• 2014 W.A.C.E. Annual Conference

    Lorna Riley opened the 2014 Conference with
    "Quest for Your Best: Four Stages to Achieving Successin Changing Times"


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  • W.A.C.E. Keynoter Bill Graham

    Keynoter Bill Graham – "The Power of Likable Leadership: Taking Your Team Toward the Island of Success"

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  • W.A.C.E. 2013 Hammer Memorial Award

    Jeremy Harris (Long Beach CA) presents the 2013 Hammer Memorial Award to Bill Allen (Las Cruces NM)

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  • W.A.C.E. Emerging Leaders Advisory Council

    The first ever Emerging Leaders Advisory Council was announced at the 2014 Annual Conference in Los Angeles, CA

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  • W.A.C.E. Foundation Live Auction

    Wayne Griffin, ACE (Catalina Island CA) conducts the Live Auction at the 2014 Annual Conference

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  • W.A.C.E. Steve Van Dorn

    Tom Pierson , ACE (Tacoma-Pierce County WA) passes the gavel to incoming chairman Steve Van Dorn, IOM (Santa Clara CA).

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  • W.A.C.E. Chambers and Politics in 2014

    Allan Zaremberg (CalChamber) and Rob Engstrom (U.S. Chamber) discuss Chambers and Politics in 2014

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  • W.A.C.E. Core Competency Awards

    (L-R) Jill Lederer, ACE (Conejo Valley CA), Barbara Malcom (Gresham OR), Shannon McIsaac (Tahoe CA), Kristin McMillan (Las Vegas NV), Michele Bennett (Simi Valley CA), and Mike Varney (Tucson AZ) 

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  • W.A.C.E. Keynoter Mark Lautman

    Keynoter Mark Lautman "When Boomers Bail"

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  • Executive of the Year

    Tom Pierson, ACE (Tacoma-Pierce County WA) receives the 2013 Executive of the Year Award from Sharon Silva, ACE (Turlock CA)

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  • W.A.C.E. Life Membership

    Debbie Moreno is presented W.A.C.E. Life Membership by Tom Pierson, ACE (Tacoma-Pierce County WA)

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  • W.A.C.E. Life Membership

    Kara Kelley is presented W.A.C.E. Life Membership by Tom Pierson, ACE (Tacoma-Pierce County WA)

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  • W.A.C.E. 25 Year Service Award

    Georgette Naylor (Burlingame CA) and Kathy Tilque (Gilbert AZ) are recognized for 25 years of service in the Chamber Industry

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  • W.A.C.E. Recognizes Chamber Professionals

    30 Years in Chamber Industry: Diane Schwenke (Grand Junction CO) and Randy Gordon, ACE (Long Beach CA)

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  • W.A.C.E. Recognizes Chamber Professionals

    Leron Gubler (Hollywood CA) is presented a plaque in recognition of his 35 years in the Chamber Industry by Tom Pierson, ACE (Tacoma-Pierce County WA)

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  • W.A.C.E. 2013 Hathaway Award

    Ann Hutchison (Fort Collins Area CO) presents the 2013 Hathaway Staff Person of the Year Award to John Osborn (Las Vegas NV)

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  • W.A.C.E. Academy Graduates

    Academy officially graduated 28 students at the conference.

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  • W.A.C.E. - Accredited Chamber Executive

    Tracie Schimikowsky (Chino Valley AZ), Sharon Silva (Turlock CA) and Tom Wilkinson (Kingman AZ) receive their Accredited Chamber Executive (ACE) Designation

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  • W.A.C.E. ACADEMY

    Academy's 3rd Year Class Officially Graduates in February at the W.A.C.E. Conference in Anaheim, CA.

  • W.A.C.E. ACADEMY 2014

    Over 100 chamber professionals from 8 states, participated in the 2014 Academy program.

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The Western Association of Chamber Executives (W.A.C.E.) is the premier organization for education and professional development for chamber executives and staff. W.A.C.E. now represents over 800 chamber professionals in 18 Western states and Canada. If you have an immediate need for information, please contact us by phone at: (916) 442-2223 or we can be reached by email here.
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