Just as sponsorships are the key to so many local chamber events, the same is true for the annual W.A.C.E. conference.
With many conference costs increasing at a rapid rate, it’s only through the generous support of our sponsors that the association avoided a significant price hike, the conference registration price did NOT increase and we’re able to provide one of the association’s best conference programs ever.
Leading the way once again this year as a major sponsor is the W.A.C.E. Foundation.
In addition to providing 20 scholarships to assist with conference registration, the Foundation once again agreed to sponsor several general session speakers for the conference.
For many years, the Foundation has decided to provide a tangible benefit to ALL conference attendees by sponsoring speakers and the same is true this year. It’s only because of the generous support of the Foundation that the conference committee was able to secure the outstanding speaker line-up for the conference in Glendale, AZ.
Conference attendees are reminded to generously support the Foundation fundraising efforts. EVERYONE benefits!
Thanks to W.A.C.E. members in Arizona with Robert Heidt, the president/CEO of the Glendale Chamber, and Todd Sanders, the president/CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber, the conference has received generous support from so many sponsors from their state:
• Arizona Chamber Executives — conference mobile app sponsor.
• The Arizona Commerce Authority — conference bag sponsor.
• City of Glendale.
• Visit Glendale/Glendale Convention & Visitors Bureau.
• Salt River Project.
• Arizona State University (ASU).
In addition to those listed above, the groups and companies below round out the current list of 2022 conference sponsors:
• Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE).
• Chamber Discoveries.
• Greater Irvine (CA) Chamber.
• Growth Zone/Chamber Master.
• Visit Billings — our mask sponsor.
• Billings (MT) Chamber.
• Long Beach Area (CA) Chamber.
• Rancho Mirage (CA) Chamber.
• Santa Maria Valley (CA) Chamber.
• Vail Valley (CO) Partnership.
Chairman’s Circle Members
The association’s Chairman’s Circle members also are financially assisting the conference:
• Citslinc International.
• Indus Travel.
W.A.C.E. members are reminded that the financial support of this year’s sponsors REALLY does make a difference! Let’s make sure that we all remember to say thank you when you see them in February!
NOTE: The list of sponsors mentioned in this article was current as of December 29, 2021.