Webinar Series Cover Broad Spectrum of Topics

Chris Romer

The Association’s 2019 webinar series will offer up four diverse topics ranging from membership and money to interfacing with education and storytelling.

“I invite you to join us for the W.A.C.E. webinar series, which provides cost-effective professional development training opportunities to allow your chamber team to build confidence in the work they do, gain new skill sets, and help set your organization on the way to be a 3C chamber,” said W.A.C.E. Vice Chair Chris Romer, president/CEO of the Vail Valley (CO) Partnership. “In addition, you’ll gain new perspectives from chamber peers and content experts.”

Webinar Wednesdays

A challenge for many chambers is “Tying Money to Mission,” which will be the focus of the September 11 webinar. This session will explore aligning finances to your core values and how chambers can stand out in an increasingly niche environment.

On October 2, the webinar will focus on the hard work of “Attracting New Members and Retaining Current Members,” including how to deliver your chamber’s value proposition.

The November 13 webinar takes a deep dive into “How Chambers Can Successfully Interface with the Education System.” Examples and case studies of chambers of commerce leading collaborative efforts and working with the education community will be shared.

An incredible, but often underutilized tool for chambers is storytelling. Tips on “How to Tell Your Chamber’s Story and Share Your Why” will wrap up the webinar series on December 4.

Invite Your Neighbors

We often hear that chambers have 10 or more participants listening in on a webinar. Depending on the topic, chambers sometimes gather their entire staff, or invite board members or community partners.

Some W.A.C.E. members have reported that they invite their neighboring chamber to join them to sit in on the webinars, and then, when the program concludes, have a group discussion and debrief.

More Information

Webinar presenters were still being confirmed as Insider went to press.

Each webinar will be one-hour long and will be presented from 10 a.m.–11 a.m. (Pacific Time).

Signing up for the entire webinar series is the best value and offers significant savings. The deadline for the package price is September 3 by close of business.

Registration information is available in this issue of the Insider and on the W.A.C.E. website at www.waceonline.com.