VISALIA – Mike Cox, the membership and sales director at the Visalia Chamber of Commerce, was among the 28 chamber executives to graduate last Friday from Academy, a professional development program presented by the Western Association of Chamber Executives (W.A.C.E.).
Academy is an interactive 3-day (three year) training program on chamber management essentials designed for today’s chamber executives and staff professionals.
“We congratulate all of the graduates and their chambers for having the vision to invest in professional development,” said W.A.C.E. President Dave Kilby.
During the three-year Academy program, graduates participated in 18 three-hour classes and successfully completed additional independent study outside of the classroom.
In addition to professional development, the Visalia Chamber received recognition for the E-News online newsletter publication, and Glenn Morris the Chamber CEO received recognition for his five years of Chamber Service.
W.A.C.E is an association of chamber of commerce executives and staff professionals designed to promote and enhance professional development. With approximately 850 members from eighteen Western states and Canada, W.A.C.E. is the largest state or regional association of chamber of commerce executives in the United States.
The Visalia Chamber of Commerce serves as the “voice of business” and provides strategic leadership and engagement in building the future of business and the community through information, services, and advocacy to the employers of our community.