Webinar Topics Address Key Chamber Challenges

The remaining webinars in the association’s “Chamber Resilience” series will offer up several diverse topics that appear to be on the minds of chamber leaders everywhere.

“If you join us for the upcoming episodes of our webinar series, I’m confident you’ll be glad you did,” said Dave Kilby, W.A.C.E. president and CEO. “These topics seem to rise to the top in almost every recent conversation I’ve had with chamber executives.”

Webinar Wednesdays

In August we’ll have two webinars focusing on “Business Retention & Expansion.” Our BRE presenters on August 12 will be Betty Nokes-Capestany, director of Pierce County (WA) Economic Development, and Chris Romer president/CEO of the Vail Valley (CO) Partnership. The session will focus on WHY you should have a program and HOW to keep it current.

The August 26 webinar will feature Jim Johnson, CCE, president of the Georgetown (TX) Chamber, and Brittany Quick-Warner, president/CEO of the Eugene Area (OR) Chamber. They will focus on funding your BRE efforts and new chamber programs that can result from doing BRE.

On September 9 we’ll delve into “Race & Equity: Is There a Place for Chambers?” This session will feature Colin Diaz, president/CEO of the Culver City (CA) Chamber, and Gary Plummer, president/CEO of the Wichita (KS) Chamber.

Membership Sales & Retention in a Down Economy” will be the focus of the October 7 webinar with Katy Thoma, president/CEO of the Chico (CA) Chamber, and Shannon Buckmaster, CEO of the Chehalem Valley (OR) Chamber.

On November 18, Patrick Ellis, president/CEO of the Murrieta/Wildomar (CA) Chamber, and Kelly Hall, president/CEO of the Longview (TX) Chamber, will cover “Monetizing Your Chamber in a Non-Event World.”

We’ll be wrapping up the series on December 2 with a roundtable session on “2020 Takeaways and What Will Be Different in 2021,” featuring insights from a handful of chamber industry leaders: Anne Gill, president/CEO of the Tempe (AZ) Chamber; David May, president/CEO of the Fort Collins (CO) Chamber; Glenn Morris, ACE, president/CEO of the Santa Maria Valley (CA) Chamber; and Mary Beth Sewald, president/CEO of the Vegas (NV) Chamber.

Register Today

Registration for each webinar is $35 for W.A.C.E. members and $50 for non-members.

The webinars, which will be recorded to facilitate sharing with your chamber team, will be one-hour long and will be presented live from 10 a.m.–11 a.m. (Pacific). Registration information is available on the W.A.C.E. website at www.waceonline.com/webinars.