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Major Cities Council CEO Winter Roundtable Meeting

Date: January 26 - 28, 2020 Contact: Will BurnsPhone: 703-998-3571Email: wburns@acce.org

The next Major Cities Council CEO roundtable meeting will be held on January 26-28 in Huntsville, Alabama. Special thanks to Chip Cherry, CCE, President & CEO of the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber, for helping us plan a great meeting with a few site visits and tours to demonstrate the impact of the chamber's economic development efforts. 

The meeting will focus on a variety of topics based on the discussion from our meeting in Long Beach. Topics we will cover include:

Chamber Foundations: We will share ACCE's latest research and showcase peer examples of how chambers are leveraging their 501(c)(3) foundations to create new revenue streams that support their mission-based work. We'll discuss best practices around governance, operations, programming, fundraising and development. 

Workforce & Talent Initiatives: What innovative education and workforce initiatives are moving the needle to help communities address skills gaps and workforce needs? We'll showcase peer examples from around the country.  

Inclusive Economic Development Strategies: Learn more about how your chamber peers are leading new economic development strategies that prioritize improved economic mobility, broader access to opportunity and inclusive growth.

Huntsville Highlights: We'll get out into the community to see how the work of the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber has empowered the region with a pioneers’ drive to press forward, go further, and reach higher. We're working on a variety of potential tours and briefings, including the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, the FBI's Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Polaris and more. 

We will also leave plenty of time for CEO roundtable topics on industry trends and other topics of interest. If you have something you want to be sure we include on the agenda, let Will Burns know


What: ACCE Major Cities Council CEOs Round Table Meeting

Who: This meeting is open only to Major Cities Council CEOs

Where: Huntsville, Alabama

When: January 26-28, 2020

Registration Fee: $375

Register OnlineClick here to register

Hotel: We have a room block at the AC Hotel Huntsville Downtown, 435 Williams Avenue SW, Huntsville, AL 35801

Book Your Room: $159/night plus taxes. The booking deadline is January 5, 2020. Book online here.


Sunday, January 26
Travel and optional arrival night dinner

Monday, January 27
8:00 a.m. Breakfast at the hotel
8:30 a.m. Pickup at the hotel to drive to the chamber
8:40 a.m. Welcome & Intros
9:15 a.m. ACCE President's Report  
9:45 a.m. Sessions on chamber foundations and inclusive economic development strategies.  
11:45 a.m. Briefing on Huntsville MSA  
12 p.m. Depart for lunch
1:30 p.m. Afternoon site visits 
6:30 p.m. Group dinner


Tuesday, January 28
7:45 a.m. Pickup at the hotel to drive to the chamber
8:00 a.m. Breakfast at the chamber
8:30 a.m. Innovative workforce & talent initiatives
9:30 a.m. Roundtable discussions
12 p.m. Adjourn



ACCE thanks Power 10 for its support of the Major Cities Council.

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