WCCE is please to announce the addition of Dru Garson to the board of directors. Dru is the CEO for Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. (GGHI), a regional Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council located in Aberdeen, WA and oversees business recruitment and marketing efforts, downtown revitalization, business retention and expansion, and workforce development initiatives.
Before starting with GGHI in 2014, Dru was a Development Specialist for the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development in Juneau, Alaska from 2003 - 2014. As a Development Specialist, he helped establish a statewide Business Retention and Expansion program and also managed cultural tourism and visitor industry product development economic development projects. Prior to this position, he also served as the Executive Director of the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council, where he directed and implemented regional marketing programs and promotions.
Dru currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council, Columbia-Pacific Economic Development District, Grays Harbor Lodging Tax Advisory Committee and is a member of the Aberdeen Lions Club. Dru has an undergraduate degree in Communication Studies from Alfred University and a Master of Science in Resource Recreation and Tourism from the University of Idaho.
Time for all Chambers to join in the AWB Local Chamber Grassroots Alliance partnership.
As part of AWB's collaborative efforts, chamber partners are being asked to provide the names of three local advocate chamber members that can speak before the Legislature, media or other audiences on key issues identified. AWB would also like your help in identifying a few business leaders within your chamber that have strong relationships with state lawmakers - a key contact when critical issues need their attention.
To sign up your Advocate, please download and fill out the form below and email to BobbiC@awb.org.
The Lake Chelan Chamber and Campbell's Lake Chelan Resort will be host to the 2016 Washington Chamber Executives Statewide Leaders' Conference.
Conference Registration is now open to ensure your early bird rate and hotel accomodations. Don't miss out on being a part of the Washington Chamber professional community from around the state who will congregate in beautiful Lake Chelan to hear, share and experience the latest in the Chamber Leadership profession.
A special thank you to our presenting sponsor AWB and to our conference chair and host, Lake Chelan Chamber Executive Director Mike Steele.
To register for the conference, click on the following: Online Registration Form
WCCE Career Bulletin
Post your Chamber Executive and Professional Staff job openings with WCCE.
Your WCCE membership grants you access to hundreds of documents, presentations, and forms that have been used by your Washington colleagues to run their chambers. In order to access the library, you must login with your WCCE member registration.
You can click on the following to login in and access the library: WCCE Resource Library
Be a part of the conversation. Be a part of the solution. AWB D.C. Fly-In, Dec. 5-7, 2016.