What Our Members Are Saying

W.A.C.E. Academy

“If you value your chamber’s success and resiliency, W.A.C.E. Academy is for you. If you value cultivating lifelong colleagues and friendships, W.A.C.E. Academy is for you. Since I, like most, didn’t start my career as a chamber professional, it was paramount that I found a development pathway quickly. Thankfully, a neighboring colleague pointed me toward Academy. Right away I learned that Academy is not only laying the groundwork for my chamber’s fortitude; it is also building my ‘Square Squad’ of trusted, honest and genuine friendships. I will never change my tune. W.A.C.E. Academy is for everyone in this industry — period.”

Jenny MacMurdo
Pacific Grove (CA) Chamber

Chamber Leadership Podcast

“The Chamber Leadership Podcast is like a ‘shot of espresso,’ stimulating discussion among our chamber team and causing us to seek continuous quality improvement. We enjoy hearing from industry leaders and have benefitted from the practical application of the tips of the trade. It’s digestible, relevant and much appreciated!”

Jake Mangas
Redding (CA) Chamber

Chamber CEO Salary Survey

“I have relied upon the W.A.C.E. CEO Salary Survey for several years now. It gives me an opportunity to gauge my salary with that of my peers in similar-sized chambers. It also helps me with providing a baseline salary number for my Board and Finance Committee when it comes time to discuss salaries and benefits. It is a great tool.”

Gioia Goodrum, IOM
McMinneville Area (OR) Chamber

“The Chamber Is” Ad Wizard

“The Chamber Is…Ad Wizard is a turnkey marketing tool that helps us not only position our chamber in the community, but to communicate our value proposition in a meaningful and impactful manner. We use most of the tools, including posters, in our conference room, banners at our programs and events, and both traditional and digital ads. Feedback from our community has been overwhelmingly positive.”
Chris Romer, ACE
Vail Valley (CO) Partnership

Chamber Performance Survey

“We have found W.A.C.E.’s Chamber Performance Survey to be an extremely helpful tool. Because the survey is administered by a third party and responses are anonymous, our members can give us very honest feedback as to what they need from us and how we are performing at meeting their needs. This input guides us in our strategic plan updates each year, as well as in reviewing and revising our membership services. Our members like that we are asking for their input and that their voices are being heard. We no longer waste our time on programs that members do not find beneficial. Instead, we focus our efforts on their top priorities, which has led to better membership retention and new members as well.”
Angie Waiss
Executive Director
Skamania County (WA) Chamber