2017 WCCE Conference

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The WCCE Annual Statewide Chamber Leader's Conference is scheduled for Sept. 27-29, 2017 in Moses Lake, WA.  Online early bird registration is now avaialble by clicking here.  Join this annual celebration of the Chamber profession to share, learn, network and enjoy the gathering of your colleagues from around the state!


WCCE Salary & Benefit Survey

The updating of the annual WCCE Salary and Benefit survey will begin August 1, 2017.   The annual survey of Washington State Chamber Executives is structured to determine comparable salaries and benefits for like size and structured Chambers.   To access the survey, click on the following:  Salary & Benefit Survey

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webcastWCCE has a very interesting Webcast coming up on July 21st at 9AM entitled “Chambers: Innovate or Die”.  We’ve been hearing this warning from a number of experts who believe that Chambers are on the verge of extension unless they innovate.  But just exactly does that mean?

A panel of three Washington Chamber Professionals will share their thoughts and what they are doing to address this ominous warning.  Those attending the webcast will be encourage to provide their input on this “do or die” cautionary notice.

Join us by registering at: https://goo.gl/zmn7oV

During the last webcast, the Federal Way Chamber Team joined the Webcast featuring Jay Hander of Membership 180.  Your Chamber is challenged to do the same.


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. 

You can click on the following to login in and access the library: WCCE Resource Library

Upcoming Events

W.A.C.E. 2017 Academy

Hyatt Regency

Sacramento, California

July 30-Aug. 2

Registration Information

2017 WCCE Annual Conference

Best Western Plus Lake Front Hotel

Moses Lake, WA

Sept. 27-29

Online Registration

US Chamber Western Institute

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, California

July 9-13

Registration Information

AWB 2017 Policy Summit

Suncadia Resort

Cle Elum, WA

Sept. 19-21

More Information

ACCE Convention 2017

Music City Center

Nashville, TN

July 16-19

Online Registration

Governor's Summit on Career Connected Learning

IMG 20170531Washington Chambers were very active in the Governor’s Summit on Career Connected Learning held on May 31st.  With nearly 30 virtual regional sites around the state, Chamber’s delivered site hosting to business attendance recruitment.

Chambers have been a long time partner with education to aid our students in becoming more versed in the skills required for tomorrow's jobs.  Working with businesses to determine their workforce requirements, Chambers have quieting provided leadership in bringing workforce stakeholders together to tackle this economic development need.  The Chamber’s involvement in the Governor’s Summit continues this tradition.

At one of the regional virtual sites, Bellingham – Whatcom County Chamber hosted a well-attended gathering that provided an excellent opportunity to discuss how to:

•    Develop a public-private partnership to create a long-term, high-impact career-ready system
•    Increase access to training and resources
•    Build connections between industry and educators expand and support career-connected learning access in rural and underserved communities
•    Build stronger mentorship programs
•    Strengthen the high school and beyond plan
•    Expand awareness of and access to registered youth and adult apprenticeships

At the upcoming WCCE Conference in Moses Lake, presentations and workshops will be focused on how the Chambers can enhance their role in career connected learning and uncover resources to further their impact on workforce development.  

A special thank you to Mike Brennan, former Chamber CEO and current economic development specialist for the Workforce Training Board, who has worked diligently to ensure recognition of the Chamber’s role and importance to workforce development. 

WCCE Surveys

Monday Morning Minute Survey
WCCE is conducting a surveys to receive feedback on various issues affecting the Chamber and its CEO's!  The results to all surveys are available in the Resource Library.

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WA Retailers releases Free App

Safe Me Logo Web600 1The Washington Retail Association is offering a free web-based and smartphone app to help employers get first-time and young employees off to a safe start in the working world.

The SafeMe app - on the web and available for Apple and Android phones - covers safety tips for a variety of occupations where teens and young workers often find jobs including retail and restaurants.  

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Chamber Career

List your Chamber job openings with WCCE to reach some 200 + Chambers across the state of Washington.  For WCCE members, there is no charge for this service.

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