‘Chamber Board Basics’ Debuts on Website

Now available is a new section on the association’s website offering resources to help chambers develop stronger and more impactful boards of directors.

“We’re pleased to announce that W.A.C.E. has pulled together some new and important resources to help chambers and their boards succeed,” said Board Vice Chair John Brewer, president/CEO of the Billings (MT) Chamber, who chaired the task force that coordinated the project. “Included are three new Chamber Board Basics videos and many other items that you’ll want to check out.”

Long Beach Area (CA) Chamber President and CEO Jeremy Harris discusses essential ingredients for success in a new Chamber Board Basics video.

Three New Videos

Each new Chamber Board Basics video focuses on nuggets of information that might help strengthen your chamber and could be a resource to use as part of a board briefing or orientation process.

The videos offer best practice information on a variety of key, foundational topics.

• In video No. 1, Jeremy Harris, ACE, IOM, president and CEO of the Long Beach Area (CA) Chamber, shares some thoughts on essential ingredients for success, discusses the 3Cs and reviews the core competencies for a successful chamber.

• In video No. 2, Whitney Diver McEvoy, president/CEO of the Yountville (CA) Chamber, addresses fiduciary duties, board term limits, single slate elections, board orientations and comments that many chambers have their directors sign a board agreement form that outlines the commitment and performance expectations of being a chamber board member.

• In video No. 3, Chris Romer, ACE, president/CEO of the Vail Valley (CO) Partnership, discusses peak performing boards, talks about traits of the “perfect” board member and answers the question: What do boards do?

Other Resources

Several other resources have been pulled together in the new Board Basics page, including an assortment of appropriate W.A.C.E. Chamber Leadership Podcasts and sample documents from the association’s Resource Library.

To access this new member-only content, login to the “Member Portal” on the website and check out the new Chamber Board Resources section.

Members are invited to submit their materials, so the content on this section of the website will continue to grow and provide value.