Register for the Chamber Convention here!


MACP Chamber Convention Objectives:

  • Celebrate chambers of commerce with both our professionals and volunteer leaders
  • Introduce ambassadors and volunteer leaders to a large statewide audience for networking
  • Share best practices, creative ideas and high value programs to build and grow chambers of commerce in Michigan
  • Maximize community exposure for Michigan Communities and provide the opportunity for a large scale event with attendees from across the state

Register for the Annual Chamber Convention, taking place at the East Lansing Marriott:
300 M. A. C. Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823 | October 23-25, 2019

Reserve your hotel room at the East Lansing Marriott today! Room rate INCLUDES city parking and wi-fi for the duration of your stay.


Convention Agenda

Wednesday, October 23

10:00 a.m. Board of Directors Meeting

2:00 p.m. Staff & CEO Track with Shari Pash: Relevant Value Proposition

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Staff & CEO Roundtable Rapid Fire Discussions

               2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Vendor & attendee reception in the beautiful Terrace Space

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Walkable Economic Development Tour in East Lansing for Ambassadors (advance registration required; cost included in Convention fees)

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception with East Lansing Mayor Meadows & Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Tim Daman

6:30 p.m. – Dinner in East Lansing (restaurant sign-up survey coming soon!)

Thursday, October 24

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast & General Session

9:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions to Include the following:

What’s Legal?
Cyber Security: How to Keep Your Information Safe
Volunteer Management
Affordable Housing in Your Community
Marketing and the New Techniques
Communicating Your Chambers Value

12:15 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CEO Session at Accident Fund (advanced registration required; cost included in Convention fees.  CEOs only)

1:45 – 2:00 p.m. CEO’s arrive at Accident Fund
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Special Guest Speaker Mike Maurer, Divisional Director, Business Development will address Michigan economics  
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. CEO Roundtable
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Tour of the Accident Fund Building

1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Staff & Ambassador Tours to Downtown Lansing including presentations at each location. Optional locations also arranged.

5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Annual Dinner & Awards Presentation at Old Town Marquee

Friday, October 25

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast and Annual Meeting

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Keynote Address: Patti Pope, CEO, Consumers Energy

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Slide Improvisation & Session Wrap-up

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 2020 Presentation and Silent Auction Winners

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Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Citslinc
  • Town Square Media
  • NovoPrint
  • Harbor House Publishers
  • National Chamber Program
  • Accident Fund Insurance Group
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