2014 Webinar Series

Wednesday, September 17th —“How to Engage and Keep First Year Members”
You’ve just received the check for a new membership. Now what happens? Do you have a plan? We all know that the first year renewal is a huge moment of truth for your chamber. Hear tips to improve retention, engage your new members and improve the odds to turn them into the kind of members who will stick with you for many years to come.
Presenters: Colleen Evans, Vice President, Membership & Investor Relations, Lubbock (TX) Chamber
                 Claudia Rosales, Manager, Membership Acquisition & Retention, Greater El Paso (TX) Chamber

Wednesday, October 15th —“How to Become the “Go-To” Organization for Pro-Business Public Policy”
When there’s a key issue that impacts the business community in your area, is your chamber leading the charge to find a solution? Can you turn up the heat, so your elected officials will see the light? Hear the essential steps that are needed for your chamber to be a respected (and maybe feared) voice of business.
Presenters: Joe Grace, Director of Public Policy, Greater Philadelphia (PA) Chamber
                 Ken Oplinger, ACE, President/CEO, The Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region (CA)

Wednesday, November 19th —“Your Chamber’s Role in Workforce Readiness”
Now that the economy appears to be on the upswing, more and more employers are sounding the alarm that they can’t find qualified workers. Hear what your chamber can do short- and long-term to ensure that your business members can find the talent they need for their businesses to grow and thrive for years to come.
Presenters: Linda DiMario, Senior Director of Tourism & Economic Development, Irvine (CA) Chamber
                 Nancy Eisenbrandt, Chief Operations Officer, Nashville Area (TN) Chamber

Wednesday, December 10th —“Digging Deeper into Value Without Involvement”
Admit it...MANY of your members just don’t have the time to participate or attend events. So if that’s the case, what exactly is your chamber’s value without involvement? Hear what the best in our business have done to make sure that their members see, feel, and understand the value of an active chamber of commerce, even if they don’t attend anything.
Presenters: Karen Arnold, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, Greater Tampa (FL) Chamber
                 Jennifer Schmiel, Senior Vice President, Member Services Dallas Regional (TX) Chamber
                 Amy Ramos, Vice President, Communications, Dallas Regional (TX) Chamber

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