Menu

Micks Corner

Facilitator of a Chamber Discussion? Not...

Mick Fleming on Sunday, January 31, 2010 at 11:51:57 pm

Weatherman in San Diego.  Referee in a professional wrestling match. 

It's fun to try to out-do your friends in coming up with superfluous or ridiculous occupations.  I think I may have been the punch line myself a few times last week when I found myself serving as host and facilitator of three dinners for small groups of chamber executives.

Take a dozen or so chamber leaders, add a few courses at a good restaurant and a bottle or two of decent red wine.  Stir lightly.  From that point on, all you have to do is sit back, laugh, learn and take a few notes.  Good food. Good company.  A meeting with no agenda.  That's a recipe for bubbling chemistry and priceless insights.  Public policy, economics, business trends, national politics, international trade, demographics, travel tips and movie trivia . . . all fair game during such a gathering.  And all I have to do is get out of the way. 

Thanks to all those in St. Pete and Atlanta for letting me pretend to orchestrate!

OFFICIAL CORPORATE SPONSORS
Accrisoft is an Official Corporate Sponsor of ACCE American Express is an Official Corporate Sponsor of ACCE Aventura World by Central Holidays West is an Official Corporate Sponsor of ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Benfits Trust is an Official Corporate Sponsor of ACCE Citslinc is an Official Corporate Sponsor of ACCE Grow With Google is an Official Corporate Sponsor of ACCE Insperity is an Official Corporate Sponsor of ACCE Market Street Services is an Official Corporate Sponsor of ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives United Networks of America is an Official Corporate Sponsor of ACCE The U.S. Chamber is an Official Corporate Sponsor of ACCE Vistage is an Official Corporate Sponsor of ACCE
SILVER SPONSORS
Avalanche Consulting sponsors ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives CardConnect sponsors ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Constant Contact POWER 10 sponsors ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Resource Development Group sponsors ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives YouScience sponsor ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives
Sponsorship and advertising opportunities Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives