More Than $1 Million Already Raised For Chamber Project

June 11th, 2014

The Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce held a public kick off event for its capital campaign Saturday night… The campaign, aimed at raising $1.4 million to restore the block of buildings owned by the chamber, began quietly following a feasibility…

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Gainesville, FL: CEO Unveils ‘Bold But Achievable’ Goals For Local Economy

September 17, 2014

“CEO — the economic development arm of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce — held a kickoff to its new five-year plan called Transforming Greater Gainesville — a Game-Changing Plan at the Gainesville Country Club on Wednesday afternoon. The goals…

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Four Years Of Institute…How Quickly It Passes!

July 9, 2014

New IOM graduates, pictured left to right: Larkin Simpson, IOM, Chamber Director & Project Manager, Jones County Chamber of Commerce (MS); April Bragg, IOM, President & CEO, Milledgeville­Baldwin County Chamber (GA); Brian Tucker, IOM, Director of Economic Development, Georgetown County…

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Midwestern Chamber Executives’ Fundraising FAQS

May 6, 2014

By Mark Bergethon Every year chamber professionals from Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and Oklahoma gather together at Big Cedar Lodge to learn from one another, and this year the main goal was to “Get Real.” Session topics focused on “Real Chambers,…

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Becoming An All-America City

February 13, 2014

By Doug Croft “Thomasville, NC is an All-America City!” As a Chamber Executive, this is one of my favorite things to say. The National Civic League presents only 10 All-America City awards each year and after much hard work, Thomasville…

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Listening Is Key To Community-Wide Engagement

February 12, 2014

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) recently released a study titled “Raising the Bar Together: Successful Strategies for Workforce and Economic Development Collaboration.” It is certainly worth a read for anyone involved with Chambers of Commerce or Economic Development Organizations.…

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