Mission – Business Plan

To enhance and promote the professional growth and competence of chamber of commerce executives


Mike Varney, Tucson Metro (AZ) Chamber of Commerce
    •  Work with the association's President to secure feedback & insight from teh members of the Emerging Leaders Advisory Council
    •  Coordinate a Political Action Boot Camp to be held in Southern California in June


Nancy Lindholm, ACE, Oxnard (CA) Chamber of Commerce

    •  Investigate opportunities to help chambers elevate their efforts to communicate value
    •  Coordinate ED Essentials Training in August in Sacramento so more chambers can play a leading role in community & economic development
    •  Chair the Nominating Committee for association directors and officers
    •  Coordinate goal setting session in October in Tucson to outline the association's program priorities for 2016

Vice Chair

B Gorman, ACE, Lake Tahoe South Shore (CA/NV) Chamber of Commerce

    •  Chair the Program Committee for the February 2016 annual conference at the San Francisco Airport Marriott.

Vice Chair

Jeremy Harris, Long Beach Area (CA) Chamber of Commerce

    •  Improve the Resource Library in the "members only" section of the association's website including reviewing, updating & expanding content

Vice Chair

Ermina Karim, San Luis Obispo (CA) Chamber of Commerce

    •  Help chambers identify and prepare for changes and risks on the horizon

Vice Chair

Todd Sanders, Greater Phoenix (AZ) Chamber of Commerce

    •  Coordinate the selection of topics and presenters for the association's 2015 webinar series

Immediate Past Chair

Steve Van Dorn, IOM, Santa Clara (CA) Chamber of Commerce & Convention-Visitors Bureau

    •  Coordinate the Executive Leaders Roundtable in Las Vegas on May 14

Other Services & Benefits

    •  Look for opportunities to partner with state associations including (but not limited to) volunteer leaders training
    •  Monthly newsletter – Insider – electronic and print versions  
    •  Continue regular electronic polling of members on chamber issues and trends
    •  Chamber Survey Central – conduct “tool kit” e-surveys for W.A.C.E. members of chamber business members
    •  Annual CEO salary & benefits survey
    •  Annual membership retention survey
    •  Annual technology survey
    •  Extensive awards and recognition programs
    •  Monthly “Career Opportunity Bulletin”
    •  Online membership directory - updated monthly 
    •  Salary & benefits survey for key staff positions
    •  Assist chambers and executives with programs including executive search, retreat facilitators, "fast start" & mentoring

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