Breakout Sessions

The Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) designation is the highest internationally-recognized certification for experienced chamber leaders. Learn about eligibility requirements and the latest updates to the application process. Be inspired by recent CCEs who will share how certification can boost your professional standing.

Diversifying Your Dollars

Non-dues revenue is an increasingly vital component of overall chamber financial stability. In this gallery walk-style session, meet with a variety of chambers who will share their innovative non-dues revenue ideas and answer your questions. Gain resources and inspiration to enhance your own strategic non-dues revenue planning.  

Revenue Roadmap: Building Your Chamber’s Non-Dues Strategy 

Unlock the full potential of your chamber’s revenue roadmap. Learn how to diversify income streams and maximize financial growth through strategic non-dues initiatives. Hear from the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance about how they generate non-dues revenue from multiple sources and brainstorm ideas to expand your own revenue roadmap.  

HR Essentials: Best Practices for Chambers 

Examine key strategies to elevate your chamber’s human resources management. From talent acquisition to retention tactics, learn how to implement best practices for your chamber from a panel of chief human resources officers.

Finance and Operations Roundtable

Engage with fellow chamber finance, operations and HR professionals in robust conversations led by ACCE’s Finance and Operations Advisory Council. Attendees will be able to select a conversation topic to join and leave with tangible takeaways.  

Whether you seek feedback on your approach to DEI or have a burning question to ask, this roundtable discussion is your opportunity to engage with facilitators peers on DEI-related topics in a supportive and collaborative setting.

Discover how a unified message can make your region irresistible to businesses and skilled workers. Gain valuable insights on partnering with economic development entities to boost job opportunities and expand your pool of skilled workers.

As workforce challenges persist, chambers are debating whether to grow their talent-focused portfolio or allocate resources elsewhere. Sometimes, they decide to do both. Hear how two chambers expanded their talent initiatives while boosting capacity and funding for their organizations.

Inclusive workplace and hiring practices open the door to employment and encourage talent of all backgrounds to thrive. Our expert speakers will share their strategies for working with employers, both one-on-one and in group settings, to build inclusive workplaces and foster a culture of belonging.

Chamber professionals face opposition from vocal minorities averse to development, growth or change. Learn from speakers who will share how they intentionally and effectively engaged with residents near proposed projects and found common ground to ultimately advance efforts forward. Gain replicable strategies and tactics for getting authentic engagement from all.

Rural communities have a unique set of challenges to train and develop talent for high wage, in-demand jobs. Hear how two fellows of the ACCE Foundation’s Economic Mobility for Rural Workers cohort are coordinating work-based learning efforts and information sharing to effectively reach and train rural talent and employers. Walk away with practical steps to support economic mobility in your region.

Get expert insights into today’s immigration system and pathways to help international talent immigrate. Learn more about chamber-driven initiatives in Texas supporting immigration to address the state’s workforce challenges. Consider the ways your chamber can contribute to immigration discussions.

Chambers are working with higher education partners to solve workforce challenges and ensure that everyone has access to a good job. Attend this workshop to learn best practices for collaborating with higher education and other stakeholders. Gain tools to measure the effectiveness of your relationships with partners and how to set strategic joint goals that support economic mobility.

Developing an influencer program with ambassadors can create community buzz and increase your digital footprint while promoting members and the community. Learn how the Cynthiana Chamber leveraged digital ambassadors to promote the community, add value, and build a new age of ambassadors.

Email marketing is an essential element of any successful communications and member engagement strategy. Learn strategies to tailor content to specific interests, demographics and behaviors. Creating stronger email list segments will help your chamber foster stronger connections, boost member engagement and increase member retention.

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