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Clubhouse Lobby

PACP Board Meeting

Clubhouse - Upstairs Conference Room

Sponsor Exhibit Set-Up

Clubhouse - Sponsor Area

Professional Staff Roundtable Meeting

Best practices and issue sharing for chamber management professionals. Facilitator: Debra Orner, Cambria Regional Chamber.

Banquet Room

CEO Roundtable Meeting

Best practices and issue sharing for Chamber Presidents / Executive Directors only. Facilitator: Robert Carl, Schuylkill Chamber.

Clubhouse

Buses Leave for Evening

Comfort Inn & Suites

An Evening in Schuylkill County

We will join the Chamber’s Member Mixer at Vito’s to enjoy cocktails and a buffet dinner, have a private tour and tasting at Yuengling Brewery, then finish the night with coffee and dessert at the Schuylkill Chamber.

Vito’s Coal Fired Grill / Yuengling Brewery / Chamber Offices.
Reception sponsored by M&T Bank

Breakfast Buffet

Clubhouse

Official Conference Welcome

Clubhouse

Opening Keynote SessionPerformance Excellence

This session will cover setting the standard for chamber performance excellence, identifying what can be measured, using benchmarks, communicating with dashboards, applying for accreditation, and awards of excellence.
Bob Harris, CAE

Clubhouse

Session sponsored by Target Marketing

Break

Clubhouse Sponsor Area

Speed Networking Session

Learn about new affinity programs that may mean big non-dues revenue for your Chamber!
All Attendees and Sponsors

Clubhouse

Chamber Issue Session

We will divide into two groups by chamber staff size to allow you time to share best practices and issue discussion.
5 or less staff members – Banquet Room
6 or more staff members – Clubhouse

Networking Lunch

Featuring ACCE Update from Sheree Anne Kelly, President & CEO
Sponsored by Citslinc

Clubhouse

Afternoon Keynote SessionChambers of the Future

Ready for 2020, relevant in 2025? This session will cover evolving models to membership, ROI, golden handcuff, technology investment, strategic plan transformations, and more!
Bob Harris, CAE

Clubhouse

Break

Clubhouse – Sponsor Area

Concurrent Sessions – choose one of the two below:

Top 10 for Membership Growth
How do you simplify steps for signing new members and strengthening retention? In this session, we will learn about the “Top 10” areas of focus for membership growth. Walk away with tips and tools for a strong foundation for membership activity that results in recruitment and retention success.
Shari Pash, Strategic Solutions for Growth
Clubhouse

30 Innovative (Kick A$$) Program Ideas
You’ve heard of speed dating, but this is speed “creativity” as we take a whirlwind look at 30 out-of-the-box, innovative ideas that you can implement for your Chamber.
Anissa Starnes, Swingbridge Partners LLC
Banquet Room

Break

Clubhouse - Sponsor Area

Concurrent SessionsChoose one of the two below:

Recruitment & Retention for a Strong Membership Foundation.
We will have an open discussion that touches on the relevant points of recruitment and retention for a strong membership. We will walk through the elements of recruitment and engagement plans, strategic action steps, and defining your best prospects to stop the churn.
Shari Pash, Strategic Solutions for Growth
Clubhouse

Innovative Leadership Programs
Learn what your PACP peers are doing to make their Leadership programs stand out.
Christa Lundy, Meadville Chamber
Lori Nocito, Leadership Wilkes-Barre
Gina Suydam, Wyoming County Chamber
Banquet Room

Reception, Dinner, Silent Auction & Awards Presentation

Awards sponsored by PFEW
Overlook & Clubhouse

Hospitality Suite

Sponsored by Atlantic Communications Group

Comfort Inn & Suites – Lounge

BONUS SESSION & BREAKFAST BUFFET

Grow Your Chamber Online with Google Learn how members find your Chamber and customers find your member businesses online and how to promote your online presence with search engine optimization (SEO) and online advertising.
Randi Penfil, Google National Speaker

Clubhouse

PA Chamber & US Chamber Update

Hear more about important issues facing the Commonwealth and your members. Gene Barr, PA Chamber of Business & Industry
Maggie Sheely, US Chamber

Clubhouse

Break

Clubhouse – Sponsor Area

Stop. Drop. Roll. – Avoiding Burnout

In today’s world of connectivity it is almost encouraged to be “on the job” 24/7, but at what cost to the professional? This session will share tips on how you can protect your sanity, set boundaries and achieve that hard to find thing that you think doesn’t exist called work/life balance.
Anissa Starnes, Swingbridge Partners LLC

Clubhouse

Closing Keynote

Is Your Chamber Ready to Live the New Brand?

Recent brand research on chambers of commerce and the resulting messaging suggestions will be shared. A key question is: do we have the courage to make the choices and cause the change that’s needed to be the 3C Chamber that’s wanted and needed in the years ahead?
Dave Kilby, President/CEO, Western Association of Chamber Executives (WACE)

Clubhouse