Tuscany Trip

Tuscany, Italy - November 6-14, 2018

SAVE THE DATE: 2018 CCCE Spring Conference

When:  April 30 – , May 2 2018
Where:   Colorado Springs, Garden of the Gods

Additional professional development opportunities are offered through the Western Association of Chamber Executives, the U.S. Chamber, and the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.

2018 Spring Conference
Colorado Springs, Garden of the Gods

Dress: Business Casual for the meetings
Wednesday Reception – Jeans are perfect
Awards Dinner – Well you might get an Award sooo…


Monday April 30, 2018

3pm-5pm Board Meeting (Garden of the Gods)

6:00pm – Dinner – Colorado Craft Social Individual Pay (not included in Registration)

Tuesday May 1, 2018

8:00am                Registration & Breakfast Buffet

8:30am                Welcome and Introductions

9:00am                Dave Kilby, W.A.C.E. – President – THE ABC’s of a Successful Chamber  

Everything is changing….even the way they teach the ABC’s in grade schools.  Has your      chamber kept up with the change wave?  Or are you doing things “the way you’ve new ways to do what you do.

10:00am             Sheree Anne Kelly, ACCE – CEO presents Chambers and relevancy- What does the future of the chamber look like? INVITED


11:15am             Sarah Melby, ACCE – Director of Information & Research– Chamber Stats and Benchmarking, A data overview on membership stats. 

11:30am             Sponsor Panel – We have invited our sponsors to tell us what they want.  When we call and ask for their money what would make them say yes!  Your approach, benefits, value

12:00                   Suzanne Tulien, Brand Clarity Expert and Author Stop Marketing, for now, Start Branding!  Did you know, 40% of your marketing dollars are wasted? Small businesses spend too much on marketing efforts that don’t produce expected ROI. Your brand doesn’t start with external messaging. It starts internally with your brand’s DNA. And until you can identify, define, and become it, your marketing will continue to fail you. Learn the secrets to maximizing your marketing efforts by building brand from the inside out!


1:30                      Patrick Kelly President – Change Point Consulting Engaging with next generation of business leader. 

TedTalk: Andrea Stewart


2:45pm                Crisis communication/emergency management, what is the Chamber’s role.

TedTalk: Debbie Miller CEO Greater Woodland Park Chamber

5:30                      Happy Hour (Sponsor Spotlight)  Moody Insurance

6:30                      Awards Dinner presented by CACI

Wednesday May 2, 2018

7:30am                Early birds – let’s get together for coffee and networking.

8:30am                Eggs and Issues – Legislative Update – Matt Moseley , CEO – Dovetail Solutions

                              Communicating in and out of the Capital, communications planning and community engagement.

           US Chamber – Monique Thierry

      • US Chamber – Allison Dembeck – Education and Workforce  

      • Denver Metro Chamber – Kelly Brough – Transportation Update

10:00am                Healthy Chamber


Advocacy Ethics – Matt Moseley 

            • Ethics   

            • Cyber Security

            • Survival Guide – Kevin, Pam and Debbie

            • Best Practices – Dot Miller – The Solutions

              11:45                   Sponsor Spotlight – Frank Ladd Affinity


              12noon                Lunch Round Tables



              1:30pm Regina Bergman, CEO – Bridgeport Strategy Communications and Technology All business marketing training programs tout the value of networking. But how

              2:45pm                Kendra Prospero, CEO and Founder – Turning the Corner Culture


              3:30                      Take away – What are you running back to your chamber to implement?



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