WCCE delivers leadership in the advancement of the Washington State Chamber Professional
Connecting, supporting and promoting Washington state Chamber of Commerce professionals
Facilitate the exchange of Washington state Chamber Information & Resources Strategy
Conduct networking/professional development conference annually in Oct/Nov timeframe for Chamber CEO’s & Staff. The event also provides operating funds for WCCE business plan activities. Goal: 75 attendees
Facilitate the organization and leading for Chambers professionals in a common geographical area to connect, network and discuss issues of concern. The goal is to create a stronger support bond between Chamber professionals.
Conduct a minimum of monthly webcasts to share information and discuss issues affecting the Chamber professional (and the Chamber industry).
Conduct Chamber volunteer leadership training session(s) to support the development of a strong Chamber leadership team (i.e. Dave Kilby’s workshop).
Develop and provide an easy to access (paper, digital format) kit of important contacts and resources that provides the new Washington state Chamber with information and resources to utilize in case of emergency or…just in case.
Continue to provide and improve an email list serve for WCCE Member CEOs. The list serve provides WCCE members with the ability to ask questions & issues and share their expertise. The list serve is accesses through the email address of firstname.lastname@example.org.
Provide monthly email (newsletter format) blasts to members and non-members alike. The email blast provides the ability to select the audience to target. (i.e. WCCE Members, Eastside Chambers, etc.)
The updating of the annual WCCE Salary and Benefit survey will begin again in October. The annual survey of Washington State Chamber Executives was structured to help determine comparable salaries and benefits for like size and structured Chambers.
To provide a web site to promote WCCE, its members and the WA Chamber community. The web site will include a public Chamber directory along with a member only accessed directory with additional contact information (name and email of CEO) and any areas of Chamber CEO expertise.
The WCCE digital Resource Library will be available to members only and housed on the wcce.org web site. The Resource Library will include examples of Chamber programs and management practices that are available for download.
Develop and implement a Monday Morning Minute Survey on various topics that are interest to the Chamber CEO. A synopsis of the results will be provided through the list serve while the entire survey results will be posted to the resource library.
WCCE will begin to develop an inventory of videos on numerous subjects of interest to the Chamber CEO and their management/leadership of a Chamber of Commerce. Videos will include (but not limited to) Chamber experts, Chamber colleagues and various individual (public & private sector).
To create a closed WCCE Member page only Facebook page for the purpose of information sharing?
To continue the WCCE Facebook Page open to all who “like” the page
To operate a WCCE Twitter account
Operate a WCCE Google+ account
Operate a WCCE LinkedIn
Continue to analysis and determine other social media platforms for use in WCCE’s mission
Deliver Peer to Peer Support Objective
Reaching out to members and non-members alike to build the Chamber CEO network. Gleaning feedback and inviting them to participate will be a priority in these contacts.
A list of Chamber professionals and their areas of expertise will be established and published. The purpose is to provide those experiencing issues or requiring help will be able to elicit the needed information and/or support.
Promote Chamber CEO Value Objective
Establish and present an "Executive of the Year Award" at the annual conference.
Develop and implement an ongoing PR Chamber campaign with Executives as the central focus effort to promote the value and importance of the Washington state Chamber professional. In doing so, the ongoing PR campaign will include the Chamber of Commerce worth as an organization/asset to one’s community. Social media will be the focus on the promotion Washington Chamber Executives.
Monthly (at a minimum) webcasts will be conducted. Subjects to include general round-table discussions and/or presentations on specific issues and subjects pertaining to the operations of a Chamber of Commerce.