Member-Get-a-Member — Now’s the Time

The association’s Board of Directors is bringing back the “member-get-a member” campaign and asking that you share W.A.C.E. with your co-workers, neighboring chamber execs and vendor companies.

“We believe that our industry would be better off if more chamber executives and staff professionals were members of our association,” said Jeremy Harris, ACE, IOM, president and CEO of the Long Beach Area Chamber and chair of the W.A.C.E. Board. “I’m asking that every current member share the value of W.A.C.E. and recruit a new member.”

How the Campaign Works

For EACH and EVERY new member that joins the association, the recruiter will be entered into a drawing for a free conference registration for the 2024 W.A.C.E. conference in Orange County, CA.

The “member-get-a-member” campaign will be in effect until January 31, 2023. The prize drawing will take place at the 2023 conference in Sacramento, CA.

Who’s a Prospect

A current membership roster can be found in the “Members Portal” section of, which includes listings by chamber, by state and individual names.

Membership prospects could include:

Neighboring chamber CEOs and staff professionals;

Co-workers at your chamber;

Companies that your chamber does business with and which would like to expand their client base to other chambers in the West are eligible for our “Sustaining Member” category.

To assist you in this effort, a few member testimonials regarding some key W.A.C.E. programs and a membership application are included in this issue of the Insider.

PLEASE NOTE: Make sure you put your name on the “Recruiter” line on the application to get credit for the prize drawing.

If you or any of the prospects you’re reaching out to have questions, don’t hesitate to have them reach out to W.A.C.E. President and CEO Dave Kilby at (916) 930-1202 or

Good luck and go get ’em!