• 2017-2018 Chairman of the Board

    Nancy Lindholm, (right) receives a ceremonial plaque from incoming Chairman of the Board Pat Patrick, of the Lodi District (CA) Chamber of Commerce, at the 2017 W.A.C.E. Annual Conference in Los Angeles, California in recognition of her service as chair.

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  • 2017 W.A.C.E. Annual Conference

    Kai Kight opens the 2017 event at the LAX Airport Marriott in Los Angeles, California.

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  • W.A.C.E. 2016 Hammer Memorial Award

    Mark Turner (right), presents the 2016 Hammer Memorial Award to Gina Fitzpatrick, CEO of the Paso Robles (CA) Chamber.

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  • W.A.C.E. 2017 Conference Keynote Speaker

    Kelly McDonald speaks at the 2017 W.A.C.E. Conference at the LAX Marriott in Los Angeles, CA.

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  • W.A.C.E. 2016 Overall Communications Award

    Bethany Wiekamp (left) of the Greater Riverside (CA) Chambers accepts the Overall Communications Award from Dave Kilby.

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  • W.A.C.E. Academy Graduation

    The graduating class of 2016 receives their graduation certificates at the Graduation Ceremony during the last day of the 2017 Conference.

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  • W.A.C.E. Branding Project

    Greg Hill, from BrandBirth, presented the results of the W.A.C.E. Branding Project to conference attendees.

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  • 2017-2018 W.A.C.E. Program Priorities

    Pat Patrick, President/CEO of the Lodi District (CA) Chamber, reveals his 2017-2018 program priorities at the 2017 W.A.C.E. Annual Conference in Los Angeles, California.

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  • W.A.C.E. Video Contest Award

    Alicia Early (far left), from the Castle Rock (CO) Chamber & Derrick Seaver (far right), from the Silicon Valley (CA) Organization present the 2016 Chamber Video Contest First Place award to Mike Varney, President/CEO of the Tucson Metro (AZ) Chamber at the 2017 W.A.C.E. Annual Conference in Los Angeles, California.

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  • Keynote Speaker

    Justin Patton spoke about "How Your Energy SHapes Your Success" at the 2017 Conference in Los Angeles, California.

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  • W.A.C.E. Executive of the Year Award

    David May (right) presents the Exective of the Year award to Mike Varney, President/CEO of the Tucson Metro (AZ) Chamber of Commerce, at the 2017 W.A.C.E. Annual Conference in Los Angeles, California.

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  • W.A.C.E. Newsletter Awards

    Kami Welch (left) presents the Newsletter  Special Merit Award to Sallie Doebler from the Las Vegas Metro (NV) Chamber of Commerce at the 2017 W.A.C.E. Annual Conference in Los Angeles, California.

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  • W.A.C.E. Gerald W. Hathaway Award

    Lori Banzhaf, Executive Vice President for the Tucson Metro (AZ) Chamber, receives the 2016 Staff Person of the Year award at the 2017 W.A.C.E. Annual Conference in Los Angeles, California.

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  • Accredited Chamber Executive (ACE) Reaccreditation

    Scott Raty, ACE (left), Presiden/CEOt of the Pleasanton(CA) Chamber of Commerce, receives his 20-year ACE reaccreditation at the 2017 W.A.C.E. Annual Conference in Los Angeles, California which was presented by Nancy Lindholm (right), President/CEO of the Oxnard (CA) Chamber of Commerce and the 2016-2017 W.A.C.E. Board Chair.

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  • Life Membership

    Ken Moore, CCE, was awarded W.A.C.E. Life Membership at the 2017 Conference in Los Angeles, CA

     

  • W.A.C.E. Keynote Speaker

    Dr. Chris Thornberg offered "Numbers and Stories: Understand Economic Dynamics at the National & Local Level" at the 2017 W.A.C.E. Annual Conference in Los Angeles, California.

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  • W.A.C.E. Website Award

    Stephanie Shapiro (Right), presents the award for First Place Website to Lynnette Buffington (left), Membership Outreach Manager for the Tacoma-Pierce County (WA) Chamber, at the 2017 W.A.C.E. Annual Conference in BLos Angeles, California.

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  • W.A.C.E. - Keynote Speaker

    Jake Soberal discussed "Leveraging the Technology Industry to Fix the Modern American City" at the 2017 Conference in Los Angeles, California.

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  • W.A.C.E. E-Newsletter Award

    Angie Anderson (far left) and Derek Kirk (far right) presented the First Place Award for Chamber E-Newsletter to Bethany Wiekamp, Communications Coordinator for the Greater Riverside (CA) Chambers at the 2017 W.A.C.E. Annual Conference in Los Angeles, California.

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  • W.A.C.E. Academy 2016

    Over 120 chamber professionals from 9 states participated in the 2016 Academy Program.

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