Events and Programs
Chambers of commerce organize events – lots of them. Meetings, gatherings, and events are not the only things chambers do, but every chamber does them. Events and programs consume a great deal of the workday and annual organization calendar for most chambers of commerce. Some chambers convene scores of meetings, conferences, summits, committee sessions, briefings, workshops, social events, press conferences, parties, programs and behind-the-scenes strategy sessions each year. As chambers advance further in the electronic age, online gatherings are being integrated into an already crowded meeting calendar.
Because of the breadth of chamber programs, there is often confusion about what any one particular chamber does and even what it is. While each of the meetings and events convened by any chamber has a purpose, it might not always be easy to discern it. Some get-togethers may appear to be meetings held simply for the purpose of meeting, but there are usually sound mission or financial motives involved.
Some of the most public and visible activities of chambers might actually be less important than the private meetings they undertake in the cause of advancing the interests of their members and communities.
Chamber event planners will find ACCE's chapter on Community Events
to be helpful in understanding successful programming options. This chapter comes from the ACCE Chamber Revenue Model Whitepaper
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Articles & Guides
FAQ How can community events be managed to minimize potential business disruption and create positive impact?
Convention & Conference Resources
FAQ I need handouts from the ACCE Events Training Conference.
- Event Reinvention - Session recording from the ACCE 2017 Annual Convention in Nashville is available for purchase in the ACCE Store. Presentation is also available for download.
- The Events Chopping Block - Presentation by David Brown, President & CEO; Anne Branigan, Senior Vice President, Innovative Services; Diane Poots, Director, Member Services; Greater Omaha Chamber (NE) from the 2016 ACCE Convention.
- Membership and Events Track Pack (4 Sessions). Captured live from the 2016 ACCE Annual Convention in Savannah. Duration: 2 hours, 21 minutes. Cost: $30 for 1 year of unlimited access for all your chamber staff. Sessions include:
| Events and ProgramsLast Updated: 04/17/2018