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Benefits of ICCE Membership

Membership with the Iowa Association of Chambers of Commerce is voluntary, but essential in our opinion, to the development of chamber professionals and local communities. Membership with IACC provides local chamber staff with countless benefits including:

Professional Training

Through two regional meetings and training sessions IACC offers each year, local chambers have ongoing opportunities for professional development.

Communication Network

Whether through the listserve, e-newsletter, website or the IACC Facebook page, there are many ways for local chambers to stay in touch with their peers while keeping abreast of the latest products and national trends.

Scholarships

IACC offers scholarships to not only our own conferences but regional and national professional development opportunities as well. Past scholarship offerings have included Institute for Organization Management, American Chamber of Commerce Executives Annual Conference, US Chamber Government Affairs and MidAmerica Chamber Executives.

Access to Regional and National Networks

As a member of IACC, local chambers are also a member of Mid-America Chamber Executives (MACE). MACE is a multi-state, regional organization that connects Iowa chambers to chambers in our Midwest region for networking, peer counseling and information exchange. While local chambers join the US Chamber and ACCE on their own, membership in IACC brings the resources of the MACE organizations to the local chamber through our state association.

Legislative Updates

The Iowa Legislature meets from January through April or May of each year. IACC provides regular updates to the local chambers on business issues that affect Iowa. While we do not lobby, the local chambers need access and information to have educated discussions with their elected officials and membership. When available, we will also update IACC members on federal issues through our national partners.