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    Member Benefits



    Education and the sharing of ideas is essential to the development of any professional. MCCE is known for its excellent educational opportunities for chamber professionals and volunteers. In addition, conferences and regional meetings provide an avenue for professionals from throughout the state to network and share ideas, both formally and informally.

    Executive Assistance

    Probably one of the most valuable of MCCE benefits is the support of our executives. Whether it's providing ideas on a specific program or career counseling, MCCE executives are willing to share their experience and suggestions on any topic related to chamber management.

    Resource Library

    A variety of information compiled within the MCCE office to provide guidance and reference for numerous topics that pertain to the success and prosperity of local chambers. The extensive files, most available on-line, include information on everything from board member job descriptions and evaluators to volunteer recognition ideas and awards. Please take advantage of this great resource.


    Annual Meeting:

    Held in either January or February of each year, the MCCE Annual Meeting is packed with top notch speakers and emerging topics that affect chambers of commerce.


    Washington D.C. Trip:

    Annually, more than 60 Minnesota business leaders and 15 or 20 local chambers travel to D.C. to meet with congressional leaders about important federal business issues.


    Summer Refresh:

    Always the first Thursday in June, Mini Institute is held in St. Cloud. This full day seminar is designed specifically for staff members of a local chamber of commerce. The conference brings a diverse and talented crowd from all across the state.


    Fall Conference:

    Held each September in a greater Minnesota community, Fall Conference provides MCCE members the opportunity to share ideas and network in a relaxed atmosphere. The majority of the programs at this two and a half day conference are developed and led by our fellow members.



    Recognition Programs:

    MCCE is committed to recognizing best practices and quality programs. Recognition programs have included quality awards for newsletters, directories and web sites.

    New Executive Support:

    Through our mentoring program as well as MCCE's annual New Executive Orientation session, strong career support is provided to new executives.

    Executive Leadership Training

    This program is designed for emerging leaders in the chamber of commerce profession in Minnesota committed to advancing their professional and leadership capabilities.  The goal of this program is to continue to develop and mentor talented chamber leaders across Minnesota.


    MCCE Membership Directory and Resource Guide:

    An annual book put out by MCCE with contact information for all local chambers in Minnesota. It also includes the MCCE directors and officers, business plan and resource guide.


    MCCE How to Hire Guide:

    A guide to help select and hire chamber executives. This guide was developed to provide guidelines and procedures to hire the best qualified candidate to administer the affairs at the local chamber.


    MCCE Executive Handbook:

    A handbook for local chamber executives designed to provide new executives with an outline of the basic elements of chamber operations. Each of the 10 chapters was written by talented and seasoned chamber professionals.


    2018 Seven State Compensation, Income and Benefits Survey of Local Chambers:

    A summary of data gathered by state chambers in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. It contains information about salaries and benefits of chamber of commerce staff and it will be available in May of 2018.  If you would like data from the 2016 survey, contact Jennifer Byers at jbyers@mnchamber.com.

         MACE Operations Survey:

    Much like in any industry, it is crucial for successful chambers of commerce to benchmark themselves against their peers in the industry and take advantage of best practices. It is with this goal in mind that the Mid-America Chamber Executives has developed this tool with participation from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin.  Contact Jennifer Byers at jbyers@mnchamber.com for the most recent copy.