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WCCE Launches New Resource Library

Depositphotos 16363919 s 2015Your WCCE membership grants you access to hundreds of documents, presentations, and forms that have been used by your Washington colleagues to run their chambers. In order to access the library, you must login with your WCCE member registration. 

The major categories include:

Human Resources
Marketing/Public Relations/Advertising
Programs and Events
Social Media and Online Presences
Volunteer Leadership

When you find a example you found especially helpful, rate it with the stars next to the document information.  That way, you can help other WCCE members (and yourself) search more efficiently in the future, with higher-rated samples appearing at the top of the list.  You can click on the following to access: WCCE Resource Library

2016 WCCE Chair

steeleWCCE is fortunate to continue the strong leadership of the organization with the installation of Mike Steele, Executive Director of the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce, as the new board chair for 2016.  Mike brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to the organizations leadership role.  Mike would like to encourage all Washington state Chamber professionals to join him in working to build a strong Chamber network and professional development association through the WCCE!

2015 Conference SUCCESS!


The Tri-Cities hosted the Washington Chamber Executives for it's first annual statewide conference in three years.  For the last 3 years, WCCE and the Oregon Chamber Executives has hosted a joint conference in the Portland/Vancouver area.  The Three Rivers Convention Center and the SunnyHill Suites was Chamber central as Chamber professionals from around the state congregate to hear, share and experience the latest in the Chamber Leadership profession.

Cathi Hight is a Kaizen consultant and President of Hight Performance Group was a featured presenter at this year's WCCE Chamber Leaders' Conference. Considered as the Membership Guru and the developer of The Member Retention Kit and A New Approach to Tiered Membership, she provided realignment strategies that help chambers of all sizes manage constant change, deliver benefits that members value, leverage volunteer and staff resources efficiently, and effectively communicate the value of membership.

Other topics included "Economic Gardening", Innovative Chamber Social media strategies, Chamber 101 for the new CEO, Chamber Tourism, The Chamber Legislative game plan for 2016, "Ladder of Leadership Influence" and a number of breakout and workshop sessions. 

A special thank-you to Lori Mattson, President/CEO of the Tri-City Regional Chamber and Chair of this years conference for a job well done!

Your Chamber's Event

If your Chamber has an upcoming event that have statewide appeal, contact the WCCE Offices to see about listing it on the site.  Great  way to get the word out to Chamber professionals and the public alike!

Chamber Update

WCCE Career Bulletin

Position: Office Manager
Chamber: Greater Edmonds Chamber of Commerce
Salary Range: $17 to $22 per hour DOE
Deadline: Accepting applications
Contact Info: President/CEO Greg Urban

Job Description

WCCE Webinars

webinarWCCE will be offering several upcoming webcasts in December.  Be sure and check the WCCE Calendar for subjects, dates and time!

New WCCE Board Members for 2016

WCCE would like to welcome Guy Occhiogrosso of the Bellingham/Whatcom County Chamber, Lora Butterfield, Fife-Edgewood-Milton Chamber and Kristin Kemak, Lewis Clark Valley Chamber to the board of directors for 2016. 

Thank you to the 2015 Board of Directors

16boardOutgoing Chair, Lori Mattson, thanking her board for a job well done for 2015. 

Are you ready for the mature workforce?

agingWashington Retail Association is working on a grant project funded by the Safety and Health Investment Projects, through the WA Department of Labor & Industries. This project will help coach employers and employees on how to work smarter and reduce the potential for employee injuries, focusing on the fastest trending group of workers, the mature employee who is quickly heading into the retail workforce.

At WRA, we are providing tools through webinars, videos, and other literature to help employers and employees implement methods to reduce injuries for this group, which will also benefit all ages of workers and the company as well. It is happening now.

Are you ready for the mature workforce? For more information, check out this amazing pamphlet: Mature Workforce Or contact Rick Means at Washington Retail Association at rick.means@retailassociationservices.com or 360.200.6454

Upcoming Events

US Chamber Western Institute

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, California

July 10-14, 2016

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2016 WCCE Annual Conference

Campbell's Lake Chelan Waterfront Resort

Lake Chelan, WA

Nov. 9-11, 2016

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WACE 2016 Annual Conference

San Francisco Airport Marriott

Burlingame, CA

Feb. 3-5, 2016

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2016 AWB Spring Meeting

Davenport Hotel & Bing Crosby Theater

Tues., June 14 & Wed., June 15
10:30AM - 12:00PM

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