2020 PACP Annual Conference – Join Us for Virtual Learning!

Since we had to make the difficult decision to cancel our in-person conference in Johnstown this year, we are excited to announce that we will be hosting a virtual offering for our members.  We are separating the event by Professional Development Sessions and Chamber Day Sessions.  Below are the dates and topics for each day:


Thursday, October 15, 2020 – PACP Chamber Professional Development Sessions

1:00 – 2:15pm – Retention, Recruitment, Renewals, and Recovery – Anissa Starnes, Swingbridge Consulting
Description:  We are in uncharted waters right now; membership organizations have never been faced with a challenge that potentially affects 100% of your members. What does that mean for your chamber, and your members — the true backbone of your organization? Being innovative, empathetic, and creative can help you maintain and grow your membership in a time of need. Hear real-life examples and practical takeaways you can take back and implement right away.  This session will include:  examples of how to engage members during this time while their own business is likely suffering; samples of effective messaging on your recruitment and retention communications; and, best practices on using this crisis as an opportunity to retain and yes, even recruit new memberships.

2:15 – 2:30pm – BREAK / Sponsor Remarks

2:30 – 3:30pm –Chamber Programming Reality Check – Jason Ebey, YGM Total Resource Campaigns
Description:  In a matter of a few days, the Chamber model of in-person networking events went out the window. Learn how chambers have excelled during this time and are making money on new endeavors for their chamber.

3:30 – 3:45pm – BREAK / Sponsor Remarks

3:45 – 4:45pm – Chamber Leaders as Change Leaders – Anissa Starnes, Swingbridge Consulting
Description:  Experiencing and leading change is challenging, and 2020 has certainly brought our industry a lot of change. Change management is no longer a term that denotes only operational improvements, cost efficiencies and process reengineering.   Change management has become a much bigger, more interwoven part of the overall organization fabric – an embedded leadership requirement that plays into everything that we do, every day, and how we go about getting things done, regardless of hierarchy or position. Every chamber leader must become a change leader to successfully lead. Together, we will learn how to do that.


Friday, October 16, 2020 – PACP Chamber Day Sessions

8:30 – 9:30amElection Season Update – Novak & Rooney
Description:  Point/Counter-point with Gene Barr moderating

9:30 – 9:45am – BREAK / Sponsor Remarks

9:45 – 10:45amState Budget Discussion and Legislative Overview– Speakers TBA
Description:  Hear updates from our legislative leadership.

10:45 – 11:00am – BREAK / Sponsor Remarks

11:00am – Noon – PA Chamber & US Chamber Updates – Gene Barr and Kevin Courtois
Description:  Hear more about the legislative issues our colleagues from the PA Chamber and US Chamber are working on.

Registration Options

$45 – Member Price PER DAY / PER PERSON

$80 – Member Price BOTH DAYS / PER PERSON

$100 – Member Price BOTH DAYS / PER CHAMBER*
*for multiple people to participate at the same chamber / location

$160 – Non-Member Price BOTH DAYS

No refunds will be issued after purchase as recordings will be provided to those who register.

Register Now