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The New England Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives is proud to present its Fall Conference November 1-2, 2018, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The conference begins at 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 1 and adjourns at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, November 2.

Agenda

1

00PM

Welcome—NEACCE Chair-elect Jim Roche

Sponsor remarks, Citslinc International

1

15PM

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2

15PM

Afternoon Session 1: Member Retention, Best Practices

Kathy Bacon, Greater Concord Chamber (NH) Christine Ducharme, Business & Industry Assn of NH Donna Morris, Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce (NH)

2

15PM

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3

15PM

Talent Recruitment/Workforce Development: What can you do to help your members address their top challenge?

Lisa Konicki, Ocean Comm. Chamber of Commerce (RI) Sara Colson, Workforce Accelerator 2025 (NH) Sean Clancy, Great Bay Community College (NH)

3

15PM

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3

45PM

3

45PM

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5

00PM

Afternoon Session 3: Federal and State Public Policy Updates

Steve McAlister and Geoff O’Hara, US Chamber of Commerce;State Chamber Representatives: Betsy Bishop, Vermont Chamber of Comm. Joe Brennan, Connecticut Bus. & Ind. Assn. Dana Connors, Maine State Chamber of Comm. Jim Roche, Bus. & Ind. Assn. of NH

7

30AM

Breakfast

Pen Hallow Room

9

00AM

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9

15AM

Welcome—NEACCE Chair-Elect Jim Roche

Sponsor remarks, MemberClicks and EventBank

9

15AM

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10

15AM

Morning Session 1:Chamber Taxes 101

What’s a 501(c)3 vs. a 501(c)6? What is “unrelated business tax income,” and why is it taxed? When/why should a chamber engage an outside auditor/audit?. Brad Cook, Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green Kim Pecora, Nathan Wechsler & Company

11

00AM

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12

00PM

Morning Session 2: Member Communications Best Practices

How to keep your members aware and engaged through online, broadcast and print communications. Melissa Fetterhoff, Nashoba Valley Chamber (MA) Danielle McFadden, Greater Lowell Chamber (MA) Kevin Flynn, Bus. & Ind. Assn. of NH

12

00PM

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1

15PM

Lunch and Annual Meeting

Jim Roche, NEACCE Chair-elect Nominating Committee Report and Election of Officer & Directors—Tim Sink, Gr Concord Chamber of Commerce New England Chamber Executive of the Year Presentation

1

15PM

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1

30PM

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