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WCCE Annual Conference & Retreat

The WCCE Annual Conference & Retreat provides an opportunity for local chamber executives from across Wisconsin to learn how to be a more effective community leader by developing professional skills and, ultimately, growing the local chamber. The event includes keynotes, breakout sessions, and time with colleagues that educate you on best practices, provide solutions to challenges, and prepare you for emerging trends.

Date

Sep 27 - 29, 2022

Time

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Conference Sponsor:

Event Agenda

2022 Program

Program subject to change

Session Sponsored By

Pre-Conference

Tuesday, September 27

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Boot Camp for New(er) Chamber Executives (includes lunch)

Conference

12:00 PM

Conference Registration

12:30PM

Welcome and Introductions

Dave Eckmann

Dave Eckmann

President & CEO, Greater Wausau Chamber and WCCE Chairman

12:45 PM

Best Practice Sharing: 60 Ideas in 60 Minutes

2:00PM

Opening Keynote: Leading with Vision

“Unlocking a Purposefully Created Culture – The Keys to Organizational Excellence”

James Songster

Better Leadership Skills

4:00pm

Closing

5:00pm

Reception and Dinner at the Pablo Center at the Confluence

6:00pm

Leading by Planning: Pablo Center & Altoona Projects

Scott Rogers

Scott Rogers

Vice President Governmental Affairs, Eau Claire Area Chamber

Conference

Wednesday, September 28

7:00AM

Breakfast

8:00am

Welcome and Introductions

Dave Eckmann

Dave Eckmann

President & CEO, Greater Wausau Chamber and WCCE Chairman

8:15am

Leading by Example

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Steve Loehr

Vice President, Kwik Trip

9:15am

Leading from Lessons Learned

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10:15am

Leading with Creativity: Programming & Events

Stephanie Klett

Stephanie Klett

President & CEO, VISIT Lake Geneva

11:15am

Leading from Chamber "War Story" Experiences

Kurt Bauer

Kurt R. Bauer (Moderator)

President & CEO, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce

John Beckord

Retired President & CEO, Forward Janesville

John Casper

President & CEO, Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce

Judy Knutson

Retired President & CEO, Oregon Chamber of Commerce

12:00pm

Lunch

12:45Pm

Fireside Chat: Leading as Catalysts & Conveners

Kurt Bauer

Kurt Bauer (Host)

President & CEO, WMC

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Dave Minor

President & CEO, Eau Claire Area Chamber

1:15pm

Facilitated Discussion / Takeaways from the Morning

James Songster

Better Leadership Skills

2:30pm

Group Activity

5:30pm

Drinks and Dinner Downtown Eau Claire

Conference

Thursday, Septemeber 29

7:00am

Breakfast

8:00am

Welcome and Introductions

Dave Eckmann

Dave Eckmann

President & CEO, Greater Wausau Chamber and WCCE Chairman

8:15AM

Leading Wisconsin

Governor Tony Evers

Governor Tony Evers

(Invited)

8:45AM

Leading with Advocacy & Public Policy

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Chamber Executives Panel

9:30AM

Leading Tomorrow: Wisconsin 2035 with Facilitated Discussion

Wade Goodsell

Wade Goodsell

COO, WMC and Executive Director, WMC Foundation

10:30AM

Leading for Success

James Songster

Better Leadership Skills

11:30AM

Conference Takeaways & Key Points

Dave Eckmann

Dave Eckmann

President & CEO Wausau Chamber and WCEE Chairman

11:45AM

Adjourn

Pricing

PRE-CONFERENCE: Chamber Boot Camp Member: $50

Non-Member: $75

Conference Individual (early bird Aug 31) Member: $350

Non-Member: $450

Additional Member from Same Chamber = $275

Guest (Significant Other) = $250

Exhibitor: Package 1 (one person) = $800

Exhibitor: Package 2 (two person) = $1200

Exhibitor: Package 3 (three or more) $1500

Lodging blocks are available at the following hotel:

Room Block: An overnight room block is available at The Lismore Hotel for this event. The room rate is $129 per night. Please reference “Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Executives” when you call (715) 835-8888 or www.thelismore.com to make your reservation to receive the special rate. The cutoff date is August 28th.

The Lismore Hotel Eau Claire

Phone: 715.835.8888
Booking deadline for discounted rate: 8.28.22
Group Name: Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Executives

Room Rate: $129

Conference Cancellation & Substitution Policy:

Cancellations must be submitted in writing 7 business days prior to the event date for a full refund. Cancellation received less than 7 business days of the event date will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received with less than a 24-hour notice will forfeit refund. No refunds will be made on uncancelled registrations or no-shows. Substitutions are accepted at any time. We reserve the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment, or other circumstances which would make the event nonviable. If we cancel an event, registrants will be given a full refund. Please contact us if you have any questions about the event at 608-258-3400.

Sponsors

Please contact Wade Goodsell or Susan Nyffenegger for more information on sponsorships available and how you can help support this event, (608) 258-3400.

 

Conference Sponsor

Susan Nyffenegger

For Questions

Please contact Susan Nyffenegger with questions or input, (608) 258-3400.