEO ACTION: ADVANCING DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN THE WORKPLACE

CEO ACTION: ADVANCING DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN THE WORKPLACE

When it comes to diversity and inclusion, ‘walking the walk’ is not always easy. But it is essential for chambers seeking to recruit and retain top talent. Hear how the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce has infused a culture of inclusion through policy, practice and employee empowerment. Learn how your chamber can harness the power and benefits of a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Wednesday, July 18 / 2–3:30 p.m.

Ben Wills