The Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce staff, Jared Arnett, President/CEO, Jim Workman, VP-Operations, Jondra Branham, Accounting Manager, and Lisa Trivette, Communications Manager, participated in a two-day professional training with the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives (KCCE) on September 19 and 20.
The KCCE is the society of chamber of commerce professionals in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. As a not-for-profit division of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the primary goal of KCCE is to serve its membership by providing quality professional development, networking, resource exchange opportunities and grassroots advocacy. KCCE provides technical assistance, onsite consultation and training to local chambers on organizational and operational matters.
The training sessions consisted of various presentations from surrounding chamber executives on topics such as financials, retention/recruitment, event planning, and fundraising. The Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s President/CEO, Jared Arnett gave a short presentation on advocacy in the chamber. “In order to be a successful chamber, we must first gain understanding that as a chamber we are a team and we have to build relationships with other businesses. Our members come first and we should try to find as many ways to help and encourage them as possible,” said Arnett,President/CEO.