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WCCE Annual Conference & Retreat

September 27 @ 12:30 pm - September 29 @ 12:00 pm

Chamber-of-Commerce-Month-Logo-finalBridgewood Resort Hotel & Conference Center
1000 Cameron Way
Neenah, WI 54956
(920) 720-8000



Wednesday, September 27


10:30 am – 12:30 pm ― Chamber Boot Camp for New(er) Chamber Professionals
This session is optional and requires additional fee ($50 members; $75 non-members). Lunch included.                                 


12:30 pm:  Registration

1:00 pm:  Welcome

1:15 pm:  State of the Local Chamber — Philip Fritsche, Beaver Dam Area Chamber of Commerce

2:15 pm:  Modern Leadership: How to Impact and Inspire Your Team — Tanya Wheeless, Happy Grace LLC

3:30 pm:  Beyond the Calendar: Six Keys to Managing Your Time for Success — Tanya Wheeless, Happy Grace LLC

4:30 pm:  Free Time / Hotel Check-in / WCCE Advisory Board Meeting

5:30 pm:  Reception and Dinner Onsite

Thursday, September 28

7:00 am:  Breakfast

8:00 am:  “Top 10″ for Membership Growth — Shari Pash, Strategic Solutions for Growth

9:00 am:  Engaging the Disengaged Member — Shari Pash, Strategic Solutions for Growth

10:15 am:  Manufacturing Tour Roundtable

Noon:  Lunch

1:00 pm:  Small Business Credit Survey and Peer Cities ID Tool — Steven Kuehl, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

1:30 pm:  Financial Allocations — Danielle Moyer, Wegner CPAs and Katie Yeutter, WMC

3:00 pm:  Critical Issues Facing Local Chambers — Kurt Bauer, WMC

4:30 pm:  Depart for Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

5:00 pm:  Reception and Dinner at Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

7:00 pm:  Green Bay Packers (and Bears) Party @ the Hotel — 7:25 pm Kickoff

Friday, September 29

7:00 am:  Breakfast

8:00 am:  Presentations

  • Wisconsin Economy: Best in 18 Years — John Koskinen, Wisconsin Department of Revenue
  • Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s Marketing Plan — Tricia Braun, WEDC and Jela Trask, Nelson Schmidt
  • Foxconn Update — Tricia Braun, WEDC
  • Program Updates for Wisconsin Business World and The Future Wisconsin Project — Jack Orton, WMC

Noon:  Adjourn



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Scott Walker

Philip Fritsche
Beaver Dam Area
Chamber of Commerce
Tanya Wheeless
Happy Grace LLC
Shari Pash
Strategic Solutions
for Growth
Kurt Bauer
Wisconsin Manufacturers
& Commerce
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Steven Kuehl
Federal Reserve
Bank of Chicago
Taz George
Federal Reserve
Bank of Chicago
Katie Yeutter
Wisconsin Manufacturers
& Commerce
Danielle Moyer
Wegner CPAs
John Koskinen
Wisconsin Department
of Revenue
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Tricia Braun
Wisconsin Economic
Development Corporation
 Jela Trask
Nelson Schmidt
Jack Orton
Wisconsin Business World
The Future Wisconsin Project



Bridgewood Resort Hotel and Conference Center
1000 Cameron Way
Neenah, Wisconsin 54956



Exhibitors & Sponsors

About 80 chamber professionals attend this annual event. You will be directly involved with these community leaders and able to interact with them throughout the entire three-day, all-inclusive conference. Sponsorship opportunities are available, which include the exhibitor package (valued at $1,500). Download Sponsorship Opportunities

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Cost to Attend

To receive discounted pricing you must be a member of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) or Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Executives (WCCE). For more information, please contact Susan Nyffenegger


ALL-INCLUSIVE EXHIBITOR PACKAGE (one person) – includes exhibit space, conference registration pass, recognition at the conference, meals, two nights lodging, and entertainment

Member = $1,500
Non-Member = $2,000


PRE-CONFERENCE: Chamber Boot Camp

Member = $50
Non-Member = $75

All-inclusive Package (Member) – includes event registration and materials, two nights lodging, meals, and entertainment
Single Occupancy = $499
Double Occupancy = $349

All-inclusive Package (Non-Member) – includes event registration and materials, two nights lodging, meals, and entertainment
Single Occupancy = $699
Double Occupancy = $549

Full Conference with No Lodging
Member = $350
Non-Member = $500

Daily Pricing
Wednesday Only = $150 Member / $200 Non-Member
Thursday Only = $200 Member / $250 Non-Member
Friday Only = $125 Member / $175 Non-Member
Lodging Single Night = $135

Guest (Significant Other) – includes two nights lodging with registered attendee, meals, and entertainment



Contact Susan Nyffenegger, 608.258.3400


September 27 @ 12:30 pm
September 29 @ 12:00 pm
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Bridgewood Resort
1000 Cameron Way, Neenah, WI 54956
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