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ACCE NEWS #ACCE18: DREAM BIG AND BE DIFFERENT Opportunity awaits at #ACCE18: the 2018 ACCE Annual Convention, hosted this year in Des Moines, Iowa from July 17 to July 20. Visit www.ACCE.org/convention to discover what makes Des Moines unique, to view learning experiences, to plan your social calendar, to meet sponsors and to register your team for this can’t-miss event. From powerful plenaries and tailored workshops to social outings and casual networking, #ACCE18 provides an unmatched professional development experience for people in every position. Join the conversation and get a taste for who you’ll meet in #DSMUSA by following #ACCE18 on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. MEET THE NEWEST FELLOWSHIP GRADS At a meeting hosted by the Detroit Regional Chamber earlier this spring, leaders from 21 chambers of commerce graduated ACCE’s Fellowship for Education and Talent Development. Throughout the year-long program, Fellows studied best practices in education attainment and inclusion through a peer-to-peer network that includes former program participants. Fellows developed regional action plans that identify and address specific education attainment and workforce development issues that impact their communities. The Fellowship is an immersive executive development program that provides chamber of commerce professionals with learning and tools to improve the birth-to-career education pipeline in the communities they serve.

NEW REPORTS AND BENCHMARKING STATS NOW AVAILABLE Chambers of commerce that participated in the 2017 Operations Survey can now access customized reports and comparisons by visiting www.ACCE.org/DCB. Use the data, which is available at no charge as a benefit of your membership, to: • • •

See how your chamber ranks compared to the 25th, 50th and 75th percentiles of your selected peer group Download customized PowerPoint slides that plot your chamber's data and percentile compared to each quartile of your peer group Review side-by-side comparisons of your data with your self-selected benchmarking group

Haven’t participated yet? Enter your data now for immediate access. For assistance, connect with ACCE’s information and research team by emailing HERO@acce.org. THREE CHEERS FOR OUR NEWEST LIFE MEMBERS Danny Hearn, Gary Toebben and Marianne Virgili – all Certified Chamber Executives – will be celebrated as Life Members on July 18 at the 2018 ACCE Annual Convention. Respected as the highest honor in the profession, the Life Member award recognizes management excellence, community leadership and selfless commitment to the betterment of chambers of commerce. Life Members have retired from exceptional careers in chamber leadership, and the title recognizes both career-long success and member-forlife status with ACCE.

Learn more about the Fellowship and meet the newest Fellows at www.ACCE.org/Fellowship.

Danny Hearn

Pictured above: ACCE Fellowship graduates

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Chamber Executive

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Gary Toebben

Marianne Virgili

Chamber Executive: Spring 2018  

Read the spring 2018 issue of Chamber Executive magazine, published by ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. This issue i...

Chamber Executive: Spring 2018  

Read the spring 2018 issue of Chamber Executive magazine, published by ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. This issue i...

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