• "To Your Continued Success"

    Hosted by the Washington Chamber of Commerce

    September 20-22, 2017

  • CONFERENCE AGENDA

  • Tuesday, September 19

    1:00 PM – Tee Time Four tee times have been reserved, beginning at 1:00 PM at a cost of $50.00 per golfer (includes cart). Or relax and enjoy a spa treatment at the Riverside Resort Spa.

  • Wednesday, September 20

    11:00 AM - Board Meeting – Ruthies Private Dining

    1:30 PM - Conference Registration – location by gift shop

    2:00 PM – 3:30 PM - New Member/Executive Orientation – Roberts Room: Learn what ICCE is all about with a special orientation for new Executives.

    4:15 PM -  HOP ON THE BUS FOR AN EXCITING EVENING IN WASHINGTON, IOWA (Important, we need a count on who will be traveling by bus)
    Dress Casual – “bring your boots for a fun hospitality tour”

    5:00 PM – 6:30 PM - Washington Theater, World’s Oldest Continuous Operating Cinema Theater (123 E. Washington Street, Washington, IA)

    6:30 PM -  Social /Dinner - Gallagher Barn
    Enjoy a farm to table dinner at a working century farm. (2511 190th Street, Washington, IA) Social hosted by Washington Chamber of Commerce

    8:30 PM - Buses Return to Hotel – Visit Hospitality Room, Suite #345

  • Thursday, September 21

    Conference Location – Wellman Room

    7:30 AM – Regional Roundtable

    8:00 AM – Continental Breakfast

    8:30 AM – Official Welcome – Michelle Redlinger, Host, Executive Director Washington Area Chamber of Commerce

    8:35 AM – Official Welcome – Dan Franz, General Manager, Riverside Casino & Golf Resort

    8:45 AM – ICCE 2017/2018 Chair – Lynn Olberding

    9:00 AM – Rich Cantillon – “Difficult Board Members”

    10:55 AM – Megan Lucas - "Does Your Chamber do Economic Development?"
    Of Course it does! Learn how to be strategic partner in your communities success

    12:00 PM – Lunch - Wellman Room

    12:30 PM – Gary Barta - Director of Athletics, University of Iowa

    1:10 PM – Special One-on-One conversation with Gary

    1:35 PM - Rich Cantillon - “Value of Your Chamber Membership” and “How to have a Successful Board Retreat”

    3:00 PM – Mike Hofman - ICCE Communications Update: Newsletter, Resource Library, Surveys and Webinars.

    3:30 PM – Breakout sessions - Board of Directors Relationship, Facebook, How Does Your Chamber use Facebook, Membership Retention & Growth

    4:45 PM – Adjourn

    5:30 PM – Social/Dinner - Brighton Room

    6:30 PM – Meg Schneider, Greater Des Moines Partnership: ACCE Conference

    9:00 PM – Hospitality Room, Suite #345

  • Friday, September 20

    7:30 AM – Regional Roundtable

    8:00 AM – Breakfast - Wellman Room

    8:15 AM – Larry Dowell, Dowell Management: “2017 Operations Survey"

    9:15 AM – Brenda Lundeen, Chambermaster: Update on ChamberMaster activities

    10:00 AM – John Steiniman, Public Affairs & Marketing Consultant: 2017/2018 Legislative Update

    10:45 AM – 30 Ideas in 30 Minutes

    11:15 AM – Special Announcements

    11:30 AM - Adjourn