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COVID 19 Updates

ACCE COVID-19 Updates April 17, 2020

Will Burns on Friday, April 17, 2020 at 12:00:00 am

ACCE has been busy, hosting roundtable calls and webinars to help chambers leaders connect with peers and navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Here are a few links to recent ACCE COVID-19 calls and reminders of upcoming programs during the next couple weeks. 

ChamberChat Podcast: ACCE President & CEO Sheree Anne Kelly joined Brandon Burton on the ChamberChat Podcast to discuss the many ways chambers are showcasing creativity and catalytic leadership as they lead their communities through the COVID-19 crisis. Listen Now

Demonstrating Member Value in a Crisis: This webinar, facilitated by membership expert Cathi Hight, explored how chambers are engaging with members and prospects and building a pipeline for the future by demonstrating the value of chamber membership, especially now when it is needed the most. Download recording and slides.

Events Division Roundtable Call: Event professionals share ideas and experiences on cancelling/rescheduling events, holding virtual events, keeping sponsors engaged and more. Download recording and saved chat

Finance & Operations Call: ACCE held its first finance and operations roundtable call. The call featured discussions on finance topics such as budget forecasting and adjustments; virtual bill pay and deposit protocol; membership, event and sponsorship forecasting; retention payroll tax credit and more. Listen to the audio here.

Upcoming Webinars & Roundtable Calls
Here are a few upcoming ACCE calls and webinars to help chambers navigate the COVID-19 crisis.

COVID-19 Roundtable Call: Membership Development Division
April 21 @ 2 p.m. EDT | REGISTER

Join your Membership Development peers for an all-division roundtable to share solutions, opportunities and strategies to help one another and our communities and chambers during the COVID-19 crisis 

COVID-19 Roundtable Call: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Division
April 21 @ 3 p.m. EDT | REGISTER
This call will explore strategies and tactics for chamber board diversity, but we will also checkin on how chambers are approaching the COVID-19 crisis from a DEI perspective.

COVID-19 Roundtable Call: Finance & Operations
April 22 @ 1 p.m. EDT | 
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Join your chamber finance and operations peers for this best practice-sharing roundtable conference call moderated by Jodi Owczarski, vice president of the Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce. This call, the second in our COVID-19 Finance & Operations Roundtable Mini-Series, will feature discussions on HR topics such as: remote employee management; eliminating personnel costs; staff engagement and morale (virtual happy hours/ flexible schedules, EAP).

COVID-19 Webinar: Virtual Office Management
April 22 @ 2 p.m. EDT | 
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With most states issuing stay-at-home orders, many chamber staffs are working remotely. Learn how the Salt Lake and Tri-City Regional chambers pivoted and retooled their existing teleworking policies to meet the demands of the COVID-19 crisis. 

COVID-19 Webinar: Events Pivoting to Digital
April 22 @ 3:30 p.m. EDT | REGISTER
Join your peers for ACCE's 30-minute webinar series on virtual chamber events to help you adapt to this ever-changing environment. This week Cally D'Angelo of the Gwinnett Chamber will share on the “digital pivot.” Learn how the chamber converted all chamber programming and events to a digital format and continue to evolve to meet member needs. 

Webinar: Outsourcing Finance and HR - Pros, Cons and How to Make it Work
April 23 @ 2 p.m. EDT | REGISTER
Are you considering outsourcing your finance or human resources staff functions to save administrative costs? In this webinar, a panel of your peers will discuss the advantages, pitfalls and lessons learned on how outsourcing can be an effective organizational management strategy – and when it has not worked. Panelists will also discuss how their decisions, with respect to outsourcing, have impacted operations during the COVID-19 crisis.

COVID-19 Roundtable Call: Finance & Operations
April 30 @ 1 p.m. EDT | 
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Guided by participant comments and questions, the call will feature discussions on chamber operations topics such as: new processes (mail, voicemail, etc.); rent abatement and deferrals; and loans (mortgages and other loans). Jodi Owczarski, vice president of the Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce will moderate this call, the final in our COVID-19 Finance & Operations Roundtable Mini-Series.

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