Monday, November 11, 2019

Job Openings in #ChamberWorld: Week of Nov. 11th; President - Garner Chamber of Commerce - Garner, NC - $65,000 - $75,000 a year; Greater Seymour (IN) Chamber President; Executive Director - MRA Member Career Opportunities - Galesburg, IL $40,000 - $60,000 a year; Greater Danville (IN) Chamber of Commerce Executive Director; Executive Director - Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce - Salem, VA; Envision Greater Fond du Lac Announces Interim Leadership; Executive Director, Orange County Chamber of Commerce - Orange, VA $45,000 a year; Zionsville (IN) Chamber of Commerce Executive Director; Executive Director - Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce & Industry - Sugar Grove, IL Part Time; One Southern Indiana ​Director of Business Retention & Expansion and Talent

Good morning #ChamberWorld! It's going to be a GREAT day!


Job Openings in #ChamberWorld: Week of Nov. 11th


President - Garner Chamber of Commerce - Garner, NC - $65,000 - $75,000 a year


The Garner Chamber of Commerce is looking for its next President!
We’re seeking a leader to continuing building on a solid foundation and to take us to even greater levels of success.
We’re open to individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds, industries, and experiences. While nonprofit or chamber experience could be a plus, the skills, personal qualities, and track record of the individual will be what guides us to the right person.
The right person will be the head of a small team responsible for growing and developing our membership, our programs, and partnerships to make our community prosper. He/she will be in charge of managing budgets and events, engaging town and community leaders, motivating staff, as well as, volunteers.
The individual will be a trusted partner for business and community stakeholders, a reflection and energetic representative for our hard-working 600+ members and this amazing community.
The Right Candidate
You’re an executive-level professional looking to lead a dedicated team of staff, volunteers, and other invested individuals.
You’re a dynamic, genuine, and highly credible relationship builder with outstanding communication skills.
You’re a personable leader able to exceptionally represent Garner at both hometown and at wider county, regional, and state events – with passion! That’s right, passion! We’re passionate about our town - we love living, working, and playing here and want to see that in our future President as well.
In addition to being an avid fan of Garner, the right candidate will be confident, engaging, diplomatic, outgoing and enthusiastic with a commitment to excellent stakeholder customer service – determined to get whatever task is at hand done and done well.
You’re a critical thinker and avid problem solver, so we can continue improving the economic well being of our community. You know how to persuade and influence for the benefit of the organization and community.
Sound like you? Keep reading!! Apply at Chamber website!

Greater Seymour (IN) Chamber President


The Greater Seymour Chamber of Commerce Executive Board seeks a President to oversee the chamber’s initiatives, campaigns, and efforts within Jackson County, Indiana and surrounding areas. The President is the Chief Executive and Administrative Officer of the organization. Duties are subject to the direction of the Board of Directors. The President is responsible for the full range of Chamber activities, including the coordination of the program of work, organizational structure and procedures, motivation of volunteers, income and expenditures, maintenance and growth of membership, employment and supervision of staff, interpretation of policy and maintenance of quarters. The President is the "public relations officer" for the organization and the entire community. Jackson County, Indiana residency is preferred. Click here for the full job description.   Resumes will be accepted through November 15 and resumes should be e-mailed to hrseymourchamber@gmail.com.

Executive Director - MRA Member Career Opportunities - Galesburg, IL $40,000 - $60,000 a year

Company Name: Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce
Job Title: Executive Director, Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce
Location: Galesburg, IL
About Us
The Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce supports the economic vitality and development of the region by promoting the health and growth of business.
At the chamber, it s our vision to always strive to create a region full of thriving businesses, healthy communities, and talented, connected people. Our strategic goals are designed to work toward our vision every day and create value for our members.
About the Opportunity
The Executive Director provides executive leadership to the Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce and, in partnership with the Board of Directors, is responsible for its strategic direction and success.
The Executive Director leads the organization in achieving its mission, including overseeing its financial stability, community and philanthropic relations, staffing, development, and operations, under the policies, directives, and guidelines established by the Board of Directors.
The Executive Director will be a key leader committed to the economic vitality of the Knox County and Galesburg region. This individual will lead the chamber in helping businesses succeed and our communities thrive.
Responsibilities
  • The Executive Director provides support and leadership to the Board of Directors as its executive officer, implements its policies, plans and directives, and reports to the Board on matters affecting the welfare of the Chamber.
  • The Executive Director acts as a resource to the Board and its committees on policy development, planning and financial development, and helps Board members understand and appreciate their role and responsibilities.
  • Provides top leadership to the organization s efforts, maximizing community partnerships, engaging volunteers, and cultivating and soliciting community leaders.
  • Oversees Chamber s operations and programs. Works with the Board, staff, and volunteers to anticipate and address community needs. Fosters a climate of innovation to develop member-focused programs. Spearheads the development, communication and implementation of effective strategies and processes.
  • The Executive Director directs staff and volunteers to carry out initiatives, assignments and programs under the approved strategic plan and annual budget.
  • Directs the development of the strategic plan and assures the accomplishment of organizational goals and objectives.
  • Communicates and collaborates with government, schools, other not-for-profits, corporations, and other organizations in the community. Interprets the work of the Chamber to the community, and ensures its mission, vision, values, and goals are understood.
  • Develops and maintains excellent relationships within the community as well as within the regional, state, and national business organizations.
  • The Executive Director provides leadership in securing needed resources for current operations, capital improvement, community development and long-range financial stability. Oversees the long-range development of the Chamber s resources.
  • Recommends annual budget for Board approval. Ensures prudent fiscal management, reporting and controls. Oversees financial operations.
Requirements
  • Bachelor s degree in marketing, planning or business or public administration or related field.
  • 2+ years of business management experience.
  • CAE, CCE, IOM or other management certification desired.
  • Experience working with a board of directors; volunteer-based organization preferred.
  • Chamber spokesperson able to utilize excellent written and oral communication skills through traditional media and social media.
  • Serve as an effective lobbyist for the business community with the local, regional, state and national elected officials.
  • Comfortable with analytical detail while being focused on marketing, communication and relationship-building.
The salary range of the position is $40,000 -$60,000.
Interested candidates should submit a confidential cover letter, resume and contact information for five work-related references.
To learn more about living and working in the region, please click to download a copy of the Guide to Greater Galesburg .
We Make it Easy
Applying takes less than 2 minutes. No passwords or accounts to register or sign-in for.
You are hired directly by the company – MRA does not make hiring decisions.
MRA is a not-for-profit employers association serving over 4,000 companies throughout the upper Midwest. We partner with these companies working directly with their HR department and leadership to hire their talent. We are a direct line to the company, not an agency recruiter.

Greater Danville (IN) Chamber of Commerce Executive Director

Responsible for all business operations, including management of the assets of the organization;
hiring, supervising, training, promoting, discipline and termination of employees; and for
establishing and maintaining the business organization and structure to efficiently conduct the
management functions of the Greater Danville Chamber of Commerce. Click here for more information.


Executive Director - Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce - Salem, VA


SUMMARY:
The Executive Director is the Chamber’s operations leader and strategic implementer for the organization, working to create, promote, develop and support quality business opportunities in the Salem-Roanoke County community. This role serves to promote retention and expansion of members by demonstrating membership value. Reporting directly to the President, and more generally to the Executive Board of Directors, the Executive Director manages and directs all operations, programs and activities of the Chamber. Key aspects of the role are as follows:
Membership Sustainment
  • Meet membership retention and growth goals as outlined in the S-RCC budget and strategic plan.
  • Work with the First Vice President, Membership Retention Committee and Ambassador team to implement the Chamber’s strategy for member retention. Monitor objectives and expectations for staff and Ambassadors.
  • Work with the Membership Value Programming Committee to create membership programming that supports and delivers the mission and its value to members. Membership programming includes the Chamber’s annual meeting, business showcase, and networking events.
  • Welcome all new members personally; oversee the onboarding of all members.
Operations/Management
  • Provide regular strategic activity report to Chamber Officers.
  • Support effective governance practices. Prepare and distribute meeting documents (including meeting minutes) for Executive Board and Board of Director meetings.
  • Work with Treasurer and provider of accounting services to deliver accurate timely financial, budget, and strategic information to board and other stakeholders
  • Manage and coach the efforts of a part time administrator. This role manages purchasing, record keeping, and member records.
  • Collaborate with various Chamber committees as required throughout the year.
  • Manage annual funding requests from City of Salem and Roanoke County.
  • Complete and file annual reporting to State Corporation Commission.
  • Serve as S-RCC representative to community organizations such as the Roanoke Regional Partnership, Downtown Salem Advisory Committee, Destination Visioning Committee, Virginia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, and Roanoke Regional Coalition.


Jim Cleveland
The Envision Greater Fond du Lac Board of Directors have named Jim Cleveland as the organization’s Interim President and CEO, beginning December 5.
Cleveland currently serves as Envision Greater Fond du Lac’s director of outreach and client services and will assume interim duties following the departure of the organization’s current president and CEO, Cecilia Harry. Recruitment efforts are underway for the organization’s next leader.
“This is an important next step in our transition plan,” stated Paul Reetz, board of directors chairman and owner of Integrity Saw and Tool. “We have great confidence in Jim’s ability to serve in this capacity while providing leadership to the staff and our business community during this time.”
Cleveland is a long-time local resident. Having served both the Association of Commerce and the Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corporation over the past decade, Cleveland brings leadership, a steady presence and knowledge of both chamber programming and fundamentals of economic development. He has been involved with the individual and combined organizations for more than 12 years. His earlier work includes 15 years in banking.
“I am honored to serve in this capacity alongside our board of directors, staff and volunteers that remain committed to our vision of awakening greater economic opportunity for all within our thriving, engaged community,” shared Cleveland.


Executive Director, Orange County Chamber of Commerce - Orange, VA
$45,000 a year


The Orange County Chamber of Commerce with its 300+ members seeks to hire an energetic, business-minded individual with superior organizational skills to be the Executive Director. The Executive Director is employed by, reports to, and is responsible to the Chamber Board of Directors. The Executive Director is the Chamber's chief administrative, operational, and executive officer. The Executive Director is responsible for developing and administering the Chamber budgets; identifying key issues and matters of importance to the Chamber, its members and the business community; growing membership in the Chamber; and conducting fundraising activities. The Executive Director is the Chamber's principal representative and spokesperson. Bachelor's Degree in a related field and previous Chamber of Commerce experience preferred but not required. Mail resumes to Recruitment Committee, Orange County Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 146, Orange, VA. 22960 or email resumes. Resumes will be accepted until December 3, 2019 or until position is filled. Chamber website: www.orangevachamber.com
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $45,000.00 /year

 Zionsville (IN) Chamber of Commerce Executive Director

The Zionsville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is seeking a full-time leader to fill the role of
Executive Director. The Executive Director is hired by and is accountable to the Chamber's Board of
Directors and is responsible for the day-to-day management of all Chamber functions, staff leadership
and for carrying out policies, programs, initiatives, and duties established by the Board of Directors. The
Executive Director will be the public face of the Chamber and an advocate for the membership and
business community. Click here for more information.



Executive Director - Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce & Industry - Sugar Grove, IL Part Time

Membership Services
The Executive Director will plan, organize and oversee a range of services and events for members, including but not limited to maintaining the chamber website that features local business news and a membership directory that is available to the public and potential new customers and clients. The Executive Director will hold regular social events that offer members a chance to network and share information and ideas, identify common needs among local small business owners, arrange member development and programming activities, workshops and training seminars on different management issues, emerging trends and opportunities. In addition, the Executive Director will oversee annual award and scholarship programs that showcase businesses and business leaders.
Advocacy
The Executive Director will serve as an advocate for business and industry within the local community and beyond where appropriate. By staying abreast of local government and community affairs, the Executive Director will advocate for measures that benefit local business and be a familiar face and resource throughout the community. The Executive Director will summarize and present information obtained through engagement with stakeholders that identifies the impact on business and industry to the Board of Directors.
Community Ties
The Executive Director will engage in community efforts that support and enhance and promote the Chamber’s commitment to the community. For example, campaigns to raise money for local charities and cultural organizations, coordinating sponsorship of community events such as holiday parades, job and health fairs. In addition, the Executive Director shall work to create strategic ties within the community that lead to key partnerships between educators and employers so that schools can align their curriculum with the skills needed by the local labor market.
Qualified candidates should possess the following skills:
 Exhibit excellent financial management, government relations, fundraising, relationship management and marketing skills as well as a demonstrated knowledge of the nonprofit sector.
 3 to 5 years’ experience in chamber, association or government affairs work.
 This position requires a hands-on approach and candidates must be willing to assume a wide variety of responsibilities from Chamber management to fund development and marketing to administrative tasks.
 Candidates must be self-starters with a strong work ethic.
 Successful candidates will also demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the Chamber's mission.
 Excellent computer, written and verbal communication skills are critical.
 The candidate must be able to work with colleagues across the community and establish and foster relationships that encourage a collaborative work environment.
 Strong organizational skills, pays attention to detail and has the ability to manage several projects simultaneously.
Interested candidates are encouraged to provide a resume and cover letter to:
Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce - PO Box 765 - Sugar Grove IL 60554
or email.

One Southern Indiana
Director of Business Retention & Expansion and Talent 

One Southern Indiana (1si) expects this position to lead the outreach to and contact with existing businesses and industries to guide and assist with new business growth and existing business challenges. Additionally, the position provides support for 1si Metro Manufacturing Alliance (MMA) members, other member sectors and clients to guide and assist them in their business needs as well as their retention and expansion (growth) needs. This position serves as a facilitator of relationships and motivator of members. Building results-focused and trust-oriented relationships with educators, manufacturers, resource providers, and service providers will be paramount to success for this position. This position is responsible for coordinating talent development activities for MMA members and other member sectors by performing and overseeing duties pertinent to this position.  Click for full job description. Interested candidates should forward resume and cover letter to:  susana@1si.org



Town Square Publications Chamber Membership Directories and Community Profiles: The best in the U.S.


Town Square Publications, a division of the Daily Herald Media Group, is a national chamber custom publishing group that specializes in developing partnerships by producing high-quality print and digitally integrated publications along with other added value programs dedicated to creating relevancy for local chambers of commerce and other membership focused organizations interested in raising non-dues revenues.

Town Square Publications parent company, Paddock Publications, has over 100 years’ experience of print product development and dedicated customer service in communities throughout the Midwest. Our experience allows Town Square Publications to offer you attractive royalty and non-dues revenue share streams, provide direct distribution of your custom designed printed publications, including digital and mobile integration, and all with the quickest turn-around times available in the industry. Town Square also offers multi-media maps in both print and online formats, both with our No-Cost guarantee. More information: Town Square Publications

Chambers of Commerce and member focused organizations serve as a valuable resource in the local marketplace. The networking opportunities and representation with a wide variety of diverse businesses in your community is the catalyst of a successful organization. For further information about Town Square's publishing partnership with chambers of commerce and our No-Cost guarantee and Earned Revenue Share Program, To request your chamber publication or map proposal, contact Town Square Chamber Proposal

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Corteva Announces $145 Million Investment in Midland Manufacturing Facility; Hire Mississippi: Have you registered your business with the state utility companies? Starksville - Mississippi's College Town; The Wason Center for Public Policy & the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce invite you to the POST-ELECTION PENINSULA INSIDERS' BREAKFAST; iCea iDea of the week: Southwest Indiana Chamber: Identifying Business Issues, Legislative Agenda and to identify key priorities of the business community; #FamousChamber Of Commerce Quotations: (Be happy!); Fox Cities Chamber Launches Program to Promote Employee Friendly Practices; Pekin Area Chamber member Illinois Central College Celebrates International Education Week Nov. 18-22; 2020 Kentucky Legislative Preview Conference Town Square Publications Chamber Membership Directories and Community Profiles: The best in the U.S.

Good morning #ChamberWorld! It's going to be a GREAT day!

Corteva Announces $145 Million Investment in Midland Manufacturing Facility

The MBA is excited to share the news that Corteva, previously the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, is making a significant capital investment in their Midland Facility. Here are the details from their press release:

Corteva, Inc. (NYSE: CTVA) today announced its Board of Directors has approved a $145 million capital investment in the Company’s Midland, Mich. manufacturing facility to expand global capacity for the Company’s high-demand insect management technology for the natural products market.

The capacity expansion project was initiated in response to consistently high demand for Corteva’s Spinosyns products, including Spinetoram and Spinosad. Staged to come online over the next few years, the new production will enable Corteva to increase its existing Spinosyns capacity by 30% – addressing the needs of customers in the more than 100 countries into which these solutions are sold around the world for use on more than 100 different crops. This investment is expected to generate more than $100 million of annual EBITDA for Corteva once fully online.

“Today’s announcement underscores our commitment to taking targeted actions that are good for our customers and help to drive sustainable results for business,” said Susanne Wasson, Corteva Crop Protection Business President. Wasson continued, “This investment enables Corteva to better serve our customers around the world by expanding access to much-needed insect management solutions.” Continue reading.


Hire Mississippi
  


Have you registered your business with the state utility companies?
Here's how it works...
 Mississippi contractors on the Hire Mississippi List will receive notification of all known upcoming bids for contracts over $200,000 within the scope of goods or services they furnish.  You must register with each public utility listed to be on their list. 

Background of HIRE MS
Hire Mississippi requires aggressive notification and reporting by the state's rate-regulated, investor-owned utilities so that they can reach and award contracts to more Mississippi contractors. The goal of Hire Mississippi is to increase Mississippians' access to utility contracts, create a more transparent and open bid process, boost economic development and increase employment in the state.

The Hire Mississippi List
The Hire Mississippi List is a directory of all Mississippi contractors who wish to be notified of contracting opportunities with Mississippi's utilities. If you would like your company added to any or all utilities' Hire Mississippi Lists, click on the link(s) below. The benefits of participating are:

Mississippi contractors on the Hire Mississippi List will receive notification of all known upcoming bids for contracts over $200,000 within the scope of goods or services they furnish.
  • No Prime Contractor will be awarded a utility contract until they have consulted the Hire Mississippi List in awarding subcontracts. 
Who should register their business for bids:
Landscaping
Tree trimming
Caterers
Phone suppliers 
Construction
Electrical
Hotel
Plumbing
Utilities
Dirt work
Cleaning services
And so much more, the list goes on and on


Hire Mississippi Links Where To Register:
Hire Mississippi Also Requires:
Utilities are required to publish quarterly notices in local newspapers to advertise the opportunity to be on the Hire Mississippi List, so that no one is left behind.
  • Utilities must explain to Mississippi contractors the bidding process, qualifications, and other procedures for the awarding of contracts.
  • Some large contracts must be broken up into separate, smaller-scoped contracts to accommodate more bids.
  • In filings before the Commission, the utilities will be asked whether Mississippi companies were awarded contracts for each project. In the event an out-of-state firm is selected for a project, the company must explain that decision.
Read the full Hire Mississippi Rule here.


 Starksville - Mississippi's College Town

The Starksville Community Resource Guide is available at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership today! Thank you to Jen Prather and the team for their help and direction putting this together! 


Town Square Publications (www.townsquarepublications.com) can help you accomplish your chamber's gloss map, directory, community profile or publication needs at no expense to the chamber. Please email John Dussman at jdussman@tspubs.com or call (847)-427-4633.


The Wason Center for Public Policy & the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce invite you to the POST-ELECTION  
PENINSULA INSIDERS' BREAKFAST

featuring a panel discussion about the 2019 elections and their impact on the region

Dr. Lauren Bell
Randolph Macon College

Dr. Rachel Bitecofer
Christopher Newport University

Thomas Cosgrove
Newport News Shipbuildi
ng

moderated by
Dr. Quentin Kidd

Thursday, November 14, 2019
registration begins 7:00 a.m.
program 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

$35 per person
Breakfast Included

David Student Union
Christopher Newport University
1 Avenue of the Arts | Newport News, Virginia

Purchase Tickets and Sponsorships at bit.ly/PostElection-PeninsulaInsidersBreakfast

Please contact sjohnson@vpcc.org with questions

 iCea iDea of the week: Southwest Indiana Chamber: Identifying Business Issues, Legislative Agenda and to identify key priorities of the business community 

As a chamber professional, do you truly know the pulse of your members related to the issues that impact their business? Chambers of all sizes should listen to their members and prepare to speak on behalf of the business community to impact change. How do you do that? The Southwest Indiana Chamber conducts an Annual Business Climate Survey with questions that could easily be customizable for other chambers. The Southwest Indiana Chamber team uses this information to formulate their 2019-20

More information: contact: 




Tara Barney, President & CEO


#FamousChamber Of Commerce Quotations: (Be happy!)

"Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen" Brene Brown

Fox Cities Chamber Launches Program to Promote Employee Friendly Practices

Employee Friendly Workplace Initiative will enhance work-life integration to successfully attract and retain the best employees in the Fox Cities

APPLETON, Wis. (November 1, 2019) – Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce has launched its newest talent initiative and certification program, Fox Cities Employee Friendly Workplace.

A collaborative effort developed with businesses and community partners, this new program is focused on encouraging the adoption of more employee friendly workplace practices and policies in the Fox Cities. These practices will help employers enhance work/life integration and successfully attract and retain the best employees in the region.

CERTIFICATION CATEGORIES & LEVELS
The Employee Friendly Workplace certification is open to all employers with operations located in the Fox Cites (Calumet, Outagamie and the northern portion of Winnebago Counties). The comprehensive benefit criteria incorporated into the online application is intended to be attainable, as well as aspirational, for employers of any size across all industry sectors. Certification levels are determined by the organization's ratings in four categories including: paid leave and flexible work schedules, health and wellness support, financial support, and perks.

Fox Cities employers who earn an Employee Friendly Workplace certification have demonstrated a significant commitment to promoting work/life integration as well as creating a positive work environment and experience for all employees. Certification levels are platinum, gold, silver and bronze. Employers who achieve certification will hold their certification status annually. Those certified will have access to a variety of benefits including education, resources and research. Businesses will receive a media kit in order to promote their significant commitment to creating a positive work environment for their current and potential employees.    

CERTIFICATION BENEFITS & INVESTMENT
Employers who become certified can see increased productivity and loyalty, improved employee engagement and a reduction in absenteeism as well as healthcare costs within their organization. A non-refundable application fee of $250 is due upon submission of the application. A certification fee of $5 per employee per year is required after review and qualification of the submitted application. An annual renewal is required to retain the certification. The certification fee applies only to employees located in the counties of Outagamie, Calumet and the northern portion of Winnebago.

BENEFIT SURVEY & ACCESS TO RESULTS
The Fox Cities Employee Friendly Workplace program is derived from the annual Fox Cities Benefit Survey. The annual survey, administered and distributed by the Fox Cities Chamber, was conducted from August to mid-September of 2019. The geographic scope of distribution extended beyond the Fox Cities to include all of northeast Wisconsin. 

Although the survey is not statistically valid, it is intended to provide human resource professionals and those making benefit decisions in their business with data-backed insights about the current benefit landscape in the region. These insights are intended to help discover trends and provide guidance as the workplace evolves.

“The benefit survey provides awareness into the current benefit landscape while exploring opportunities to enhance employee friendly benefit options such as financial support for child care,” shared Jennifer Brown, Director of Existing Industry and Innovation at the Fox Cities Chamber and Regional Partnership.  

Survey participants will receive a digital copy of the full results available today. Non-participating employers may purchase the digital survey results after November 1, 2019. A fee of $150 for Fox Cities Chamber members and $200 for non-members is required to access the survey results.

An introduction of the Fox Cities Employee Friendly Workplace initiative and Benefit Survey results was held on Tuesday, October 29 at Werner Electric Supply Company in Appleton. Event attendees received insight into the new program and certification and how it will give businesses a competitive advantage to retaining and attracting talent, while increasing employee productivity and engagement.

The launch of the new Fox Cities Employee Friendly Workplace program was made possible by the generous contributions from our sponsors and partners, including: Employee Friendly Founding Sponsors – Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group and Werner Electric Supply Company; Employee Friendly Founding Partner – United Way Fox Cities; and Survey Partners – Child Care Resource & Referral and First Five Fox Valley.

Learn more on our website at http://foxcitieschamber.com/employee-friendly-workplaceFor more information, please contact Jennifer Brown, Director of Existing Industry and Innovation at the Fox Cities Chamber and Regional Partnership at jennifer@foxcitiesregion.com or (920) 831-4905.



Pekin Area Chamber member Illinois Central College Celebrates International Education Week Nov. 18-22
Illinois Central College will recognize International Education Week (IEW), a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, with a variety of activities during the week of November 18 through 22. 
ICC employees and local business leaders, as well as international and domestic students who have studied abroad, will participate in the week’s events to offer their perspectives on the benefits of international education and exchange experiences.  All events are free and open to the public. 
               
Some of the week’s scheduled events include:
·         Monday, November 18, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Student Center on the ICC East Peoria Campus:  Kick-Off and Panel: Global Activism – Join us for a panel of Peoria activists on how they fight for human rights, climate change, diversity and inclusion.
·         Tuesday, November 19, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Arbor Auditorium on the ICC Peoria Campus:  Badass Beauty Queen Film Screening and Q & A with Anastasia Lin – Miss World contestant Anastasia Lin shares her story about standing up to an oppressive regime against human rights violations in China.
·         Wednesday, November 20, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tranquility Room on the ICC East Peoria Campus:  OxFam Hunger Banquet – This volunteer-led, interactive event brings statistics about poverty to life.  It increases our power to respond to global crises, highlights issues of injustice, and helps change the laws keeping people trapped in poverty.
IEW allows institutions of higher education to celebrate and advocate for international initiatives, programming, and experiences to various communities.  For more information or questions, visit icc.edu


2020 Kentucky Legislative Preview Conference

Can you believe it's already November? Will you be joining us? 

The 2020 Kentucky Legislative Preview Conference is a one-day gathering of the most prominent and influential policy-makers in Kentucky. 

Join us as we look ahead to the 2020 General Assembly! Click here to learn more. 

Featured Panel: Infrastructure Investment 

Rep. Sal Santoro

Rep. John Sims

Sen. Jimmy Higdon

Moderator: Hood Harris, President, AT&T Kentucky and Co-Chair of the Kentucky Chamber’s Infrastructure Policy Council 


Additional agenda details are forthcoming. 

To help you stay informed, the Legislative Preview provides you with a rare opportunity to hear many of Kentucky's top public officials discuss their plans, priorities and predictions for next year's legislative session. 

Register now! You'll get the inside scoop from those who know. 





Town Square Publications Chamber Membership Directories and Community Profiles: The best in the U.S.



Town Square Publications, a division of the Daily Herald Media Group, is a national chamber custom publishing group that specializes in developing partnerships by producing high-quality print and digitally integrated publications along with other added value programs dedicated to creating relevancy for local chambers of commerce and other membership focused organizations interested in raising non-dues revenues.

Town Square Publications parent company, Paddock Publications, has over 100 years’ experience of print product development and dedicated customer service in communities throughout the Midwest. Our experience allows Town Square Publications to offer you attractive royalty and non-dues revenue share streams, provide direct distribution of your custom designed printed publications, including digital and mobile integration, and all with the quickest turn-around times available in the industry. Town Square also offers multi-media maps in both print and online formats, both with our No-Cost guarantee. More information: Town Square Publications

Chambers of Commerce and member focused organizations serve as a valuable resource in the local marketplace. The networking opportunities and representation with a wide variety of diverse businesses in your community is the catalyst of a successful organization. For further information about Town Square's publishing partnership with chambers of commerce and our No-Cost guarantee and Earned Revenue Share Program, To request your chamber publication or map proposal, contact Town Square Chamber Proposal