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In Memoriam: Mike McLaran

Published: Monday, April 1, 2013

Mike McLaran, former CEO of the Salem (OR) Chamber of Commerce, passed away Saturday morning, March 30, after suffering an apparent heart attack while jogging. He was 53.

Chambers Qualify for 2013 Chamber of the Year

Published: Friday, March 29, 2013

More than 200 ACCE member chambers of commerce have been invited to apply for the Chamber of the Year award, the most prestigious award in the chamber profession. The award is sponsored this year by WebLink International.

Google Helps Businesses Get Online

Published: Thursday, March 28, 2013 U.S. small businesses account for half of our gross domestic product, and they create two-thirds of all new jobs. But only about half of them have websites. Google, an official corporate sponsor of ACCE, is trying to change that. The company has rolled out a new program, “Get Your Business Online,” that offers a free domain name and website hosting for one

Fleming Re-Appointed to World Chambers Federation’s General Council

Published: Friday, March 8, 2013

ACCE President Mick Fleming was recently appointed to a second three-year term as Vice-Chair of the World Chambers Federation’s (WCF) General Council. The appointment came during the executive board meeting of the International Chamber of Commerce. Fleming holds the distinction as the first American to have been elected to serve on the WCF board.

ACCE Announces Exciting New Partner

Published: Thursday, January 31, 2013

ACCE is so pleased to introduce Google, the search-engine and technology powerhouse, as its new corporate partner. 

Introducing ACCE's New Volunteer Portal

Published: Tuesday, January 29, 2013

At ACCE, volunteering is more than just an opportunity to help your national association. It's a way for you to connect with your peers, share your strengths and impart your knowledge on a national level—all while making ACCE even stronger. Visit ACCE's new Volunteer Portal and find an engagement opportunity based on what you like to do and the time you have available. 

In Memoriam: Former Austin, TX, Chamber CEO, Vic Mathias

Published: Friday, January 18, 2013

Vic Mathias, who served 29 years as CEO of the Austin (TX) Chamber and was a great friend to many in the chamber profession, died Jan. 14. He was 86. 

ACCE Remembers Marian Ivers, First Female ACCE Life Member

Published: Thursday, January 17, 2013

Marian Ivers, who served the Greater Omaha (NE) Chamber for 27 years and was ACCE’s first female Honorary Life Member, passed away on January 8. She was 90.