The AWB Grassroots Alliance meeting will be held in conjunction with the 2015 WCCE Chamber Leaders' Conference in the Tri-Cities. To register, click here.
Lori Mattson is the President and CEO of the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce. Lori joined the Chamber 10 years ago as the Membership Director. In 2008 the Chamber underwent a major leadership change and Lori was promoted to President and CEO by the Board of Directors. Under Lori’s leadership the Chamber has experienced significant growth and is now the 5th largest Chamber in the State of Washington. During the past seven years, the Chamber has added numerous small business and entrepreneurial programs such as Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Meet the Buyer, Business Development University, Tri-Cities Business Builder, and the most recently announced Economic Gardening program.
Lori is a graduate of the US Chamber’s Institute of Organization Management. She is the current Chair of the Washington Chamber of Commerce Executives, a statewide professional development association for Chamber professionals. Lori is a member of the Executive Board of the Association of Washington Business in Olympia, serves on the local boards of Visit Tri-Cities and the Benton Franklin Workforce Development Council.
“From creating professional relationships, to learning from experts in the Chamber world, to having access to information that helps me be better Chamber leader – I’ve benefited a great deal from my involvement with WCCE and I’m honored to give back and serve as Board Chair”.
The Tri-Cities is preparing to host 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 have hosted a joint conference in the Portland/Vancouver area. The Three Rivers Convention Center and the SunnyHill Suites will be Chamber central as Chamber professionals from around the state will 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 will be a feature 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 will provide 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 include "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.
To register for the conference and book your accommodations, go to"Upcoming Events" above and click on event registration. You will also be able to register for the AWB Grassroots Alliance meeting being conducted on Wednesday morning, prior to the start of the conference.
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!
"Driving Solutions - Accelerating Growth"
Date: October 21 - 23, 2015
Location: Three Rivers Convention Center, Tri-Cities
WCCE Career Bulletin
Greater Spokane Incorporated
Position: Public Policy Directore
Contact the WCCE Offices to list your Chamber management position openings.