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Becoming An Engaged Chamber

Annette Medlin, IOM

MACCE April Meeting:
Becoming an Engaging Chamber

Friday, April 26, 2019
Columbia, Maryland

Guest Speaker: Annette Medlin, IOM

President, Greater Augusta Regional (VA) Chamber of Commerce

Just getting new members to the table is only one small part of the full life cycle of a member. What does it take to actively engage them and keep them coming back for more? In this session, we will take a deep dive into active engagement from recruitment all the way through the life of a member.

Bring your membership development staff, membership committee members, ambassadors, and anyone else who wants to learn more about better engaging Chamber members.

Annette Medlin, IOM

Currently serving her third Chamber, Annette has been in nonprofit management for over 20 years beginning in the fine arts industry and for the last 15 in the Chamber of Commerce space.  She is a graduate of the US Chamber Institute for Organization Management program earning the distinction IOM (2009), followed by roles as class advisor, Board of Regents and currently as faculty.

As a chamber consultant, Annette has worked with chambers all over the U.S., Canada, and South Asia facilitating membership campaigns and training and coaching staff, volunteers and boards of directors. She has a quick eye for assessing the organization, its challenges and obstacles and identifying solutions for new efficiencies and success. When meeting with diverse organization constituencies, from board leadership and community leaders to event volunteers and staff, she is able to fluidly adapt to the audience and to deliver an organization message appropriate to the situation.

Annette has been a speaker and workshop facilitator for State Chamber Associations in Iowa, Georgia, Pennsylvania, the Carolinas, Maryland, Virginia, Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE), and various local Chambers of Commerce, Associations, Non-Profits, Universities and individuals across the US & Canada. She is currently President/CEO of the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce in the central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. 

Conference Site:

Conference/Training Room
7110 Samuel Morse Drive, Suite 130
Columbia, MD 21054

Hotel Accommodations:

Hampton Inn & Suites - Columbia South
7045 Minstrel Way
Columbia, MD 21045

$119 King/$129 Double per night

Book your group rate for MACCE

Room Block Expires April 19, 2019

Dinner Thursday:

Cured 18/21
10980 Grantchester Way, #110
Columbia, MD 21044

MACCE Members/Volunteers/Staff: $85/person

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Non-Member Chambers: $95person

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Questions? Contact MACCE Administrator Claire Louder at, or call 410-271-8503.


Friday, April 26, 2019, 8:30 AM until 2:00 PM
Conference/Training Room
7110 Samuel Morse Drive, Suite 130
Columbia, MD  21045
Claire Louder
CEO/Membership Professional Development
Registration is required
Payment In Advance Only
No Fee