Wendesday, November 8
3:00 – 6:15 pm: MACE Board Meeting/Retreat
7:00 pm: MACE Board Dinner
Thursday, November 9
7:30 am: Registration/Breakfast
8:00 am: Opening & Welcome: Blake Fry, Chair Elect – MACE, President - Hudson Chamber of Commerce
8:15 am: Topic 1:
9:45 am: BREAK
10:00 am: Topic 2:
11:00 am: The Ninth Influence: Limitations of Government: Mick Fleming, President – ACCE
ACCE's Horizon Initiative explains eight influences that will shape champers of all sizes over the next decade. These initiatives help your chamber predict the influences that might shape chambers and their regions over the next decade.
After publishing the original eight influences, ACCE added the ninth influence - the Limitations of Government. Fleming discusses the strong connection between policy work, bold positions and sustainable revenue. He examines the impacts of political fragmentation, as well as the growing limitations of governments to solve problems. Hone your voice as a community and business advocate.
Mick will dissect the Ninth Influence. You will leave with a path for your organizations role in the future of government and solutions on how you can lead the way.
12:00 Noon: Lunch
1:00 pm: Political Bootcamp
2:30 pm: BREAK
2:45 pm: Pick your Involvement – Based on how involved your chamber has been or wants to be in the political process, there is a topic for you. Pick the session you need to attend based on your chambers advocacy goals and experience to make sure you get the most out of the session.
Advocacy 101: Learn the first steps you need to implement for your chamber to get involved in the advocacy arena and how this can affect your community in the future.
Advocacy Masters Degree: Designed for chambers that have been involved in the political arena before. Here you will learn the newest information for influencing action.
4:30 pm: Adjourn
5:00 – 6:30: Reception
7:00 – 9:00: Dinner:
Friday, November 10
7:00 am: Breakfast
8:30 am: Topic 6:
9:30 am: BREAK
9:45 am: Advocacy Idea Exchange:
11:30 am: Closing Comments: Scott Meske, Chair – MACE, President – Bismarck Mandan Chamber of Commerce
12:00 Noon: Adjourn