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        Relevance     +     Retention     +     Revenue
Conference & Workshop Schedule
- Cities & Dates
- Agenda, Benefits & Takeaways
- Be a Host Chamber
- What They Have Said
- The Presenter
  1. Cities & Dates
Heads Up!!
      February/March, 2018

      We are planning a U.S. Workshop Tour for February/March.
      If you would like us to come to your city, just let us know . . . (805) 201-2881 or Email.
  2. Workshop Agenda, Benefits & Takeaways
Morning:   9 AM - Noon   (Unless Specified Otherwise)
Growing the 21st Century Chamber of Commerce
You will learn ...
    - how to implement our proven 4-Part Growth Strategy for your Chamber
    - strategies to double your Membership
    - strategies to triple your Revenue
    - how to improve your Chamber's Relevance in the community
    - how to exceed Member Expectations.
        -- PLUS --
    - We will cover the Four Critical Things a Chamber MUST DO!!
Suggested Attendees
    - Chamber Leadership (CEO, Chair, Chair-Elect)
    - Membership Sales/Development Staff
    - Member Services Staff.
   > >  Registration = $98.00 ($135 after registration deadline)
  3. Be a Host Chamber - Save Money!    - Hosting Guidelines
When we go "on the road" we are usually hosted by a Chamber of Commerce.   It's comfortable and creates an ideal environment for learning and sharing fresh ideas and strategies as well as networking with the other Chamber attendees.

So . . . if fresh ideas on improving relevance, retention and revenue are appealing to you and your team, please consider adding your city to our schedule.

It's worth THREE FREE Registrations!

Just let us know.   Call (805) 201-2881 or Email your request.
  4. Here's What Attendees Have Said
Feedback from 2017 NCCE Annual Conference (All-day program)
"I wanted to thank you for coming to Broken Bow and speaking to the Nebraska Chamber Commerce Executives (NCCE) for their fall conference. I was in charge of looking for the speaker this year, and I am glad I found you! I feel you gave the group all the information your promotional material said you would. Worth every penny!!"
Feedback from ... "Growing the 21st Century Chamber" workshops
“This was an excellent workshop. I got a lot out of it. We're very excited.”

“It met my expectations. All attendees were pleased. They received great value!”

“A very well-put-together event.”

“Great to have the interaction with other chambers. This was a great context for that interaction. It really got me thinking outside the box and opened up some great conversation about how we can do things better.”

“Loved the class.”

“Mike was right on. We need to communicate much better. We do all these great things for our members and the community but we don't tell them! Very stimulating."
“We got some very valuable information and plenty of ideas we can use now.”

“This was very worthwhile. We got a ton of actionable type of information for building membership.”

“Every CEO and Chairperson should go to this.”

“It was helpful for us in putting a game plan together to readjust. We were very impressed and very thankful.”

“I got some great ideas out of this. I have already implemented a couple of things and will implement a lot more. This was good because I was getting lazy!”

“Really useful information.”
Previous Comments & Feedback
“This model gave me new ways to look at what the Chamber is doing and ways to improve.”

“Great ideas.   Rewire the thinking!”

“If sales and retention don't improve after his workshops, then you weren't there.”

“I thought the data and material were great.”

“Your workshop/seminar was very informative and I am so glad that I attended.   I would love to have you be the guest speaker at our mid-year conference.”

“Delightful speaker & person.   All info was lively and useful to me.   Thank you.”

“Definitely thought-provoking.”

“His Scottish humor and blunt style are refreshing and inspiring.”

“Our Board and Executive Director are finally working together.   Thank you.”

“Mike really got me thinking.”
“I am anxious to put into practice some of the ideas on retention and recruitment.   I really want more commitment from the membership and the board.”

“Enjoyed it all.   Very thorough w/o being boring.”

“Really great information that I'm excited to use.”

“Great summary handouts.

“I learned more from Mike in two hours than I did at a three day conference.”

“Lots of great ideas.”

“He helped us cut through the old bull**** and get on track for the future.”

“He's quite remarkable. They told him he couldn't do it.   What did they know!!

“In only one year, Mike helped take us from a $50,000 deficit to a $50,000 surplus!”
  5. Michael Flint (The Presenter)

Michael Flint, Founder
Chamber Strategies

Flint grew up in Glasgow, Scotland.   After graduating from St. Andrews University he headed west via Toronto, Canada; Grand Rapids, MI; and Santa Barbara, CA.

His early career included ... soft drinks, accounting systems, business forms, minicomputers, and electronic typesetting.   However, a couple of years after arriving in Grand Rapids, he stepped off the corporate ladder opting for the challenges and creativity of entrepreneurship and consulting in ... word processing, staffing, computer supplies, retail computers, sales management training, equipment leasing, publishing, major event management, online city guides, and membership marketing software.

On many nonprofit boards, Mike has been responsible for significant fund-raising and event successes of those organizations.   He helped design, introduce and facilitate the “CEO Roundtable” program – which became a model for many other chambers – for the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce.   Since 2010, Chamber Strategies has developed resources, technology, strategies and trainings specifically for Chambers of Commerce.

Mike consults with Chamber leadership teams throughout North America and the United Kingdom.
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