Building Your Best Chamber Team

Join with Chamber Leadership around the state to a one-day intensive and interactive Chamber Leadership Training event presented by the Western Association of Chamber Executives.  This year, there are two workshops with one being held in Spokane and the other in Tacoma.

Dave Kilby, President/CEO of W.A.C.E will bring his talents to Washington to provide strategies on building an effective and dynamic leadership team at your Chamber!  Current trends, how to avoid trouble and extinction, understanding roles and responsibilities are just a few of the topics Dave will cover.  The time is well worth you and your leadership's investment, but don't take my word for, Nancy Wyatt, President & CEO of the Auburn Area Chamber said "It's AWESOME"!  Space is limited so register today!

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WCCE Chair for 2015

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  Tri-City Regional Chamber CEO Lori Mattson, is WCCE's Chair for 2015!

Walla Walla Business Summit

Join the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce for the “Walla Walla Business Summit” as industry leaders come together for a day of innovations, trends and connections on April 10th. Seminars topics include: you are the brand, business strategies for the digital world, the human resource jungle, technology trends for business, power PR, the business page, exceeding the customer’s expectations and last but not lease, “how to make a small fortune in the wine business”!

The Walla Walla Valley Chamber has extended their member rate to Washington Chambers and their members for this event. For more information, click on the "More +" link below for a copy of the summit flyer.

FYI: The next day April 11th is Feast Walla Walla, a great wine and food festival on Main St in Walla Walla.   Summit attendees get a 20% discount using the Summit code at www.downtownwallawalla.com. They also have special rates at hotels and Summit details on the website www.wwbizsummit.com.

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Chamber Update

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Renee Radcliff Sinclair

  

The TVW Board of Directors today announced that Renee Radcliff Sinclair, a former Washington state legislator and Apple Inc. executive, has been named the new president and chief executive officer of the statewide public affairs cable television network, following an extensive nationwide search.

Sinclair, who will begin work on March 2nd, served in the Washington State House of Representatives from 1995-2001, representing Snohomish County.  Most recently, Sinclair directed education policy through the western United States for Apple Inc.
 
Sinclair said, "I'm really excited about the future of TVW.  The organization has a rich history of providing access to state government, and I believe expanding media options provide us with great new opportunities to build on that history.  I am passionate about TVW's mission and look forward to working with a dedicated board and skilled staff to carry it forward." 

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Upcoming Events


Northwest Festivals & Events Convention & Expo
Red Lion Hotel, Olympia
Mar. 15 - 17, 2015
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Building your best Chamber Team
Greater Spokane Inc. Board Room, Spokane
April 1 - 10:30AM - 3:30PM
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Building your best Chamber Team
Pacific Grill Events Center, Tacoma
April 2 - 10:30AM - 3:30PM
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Walla Walla Business Summit
Marcus Whitman Hotel, Walla Walla
April 10 - 8:00AM - 6:00PM
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US Chamber Regional Government Affairs Conference
Las Vegas, NV
Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2015
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2015 WCCE Annual Conference
Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick
Oct. 21 - 23, 2015
More information coming soon!

WCCE Survey

 

Membership Comparision Survey

The purpose of this current survey is to gather data which will allow individual Chambers to compare their membership numbers with other Chambers having similar area characteristics. Please click on the following to access the survey:  Membership Comparision Survey

Please fill out the survey by 5PM, 1/19/15.  If you wish, you can respond to the survey anonymously.  Also if you would like to receive a copy of the results, check the "Yes" box at the end of the survey.

WCCE appreciates your time and input.

WCCE Job Bulletin


The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce announces hiring for the following position: Chief Executive Officer

Submit cover letter and resume (maximum of three pages) as indicated below. Applicant confidentiality will be maintained. Mail to:
ATTN: President Barb Hacke Resch Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, 1110 Commercial St NE, Salem, OR 97301
Indicate ''SACC CEO Opening'' in the subject line. Applications due by Monday, March 2nd, 2015.

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The Springfield (Oregon) Chamber of Commerce for their Executive Director/CEO.

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Chamber Tourism

Your Local Chamber of Commerce is...
Your first stop for Tourism!

Several years back, the state of Washington eliminated their tourism department due to budget cutbacks. But not to worry! As tourism efforts have come and gone, it has been the local Chamber that has always stood ready to help tourists and visitors find their way to a great experience. And though the state is out of the tourism business, the sign at your local Chamber of Commerce reads "OPEN for TOURISM"!

You can use this WCCE web site to find the Chamber located where you are planning to visit, they know the best places and the right answers to your questions...as always! To search for a Chamber of Commerce, click HERE.

WCCE Webcasts


WCCE will be hosting monthly webcasts on various topics and subjects relevant to Chamber leadership.  Check back for listing of the upcoming series.