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ACCE joins in mourning the loss of John Tydings, former president of the Greater Washington, D.C., Board of Trade. Tydings died Sunday evening, Nov. 17. He was 72.
In last month's Business Books and Recommended Speakers Quickpoll, conducted by ACCE's HERO office, 76 respondents replied to 4 questions. View complete results -- including 100+ recommended business books and a list of more than 60 "best speakers heard in the last two years" -- here (ACCE login and password required).
The chamber profession is mourning the death of Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Ike McLeese. McLeese, 69, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 29. He had suffered a heart attack in early September and had recently undergone open heart surgery.
ACCE member, Membership180, a national membership development company, which has worked with many ACCE-member organizations, has been selected to serve on a three-year project in South Asia.
ACCE is pleased to announce a partnership with Neustar, the administrator of the .US top level domain name and an information services and analytics company. Neustar joins forces with ACCE to educate American small businesses about the importance of getting online with a .US domain name. Together, Neustar and ACCE will offer chambers and their members value-added services coupled with a .US address to maximize their online presence.
Last week, while participating in the Tri-State Conference of chamber executives (covering KY, OH, IN) in Columbus, OH, ACCE staff learned of the sudden death of Lorie Fall Neal, executive director of the Gallia County Chamber of Commerce. Neal, 40, died on Wednesday, Sept. 25, after becoming ill at her office.
The Accounting Practices QuickPoll was launched this summer and the results are now available.
Betty Nokes, president and CEO of the Bellevue (WA) Chamber of Commerce, has been named Board Chair of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) for 2013-14. Nokes officially began her year-long tenure at the ACCE Annual Convention on July 24 in Oklahoma City. She succeeds Roy Williams, CCE, president and CEO of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber.