Academy Testimonials

Our existing Academy students are "the best" salespeople for the program. Here is what a few of them had to say about their 2013 Academy "experience."

"I have learned so much from Academy. The coursework has made me a better leader & my Chamber to be better at promoting our members. It redefines my vision and has allowed me to build strong relationships withy my peers. I find myself reviewing the materials throughout the year - quality content!"

Heidi McCutcheon, Executive Director
Shelton-Mason County (WA) Chamber of Commerce
3rd Year Academy Graduating Class

"Awesome Experience! Being new to the chamber world, learning the basics from a professional staff has been key to my success. Getting to know my class will provide a great network throughout my chamber career, great group!"

Ken Ostini, President/CEO
Lompoc Valley (CA) Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
3rd Year Academy Graduating Class

"This was a jam packed week with a ton of excellent ideas, tips, and tools. There are several pieces that I will take back and implement to improve our chamber, grow business opportunities, and create jobs."

Kristy Santucci


1st Year Academy Student

"The Academy program has been invaluable for my development as a Chamber Executive. My Chamber and community will definitely benefit as a result."

Nathan Perea, CEO
Snoqualmie Valley (WA) Chamber of Commerce
2nd Year Academy Student

"Academy is a phenomenal training program for chamber professionals. You receive an emense amount of information that is beyond beneficial. Thank you W.A.C.E."
 
Julie SabbaghDirector of Community Relations
Vacaville (CA) Chamber of Commerce
2nd Year Academy Student 

"Attending the W.A.C.E. Academy as a first timer, year one, not only solidified what I've been doing for 8 years as CEO, but has provided new, fresh, out-of-the-box ideas, as well as best practices that I can implement at my Chamber." 

Eddie Tafoya, Executive Director
Commerce Industrial Council (CA)
1st Year Academy Student

"What an amazing experience this first year has been! The connections, relationships, and resources are a true gift to each and every participant. I am extremely appreciative of this opportunity. Thank you W.A.C.E." 

Kathy Moore, Director, Workforce & Leadership Development
Salem Area (OR) Chamber of Commerce
1st Year Academy Student

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