Programs & Services
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 development and educational opportunities are available for your entire chamber team.
The Fall Conference is a two and a half day event that connects chamber professionals with industry leaders. This event is designed to engage the entire chamber staff. This conference rotates throughout the state to allow members to showcase their communities.
This day and a half event is a great kick-off to your year. Create connections with your fellow chamber colleagues and your elected officials. This event is held in Central Iowa for easy access to the Iowa State Capitol.
Our member meetings are held quarterly and broken down by community size. These meetings provide you an opportunity to connect with chamber professionals throughout the state on a regular basis.
Throughout the year, IACC provides professional development opportunities on a variety of topics including board governance, financial management, marketing, events and economic development.
IACC support members to connect regionally with their peers. These meetings help to facilitate the development of relationships and connections between members within your region of the state. You will get to connect with your peers to discuss current issues, efforts, programs and growth within Iowa.
Whether the listserve, e-newsletter, website or Facebook page there are many opportunities for local chambers to stay in touch with their peers while keeping abreast of the latest products and national trends.
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 area for networking, peer counseling and information exchange. While local chambers may not be members of the US Chamber and ACCE on their own, membership in ICCE brings the resources of those organizations to the local chamber through our state association.
In our ever-changing industry, it is tough to keep up with everything. We want to make it easier to understand the benefits and tools that IACC provides. This essential training will give you an overview and understanding into the importance of IACC, how to become involved in our programs and other essential first steps to your membership.
The Iowa Legislature meets from January through April or May of each year. IACC provides 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 and through our national partners we will also update IACC members on federal issues.
IACC provides this resource as a way for Iowa chambers to explore new ideas and implement the best practices all in one location. Once logged in, you will have access to best practices, documents, presentations, forms and more all at your fingertips.
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 Mid-America Chamber Executives.