• 2018-2019 Chairman of the Board

    Pat Patrick, (left) receives a ceremonial plaque from incoming Chairman of the Board Brad Hicks, of the Chamber of Medford/Jackson County (OR), at the 2018 W.A.C.E. Annual Conference in Henderson, Nevada in recognition of his service as chair.

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  • 2018 W.A.C.E. Annual Conference

    2018 Conference Chair, Jill Lagan, ACE of the Boulder City (NV) Chamber of Commerce addresses attendees at the Annual Conference in Henderson, NV.

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  • W.A.C.E. 2017 Hammer Memorial Award

    Ermina Karim (left), presents the 2017 Hammer Memorial Award to Susan Wan-Ross of the Yorba Linda (CA) Chamber of Commerce.

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  • W.A.C.E. 2018 Conference Keynote Speaker

    Jaime Casap of Google speaks about "Iteration and Innovation in Education" at the 2018 W.A.C.E. Conference at the Green Valley Ranch Resort in Henderson, NV.
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  • W.A.C.E. 2017 Overall Communications Award

    Staff members from the Greater Irvine (CA) Chamber accept the Overall Communications Award at the 2018 Annual Conference in Henderson, Nevada.

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  • W.A.C.E. Academy Graduation

    The graduating class of 2017 receives their graduation certificates at the Graduation Ceremony during the last day of the 2018 Conference.

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  • 2017 Russell E. Pettit Memorial Excellence in Leadership Award

    Marianne Virgili, CCE, IOM formerly of the Glenwood Springs (CO) Chamber Resort Association accepts the Pettit Award from past recipient Betty Nokes (left),

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  • 2018-2019 W.A.C.E. Program Priorities

    Brad Hicks, CCE, IOM, President/CEO of the Chamber of Medford/Jackson County (OR), reveals his 2018-2019 program priorities at the 2018 W.A.C.E. Annual Conference in Henderson, Nevada.

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  • W.A.C.E. Video Award

    Stephanie Armstrong, ACE (far left), from the Chamber of the Santa Barbara (CA) Region & Greta Seidman (far right), from the Las Vegas Metro (NV) Chamber present the 2017 Chamber Video First Place award to Jeff Soifer, Artistic Director of the Tacoma-Pierce County (WA) Chamber at the 2018 W.A.C.E. Annual Conference in Henderson, Nevada.

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  • Keynote Speaker

    Brian Baker discusses "It Takes a Warrior: How Chambers can Re-Brand for Future Relevance" at the 2018 Conference in Henderson, Nevada.

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

    Mike Varney (right) presents the Exective of the Year award to Todd Sanders, President/CEO of the Greater Phoenix (AZ) Chamber of Commerce, at the 2018 W.A.C.E. Annual Conference in Henderson, Nevada.

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  • W.A.C.E. Newsletter Awards

    Jessica Welch (left) and Joey Blaszczyk (right) present the Newsletter First Place Award to Greta Seidman from the Las Vegas Metro (NV) Chamber of Commerce at the 2018 W.A.C.E. Annual Conference in Henderson, Nevada.

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  • W.A.C.E. Gerald W. Hathaway Award

    Jeremy Harris (left), Senior Vice President for the Long Beach Area (CA) Chamber, receives the 2017 Staff Person of the Year award from Toni Padron (right), at the 2018 W.A.C.E. Annual Conference in Henderson, Nevada.

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  • Accredited Chamber Executive (ACE)

    Marnie Uhl, ACE (left), Presiden/CEO of the Prescott Valley (AZ) Chamber and Glenn Morris, ACE ( second right), President/CEO of the Santa Maria Valley (CA) Chamber receive their ACE reaccreditation at the 2018 W.A.C.E. Annual Conference in Henderson, NV. Gail Zurek, ACE (second left), President/CEO of the Visalia (CA) Chamber received her ACE for the first time. These were presented by Scott Raty, ACE (far right), President/CEO of the Pleasanton (CA) Chamber.
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  • Life Membership

    Mike Varney was awarded W.A.C.E. Life Membership at the 2018 Conference in Henderson, NV.

     

  • W.A.C.E. Keynote Speaker

    Frank Luntz spoke on "The Language of Business 2018" at the W.A.C.E. Annual Conference at the Green Valley Ranch Resort in Henderson, Nevada.

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  • W.A.C.E. Website Award

    Colin Diaz (Right) and Derek Kirk (left) present the award for First Place Website to Toni Padron of the Carlsbad (CA) Chamber, at the 2018 W.A.C.E. Annual Conference in Henderson, Nevada.

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  • W.A.C.E. - Keynote Speaker

    Randy Gravitt discussed "Chess Not Checkers: 4 Moves to a High Performance Chamber" at the 2018 Conference in Henderson, Nevada.

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  • W.A.C.E. E-Newsletter Award

    Angie Anderson (left) presented the First Place Award for Chamber E-Newsletter to Nancy Lindholm, ACE, President/CEO for the Oxnard (CA) Chamber of Commerce at the 2018 W.A.C.E. Annual Conference in Henderson, Nevada.

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  • W.A.C.E. Academy 2017

    Over 120 chamber professionals from 9 states and Canada participated in the 2017 Academy Program.

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