OCTOBER 3-5, 2018

  • Hosted by:

    Centerville/Rathbun Chamber of Commerce
    Location: Honey Creek Resort

    Early Bird: $199
    After August 30th: $225

    Hotel Reserverations can be made at: 
    Honey Creek Resort, 12633 Resort Dr.
    Moravia, Iowa
    Call: 866-797-5308

    Visit: www.honeycreekresort.com
    Use Code: IACHAMBER
    Deadline is August 30th






  • HOTEL RESERVATIONS:  Contact Honey Creek Resort for Hotel reservations at 1-866-797-5308, Group Code – IACHAMBER, or go on line www.honeycreekresort.com. Cost per night is $99.00. 


    GOLF RESERVATIONS:  If you want to make reservations to play golf, call 1-641-724-1400.  ICCE cost is $50.00 for 18 holes, includes cart. Get your foursome together and make your reservations 


    Check out this video from ICCE's Chair, Mike Hofman:


    Check out this video from our host, the Centerville/Rathbun Chamber of Commerce:

  • Speakers Speakers

    Adam Legge

    Making Remarkable


    Adam believes in the potential of leaders to make their organizations remarkable and do work that can change their communities and the world. He is a dedicated leader that has transformed struggling organizations into ones that are globally recognized. 

    Adam works with executives, leaders and boards to help them achieve remarkability through organizational renewal and transformation. Amidst the challenges of disruption, change and complexity, he uses a proven structure that will enable any organization to move from stale or struggling to remarkable. He brings over twenty years’ of experience in leadership, governance, strategy, culture and change to his clients to help them create greater impact, relevance and value as an organization. He is the author of Making Remarkable: How to Deliver Purpose, Inspire People, and Build a Platform for Exceptional Results.

    When not helping clients become remarkable organizations, Adam is a Director at the Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership in the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary. Prior to current roles, Adam was the 18th President and CEO of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce where he took a struggling and traditional chamber of commerce and transformed the organization into a dynamic and award-winning entity. Adam has also held the positions of Vice President and Chief Economist for Calgary Economic Development, and Manager with pwc in its Real Estate Advisory Services practice based in Calgary, Alberta.

    Adam will be speaking on Remarkability, gaining approval, staying remarkable and barriers to change. 


    Enfys McMurry

    Enfys Mcmurry



    Enfys McMurry is a Welsh-American public speaker and writer. She will be speaking about the history of Centerville.

    Enfys is the author of two books, her most recent being, Centerville: A Mid-American Saga. The book covers the history of Centerville, Iowa and how the town forged an identity through the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, race relations, education debates and World Wars I and II while its people survived the dark history of Prohibition, crime, the Ku Klux Klan, the Mafia and the Depression. 


    Mayor Mike O'Connor

    Enfys Mcmurry



    Mike O’Connor spent 31 years at Iowa rust and Savings Bank in Centerville. He also continues his Broadcasting career with The Pitch Broadcasting Group on gopitchtv.com. This fall (2018) will be his 55th year broadcasting high school football play-by-play. Mike was elected Mayor of Centerville in November, 2017 and took over the office on January 1, 2018. He has been the president of the Centerville Chamber of Commerce twice and continues to be active in that organization. O’Connor is married, has three grown children and is blessed with eight grandchildren.






  • Agenda Agenda

    Tuesday, October 2, 2018

    1:00 PM – Get your foursome together

                        (Reservations call 641-724-1400)


    Wednesday, October 3, 2018

    8:00 AM – Golf – Get your foursome together

                         (Reservations call 641-724-1400)

    12:00 PM – Board Meeting, Private Dining Room

    2:00 PM – Registration Begins Conference Center

                (Hotel check in 4:00 PM)

    3:00 PM-4:00 PM – Orientation,

    5:00 PM- 9:00 PM – Evening in Centerville, Iowa

    • Trolley departs Hotel – Some may need to take own transportation
    • Tour Appanoose County Historical Museum
    • Enjoy and Evening in Centerville

    7:30 PM – Dinner – George & Nicks Pizza & Steakhouse, 107 E. Van Buren Street, Centerville

    9:00 PM – Trolley Return to Honey Creek

    9:30 PM – Hospitality Suite,


    Thursday, October 4, 2018

    7:45 AM – 8:15 AM Continental Breakfast, Hosted Centerville Chamber

    8:15 AM – Official Welcome, ICCE, Blain Andera, ICCE Board Member

    8:20 AM – Welcome, Natalie Close, Executive Director, Centerville/Rathbun Chamber

    • Mayor Michael O’Connor
    • Honey Creek Resort

    8:35 AM – Sponsor – GrouVe

    8:40 AM – Larry Dowell, Dowell Management

    • MACE Compensation Survey

    9:30 AM – Sponsor – Chamber Discoveries

    9:45 AM – Adam Legge, Guest Speaker

    • Introduction to Remarkability
      • Q & A, Interactive Table Discusion

    10:45 AM – Break

    11:00 AM – Adam Legge

    • Remarkability Deconstructed – Deeper Dive on the Eight Elements of  Remarkability  
      • Q & A, Interactive Table Discussion

    12:30 PM – Lunch

    12:45 PM – Luncheon Speaker – Enfys McMurry, Welsh-American Writer and Public Speaker.  Author of Centerville – A Mid-American Saga and Hearst’s Other Castle (Sharing her research on the City of Centerville).

    1:45 PM – Sponsor – AARP

    1:50 PM – Sponsor -    Alliant Energy

    1:55 PM – Adam Legge – Guest Speaker

    • Gaining Approval Staying Remarkable and Barriers to Change   
      • Q & A, Interactive Table Discussion                                                                

    2:45 PM - Break

    3:00 PM – Sponsor – Iowa State University Extension & Outreach

    3:05 PM – Sponsor – CITSLINC

    3:10 PM – “How to Lobby Your Legislators” - Joe Murphy,  Senior VP,  Government Relations/Public Policy Greater Des Moines Partnership

    4:00 PM – Adjournment

    5:00 PM – J & K Boat Tour – Cash Bar

    • Entertainment – Elvis Has Arrived

    6:30 PM – Dinner – Speaker to be confirmed

    9:00 PM Hospitality Suite


    Friday, October 5, 2018

    7:30 AM – Breakfast

    8:00 AM – Sponsor

    8:05 AM – Sponsor

    8:10 AM – Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division, Jake Holmes, Program Planner 3, Heather Schaffer, Compliance Officer 2, Jason Hohn, Licensing Clerk Specialist

    • Iowa Laws on Chamber Events
      • Alcohol, Ticket Sales, Other

    9:15 AM – TRC – How it is done and success

    • Julie Todtz, President, Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce

    10:15 AM – Break

    10:30 AM – Round Table Discussions

    • Board Development
    • Membership Enhancement/Tired Dues
    • Social Media/Marketing
    • Open Discussion You Wish to Discuss

    11:30 PM – Review and Discussion of Round Tables

    12:00 PM – Adjournment

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