2020 Fall Conference

September 24, 2020 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


If you would like to attend virtually, please email Allie Hancock at ahancock@mnchamber.com


Based on your feedback, MCCE is excited to announce Fall Conference will go on! (but with a few minor adjustments).  Condensed to one-day with an optional overnight at Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria, the program will feature nationally recognized Chamber-expert Kyle Sexton, ChamberThink Strategies.

Do you have chamber staff who have never been through an economic downturn?  Are you engaging your members remotely for the first time?  Are you frustrated by the hamster wheel your chamber has been on for years?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, 2020 just could be your year of growth.  Sexton will spend much of the day addressing these and many other issues facing chamber organizations.  More than ever, the Chamber industry needs to come together to manage through these challenging times.  Fall Conference will be a great place to connect and brainstorm with industry peers.

Click here to view last year’s Fall Conference Agenda. Check back for more details on the full 2020 agenda.

For those of you who do want to stay the night on the 24th, we will have dinner together at the restaurant on-site where participants will go dutch.



8:30 a.m.: Registration Open

9:00 a.m.: Welcome and Introductions – Angie Whitcomb, 2020 Board Chair, MCCE; President and CEO, Shakopee Chamber & Visitors Bureau

9:30 a.m.: Kyle Sexton, Owner and Founder, ChamberThink Strategies

12:00 p.m.: Working Lunch – Sexton continued

1:30 p.m.: Break

1:45 p.m.: COVID-19 Update – Doug Loon, President, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

2:15 p.m.:Crisis Communications and Strategy in a Pandemic – Jen Hellman, COO/Principal, Goff Public

3:30 p.m.: Paralyzed to Pivoting: Finding Opportunity and Confidence in Virtual Event Planning– Leticia Harnung, Co-Owner, Good Plan Jan

4:30 p.m.: Wrap-Up – Angie Whitcomb

4:45 p.m.: Adjourn and Check-In

5:30 p.m.: Reception (optional)

6:30 p.m.: Dutch-Treat Dinner (optional)


Rooms are available for $99 for both the night of September 23 and 24. Reservations must be made by August 24, 2020 in order to receive this rate. Individuals should contact the Hotel by calling 866-386-5263 or the hotel directly at 320-762-1124. They should request a reservation for the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce/MCCE.



$95 if you register before September 18

$125 if you register after September 18


$125 if you register before September 18

$155 if you register after September 18


$95 Member

$125 Nonmember


Three scholarships will be awarded for this year’s Fall Conference. The first two will cover the registration fees for two individuals to attend the conference. The second will cover the registration fee for the conference as well as the cost for a hotel room for one night. Application deadline is August 31. Click here to apply.